Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Kitchen Problem

I love this kitchen from Architectural Digest.....


Especially now that it is winter.  That is a really cozy kitchen. 

This would be the problem that I would have with that kitchen, though...


I would spend all of my time feeling "cozy" rather than working to make meals!

Have a great day!


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Monday, December 8, 2014

An Art Filled Weekend

I spent my weekend creating art (which you surely noticed if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook!)

I had a few custom orders to complete. Here is a large one, 36"x36"....


I would like to keep that one for myself!

A second custom order was this one....


Here is the story behind that piece:  A thoughtful husband contacted me via Etsy email after reviewing his wife's Pinterest board. (My own husband would say "What's a pinterest board?") Anyway, this husband of some lucky gal who has a Pinterest board found this pin of a painting I sold a couple of years ago on his wife's Pinterest board....


He asked me to recreate the painting since the first one sold (long ago). Now, that's a thoughtful husband, don't you think? With no ill will toward my own hubby, let's just say, I am thankful for my daughters who tend to help MY husband out on the gift thing! Pinterest is not something he would ever try to navigate. ;) 

Customer order number 3:  I needed to finish up a few ornaments that were ordered by a neighbor...


However, I ended up taking lots of them to Madison Markets to sell, instead. This weekend was the Tour of Homes in our little town and I had telephone call telling me that my art was selling out up there, so I had to replinish!

My last creation of the weekend was just for fun, without the pressure of a special order...



I've created similiar ones, before. The magnolias and "Jesus Loves Me" combined is one of my favorites! That one is in my Etsy shop.

Have a great week!

wow us wednesdays



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Friday, December 5, 2014

How Much is that Doggie in the Window

Here is my front door this year...


There may or may not be a yellow lab looking out the window at you.

I ordered this 1.5" black and white grosgrain ribbon on ebay and it arrived quite quickly....




My black and white decision came from these pretty pictures.....


Not sure of source, but I think is Nell Hill's or Midwest Living



I get a little bit more done, each day!

(Those of you who follow me on Instagram have already seen a few of these photos!)



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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas - A Little Bit at a Time

I'm slowly getting Christmas up.  I really need to take a few hours and tackle it all at once. But, where will I find a few hours - with energy? 

Here are a few corners of my home, this week....



You may recognize these photos from my Instagram feed!






Now, if I can just step around the Christmas boxes and ribbon that have exploded all over the dining room and den, I'll finish up! 

What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store
What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!” ― Dr. Seuss



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Monday, November 24, 2014

Another Round...

Decided I wanted to paint the yellow roses, again....



I love how they turned out.


And I am creating summer and winter at the same time, because that is just how I am....



Have a great Thanksgiving!





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Thursday, November 20, 2014

And More New Art.....

I stole a few minutes (hours) to paint over the last week...



 Of course, I had to paint the backs, too....





Many more are "close" to being complete. 

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw my inspiration links for the floral bouquets.....




I wasn't trying to duplicate the photo. I was simply trying to use the original photos for inspiration. (The original photos are linked on my Pinterest Board Inspiration for My Art.)




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Monday, November 10, 2014

New Art from the Weekend

I had a productive weekend. How about you?
Mini 6"x6" paintings....




And some larger Christmas pieces on rustic wood...


Please note that the wood is reclaimed and is not professionally framed - just kinda casual, whimsical art!





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