Thursday, January 29, 2009

Well, when I'm snowed in, I paint! Here are three new ones; A little mermaid on a deep sided canvas with a dreamy bee's wax finish all over, a very symmetrical tree that I cut out, painted, then glued on the canvas along with collaged paper birds and gave it a crackly antique finish, and a sweet little black girl with her sleepy friend on a 3"X3" mini. I will be posting them on Ebay soon. Check 'em out!

I finished my Federal taxes yesterday, now I will start on those FAFSA reports! Can you tell I'm procrastinating? I am also such a nice Momma that I am doing my daughter's taxes too. This afternoon I am determined to get to the post office! Have a glorious day~~

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


It finally stopped snowing here! It doesn't look like much, but it is actually about 6 inches. We are out of school again today. I keep checking out the window to make sure that Steve (husband) hasn't keeled over shoveling the walks. I suppose I will make the most of my day off by doing our taxes and filling out the FAFSA forms for my two college kids. If you have kids in college, you know what a pain these are! I would much rather be painting.

I did paint all day yesterday and have three almost finished to put up. One is a mini (3X3) of a cute little black girl, one is a crackly collage of birds in a tree, and one is a waxed deep stretched canvas of a sweet little mermaid. Well, back to work--ugh!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

I've Been Busy!

I have had a busy weekend, painting! It has been so relaxing. The girl in the window could be a Valentine decoration because of the doves and hearts. I love the deep 1.5" gallery wrapped sides.

The four little faces are on these cute little mini stretched canvases I found in an art supply shop downtown. They are 3"X 3"X 3/8". Perfect for a small easel. It was fun to experiment with their different expressions! I hope to post them on Ebay soon. Come check them out!

I hope everyone in blogland is doing well. It is cold and gloomy here, but I like it. Laura and I worked on art all day today, while Jordan napped, texted, napped, texted... (that's what 16 year old boys do best). Laura was doing her homework which consisted of doing charcoal drawings of her hand in different poses. I can't believe how good they turned out! She is very talented. Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I had this painting idea in my mind and couldn't rest til I got it on canvas. Thief of My Heart is on a deep sided canvas with decorative paper on all sides and lots of crackle and antiquing for texture! I hope to list it tonight along with 2 ACEO's. These are my first ACEO's. I found the tiny canvases over the weekend when Laura and I had to go to a special art store in the city for her supplies. What do people actually do with them? I am kind of curious about that. They are cute, but only 2.5"X3.5".

This week is going by fast since we were off of school on Monday. Too bad I have a dentist appointment on Friday though! Ugh! I am such a baby about that!

Monday, January 19, 2009

This is a little bit how I am feeling today since Tara headed back to school after being home for a month long winter break. I really like how this one turned out. I experimented with some different techniques this time, using charcoal first and then painting, then some more charcoal shading.

This painting is available on Ebay along with a couple of small 4"X4" canvases with ribbons strung through them. They would make perfect little Valentines.

Back to work tomorrow. Everyone have a great week!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

New Valentine Art

I hope everyone is having a nice weekend. Here are a couple of sweet little Valentine paintings I just finished. They look cute together, but I am selling them separately.

I had my parents over last night and I deep fried a bunch of crab rangoons and about a million chicken wings and I put the wings in bowls of several different sauces and we all tried to decide which ones we liked best. We washed it down with bottles of cold beer and it was a lot of fun! It was very unhealthy, but I got a deep fryer for Christmas and so I had to break it in. ha ha

Tara heads back to Mizzou tomorrow and I will sure miss having her around. We mixed up a bunch of soup mixes in individual portions for her today so she can have easy hot lunches this winter. I used recipes that use potato flakes, powdered milk, chicken granuals, spices and such. The potato soup is acually very good, and so easy to prepare--just mix with water and simmer.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Hi Friends! I just wanted to stop in and show you the new Valentine paintings I just listed on EBay! I can't talk long because Jordan is waiting on the computer to do a paper for school.

I am getting ready to make a turkey dinner with all the trimmings---yummy! I better get going! Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Blogger Award!

I recieved this Kreativ (creative) Blogger award all the way from beautiful Italy. It comes from my friend, Cinzia of Pistachios and Hazelnuts! Check out her blog, she always has lots of interesting photos. Oh, and be sure to use the Google translator near the top of the blog if you do not speak Italian!

I have been burning the midnight oil painting tonight. I have three new Valentines Day themed paintings that I hope to finish up and post tomorrow! Good Night!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Paintings

I have been experimenting with different types of paintings. I know they both have girls waving their arms in the air, lol, but one is all bright pastel colors with pearlized paint on the snow and a gloss finish. The other has more subtle hues with a crackly antique finish. I love using the deep sided canvases because the painting can continue around the sides! I have listed these both on Ebay. Which style do you like the best?

Well, Jordan and I go back to school tomorrow--Boo Hoo, No more laying around for us! Tara and Laura are still on winter break a little longer. Oh well, I feel like a hibernating bear who needs to shed some blubber! I think I gained about 5 lbs over the holidays! ugh! Have a good week everyone.

Friday, January 2, 2009

I finally got back to painting! These two are on chunky deep sided stretched canvases that can even sit on their own. This little girl took a moonlit walk in the woods and made friends with a young deer. The colors are muted and wintry and I covered the fronts and all four sides of each with bee's wax for a mellow textured look. I will be listing these soon on Ebay. I am still toying with looking into Etsy but haven't really researched it yet. Any suggestions?

I haven't taken down my Christmas decorations yet because I hate how sad and boring the house looks then! Sometimes it helps to have something new to display to "soften the blow". Like a floral arrangement or pretty throw for the couch, or even some new artwork! I guess I will wait until NEXT weekend to take down my decorations. ugh! Have a great weekend everyone!