I just finished the first batch of ornaments for my Etsy shop. I will be listing them as I have time. They have nice canvas prints of my artwork, puffy glitter, and glass beads. These will make fun little ONE OF A KIND gifts!
7 have already sold-Hurry!
Coming next; soldered glass ornaments and needle felted critters!
I am busy working on lots of surprises for my Etsy shop. I hope to stock it up in the next few weeks with many one of a kind treasures for your holiday shopping. I still have my very inexpensive ($2) mini prints in the shop and a few original folk art paintings. I will be adding lots of ornaments, pendants, etc. featuring my artwork. Also, I have been creating some cute little needle felted animals while I watch TV (dangerous for the fingers). I'll let you know when I am ready to stock some new things. The link to my Etsy shop is at the top of this page or in the sidebar. Have a wonderful week!
Today was a beautiful day! My family went to Deutsch Country Days in a small town an hour outside of St. Louis. It is a working German farm where they demonstrate tons of early American crafts, woodworking, cooking, guns, etc. There were some beautiful things to see, as well as yummy German food. I ate way too much. Besides an authentic German lunch, we had fresh sugared kettle corn, chocolate dipped molasses puffs, anise springerles, and homemade root beer!
I love the golden glow of this time of year, the way the sun hits the fall foliage--casting a golden hue to everything. This painting, Fox in the Golden Woods, was inspired by how I see things during my favorite season. It will be on Ebay sometime this week. The link is at the top of my page.
This is my latest painting, Let's Eat Spaghetti. It is pretty self explanatory for the Thanksgiving holiday. I wanted to show it close up so you could the little tear on this sad child's face. After all, he or she raised it from a little chick! I will list this one on Ebay tonight.
I haven't painted a Little Red Riding Hood in quite awhile. When my daughters were little, I made little red wool capes with hoods like this. They loved them and looked so cute dashing through the woods in them! Luckily there are no wolves residing in our woods--only deer, foxes, raccoons, and bobcats! This Little Red will be up on Ebay sometime this week~
Does anyone ever see haystacks like this anymore? I live near several farms, but the hay or straw is bundled into large discs. I love to see a field of them on my way home from work and how the waning sunlight casts long shadows of them on the fields. The hues of autumn are my favorite by far! These little girls are resting with their kitties Under the Haystack. I will be posting this on Ebay soon.
Here is my latest painting, Moonlight Meow. There is so much texture in the paint and finish that it was hard to avoid the glare in the bottom left corner. This may be the last of my Halloween themed paintings. It will be up on Ebay later tonight. Have a great weekend!
I found some of old canvas panel paintings and painted over them with brown paint before creating some new art! The panels had holes drilled in the top so I strung them up with black polka dot ribbons so that they can be hung anywhere, just like a plaque, no frame is needed. The first one, My Lonely Spot, features a little girl (kind of a creepy girl) enjoying some Halloween props. The second one, Pulling the Turkeys, has a girl pulling a wagon full of confused turkeys. Will they end up on the table? The third one is on a stretched canvas and is called, After the Party, because sometimes it isn't worth going to a Halloween party when you consider the walk home! These will all be on Ebay soon! Have a wonderful weekend!
I am a self taught artist who has always enjoyed creating anything from a flower garden to the perfect meal. Now that my children, (ages 23, 26, and 27) are all grown up, I have more time to create! I also work 4 days a week during the school year with special needs preschoolers--which I dearly love! The children in my life inspire many of my paintings.