I have so many blessings to count this Thanksgiving season. Three of them are pictured here (Tara 22, Jordan 18, Laura 21)! My family is happy and healthy, we have a roof over our heads and food to eat. That is all that really matters, isn't it?
I hope you all have many blessings to count right now. Remember, with the holiday season upon us--Don't sweat the small stuff! It's all about enjoying your families and traditions, they don't have to be perfect! The traditions OR the families!! Here is a picture of my silly sister Jennifer (hot tamale art studio) on Thanksgiving. She was trying to demonstrate Santa Lucia for us and hot wax was dripping in her hair! I have three sisters and we all have so many laughs together~
I have 2 new paintings to show you. They are both 8"X10" flat canvas panels that look wonderful framed! I used heavy body acrylics for lots of texture. They are on Ebay now, come check them out! Well, the kids got all the decorations down from the closet now, time to go!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and happy shopping!
I only made 6 of these, so get them while I have them. They are only $5 a piece and make quick little gifts to have on hand or add to a package. I just listed them in my Etsy shop. The link is at the top of this page or to the right!
"Spoiled Rotten" is a very spoiled kitty all snug and cozy by a warm fire.
"The Little Match Girl" was one of my favorite Christmas stories as a child. I always felt so bad for her and appreciated my nice warm bed afterward. Gosh, I didn't realize the contrast in the two paintings I did this week!
Both of these will be listed on Ebay sometime this week.
I finally got around to painting a new canvas. It is a little larger than I usually do--11"x14"x.75" stretched, but I needed the size to do a snowy landscape! I used some quality, heavy bodied acrylics for this one and I love the results.
You can just feel the bite in the wind as these kids bring home the Christmas tree. The shadows are getting long as they journey toward the warmth of home! It doesn't show up on the photograph, but I added some subtle sparkling in the highlighted snowy areas for extra "frostiness". I think I may list this one tonight, since I haven't had any paintings up in a couple of days.
Please check out my Etsy shop, I have lots of inexpensive treasures there for holiday shopping!
I have been busy listing many new pendants in my Etsy shop. I am really happy with how they turned out! The domed glass is crystal clear and magnifies the mini print underneath. I added little beads to match each pendant. They are nicely priced for your holiday gifting! You may even want to keep one for yourself! Only $8.50 or 2 for $15! Come check them out~~I just finished listing them all!!
I have been hard at work getting lots of "pretties" together to have in my Etsy shop for your holiday shopping! I have several little glass dome pendants made. The dome shaped glass kind of magnifies the artwork! I hope to get these put on cords along with some dangly charms this weekend. Then I plan to get back to some paintings--I miss painting! I completed all of my soldered glass ornaments. They turned out really cute and they even have tiny little charms on them that say "Made with Love". They are pretty labor intense, so I guess you could say they are a labor of love! I am starting to list them in my shop tonight. I will have 12 of these, so get them while you can. I doubt I will have time to make any more this year--they are pretty time consuming. Have a great weekend!
This is an example of my latest ornaments. I used mini prints of my original work along with authentic vintage Christmas sheet music (and other snippets) sandwiched between two pieces of glass and soldered together. These ornies have two sides and are embellished with glass beads and ribbon for a "one of a kind" treasure give as a gift or keep for yourself! I just listed the first one on Etsy and will be listing more as I finish them and have time to photograph and list them. I think I will have 12 in all--and when they're gone--they're gone! Have a great week, everyone!
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.