I couldn't stay away from painting much longer. I got a new book for Christmas chock full of art to look at. I love painting my own versions of famous paintings. What if Vermeer's "Girl with the Pearl Earring" would have had a kitty to love. Maybe she wouldn't have started modeling for artists at such a young age and gotten herself in trouble. But then I guess she wouldn't have been given that exquisite pearl earring...
I was anxious to try the new watercolors I got with a gift card. This is my first attempt at it. It is a mini painting, 3"X3", mounted on cardboard and comes with a small wooden easel. I will be listing these on Ebay tonight. Come check them out. The links are always at the top of this page. Have a safe and happy New Year!
It seems like in my family everyone either creates art or creates music--well...I mean at least we try! At our family Christmas gathering we had a rolicking time with 4 guitars, a keyboard and a drum. We sang and danced the night away to Christmas carols! Of course there was a healthy dose of eating, drinking, and gift opening in between songs! This photo is a candid of my son, Jordan, playing guitar and my niece, Rosalie dancing her heart out. Rosalie is the daughter of Jennifer of Tamale Cat Art. It has been a glorious holiday season--I hope you all had a wonderful time with family and friends. After a trip to Micheal's with a gift card yesterday, I am inspired to get back to creating art. I hope to have something to show you soon~
This will probably be my last post until after the holidays!
This photo was taken about 1994 or 5 of my own three children. What I wouldn't have given for a digital camera back then to capture a photo for the annual Christmas card. They look really sweet on the photos, but believe me, it was a nightmare in between takes! I think little brother may have got hit with the rolling pin, and the dining room floor was covered with flour and candy sprinkles! ugh! I think I went through a whole 24 exposures to get this photo.
To everyone in blogland, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and a Happy New Year!
In case you were wondering, the photo below was taken in 1964.
I am taking a little break from painting to spend some time enjoying the holidays. I'd like to share this old photo of my sisters and I posing for a Christmas picture. I am in the middle, flanked by my sisters, Kerry and Susan. My mom made all of our dresses, as she did most of our clothes. Can you guess the year? Take note of the white brick and polished brass. The other furnishings were Danish modern. I will reveal the year in the next post.
I hope to get these in my Etsy shop soon. They are sweet little lockets that really open! I still have to put the diamond glaze over the images and string them on to black leather cords with the silver cherubs and leaves! I think I will list them at only $10--so check back if you need a fun little one of a kind gift!
This painting is on pressed fiber board. I used a doily painted gold for the halo, so it's kind of a mixed media. It has accents of metallic gold. I just listed it on Ebay with a starting bid of 1 PENNY! Check it out!
These will be sold separately, but this trio would make a fun little gift for your favorite cat lover. What is your cat's style? I will be listing these tonight--When the commercials air during in the World Series!!!! Go Cardinals!
My daughter Tara recently learned how to crochet and she has been making things for all of her loved ones. Her brother Jordan is proudly modeling his new hat. Well, it will be warm! She is the inspiration behind this latest painting, Crocheting Girl. I will be listing this on Ebay soon!
I have just listed two new paintings! The great thing is...they are already framed and ready for gifting! I happened upon some wonderful solid wood frames at a great price, so I am passing the savings on to you! Even though these are heavy frames, I am still including FREE SHIPPING. Look on Ebay now~
This painting is listed on Ebay now. It is a large 11"X14" stretched canvas. I love the old live oak trees with all the moss hanging from them. They look like the perfect place for a nap. I live too far north to enjoy these majestic trees, so I painted one!
Here is a new painting. It is a 6"X12"X.75" stretched canvas. There is lots of texture in the snow and the angel's wings are made from vintage sheet music pages. The sun has just set on this snowy night and the children are blessed to have a guardian angel watching over them. This painting is available on Ebay now.
Here is another mini canvas recently listed. It comes with a small plastic easel for immediate display.
In my Etsy shop I am almost finished listing 42 pair of handcrafted colorful felted wool ball earrings. There is a color to go with any sweater you have and at $6.50 a pair they make fabulous inexpensive, but thoughtful gifts!
The links to Ebay and Etsy are at the top of this page.
See anything you like? These 4"x4" one of a kind mini canvases make for fun little gifts! I will be listing these over the next few weeks on Ebay, but if you see something you want right away-just let me know...AND for a limited time these little canvases will come with a small easel for instant display!
Now you can join me on Facebook! I have a page there to keep you updated on my latest paintings~ Have a wonderful weekend!
Such a gloomy day here in the St. Louis area, but I like it! I have two paintings to show you. The first one, "Face to Face", shows a young man with a dilemma. Mom is at home with the stove ready--oh my!
The second painting is called, "A Little Birdie Told Me". This young lady is not sure she likes what she hears, but you know how rumors are! Both of these paintings will be available on Ebay soon. They were a little difficult to photograph because of all the texture and the gloss finish. Sometimes it causes a glare that I can't avoid. 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.