Sunday, February 20, 2011

New Goodies


I have been making the most of my 4 day weekend. I finished a couple of paintings this morning and created some ideas for earrings I have had in mind for a while now. I am also happy to say that I completed the filings for all of our taxes and the taxes for two of my kids! Yippee! I hope to tackle the FAFSA forms for all three of my college students tomorrow. If you have kids in college, you know all about these forms.

My first painting is "Mother Love". I wanted to show you how nice it looks framed up. I used lots of thick buttery acrylic paints in rich colors. This would make a nice gift for Mother's Day.
















The second painted is more light-hearted. This girl is frantically trying to get the sheep in the barn before the big storm hits. I actually dreamed about sheep being in my yard several nights in a row! I thought maybe if I painted some, I would dream about something else, ha ha--it worked!

I plan to make some more of these cute little felted wool ball earrings. I really like how they turned out. What fun to wear with your favorite sweater. I will be listing the paintings on Ebay this week and the earrings are in my Etsy shop. The links are at the top of my page.

7 comments:

Joanne said...

The first work is stunning. Blessings, Joanne

Theanne and Baron said...

Both paintings are beautiful...so if I paint something I dream about I'll stop dreaming about it, I better start painting houses then because there are some I dream about all the time...*smile*. The earrings are very unique...maybe next winter!

MyBlueHeaven said...

As soon as I saw the sheep I knew it was your dream. I really like the paintings and the earrings. Hmmmm.

Micki Wilde said...

I love the painting with the sheep cris, I used to work on a farm and the sheep were very silly, they made me laugh a lot, this painting reminds me of them ;)

MIcki x

Amalia K said...

Hi Cris. I love your new goodies, each one looks so special. :)

Thank you for the warm thoughts you left me. You are so kind. oxx

SaraLynn said...

What beautiful pieces! I love the colors you've chosen for both, and I think those sheep are absolutely adorable!

claire barone art said...

wow they all look amazing! you've been so busy xx