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.
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.