Sunday, January 25, 2009

Catch-up collection

I have some catching up to do...

First off, remember back when I made my first ribbon rehearsal dinner bouquet for Nancy's wedding last April? Well, Carol got to reap the benefits from my experience. She plopped a HUGE bag of bows on my bed so I had plenty to work with... Here is the result. Her boquet...and one for each 7 bridesmaids.

ALSO, this is my first try at video posting. Pictures didn't work out so well. My upstairs is looking fabulous. My sweet parents made a quick trip to deliver a beside table/chest that Santa brought me for Christmas. I also recruited their help in hanging a million pictures I had yet to hang. You will see some newer additions in my art room!

Last but not least I am working on a fun fruit painting. I have the background but keep changing my mind on the fruit. Do I have a reason to paint this? Nope. I just have fruit withdrawls now and then. A fruit painting is so forgiving.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fine Art America

This is one of those sites where I sit back and think "why didn't I think of that?!" A friend sent me over to this link earlier in the week. I wanted to work more on my profile/site before I posted the link on my blog. But I don't think that will happen for awhile so here you go:

This site is pure brilliance and free. This is a gem to all the artists like me out there. It ultimately connects artists and provides an easy way to display and sell artwork. I found myself lost in other's art. Too much fun! Maybe I can sell some things. I am starting to get attached!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

baby paintings!

Well, it has finally happened. My friends have caught the baby bug. (Just keep good notes kids. And teach your kids to be good babysitters. :)) I am SO thrilled for the Clines and Dabals and can't wait to spoil these kiddos. Allison and Michael have given me a taste of how fun it can be. I am going to begin paintings for both of the nurseries soon.

First up, Baby GIRL Dabal. Jamie Dabal is due in May. Kathryn Cline is due a little later on and we will have to figure out the sex of the baby before I get to work on that painting. Both of the little ones will be here before I know it and I can't wait. I am rather excited about these paintings. It's a nice change from what I normally do.

Oh and if you want some entertainment go to I discovered this fun little site the other day.

Friday, January 2, 2009

poultry wire and projects

I can imagine I looked out of place carrying chicken wire out of Home Depot. But then again, they are probably used to my projects by now.

I discovered Michael's across the street from Hobby Lobby. Yes, it has been there for years. I probably passed it 1000 times (thanks Sarah). And they have some great canvases...on SALE. Sometimes I think I spend more money in art stores than a normal girl spends on shoes. (Ok, maybe not...)