Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Folk Art Snow Picture

I spent Christmas day painting this little picture...I should have waited to varnish it so that there would not be a glare from the flash of the camera. I am pleased with how it turned out. It is a gift for a friend who loves riding her snow mobile. 

I am pleased with how it turned out and I am looking forward to having more creative time this year :)
Have a great day!

p.s. I just realized as I was staring at this post that I missed painting Mr. Snowman's stick arms! Whoops! That is why I love having a picture to look at. I usually catch the details I missed. 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

This morning began with my teenage daughter waking me up saying "it's time to open
presents!". She is 15 but she had the enthusiasm of her 4 year old self. She sang "Baby its cold outside to her sister to wake her up. (Note: We were greeted with snow outside.)

(A picture of her dressed up for the Holiday at school.)

We opened our presents and had a delightful laughter filled gathering.
The gifts were nothing compared to those moments. Hearing
the children laugh and giggle at one another.

I am wishing you warm mittens and a happy heart!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Whale-ing along

Taking the photos of the painting helps me see things I can not see while painting...
This is really a small painting 6x 6 and I am using a liner brush to do most of the details.
Just wanted to share a little more progress before I dash out the door :)


Painting ways

I needed another gift... so, out came my paints and a 6 x 6 canvas. My friend loves the nautical
theme and I decided to paint a simple folksy nautical Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket kind of painting 

I have a lot more detail to put in the picture. I painted the sides to continue the theme of the picture. It is a wrap around "fat" canvas.
So in other words, the houses, land and sea are extended on the sides of the canvas.

Have a great week!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Hostess gift

I have a couple of days off and I need a hostess gift for a friend I will be visiting tomorrow.
I thought perhaps I could bake something, but she is an amazing cook/baker and she will be cooking for my friend and what to do???

I decided to whip up an apron using some lightweight denim I have an abundance of and I chose a printed fabric to make bias binding for the edges of the pockets.

Just thought I would pop in and share what I am up to....

Hope you have a happy weekend!

Monday, December 3, 2012


Stitching more words, ("my soul") on the velvet....

and celebrating the "baby", aka Blue's birthday...she is 14, but really she is a very very old soul! :)