So there really are some benefits to having a garage full of, not cars, but loud, messy, scary woodworking machinery. :)
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
This is my entry for Illustration Friday this week. The theme is MEMORIES. One of my earliest Halloween memories is when I went as a witch and the hat was so hot my head was sweaty the whole night. :)
Another fun pillow (my very first attempt at piece quilting--is that what you would call this? I don't know, but it was F U N!)
A Folk Art Lady Witch and a grumpy Frankenstein Jr. named Frankie (Update: Frankie has SOLD - thank you!)
Update: Monsters have SOLD - Thank you!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
I am planning a ShOp UpDatE for Friday, August 29th. I will be adding a bunch of fun Halloween stuff to my ETSY shop--artsy (paintings) and crafty (signs, etc.)!
Friday, August 22, 2008
This is the painting of mine that she based her painting on:
Flower #11, 2005, 24" x 12", Acrylics (SOLD)
Just finished these two signs today. I think I may keep these for myself--there's a novel idea. Each are on 5.5" x 4.5" x 1.5" wood blocks. I found these papers on the clearance rack at my craft store. Aren't they delicious? I love using sort of non-traditional prints for the holidays.
I almost just put one on the back of the other (B O O on one side of the blocks/J O Y on the other). But then here's my dilema: I unpack them for Halloween and then keep them out for Christmas, then I have to dig my Halloween stuff out again and put them back in there. So I figured I'd just keep the proper holiday stuff in it's proper box because that's just how anal I am! :)
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I have been looking forward to this month's Nibblefest theme--A Dog's Life--since I printed the schedule for this year back in January! I knew I wanted to do a fun mixed media dog. Once I got the basic sketch down, he just sort of told me he wanted to be blue. This happens sometimes with paintings. I think he's rather sweet. He's on e-bay now with a super low starting bid!
I have a little thing for birds and chickens right now. And a chicken with polka dots. All chickens should have polka dots, don't you think?
This little lady is on e-bay now.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Nibblefest is also coming up on the 20th. This month's theme is "A Dog's Life" so I'll be posting my entry for that soon too. I'm working on a dog and also a cat, chicken and lamb. I have a veritable farm in my studio right now. :)
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
This one went out in the mail today. This is a popular color scheme! I originally did it for a little girl's room to match her bedding. And now people keep requesting it. Teal, fuchsia, pink and lime green. I wouldn't have thought to put them together, but now I LOVE it!
Teacher name signs are available in my ETSY shop.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
And I made this pillow for my daughter (of course eventually she'll get the hair bows too):
I have a theory that if something is easily accessible, you'll use it and if it's not, you won't. So I've been completely re-arranging my studio to make things more accessible. For example, my sewing machine used to be buried under a bunch of stuff...
Well, theory proven. I opened my cabinet, saw it just sitting there with nothing piled on top of it and all my fabric scraps neatly arranged and I pulled it out to make this pillow! The pillow is 9" x 9". The picture makes it look a little bigger than that.
I put it on her bed while she was at school and when she saw it, I heard, "Ohhhhh...." and a giggle. That's a good sign. Here it is on her bed. (Oh yes folks, that is pink faux fur. Only the best for the Princess Palace!) :)
Saturday, August 9, 2008
These two teacher signs were ordered from ETSY to brighten these teachers' classrooms. The first one is the school colors of that particular teacher (great idea!) and the second seems to be a popular color scheme with teachers--the primary colors.
And this name sign is a gift for my new niece who is just one day old!! (How cool is her birthday--08/08/08?) Her room has light blue walls and her bedding is pink. Fun.