Saturday, December 29, 2012

All you need is love! New work...

I haven't painted an original piece of artwork it seems in months!  I know I painted tons of little 3 x 3 canvases for the ornaments I sold BUT they are so small and you can only fit so much on them.  I started back with an 8 x 10 and had a lot of fun just listening to music and painting. I'm gearing up for Valentine's day with sweet paintings to give to a daughter, friend, mom, etc... I am also bringing back my original paintings on blocks of wood...Hope your enjoying your day, it's spurting snow here in Tennessee. Click here to purchase this sweet painting.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Let's make a snowman outta yarn!!

Look what fun these are! My extended family came into town and I wanted to start a new tradition! These were more fun than I thought they would be, or rather let me rephrase..I KNEW it would be fun but didn't know if the kids would really get into it...Well let's just say we spent at least 4 hours on these snowman if not longer!  A great cold winters day project!
Which one do you think is mine?

you can paint the block of wood in chalkboard paint and then you can change the words!!

Joe Jumper from the Clay Pot hosts a project snowman every year, check out his page

Supplies you will need!

  • styrofoam balls are kinda expensive if you need a lot SO instead I used aluminum foil! Just shape it into a ball shape, the yarn will hide the imperfections
  • yarn in any color
  • bag of pom poms
  • bag of buttons
  • bag of pipe cleaners
  • blocks of wood or anything you can come up with as a platform
  • hot glue gun and plenty of glue-sticks
  • ribbon
  • glitter, paper,and jingle bells add whimsy but not necessary!
  • twigs from the yard
  • cotton balls for the snow effect:)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Art classes available during the long holiday break:)

 I'm hosting another fun art class! 

 Jan 3- 3rd-7th grade
 Jan 4- K-2nd grade 

 16 x 20 canvases 

 Place- Bachman Center

 Times- 1pm-4pm 
 Snack and drinks provided 

 Cost- $40 
 What better way to spend a cold winters day?? 


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Holiday workshop 2012- It's a wrap!

First workshop for 4 & 5 year olds...whew, they are busy! Not so much busy with art but busy socializing...these girls just wanna talk, laugh and have fun! But I tried to keep them focused:)


Kindergarten thru 2nd grade...more focused!! 

I thought they did a wonderful job on these ornaments!

3rd grade thru 7th...these girls were amazingly focused and I think they had some wonderful art!!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Starting my holiday decorating.....

Getting a late start to the holiday's hard to fit it in when you have your own business, but I had to find the time because my youngest daughter Meg wants it decorated to the hilt! And really it does look pretty so I am oh so happy to oblige...I started with the mantel...this took me awhile to figure out! After several tries, this is what I came up with...
cut garland to form the letters of Joy

added different sizes of votives and filled them with ornaments
Our Sweet little Christmas tree is wrapped in bulap in a galvanized tub, because we are planting it in the front yard when Christmas is over:) Smaller than normal but we love it so much cause it's gonna live! Added some fun blue lights so as to not take decorating so seriously...

a table in our living room...went outside and picked up sticks, threw them in a red metal pail, added lights and some sweet birds...simple but pretty.

I'm not even close to done!  I will show a holiday post part deux...until then, Happy Decorating!!!