Monday, December 29, 2008
I plan to have some similar paintings in my etsy shop after the first of 2009 along with a few other new designs I have planned. So stay tuned...hehe.
They know how much I love zebra print AND tattoo style art (even though I have NO tattoos...haha)
Saturday, December 20, 2008
I thought I would share photos of my dining room decorated in Black, white and silver for Christmas. I absolutely love those colors together along with my green walls.
Silver tree featuring clear lights, black, white and silver ornaments and velvet flocked ribbon. I attached matching ribbon to the white feather wreath.
I handpainted most of my ornaments. Last year Wal-mart had gorgeous black and white ornaments which I bought only one of and of course they don't carry that collection this year.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wedding ornament hand painted for a client's first Christmas together.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I hope your day has been simply perfect dahling.' I will see you tomorrow...with presents..hehe. One of which is the ornament in the photo above that I painted for ya.
We love you!
Monday, December 15, 2008
I'm a few hours late on posting this but better late than never I suppose. As I type this post, I'm listening to the sound of heavy sleet and freezing rain. It was 62 degrees here yesterday and today we are in the 20s...go figure. Tennessee weather is so strange that way. We are under some sort of winter weather advisory and schools are closed again tomorrow. Thankfully, I have lots of Christmas projects to keep my big guy busy. He is really enjoying his "snow days."
This is one of my favorite ornaments. It is a miniature nativity scene enclosed in glass. I won this in a contest at a church Christmas party several years ago.
Another favorite ornament from one of my former art students. She gave me a beautiful ornament every year. Merry Christmas Briah!!!
One of my Department 56 Billy Buttons snowmen. I've collected the figures and ornaments since the mid-90s. They are since retired and much harder to find but occasionally I will luck up on one at a garage sale or thrift store. I love them so much!!!
Snowmen and Stockings among clear lights on our Mantel. I never really had a clear vision of how I wanted to decorate the mantel. I've seen some very elaborate mantel decorations but went with simple and easy and used what I already had on hand.
I've posted this picture just for my sweet niece Avery who is one of my most faithful and regular blog readers. I thought you would like a sneak peek of one of your presents under my tree....betcha' wish you knew what's in there!!!
Friday, December 12, 2008
I just love this passage of scripture and knew it was "the one" for my latest painting. The wings were inspired by Angie of AGD....scroll down to see her custom painting.
This is a large 16x20 gallery wrapped canvas done in acrylics and features fabulous grungy wings and a glazed background. If you are needing a last minute Christmas gift this painting is completed and ready to ship.
16x20 Acrylic on Gallery wrapped canvas~ "Under Cover"~ 65.00 plus shipping.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
I was commissioned by a dear sweet friend in Indy to do this painting for her design studio. She is the owner of Angelica Grace Designs and Angie Seaman Photography. She is incredibly talented and has an amazing "style" and eye for design. We first met in an ebay design group many years ago and have kept in touch through the years. She has a heart of gold and openly shares her heart and love for the Lord and others on her blog. She has such a gift for inspiring everyone she comes in contact with. I just LOVE her!!!
Angie came up with the idea of the harlequin background with the turquoise splatters, grungy wings and cool quote and we just ran with it. I love how it turned out. It is "so" AGD.
Jump and you shall find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.
This is me holding the finished painting. This baby is massive!! Angie's vision for the grungy painted wings has inspired a new painting......I will post when it's completed. I can't wait to see it come together. Often, I will see the completed painting in my mind before I begin and just have to flow with it. Art is weird that way for me. I can't tell you how many times I've awakened with a painting in my head. I usually keep a sketch book or notebook close by for those occasions. The ideas I don't really have to over think usually end up being some of my best work.
Thank you Angie for entrusting me with your vision for the painting!! I hope you enjoy it and that it helps to inspire you as you have inspired me. Love ya' sista'!!!