Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Creativity Excercise

I do this sort of thing when I'm kicking ideas around, trying different color combinations and brush strokes while creating something useful. People seem to like them and they always bring a smile.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Lake and Trees Landscape Painting

I wasn't sure which of these photos were best so I just put them all up. I haven't decided whether I'm finished with the painting or just taking a break for lunch before going back to work on it.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Project Updates on drawing and painting

All of the drawing these days is to decorate envelopes and Christmas cards but I hope to be working on a series of nostalgia images next starting with a 1950's remote control toy (a bright red thunderbird convertible that my husband has had since he was a kid)

There are always some Dala horses in progress. As you can see they don't always work out as well as I'd like them to but I do keep trying.

I'm continuing to work on that painted box I showed a few posts ago and have gone back to work on an acrylic painting of the lake a few blocks away from here. It started as a summer scene but I'm considering painting it into a winter scene and filling it full of ice fishing houses.

Friday, December 5, 2014

A fun use for old drawings and paper bits

There are a lot of interesting things going on here. My sister did the black and white drawing and I added the colors and checks. She cut some of the paper shapes and I added others. I'm having a lot of fun with this and have even cut up some of the letters that I designed for my merchandise lines at Zazzle. Everything keeps evolving and turns into even more art projects.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

...and the Iris creep in

Sooner or later I always seem to find myself painting Iris on most everything around here.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Splashes of color

There's still no plan for painting this box. I'm picking colors at random and just practicing my comma stokes with different brushes. Its relaxing and might even get to be fun as I go along. No matter what I do the box will be painted and can be used to put something in so I've got no worries.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Inside the painted box

I have no idea where this project is going but it's an interesting journey so far.

A friend of mine built this wooden box years ago and I've tried painting it many different times but never quite been happy with the results. I end up sanding it and giving it another go.

This time I'm just playing in my paints and seeing where that takes me.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Art that works

I'm really excited about this project because it gave me the extra storage space that I needed in the bathroom.

I love to paint but I love it even more when it makes the ordinary things in our lives more fun to look at and to use every day.

I think we'll be enjoying this project for many years to come.

Painted Cabinet

The great thing about this cabinet is that it can be hung either end up depending on which side that you want the door to open on.

It's been fun, bright and interesting to work on.

We'll be installing it later today.

I'm SOOO excited!!!