Friday, December 3, 2021

All Caught Up?

 The barn sale where I have my cards and ornaments starts today. She hosted a preview party Wednesday. I was there and enjoyed seeing a few people buying my cards and ornaments! I am hoping to do well today and tomorrow. 

I have cleaned the house and addressed all of my cards. The annual Christmas letter is almost done. I only need to buy gifts for my son. He has not given me a list so he may just get gift cards:):) 

All of this means, I am caught up:):) 

So why not get out some paints and make a new mess on the desk. I had an idea in my head, something I have seen in a lot of watercolors. I have lots of acrylic paints I never use, so I got them out. I put a generous coat of greens on the background and then used a cut off fan brush to paint the trees. While it isn't a masterpiece, I had fun. I am trying to explore and see what else I can do:) 

I might just get out more paints this weekend and keep playing! 

Wishing you a healthy and happy weekend! 
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Friday, November 26, 2021

The day after

 It is the day after Thanksgiving. It was just the two of us so I didn't overload on food. We just had a repeat for lunch:) Tonight is pizza. 

I have all of my wood ornaments, canvas ornaments and card finished for next week's sale. Fingers crossed it is a good one. 

I did play with acrylic paint instead of watercolors. I followed You tube tutorials from SurajFine Arts. 

He uses palette knives for much of the work instead of brushes. I also only had liquid paint which is more difficult for this technique. 

But, i had fun and will definitely try this again! 

I hope everyone is having a wonderful relaxing and healthy weekend. 

Friday, November 5, 2021

Good Friday morning

 Here we are at the end of another week. 

This week has been all about cards:) Winter/holiday cards for the upcoming show. 

I have learned to work on many cards at once. That way they can be drying and I tend to get better layers. 

I still have many more to make but I have until the end of November. 
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 We will be heading north to the cottage to finish putting everything away for the season. My sister had 6 inches of snow up there earlier this week. 

Wishing you a happy and healthy weekend!

Friday, October 29, 2021

Rainy Friday

My husband is off visiting the grandkids for the week so I am having lots of time to paint! I am still working on ornaments. I bought a second batch as the show I am in wanted even more:) I also worked on a few cards. 

This is a card I did. I like how it turned out and might do a few more.

And a few more ornaments. I will have 60 when I am finished. 

It is a rainy day which means I cannot get out for a walk as I hoped. So, in the meantime, back to painting!

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Friday, October 22, 2021

Fall is here

 Where we are in Michigan, we have gone from summer to fall. Earlier this week it was in the 80s. Today it barley made 50. The leaves have not been changing as they normally do and the rain and wind have already knocked a lot off. 

It is good weather to stay in and create! This week I was working on mixed media canvas ornaments. Here is a sampling of them. I have more blank canvases arriving tomorrow so hope to get even more done. 

We had dinner with friends last weekend, and she bought pumpkins for all of us to carve. I went with an art  theme -- The Scream. 

Some of the changes happening to the trees on our street. 

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Friday, October 15, 2021

Another week in the books

 Happy Friday. In Michigan we finally left summer for fall. Temps were 80 on Monday and today a more seasonable 60. Leaves are turning but the rain is making them fall too fast. 


I have been painting more ornaments. 

And i got some new acrylic paints from Sizart. These paints are thick and blend nicely. 

I tried painting something other than flowers. It needs more but I am not sure what. Any suggestions?

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Friday, October 8, 2021

A new project

 There is an art show in December that I hope to be a part of. I have been busy painting ornaments to sell. 

I am using wood discs and painting them with watercolor, acrylics, Unicorrn Spit and more. Trying to make a variety. 

Last week I was with the grandkids and we had to do more hand/footprint art for their walls. Here are our latest

They always giggle and laugh when we paint their feet! I hope we can continue this tradition for many years. 

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All Caught Up?