Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Weekly Challenge #2 - Art Supplies

My friend Suzie aka Junk Art Queen created the Chic Chick painting group on Yahoo where I host a weekly challenge topic for the members. It's quite fun...check it out! We've just gotten started with these challenges, and we're having a ball!

This week's challenge topic was art supplies. So I painted a very loose interpretation of what my kitchen counter looks like when I'm working on a project. I've never done a pencil sketch before, so I thought I'd try it.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sweet Treat Tuesday

This morning I painted a three-tiered cake on a pedastal with flowers and greenery for a "Sweet Treats" challenge. I host the weekly challenge over on Chic Chics Yahoo Group ... if you're a painter, you might wanna check it out!

Anyway, I didn't like the way the roses looked, so I kept dabbing the paintbrush and eventually it took on a whole new impressionist look.

I had to stop painting when I spilled my dirty paint water all over the counter. Luckily, my canvas wasn't next to the spill at the time!

I still need to tweak a couple of areas, but for now my painting looks like this:

By the way, when I asked my four-year-old what she thought of it, she said, "that's a pretty flower pot, mommy." So there ya go. And here I thought it was a cake...

Later in the day I painted another piece! I hardly ever get two paintings done in one day! This one is a pedestal bowl full of roses and chocolates.

Once again, my four-year-old looked at it and said, "that looks like a giant bowl of ice cream, mom." You decide....

Monday, April 13, 2009

Monday's Message

"For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you'll never walk alone."
- Sam Levenson

Friday, April 10, 2009

List Making

I'm a list maker. And I try to list attainable goals so I don't get frustrated with the results (or lack of). So here's my list for April...
  • I want to plant spring flowers for the front porch
  • I am making a list of things to do this summer with my daughters
  • I am reading "Time of My Life" by Allison Winn Scotch
  • I want to rent "Australia"
  • I plan to paint my laundry room
  • I hope to create 3 new paintings for my Etsy shop
  • I aim to try 3 new recipes
  • I need to clean my office space

Thursday, April 9, 2009

I Love My Nest

"I love my nest, I love my nest, from East to West, my nest is best." So says the Dr. Suess book my kids and I have been reading lately. And it made me think of my favorite spring decor item in our "nest".

I just love these little spring ducks I found at Hobby Lobby! I put them on candle holders on our mantle. They make me happy! And I love having something besides candles on those holders.

And some fun news...I made an Etsy treasury today! Yay! This little birdy brightened up a great treasury created by Out on A Whim Studio. How sweet of her to include me! Thanks again!

Easter is this Sunday and I can't wait! I've been adding to the kids' Easter baskets for a couple of months now and they are overflowing with fun stuff for them. I hear Peter Cottontail will stop by at some point on Sunday as well. Hope you have a blessed weekend!