Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas Ornament - Copycat

I saw this ornament on BHG website and loved the look...

I recreated it and came up with this ...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Handpainted Christmas Brick Pavers

These landscape pavers are so much fun to paint!
And they make great gifts, too!

I'm currently selling the instructional painting packets for these festive brick pavers on Ebay and on Etsy.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Jack Frost's Cocoa Cafe - Brick Paver Project

Step right in and take the chill off! Here's my newest brick paver project ... Jack Frost's Cocoa Cafe. This one features a huge cuppa hot cocoa and lots of festive polkadots painted onto a 16 inch brick landscape paver. You can find the painting pattern for this project on my Etsy or on my Ebay to make your own. They're fun and they make great gifts, too!

More projects coming up soon!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Santa Suit Brick Paver

This is one of the easiest projects I've done in awhile! This is a 16 inch landscape brick that I've handpainted for the holidays!

Santa Stop Here Brick Paver

Here's the finished project nestled in the flowerbed next to the front porch. Check out those on-their-way-to-being-dead mums. Not my fault. I water...but Texas heat can be unforgiving.

Here's the closeup picture again. I blurred out the address but you get how cute this is, right? NO WAY Santa can miss our house now! p.s. Another idea...can be personalized with names in place of "Stop Here Santa".

Painting packets with full instructions for this project can be purchased on my Ebay or in my Etsy store. Other paver patterns also available!

This project is also linked to Just A Girl's I Can Make That party. Check out all the cool projects on her blog!

I have lots more of these in the works, so stay tuned...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Are you eating enough vegetables?

“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.”
- Jim Davis

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Christmas Baseballs - Recycled and Repainted

I found some baseballs in my "stash-of-stuff-to-paint" pile and decided to paint them up for Christmas. I only painted three balls, but there are 4 "sides" to each ball making a total of 12 different painted images...

Baseballs are pretty easy to paint. First, I basepainted everything white. I painted half of each ball red, and then did a rich chocolate brown wash over the entire ball to give it an aged look. Next I created some original art and used some patterns I had to come up with twelve different Christmas paintings.

Here are closeups of each "side"...

These look great nestled in greenery on a decorated mantle, or on candlesticks or cakeplates, in bowls, or just any little nook or cranny that needs splash of Christmas cheer!
Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Original Christmas Buffet Art - Notecards

Thank you for your overwhelming interest in my Christmas buffet artwork! Many of you have asked if this series is available as notecards, and I'm happy to say that I am now offering them!

I've chosen the most gorgeous set of textured paper as the backdrop for my original Christmas buffet art. Here are a few of the finished cards scanned...

And here are a few of the finished cards photographed....

Each set of 10 cards comes with white envelopes wrapped in a coordinating ribbon...sweet!

I'm going to start by offering a set of 10 cards (one of each of the designs below).

And each of the cards will have a print of the Christmas buffet on the front:

You can find the cards on my Ebay and Etsy.
Thanks again for your interest!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Gone Away is the Bluebird - Mixed Media Art

Here's a new mixed media art piece I did for the holidays. I started with a 6x6 square wooden block and used acrylic paints, papers, inks, and pens. The ornaments read, "Gone Away is the Bluebird"...

Available on my Ebay.