Thursday, April 28, 2016

Ready To Go...

I've got several canvases that would be perfect end of the year teacher gifts ready to go!  This hot pink and zebra print would be so cute on a classroom door, playroom, or a girl's room.  I can add any name, monogram, or cute saying.  Makes a great tween birthday gift, too!
11x14 - $30.00

Here's one that's a little more rustic!  This khaki canvas has cream dots with a black border and ribbon.  The cutest part are those little twine and button flower accents!  This one would also be perfect for the front door - either at school or at home!  Makes a great wedding gift, too!
11x14 - $30.00

Yellow and aqua - a beautiful color combination for spring!  This one is so bright and welcoming.  I can add a name, monogram, welcome, or any favorite saying.  This size also looks great in a wreath!
10x10 - $25.00

There are more "Ready to Ship" items in the etsy shop, and you can see them in person on Main Street in McMinnville at Et Cetera!  As always, custom orders are welcomed.  Check out the new website to see more!

Monday, April 4, 2016

The Five Suites

I had the coolest order placed not too long ago.  It was for five 8x10's for the bedrooms in a beach house in Florida.  Apparently, the whole house is themed.  They wanted signs for each of the bedrooms.

There was the "Wicked Suite" for Malificent.  The "Fur-Ever Suite" for 101 Dalmations.  The "Wonderland Suite" for Alice in Wonderland.

There was also the "Under the Sea Suite" for The Little Mermaid.  Finally, there's the "Over the Rainbow Suite" for The Wizard of Oz.

Other than the wording and the basic theme ideas, I was pretty much given the freedom to do what I wanted.  I incorporated glitter into each one, but also gave them their own personality.  I think they turned out so cute! 

And, wouldn't you love to see this house?

Thursday, March 31, 2016

River or Lake?

It seems like I've been doing lots of river/lake/camp canvases lately.  I guess a lot of you are looking forward to some time out on the water!  I do enjoy a day at the  lake or kayaking the river, but I'm a beach girl!
I live this 8x10 burlap canvas with gray, black, and white and three different fonts.  It would be so cute at the lake house or houseboat.  That's what we're all there relax!

The color combination of the bright aqua and the shades of tan are so pretty on this one!  Listed are all of the things we love about river time.  It's topped off with burlap twine and a bit of distressing - perfect!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Panter Wedding Shower

Lavender, gray, and pretty!  It made a lovely color combination for a canvas, and I know it will make a beautiful wedding, too!

This was ordered to use on a table at the wedding shower, and then for the bride and groom to take home as a gift.  Great idea!

The wedding season is upon us!  If you'd like to order something for your special couple, please remember to allow time for painting.  A good 2-3 weeks before you need it is ideal for me.  Thank you!!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Kate Mason Jewelry

Jennifer Gribble is hand making the most beautiful jewelry.  She needed a sign for her first craft show!  I was so happy to paint a special one for her!

She had a business card with the name in that font and the heart/arrow design.  She wanted that on there.  I added to little gold border and the stripes.  I think it turned out great!

Thank you, Jennifer, and good luck!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Is It Summer Yet?

No, it's not summer yet, but it sure is feeling like spring around here.  It's four more days till spring break and I cannot wait!  I am just hoping for more of this sunshine next week.  Of course, it could be snowing knowing Tennessee weather!

I've been painting lots of new spring and summer designs.  Here's a few to help you get in the groove!

Pineapple, flowers, and palm trees...perfect!

I know a lot of you associate the spring and summer season with camping.  Spruce up the camper with a cute canvas!

I love the Mason jar trend!  We've always used jars - even when I was a kid - for drinking, catching bugs, and as flower vases.  I'm glad the rest of the world has caught up!

Finally...flip flops!  As soon as I get a pedicure, it is flip flop and sandal season for me!  Life really is better in flip flops!

You can shop seasonal options in the etsy shop anytime!

Sunday, March 6, 2016


Oh, my goodness!  How cute is this?

My good friend, Laura Dunlap, ordered this as a baby gift for another sweet lady that goes to church with us.  She's expecting her first baby girl.  Laura sent me a pic of the nursery bedding and let me know that the walls are yellow.  I thought this aqua would really pop against that wall color.

The aqua on aqua dots and the pink on pink flowers are elements from the bedding.  The little yellow border and hot pink lettering will bring it all together.  It's kind of hard to tell, but the flowers have been glittered for a little extra sparkle!

There were some birds on the bedding, but I wanted the painting to match but not only match that.  Hopefully, it can grow with her!  I think this is a piece that little Isabella can keep in her room for a long time.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

What's Available?

All of these porch themed canvases are perfect for the upcoming warmer weather!  This 8x10  polka dot porch rules is pale aqua and khaki.  It has a burlap ribbon added for hanging and has been cute!  8x10 rustic khaki and black "front porch sittin'" canvas with striped burlap ribbon.  Black and khaki porch rules on cream with striped burlap ribbon. SOLD!

There's this 8x10 pineapple canvas.  A name can be added under the "Welcome".  The 11x14 has been personalized and delivered.

Here's another 8x10 pineapple canvas.  All of the pineapple canvases have green trim, brown writing, and brown ribbon.  5x5 "Bare feet are best" canvas in white, gray, and black.  SOLD!

All of this and more are available at ETC - 123 Main Street in McMinnville!  You can also shop on etsy or place a custom order through email ( or on my website (

Saturday, February 27, 2016

The Last Snowman

I think I can safely say this is the last snowman of the season.  Spring is just around the corner!

My good customer, Sonia Boss, in Murfreesboro ordered this snowman family as a gift.  She specified the colors and wording.  I think it turned out so cute!  

I love my house in the snow.  I'm going to miss the white stuff!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Play Ball

The coming of spring means one thing at our!  Carter has played baseball since he was old enough to be in a league of any kind.  Before that, he was going to games with his dad and playing in the yard, too.

He collects baseball cards and memorizes stats.  He can keep a score book.  He's even in a fantasy league.  This kid has always loved baseball.

I'm not sure what the attraction is, but boys and men have loved the game for a long time.  I've painted lots of baseball themed canvases for players, coaches, and people who just like it.  I think it's safe to say that baseball is here to stay!

 Dream Custom Artwork got started with baseball.  I wanted a painted jersey for Carter's room and I couldn't afford one.  After looking and looking, I decided I could do that myself.  Next thing I knew, I was painting for friends and family.  Word spread and here we are!

This is my most recent baseball canvas.  It's going in a wreath made out of baseballs.  How cute is that?  

Even if you don't have a kid that plays ball, go to the park, get a hot dog, and enjoy the game!