Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sneak Peeks

I've got two new designs on my table right now.  I am loving both of them!  My friend, Autumn Wanamaker, asked for a large drown for her daughter's room.  All I can say right now is that this one is 28x22.  Here's the "in progress" peek...I can't share the finished project!

This is a set of rustic pine cones that will eventually include the family name and also be distressed.  I've never painted a pine cone before!  This is for one of my favorite photographers, Shelly Miller, to put in her new log cabin.  Can't wait!!!

Saturday, January 10, 2015


How pretty is this one?  This 12x24 canvas features large pink on pink dots at the top and cream and khaki stripes on the bottom.  It was requested to use a little hunter green.  I added that in the detailing between the two areas.

When I paint this design, I usually use a fancy cursive font.  It was also requested to do the name in print.  I wasn't too sure about that to be honest.  Turns out, I just love the print on there!  I might even like it better!

We had a snow day here in middle Tennessee.  Snow days mean "catch up art" days for me!  I was in the floor wrapping finished artwork for shipping.  Billie always loves the rolling and unrolling of paper, bubble wrap, and packing tape.  Aren't her little paws just the cutest things?  I completely understand why artists are known for keeping studio cats!

Friday, January 9, 2015

January Sale!!!

It's time for a post-holiday sale!  During the month of January, the entire etsy shop is on sale!  Just enter the coupon code LETITSNOW when you check out and get a whopping 20% off your total purchase!!!

Now is the perfect time to plan ahead for the year.  Wouldn't it be nice to go ahead and check off all of those upcoming birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, babies, and  teacher gifts?  Go ahead and order for spring, summer, and fall!  

If there's something specific that you'd like and don't see it in the etsy shop, let me know and I'll be happy to set you up a custom listing.

Thanks so much and happy shopping:)!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Gifts From the Heart

Gifts from the heart just mean so much  more.  I love giving gifts that I have made or when I've found that perfect something.  My sister, Emily, gave my mom an amazing birthday present in November.  She wrapped up a photo of her dog with a little chalkboard around his neck that said, "I'm going to be a big brother!"  She's expecting her first child in's our reaction!

A newborn is a pretty amazing gift! If your family just got some exciting news like we did, there are cute birth announcements and unique baby shower invitations on Shutterfly.

 I'm always thrilled when people order canvases and fun wall art as gifts for others.  I love the thought of happiness when one of my pieces of art is unwrapped.  I’ve done everything from business signs to handcrafted animal prints. This pale blue and chocolate  brown quote was ordered for a college student to hang in the dorm room.  I thought it was a lovely and important message. 

I painted these wooden gingerbread men for my husband's two aunts.  Don't you just love the real button accents and the red twine?  They were so cute and I had one left over...a little gift to myself!

It's a tradition in my family to give my dad a custom calendar for his birthday.  It's on February 3rd, so I always start it with that month and cram it full with photos of his grandchildren.   I had planned for him to keep it in his office, but I know he takes with him on his business travels to show off the family a bit! It's absolutely adorable with a craft paper background and modern motifs for each month.  You'll love giving the grandparents this gift from the heart!!

                                        Happy 2015! Have any of you given any fun gifts lately?

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Vacation

My favorite holiday movie is "Christmas Vacation".  Clark and Cousin Eddie just crack me up!  "Elf" is quickly growing on me, though.  I was thrilled to be asked to do a canvas as a door prize for a Vacation themed holiday party - how fun!  I chose to use the famous moose cup in the background!

Someone at the party saw it and wanted one for their son as a Christmas gift.  Apparently, it is his favorite movie, too!
I've done several song lyric canvases, but these are my first movie quotes.  I think it's a great idea for someone who has that movie that really means something to them.  For me and Mike, our special couple movie is "Say Anything"!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Laundry and Lane

One of my favorite designs...the laundry canvas!  The khaki, cream, and chocolate brown are just perfect together.  This 10x20 custom etsy order shipped out last week.

This 8x24 birth announcement canvas is actually three shades of brown.  The stripes in the background are khaki and white.  The edging is a medium brown.  The lettering on the name and in the box is in a deep chocolate brown.

You can see the difference in tones a little better here.  I love the idea of a nursery in these colors - so pretty!

Friday, December 12, 2014

A Little Silver...

Oh, how I love this quote!  It's just perfect for weddings and anniversaries.

This 11x14 features a white background, black lettering and ribbon, and silver metallic accents.  There's also silver glitter brushed lightly over the metallic for added sparkle.

This classic piece was ordered by my friend and coworker, Dana Grissom.  She had it shipped to relatives who live out of town.  Canvases are light weight and durable - perfect for shipping!

Here's another 11x14 in a classic design.  This one is for another friend and local beautician.  Jennifer has opened her own area in Salon Suites and needed a sign for her door.  Very pretty!

This little 5x5 was an etsy order that shipped out a while back.  I really like the fancy silver frame.  It's just perfect to hang near that stubborn toilet handle!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Kristan Ware ordered this huge Bible verse to hang behind her desk in her office.  She said that she wanted her customers to see it.  What a great idea for such inspiring words.  Her colors are shades of lavender, purple, aqua, and gray/silver.

The gray dots have a layer of silver glitter over them for added sparkle.  I think this one is just beautiful!  thank you so much for the order, Kristan!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Signs of the Season

New nip mice for the cat...

Middle School Christmas dance for my son...

Christmas Parade for my little princess...

Chaperoning the Beta Club Convention at Opryland Hotel for me...

Christmas craft time for Lauren and her best friend...sleeping in the recliner during football for my husband!  

This really is the best time of the year!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Teacher Canvas Christmas Orders!!

It's about that time...Christmas Break!!!  Whoopee:)!  As a teacher, I have to admit that Christmas Break is just awesome.  I love having that time before and after the big day to really enjoy everything.
Teacher canvases make the perfect gift for any special teacher in your life.  To guarantee party delivery, please get your orders in by December 5.  Thank you!!!

8x10 lime green chevron with red glitter apple - $20.00 - love this one!

These two 11x14 designs are usually $30.00.  They're my December special - $25.00 - and they feature a black background with lots of primary colors and white lettering.  Love!!!

Don't forget counselors, coaches, specialty area teachers, and the office staff!  4x12 - $20.00.

Beautiful and classic black chevron with a little lime green trim and a hint of yellow.  11x14 - $30.00 - would be so cute in your school colors!

How about just a little something?  This 5x5 is great on the door, desk, board, or in a wreath!  Love the primary dots and big bow.  The "dotty" font is a teacher classic!  $15.00.