Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
It is hard to believe that it is not even December yet. If I have this much Christmas spirit now, I don't know what I'll be like by the middle of December! I think the early Thanksgiving threw me off!
My fantastic new customer, Julia Moore, ordered this one. She wanted the stripes and I (always wanting to try something new:) did a little variation. I added the little dots in the stripes. She really liked it...and so did I!
Thanks Julia and once again, Merry Christmas!
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
This is a more neutral version of the Home Sweet Home I did for myself a while back. It was lime green to match my fabulous new welcome mat:). I love it in tans and browns, too.
It seems like I have done several of these lately! Lindsey had two or three in her holiday order. Brandi Murphy also ordered one as a gift. I can't remember exactly who this one belongs to!
When I can, I do canvases in batches. Right now I am doing a batch of snowmen, assembly line style. I do the all of the light blue skies, the white bodies and snowflakes, the gray shading, all of the eyes, mouths, and top hats, and so on. It saves me a lot of time in getting out the bottles of paint and the right sizes of brushes. If you have a snowman ordered, it will be ready very soon:)!
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
I just appreciate all of my customers so much. It makes me feel so good when someone needs a gift for a close friend or loved one and they call me. I go to church with Stephanie and her family. They are just the best!
Friday, November 23, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Candace Smith also ordered this canvas for her home. I thought it was a great idea! She wanted something to hang on her door when someone in her family was celebrating a birthday.
I used this pretty new shade of hot pink that had a coral tint to it. I also used the lavender, aqua, and lime in the present and cupcake. The ribbon I chose features those colors in the stripes as well.
It is hard to see, but all around the cupcake, present, and even all of the lettering are little dots. They started off a cupcake sprinkles, but now I think they look more like confetti. Either way, I like them!
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Posted by Brandie at 9:25 AM
These are perfect stocking stuffers!
Friday, November 16, 2007
One of my very best customers, Miss Mandy Byars, ordered this polka dot canvas for her niece, Saylor Hodges. I hear Saylor is having a birthday!
All of the dots and letters in fun pastel colors just look like Saylor. I got to know her through art class. She was a joy to be around!
I used a dotted ribbon and a sheer ribbon to top it off. The big advantage to this canvas is that it goes with just about anything. As Saylor grows up and changes her room decor, this will still match!
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Candace Smith ordered this sign for her husband's office door. For those who don't know, he is the high school basketball coach for the Warren County Pioneers.
To be honest, I can't remember the name of this font. I looked at so many to find just the right one! She wanted something cute, but not too feminine.
I really like this one. I think my favorite part might be the gingham ribbon. It adds the perfect finishing touch. Another good thing about this one, the colors can be changed for just about any team!
Thanks Candace and "go Pioneers"!
Posted by Brandie at 2:33 PM
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
I can't say who this one is for, but it is another part of Lindsey Matheny's holiday list. She wanted something cool and kind of funky in red, black, and white with a verse or inspirational saying. I was trying to think of some thing other than stripes or dots. That was not so easy! I came up with paisley and loved it!
I took one of my sister's favorite quotes, "Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away". So true!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Does anyone else remember that Adam Sandler skit for SNL where Chris Farley is the lunch lady and they sing the "Lunch Lady Land" song? It is one of our favorites! Every time Mike walked through and saw me working on this, he had to sing it!
Everybody knows Joy Tubb and about her wonderful food! She has Lunch Lady Catering and does box lunches which she delivers to you at work. My favorites are the croissants and chocolate covered strawberries! She also has her wedding/party catering business called Simply Joy Catering.
She wanted a couple of signs for the upcoming Civic Center craft show in chocolate, cream, and "Tiffany box" blue. She also requested a very clean, classic design.
Thanks, Joy, and good luck!
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007
My iBook recently crashed and I did not have my photos backed up. Lesson learned! I have finally gotten it repaired and returned and everything was recovered. I am so happy to have it back.
This was one of the photos I thought I had lost. I did it a long time ago for Holly Elkins to give to her mom as a gift. Her mom is the secretary at Centertown school, so she wanted it in their colors of red, white, and black.
Anyway, I really liked how it turned out and I am so happy I now get to share it!
Thursday, November 1, 2007
I have had several people ask me about the "Laura's Big D" that was on my orders to be filled list for a while. Well, here it is! A new customer, Laura Dunn, ordered this for her bedroom. She wanted it large enough to center over her bed. It is the biggest canvas I've done at 30"x40". It beat out the ladybug by a few inches!
My whole family enjoyed watching me do this one. It took up the entire kitchen table and I would have red paint all over me. When I wasn't working on it, it stood in the kitchen window. The sun would shine red through it! The memories my kids are going to have:)!