Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Canvases are delivered to my home. I always love pulling up and seeing the big box on my porch. I order in bulk so if anyone orders last minute, I have what they need in stock.
After the backgorounds are painted and dry, I use a small brush for the lettering and details. This is a new design that will be featured later. It looks great in any color. I will be using it for upcoming high school/college graduation gifts. All of my work is done at my kitchen table!
Sometimes I have to fight the cats for space, especially when the sun is shining.
After all of the painting is complete, all pencil marks are erased with my big yellow eraser and then each canvas is sprayed with a clear sealant. This step is usually done on my front porch!
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009
You would think it would be hard to get so excited over such a small gift escpecially after receiving things like a $365,000 check from Oprah Winfrey and unlimited flights to anywhere in the world from Delta Airline. But no, he made us feel special. I can only imagin how it feels to be one of his students.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
They are all taken except for Gunner. Thank you so much for all of the quick responses. I may have to do this again soon!!
I've been cleaning out things in storage for consignment and hopefully a spring yard sale. I found these samples that I am ready to part with. I want to do all new ones for the May craft show. Their sizes and prices are listed with each picture. They are being sold as is. Please email me if you have any questions. Thanks!
8x24 Ready for personalization $10.00
16x20 Ready for personalization $30.00
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Saturday, February 21, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Paula ordered herself a little something special.
Miss Amy is getting married very soon.
Tina is getting a custom made birthday gift. Notice that this one is one a forest green background instead of the usual black. Very pretty!
Joy ordered one for her home.
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Monday, February 16, 2009
Monica sent me this wooden letter and asked if I could paint on it. If it is a paintable surface, the answer is "yes, I can paint that for you"! If you have something other than a canvas that you would like customized, just ask.
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Saturday, February 14, 2009
There is nothing more romantic than sitting back with my husband, looking at our beautiful children, and reminiscing about times past as we tend to do on birthdays. Our romantic dinner for two has turned into a birthday party, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Excuse me...I need to go kiss her now.
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Thursday, February 12, 2009
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
That's it! Really! I quadruple the recipe when making a large batch for gifts and it works great. I put mine is a classic mason jar, added a bit of ribbon, and printed some labels on a favorite scrapbooking paper.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
This one is perfect for a child's room, but would also look great with welcome, a family name, or some little "springy" saying for a front door or anywhere in the house. This one is 12x24 but the design can be adapted for any size large or small.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
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Monday, February 2, 2009
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Sunday, February 1, 2009
Suzanne now has two scarecrows for fall, two gingerbread men for Christmas, and two snowmen for winter. What am I going to come up with for spring? Thanks so much, Suzanne! It is always my pleasure to paint for you.