Friday, June 28, 2013

You Just Can't Get Enough Dots!

Is there such a thing as too may polka dots?  I think not!  I painted this red, white, and blue 8x10 and it was snapped up as an end of the year teacher gift.  I really like the personalization that was added!  It's more for the teacher's team than just the individual teacher.

These dots were an etsy order that shipped out a while back.  I am just now getting around to posting some older orders!  The navy blue, lime green, and chocolate brown are so pretty together.

I love this quote and paint it quite often.  My favorite part is that the child's name is inserted in the last line.  So special.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Out In Space

I haven't gotten the opportunity to paint a space themed canvas in a while.  I love doing them and am always so happy to have the opportunity.

You can imagine how thrilled I was when this order all the way from Australia came across my desk.  Theodore's mom had lots of great ideas and was specific about the colors.  She made it so easy for me!

I think it turned out fabulous and will be perfect in Theodore's nursery!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Baby Boy Birth Announcements

Aren't these just the cutest?  I love painting this design for new babies - boys or girls!  They are perfect to have in the hospital when baby first gets here, and then to take home to the nursery as a keepsake and a decoration.  They also make the perfect gift!

The information on the smaller canvas can be filled with a sharpie of any color.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

More Weddings

I told you I'd been painting a lot for weddings lately!  I wasn't's a few more!  Here's a really pretty set of wedding song lyrics.  This one is a little different because of it's square size and that it has the hand stamping all in the background.

This is a large 16x20 size.  I love the huge initial in the background with the couples' name over the top.  It's very simple and clean.  They gave me the ribbon to use on the top and to match the colors.

Here's a couple of the established canvases.  This one features some really pretty earth tones with just a hint of red.  I also like the swirls in the background.

This one is a little plainer, but still just as beautiful.  If features a truly earth tone palette with the cream, khaki, and chocolate brown all topped off with a chocolate satin ribbon.

Here's my favorite verse for any couple, new or old!

I thought this was a great idea for a wedding...a thumbprint tree!  I left it unsealed so guests could put their thumbprints as the leaves when they signed in.  What a fabulous keepsake for the bride and groom!

Monday, June 17, 2013


It's that time of the season!  I paint lots and lots of established canvases, monograms, and the newer song lyric design right around this month.  They do make great gifts and decorations!  I love these two simple, classic B monograms that I did for my co-worker, Dana Grissom.  

Here's some pretty first dance song lyrics in the custom colors of teal and gray.

And another set of wedding song lyrics in teal and brown.  This one wanted the name and date added at the bottom.

This Bible verse was in the wedding vows and is just perfect on a canvas.  This one is also in teal and brown and has the name and date at the bottom.

Finally, one more set of wedding song lyrics, this time in the requested colors of purple and brown.  I'm so happy to be a tiny part of all of these couples' special days.  Congratulations to you all!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Recent Orders

Here's some really pretty recent orders that have shipped out all over the place - from Australia to Montana!  This aunt quote has always been popular.  It usually has a neutral animal print in the background, but this time the yellow and gray combination was requested.

One of my favorite sayings for a new baby.  This one was for a beach themed nursery.  Brown and cream with all shades of blue and a blue ribbon was requested.  I think it turned out so pretty and I love those colors!

This is another favorite saying for a new baby and I think all of us moms can relate to this feeling.  The pale pink and sage green look so pretty with the chocolate brown.

I've been painting up a storm and have lots more to show you!  Check back often!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sweet Ila Mae's: The After

I offered a new service at Sweet Ila Mae's...personalization on the spot!  It was a big hit!  I had several canvases that I had embellished, but left off any wording.  Customers could purchase the canvas and let me fill it in while they shopped.  Here's a few...

I am so happy with how they all turned out and loved seeing all of the customer's happy faces!

Lauren sneaked a picture of me painting!  Now here's some shots of my booth...

Even though the weekend was a HUGE success, we did rain out on Sunday.  You can click here to see the rain sale album on facebook.  It will only be up until noon tomorrow!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Sweet Ila Mae's: The Before

I haven't been posting much because, honestly, I'm busier than ever!  Between getting ready for a craft show, managing regular orders, teaching summer art classes, and ball season - summer is starting to feel not so much like summer.  I do get to sleep late most mornings so I can't complain!

I am thrilled to be participating in my first ever Barn Sale!  I've been working so hard on new designs and making sure that I have plenty old favorites.  Here's the info for Sweet Ila Mae's in Quebeck, Tennessee.  I hope you all are making plans to come see us!  I'll have lots of "after pictures" on Monday.

Have a fabulous weekend!!