Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Our other Grand

We have no grand children, just pets. Since I painted the cats and dogs, I also wanted to paint the bird. This is Bonzai, my daughter in law's bird. I purposely tried to layer on the paint so it looked like feathers. I hope they like it!



Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Art Show

I spent Saturday displaying and selling my canvases at the Rogue River Artist Association Holiday Sale.

I had 16 canvases and 7 or 8 ornaments I had made. Many people stopped and admired and complimented my canvases. I am happy to say I sold 5 canvases and 6 ornaments. I also have two people interested in home parties. One is a cub scout leader and the other is a mom whose daughter would like to create a canvas for her birthday party. I am hoping to get these scheduled soon!

Almost as much fun, was meeting and getting to know the artists around me. We had an enjoyable day! 

Thank you to everyone who shopped and also to all my online friends for your inspiration and words of encouragement! 

I still have canvases for sale. If interested in any let me know. I can ship them!!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Giveaway by my friend

My friend  Alexandria at Art Scrap and More is having a give away!
Here is the picture! Just go to her blog for details on how to enter.
She does amazing work and is always an inspriatioN!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Card and a Gift

I am up Monday at Arnold Grumer's  but today I am going to give you a sneak peek!



I used handmade papers - one which I sprinkled with glitter and the other which was made from a gold paper.

I was inspired by this sketch at MojoMonday MOJO427.
I was also inspired by PCC Magazine Monday. I like the square shape of the packages which corresponds with the sketch.

My card includes a removable ornament so besides being a card it is a gift!

I would love for you to stop over at Arnold Grummer's!

Monday, December 7, 2015

A fun Project

I was trying to think of something different to make for my daughter and son in law for Christmas . I was inspired by an artist I saw online who did something similar. They have two crazy dogs and two cats. My goal was to capture their personalities and I think I did. I do not consider myself to be an artist and parts of this were trying but I had fun and they like it!



Adding this to My Sweet Earth Christmas Love Campaign. 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Art Sale This Weekend

I hacve been busy getting ready for the next Rogue River Artists Association Sale. I have canvases and ornaments! Luckily I got most of the work done before I spent a week in Arizona with my daughter and son in law.

Here is one of the many I have completed which I am sharing for  the Craftstamper December challenge of anything seasonal.



I added embossed snowflakes to the background and also stamped some. The snowman is painted book text and he has a layer of white glitter. I painted the wood phrase and also added glitter.

Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

A Heavy Heart

On Monday, while I was still in Phoenix visiting my daughter and son in law and my son and his wife were on their honeymoon, our husband had to rush the dog to the vet. He seemed to be ill and my husband thought he might have caught a bug or something at the kennel. Unfortunately,  the vet called with some bad news. It seemed he had blood in his abdomen probably from a tumor rupturing his spleen. So just 10 days shy of his 15th birthday, we had to put him to sleep. We all felt so bad since we could not be with him.

Bandit has been a joy and delight for the past 15 years. Although I am sure I have forgotten any times when I might have been mad at him. A few years ago we got a pontoon boat. In addition to loving swimming, he loved nothing more than riding on that boat. Lately he wanted to go everywhere with us in the car. And, once we got to town, he felt it was his job to greet everyone we walked by. I have spent the past two months taking him to town several times a week. We even went to the dogpark a few times.

The house felt empty when I returned and I got chocked up when I unpacked the Christmas antlers we always used to make him put on. He was the sweetest dog and will be missed.

 Last year on his birthday.
Last Christmas

Swimming

boating 

Our last walk in town.



Thank you for letting me share.





Catching up!

I am home. I spent the week after Thanksgiving visiting with my daughter and son in law in Phoenix. They had to work but I kept myself busy. I sewed a tree skirt all by hand! I  wrapped all the gifts I brought with me. I also hung out with the doggies. Jen and I did do some coloring which was fun.

Now it is time for the holiday scramble. Right before we left for Thanksgiving, we decided to host a holiday open house. So now I need to clean, shop, decorate, etc. Plus I have an art sale on Saturday.

Yesterday we chopped down our tree and we even got it decorated.

Today I have been decorating and cleaning up. I took a break to do a quick project!

It is PCC's 125th Magazine Monday challenge! Here is this week's inspiration:

I got out my Intense pencils and went to work! It is a little warped yet but I will flatten it before sending it. I like the affect I was able to achieve.
Thank you for stopping. I have lots of fun and exciting things coming up in the new year so stay tuned!