Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Cats Meow

I decided to expand my series of creatures to cats. Although, I really am a dog lover first and foremost, I decided to create this little guy.

 Many years ago I was such a big fan of the comic strip Garfield. He was so funny with his I don't care attitude. You knew who really ran that house. His poor owner tried his best, but Garfield was the king of that castle.

This clock will be available in my shop within the next day. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Mirror mirror on the wall

 I purchased these mirrors from Ikea I am ashamed to say almost seven years ago. I discovered them in a box in our basement a year or so ago.

  I decided to hang them in the sitting room in my master bedroom.
First I masked the mirror with painter's tape

Next I added white paint for my first coat. I used craft paint that I already had in my studio. Once the paint dried I applied crackle coat on top of the white.

The final coat I added this funky purple to give it that pop to the mirrors.

Now here is the finished product. I just need to touch up a few areas then varnish the wood. Hopefully it won't take me that long to hang them up.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Mr. Scarecrow.

Here is my front porch with my scarecrow and pumpkin. I painted swirls all around the pumpkin with acrylic. I saw these beautiful pumpkins painted in gold on Pinterest, so I decided to give it a try. I love the simple elegance it adds to the pumpkin

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Norcross Arts Festival

I was so excited to go attend the festival with Todd and the boys. The day was clear and warm for this annual event.

 Todd took the boys to the kids zone while I got to visit with some artist friends. I was talking so much I forgot to take a picture of Celeste who was my neighbor at this show two years ago. She traveled from Fort Myers Florida to do this show.

The Norcross Arts Festival is filled with colorful whimsical and folk art.

When I saw this booth I just had to stop by and chat with these lovely ladies. The name attracted me so much. They told me about how they came up with their name. Deb and Sue are both ovarian cancer survivors.Their perspective on broken and discarded glass is to bring beauty to the life in their art. Deb is a seven year cancer survivor of Stage 3C, and is still under going treatment. Sue has been cancer free for eight years. These ladies are a true inspiration to me.
I wish I had a chance to share with you the other great artist that I met this past weekend. I feel so inspired every time I get a chance to go visit other artist and hear their story behind their art.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Welcome October

I'm slowly getting into the fall season. I painted a sample painting last week for my painting classes.
I also got a chance to put up some fall decorations on my mantle. Next I will decorate my front porch with my scarecrow and a pumpkin. Stay tuned for that later this week.