Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Happy Holidays!

As soon as my husband gets home from work, we are officially on holidays until Janurary! I have a lot to do between now and whenever we might be leaving.. but couldn't resist posting this print by stoopidgerl. Click on the pic to visit her etsy shop! Happy Holidays, see you in the New Year!

Friday, December 12, 2008

I 'heart' yumiyumi!

I absolutely love, and have been inspired by the work by Aline of yumiyumi. I also noticed how well her Etsy store has done over the last year, and have enjoyed browsing through her blog.. I think I've been inspired enough to keep at it, but maybe purchase a flash new printer, and start printing! Click on the picture to visit yumiyumi on etsy!

I've been trying out different things on the computer today.. variations of my original paintings. Not sure what to think, might have a bit of work to do. Thinking about getting some notecard sets printed.. or maybe just prints done of my paintings, that way they're more affordable.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Almost There..

Just a few finishing touches to go..

A Little Preview

Here's a little peek at the (slow) progress I've been making. This bird will be part of a triptych when they're complete.. this is the most complete one so thought I'd post it as evidence that I have been at the easel!

Aren't these just adorable! These little guys are hand wrapped with silk thread.. they are so cute! Click on them to visit Perch52 at Etsy!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Almost Edible!

Check out these cute little creations by Amanda Graff of SmarmyPants . They look good enough to eat!

Monday, December 8, 2008

When life throws you scraps.. make a quilt!

I love his vinyl decal by The Freckled Hound . I seem to be lacking motivation and direction at the moment.. I don't feel like I have much more than scraps to work with at the moment, so hopefully with perseverance a quilt will come out of it! I did actually start making a quilt today, it was all I could manage as I can hardly move.. (nursing various aches and pains from a weekend whitewater kayaking trip) so I sat there cutting, and have just finished cutting out all of the squares.

How cute is this.. make sure you visit The Freckled Hound - Vinyl decals are a great idea!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Just quickly thought I'd share today's print.. I am about to turn it into a cushion. We are going away again this weekend, to a Murder Among The Mateys Party.. have been busy getting our pirate costumes together today. I still have some sewing to do tomorrow - and a lot to organise, but hopefully I get a chance to add some more 'hearts'.. I have a few to share!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A Red Rocking Chair, and a White Christmas Tree!

Well I have been fairly quiet on here I know.. but I haven't exactly been taking it easy! Admittedly I haven't really been doing much towards my art career.. but I've still been creating and thats all that matters! I had some leftover red paint from my table (which is now sitting looking so fine in my office).. so I decided to put a coat on this old rocking chair I have had sitting in the laundry waiting to be revived. Tomorrow I will be either fabric or cushion shopping - depending on how much I feel like sewing!

Then today, as we were driving to an art shop, we passed an antique shop and in the window was a white tree.. just caught a glimpse of it, but it was enough to start me scanning the streets for a dead tree or a branch that I could turn into my very own 'white tree'. So much to my husbands dismay.. began the search for a ' dead tree'. After a very humour-filled evening with a very remarkable and patient husband, we ended up finding the best dead tree looking branch we could.. some gravel, a pot and a coat of paint later..

I'm sure this won't be the last post about this tree.. I have some ideas, and tomorrow will be decorating day!