Thursday, November 5, 2009

This is one of my favorite blogs to read in Google Reader. It always let's me know that I am not the worst off in this world.

He even has written a book with customer quotes & rants

Very Funny Stuff!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

October Project

This is my project for me for October. It is painted on Roc Lon Material which worked very well.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

This is the Santa box but it is not finished. I got a little further than this picture shows and hope to finish soon.
These are the white rose I did. It is not finished either. Just need to varnish and put a trim on the edges. I just couldn't wait to post it.

These are the pink rose. I didn't photograph them well but they look great even if I say so myself. I learned a lot from Trudy.

I haven't been a very good blogger lately but I plan on doing better.
I went to a seminar this weekend with the Alamo Decorative Painters in San Antonio, TX. Had a great time. My friend, Gerrianne, invited me to stay with her. Could not ask for a better hostess. They have a beautiful place. I felt just as comfortable as I could be at home. I can not thank her enough.
Trudy Beard came all the way to Texas just to teach us. It was like we had know her for years. Of course I had been following her painting for years but there is nothing like being taught by the real thing.
These are the pictures that I took. I didn't take near enough but I get so entralled with what is happening that I forget to take pictures.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

This is the chicken shirt that I painted. It's a design by Doxie Keller that I purchased at the Houston Expo last year.

I have had a terrible time finding a shirt to paint on that didn't cost a fortune. This is just a cheapo shirt from WalMart and it was great to paint on but too big.

I just wanted a casual fun thing to wear and paint with the Folk Art Fabric paint. They are a dream to paint on fabric with but I still haven't developed that loose style I would like to have. I will keep trying.

Not the best shot of me. We were on our way back from San Marcos, TX and stopped at an outlook area to look at the scenery. It was a beautiful drive.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009


This is the ornament purchased from Della and Company. It is metal and is a slightly puffed pear shape. Hand painted by me from Della's pattern. The ornament is 3 inches at the widest point and 4 inches tall. I have a couple more ornaments shaped like little three part trees. Hopefully I will get those painted soon.

I have been working on another tray painted Heather Redick style with stroke roses. It is a much harder pattern so it may take awhile. I meant to take in progress pictures but I get so involved that doesn't get done.

Until next time Ya'll

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Attention Please

Della and Company is a special place for items to paint. They are unique, very well made, and priced well. I purchased and ornament & pattern pack at the Houston Expo last year. It painted well and her directions were easy to follow. Meaning it looked like the picture she had when I got through painting. I hope to post the pictures shortly.

The reason for this post is that they are having a sale. Just got the email today. Check them out for yourself.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Painted Tray

I painted this wooden tray in the last few weeks. I bought several wooden trays at the Houston Expo last year. Here is the link. Great week painting in Houston. More about that later.
Anyway I watched Heather Redick until I was embarrassed. Now I wish I had watched longer because I need to see it again. It looks so easy when she does it. Unfortunately she does not have any videos yet. Maybe she will do one soon.

I have been practicing and my stroke work is not bad but I still need lots more practice.

This tray will probably be for sale on Etsy in a day or so. I still need to put finish on the back and edges.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Brady Texas Sights

This rock is on a corner in my town, Brady, Texas.
Makes me feel good everytime I see it. It's nice to be free to put your beliefs where everyone can see them. And it reminds you there is joy and beauty in the smallest things everyday.
These people put a small message that may affect just one person. Imagine that you may change someone's life by one small kind or good gesture. You never know what can happen. Look for it.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

This is about one of the blogs that I follow. They have wonderful ideas and videos. Just love it.

They are having a giveaway in honor of Earth Day. If I put a link in this post I get another chance to win. They have a neat blog with lots of good information.
Click on the picture and it should take you there.............

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

These are some little plant markers that I painted up one day.

Actually I was jealous of my friend, Susan Wymola. She had painted some cuties on big knives and things. So I had to try it too.

This is definitely re-purposing (I don't know how to spell that word if there is such a word) Anyway taking junk and making something useful or pretty from it. These are some little pie pans that I had hid away and some of the tops from the icing on canned cinnamon rolls. I save them to mix a little paint or medium that you want contained, Not running all over your palette.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

This is a dumpster located in my hometown, Brady, TX. I don't know who painted it but it is so cute.
I looked at it up close when I took this picture but couldn't tell what kind of paint was used. It has held up very well. I know it has been there for a year or so.
I wish we would we would paint every dumpster in town. How cool would that be.
Lamesa, Texas has a lot of painted dumpsters. When we drive through town my daughter and I always get a kick out of them.
Brady could have a big contest. A big painted dumpster contest.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Butterfly Rock

I painted this a few days ago. The rock came from the Llano River. I have a few problems about taking a rock from the river but they are the best rocks. We drove under the bridge about 60 miles from here last year and picked up a bunch.
Believe me there are still plenty left for the river and I am still painting on that collection.
The pattern is printed in this months "Quick and Easy Painting. Nice painting mag.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Wonderful Junk Art

I saw this on a blog that I follow. Just had to share this with a link to her etsy shop.. So cute it hurts. She is making 1000 pieces. They have vintage toy parts & other found items.

Very colorful. Makes you smile everytime and I like things that make you smile.

"Slim the Cowboy is another colorful carney and quite the sexy, suave cowboy. His body is a vintage xylophone and he's got vintage bowling pin legs and old ceramic boots. His head is an old red croquet ball and can be posed. He's tall and extremely thin. Slim measures 30 1/2" tall and 14" wide at the shoulders. He's named, signed, dated and number 88 in the series of 1000 Pieces. Thanks."
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Watercolor brights!


Michelle Brown has a wonderful Ning site. She has classes, and photos and videos.

She has couple of videos that you can look at and photos of students work. I think all of us need to loosen up some. I am always drawn to the artists that can work this way.

I would post a picture but don’t want to steal from her page. Just click on the link and take a look.

Visit michelle brown

Thursday, March 19, 2009

First Blog

I have been wanting to do a blog for some time although I am not sure that I anything of interest to say but I do sometimes have things that I want to post about.

I have been trying to figure out how to combine all my interests in one blog. I love a lot of things but knew that I would never keep up with more than one blog. That's enough work for me. So there will be lots of pictures and a few words.

The things of greatest consistant interest are family, painting, airports, and all things Texas.

All of the others change frequently. You can just never tell......