Thursday, March 24, 2011

I was Featured!

I was featured at this website Susie's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom and I am thrilled.  Welcome to all who visit. Some of the items are available on my Etsy Site Painted Treasures.  Some items I get to keep at least until my next favorite comes along.  Seriously if you are interested in anything that is not on the Etsy site just send me an email and I can let it go. 

I love to make things.  Not have things.  My mind and interests go off in all directions.  I have got to try everything.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St Patrick's Day

Have a little luck of the Irish for this day and many more!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ash Wednesday

According to the Wikipedia Ash Wednesday, in the Western Christian calendar, is the first day of Lent and occurs 46 days (40 days not counting Sundays) before Easter. It is a moveable fast, falling on a different date each year because it is dependent on the date of Easter. It can occur as early as February 4 (February 5 on leap years) or as late as March 10.
Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of adherents as a sign of repentance. The ashes used are typically gathered after the Palm Crosses from the previous year's Palm Sunday are burned. In the liturgical practice of some churches, the ashes are mixed with the Oil of the Catechumens[1] (one of the sacred oils used to anoint those about to be baptized), though some churches use ordinary oil. This paste is used by the minister who presides at the service to make the sign of the cross, first upon his or her own forehead and then on those of congregants.

We didn't do this in the Baptist Church when I was a child but after I married I join the Episcopal Church and did follow the ceremony.  I loved it.  Very comforting for some reason.  Of course I love anything to with the children like this.  They are such little angels and all cute & dressed up.  

Have a great day! Celebrate! Spring is on it's way!    Beth

Monday, March 7, 2011

Gourd Pear

I went to a weekend with my chick friends.  My Chick Friends is an email group that I belong to.  Since we have several members that live close enough and we have a place to gather. We did.  We gathered to talk, paint, hug, learn about the Circut personal cutter.  There is one of our members that knows about almost anything.  Not always the same thing.  Not always the same person.  Just ask a question and someone has dealt with that problem before.  We don't just post about painting.  We all have a lot of interests.  So there is gardening, scrapbooking, family, kids, health, knit, crochet and lots of others.  This group is very supportive.  So we have grown very close.

Cricut Expression by Provo Craft
This gathering was Darlene's turn to teach.  She did a great job.  I purchased a Circut Expression before I got home and I don't even scrapbook.  Mine is very bright green.  Hopefully I will think of many ways to use it in my painting.  It will create stencils etc that I can adjust to my needs.  I love fonts and this machine along with the Make the Cut program lets you use them in a multitude of ways.

This is the pear shaped gourd that I painted.  Darlene cut out the stencil for the words and after painting a dark brown base coat we applied the letters.  Then I painted a lot of different coats of paint on the gourd.  At the end I peeled off the letters.  I loved it.  This gourd will be available on my etsy site soon.

My daughter said "Mother that's not a pear."  No It is a gourd that looks like a pear.  Gourds are very versatile and this one is disguised like a pear.  LOL
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