Friday, December 19, 2014

I've Been Featured in a Beautiful Magazine...So Exciting!

I am so excited to have been approached by the Editor-in-Chief of Creating Vintage Charm magazine asking permission to feature my Silent Night sign in their 2014 Christmas issue.
CVC is such a beautiful magazine.  Pop on over and check it out.
This particular sign also got crazy many views from the Etsy Home Page.  I wish I could have painted faster.  I like to wait to list them on Etsy when I finish painting them so that my customers do not have to wait.  This way results in less sales than Made to Order sales, but hearing how much my  customers were pleased with such quick shipping, it was worth it!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

New Wood Art Blocks for Easter

I am having so much fun creating these art blocks for my wonderful customers.
See More in my Etsy Store 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Friends in Time of Need - II SOLD

I had a customer who liked the rustic version of "Friends in Time of Need" in my Etsy shop but wanted an orange and yellow background and a few leaves.  This is the final product. 3 canvases 8" x 20" each.
I like how it turned out.  How about you?

Graphic Design by Aaron Fehlen, who also did the graphics

Friday, November 1, 2013

Newest Wood Art Block

This is one of my newest 5 x 5 Art Blocks.  It was made for a special young lady.  Her favorite song is Day by Day.  

 "Day By Day "

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Holiday Art Blocks

I am working 5 x 5 art blocks for a Holiday Bazaar held by the Fort Meade OSC next month.

 These are so much fun to make, almost addicting.  Right now I am torn between canvases and these.  That is when there is time to paint....after homeschooling and household responsibilities.

Family Devotions

     Family devotions are such an important time for our family.  It is a wonderful way to close our day..together... We learn from God's word and talk about how the lesson applies to our lives.  After most of the devotions, my husband asks questions. It is a hoot watching the boys quickly get into their answering stance.  They think if they position themselves just right then they can raise their hand that much quicker. Hands flying, kids toppling over, laughing, a little light-hearted punching and then the....tie breaker....rock, paper, scissors.  It is always a competition in our house.  My husband keeps a tally of who answers the most each night and at the end of the devotion book the one with the most "wins" gets a small reward.  Of course, we all win when we are learning from God's word and get an added bonus being together as a family. 

"Birds and Books" #3
"Make a Joyful Noise"
"Birds and Books" series #3
     This painting represent the five in our family. Now normally I, (lower left bird),would be much closer the father bird but I need to fill in some space on the left.  I did not want to paint the bird too far away though.  I love how some personality came through on two of the birds.  Though the one looks grumpy, I think it represents the serious character of my oldest son.  We recognized an old soul,  a matureness in him since he was very young.
Could this painting represent your family?  Do you enjoy devotions or a special time together as a family? I hope so.  If not, you could start now. The children grow up so fast.