I finally painted something! Yeah. I have a lot to do today. I felt like crap the last couple days. My neck is jacked up because my spinal cord has a joint out of place. It's probably been like that for decades, but now that I am older well it bothers me ALL the time. Stiff and when it is real bad it gives me a headache. I cannot do much when I feel like that and it pretty much sucks. So, when I come off a couple days of that and I feel better, I always feel like I am catching up. Today is that day. I have a few loads of laundry, dishes (always dishes) vacuuming...the list goes on. Once I get that accomplished, I have to head out to the post office. I sure hope I can sew today. I've been putting that off forever.
This is a little trinket box I painted for my niece. As you can see I have been taking a little break from painting the last couple weeks. Now that Christmas is over and I have tons more free time to myself, I am going to start creating again soon.
Cold winter weather has been upon us all week. I have not had a winter like this in over 20 years. I always appreciated the 300 sunny days we had in Denver. Now I understand why they call it a "depressed" state. lol People need sunlight. The ground matches the sky most days here in Ohio. White! Oh well. I guess I should not complain. I like snow. I just don't like driving in it. And I am blessed to NOT have to drive in it day in and day out going to work. I can sit here in my PJ's and make crafts all day if I wish. That's the life I love! I would not have it any other way. :)
I am almost out of canvas, boxes, and other painting supplies. Once I run out I suppose I'll have to start working on something else. I declared that I would not purchase more supplies till I sold some of the art I made. That's fine. I have plenty of knitting and hook rug projects to finish this winter anyway. That will force me to work on them.
This hand painted notebook is so awesome. I love how it turned out. The crackle and antique finish makes it look almost leather like. It's so pretty, I could not dare write in it! lol I am debating on whether to offer it for sale. I know, I do this a lot. I make things I would want to purchase myself, then end up wanting to keep it. LOL Oh well. Maybe that is my way of not feeling bad that I am a "starving artist." Some day's I think about why I even bother...but, that does not last long because I love pretty things and I love making pretty things. Regardless if anyone else cares or not. Can you guess what I am using as my backdrop here? lmbo
This stool was really fun to paint. I actually did it over the summer, but I made some changes to her, today, which I think made her even lovelier than she was before. I have not listed this one because the colors are so pretty and it looks great in my bathroom. I know it is a weird place for a stool, but one thing these stools are good for are propping your feet up while your on the toilet. OMGosh, did I say that out loud? lol I really love snow. I mean, I am a ski fan, but it has not really stopped for days. lol I am not used to this. We'd get dumped on in Denver for a couple days, then it would stop...get sunny..then melt. This snow is slowly accumulating over time. Though, I am happy the roads have not been terribly bad. I am anticipating the days of getting snowed in.
I love th3e Victorian era. The gowns, the horse drawn carriages, the houses. Everything is awesome about the style of that time. This little painting is crackled and antiqued and it turned out real neat.
My newest little creation is up on Ebay this afternoon, starting at .99cents. Click on the image to go to the auction.
I made this grungy Echinacea box a few weeks ago. I put it on Ebay for .99 because I am crazy! Oh well, one lucky person may have themselves and awesome Christmas gift! lol Click on the picture to go the the auction.
Crackle definitely can tone bright colors down. I used to use black paint and water to antique (not thinking that I should be using burnt umber) If you look closely the it almost looks like leather. I love that.
It's snowing! Looks like winter is finally here. I am literally sitting here in my funny knitted hat that comes over my ears and has a ball on top. I found that when I have a headache, keeping a hat on helps. LOL What? I know, a bit weird...but whatever, right?
I finished my painting. I am fairly happy it turned out as cute as it did. I've never attempted a baby. Of course, here he is a little older. But, I do believe the first Christmas was not originally on the night of the babies birth. It took those wise men a while to get there. lol I would love to use this print on cards for Christmas, but I think it is a bit late for that. Maybe next year. I have not decided yet whether to offer this on Ebay or just donate it. We will see.
This is a little painting, only 4x6. I tell ya, they are a bit hard to do and my brushes are not the greatest, so it was pretty tiedious. I may offer this on Ebay starting at 99 cents, just to keep my name out there. I have not painted today(yet anyway) I was busy getting some feral cat houses and other things situated in my garage. I have a measly little rescue blog and I do what I can for any homeless kitties that are lucky enough to come across my path. I wish I could do more. If I had the means financially, I would already have a cage free sanctuary and adoption facility of my own. Some day....
This is another 5x7 on canvas board. She is real pretty. I love the combination of colors. She is available on ETSY. The gray hair even looks like it is shimmery in this photo, though it is not really. I like long silver hair on a woman. Heck I even like silver hair on a man. I suppose it is better than no hair. :(