Sunday, December 28, 2014

I've Missed Sunday Sketches!!

Hello dear friends, I've been away for a while, working on the vendor fairs then Christmas. I've really missed my blog friends, and today I am linking with SS. Below is a painting I've been working on, I think it's almost finished.
The vendor fairs were fun, but only 1 of them was really worth the time and table fee. All in all, I made enough from the 3 shows to pay for my husbands ear phones he wanted, so I considered the time spent a success.
On the sad side, we have had a family fight and we didn't see my son during the holidays. As with most cases its very complicated and I won't go into detail, but we miss him and his family.
On the bright side, we spent Christmas with my daughter and her in-laws for a really fun Christmas! Here are a few of the pictures from the visit:
I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a very blessed New Year!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Another Vendor Fair

Hello everyone! I have been working like crazy again, preparing for another vendor fair next Saturday. It's at a local Lutheran Church. If anyone is in the Fort Mill, SC area, I hope you will stop by and visit me! Here are a few of the projects I've been working on:
I'm linking with Sunday Sketches this week. I hope you will join in the fun!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Last Painting Before The Show

Hello and Happy Friday! I had time to finish one last painting.
I had a presale at my office yesterday, and sold a few paintings, one of my boxes and a necklace. That was so encouraging! I'm praying to sell more tomorrow.
I'm linking to Paint Party Friday and Sunday Sketches. Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Painting Like Crazy!

Good morning all! I'm still painting as much as I can to get ready for the vendor show next weekend. Here is my newest painting:
I love the red poppies and white flowers, but not too crazy about the purple. What do you think? Should I try to take that off? It's in oil, so there might still be time.
I'm linking to Paint Party Friday and Sunday Sketches. (Links on the right) I hope you will join me in seeing what other artists have been making! Have a happy week!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Home From The Beach

Hello everyone! We had a wonderful time at the beach but I'm back now, working like crazy in my craft room to get more paintings ready for the show in October. Only 2 weeks left to prepare! Yikes! Here is a painting I finally finished:
And here are the starting sketches of 2 more that I hope to finish this weekend.
I know it's fall, but I couldn't resist at least one beach painting! I tried to sketch people on the beach everyday we were there, and got some really good ideas for paintings. Do you think it's too late for a beach painting?
I'm linking to PPF and SS! I hope you will join me! Love to you all!

Friday, September 12, 2014

More Picture Frames for PPF and SS

Good morning! I'm still working on painting frames this week for the show in October. Here are a couple of them:
The first is watercolor and the second is acrylic. I'm still going to paint flowers and birds on the second frame, but probably not until after we return from the beach. This is our week to go to Myrtle Beach! Yah!! We are always so excited to make this trip. I'll only take a few art supplies, as I usually am too busy to draw anyway. My daughter and her family will meet us there on Sunday and stay until Wednesday. We are looking forward to play with the grandkids in the sand and water. It will be my grandson's 5th birthday so we will also celebrate with cake and gifts for him.
I'm linking with Paint Party Friday and Sunday Sketches. Thanks to both for hosting each week. Have a wonderful week everyone!

Friday, September 5, 2014

PPF and SS

Goodmorning! I haven't linked to PPF in such a long time, and I really miss everyone! Same with SS...I've only posted a couple of times during the summer. It's been a busy summer! I'm getting ready for the fall vendor show and here are a few things I've been working on: A mirror, picture frame,...
and 2 new boxes...
I really am having fun with new surfaces to be creative with. The best news in the last week in our town; we got a new Michael's and it's right down the street from where I live! (well, good news for me, not such good news for my husband. lol!)
I'm linking with Paint Party Friday and Sunday Sketches. Have a wonderful week all!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

A Special Gift for Mom

Good morning and happy Sunday! I'm linking with SS today, and hope you will join me! (see link on the right)I've been working on my mom's 90th birthday gift and finally finished it.
The writing under the painting, is my father's. He wrote special notes inside of my sisters bibles and they sent a picture of the writing to me. He also kept journals that are included on the inside of the box. I covered the writings with velum paper, that had a print of my art. It was a lot (and I mean a LOT) of gluing, but I'm happy with the finished piece.
I'm heading over to Alexandra's place for Sunday Sketches this week! I can't wait to see what everyone else has been working on.
Happy week everyone!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

A Busy Month!

Goodmorning and Happy Sunday! July was such a busy month, and I realized recently I hadn't had time to post in several weeks! I've been busy painting, mostly watercolors, and I experimented with papers and canvas together.
I taught a class to some of my friends during July and we all painted poppies together!
The gladiolas in this picture, were a practice for some that I gave a good friend who is going through a difficult time. Her's turned out even better.
We had an afternoon with my son and his family in July:
Then last weekend, we babysat for my daughters kids!
This is just a little of what has been happening lately. Other then this, we've had to install a new a/c and heating unit in our home, my car had repairs, plus needs a major repair, and I"m working on my mom's 90th birthday present! Whew!
What's been happening in your life this summer?
I'm linking with Sunday Sketches today. The link is on the right. I hope you will join me!
Have a happy Week!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July!

Hello and Happy 4th to all my fellow Americans! I don't have a patriotic painting this week, but I did take a little time to work on something new. This was done on wood, and it's a wip.
I've been on vacation this week, but we didn't go anywhere. My husband had to work, so I stayed at home and worked in my garden and did some spring cleaning. Today is a day off, and hopefully we will spend some time with my son and his family.
What are your plans for the holiday?
I'm linking with Paint Party Friday and Sunday Sketches.(links on the right)
Have a happy weekend!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Slowly Working On A New Painting

Hello all and Happy Friday! I haven't had a chance to link to Paint Party Friday in a while, and I'm glad to finally have time in the morning for a post! I've been working on this painting for a while now, but seem to get stalled out, then it sits for days while I try to decide what else to do with it. It's still not finished, as I want to fix the angels face a little more.
I took my husband to the beach last weekend for his birthday. (North Myrtle Beach) We only had 2 nights there, but it was so relaxing we can't wait for our week in September.
It's been 1 year since my husband had his heart attack, and thank God he is doing well!
My arm and ribs are almost completely healed so I am trying to go to the gym again.
Well, that's all for now. I'm looking forward to catching up with everyone both at PPF and SS! I hope you will join me!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Finally Feeling Better!

Hello and Happy Sunday! My arm is finally feeling bettr, and I was able to paint again! Yah! Below is the painting I started before my accident...finished!
I'm giving this to my friends who knew Jackie, in memory of her.
I also started another painting, but I'm a little stuck on it. So I quess I'll just start painting over the sections I'm not that crazy about and see what happens. Here is what I like so far:
Not much of a start, but hopefully more will get finished this week.
I'm linking to Sunday Sketches! Thank you Alexandra for hosting each week! Have a wonderful week everyone!

Friday, May 16, 2014

An Accident

Last Sunday, on Mothers Day, I slipped and fell in my bathroom. I went to the emergency room to get my arm x-rayed, and thank God, it turned out to only be a sprain. Unfortunately its my right arm, making mosts tasks harder since I am of course, right handed. I couldn't stay away from my paints all week so i tried to paint left handed.
Not my best work, but it was fun trying to paint left handed!
I'm linking as always with PPF and SSs. Have a good week all!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Something Old, Something New

Hello and happy weekend! My last post, showed a painting of a vase and I planned to paint flowers, but it was so horrible, I decided to paint over it. This is what showed up after the many layers of random painting:
I'm calling it "Eternity".
This next painting is a wip, which I'm planning to share with my friends at work who knew Jackie. (see last post)
This painting is called "Gathered Over the Rainbow". I got the title from the bible. When Abraham and some of the other patriarchs died, the bible says they were gathered to thier families. My friend Jackie told her 2 kids that their dog who died recently, had gone "over the rainbow". I wanted to have something to remember her by, and hope my friends will like it too.
That's all of the art I have for this week, but I do want to share a few Easter pictures of the grandkids!
I hope everyone had a Happy Easter!
I'm linking with Paint Party Friday and Sunday Sketches. I hope you will join me in seeing what the other artist are making.
Have a wonderful week!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Paintings for PPF and SS-Some Sad News

Hello everyone and happy Friday, happy Weekend! It's been a sad week. One of my co-workers and friends was in a fatal car crash Tuesday night. She was only 36, and her birthday was today. She had 2 small children (5 & 3) and a husband. We were all so shocked at work and sad. Usually we would take the birthday girl to lunch, and so we are going to lunch today in her honor.
I finished the painting from last week.
My husband liked it so it's hanging in our staircase. I also started a new one, but haven't done much with it since Wednesday.

I plan to paint pink, purple and orange flowers so it should be quite colorful.
I would appreciate your prayers for my friends family. Her name was Jackie, her husband is Michael.
Have a beautiful weekend.

Friday, March 28, 2014

WIP For PPF and SS

Goodmorning everyone! I've been working on a new large canvas again, (20x24) but I'm still not finished. Here are a couple of pics of my progress:
The painting was inspired by my trip to the beach last week.
I'm heading off to work, have a great day! (see links on the right for PPF and SS)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Florida, Family, and other Odds and Ends

Hello! I'm running a little behind today, but I still wanted to post in time for Sunday Sketches. (see link on the right) I'm back from my trip to Florida, where I visited with my Mom and sister Mary.
It was my sisters birthday, and we took her to dinner at a local place called Aunt Catfish's on the River. I had the best coconut shrimp with a wonderful citrus sauce!
We also shopped and went site seeing at the local lighthouse.
I had a little time for small watercolor paintings...
and a few sketches...
I also finished the big painting I was working on last week, and my sister wants to buy it! (She's so sweet and such an encouragment to me!)
I'm late joining SS, but still plan to try and get around to see everyone! Have a wonderful week!