Mother’s Day Picture Frame Project

My daughter Abby loves to do "projects" and wanted to make something for both of her grandmothers for Mother's Day.  She is such a sweet girl who loves to make things to give as gifts for everyone.  I receive new drawings or other artwork daily. During our last trip to Walmart, we found some supplies … Continue reading Mother’s Day Picture Frame Project

Redecorating my Daughter’s Room for Almost Nothing

As of late, my daughter has been super obsessed with Disney princesses. Case in point, this morning she is drawing pictures of princesses. I initially resisted her interest in all things princess related, but she has been persistent. I think much of her requests for princess everything has been fueled by her preschool girlfriends and … Continue reading Redecorating my Daughter’s Room for Almost Nothing

Art and Self-Doubt

In my city, the local Arts Council sponsors an Art Walk every Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.  In recent years the Walks have been gaining popularity The Arts Council and other businesses downtown display artwork for two days and visitors can go to each location to view artwork or listen to live music.  There are … Continue reading Art and Self-Doubt

More Acrylic Pours

Last Saturday while the kids were napping I had a little time to experiment with more acrylic pour painting. I was able to do five paintings on different sized canvases. The first is one that I had hoped would turn out better. I had bought a larger canvas than I had ever used before, with … Continue reading More Acrylic Pours

Experimenting With a Dirty Pour and my First Sale

Last summer I saw some videos on YouTube showing acrylic pouring. I found the videos fascinating to watch and really wanted to try a pour. Unfortunately, I have been short on time, money, and space to do it. I did try it for the first time in November at the end of my maternity leave … Continue reading Experimenting With a Dirty Pour and my First Sale

Garden Party: Mixed Media Collage

Here is a photo of my latest creation.  It is a mixed media collage consisting of acrylic, paper, and metal on canvas.

Brave New World

Well, I covered up my mistake and decided to show my painting as it is now.  I'm not quite sure if I am happy with it yet. If you didn't read my last post, I am referring to something I decided to add to my painting.  I still don't like it as well as before,  … Continue reading Brave New World

Crap, I Ruined It

I don't know how many of you paint, draw, sew, or do something equally creative.  Have you ever made something really cool and then thought,  what if I add _____, wouldn't that be awesome? And then when you do, it didn't look as awesome as you had pictured in your head? That's what happened to … Continue reading Crap, I Ruined It

My Latest Painting

Here is my latest painting.  It was inspired by time spent in Southern France.   I apologize the color looks a bit off, as I took the photo with my cell phone camera (there's also some blue marks from the camera, unfortunately) My wonderful husband took the baby shopping and let me have a little time … Continue reading My Latest Painting