Monday, December 26, 2011

How to make personalized glitter polish

Today's post is a paint of a different kind! :) Glitter polish is so popular right now! However, if you go to the store, you're limited by what the polish companies make, not to mention you're going to pay at minimum $5 per bottle. The other day, I had an epiphany: why can't I make my own glitter polish? I bought several bottles of inexpensive clear polish and some fine glitter and I was in business!

I made these two colors for Mandy & Krystle. They ended up being super cute and I can't wait to make more. I spent .94 on each bottle of clear polish and $3 per 5 color pack of glitter, which will make MANY bottles of glitter polish, so when all said and done, it costs a fraction of what one store bought bottle costs! Give it a try!!


One creative night...

So on Christmas Eve Eve, my hubby Kevin and I had a gift wrapping and baking extravaganza! This year, I didn't want to use the usual sticky bows like you get from the store. I wanted a little something more hand-made for that personal touch. Since I have a huge pile of felt sheets, I decided I wanted to put felt cut outs and yarn on my packages! They ended up being so cute!

These were a couple of other gifts I "personalized". So fun!

After we finished our wrapping, we began working on the goody baskets we had made members of our family. One of the items in the baskets were what we affectionately call "Andeos". They were an accidental invention conceived out of mine and Kev's bad communication. LOL! Probably one of the best mistakes we've ever made. 

Double Stuft Oreos dipped in white Almond Bark and topped with Andes mint chips... SOOOO GOOD!

We had so much fun making these baskets, we might just make it a tradition! It's fun doing stuff with your best friend! :)

Hope everyone's Christmas was very Merry & blessed!


Monday, November 14, 2011

I'm still here!

It has been too long since I last blogged! I have been busy on a different kind of painting project than the kind involving canvases lately.  Hopefully tonight I will be able to post some pics of my current kitchen reno and also the project I am beginning refinishing my Grandma's dining table! Never fear guys, I shall soon return! ;-)


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fabulous front porch

Hello all! So I'm not normally one of those people who decorate for every season. I am big on decorating for Christmas every year, and I switch out some of my decorations as I get new ones, but I've never been what you would call a "Seasonal Decorator". Some people get a little crazy, we've got a family down the street from us who have their entire yard fall/Halloweened out! But this year, I got a little hankering to do some fall decorating, and I got a great deal on some pumpkins from work, so I decided to make our front entryway cute and fall-ish. Here are a few pics of what I did:

My bargain pumpkins!

The pumpkin on the right is actually a dark plum colour, but the funky florescent lighting in my kitchen makes it look black.

I LOVE mixing my own colors. You can get 'em exactly the way you want 'em!

This is my front door...pretty blah. (There's not usually a bale of straw there. haha)

I cut leaves out of felt, and pinned them to the straw bale.

I painted scrollies on the big green pumpkin. They're kinda my thing. :)

I made a yarn wrapped wreath for the front door. I am so proud, I think it turned out quite cute!!

Anyway, I had a great time today flexing my creative muscles! Thanks for reading!


Monday, October 24, 2011


So today online, I happened to notice that Michael's was having a big sale this week on their art supplies!! (buy one, get one for a penny to be exact!) Since I love all things "bargain", I gathered my hubby and we trooped up to Michael's to get my hands on the really big canvases I've been wanting for a tryptic I plan to paint for my living room, but couldn't afford... until now. :)

I got 4 for the price of 2!! They are 24"x 48"

I got 4 new brushes for the price of 2 also!

Acrylic paints were on sale too! .77 each! 

I am so proud of my deals, that I wanted to share them with everyone!! If you do any painting, you should totally check it out! Hopefully with these new supplies, I should have a few new pieces very soon! 


Thursday, October 6, 2011


I'd like to welcome two new pieces today! 

The first is called "Love Defined" and it is an acrylic 12 x 12 tryptic. It is my first attempt at this style and I enjoyed making it so much, I believe I am going to do one for my living room of another Scripture!

The second is "Guard your heart" and it is an acrylic 12 x 12

I'm so excited about these two pieces! They are my vacation pieces! :) As usual, if you're interested in any paintings, feel free to email me at: 



Just a quick announcement that I should be posting a couple of new pieces tonight! I'm SO EXCITED! Check back soon!


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Artist Spotlight: Alphonse Mucha

This is another artist that I knew by work, but not by name. One of my favorite art styles is Art Nouveau. I love the detailed, yet "cartoony" look, and I love how Nouveau artists (especially Mucha) usually portrayed women. They were more delicate and beautiful, instead of just a rotund, nude woman like they had been painted and drawn for so many years prior. (Don't get me wrong, there were still some naked ones, just not as many, and for that I am grateful.) In the case of Mucha, I love the way he portrayed hair and garments. He paid attention to every strand of hair and fabric. It made for some pretty stuff.

This one reminds me of me; a girl who can be all dressed up, but still a silly girl.


La Primavere Alphonse Mucha

Autumn Alphonse Mucha

Summer Alphonse Mucha
This particular piece is called "Summer" from a group of the four seasons.
Night Alphonse Mucha
Alphonse Mucha
Such a talented man! I hope you've enjoyed these pieces as much as I have!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Testing, Testing 1-2

I am testing out a new blog managing program called Qumana. Hopefully, if it all works properly, I'll be able to do more blogging and less fighting with blogger!


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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Artist Spotlight: M.C. Escher

All through school, I was obsessed with this man's art. I actually didn't know who drew these pictures until I was in probably 11th grade. Up until then, he was just that "dude that draws those crazy awesome pictures". I had a Math teacher that I totally bonded with because of her love for Escher --and because she is a really awesome person--. She liked him because of all the geometry and math in his art, I just liked him because of his art. :) (Math was not my strong subject.)

This one has always amazed me. I don't know how he drew this so acurately. Apparently, he was very familiar with the look of his own hands.

This is one of my faves. I am in awe of anyone who can capture reflections so well.

I hope you're enjoying my artist spotlights. My goal is to show off people who are truly talented, and possibly answer your questions that you may have had of, "Who painted that?" or "Who drew or sculpted that?"

More to come.