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!