Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Looks like my daughter was sneeking through the door as I took this picture.
There are also tiny little pink roses painted between the words.
Megan's room is painted a light pink with pink striped ribbons and roses.
For a closer view, click on the individual photos
Friday, October 26, 2007
This is a photo of the sink area where we taped off and wragged painted these faux panels.
You may click on any of the photos to get a larger view.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Be creative with your lettering. Here I've painted a verse on the stairway risers leading to my son's room on the third floor. His room is decorated in a beach theme and the verse leads you there.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
The Christmas decorating committee have outdone themselves this year in the Village of Fox Creek. Everyone including the surrounding community have decked the halls, houses, bridges, etc. with evergreen boughs, wreaths, and bright red ribbons. A large wreath on each end of the covered bridge invites people into the village. Families, tired from shopping, have stopped in at Jake's Fine Dining. You can see the silhouettes of customers through the windows. Next door at the "Knit Wit Yarn Shoppe", students have gone home after an evening knitting and socializing. Note the large knitting needles and yarn attached to the top of the sign. Guests at Fox Creek Inn are enjoying hot apple cider and cookies before a roaring fire. Outside streetlights create a warm glow as a couple pass arm in arm over the bridge. A snowman behind the village waves happily with his red mittens.
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Sunday, October 21, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
The painted pieces on the shelf are from some of my instructions books. The large painting above the shelf was a gift from my children on Mother's Day a few years ago.
In this corner I've painted a scene from my husband's grandparent's farm in Missouri on this wood clock. The cabinet was a project that I painted for a seminar. There is a verse that I wrote and painted around the border on the door that says, "Enter through the garden gate, where minds can dream, while hands create."
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
We somehow managed to avoid all the rain and had a great though chilly trip. Clarksville and Louisiana, MO were my favorite little towns and we hope to return again next year when the weather is better.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
I am blogging tonight because my husband and I will be leaving for Hannibal, MO early in the morning for our last motorcycle trip of the year. It will be in the low 40's in the morning, so it's going to be a pretty cooooool ride. You will be able to directly link to this auction by clicking on the above title.
This sweet little village is ready for Christmas. An old home sits high on a hill looking down on the peaceful little village below. Lydia owns the boarding house and Daphne owns the art gallery. Take a better look at this auction on eBay. The scene wraps around the 1.5 inch edges. There are more photos of this piece in the listing.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Days like this are such a treasure!
Here is my favorite painting apron and Amber's new pink cowgirl print apron!
I love the way the back of these are made! What could be better than a mother/daughter day spent learning to sew a very valuable piece of clothing. Aprons are passed down from generations. A great book to read is "The Apron Book" by EllynAnne Geisel which celebrates the apron. An apron was, and should be, the work horse of every woman's home. Amber has been collecting aprons from garage sales and has her own nice little collection.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
This is an overall view of the mural. It's hard to see the topiaries that are painted on each side of the door. Guess I should have take pictures before they put their merchandise in the store.
This is a closeup of the cat painted on the stone wall. I tried to disguise the lightswitch plate by painting the ivy down onto it.