Saturday, June 28, 2008

Lavender Hill Studio Mosaics Painting

I was so honored when sweet Penny from Lavender Hill Studio asked me to paint her "future" studio. She sent me a photo of a barn on their property that will some day be her studio. You can check it out on her blog by clicking here.

Penny wanted me to add window boxes and landscaping. But, the one thing she really wanted was a lavender truck. It was so much fun to paint and I even added a mosaic sign to her building.

Here is the little story that Penny received along with her painting:

Penny is the artful owner of Lavender Hill Studio Mosaics. She repurposes old furniture, teapots, trays, birdhouses, old windows and much more into functional works of art. Her loving husband, Kent, is her right hand man repairing, gluing, and electrifying her flea market and antique finds. He also loves to create mirrors and birdhouses for her to apply her work to. They love each other dearly and work together like a well oiled machine.

You should should stop by Penny's website and check out her beautiful mosaics!


  1. I'm SO happy I found your blog thru pennys blog! Your painting of this charming cottage & lavender truck is heart warming & so sweet! the story that goes with it is adorable & your work is fabulous! I'm off to read more of your wonderful blog & visit your shops! :) chris

  2. Catherine,
    Wow, just came by from Penny's. Your work is amazing. I would love to have you do a rendition of our house and turn it into a sweet cottage. Is there a place to contact you? I don't see one on the blog.
    Love, love, love your work.

  3. Cathie,
    Thank you sooooo much for this wonderful painting of my dream. I cried when I opened the box. It is so perfect! I am hanging it in my current in house studio as a reminder of where I want to be in the near future.

    You are just amazing! You took my dream and made it a reality. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
    Hugs to you my friend.

  4. How precious is this painting?!?!? Penny, leave it to Cathie to turn a small part of your future dream into a reality! With this beautiful painting to gaze at, I am sure that you will achieve your dream very soon.


  5. I saw this the other day on Penny's blog. Such a great work. I love the sweet details on each one of yours paintings which you don't see at the first look.

    Great job. Wish you a great day. Suzy

  6. Oh, Catherine, I saw this on Penny's blog and thought it was so precious! What a great way to visualize your dream before it comes true. You truly captured something special there!

  7. Catherine, I haven't known Penny long, new to blogging, but you have really hit her dream little workshop. She is so proud and I say, I couldn't blame her. You have great talent.

  8. Cathy, your art work is awesome. I just scrolled down all of your art and it does make me want a painting of our home in the mountains. I might want a summer look. e-mail me on costs etc.

    I adore Penny's barn studio. Especially the purple truck.

    My E-mail is

    Thanks so much'

    Jeanne - backyardneighbor


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