Wednesday, November 12, 2008

New Cupcake Painting and Christmas Print

"Johnnie's One Stop Shop" folk art print was added to my Etsy and eBay stores today. This is the photo featured in my blog header. I had so much fun painting this last year and have to admit that it's probably my favorite. It is always so much fun to start a new painting with new ideas spilling out quicker than I can paint them. Christmas has always been my favorite because I love adding all the special decorations and drizzling snow on everything like frosting. I remember as a child the large colorful lights strung on the trees and houses and really enjoyed adding them to this old general store.

Johnnie's is the "One Stop Shop" in the small town of Melville. It houses a general store, post office, gas station, and gossip corner. Johnnie O'Brien is also the town's mayor, head of the decorating committee, and the postmaster. He and his wife Clarissa live in a farmhouse just a hop skip and a jump, (with snow shoes on) from the little store. Thelma Clemens has sent her husband Frank Jr. to pick up a gallon of milk and a loaf of bread from the store. He has not been seen since before sunset and she is sure that he and Johnnie have gotten involved in a checkers tournament. Thelma can see his old blue pickup parked in front of the store from her window. Looks like she'll have to put the oldest child Betty Lou in charge of the other children as she heads out to corral him back home.

I finished this "Christmas Cupcake" painting today and also added it to my eBay auctions.


Decorate your home for Christmas with this colorful cupcake painting. A yellow tree shaped cupcake is topped with green butter cream frosting. Fluffy white frosting is applied to give the appearance of freshly fallen snow and colorful ornaments top it off. Black "Christmas" letters are dripping with white snow.

14 comments:

  1. wow! exquisite work once again :)

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  2. Love the new painting - its so homey and fun! You have the christmas spirit going all around your blog - love it!

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  3. We both love this painting! It's wonderful, Cathie and so is the story, as usual.

    Thanks so much!

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  4. Catherine I love your new paintings. The cupcake one is especially cute!! Good job! Keep 'em coming!!

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  5. Cathie,

    What a lovely painting and story! Of course, your cupcakes always make me smile. Hoping that everything is going well for you and your family.

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  6. You just brought back a wonderful memory for me that made me glow inside. You wrote about how you remember everything having lights on it. I loved driving to my grandparents home for Christmas Eve because the long drive in the dark let me gaze out the window at all the houses lit up with the big glowing bulbs that were used back then. It was magical.

    Cindy

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  7. I know I keep saying this, but I want to live in all of your paintings!
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  8. Oh gosh..that gets me in the Christmas mood, if only life were as pretty as that. Lovely as always,
    Susannah

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  9. Hi Catherine,

    Love that cupcake...one of the coolest I've seen actually.

    Johnnie's store is wonderful...very nostalgic!!!!

    Ruth

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  10. wow, these are amazing! You're getting me in the Christmas spirit :)

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  11. Oh it is so Christmasy here. I love the Christmas cupcake.

    Have a great weekend. Suzy

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  12. Your paintings are gorgeous! I don't get to paint anymore but I use my art on our plants and how we dress them up for sale :)

    I've recovered from my day with John and Roma. It feels like it must have just been a dream!

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  13. You wrote to me that it is a small world! I just spent some time on your blog and realize I OWN some of your ART! I am SO excited! I LOVE Christmas prints and I have one of yours!! Now that I 'know' you...I want another one! You are SO talented! (I knew your name seemed familiar!!!)

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  14. I love it mom!! Amber

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Thanks for taking the time to share your sweet comments!