Thursday, April 16, 2009

Fairy Princess of Ladybugs and all Small Creatures

Recently one of my husband's business contacts became a new father. My hubby wanted me to paint something for their baby. After seeing photos of the nursery done in pink and brown with pink and brown ladybugs, this is what I came up with. You can click on the image to get a closer view.

A pink and brown dotted ribbon is wrapped around the edges of the canvas and tied in a bow at the top. Glitter is applied to the fairy wings. This was a fun diversion from my usual style of painting.

My sweet daughter just started her own blog and you can check it out here. Please stop by and leave her a comment to welcome here to our community of blogging friends. My baby girl is such a cutie pie!

At "Etsy Stalker", Violet (isn't that a great name) featured one of my prints on her blog. She has a great blog promoting lots of talented Etsy sellers. Just click on the button below:

Thanks Violet!

This week Kaili's Art Blog, Billy and Button, presented me with the Renee Award. Please check out my sweet blogging friend from Australia, Kailie's blog. She is so talented!

The Renee Award was recently created by Bella and Ces in honour of their friend Renee. They are such talented group of women. In Bella's words:
"this is a brand new award, and I have the pleasure and honor of spreading the seed, watching it grow. I hope it finds its way to those who are like Renee: the acorn, a small package becoming a tall and sturdy oak giving more acorns, becoming tall and sturdy oaks, giving acorns…"

Due to time constraints, I want to pass this on to all my talented blogging friends:

Thanks Kaili! I have a giveaway coming soon!


  1. Catherine, your Fairy Princess painting is sooo beautiful! I just love your style! Did you ever take art classes or are you self taught? I'm always in awe of your designs.
    Carol B.

  2. Your painting is so sweet & precious. Of course, I'm a fan of all of your work!

    Congrats on your award! ☺ Diane

  3. What a sweet painting! I think that is sounds so perfect for the babies room!

  4. Your welcome Cathie! Im love this beautiful painting you've done. You do great people paintings! Im going to visit your daughters blog now! xx

  5. Love the painting! How cute that is! What a wonderful item for a new baby!


  6. Oh my, you should do more stuff like this! I love it.

  7. Cathie, I just love that Avery painting! You are so talented! I just don't know how you come up with so many ideas, you are a true artist!! Love your work!

  8. Now that is adorable! I can see you heading in yet another direction quite easily.

    Will check out the link when I find some spare time. Congrats to your daughter!

  9. Mom... I love this!! The colors are great and the fairy is so adorable. Love you!!

  10. How precious! I think we are feel like fairy princesses and your painting captures the beauty!

    I am SO excited! I have had my C H prints FRAMED! I'll be sharing them in a post soon! I love them and now I have your inspiration around me in your amazing art! I am excited.... oh, I said that! heehee!

    Happy Weekend, sweet friend!

  11. I posted pics of my study and your prints framed! Hope you can pop over for a visit (and that you love it! ) Thanks!

  12. Catherine, I love your Fairy princess from below...ow, she is so beautiful. I love your newest painting as well.


  13. I love the painting, it's perfect!

  14. Catherine,
    Thanks for the note.
    (you probably saw i did finally get the pic on my post) =0)

    I had more time and came back to enjoy your art some more.
    It is so beautiful and so much detail! Then i saw some of them are only 4"!!!!!!
    They are so detailed i thought they must be huge!

    I am absolutely green with envy of your skills.

    Blessings, and i sure hope i win the sign you made!

    Barbara Jean

  15. You KNOW I love the pink and brown! It's really precious. So beautiful and girlie.


  16. Such the cutest painting. Love the browns and pinks.


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