Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Cherry Chocolate Cupcake Painting and Giveaway

This "Cherry Chocolate Cupcake" painting is listed on eBay and ends this week.
5" x 7"

A chocolate fudge cupcake mixed with cherry pie filling is topped with fluffy, butter cream, piped frosting with a cherry on top. Displayed on a black cake stand embellished with tiny ruby colored crystals, this dessert is a treat for the eyes as well as the tummy. This fudgey, cherry concoction is wrapped in a cute red and white polka dot cake liner. A red grosgrain ribbon with white dots is wrapped around the edges of the canvas and tied in a bow at the top.

Now please rush right over to Laurel Plum Online because she's offering a "Giveaway" of one of my prints. The giveaway ends this Friday the 27th. Laurel has a beautiful blog full of tips on getting organized.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Bedside Table Redesign

Around Christmas I shared this picture of my new lamp that I bought for my bedroom. I'm now using this as a "before shot" of my bedside table.
This is the "new look" for my bedside table now. I purchased Penny's (Lavender Hill Studio) mosaic directions online and this is my first project. This was so much fun! If you think you'd like to try to mosaic something, Penny's directions are great and very easy to follow. I had an old matelasse that I cut to make the skirt. It's simply velcroed around the edge of the table for easy removal when it needs washing. I tied a black ribbon around the top edge and added one to the lamp as well because I keep reading that every room needs a touch of black. Large black buttons were also sewn down the front where the fabric overlaps. Click on the photos for a closer view.

I have a question to ask all my faithful readers, " Should I paint the lamp base antique white or black?" If you think I shouldn't paint it at all, you can also vote.

There is a "Toile Party" going on at the Pretty Organized Palace Blog, so go check it out!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Clover Hill Folk Art Painting

New listing for my eBay auctions:
Click on photos for a closer view.

Avary and her mother, Ruth, have worked hard all morning making a surprize, giant cupcake for their friend and neighbor Miss Hester. Everyday after school Avary stops in to visit with Hester who fell and broke her hip while pruning her climbing rose bushes that grow up the side of her stone cottage. Avary has been doing chores and helping in the garden until her friend heals and asked her mother to help her with a surprize for their ailing neighbor. Getting up at the crack of dawn the mother and daughter team made the most delicious giant cupcake and frosted it with fluffy pink butter cream frosting. Ruth sent her daughter up Clover Hill to the little cottage at the top of the lane with her sweet treat in hand.

Soon I will share with you another project that I'm doing for our bedroom. It's been fun and I can't wait to show you.

I was honored to find out that I had won second place in the Artist's Choice Awards on eBay for the "Folk" category.

Now, I've got to get back to the mess, hmmmmmmmmmm, I mean project I'm working on.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Cupcake Painting

Just a quick post to let you know that I listed this 8" x 10" painting on ebay last night. The background color was very hard to photograph, but the top picture is more true to the original.
A white chocolate chip cupcake is piled high with piped green "Irish Cream" frosting and topped with miniature chocolate chips. Displayed on a black decorative cake plate and covered with a glass cloche, this cupcake will look great displayed for St. Patrick's Day or year round. The black lettering at the top of the picture is dripping with green Irish cream icing and a green and white checked ribbon is tied around the knob on the glass cloche.

My mother's side of the family is Irish and I've yet to find a four leaf clover. How about you? Do you have the luck of the Irish?

Friday, March 6, 2009

Custom Painting

A while back I did a custom painting for a sweet customer, Laura, who wanted me to do a painting of the place where they were married as a gift for her husband. You can view that post here. This year she asked me to do a painting for her sister, Marian, and brother in law, Doug. They had recently purchased a new home and she wanted me paint a picture of them in front of the barn on their property. Doug had given Marian a dragon weathervane as a gift, so I added that to the top of the barn. She has given them their gift, so I thought I would now share it with you.
Marian & Doug's Barn:

Marian and Doug I wish you a life time of wonderful memories at your new place and with the new little one that's on the way! What a great place to raise children.

Last night I listed the painting below at the starting price of $1.00. Yes, I said $1.00! So, if you've never been able to bid on one of my originals because of the price, now is the time to try. The shipping for this painting is $32.95 (includes insurance and delivery confirmation) because it's an oversized package. They charge more for size than weight. This painting is 18 inches by 24 inches.

"Traveler's Ease at Turtle Cove"

If you're looking for that perfect place to rest your weary head, you should venture to Traveler's Ease Inn on Turtle Island. Owners, Leota Mae and Harley Thompson, will have a warm and cozy feather bed fluffed and waiting. They will greet you with a pot of herbal tea and cranberry muffins with orange frosting. Customers quickly become friends with the Thompson family and return for years to come.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Chocolate Pecan Cupcake Painting

Looks as if I need to be doing paintings of fruit, vegetables, slimfast, etc. This time of year I start to feel the tug of jeans that are too tight and shirts that have become too snug. I'm sure this extra weight is due to inactivity and painting all the time. Painting these cute little cupcakes isn't helping either. Getting out in the garden during the spring and summer usually gets me back into shape pretty quickly because I'm not inside with the frig. Hurry up Spring!!
This cute little "Chocolate Pecan Cupcake" is now listed in my eBay auctions. The bow is bright red even though it may appear to be hot pink in this photo.
This yummy chocolate pecan cupcake is filled with chocolaty, nutty goodness. Decorate your kitchen with this cupcake piled high with mint green frosting topped with red roses. The border is painted a pale yellow and is accented with black and white checks and tiny red roses. A black tag is painted at the top labeled "Chocolate Pecan". A bright red grosgrain ribbon with white dots is wrapped around the edges of the canvas and tied in a bow at the top.
I've also listed this little 6" x 6" spring painting:
"Greenbriar Lane"

When a gentle breeze is in the air, people walking down Greenbriar Lane and neighbors with open windows, are entranced by the sweet scent of Miss Effie's flowers. She has won first prize at the county fair the past two years for her beautiful pink roses. She loves to teach the neighbor children how to garden and treats them to lemonade and orange frosted cookies for their help. Miss Effie is then showered with hugs and kisses.