“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” Vincent Van Gogh Creating some more rust this week using acrylic paint. I scored several large (circular) letters for just a $1.00 each at a recent sale. I knew right away, I wanted […]
Art Tips & Treasures
Art Tips & Treasures is about enjoying the process of exploring and trying ideas in art. It’s not about perfection, but learning, discovering and telling stories for the eyes to see. It’s about being brave and adventurous to follow your heart’s calling to create. It’s about receiving the beauty in God’s creation and finding your art voice and allowing it to speak!
I love anything handmade. Snow globes are a favorite of mine around Christmas time…just something magical about them. They are perfect under a tree, for centerpiece/table displays, and to add a whimsy touch to a child’s room (any room!). Plus, they are soooooooooooo easy to make (with or without water).
I recently had the honor of decorating for a friend’s wedding. She had decided on beautiful jewel tone colors with a mix of flowers, white pumpkins and a hint of the sea. The proposal took place while taking a boat ride…discovering a message in a bottle…).
I could not resist making another sunshine painting during the rain last week. The possibilities with this sentiment are endless. It’s a great message to add a little love to your space and brighten it up. Soooooooooo expect more sunny paintings to come your way! 🙂 DIY Details HERE:
God, who giveth life to the dead, and calleth the things that are not, as though they were. Romans 4:17 (ASV) Hello! I hope you are all doing well this week!? I have been working on cleaning up/out files on my computer and phone…and working on new projects in between laundry, cleaning and cooking. 🙂
This is for all the BRAVE souls taking steps of FAITH in life. Yes, my hand is raised on this one!!! We all can use a little encouragement along life’s road…a sign, a word, a message that catches our glance and speaks deep into our innermost being….with a loud whisper, “You can do this…” “You […]
“I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” Jeremiah 31:25 We all need a little refreshing…even everyday items we use. I’m finding inspiration from my friend Maria at Maria’s Farmhouse regarding this do it yourself project. She shared how she gave an old cracker tray a facelift with milk/chalk paint. I had been holding on […]
I have had this end table taking up space in my basement for a very L-O-N-G time (actually, I hauled it from one basement to another when I got married). Why? Because I love junk!!!! 🙂 I just could not get rid of her in the move. She had great bones (solid) and I wanted the […]
Yes, I finally got my email link fixed. I apologize for the delay. I love to create, but I am no Techy! This is very evident…since I am the one that must have disconnected it. I am not sure what I pressed in the inner sanctum of the network world, but I will have to […]
This fun and vibrant “Think Positive” sign was custom made for my sister-n-law. She gave me the concept of what she wanted it to say and then I went to work to make it just right for her. Since she is going to place it in her office, I used colors to keep her refreshed […]
It’s another chilly day with sleet and snow coming down. I have been enjoying watching the birds from my window. You can see my view here. Lately, I have been working on some custom orders and getting ready for upcoming shows. Excited!!! I’ll send more details on that soon. 🙂 This custom-made piece was done for […]