Completed the Merry Moose….pulled a late night and an early morning as I just could not let this one alone!! Snowing and cold here so I will be in the studio again today. Needing to start on two commissioned pieces that will be holiday gifts. Time to get to work! Have a warm fuzzy day today everyone! If you are traveling be safe!
Today it is an indoor, studio kind of day. Our weather is changing, cold, freezing rain and snow to come soon! Working on my Merry Moose painting. Thus far I’ve placed four layers. It needs some serious drying time, putting it away for about 24 hours. I have completed two commission pieces thus far for the holidays. One being shipped off later this week and the other delivered locally. It feels great creating art for holiday gifting.
Thank you for visiting my blog…have a great day everyone!
A bit of time has passed since my last post. It’s been a busy time and I imagine will only get busier as the holidays approach. Oh, that’s right, Thanksgiving is next week! Our daughter is coming home (and her little doggie that we love…our grand-dog) for a few days and the time will be marvelous. I have plans for a relaxing and yummy Thanksgiving day but come Friday, we may have to kick into high gear! I have some shopping and baking to do and trying to spend some time with other family and friends! We try to balance the calmness and the running around like crazy! I love the holidays and oh, yes, I usually start decorating the day after Thanksgiving! We’ll squeeze it all in, I’m sure!
This painting may stay in my private collection. Two reasons, one being, years ago I had a special little canary we named Spud. Little Spud sang and sang for several years, giving us such joy. I’ve not had another bird since Spud passed into bird heaven but maybe one day. The other reason for keeping this piece, well. I grew up shy. It’s been a lifetime challenge for me to force myself to speak out and be heard. I’ve often told close friends that at times I feel invisible. They disagree, only because I can talk freely within my close circle. I still get anxious around groups but I’m learning. I always think of myself as a late bloomer! Life is truly a journey and I believe we never stop growing, learning and developing into our purpose!
Completing three Happy Hangers. These three will be heading over to the gallery tomorrow for the Holiday Open House on Friday. I waited until the last-minute and will be working this evening on the last touches of the other two. Hope your evening is full of creativity. I’ll enjoy finishing these pieces.
I’ve stared for a couple of days at these four canvases with backgrounds finished. A bit of creative spirit rose early today! With my coffee in hand I spent the morning in my home studio. Three years ago my Mom passed away, the last couple days I’ve not been able to stop the memories swirling in my mind. This piece reflects some of what I’ve felt and simply some of what I love in art. I’ve always enjoyed painting hearts with wings. When I began the piece I thought it was just another subject that I enjoy. After finishing the piece it felt more like my Mom earned her well deserved wings and was singing her way into heaven! It always intrigue’s me, the thought process of my art. When I do a background I never know what I will paint on the canvas, what message I want to get across…most often than not, it is best for me to just let it flow! Enjoy each day. Find your wings and soar with a song in your heart. Make your dreams come true!
Just delivered this adorable Bassett Hound commissioned piece. A tribute to a sweet Bassett that passed away a few weeks ago. Creating a piece in memory of a special pet is always an honor for me. Having a Bassett Hound in our home while our girls were growing up made this piece especially heartwarming. I am such an advocate for rescue of animals and believe each person that takes an animal into their home to love has their heart in the right place. Dogs are so comforting, giving and just plain fun to hang out with!! Their unconditional love for humans is amazing! Thank you so much dear friend, D. for asking me to create this piece. Hoping it will bring comfort to your friend and wonderful memories of her special little Bassett!
Thanks for visiting my blog! Give your dog a hug today!!
I’ve been away for so long! This piece is a 16 X 20″ gallery wrapped canvas. A mixed-media piece using zippers for the flower stems. Approximately 10 layers of recycled papers and acrylics, oil pastels, watercolour pencils, pen…so fun to complete!
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This sweet little bird speaks to my heart and my dreams! Done on a 12 X 12″ gallery wrapped canvas. Acrylics, oil pastels, pen, ink, recycled papers and some textures added with random items…love using different items for texture…such as bubble wrap and shelf liner paper. Thicker sides finished as well so no framing required . I’m selling this piece for $60.00 plus shipping.
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~ Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore ~ André Gide
This piece I have titled Six Hearts. This canvas I had done about two years ago and it truly needed a facelift! I covered it with black acrylic paint and started over. I was not truly in love with it but it is growing on me. If you click on the photo you can enlarge the image to read the words.
I am still working on the dress collection and have finished two more paintings. I needed a break from painting the dresses so created the six hearts.
Thanks for visiting my blog everyone! Hope your heart is filled with joy today!
D. Bitty Traveler painting was inspired by a special friend, Diane, who is a member of Sisters on the Fly. These women have refurbished vintage campers, traveling together, as well as fund-raising for organizations…they do have the best times together! You can read more about Sisters on the Fly on their website. They also have a book published about the history of the organization and how it all started. It even includes yummy recipes. The Sisters on the Fly helped raise funds for Casting for Recovery, an organization that provides fly fishing retreats for breast cancer survivors. I volunteer for Casting for Recovery…my first connection with Diane however was through my art! It’s such a small world…and I love how that common thread somehow finds it way across miles and miles to connect people! So, this painting truly is a creation from the heart and inspired by a very special lady…thank you Diane!!