Friday, March 6, 2009

A LIttle Touch of Spring!

With all my excitement of spring, I just had to share this gorgeous painting with all of you. This lady is so talented, and it is a pleasure to know her. This painting was done by Barb, of Her medium is in oil, and if you wish to see more of Barb's art just visit her blog, or the many places she sells on the web. I met Barb through a small painting group that I am on, and she is such an asset to the group. What incredible talent! You can vist Barb at these locations on the web! Enjoy!

Hi All!

It is positively GORGEOUS here today! I have had the worst case of cabin fever that I can remember having for a long time! The sun is shining, the air is clean and crisp, and the only thing I can think of right now is my longing to go dig in the dirt. I know it is early so I am going to have to contain myself, but oh the promise of spring is all I need today! So I am going to take advantage of it and be outside as much as possible. Grab that cup of coffee, and just enjoy the sunshine.
Also, the news from here today, is that I have decided to offer a supplies category to my Etsy shop. I have so many ornaments, and surfaces that I know I will never get to. So if you are a painter, or crafter, be sure to stay tuned, and I will announce when the supplies area is ready for purchases. I am hoping to have it done and ready by the end of next week! Till the next time.......blessings to each and everyone of you!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Well I Had the Paint Out Already..........

Since I was working on my swap today, and the paint was all on the palette, I figured I didn't want it to go to waste, so I whipped up this cute spring soap to match the candleholder. I really enjoyed doing this one. I am sure it has something to do with all the spring colors. It was sunny here today, but still very chilly, but we are supposed to warm up towards the end of the week, and I am so looking forward to it. In the meantime, I painted a little spring........hope you enjoy!

What I Have Been Working On Wednesday!

We have lots going on over at the OFG Street Team. We are getting ready to launch our Easter Celebration, along with our Spring Celebration, and we have a spring swap going on right now also. Today I wanted to share with you what I did for my swap partner. Always during these swaps I agonize, and change my mind a hundred times, before I finally decide what to paint. I had started about three different projects, but I finally decided on this one.

For our swap this time, we were to create something that was either Spring or Easter related, and I thought this cute design by Renee Mullins, filled the bill on both parts. I then added some scented candles, and will of course include some great Easter goodies in my partners package. Wouldn't be a swap without chocolate..,:) I really enjoyed doing this one, and I hope my partner likes it. I will be mailing out next week.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

My Swap Gift!

Hey All!!
Isn't this just the sweetest thing? This was what I received from my swap partner Dee Begg of IceHouseCrafts
We are in the process of having a Spring Swap on the OFG Street Team, and I received this adorable door pocket in the mail just the other day. Dee did a gorgeous job of painting it, and then she stuffed it plumb full of pipberries! I couldn't wait to hang it on my front door to tell my friends and family, that yes, SPRING IS COMING.......:)
Along with my gift, she also send the most yummy cadberry eggs, and some wonderful peanut butter Reese's.....which by the way are long gone. If you have a moment pop over to Dee's and see what other great things she has to offer!
Thanks again so much Dee, I am just thrilled!