JUST LISTED....a fun new batch of embellished, vintage aprons have just been added to my online shop. If you've been following my blog, you may remember my recipe box project a few posts down. These darling aprons would be a fun gift to go along with the recipe boxes, especially for a bridal shower or wedding gift...a graduation gift....or someone who just purchased a new house. If you're the artsy type, these would be fun art aprons to wear while painting. You can find them HERE.
January 28, 2016
January 27, 2016
Gosh, just when I got back to posting regularly on my blog, I have Blogger issues. I'm back and today I'm excited to share some current artwork with you. I'm taking the latest Jeanne Oliver class called Reflections: Paint Your Story and it's a good one. You can find Jeanne's site here...amazing classes by her and other artists.
This was my work in progress yesterday. There's something about a beautiful mess of art supplies, don't you think? This journaling entry was all about trying to create pages about me but it turned into a wonderful tribute to my mother.
January 15, 2016
Last year I got me a leather Traveler's Notebook. A fun leather cover with calendars and notebooks to tuck inside a fun binding system.
Today I'm setting up a still life of my first oil painting. It's a new journey for me and I'm excited and intimidated at the same time. And just like that I have my One Little Word for the year.....journey.
January 13, 2016
I did this watercolor of a bouquet of flowers picked from my gardens around Memorial Day. I always love to have fresh flowers sitting around and if they come from my gardens, that makes me even happier.
I'm now inspired to create a little stash of flower photos to practice my watercolors on.
Thanks for the inspiring words on my art journey recap thus far. It's fun to visit all of my projects again.
January 11, 2016
One of the popular subjects for sketch artist Liz Steel is her teacups and coffees. She does amazing sketches and even though she does a lot of them they never get old. There's always something new to them. So I tried my hand at it. My sketches today were done way early in my watercoloring beginnings and I can see how how far I've come in nearly a year.
January 9, 2016
Maybe I got back into my art just so I could stare at the beautiful colors...
Practicing some hand lettering, sketching and watercolor all at the same time.
January 8, 2016
Last year I grew my first daffodils, such a beautiful flower. They were the first flowers to pop up in my flower beds and boy were they a welcome sight. Right about now I get cabin fever and start dreaming of my flowers and gardens. It's dreary and wet outside right now so I thought today we could use some sunshine in the form of bright yellow daffodils.
January 6, 2016
Looking back on my 2015 art journey, one of my best discoveries is that you can sketch and make art anywhere and everywhere....and the more you do it the better.
My brand new Moleskine watercolor journal, my shiny new Lamy Safari fountain pen and a few other art supplies.
So anxious to try them out, I used a cardboard box to practice.
It's art. It was fun. The more you just let go, the better your art becomes.
January 5, 2016
For Christmas, I gave my girls a recipe box filled with blank recipe cards. The wood recipe boxes are from One Canoe Two.Rifle Paper Company. Great quality here and I love the designs.
One Canoe Two. More whimsical designs and great quality. I was lucky enough to purchase the recipe boxes and all of the recipe cards at 50% off during the Cyber Monday sale after Thanksgiving.
Get To Work Book to keep track of everything.
Note: If you have a source for printed recipe cards (not printables), I'd love to hear from you. Please leave your comments at the end of this post.