Sunday, October 19, 2014
I''m very happy to announce that I'll be a vendor at Miss Rosa Mae's Barn Sale in Beersheba Springs! I've never been to the "Big Red Barn" but these photos are just gorgeous! This will be the only show that I am participating in this season. It's a great opportunity to come by and pick up some custom holiday gifts!
I can't wait to spend the weekend here!
How pretty is this space? I'm already in love with all those twinkly lights! I have an inside booth space. It looks like tons of really interesting vendors, music, and yummy food. Here's their facebook link to see more details.
We'll all be there all three days. Gather up some girlfriends and make plans to go on a little adventure!
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Well, vacation is over and it's back to reality for me! It was a lovely trip to the beach and I'm still high on sand and sun. It really was nice to relax and enjoy some family time. I'll share some more pics and info about our favorite place in the whole wide world soon!
In the meantime, here's this beautiful set of three pink, gray, and black canvases for a princess room. I just love how all three are very different but still coordinate so well.
This is a tiny 3x6 pale pink canvas with white stamping in the background. The lettering and ribbon are hot pink. This is perfect for the doorknob!
The 8x24 Has pale pink and white stripes in the background with hot pink and white polka dots in the foreground. The lettering is black and the little dots on the trim are gray. This size is great for over the crib, twin bed, or changing table.
The final 11x14 piece is one of my favorite quotes. It's just so sweet! It also has pale pink and white stripes but with black dots and a gray frame.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Well, my "Happy Fall Y'all" sale was a huge success! I'm still knee deep in orange polka dots - haha! Seriously, thank you for all of the fall orders. I soooo appreciate the business!
Besides all the orange paint, another sign of fall in my world is our school's annual Fall Festival. I helped make the auction item for my son's seventh grade class. I painted this tree and his teacher is going to have all of the kids put their thumbprints on there like leaves. I can't wait to see the finished product!
My class did this giant wooden Christmas ornament door hanger with all of our handprints. I think it turned out so cute!!
Just like I do every fall, the shop will be closing down for a bit so I can catch my breath before Christmas. I'll be on vacation from October 9 - October 23. Be getting those Christmas gift lists ready!!
Monday, September 29, 2014
Hey, hey! It's that time of the year...holidays!!! I love fall, painting for fall, and getting ready for fall. I've already painted bunched of pumpkins and love them!
One of my favorite things about fall is Fall Break. I'll be taking orders and painting from now until October 10. I'll be back to work on October 20. I'm running a little etsy special between now and then - woohoo!!!
Just place any order with the etsy shop between now and October 10 and enter the coupon code AUTUMNSALE to get 20% off your entire purchase!
It's not too late to order some great fall items. It's a perfect time to start getting ready for the holidays! Custom artwork is a great gift for teachers, secretaries, new families...the list goes on and on!
Just visit the etsy shop and enter that code when you check out. Easy as that!
Thank you and happy holidays!!!!
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Woohoo! It's my favorite season - fall! To celebrate, I'm offering a Fall Facebook Special. You can get this super cute "Happy Fall Y'all" polka dot design for just $15.00!
It's available in any color combination - green and orange with brown are shown as examples. You can choose either an 8x10 or a 10x10. All you have to do is visit the Dream Custom Artwork facebook page and leave a comment or send a message with your specifics anytime between now and Sunday, September 21. Done!
If you're not local, please leave or paypal email address so I can send you an invoice.
Thanks and happy shopping!
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Oh, how teachers love chevron! Me included! I just love this primary colored chevron and dot pattern for the classroom. It went to a new teacher as my school - yay!
The new principal at Bobby Ray Elementary, Monti Hillis, ordered this plaque for her office. She sent me a swatch of the pretty chevron fabric she is using in her office to match. So pretty!
This special canvas went home to Japan! Another teacher friend, Melany Crothers, works with the Sister City program. I was so flattered to hear that when the Japanese toured the schools, they loved the painted canvases. Melany ordered one for one of the ladies to take home with her. I love it!!
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
My latest special - the 11x14 pineapple canvas for $20.00 - was such a success! Here's a few of my favorites! I did this one with the aqua trim and black lettering for my neighbors and friends, the Sparkmans!
The black frame and lettering is always my favorite. It just looks so clean and classic!
Here's a pretty green and brown for a more neutral look.
Another aqua and black combination with a little different lettering choice.
There's lots of options with just one basic design. I love making each piece special for that customer. Remember that they make great gifts...start making your holiday wish lists now!!
Friday, August 22, 2014
I'm a little late getting around to sharing my classroom this school year. I've taken all these pictures after school has started. I try to do it in the summer before it gets a little cluttered. It just didn't happen! I went with a sports theme and used patterns of red, black and white - which happen to be our school colors!
I needed new file folders and found this set that matches perfectly! This little folder rack is my favorite gadget. I always file and stack everything and then can't find it. Problem solved!
My desk! I covered the front panel in this adorable football field paper that I found on Amazon. I am a bit of a neat freak (note the file folders) so my desk really does usually look like this. I just can't think when things are piled up everywhere! I also hate fluorescent lighting so I turn them off and use my lamp anytime I can.
There are two small bulletin boards on the wall beside my whiteboard. I usually devote one to calendar and decided that was a complete waste of space! This year I did a "Major League Work" board. This is to display all that extra special work that gets turned in. The students get a homework pass if they make the board -yay!
The other board is the "Overtime Board". When I have students who finish sooner than others, I always have to deal with the "what to do now" question. Here's the answer!
I used the "poofs" and cursive alphabet from Schoolgirl Style. She's got super cute printables that are so easy to use and those tissue flowers of every color! The paper lanterns came from Oriental Trading. Those football ones are my favorite!
I am so lucky to have a classroom with tons of storage. My back wall is a computer counter and lots of cabinets. I covered that small space behind the computers with black paper and used some sports punchouts from our Teacher Center. The pennant flags also came from Schoolgirl Style. There's a whole set of coordinating products called "Totally Teamwork"! My son set my computer monitors to Michael Jordan!
Two of my cabinet doors are used to display the state vocabulary for the subjects I teach.
This grouping is by the door. Rather than just sticking things on the wall, I try to make them into their own little bulletin board. I just think it makes it all look more pulled together! Those big posters behind my desk are also a faux bulletin board! I use a low temp hot glue gun. It always peels off without damaging the paint.
Cute labels and bins for an organized way to turn in finished work! There's not much I love better than sorted art supplies - crazy I know! My awesome gray shelf with the sorting bins came from the automotive section at Sam's.
My one big bulletin board became a place for all that classroom stuff that you have to have. I made it the "Half Time Report" in keeping with the sports theme. It was my son's idea to add the ESPN logo. He's a sports nut and was happy to offer advice! I used more of the football field paper that is on my desk for the background.
I bought this little red desk over the summer. It's too small for my students to actually sit and do work. It is perfect for the sharpener, pencils, tissues, etc. I labeled it the "Locker Room" since it is storage!
Since I am a science teacher, I use my bookshelf for science related nonfiction. I've been building my library. Even though it doesn't look like a lot, I do have some pretty great books! The magazines are sorted in the red and black baskets from the $1.00 section at Target. I used my daughter's old pom poms as decoration around the TV area.
I love Ron Clark's charisma and style of teaching. I use a lot of his rules. They're posted over the whiteboard. The board is framed in black and red tulle and white Christmas lights. I like to have them on anytime the lights are off. It's so cozy!
I redid my filing cabinet labels with red and white polka dot scrapbook paper. The monogrammed basket was a gift from students last year. There's an umbrella, whistle, sunglasses, and all my other playground stuff that I have to carry out with me in there. It's so much easier to keep it all on one place! There's a few more poofs in the window.
The tan bookshelf got a coat of shiny black spray paint over the summer. It needed it! I keep this little shelf up front for photos and there are dry erase markers in the basket. I have a student who is blind so all of her braile books are on the bottom shelf.
I love how this little grouping turned out!
My outside door has the window framed with a sports border. I try to use as little glue as possible on that wooden door!
We used this wreath with our Beta Club last year. It was going to be thrown away! I rescued it and added the black tulle and the wooden cut out in the center. I'm so happy with how it turned out!
I also have a small bulletin board beside my door. I use it to display student work later on in the school year. These cute jerseys are from Schoolgirl Style and the students in my homeroom each have their own. So cute!
Well, that's it for the classroom tour! It's already been an exhausting but wonderful first couple of weeks of school. I'm starting to get back in the groove!
Friday, August 15, 2014
Oh, how I'm loving these stripes! I literally see chevron when I close my eyes, so these stripes were a welcome change. I usually alternate some color with white. I love that the stripes are two colors. The navy and lime are great together...it reminds me of a man's tie!
There's a little gray accent that just brings it all together. How cute is this going to be in hospital and then in the nursery? You just write in all the important info with Sharpie!
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Wow! This one really was a challenge! Dana Mullican, the English IV teacher at the High School, asked for something really special for her classroom door. She didn't want her name. She wanted a little hint as to what was in store for her students when they walked through her door. Great idea!
She wanted castles, knights, dragons...all that good stuff! I did some research. I took my time with the layout. I practiced shields and helmets. I just love how it turned out! Thank you, Dana, for the fun order. I hope your school year is an amazing adventure!