Friday, November 20, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Won't this 16x20 canvas be beautiful on the mantle this Thanksgiving?

What better way to decorate your home and welcome guests than with a pumpkin canvas sign.

This one was requested to leave plain.  It's simple but so, so pretty! 

Thank you all for all of the orders this fall.  I'm trading in my orange paint for red and green!  Be sure to contact me about Christmas availability.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Cute Critters

Love all of these cute "critter" canvases!  Both of these happen to be teacher gifts.  I know these teachers are going to LOVE them!!!  The red, black, and white ladybug design has been a popular one.  It's perfect for our school because those are our colors!

I had a repeat customer come back this year for another teacher canvas.  This year she asked for a woodland theme and specifically requested a tree, squirrel, fox, owl, and turtle.  I wondered how I was going to get all of that on there without it looking crowded!

I am so proud of how it turned out!  Isn't it just the cutest thing?

If you'd like a teacher gift for Christmas, now is the time to order!  The price list is on the left hand side of the blog in the sidebar.  There is an additional $5.00 shipping charge for those of you who are out of town.  

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Welcome November!  It's full on fall here is Tennessee!  It's my favorite time of the year.  There's a little coolness in the air and the leaves are gorgeous.  There's pumpkins on the porch and an extra blanket on my bed!

I've got lots and lots of fall and Thanksgiving themed canvas designs available.  Don't skip over this beautiful holiday and jump right into Christmas.

All of t hose browns, oranges, golds, and greens need their time, too!

How cute is this family canvas on the front door in a wreath?

Speaking of I was searching for the right images for this post, I cam across this photo from a past Thanksgiving.  My grandmother, Lauren's great-grandmother, has since passed away.  This is what it's all about, folks.  Family.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Black And Gold Princess

Okay, I've done this quote about 50 bajillion times!  It's always in a combination of pastels.  This is the first time I've been asked to do it in black and gold.  I was a little unsure about the gold, but I tested several metallic gold paints and found one I liked.

The crown is in the same gold paint just with a little white mixed in.  I just think it turned out so pretty!  We're big Vanderbilt fans, so it makes me think of that!  I would love to see the room or nursery that this piece was designed to match!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Special Teachers

Our school got it's own SRO Officer!  Abel is so nice and great with the kids.  I love having him there!  My principal and instructional coordinator ordered a canvas for his new office.  A custom canvas is a great idea for a "welcome to school" gift!
I did it in our school colors of red, black, and white.  I also kept the frills to a  minimum since it is for a man!  I even added a loop of ribbon instead of a bow.

This 4x12 just shipped out to Florida.  Hot pink and orange music notes were requested with the lettering in the black dottie font.  I used some cute mesh ribbon.  Love it!

Don't forget your teachers this holiday season!  It's not too early to order them a custom canvas either for school or home.  Just email me your order:!

Thursday, October 22, 2015


Cheryl Hyland received one of my canvases for her first son as a gift.  She contacted me to do another one for her new baby, too!  I love it!

The nursery's walls are beige and the bedding is a pretty combination of brown, beige, burnt oranges, and a soft teal color.  I chose to keep it simple.  This piece will compliment the bedding now but can be used with lots of other decor, too!

Congratulations, Cheryl!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Where Does The Time Go?

Has it really been almost a month since I last blogged?  Wow!  We've been so busy with school, dance, ball, and well, just life, that the time is literally flying by.  We slowed down a bit to take a family trip during fall break.  We went to the same place we've gone to for about eight years, but we tried some new things!

We love Perdido Key, Florida because it is quiet and laid back.  If you are looking for tons of things to do and lots of people, then this is not the place for you.  We just chill at the pool or beach all day, go out to eat at a non-chain restaurant, and back to our beach house.  Yep.  The Mansfields live large!

This year we went kayaking!  We rented these two for three hours and spent the time traveling to the small islands in the bay.  We love exploring the sandbars and found all kinds of interesting sea life.  Both of the kids said this was their favorite part of the trip!  We used Perdido Key Waterpsorts and Autumn was very nice and helpful!

Our son went deep sea fishing with his grandpa, but my husband and I took our daughter to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.  It's a small zoo but it's clean and has lots of hands on experiences.  We loved the reptile and lemur encounters!

The Purple Parrot Resort is our place to stay.  They have a beautiful lagoon style pool surrounded by pastel houses.  We all love having the whole house and our own rooms.  I'm hoping that we can continue this family tradition for many more years to come!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fall Sale!!!!

Hey, hey!  It's time for a fall sale - yippee!!!  Just shop in the etsy store and use the coupon code AUTUMNSALE when checking out to get 20% off your entire order.

Order a custom canvas for yourself, friends, gifts, teachers...the possibilities are endless!

Get something cute for your home this fall!  It's never too early to plan for Christmas, too!!!

That's a great deal, but it's only available for the rest of September.  Feel free to share:)!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Fall Burlap!

I've been painting lots and lots of new fall art and I'm loving these burlap canvases!  There a little harder to work on that traditional canvas, but they're perfect for the fall season.  Here's alittle turky on a 10x10.  He's available and personalization and can added!

I decorate with squirrels all year round, but I know most people just use them for fall!  Here's an adorable squirrel on a 5x7 burlap canvas that has been treated with white gesso.  I love this look!  This is the perfect size to put in your fall wreath, too!

This one is sold, but I do have one more just like ready for your name!

This one might be my favorite!  This 7x14 burlap canvas features a cornfield with the harvest moon shining bright.  

This classic pumpkin is on the burlap that has been treated with white gesso as well.  This would be so pretty with a family name, monogram, or even a cute fall saying.  Love this one!

Now is the time to order for fall!  All of these are ready to personalize and deliver.  If you'd like something custom, I need time to paint.  I want you to be able to enjoy your artwork for the whole fall season!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Just a Few Words...

...or lots of them!  This custom poem has probably the most words I've ever put on a canvas!  I now it's the most for a canvas this small.  I had to use my tiniest brush for all of the wording.  Whew!

It turned out so pretty and will hopefully make the perfect gift.  I love the black and white chevron with the pop of pinks and red.

FYI: I am always happy to do completely custom orders.  There's lots of ideas here on the blog.  You can use the search box in the very top left hand corner to do a specific search.  The size and price guide is over in the right hand sidebar.  You can also browse the etsy shop.  I'd love for you to "like" me on facebook, too!

If you don't see just what you want, please email me at  I don't take phone orders or give out my phone number.  I look forward to working with you on your next art project!