My workspace is usually my kitchen table. It is a great place to work because of the sunlight in the bay window. I can also see most of the house from here. That means I can usually see what the kids are doing! The only bad thing is that I have to be all cleaned up by dinner time!
I am currently working on a bunny for Nicole Crouch, a cowboy boot for Lara Hilliard, and I am trying something new. The small canvases on the newspaper are going to be "baby sleeping" signs for nursery doors. Tiffany Smith and Jane Ann Bryant are both expecting, so I am working on some baby gifts for them. I'll post them as soon as they are done!
I posted this to inspire you to paint something of your own. You don't need a fancy desk, chair and supplies. I mix paint in an old "Dukes of Hazard" bowl for Pete's sake! Canvas and craft paint are not that expensive. You will have a good time, your kids will have a good time, and I guarantee you will be proud of yourself.
Monday, February 26, 2007
Posted by Brandie at 3:22 PM
Okay, I finally did something for myself! People always assume that I have a house full of original artwork. It's not true! I rarely have time to do canvases or murals for myself. That's okay, I like to do them for other people more anyway!
My modern bunny has an aqua background (but any color would look great) with black polka dots around the outside. I also attached a black and white polka dotted ribbon. I think dots are really my theme for spring!
I also used a different font, "Jokerman". This one is 8x10 and costs $20.00. As always, many other sizes are available. This makes a great Easter gift for anyone!
As an alternative to the bunny, I did a batch of Easter eggs. This one is a gift for my school secretary, Charlotte Hutchins. She is so sweet! She helped me get several jersey orders placed and delivered. Thank you!
It has a lavender background and the font is the favorite, "Curlz". This one can be done with any colors, patterns, or number of eggs. It is 5x5 with a hot pink ribbon attached for hanging. The ribbon is not necessary for hanging, but adds a nice touch, especially on the smaller one. This one is $10.00 and larger sizes are available.
Friday, February 23, 2007
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Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Friday, February 9, 2007
Mary Oxley brought me these cute little canvases she had bought at Target and wanted me to do a big one that matched and included her daughter's name. Her plan was to hang them all together. I did not get to see the finished arrangement, but I am sure it looked really nice. The other two small ones were mostly pink and blue, with hints of yellow. The also had the same butterflies, bees, clouds, and flowers you see here.
Sometimes I cannot match things exactly, but we can always come up with something that will compliment what you already have. I am often asked to match wallpaper border, bedspreads, pillows, and even pictures in magazines. Some popular ones to get ideas from are Pottery Barn Kids and Company Kids.
Posted by Brandie at 12:13 PM
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
This one is so special to me! However, I am a little disappointed in the photograph. There is non-glare glass on the drawing and it is in a sort of dimly lit room so the photo did not turn out as well as I had hoped. The colors are really vibrant and soft at the same time.
This is a color pencil drawing of an alphabet for my little girl, Lauren. Each letter is in its own little box. There is a coordinating picture for each letter as well. These can be custom ordered. For example, if your child is into ballet, I will do ballet shoes for B, tutu for T, and so on. I can also do them based on color schemes. I haven't done a boy themed one yet... but would love to!
Please note that this one does take a little extra time, s order in advance. It is about 16x20 unframed and costs $100.00. This is a very personal piece that will last a lifetime!
Monday, February 5, 2007
Posted by Brandie at 9:42 AM