Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
We really didn't do very much during our two week spring break. I did get several orders filled, exercise regularly, get the fridge and pantry cleaned out, and the closets switched over for warm weather. We did have a few "jammy days" however!
Our one big event was a visit to the Aquarium in Chattanooga. I haven't been there in forever and it has grown! I was very impressed. The kids especially liked the new penguin and frog exhibits. I like the butterfly habitat. If you have a free day, I recommend this as a way to spend it! Back to work tomorrow!
There are several tanks that you can go under and then inside a tunnel in the center. This is the "Nemo" tank full of clown fish, blue tangs, angelfish, and all of the others from the movie.
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Friday, March 28, 2008
It is hard to see here, but this is the doorway from her kitchen to her den. She wanted a quote painted in a deep coral color on her sage green walls. Here it is sketched out in pencil for a pre-paint check!
This is the almost finished product. We've decided that a few polka dots in colors that coordinate with the valances would be cute. I haven't forgotten you, Paula! I will be out to do your dots soon:)!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Just email me, call me, or go to Chole's link to sign up. If you can't make it this time but want to plan ahead, our next meeting will be on April 26th.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2008
The warmer weather and being on Spring Break has gotten me in the mood for summer. I even got Mike to grill out for dinner the other night! I am wanting to wear flip flops and capris...but not bathing suits! Yikes!
When Anne Vance ordered a beach chair as a gift for her friend Claire Cochran, I jumped at the chance. Claire has the most beautiful pool and Anne wanted something for her to hang out there.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Pam Shelton ordered this beautiful quote for her home. She wanted it to go over the doorway to her living room, so she needed a long, skinny canvas. This one is 12x48 and fits just right!
Her walls are a rich taupe color, but the has an oriental rug in that room with a plum background and taupe accents. I picked up that plum color for the background of the canvas as well. It barely shows up in the photo, but there are darker plum swirls and designs in there as well.
The lettering is in that pretty taupe color. I also chose a new font just for this project. I wanted a script that was easy to read, but not cursive. This is called "Adorable".
If you know Pam, you know this is the perfect quote for her. She is a cancer survivor who dedicates much of her time to raising money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. We love you, Pam!
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Saturday, March 22, 2008
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Thursday, March 20, 2008
The large center block is reserved for your child's name, monogram, or your favorite saying or quote.
The alphabets shown are 16x20 and cost $60.00. Other sizes are available.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Baby Channing is on her way and mom is getting ready! Alison ordered this 16x20 canvas to go with her pretty pink and chocolate brown nursery.
This canvas will look so good with her crib in her nursery, but can't you see this in a teenager's room, too? I love thinking that this artwork can grow with you.
Good luck Alison! We can't wait to meet her!
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Carter found a bird's nest and brought it in to me. He knows I like them. Lauren picked baby buttercups in a styrofoam cup and brought them to me. These really are small wonders.
Enjoy your spring break.
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Monday, March 17, 2008
Ashley Gillentine ordered this unusual canvas for a friend. If you watch Gilmore Girls, you know there is a reference there. I personally love that show!
This is the first time I've gotten to paint sushi. I was a little apprehensive about it, but ended up really enjoying this project.
There is a lot of texture in the rice and I liked doing a new font. It is called "Chinese Takeout". I also love the red, black, and white together.
I've finally gotten the new look all put together. I am so proud! I say that like I did any of the work. Honestly, all I did was approve it! All props go to Jennisa and Theresa over at "Once Upon a Blog". If you want your blog done up as well, just click on their logo and check them out. Thanks girls!
Sunday, March 16, 2008
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Friday, March 14, 2008
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Thursday, March 13, 2008
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Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Please specify which one you want and the personalization. Thanks!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I think we are all getting ready for Spring. I myself have yet to get my Easter stuff out. Honestly, I don't think I am going to make it this year. I guess that's not the end of the world!
Christy Mize, however, is on top of things. She ordered these really sweet Easter egg colored polka dots way back at Christmas time. I told her I was going to save it to post closer to Spring, so here it is! If this doesn't make you ready for warmer weather, budding flowers, and sprouting grass I don't know what will!
Monday, March 10, 2008
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Saturday, March 8, 2008
Ashley Gillentine ordered this welcome canvas as a gift for a newlywed friend. She liked the black and tan because it goes with their current house colors, but it also goes with just about anything in case they move or redecorate. How smart!
Ashley also wanted it to have a more masculine feel. I did the black on black diamonds in the background along with the burlap ribbon to accommodate this request. I think it came off as very clean and classy.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
All of these bright, beautiful colors remind me of Easter eggs. Coloring eggs is one of our favorite things to do. We are really looking forward to it, even though it does seem too early.
This rainbow of canvases and ribbons are my efforts to prepare for the Bobby Ray craft show. It has now been postponed due to weather and will now be on Saturday, April 5th from 10:00-4:00. We do still have a few spaces left. Now that you have a little more time to get ready, if you decide you want a booth please call the school at 473-9006 A.S.A.P.
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Wednesday, March 5, 2008
It is a very versatile design, so when you are thinking about yourself or the grandmother in your life, remember that this can be done in any color and size. This one is my new size, 8x24. Also remember that it doesn't have to be daisies...we can work out just about anything!
Monday, March 3, 2008
Tammy Sliger ordered a couple of little canvases for the new baby in her family, Maggie. She also ordered one to match for Maggie's big sister, Marlee. I think it is so sweet when the new big brother or sister gets a gift, too.
Tammy asked for pink, lime green, and yellow with a butterfly and a ladybug. I think these might just fit the bill!
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Easter comes so early this year. Many of us are taking down our winter and Valentine stuff and putting up rabbits!
Shannon Shelton from Cookeville ordered this pretty gray bunny for her home for spring. She likes aqua and lime so those are the colors I tried to emphasize. I think this bunny is not just Easter and could really be left up all spring...unless you are like my mom. She has a rabbit kitchen all year round!
If you need a bunny for Easter or just for spring, have your order ready on the 8th to be sure you get it in plenty of time to enjoy it!