Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Advent Calendar

This is what I've been working on an advent calender
 for our grandson.   I created different tags for each
package and then downloaded the numbers HERE
to make it more cohesive.

There are a million and one ways to make an advent
calendar from complicated to easy!  Check out my
pinterest board for more advent ideas HERE

Monday, November 11, 2013

Wooden Houses-Little Boxes

We were inspired by 
Nov/Dec 2013 cover issue
 to paint some wooden
houses in my local
 art group Art Menagerie.
 It was such fun!
The song by Malvina Reynolds
Little Boxes kept playing in my
head as I painted them...yeah I 
weird like that LOL

Thankfully ours didn't all look the same :-)

Monday, November 04, 2013

Painted Tom Shoes

I recently stepped outside my comfort 
zone and painted a pair of Tom shoes. 
I was so nervous because the person who 
asked me to paint them didn't have a clear 
design idea so I was worried it wasn't
 what they might have imagined! Even 
worse what if I messed up painting them 
how could I correct it?!?
I sketched it out first and then began to paint it
With the shoes not being a smooth surface also
 made me nervous, but I used a combination
of Fabric markers and fabric paints to
paint the shoes.

I'm relieved and happy to say that the person was 
very happy with he outcome...whew!