Give it a click and grab some cider or a pumpkin spice latte and meet me back here. Go ahead...I'll wait.
I used to make a LOT of holiday decorations/toys/paintings. Then I had my two little ghouls and my production levels have dropped off considerably. When they're back in school full time I'll get to crackin' again, I'm sure.
Here's a little recipe box I painted. I'm addicted to recycling stuff. What would I do without thrift stores?
There's a "secret" candy corn in the bottom.
Here's a small stand for a pumpkin or an extra-large cupcake.
Some silly appetizer pics.
A little cat doll on a swing.
This is a set of wooden salad bowls.
I liked their little metal pedestals. It makes your salads....fancier, I suppose. Because we all need fancier salads, right?
I took a fitted top and embroidered an orange owl with "Hoot hoot!" across the front.
I bought a vintage book a few years ago that was in a foreign language because I loved the illustrations. Some friends that speak Danish translated it for me recently. It's called something like, "The Tale of the Teeny Tiny Old Woman".
As an art exercise, I sometimes make sketches/paintings "in the style of" an artist I like. This artist had such a nice use of line, and I liked the circular composition.
Today, I made a quick sketch and watercolor that reflects the style in this charming vintage children's book from Scandinavia. Next time, I think I'd rather use ink instead of pencil. That way, your eye would be more drawn to the line work.
I didn't ask her to, but my daughter Violet decided to try it, too. I like her version a lot...it features our deceased cat, Clyde, asking for some hot cocoa. In the mirror above the mantle, there is a reflection of our ceiling fan.
Once upon a time there was a little little old woman who had a little little cottage.