Monday, August 29, 2011

amber's toms

My friend, Becky, who is turning out to be my best customer!, ordered yet another pair of toms, these for her daughter-in-law. Amber requested crowns and flourishes, a departure from my usual birds and butterflies. I was glad to get out of my routine and do something different. I think they turned out pretty cute and Amber needs good, cute shoes to chase after her cute, little toddler.

{I am really slacking in the picture-taking department. The lighting is terrible on these, and the last post's pics were taken at Pack and Mail with my phone. Life is a little hectic these days.}

bethany's toms

These toms were painted for a special little girl who likes birds, these colors, and dancing. I think she did an excellent job with the color palette and I hope she dances her way through life in her new TOMS.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

fig marmalade {aprons}

Fig Marmalade offers two types of aprons: full aprons, made of ticking stripe, and utility, or half aprons, made of natural twill. My paintings are printed on the pockets. Both make the job or chore more pleasant!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

fig marmalade {box prints}

Another Fig Marmalade product...Box Prints. I print an image of my oil painting onto canvas and stretch it across a 4 inch deep wooden frame wrapped in jute webbing. A great way to add color and interest to a wall or shelf. Especially nice in a grouping. You know the saying, "The cobbler's children have no shoes?" Well, this artist has had no box prints displayed in her environment until last week. I am so very pleased at how they look on my studio wall. It makes me happy every time I walk in.

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Monday, August 1, 2011

rock, scissors, paperweights

Okay, I know that's not exactly how it goes, but it seems to fit my latest art project. I used terra cotta clay and majolica glaze to make the pieces that I attached to river rocks; an idea that's been floating around in my head for a while and finally came out. I like how the shiny glaze contrasts with the smooth, natural rock. And, I have a thing about paperweights and other old-fashioned desk and writing accessories. The finer things from another era.