Showing posts from August, 2015

Dora Stool Transformed into Owl Stool!

Hoooooot, Hoooooot to you on this Friday evening,

When my grandson, Alan, was born in December of 2012, my daughter and son-in-law did his nursery with beautiful white drapes with cute and dainty owls on them....very simple...elegant black and white.....just beautiful!

Alan, now, whom is almost 3 years old, still loves owls! They are in the potty training stage with him, and is having good progress with him. But, as most little boys, he wants to use the big potty like his Daddy....and to be able to stand and wash his hands by himself. So, when my daughter found a cute Dora stepping stool at a local thrift store she purchased it and brought it to me to transform for my "little man"!

I looked at several ideas on Google, Pinterest, and Etsy and made severally ideas my own. It starts out on the top with a "big boy" owl and his name...Alan....then continues down to the bottom step where it reads..."is a Big Boy"......on both sides is my interpretation of "Th…

Mermaid Longing! New Art!

Happy Thursday Everyone,

So, week before last, I was a painting fool....4 canvases, 6 wooden signs! I had a cramp in my hand I had done so much painting, but, then I had an idea about a new large canvas. Now, y'all know I "love me some mermaids", and something you might not know, is I love bubble baths, so, of course my painting had to have a large claw-foot tub and a mermaid! Right!
I kept thinking of all the old stories of the sailors in their big ships traveling the oceans falling in love with the lovely and magical mermaids of the deep blue sea! I thought of a mermaid in love with a sailor and how she would long for him....waiting and longing for when he might come into port again. Of, her, and her magical lair where is her own personal retreat....filling her ancient claw-foot tub with luscious bubbles....having a glass of wine....all why gazing with love and longing for her sailor:

So, do you think he is on his way to her.....I guess the hopeless romantic in me, sees t…

A Whole Week of Art!

Good morning everyone...
Wow, last week I stayed busy.....signs, paintings....I just had to paint! I had seen several signs I had wanted to paint myself and had some ideas for some small 7x7 canvases I had, so I painted away. To be truthful, when I have a lot on my mind or things are bothering me, this is my outlet. So, with out further adieu here are the signs I painted:

I particularly love the Exercise onto the canvases....from flamingos to a painting that one of my friends says looks like Dana Bash on CNN......

So, as you can see, I was a painting fool last week! Nothing really special, but, I had a lot of fun working on each one. I hope you enjoy them!