Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New painting! Please help...

I just did this painting of my little sweetie pie. I need a title, though. Please help! I am submitting it to a juried competition and need a memorable title. I was thinking that something abstract would be better than just his name or age. Something like Hope or Wonder... I have to submit it like yesterday, though, so be quick with your ideas! Thanks!

oil on canvas board

Blog interview

I got an email the other day that my blog had been submitted to be interviewed at I filled out the form and now my interview is on the site. Check it out and give me the "thumbs up" vote. And, remember to become a follower of my blog to have a chance to win a painting!

Click on the image or here to go to the interview.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

What has kept me busy lately?

Baby stuff:

Next door neighbor had a baby boy, so I made a quilt and burp rags.

(The presentation is the best part! I love seeing these blankies folded up and tied with a bit of scrap fabric.)

Good friend is having a girl, so I made another quilt, 2 changing pads with covers, a blanket, and acrylic painting. I only have a picture of the quilt.

Another good friend is also having a girl. I am helping with the baby shower, so I made these invitations. I also just finished her quilt. I will be making some muffins for the shower and some fun shower games also.

Church stuff:

The YW had their camp fundraiser this week. That is always a big job. I failed to document this event with pictures, but know that it went well. Everyone seemed to have fun and they made a good amount of money.

Art stuff:

The temple painting from the last post was during the past few weeks. I also have curated a show and had my sunflower painting in that show. I will be starting a new painting to put in the All That Jazz show coming up. I also want to do more daily painting to participate in some online painting challenges. I fixed a drawing for a friend over the last couple of weeks as well. I'm telling you, I really have been busy! I wish I had photographic evidence.

The biggest reason I've been so busy:

This kid just keeps growing up. He turned 6 months on March 5... 6 months!

Monday, March 8, 2010

IF temple

I painted this for a friend. I originally wanted to do it on gallery wrapped canvas, so she wouldn't have to frame it to hang it. Well, I couldn't find canvas in the size we talked about, so I did it on canvas board and made this frame for it to be able to hang it on the wall. I am pretty pleased with how it all came out. I love the frame, actually. The painting is from a photo that my wildly talented sister took. I hope I did it justice. I wanted the temple to kind of be in the background and make the landscape the focal point. I hope my friend likes it! Actually, I hope she loves it. I hope everyone who has any of my art loves it!