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Monday, July 15, 2013

Officially official

 No holding back now! I sold a painting to a complete stranger, and now my family's pride and encouragement towards me is making things like this card happen! My daughter, a graphic designer, put this card together and has already taken it to Office Depot, printed, and cut them!  She says that her mama is an "official artist" now.  We'll see......

I love my cards Maddie.  You are so good!  Seeing my name with my art in print like that does make me feel professional!  Thank you.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

New art: Blue Flowers

This last picture is a 5 X 5 mini.  
I did this one to work out the colors for the larger piece.

Link parties this week:
Inspire Me Tuesday

Saturday, July 13, 2013

To sell or not to sell?

 I have never tried to sell a painting.
Never wanted to part with my work.
My family kept urging me to take a risk.
I experimented.
Painted two almost identical.
Figured I could part with one if I had one I could keep.
Asked a shop owner about consignments.
Dropped off one of the paintings last Tuesday.
Sold today.

Mixed feelings.
Am I ready for this adventure?

Silver Spoons!

What do you do when you come across a box labeled 
"Junk Silverware" and the whole box is $14?
Make silver napkin rings!

I had seen these in stores but just wasn't willing to pay the price.... mainly because I would want 12!  I had seen others on Pinterest as DIY projects.  A workbench vise, a 1 1/2 inch pipe, and a rubber mallet was all I used to bend these odd assortment of spoons into 17 new napkin rings.  I also saw that people use toothpaste to polish silver...worked great.  This was an easy one hour project!

Link parties this week:
Funky Junk Interiors
Inspire Me Tuesday