Monday, February 27, 2012

My latest painting

One of a kind acrylic on canvas. Sale Pending. I call it "beachy keen".

Someday I'll learn not to take snapshots with my phone and get decent shots of my work. Or not.

PS. Don't you just LOVE my chair? Vintage from my aunt.

My latest painting

I was so happy to finally get some paint on canvas this weekend. It's been way too long and it's much too therapeutic not to do it more often. Not to mention that I have friends (patiently) waiting for me to get them done! This is a piece commissioned by my friend Emily for her newly redecorated living room.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Valentine Details...Sans Hearts

If you follow my facebook page, you will recall before Valentine's Day I was struggling to decorate without using hearts. I'm not a fan of hearts. Well, here are a few details from my Valentine's decor. And no, I couldn't avoid hearts. But there were just enough touches around the house to add a little LOVE in the air!

cute little lovebirds. subtle. adorable. a la Target

L O V E wooden letters painted white a la Hobby Lobby

Originally picked up these canvases at the clearance center at iKeating intending to paint over them, but they made a cute valentine motif on my mantle. $5 each. Can't beat that.

Three white frames with wrapping paper. Simple. Pop of color.

I normally have these antique Bell jars filled with red berries and also had this little block, so they worked perfectly in my Valentine corner.

Brown metal wall decor a la Hobby Lobby years ago. Never realized it was so 'hearty' until I stuck it on the wall for Valentine's Day.

Heart a la Joanns. Left over wreath hanger from Christmas perched on an antique suitcase. Spiffy.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Minot Rotary Planting Hope Logo

Here is a recent logo I designed for our local Rotary clubs in Minot.

My Grandma's Treasures

We recently had to move my grandma to an assisted living center. In turn, we've had to clean out her apartment and divvy up her trinkets and knick-knacks among the grandchildren and local charities. Grandma doesn't have much, but it doesn't matter because anything from my grandma is a complete treasure to me. Someday I will share the story of our special relationship, but today I'm just going to share this necklace that sits close to my heart today.

I have no idea if this is true vintage or something she bought off QVC in the last few years! Regardless, I fell in love with it and just had to share... Isn't it FAB?

Monday, February 13, 2012

Cute Valentine Idea

I found this idea on Pinterest, but I added a little ball notepad along with the bouncy ball for my son's valentines this year. Works great for boys or girls! I figured the kids get enough candy this time of year, right?

The designer in me thought I should make the labels cuter, but the tired mom in me thought this was good enough!