Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I love taking something old and making it into something useful again. A customer of mine ask me to paint on the lid of the this enamel refrigerator container. I adapted a Renee Mullins pattern of a Raggedy Ann to paint on the lid. I also painted scrapbooking supplies on the lid. My customer is going to use this container to store some of her scrapbooking supplies in. What a neat idea! I loved the way it turned out and so did she!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Trash to Treasure

I love to find something old and make it into something useful again. This is the lid to an old enamel refigerator container that I have painted on for a customer. She tells me she plans to keep all of her cookie cutters in it! She has a set of open shelves in her kitchen where she plans on displaying it. This container measures 8" X 20" and is about 3" deep. What a cool way to use this old container!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Egg Hunt Mini Wreath

This cute little Easter Bunny is from a pattern by Renee Mullins in one of her lastest pattern books entitled "MINI SEASONS".  She has been a looooong time favorite artist of mine!  I love to paint her designs!! 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Hand Painted Easter Eggs

I love painting these wooden Easter Eggs...so much so that I never want to sell them.  I just keep adding to my Easter basket!  They are fun to  paint.  First I paint a wooden egg black.  When it is dry I use a pencil and draw on my design.  I like to look at quilt patterns for ideas.  Don't worry if you make a mistake you can just paint over it and start again!  Once I have decided on a design and have it drawn onto the egg it is time to start painting.  I like to pick out three or four colors that I think look good together and start filling in the design on the egg.  Once I have painted the design on the entire egg I go back over it and outline everything with paint.  I usually use black, but depending on what I have painted I might use another color.  After the egg is good and dry it is time to seal it.  I use a liquid clear gloss sealer and brush it on with a foam brush.  Give it a try...it is addicting!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Perfect Day For Painting

It was a gloomy, rainy, cold Saturday.  A perfect day for painting!  Today I painted this Elk on a Turkey Feather.  I have another feather started ....but you will just have to wait to see that!
4/16/11  Well it is a gloomy, rainy, cold Saturday here today.  A perfect day to stay inside and craft all day.  I have some catching up to do.  Since breaking my ankle I have not been able to sit at my craft table and paint for very long at a time.  Last week I had to have two of the 16 screws in my ankle removed.  A small set back but today I am feeling much better and can't wait to get started painting.  So I better get to it!!!  Hopefully I will have pictures of something new to post later.