A couple of years ago I painted a cardboard refrigerator box to use as a back drop in my booth. My hopes were that it would draw people into my booth and boy it sure did! People kept wanting to buy it...but I explained that it wouldnt hold up very well being on cardboard! So I went home and created 10 different signs and painted them on a 4' X 2' piece of wood. I thought this would be a managable size for people to display and it would fit in their car to take home! These big signs are perfect to display in a window, on your porch, in an entry way. I even had a lady ask me to paint a larger one to be part of an outdoor display for a Christmas walk her house was part of!!! Here are a few that I painted....
I love painting on gourds! I found this BIG gourd while shopping at the COVERED BRIDGE FESTIVAL this past October. I finially decided what I wanted to paint on it...so here it is! Took it to my craft show the second weekend of November and sold it to a lady who tells me she bought a gourd from me the previous year too and just loves it...she plans on sitting this one next to it to display all winter. Neat huh?
My husband and I were recently asked to be guests on a local TV program called HOBBIES, CRAFTS & COLLECTABLES. How cool is that!! Our segment airs on December 20th at 6:30pm on WEIU channel. Later it will be on you-tube, so if you miss it you can still see it there!
A neighbor gave me some Turkey Feathers to paint on a few years ago. I found out I love painting on them! I buy all my feathers on line now and I paint them to sell at craft shows and on line on my webpage http://www.cgcrafts.com/. Here is just a small sampling of some of the ones I have done.
My husband and I were featured in the November issue of ADVENTURE SPORTS OUTDOORS magazine. Our artical is on pages 92 & 93. My husband makes Antler Chandeliers and Antler Lamps. They talked about my handpainted Turkey Feathers and Glass Lanterns! You can see the whole artical on line at http://www.asomagazine.com/
Today I finished painting this huge kettle gourd! I painted a pattern by Plum Purdy on it and then added some of my own ideas. I am taking it to my craft show this weekend to sell. Love painting these gourds!!