Sunday, May 29, 2011
Sorry, I forgot! I was going to tell you what else I've been painting. I've been having so much fun doing some fabric painting for my oldest granddaughter. I'm painting two summer dresses for her to take on our vacation, or not, she is 5 and does have a mind of her own when it comes to fashion. I am really taking a chance painting these without her prior approval. LOL Anyway, one of the dresses has an old Annie Lang design on it...cute as it can be! The dress is a raspberry color and I painted the cutest little girl on it. She's wearing big sunglasses and a cute pink two piece swim suit. She's carrying a book bag--appropriate for my granddaughter--and an umbrella and towel. She's wearing flipflops--also appropriate. There is sand, starfishes and a couple of seashells. Then I've stenciled on each layer of the skirt. One layer has starfish, the other has swimsuits and flipflops. The second dress is painted with a Diane Bunker pattern. I think it's called under the sea. It's done with puff paint and stencils. The background is painted to look like it's under water with water, coral and plants. First you stencil on fish, seahorses and an octopus! Let them dry, puff and then paint. Too cute! I'll post pictures soon...Happy trails!
Thought I should check in...haven't posted in quite a while. I've been so busy painting...getting ready for summer seminars, dresses for my granddaughters. I'm offering two seminars so far this summer. In June we'll be painting one of the projects I took at Las Vegas...Summer's Bounty by Judy Diephouse and Lynne Deptula. It's so summery! It's painted on a tin bun basket and has lemons, limes, raspberries, watermelon, daisies, gooseberries and, of course, strokes. Great project! Then in August I'll be painting one of Sandy LeFlore's chairs...Fall Harvest. Really cute chair..there is still room in this seminar if you're interested. I'll post pictures later. But, before all the fun seminars, I must go on vacation with my husband to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary! We're going to New Orleans for a few days and then our daughter and her family will join us and we'll sail from New Orleans for a 7-day cruise to Costa Maya, Cozumel Mexico and then on to Roatan Honduras and Belize. Should be hot, hot, hot! When we return we'll stop by and see Pete's Mom, brother and his wife in Lake Jackson, TX. Then we'll be home! Should be fun---can't wait! I'll close for now...happy trails to you!
Monday, May 2, 2011
Got to paint yesterday and today! What a joy...finished up a couple of projects, antiqued a couple of pieces, basecoating a new class project, finished a class project...now time to varnish. I had to take some time out to celebrate with the rest of America today. I'm happy justice was served upon Osama bin Laden. I am concerned now that there will be retaliation...undoubtedly. I have confidence in our fine American military men and women and wish them well. Hooyah to the Navy Seals! I'm rambling...sorry. Let's see, oh yes, my two wonderful granddaughters came over this afternoon for a bit--Mom and Dad had an errand to take care of and MeMaw got to have the girls! Watched Dora the Explorer and 3/4 of The Incredibles! Had snacks and then they left to go watch Mom and Dad play a double header softball game this evening. Busy day. Lauren told me that her PopPop misses her! I assured her that he certainly does miss her. Looking forward to a week of painting, repairmen, classes, haircut, massage...husband home! (at least for a few days) Happy Trails...