Thursday, January 24, 2013


Good grief! Where did the time go? Did you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New year? I am so thankful for all I have in my life and for this God given fascination with a paint brush!  Thought I would show you a little of what I have been up to.
HANGING JACKET THINGY (for lack of a better title)
This is a Jacket hanger that measures about 18 inches at the widest, and is about 9 inches tall. I say "about" because of course I forgot to measure it before I placed it in the gallery. I am such a fact if you look in the dictionary under procrastination, my picture is by it! Do you have problems with that too?
This was another thrift store purchase and it was an ugly blue. It was so ugly that it hung in the storage room for 2 years before I decided to just see what it would look like in pretty colors. What do you think? After about 20 minutes into painting it, I thought, "Well this is kinda cool the way the colors brighten it up...hmmmm.. why didn't I just "start" before now?

This Lazy Susan was a purchase from IKEA a few years back. I saw them on sale and right away knew I could make something fun with it--so I bought several!

This Lazy Susan was on it's way to my display area but never made it past the desk where my artist friend Kye was holding down the fort for First Friday Art Walk at Noyes Art Gallery! She said "oh my ...I think that needs to set right here!" So I planted left it on the desk by her for a while  to contemplate...and ya never did make it to the display..instead it set by Kye all night with a sold sign on it because she had decided it needed to live in her home.  Kye has bought several of my pieces (Thank you Kye!) and does wonderful Mosaic work.



This is my January display at the gallery. A little sparse because several pieces were selling as I was trying to take pictures. What a good problem! I love to meet my customers, so it was a super fun night.
DESK ART (I bet you could do this!)

This is something that you could do with little of nothing. I take 2x4's or 2x6's, cut them in chunks like this and then decorate them with sayings. They are a fun way to have art on your desk that doesn't take up very much room. They make a great gift and are something personal that will make your Friend smile. You can do them with just one color background and then jazz up the letters. If you look on line or Pinterest, you can find fonts and wonderful sayings that will look good. I just write, and then start decorating. Believe me, I have the world's worst handwriting (next to my hubby's, tee hee) so if I can do this, you can too. If you need any tips, just leave me a comment and I will get back to you. I am always glad to share "how to"  information.
This little clock was a fun one to do, and it sold right away. Clocks are always a big hit and never stay long after I put them out. If you see a clock at a garage sale or thrift store, snatch it up. You can put a new mechanism in it, and paint it up in fun colors to make a drab (most are just the blah brown when I get them) ho hum thing into a focal piece for your room.  
Well, that's all for today, hope you have a wonderful weekend. If you like what you see here, be sure to sign up to be a follower of my blog, and then when I post new things you will get an email notification. :)   Thanks for poking your head in!

Ta ta for now, Carolyn