♥ So, it's about time I've updated the new items I have been working on into my Etsy Shop .
First is a upcycled vintage teak salad bowl. The last of it's family. The rest have been painted and given away as gifts and I thought I had used all of them, but I found one more little guy hiding away in the Art Room closet just waiting for it's day to become a thing of beauty. :)
The design inspiration came from an outfit in Anthropologie's Catalog (from the December 2009 issue.....Yes. I save all my Anthropologie catalogs).
|Collecting Dish: Flora|
|"Blooms Revealed Cardigan & Longing-For-Yellow Dress"|
Last year for Christmas I made some decorative birdhouses as gifts. They were so adorable I became a little obsessed and thought I could make it a tradition of creating a new birdhouse for each collection every year. Well- for some odd reason none of the craft stores had any in stock through the holiday season (how stupid!). So I was delighted to recently pick up a few. The house itself always takes on a persona- nothing is planned per se, i kind of start painting and as a general sense the house 'tells' me how it should be painted (if that make sense??).....haha, it sounds crazy, I know.
This is the house I made for my Mom. We are of English/Swedish/German heritage so this wooden-clog-wearing, cuckoo-clock winding, Hansel & Gretel looking design seemed perfect for her. :) I've had many offers on this particular house. Point being, you'd really have to fight her for it! Anyway, I'd be the one to have it next.
|Scandinavian Christmas House|
Here are the birdhouses that ARE for sale:
|Tumbling Teardrop Birdhouse OOAK|
|Whale of a Tale Birdhouse OOAK|
|Gem of the Forest Birdhouse OOAK|
I also added two portraiture paintings:
Both girls were painted with high quality acrylic paints on a plank of cherry wood. They measure approximately 15.5" x 11.5". I have a few more originals yet to add in the shop- a few mixed media/drawings on paper. They need photographed and uploaded.
I'm trying to be a little more weary of keeping up with my blog.....maybe posting a FEW times a WEEK instead of weekly or...ahem, bi-weekly. In the meantime, keep calm, carry on, and stay creative! ♥