Saturday, December 08, 2007

Planning For A Winter Of Roses

I painted this antique ceiling tin 3 years ago and it has since, flown on its way to a new owner and is now happily living in Korea. The roses and background were painted in oils and the roses were created from ones that were growing in my garden at the time.

I can happily say that I've got my artistic time planned out for the rest of the whole winter, til April 1st actually. Wanting more time for a couple of watercolors and perhaps a couple of ceiling tin pieces that I've got stowed away in the basement waiting for me to paint them, I've decided to put aside some of my decorative commission work for the winter. It will give me time to work on the above mentioned and maybe some other things I have in mind also. I'm really excited about it actually, brimming with excitement, more so then I've been in a while. I also have some fun ideas I would like to try, maybe oils on watercolor backgrounds, you name it, I've got some design ideas , ready to be created this winter. These are things I really want to paint but just don't have the time to do anymore with the steady flow or orders that seem to always come in. I'm definitely in a rose mood and that theme will probably be at the center of some of the new creations. I'll be showing them here on my blog, so stay tuned.

On another note, the response for the pendant drawing has been really good. I'm still taking entries through next Monday the 17th so if you would like to enter into the drawing, please sign the post below this one and let me know you would like to be thrown in the kitchen mixing bowl.

24 comments:

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Ruth, winter can be a fanastic time to create! We sure can't wait to see more of your roses :) This one is beautiful! Jenn and Jacqui

Naturegirl said...

These are gorgeous!!!!! Oh my I may have to order one myself....hummm what are you up to!! It is always a JoY to come by and see your creative treasures!!! hugs NG

Gail McCormack said...

How lovely Ruth, I always love the contrast of vintage ceiling tin with pretty roses, can't wait to see more...keep up your beautiful work

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Beautiful Ruth! I am feeling a bit more inspired lately too now that I am on holidays and dont have to treasure hunt full time. I also have a stash of ceiling tin I can wait to tackle!
Alicia ~ time worn style

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks ladies. It does make a big difference when you have the time to create, doesn't it alicia?? I am so looking forward to this time, more then I can say.

Greenie Gardens said...

Nice work as usual. I like the tin frame it makes using the tile!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Thanks so much for your visit and sweet comment to my blog. I am so sorry about your fairy book. You are so right an old book can bring back so many wonderful memories! What beautiful roses you have here...just gorgeous! I also took a peek at your shop, so many beautiful things there too!! I will be spending a little time here and enjoy all your beautiful work! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Smiles...

Beverly

Lynda said...

Your roses are beautiful, Ruth! Sounds like you have a wonderful winter planned! What a great time to experiment and try new things. Enjoy! ~ Lynda xo

Suzanne said...

Your tile is so pretty Ruth. I'm sure there is a very happy owner in Korea! :)
Glad you will be able to spend time trying new things...it's good for the soul!

Diana at Chloe's Chic Boutique said...

Ruth, The rose painting is gorgeous!

Sweet Remembrance said...

Oh Ruth...
Your tin is stunning!
Love the beautiful roses...
Happy Holidays,
Priscilla

Ruth Welter said...

Thank you ladies for your visit. I have 2 smaller ceiling tins down in my basement that have been refurbished and are ready to paint on so I'm excited about starting on those.

The Feathered Nest said...

The ceiling tin painting is just beautiful. I can hear the excitement about your plans! It's wonderful to have time to creat what you really want and to try new things.

Manuela

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Ruth, Okay now....if you have a give-away for one of those rose paintings I will be at the head of the list. :) I can feel the excitement in your written words. With your painting keeping you busy old man winter will pass before you know it. I have a long list of "to do's" for after Christmas too. I told my son the other day (he lives in Hoboken) about the beautiful photos you post from the Botanical Gardens and now he's anxious to go. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

The Rose Room said...

Hi Ruth, thanks for visiting me. I love vintage bags, mine hang of a little scrolly table in our bedroom and off our hall stand. I always use one when I go out! My header is actually a photo of a print I have, found it in Melbourne Australia, very special to me. Your artwork is just beautiful. I'll be back to visit some more. Take Care - Rachael - xo

Kari & Kijsa said...

How wonderful for you to set apart some time for special creations! Such fabulous creativity with time to express it! Lovely job on your painting!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Ruth, I loved that ceiling tin. What a beautiful job you did! I tend to be more creative and productive in the winter too. Easier to stay inside....
Penny

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks ladies and you are all right, winter is a good time to create. I certainlyl have no gardening distractions to pull me away from my work table at this time of the year. Usually, I let the winter blahs get me, but not this year, I've got a plan and I'm stickin' to it.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Ruth, my dear, I love roses so this one is a winner with me. It's lovely!

Personally I wouldn't mind having my bedroom ceiling (what on earth is a ceiling tin?) filled with painted roses and other flowers; what a great way to wake up!

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Yolanda, to answer your question about the ceiling tins, they are quite literally, a section (tile) of new or antique tins, put together, they can form a ceiling. You can also buy new or antique sections of tin to use as frames, backgound for artwork, you name it. Rather then hang one tile on the ceiling, you would hang it as you would a painting or picture, just on a wall in your house. Hope that answers your question about the tin. Have a good one.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Thanks for the explanation Ruth! The things you learn while blogging, eh? ;-)

kate said...

This is really beautiful. Like Yolanda, I love roses ... and what a great idea to use tin ceiiling tiles.

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Yolanda & kate.

Inspired Tokens said...

The painted tile is gorgeous. I love the combination of the old tile with the soft pink roses. Someone in Korea is one lucky person.