Monday, January 14, 2008

Sweet Roses Antique Ceiling Tin

I painted this sweet little vintage tin just last week. I'm quite happy with the way this one came out. I also now have a whole stack of tins in my basement, they are just waiting for me to paint them.

I've listed this tin on one of my ETSY sites: http://www.artfulcreations.etsy.com/ . More information about the tin is listed there, along with price etc.

I'll be doing a lot more shabby chic art designs in the future. In fact, I have big plans for this year, big news actually, I'll be totally re-doing my website, http://www.artfulcreations.biz/ . In a few months time, it will look nothing like it does now, my husband (and webmaster) will be remaking it from scratch. This is due largely to the fact that I'll be taking my artwork and business, in a new direction.
The new design will be very sleek, elegant and straightforward. The new site will consist of 4 categories, watercolors, products made from those pieces, (such as jewelry boxes, framed tiles, mouse pads, you name it), elegant egg art and a brand new section for me that I'm really excited about, shabby chic ceiling tin art. My decorative art will be moved to one of my ETSY sites and there wiill be a link from my site, to the decorative art on my ETSY site. I'm also excited because I've hired my friend, Kathryn Bechen http://www.kathrynbechenink.com/ to write a new bio for me, for my new website. So, I'm going for a whole new look, time to spice things up and change them around. I'll be keeping everyone up to date on the progress. I know it will be quite a task for my husband but I know he'll do a great job.

I also wanted to mention, I have a new categories section, in the right hand column, right under my slide show. I've wanted a categories section for so long now because rather then leafing through year old posts to find what you want, you can now look under a specific category and see all the artwork listed there that applies. Enjoy!!!!

23 comments:

Lynda said...

Ruth, the paintedantique ceiling tin is gorgeous! I'm going over to Etsy to take a closer look. Your new plans sound exciting! Can't wait to see the end result. ~ Lynda xo

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Hi Ruth!

Oh! This is so exciting! I cannot wait to see your new website. I love what you have described and your ceiling tile is amazing! I am so excited for you!
Melissa

NeereAnDear said...

Ruth very lovely indeed. and I am so excited at the new direction your website is going in... its so much fun to see your work on things other than just a painting... sounds fabulous... I wish you much success with your new endeavor

HUGS

JO

Naturegirl said...

Gorgeous beautiful you are gifted!
Love my visits here!hugs NG

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Ruth, well this does sound very impressive and we wish you every success, we know it will be, your work is beautiful :) Jenn and Jacqui

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks so much guys...I'm so excited about my new website and the new direction I'm moving in with my work. It was just time for a change, time to totally re-invent myself and spice things up.

I was a little concerned about switching websites-mid year with my web promotion guy. He tells me though that it is not a problem so, I've got no worries there.

Mosaic*Queen said...

Love the ceiling tile!!!!
Good Luck with the change! I'm still trying to get caught up in that area. :-)
Hugs!
Michelle

Sandra Evertson said...

Just Gorgeous! Love the rich colors and the beautiful little tile you used!
Sandra Evertson

Suzanne said...

Your roses are beautiful Ruth! And perfect painted on a ceiling tile. How exciting!! A brand new website for a new year!
Please stop by my blog when you have a moment...I'm having my 100th post give away!

Abby Creek Art said...

Beautiful detail work on the ceiling tin, Ruth. It's a really lovely piece.

Can't wait to see your new website when it's ready!

Inspired Tokens said...

Oh, I'm so excited for you and the new direction you are going. I love the ceiling tile, just gorgeous as usual. I can't wait to see more regarding you new direction. How exciting? I've been comtemplating a lot these days, this post just hit the spot and gives me hope and inspiration.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Wow Ruth...You really have been a busy little bee. Your ceiling tins are beautiful. Lucky you to find a stash of them. When I was in my bird house making stage I used the old tins as roofs for houses. Looking forward to seeing the new you. ~ Lynn

The Rose Room said...

Hi Ruth, your painting is beautiful:) I have something on my blog for you:) Rachael

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Ladies...I'm anxious to see my new site too, LOL. Right now, it is just in the planning stages but hey, you gotta start somewhere.

I'm just really ready for the change and the new direction for myself as well.

KimberlyRyanDesigns said...

Exiting news on your website! Thanks for the visit:) I'll be with you in spirt on Sunday! Hugs, Kimberly

Betty Jo said...

How beautiful the ceiling tin is. Love your roses. I have all the supplies, but haven't had the time to paint my roses yet. Soon I hope, as I now have a shoppe to put them in. Good luck with all your new plans. Looks like '08 is going to be an awesome year for you dear Ruth!! xoxo

the feathered nest said...

Ruth, the painted ceiling tin is beautiful! I'll have to watch your etsy site and get one for myself. Those faux windows you have are just goregeous - really love them!

Manuela

Gail McCormack said...

I'm going to love these tin ceiling series of paintings, they'll look fabulous grouped together, I wish I could find more of the ceiling tin. You sound very enthusiastic and how wonderful to have found a direction, good luck Ruth

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

How exciting! I can't wait to see the new look on your site! And that roses ceiling tile is exceptional! I just love paintings on old tiles, and yours is one of the prettiest I've seen!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love the ceiling tin painting! What a wonderful exciting direction you are going in! I can't wait to see it all set up. Kathryn is really a great writer and mentor...and you are a gifted artist. I can see nothing but great things for you in the future!
Penny

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks everyone, will update you on the progress of some of the ceiling tins I'm working on.

KJ said...

Ceiling tins never looked so good!

KJ

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks KJ.