Southeastern Antiquing And Collecting Magazine. Dianne Zweig wrote a very nice article about the collecting possibilities of antique ceiling tins and featured my ceiling tin art in the article. The editor of the magazine was nice enough to ask me to create a special piece for their October issue. He wanted something that said "autumn" but also wanted a dash of "Halloween" mixed in there as well. This is why I created Autumn Whimsy above! I hope all the readers enjoyed the article. My thanks go out to Dianne Zweig and the editor of this lovely antiquing magazine for not just including my work in the issue but putting a piece of the cover.
I have to admit that I have become so addicted to blogging. I'm constantly searching for new and beautiful art blogs to visit that are a treat for the eyes and an inspiration for creativity. The painting above is entitled: "The Girl On The Red Bicycle" and is an original piece of artwork created by Erin Houghton. She is a modern day impressionist and if you love gorgeous garden scenes, her work is a must see. Not only is Erin a great artist but she is new to blogging and I think from what I've seen so far that she will become as addicted to the blog world as I have. Please visit Erin @ http://www.thepaintedgarden.blogspot.com/ to see some of her gorgeous work and maybe send her a "hello", to welcome her to blog land.
**This painting is copyright to and was used with permission by Erin Houghton**
Ok, is this Shih Tzu ornament too cute or what?? As many of you know, Chris and I have 3 Shih Tzus that keep our lives pretty busy and sometimes, wreck total havoc on our daily routine. I always keep my eye out for great Shih Tzu art I might find along my internet travels. This adorable Shih Tzu ornament was created by my friend Melissa Langer over at Pug Notes, http://www.pugnotes.blogspot.com/ . Melissa is so creative and has her hand in all different kinds of art forms. One day I was visiting her site and saw her adorable Pug ornaments.....I knew I had to have one so I quickly asked if she could make me the Shih Tzu version. This little guy now hangs on the door knob of my studio , where I get to see him everyday. Melissa is a fabulous artist that creates whimsical paintings of dogs and cats and many different kinds of products from her paintings as well. If you get a chance, pay her a visit.
This week I've been having some fun with egg art.....creating what I'm calling "Word Eggs" eggs that have a meaning. They were just some fun little projects that I enjoyed working on and will probably do more of in the future.
I started with a marbled looking background that I painted on this one and added the design from there.
I guess I was thinking of the ocean when I created this one.
This is one of my favorite sayings so I decided to use it on the above egg.
Even though I don't purchase my duck eggs at the local grocery store, it was still fun to photograph them in this egg carton.
Last but not least, as the day was winding down....enter Dudley, who decided to wreck a little havoc on my work plans by trying to make me stop and pay attention to him. While Willow and Orchid were sound asleep in the living room, Dudley was getting quite impatient with me for being locked away in my studio so he decided to come in and see if he could get me out of the room. When he comes in and whimpers while I work it means one of two things, he has to go out or, he simple wants me to come into the living room with hiim and sit for awhile. He doesn't like it when I get so focused on what I'm doing that I forget about him. How can I possibly resist this cute face?