Saturday, March 20, 2010

Puzzle And Wooden Pendants....

Now that the weather here in NY is getting so lovely, I've been very inspired to do a lot of painting these days. Besides working on a very large painting I'm trying to finish up, I've been creating quite a lot of pendants.

I've made many journeys into my basement to collect specific pieces from my stash of puzzles. Even after a couple of my large puzzles fell on the floor during a mishap months ago, I still have a very good selection to choose from.

With many of the puzzles, the shape dictates to me what needs to be painted on it. That was the case with the tree above, once I saw the pieces together, I got the idea of what I wanted to paint.

I've also been creating some wooden pendants for the musically inclined .....

You can find some of these pendants on my ETSY site: . I hope beautiful spring time weather inspires everyone to get creative in some way.


A wildlife gardener said...

My eyes pop out on stalks every time I visit you, dear many beautifuuly crafted inspiring :)

Donna said...

They're all so lovely, Ruth! I especially like the first one since red is my favorite color.


NeereAnDear said...

Ruth the pendants are quite lovely.... I really like the touch of whimsy with the puzzles and the wooden ones would make any music lover a true fan...


Marilyn said...

Ruth, I love your puzzle pendants! What a cute idea. I've got tons of old puzzles, if you ever need more!

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love these pendants. The puzzle pieces are so fun and unique!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ruth, You certainly have been busy and your pendants are amazing. I love the musical designs too. Also your Bluebird Garden Scape is gorgeous.
Glad you weather is so inspiring for painting. We had snow this weekend and bitter cold temps. Today it's gone, but still rather cold. Predicted to be in the 70's later in the week. Go figure!! I'll take the warmer days though.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind comments. I am so glad to be finished with the bath and moving on to something new.
Have a great week and Happy Creating.
Big Texas Hugs, Celestina Marie

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi ruth!
oh my gosh!
your new pendants are gorgeous!
Happy Happy Spring!
m & e

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Ruth

I'm glad you didn't ask us to choose a favourite, because I love them all!

Gail xo

Abby Creek Art said...

Really nice, Ruth...I love love LOVE the musical ones!

Adventures in Alice Land said...

I just don't know how you paint on such small puzzle pieces! Just stunning! I always enjoy seeing your beautiful works of art.

Pop on over if you can ...I'm having a giveaway!

Suzanne said...

These are so fun, Ruth! Sorry about all the puzzles falling over, but at least you have lots of "mini-canvases" to paint on now! :)
Love those music pendants...very neat!

Naturegirl said...

Ruth such lovely creations as always! Love the ad that you have designed for the Victoria Magazine!! You'll attract much attention I'm sure!
hugs anna