Sunday, December 12, 2010

"Gazing Upward" - Acrylic Painting & Sand Dollar Pendant Set

Did you every hear that old expression, when it rains it pours?? That is about where I am in the world these days. So much seems to be going on all at once and I'm not really finding the time to stay up to date with blogging or even getting on the computer for that matter. A week of jury duty turned into being selected for a trial, which I thought I would have hated but I must admit to enjoying and being quite fascinated by the process. In short, I'm glad to have had this experience, I never thought I would hear myself utter those words, but there they are. All this fun of course has kept me away from painting as well so I've just been doing what I can, when I can. This chickadee is the second in my painting/pendant combo sets.
The chickadee is painted on an 8" x 8" gallery canvas that is 1 1/2" deep.
The matching pendant is painted on a 2" sand dollar.
This set is now in my Artfire shop: www.artfulcreationsbyruthwelter.artfire.com . Once my head comes up above water level again, I can start to think about Christmas....how can it already be 2 weeks away??

7 comments:

Catherine Holman said...

Great combo Ruth! I've never done jury duty. Hope they aren't watching! Merry Christmas,
Cathie

NeereAnDear said...

Hi Ruth,

What a grand idea! I always did like your little chickadees... though I love your orchid paintings and your abstracts especially ... they are my favorites...

I imagine the process for the jury duty and trial was quite interesting ... would love to hear about it...

I know what you mean about going in so many different directions... same here... I have troops coming to help me today ... so hopefully I can work on cookie baking and all those wonderful things you do to get ready for the holidays... I am so looking forward to having family here....

loads of hugs
jo

Donna said...

Both are lovely, Ruth, as usual!

Christmas will be here before we know it. I think we all get busy at this time.

Oh no....the dreaded jury duty. I had to serve on a case last year. Glad to hear you made it through and enjoyed the process.

Enjoy your day!
Hugs,
Donna

The Rose Room said...

tell me about it Ruth, I am having the pouring rain at the moment! Have never done jury service, would be interesting. Love the sand dollar pendant. Rachaelxo

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Ruth, Oh this is gorgeous!! Love this set you created.
Just wanted to stop by and wish you Happy Holidays. Hope you are enjoying the season.
Hugs from Texas sweet friend,
Celestina Marie

Frank Zweegers said...

Nice job. Keep up the good work.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I love your birds...and the sand dollar is beautiful! Happy New Year to you! ♥