Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Shifting Gears...Sort of

I've shifted gears a little lately and have hit the sewing "craze". I've made 2 really cute purses and some hair curlers for my daughters. I need to try to split my time between sewing and painting!

Here's a few pictures of my sewing projects. I ended up sewing on an apple button for the pink piggy purse.

My youngest daughter learned how to sew on buttons with the curlers! She did a really good job and she was thrilled with how her hair turned out.

Monday, July 7, 2008

New Greenware

My favorite ceramic shop is having a wonderful Christmas in July sale! They have their Christmas greenware 40% off, so I picked up several pieces. It looks like I have a lot of work ahead of me! Cleaning greenware isn't my favorite task, but it leads to painting, so it's a necessary evil! :)

Look for the new stuff at my website:!

The Spirit Emerges

I started painting when I was a little girl. I didn't get really serious about it until I had a little girl of my own. At that time, I decided I wanted to give my family something of myself at Christmas, rather than always buying something. So, I made my Mom the "guinea pig". She received the first of my painted Santas. She loved them! Over the years, I started to include other family members...they have loved my work as well! They have inspired me to share my work with others...the result is this blog and soon my own website.

Painting Santas has been my favorite, but I have branched out to include Snowmen, Reindeer, Angels, and Ornaments. I'm working on some Halloween pieces and will have the pictures posted soon.

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Below are pieces I've done so far for Halloween...enjoy!

Again...if you want to own these little guys, email me at

Ghostly Pumpkins

Ghostly Pumpkins

Unpainted Bisque

Unpainted Bisque
Granny Angels

Eight Little Pumpkins

Ordering Information

If you see one of my pieces that you would like to own, please let me know. Since they are hand painted, they will be one of a kind. My email address for ordering information is Pricing varies, depending on the size of the piece and the details.

I will also have some unpainted bisque pictures posted soon. If you see one of those pieces you want painted or maybe want to paint yourself, just email me!