Friday, July 17, 2009

Hodge Podge of Art and Other Fun Stuff!

Once again it has been FOR-EH-VA since I have posted! Things have been crazy lately, but in a very good, God-blessed way. Here are some art updates and pictures.

First, here is the (almost) finished painting for the Raffle back in May for Giving Back to Guatemala. The winner has been in and out of town, so it was not a rush. I hope her daughter loves it; she loves to ride horses. I plan on putting either a riding hat and/or boots on here as well.

Next, here is the (almost) finished painting for my friend that made Preston's birthday cupcakes back at the end of May. She also said no rush on it because she is redecorating her bedroom and this will go in it when it's finished. Really all that's left is a little bit of a stone grey coating to the background in some places.

Next, Here is the painting for the winner of my 100th post giveaway. Linda decided to, so graciously, have me make it for a little girl in her church congregation that is having some health problems and is only 4 years old. The little girl is Ainsley and she said she loves purple and they chose a scripture from Romans 15:13 to go around the edge. By the way, this is (almost) finished too; still needs some cleaning up, etc...

Last, here is one that a close friend ordered in a rush for her daughter who is out of town and she wanted to re-do her room while she was gone. The bedding is very girly with flowers, but the daughter loves peace signs, so we had to work on incorporating the two. I still am going to do a few mod flowers to tie in the bedding a little more and then this will be done. (Excuse my microwave underneath the painting-I'm a painter, not a photographer HA!)

Finally, and completely unrelated, my Star Gazer Lillies finally bloomed and bloom they did. This is the first year so many have bloomed from the same stalk (or whatever you call it). I have wanted for soooo long to do some painting of lillies because they are my absolute FAV-O-RITE flower! I wanted them for my wedding, but because those orange thingies in the middle, I would have gotten stains on my dress.

I've got another painting I am beginning as of now as well and will look similar to this when it is done. This couple is expecting a child next month and they want a very similar painting for precious Caleb Jordan Rivas. It is in the works, but cannot be seen as of yet! LOL!

Well, I hope you all are doing well. I do miss all my blogging buddies and I hope to get back in the groove of things soon. I'm watching 5 kids everyday and another one that drops in for a few hours on some days while his mom attends school, so it has been crazy. We've had this upper respiratory junk for a few weeks, but THANK GOD we are finally getting over it! Softball is over and we won a few games and I had a great time of fellowship with my team. Preston is happy and healthy and really that is all that matters at the end of the day. Thank you, God, for my many blessings. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I'll be in touch soon bloggin' buddies!

1 comment:

Kristin said...

Wow! Everything looks so great! You do such a great job with your art! I always love your designs.