Monday, April 30, 2012

Science Project

Mazzy's getting to that age where she's able to most of her projects on her own and it was very interesting to sit back and watch her work through this. Daniel and I helped her a little, but she did most of the work by herself. We bought the supplies, cut the Styrofoam balls, and spraypainted the popcorn for the asteroid belt...and that's about it. You can tell she's proud of her work. And we are too!

Solar System Project

Maz's Solar System

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

More Small Watercolor Paintings

I've been enjoying knocking out these little watercolor paintings lately. I look through vintage tattoo flash to come up with ideas, pick out a frame from my little collection, and there you go!


Heart Detail

Girl in Headdress
This one sold within days of putting in my shop. 


Girl in Headband
Just wrapped this one up yesterday. I was going to spraypaint the frame black but the little painting seemed to work well with the frame as it is. It was meant to be!


I have one more in the works. If I can get it started today, I'll post photos tomorrow.

Today we're installing a new water heater. It's a total unexpected expense, but I suppose that's what happens when you're an adult!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Another Tree Mural

My sister-in-law found an image of a tree mural on Pinterest and asked if I could paint something similar. I spent Wednesday morning painting this. I had set aside two mornings to paint it but only needed one.

The other tree mural is in her son's room (my nephew), and I'm pretty sure I'll be doing a cherry blossom tree in another bedroom in the near future. I'm always excited to paint big!

Tree Mural

Tree Mural

Mark that one off my to-do list!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Small Town Mural - Finishing Touches

Yesterday I finally completed my huge flag mural. My husband Daniel came along to help with a few things. After he finished his part of the painting, he took some pictures while I worked.

Up Close
I didn't realize I had red paint all over my face until I got home. 

Way Up High
I love this photo so much. It makes me look like I'm waaaaaay up in the air. It's really only 20 feet or so. 

I'm hoping the scaffolding will be taken down today or tomorrow so I can get a completed photo.

This mural took about 28 hours to complete.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New Small Watercolor Paintings

My buddy, the framing guy, let me have little frames made from scraps from his shop. How awesome is that? So I spent an few hours painting little paintings to go in the frames. As of now, I have two complete, tiny paintings.

Shot Through the Heart
The painting is 5.25" wide and 2" tall & the frame measures 8" wide and 4.5" tall. 

Shot Through the Heart - Detail

Sacred Heart Painting
This painting is 4.25" tall and 2.25" wide the frame measures 6" wide and 8.25" tall. 

Sacred Heart Painting - Detail

Sacred Heart Painting - Detail

I've added them both to my Etsy shop. If you're wanting one, you better jump on it!

I have two empty frames in the studio and I'm hoping to have new paintings by the end of the week. Here's hoping!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Instagram Photo Dump

I'm so excited that I can use Instagram with my Droid phone! I've been going nuts taking photos of everything! Here's a few of my latest:

A new watercolor painting. 

Sleepy Kitty.

My brother, Maz, and I had fun in a photobooth.

Progress on my flag mural. 

I'm working on several small watercolor paintings. I'll have to update on that later. 

Are you on Instagram? Go ahead and follow me!

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

South Carolina Adventure

This past weekend, Maz and I drove to South Carolina for a very-much-needed out of town adventure. First we stopped by our cousin Johnny's place and spent the night. The next morning we drove down to the coast to visit the Angel Oak tree in Charleston.

Angel Tree
From Wikipedia: The Angel Oak is a Southern live oak tree located in Angel Oak Park, in Charleston, South Carolina, on Johns Island, one of South Carolina's Sea Islands. It is estimated to be in excess of 1500 years old, stands 65 ft (20 m) tall, measures 28 ft (8.5 m) in circumference, and shades with its crown an area of 17,000 square feet (1,600 m2). Its widest crown spread point-to-point is 180 ft, which is longer than any other live oak in the country. Its longest limb is 105 feet (32 m) in length.

Angel Tree
It was an amazing sight to behold.

Angel Tree
And almost impossible to get a photo without a person in the background.

Self Timer @ the Angel Tree
Self-timer group shot.

Angel Tree
I would pay good money to be able to climb this tree.

Angel Tree
If you're ever in the Charleston area, do yourself a favor and see this tree!

I'm hoping to get over to South Carolina more often, now that I have a dependable car. Do you know of any interesting places to see?
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