Sunday, December 28, 2008

Grisaille Tulips

Inspired by Graham Rust and his book The Painted House. It is a book on Murals and Trompe L'Oeill Decor. He now has The Painted House Revisited and I am very excited to read and see what new projects he has accomplished.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Peace on Earth

A holiday gift from artist and mentor Michael Pesselato. I love both the art and the message! The paper this is created on is wonderful. Thank you Michael!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Holiday in Reds

I wanted to complete this work of art before Christmas to post as an inspiration for the New Year. It may get another glaze or two, I was excited to create because of my mood, and as I have a few art exhibits lined up for 2009. While typing this post, a FedEx package arrived. I opened it and found a congratulations letter from my new employer. I could not ask for a better gift. Except of course having my family and friends near & dear to my heart.

Wishing all a wonderful holiday & all the best in the year ahead.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Holiday Wreath

This morning the now famous Eddie Ross posted his latest DIY idea.
The first image is the wreath that Eddie made from leftover Holiday ornaments, as he and Jaithen like to use more unique shapes on their tree instead of the round ones.
The second wreath is the one I just finished, a little crooked and misshapen, guess what though, I tried. I have not been a fine crafts person, though I am an artist. So after getting glue all over me, and a few broken ornaments, plus a bit of frustration, this is my creation! So break out of the box, don't be too hard on yourself and try something new!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Holiday Spirit

This is a Holiday table I put together while getting more Christmas decor out of the garage. It was surprising how afterwards I felt more in the spirit. Our entire huge family (mostly Catholic) celebrates on Christmas Eve. At St. Mary's Food Kitchen on Christmas Day normally the Jewish community provides & serves the food for the many less fortunate. My late husband was Jewish and so I think that will make it okay for me to go down and help too!

Located at Hawthorne Plaza, The Santa sculpture is from Sticks.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Cool Passion

During the wintry months of Kansas City it is time to think about all we have to be thankful for. Hand in hand, what are you passionate about? Is it your family or partner, your career, music, dance, or art? New Year's is right around the corner. Before 2009 arrives, I encourage all of those I care for to do some soul searching and bring your passions to life!

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