Friday, July 30, 2010

Networking Link Party...Come Join the Fun

Tools Are For Women Too is sponsoring a "Times are Tough Thursday Link Party".  It's not too late to join the fun.  Come show off your handmade items and shop at some new sites that also feature handmade products.   Just click on the link and let the fun begin.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Here Comes Santa Claus

I managed to get four more Santas painted this week in between babysitting a couple of my grandchildren. 
These are some of the cypress knees I had pushed to the back last year because I didn't have time to get the creative juices flowing.
They have a lot of lumps and bumps that I call "personality".  I have to look at them from every angle to decide how to paint them.
Santa and His Christmas Tree

Back View

Mr. & Mrs. Claus
Back View Showing Doll in Toy Bag
Santa's List of Good Girls & Boys
Elf & Toy Bag
Santa, Snowball & Puppy

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Santa Claus Is Coming ...To My House

The first of my 2010 Cypress Knee Santas have been added to my website,

Here's a sneak peek!

Santa even has some gifts for his feathered friends...
a bag of  bird seed and a new home!
Time out to build a snowman!
Can you see the tiny red circles on Santa's robe?  I was experimenting with a straw as my "paintbrush".
This is Santa and the Mrs. out for a stroll in co-ordinating outfits.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Santas from Recycled Table Legs

These table legs were slanted at what was the top, so I had to get a friend to cut them off flat to get them to stand freely.

Now the the bottom!

I've also added them to my website,

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Finally!!! I Finished Some Santas

They've been a while in the making,  but finally I have finished my first batch of Santas for my 2010.  I've also listed them on my website,

Usually I work on 5 or 6 at the time, but for some unknown reason I started a group of 18 all at once.  I guess panic has set in since I'm so late starting my painting this year.  I'm not doing that again.  I need to see something finished soon to keep me fired up.