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Thursday, June 25, 2009

painting in progress

Here's what I've been working on this week. Sorry some are turned sideways. Not sure how to get them rotated. It's not posting the way they are in my picture album!!! Silly BLOGGER!

Friday, June 19, 2009

busy busy busy

I have been a busy bee this week. I am LOVING spending time with my new little boyfriend...Grady Henderson. Melanie is nice enough to let me spend a couple of days a week with her little guy getting in some mommy practice. He's 7 months old and on the brink of crawling. He got stuck in one of his toys on Tuesday. He scooted in and couldn't go forward any more and couldn't back up. He thought it was hillarious and so did I!
I've also been painting up a storm! I've worked on some more of my animals and did something drastic in my kitchen. And of course...I LOVE IT! Here's what I've been doing this week:
Mom saw penants like these in an antique store and thought they were adorable. She bought one so we could try making our own. They are so adorable! I went to see the originals yesterday and there was only one left! It was stuck in a bouquet of flowers and looked so beautiful! We also think they'd be great atop a birthday cake! Lots of work to put together, but fun work!
I started brainstorming ideas for my nursery rhyme/old book collage pieces. And Debbie suggested I do Bible pages with Bible characters as well. That's in the works, but here's what I've got so far.
Rub a Dub Dub Three Men in a Tub
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Humpty Dumpty
And here are the animals that I am still working on. Joe got a table saw for Father's Day (it's his first one since our pregnancies!) so he can help cut boards and learn how to "build stuff."

And last, but not least is my kitchen makeover. We went to the parade of homes in Lubbock last week and saw some amazing places. One thing that was recurring was kitchen bars that were a different color than the rest of the kitchen. Often they had different countertops, but always were a different color at the base. So...

And here's AFTER

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Brent's Wedding

This weekend my dear friend Brent got married in beautiful Colorado. It was fun to be with all my college friends again. Some of which I haven't seen in years. Congrats Brent and Laura!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

a new experiment

I am getting a lot of good feedback about some of the painting I am working on both here and on facebook so I am going to try a little experiment this summer. I am going to invest $100 into making as many of these "kid art" pieces as possible and see what kind of profit I can turn on etsy.com.

I know NOTHING about selling, marketing, shipping, etc. So I will have much to learn. If any of you have advice, lay it on me, particularly when it comes to shipping. I have no idea how I will ship these things, let alone how much it will cost.

I'll have some more pics up for you soon.