I haven’t had too much time to work on my painting and drawing the past couple of weeks and I really miss it! It really is the most exciting thing to me at the moment, mostly because it’s new and I’m still in the early stages of discovery and that’s always an exciting time.
I did add a few more designs to my Society6 shop. This farmhouse toile was one I did for a design client, but they ended up not using it, so I listed it in the shop. I really enjoyed painting a toile landscape scene in one color. It was a good exercise in creating highlights and shadows.
I also added a painting of a white barn and one of this cow with a wreath and bell around her neck. She is basically my kitchen cow brought to life!
I actually finished that painting a couple of weeks ago, but I had to talk myself into listing it! I finally decided I needed to put it out in the world…imperfections and all.
My mom will buy it, if no one else does!
She has been ordering lots of my designs, some for herself and some for gifts. I’ve ordered a few things as well, but it’s been nice to see the variety…what works best and what I should change for the future…and to see the quality of each item.
The antique cross-stitch design on the zipper pouch is one of my favorites! You have to touch it to see that it’s not actually cross-stitched.
I’m going to take more pictures of antique linens and upload them soon.
I also wanted to share that another one of my blog friends has come out with a book! I am so proud of all of the amazing ladies I’ve had the chance to meet through the blogging community and their successes.
I had the pleasure of previewing it before it was released and all I could think was, “Dang, that was a ton of work!!” Tutorials are so time consuming and she just cranks out one after the other in this book. There are projects for all skill levels and ones that could take 5 minutes and others that are day-long. It’s a nice variety and very inspirational.
It’s hard to pick, but I think my favorite project is the DIY wood cake pedestal. It’s made out of pieces you can pick up in the wood section of a hardware store and it looks like it could be in the Pottery Barn catalog.
And, before I sign off, if you’re looking for some present-wrapping inspiration, the ladies in the Farmhouse Holiday series shared their boxes, papers, and bows for just that purpose…