Thursday, January 28, 2010

Painting Blue Skies

I found myself painting a blue sky this morning. Perfect timing, considering we finally had a real blue sky outside the window. It's been days. Weeks, it seems since that's happened and it brightened the mood in the studio from inside out.

I looked down and noticed the sunlight hitting my paints and the shadows all around and, without thinking, grabbed my camera to save the mood. It's the little things that make me smile.

Monday, January 11, 2010

It's a Valentine's Day Decorating Contest

The Valentine's Day decorating contest has begun for Shabby Lane Shops! If you would like to vote (please do!), click here or on the button in the right column. This is what I painted to celebrate Valentine's Day...a time to appreciate all who are important in our lives and to look ahead to the promise of good days to come.

So have a little pink cup of happiness...from me!

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Eggcup

These are just a few of the items in my new collection...eggcups. Wouldn't you know, just after I got back from Britain last year I decided I wanted to start collecting these. When my in-laws decided to go back over this year just before Christmas (they're from there so they occasionally fly over) I remembered to ask for some and...voila! They brought back this wonderful assortment of eggcups and I now have a new collection!

Here's the thing, I don't actually eat eggs from an eggcup. For some reason I only eat scrambled eggs. So I plan to put up a shelf and display their cuteness.