Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas- Day 5

And here is the next one; another for my sister and yes Susan, you are right! It was the invitation. You may be able to see it a bit better in this ornament, cut up into strips and curled inside a glass ball. The blue color on this pic is more accurate as we took this photo outside in natural daylight.
I was really pleased with these two, and got the idea from a variety of sites. Take a look here-Glass Ball and here-Triangle Ball. I'm not sure where the ideas first originated, but they sure are beautiful--Thanks for the inspiration ladies!!

Christmas-Day 4

Whoops! Forgot to post this yesterday!

Continuing on in the ornament theme; here is the first of 2 ornaments that I made for my sister (Sorry about the poor pic; my photography team wasn't on their game with this shoot:-D ).
Some background info; She is getting married in, oh, about a week and a half, in a winter wonderland wedding. Her colors are white and icy blue with lots of sparkle :-D

Can you see what the ornament was made out of??

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas-Day 3

From Calendars back to Christmas ornaments;

Here is another little bauble I painted for a close friend. It is a porcelain ball and has a parade of puppies. There is a boxer, beagle, cocker spaniel, golden retriever and a little westie. (Sorry, the pic of the side with the little westie was under exposed and didn't turn out).
The ornament was painted in sepias and hunter green, finished off with a light mocha and golden bow for a bit of 'bling.'

One of the hardest things about painting on a sphere is how to hold it still! Tried two items that worked: an egg cup, which was okay but a little slippery, then used a cardboard egg carton, which worked great!

Monday, December 26, 2011


One project that had kept me busy had more of a design aspect than an artistic one...

Being the owner of two beautiful blue picardy spaniels, I am involved in the breed and, with the help of other owners submitting pics, we have produced a calendar showcasing these great canines--13 wonderful months of blue beauties!!!!! The proceeds of the calendar sales will go to finance future "Blue" events.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas! Day 1

I have made it back to the land of the bloggers. Plain and simple, "life" has bulldozed through and I have not had the opportunity to sit at my desk and create art for art's sake.

I do have a few things to show you that have blossomed within the last few months, so in honour of the season and the 12 days of Christmas, I will post you Twelve Days of Art
Above is a hand painted porcelain Christmas ornament of "Indy"

A very Merry Yule to everyone and their families, human and four-legged and all the best for a stellar 2012!!!!:-)