Creative Space

A few weeks ago I started a project to revamp my creative space which is on my 3 season porch.

When I bought my house it had carpet, so I pulled it up.

I then stained the only solid wall blue! It’s a color that I spent a lot of years avoiding as my grandmother, mother, and ex husband loved blue. I use often dress in blue, but you’ll only see it in my house sparingly. I decided to embrace it. It’s a nice backdrop to all my art supplies.

Then, I put down vinyl plank flooring. I did it all myself, and it was super easy.

Finally, I brought in the rest of my creative tools and supplies.

Of course, there will be more tweaks, but I am very happy with the way it turned out! It will be a great space to create my art.

Resting Crabby Face

Although she’s got resting Crabby face. I think that she’s actually pretty happy. She purrs up a storm as soon as you pick her up. She likes very cold water and has been known to dip her little paw in the water dish and lick it up that way. She’s sweet. I hope I can do her justice.

Miss Zelda

She’s one step closer to done! Little Miss Zelda. Never thought I would be a little dog person, but she’s got me wrapped around her little bitty paw. She’s just like a big dog, but in a little dog package and I love that about her.

I should be able to get her finished up tonight. I’ll then varnish all my latest creations and figure out where to display them. Then it’s onto the kitties in my life.

If you are interested in getting a pet portrait I have put up a listing on Etsy listing, click here.

Change of plans

This morning I got up with plans of heading to church with my sister and her family.

Unfortunately, we are getting a ton of snow. The roads were bad and as she lives 20 miles away I decided to turn around having witnessed three cars already in the ditch.

So instead here I sit with a warm cup of coffee, paints and brushes and my imagination.

It’s Zellie Bellies turn to be immortalized on canvas!

I really wish I could have made it to church, it’s been a while and I was looking forward to it, but painting is also a good way to spend a cold snowy Sunday morning.

Fun with Harper

To keep my niece entertained during the Super Bowl we baked some cookies. She picked the shapes and the colors. I think she did a great job of decorating them too. I let her bring home a cookie sheet full and of course she picked all the ones mommy and auntie decorated, but I don’t mind. I missed out on these younger years with my girls as we adopted them at 8, so any chance I get to have kid creations around my house, I count myself blessed.

As for the game…it’s a bummer that the Rams didn’t win.

Work in Progress – Otto

This my second attempt at Otto. I am liking so much more how this version is coming out. He’s just so handsome and I didn’t feel like the first version did him justice.

I am contemplating taking commissions for pet portraits and I would love to hear your thoughts. I have seen some really great artists out there doing pet portraiture, and it makes me nervous to put myself out there, but I just love painting pets! Would you buy one?