I decided I would at least put up something I am working on presently,and this is it. This is literally on the drawing board as we speak. It is a pastel painting I was creating for that Amish Chicken Pie company in Lancaster (that I made several paintings for last year for their publication in October). They didn’t use me this year unfortunately, but they said they would probably use my paintings again in the future. Needless to say I was a little bummed out and didn’t even want to finish these paintings. I had such high hopes for them, but that won’t stop me from finishing the pieces
. Maybe I could get another publication that could use them, who knows.
But anyway, I had started this one and she will be completed and given a name, but for now she’s an “Amish Woman With A Pie”. Hope you check back to see the finished piece!
Hi all! I am so sorry that I have not kept up with writing at least a little something sooner…just a lot going on lately. My husband had a heart attack about a week back and it just has been so crazy around here. Thankfully, my daughter who goes to college about 45 minutes away, had decided to come home early that day. If she had not been there for him when this happened (I had gone out food shopping) he probably would not be here right now. And, if he had not gone into the hospital when he did, they would never had known about another blockage (about 70%) that would have been fatal.
He had two blockages, one on the right side (100%) which gave him the attack, and the one on the left. They took care of both and has 2 stents in both arteries now. He only has 5% damage to his heart, which they say can be corrected with diet and exercise. He can be off the meds if he does this for a year. I am very thankful and keep telling him and everyone else that he has been given a second chance, and we will go forward and treat it as such. Very, very lucky and I truly believe prayers were answered here.
But anyway, I am trying my best to get back on track, and I am almost finished with my Wix website that I want to put up NOW, but it just needs a few finishing touches, a few more art downloads and then it can go public. I will definitely share the news here first when it goes up. Hopefully by the end of this week! I am also trying to finish some more art pieces that I can share with you that are being worked on. I will try to do this in the next few days. But for now, I will say thank you for your patience and I will try to get something new up here asap. Here’s my thank you to you! Take care! Cheryl
Hello all. Of course I know it has been awhile, but I am still alive! I am trying so many different painting projects right now, and although I seem to be all over the place, I somehow make it work. I have so many ideas in my head all the time. I wish that I could get all of these on paper NOW! But alas, I cannot. Unfortunately.
Anyhow, this is a painting I created awhile back, but I fixed it up with more color and softened it just a bit and put it on my Etsy Shop for Christmas. I just love angels, and since Christmas is coming up fast, I thought this would be the perfect painting that could symbolize the miracle of Christmas.It seems as though this little angel is about to give this little baby an angelic kiss. A painting of pure love and devotion. I also think it could be used in a nursery as a guardian angel print.
I hope you like this one and hope to have more ideas up here soon. Until next time! Cheryl
I’ve been trying to keep up with painting and trying out different themes, and lately it has been centered around fruits and veggies. Food Art and Kitchen Decor always seems to do pretty well on Etsy, so I figured it couldn’t hurt to try. It has been interesting to try and see how realistic I can try to get these paintings to look, and I hope I get even better at it. I have so many more I want to try! And then maybe… I should try and see if some local farm stands will take some of these…..hmmmm.
Anyway, this is the first of many more farm signs for fruit and veggies, and this one is for Peaches. Hope you like it!
I have been busy trying new watercolor paintings, actually trying to paint one a day when I can. It’s great practice, and so much fun! This time I am trying to paint many fruits and vegetables, as I love the beautiful colors and just the beauty of the vegetables and fruits themselves. It gives me a kind of connection as I am painting them. It sounds crazy, but I guess other artists and lovers of painting nature, etc. would understand. I guess thats why I like painting the Amish and children etc. It’s actually the personal connection and the way you can get so consumed by what you are painting, you don’t even realize the time or anything around you. You just focus and create, and it’s wonderful!
Anyway, this is one of many new single watercolors I am doing right now, but please check back as I have more lined up and I am so excited! I will also be doing some breeds of dogs soon. ANNNNNDDDD….I am starting a new amish painting that will hopefully end up in the October issue again in Amish Country News. Fingers crossed and I will let you know when I start this!
Radishes is now on Etsy if you are interested. Thanks again and please check back! Bye for now!
I finally finished my painting, and I am pleased with it. I finally found a good reference for a calf and I believe it worked out perfectly. I hope you all like it.
As always, I liked the white background, but wanted to add more detail. I just didn’t want to add so much to the background to take away from the figures themselves. I finally found a way to add just enough at the bottom and sides to depict the foliage and hills in the distance and tree branches above to make a sort of frame surrounding the figures. I must say I was so excited when I figured out how to do this! Now I also have some space to place a small inspirational quote if I like. I am happy with this and can’t wait to start another…but this took way too long!
Anyway, I have also just placed this on my Etsy Shop if you are interested. If you like the print and do not place an order online, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work something out. Have a great day!
I just put up a new listing on my Etsy of an Amish Quilt and Straw Hat pictured three different ways.
I just love displaying my beautiful quilts that I bought on trips to Amish Country. When I visit there, I have always tried to find pictures, photos and paintings of bright quilts in a scene that I would love to display in my home , especially if I could not afford to buy one on a trip because of all the other goodies I had bought already! So habit forming! So this is the reason I put these photos together, so others can enjoy their beauty without all the expense. Like I said before, if you see something here or on my shop, and are not familiar with buying online, please email me at email@example.com, and we can set something up.
I hope you like these…there will be more to come and also, I am finally finishing up my Amish Watercolor with the calf and should have it up in a day or so, I can’t wait for you all to see it! Enjoy!