Hello and I know it’s been awhile. I am so sorry. I just came back from a week out to North Carolina and I have been so out of sync…but I am getting there!
I have been starting to paint some farm, fruit signs that almost look like the vegetable ones I am selling currently on Etsy. The vegetable signs seem to be so popular, so I figured I would also try several paintings of fruit. I will show you when they are finished and ready to put up on Etsy.
But in the meantime, as many of you know, I have a passion for doing pictures and paintings with amish themes. I am currently working on a watercolor painting of an amish girl walking with a calf through grassy field. It’s just a sketch right now, but I will show you what I have soon… But while this is in the works, I figured I’d show you these photos I create and sell on Etsy. They are prayer caps and straw hats used in photos with quilts and I add inspirational quotes when I think they would add to the photo.Some I haven’t put up on Etsy yet, but will be soon…Enjoy!
Hi everyone and I’m just letting you know that it’s Christmas in July on Etsy and that there are specials going on all over the site until July 12th. My shop is giving a promotion of sorts, too! It’s buy one print from my shop and get another print (of equal or lesser value) for free! It’s not just on Christmas goods either, it’s on every print!
Also, I am going to try to offer more products from my prints that I create myself, like magnets, journals, coloring pages,wall plaques etc. It will be a challenge, but it will be so much fun to see how it goes! Let me know if there is anything you would like to see me try, and I will certainly look into it.
But for now, have a happy 4th and here is a new print I just created for all those ballerina’s out there! Enjoy!
Here is a colored pencil illustration of one of my favorite quotes. It was done awhile back, but I thought I would share it again, as it seems to be a favorite of many people out there.
I think the innocent, little girl holding the bunny was perfect here as she cradles the most gentle of creatures I could think of. I think it illustrates the quote rather well. I hope you like it.
There Is Nothing Stonger In The World Than Gentleness
Hello, everyone! I am in the process of doing more pastel pictures,but in the meantime, I dug up this colored pencil picture I had done several years ago. It has a Fall look to it, and I just love the quote, so I thought I would just post it. If anything, the quote is much needed today with all the horrible news lately, don’t you think! Enjoy!
This watercolor picture I did for a niece who is having a baby in September. She loved this quote and so I used it just like it came from the book and altered a vintage drawing of Pooh and Piglet walking up a hill. I tried to color it to look like it was old so it is not bright in color, but adds to it I think. Ernest Shepard is the original artist of the drawing, I just changed it up a bit. Hope you like it.
I have nothing new to show you (for now), so I figured I would put up an older picture I did about the love of simple things. This quote reveals so much about how I feel about materialistic things in my life. It is true that you could give me an expensive watch as a gift, and I would be afraid to wear it and so it would stay in a draw forever. But give me flowers, or a simple clay pot that I could put candles and greens in as a centerpiece, and I’d be happier.
I am sure I am not alone in this and so I thought I would share this quote with you. Hope you like it…to all who have not seen this yet!
The inspiration for this picture (which I did awhile ago) came from a model in a magazine. I loved her pose and it made me feel like she hadn’t a care in the world. I just gave her a bright dress, surrounded her in nature and used a quote that says it all. Just enjoy each day the best that you can. Oh yes, and stop and smell the flowers too! Hope you like this one. 🙂
This is a quote I illustrated awhile back which I really love. It’s how I really feel about living and enjoying every minute of every day. Time goes by so quickly. My kids are now 17, 19 and 20 years of age. I was a stay- at- home mom, and I loved it. I wouldn’t have changed any of it.
The Beauty Of The Hours
Today, as I was folding clothes on my bed, I put on an old CD I used to play for the kids when they were small and read their books. It was music from the Beatrix Potter animated series that was on PBS (see below). I love this CD as it helps me focus and think like a child when I have to be creative, drawing,etc. When I started listening, I almost wanted to cry. I could picture the three of them sitting on the couch, curled up reading their books. Their stuffed animals cuddled under their arms while having a snack. I remember this as clearly as it happened yesterday. Times were so laid back then. No homework, studying for SAT’s, driver’s ed and dating problems. It was excitement, playfulness and innocence. Hugs and kisses. I’d take it all back in a second.
Anyway, before I get too emotional, this is what made me want to illustrate this quote. This is what I picture when I read the words. It makes me feel serene looking at the girl on the beach, just enjoying something as simple as listening to a seashell. Can’t you hear it? Enjoy!
Days Of Innocence (My Kids Patrick, Caitlin and Kelsey about 12 yrs. ago)
Here is a print of an drawing I did awhile back, and I still believe the quote. I just posted it on my Etsy shop. It is a great one, especially for today. Happiness is good and it feels good to share it! And I hope when you share it, it comes back to you. It usually does. We need more happiness in this world. 🙂
I just wanted to post one of my latest ideas for note cards, bookmarks, etc. I took a silhouette that I had done and found a great quote to go with it. I think it makes for a nice design. I may create more of these. It is alot of fun!