Friday, March 21, 2008

Stick horse Rodeo!

I got a custom order a few weeks ago from a Grandma of a Sweet little Texas Girl. She wanted some fancy schmancy blinged up overalls with a Texas Flag on the bottom. Here are a couple pics of what I came up with.

I just KNOW these will look so much cuter on a Precious little girl, than they do on my manne, but I do believe that they turned out very very sweet...and sparkly!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

New Displays

I just thought I would show off my shop in Canton, once again...I have changed it quite a bit more, and it has been awhile since I last shared pictures.

Something I don't share about so much is my painted glass. I have been painting glass since about 1999 for "Claudia's". Alot of the glass designs have been Western...not the only style I paint, by far...but forwhile, western was ALL I did. Anyway, I decided to bring some of my painted glass out to The Mountain. I needed a great way to display it, so close to where I live, there is a great little antique shop called The Sage House. Barbara runs and owns this shop, and she and I have such similar tastes in furnishing! Don't you just love meeting kindred spirits?

Well, I found this awesome OLD chippy paint cabinet in her shop. I had eyed it a few times, and each time, I mentioned to Barbara how much I LOVED that piece!
When I decided to bring all the painted glass up to Canton...I went buy The Sage House in Keller, and bought her cabinet. Everytime she sees me now, we talk about this cabinet, and she misses having it in her store. Here is a picture of the my display using this primitive cabinet and a table that I also bought from Barbara.

Well, of course when I brought that wonderful display in, I had to switch the shop up some more, and I have created a Rock Star Corner done in pink, black, and white.

I am always working on trying to figure out new ideas for my little corner on the Mountain. I really enjoy looking at all of my work displayed together. LOL...Sometimes it surprises me how much I actually DO get painted. because I must confess, that most of the time, it feels like I spin my wheels. But when I see it all displayed together, it is some sort of verification that I do work pretty hard ;)
Until next time...

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Time to....

Check out my website!!

Tanglewood Elementary

I recently had a woman contact me about painting a desk for her. It is a children's desk, and really pretty cool. A local elementary school, Tanglewood Elementary, does a fund raiser of some kind each year where a room mom gets the desk painted, and they auction it off (Or something) to raise money for their child's class.
Well, then she passed my name onto another mom, and so I got two jobs from this one contact off of my website.
I was pretty excited!
Here is a picture of the first desk.

It is that chalky paint sort of finish, in a linen color, with a chalk board desk top. I love the way it turned out!

The second desk was a bit of a challenge. The theme was supposed to be Springtime in Paris. The client wanted me to paint a checkerboard game on the top of the table, and also tie it in with Paris, France somehow. Well, then another curve was thrown in there, can you add Tigers to it as well?? Hmmm, I first thought the name of the project would be "Parisian Games". Sounded catchy, but as I was painting...and that is when I start REALLY brainstorming with kept calling it "Tigers in Paris"...but that checkerboard was then haunting me. If you know my will know that I do not do much geometric style painting. Everything I do is free form, everything I do is by hand. I don't use rulers, overhead projectors, masking, or do I ever want to look at other people's work and copy. But I had said I could do a checkerboard, and I would do a checkerboard...I just didn't know how to make it look real.
Well, my husband knows airbrushing, and he understands masking and all of that, so I got him to help me mask it out...just giving me some guidance...but other than that, it is all free form. is a picture...

and another...

I am really excited about how it turned out!
The client was as well :)

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Rock Stars!

Well, I have heard through the grapevine that I really needed to get something posted. Things have been a little nutts around here. One of the things, my husband has been home 24/7 for about a month now. I just hardly ever get computer time with him home!

So, aside from that...I thought I would share what we have been up to in my family.

Some of you may know that my three boys wanna be Rock Stars! Yes, including Tiger, the 4 year old.

Well...we have been going to Open Mic night at The Back Porch in Grapevine, Texas and on February 27th, 2008...all THREE of my boys worked up the nerve to play in front of the audience. I was so proud :)

It was my oldest son's 15th Birthday. He went from saying he didn't know how to Improv on the guitar to doing THREE Guitar solos that were ALL IMPROV!!

Heres a Pic ;)

My other two sons, Tuc and the drums. (Yes a little insanity runs through my blood at times!)

Here are some pics of them doing their thing on the drums!

here is is Tucker!! (he is my super shy one!)

And here are all three boys...Being goofy! :)