Sunday, December 27, 2009

Spread Your Wings And Fly!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I can't believe this year is coming to an end and we are going to be entering the year 2010 (it even feels strange typing that number). I am looking forward to the upcoming year and hoping that it brings happiness and positive changes for my family and yours!!

I was commissioned to do a painting for a friend's niece for her birthday. It was refreshing to paint something other than Holiday themed pieces.

The painting was done on a 6x12 wood panel. I wood burned the girlie and ladybug and used colored pencils for the skin and Golden Acrylics and Stuart Gill paints on everything else. I'm not sure if I want to put beeswax on it or not; any opinions??

Enjoy your week and have a Happy New Year!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

From my family to yours, have a safe and wonderful Christmas!!

Monday, December 21, 2009


Our mission this week was to give away this hand painted journal...

Jedi Master Jordan will undertake this important mission (He's very serious about it too).

The participants...

Jedi Master Jordan searched hard for the winning participant...

Finally, Jedi Master Jordan located the winning name...

Congratulations to Kolleen of Heartwingsisters!!! E-mail me with your address and I will send your journal this week.

Mission Accomplished...

Thank you to everyone who participated; I really loved reading all of your holiday traditions and I might even borrow a few!! I hope you all have fun with your traditions this year and have a very happy holiday!!!


Monday, December 14, 2009

The Elf On The Shelf and A Giveaway!!!!!

I finished my shopping and my custom orders, so now I feel like I can finally enjoy the holidays!! Having a 4 year old really helps you to remember how magical this time of year is. Teaching him what Christmas is really about and all of the other traditions has been so meaningful for me.

I have also introduced a new tradition into our home..."The Elf On The Shelf." I just heard about this from some friends and I thought it was the cutest thing ever. This cute little elf (Jordan named ours Ted) sits somewhere in your home "watching" the little ones and taking notes for Santa. At night when we are all sleeping, he magically travels to the North Pole with his report. The next morning he is in a new place in the home causing a little mischief along the way. My son is all over this!! Every morning he wakes up looking for where Ted's new sitting "spot" is. Ted always seems to knock something over in the process of climbing up to his new spot. This is so much fun!!! I purchased Ted at Barnes and Noble along with a book that accompanies him. There is also a cute website your child can play games and register your family's elf.

Here is Ted in his very first sitting spot (He is on the Christmas tree right now).

Jordan and Ted (Jordan got his face painted at Barnes and Noble). See how Ted is keeping his eye on Jordan making sure he's being a good boy...what a good elf!

Giveaway time:
Does your family have any holiday traditions? Leave a comment about your traditions and you will be entered to win a one of a kind hand illustrated Journal (made from recycled materials). If you don't have any traditions, leave a comment letting me know what you enjoy about this time of year (I would love get to know more about you).

I will draw a winner on Monday December 21!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

More Ornaments and A Journal Jar

I am almost finished with my ornament orders. I have 8 left and one portrait...yay! Here are the latest and a Journal Jar that was mailed out to an Etsy customer last week (that journal jar was a lot of fun to make).

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A few more items in my shop!!

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! I think I'm done with turkey for awhile and am looking forward to ham at Christmas...

I just wanted to let you know of two new items I just added to my shop. I actually made these last year and had them listed for about $40. I have reduced the price to $30, so come take a look. The description on each listing has more detail about how I made them.

Love ya!!!