I know I've put some pictures of my the books that I've been illustrating over the past year, but it just became time to go to the printer! We've sent one of the seven books off to see how it'll look. You can preview "Emma Jean Goes to Camp" here:
I've made them using Blurb.com, a very impressive self-publishing website. They let you download a program for free to build your book.
What do ya think? They're all done in watercolor and my grandmother and I are SUPER excited about them! Hopefully they will be cherished books for our family (and maybe yours!) to pass down for years and years to come!
I can't wait for my summer class to be over! Just one more presentation and a test until I can start painting EVERY. SINGLE. DAY! I cannot wait!
I took just enough of a break from my studies today to re-vamp a clothespin (big enough for decoration--like holding a picture!) It's adorned with a scene from a children's book of Winnie the Pooh during Eeyore's birthday party. It's up on Etsy now!
Just a little happy :) to add a touch to the room.
Also, check out the new business cards in the pictures below!
I'm getting really excited about the rest of summer where I can paint whenever I want, whatever I want!
Things that are in the works: a pretty bow/wig collaboration, MORE OLE MISS STUFF!, sundress, cowboy boots & white dress, Memphrica pig...let the ideas keep on coming!
They are much bigger than the little canvases that I have been doing lately. There's something about blowing up an object, like a fork or a spoon, to an odd size that's really neat. It's like it's saying, "Hey! Look at me!"
This is from a while back and I never posted it until now. My church in Franklin, TN, Harpeth Presbyterian has a silent auction every year. This year, I was asked to put a piece in and gladly painted something for them!
It went for $100!
Here's a picture of the side of the canvas. No need to frame!
And there's my piece over to the far right!!
A closer look to some of the detail on the side of the frame.
And tada! This is the final piece. I believe it was a 9x12"?
So I'm changing the course for the blog. Not sure if it's going to be just for this post, or if I'm going to add to it a lot more often now with inspirational pulls within interior design. I can't help it! I spend all of my free time (and lots of work time too) on stumbleupon.com and all these great other blogs that are all DIY.
I'm addicted to shabby chic. Well...we could put it in MUCH broader terms.
Shall we say "French Country/Shabby Chic/Sophisticated yet fun(?)
I'll probably add to that list of styles in a good 5 seconds flat.
So...this picture is not worth a thousand words...but a bajillion feelings everything I love!
(EXCEPT ONE MAJOR CHANGE WOULD HAVE TO BE THE OLE MISS SCHEDULE INSTEAD OF ARKANSAS...YUCK!)
Favorite aspect of this interior: the drawer pulls. It's my problem solver! I've been on the search for 8 pulls with the interior being 3.5" wide for over a year because the one I had was missing some. And I searched and searched, thought I found the perfect ones at Anthropologie, (the website even said they were 3.5" between screws!), to find out that they were 1/4" short. Ugah!
So this solves it! Just gotta find some awesome fabric (maybe scarves?) for the pulls now!
I'll post my new desk that I painted later! (And I just got a coffee table that I'm going to paint at Vet Thrift for $10 today!!) So definitely more to come!