Thursday, January 9, 2014

Ruby Red Slippers

What makes you think of the Wizard of Oz more then ruby red slippers?
Well that is exactly what inspired this ornament.

The black and white in the background are like the tights.
You can't tell as much in this picture, but the red paint on the shoes is actually metallic so it shimmers.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Because Brothers can be Superheroes too

My younger brother LOVES Superman!
I racked my brain this past Christmas trying to figure out what I could make him in that theme.
I decided to try my first canvas painting!

I love how it turned out and he was pretty excited about it!
He goes by Skip, so I tied the "S" in Superman to the "S" in Skip.
He made me feel awesome when he told me it looked like a store bought canvas!
(He wasn't sure if that was a compliment or not - but I quickly informed him that it was a huge compliment!)

On the back, one of the things I put was "Because brothers can be superheroes too".

Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Houndstooth Infinity Scarf

My boyfriend's Mom likes houndstooth, so I searched the internet for inspiraration for houndstooth patterns. (I wasn't even sure if you could crochet houndstooth!)
This is the pattern that I came across:

The pattern was easy to follow, and as you can see, turned out beautifully!
I love it so much that I want to make one for myself as well.
I wasn't selfish with this one though, it did make it to it's intended recipient on Christmas and she loved it.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Snowmen Family

A friend of mine asked me to paint an ornament for her, illustrating her family as snowmen.
I started out by finding everyone's favorite color.
I then painted the snowmen, making sure everyone was "accurate in size".
I accented one with a stocking cap, one with a bow and scarf, one with a top hat and bow tie, and one with ear muffs and a scarf.
I wrote the names of each person on their accessories as well.
There is also a heart to the side, that I put the year in.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Yarn Christmas Ball

I think it is neat when I find things to paint the whole round ornaments as,
instead of just part of it...
so when the idea of something knitting/crocheting came up,
I just knew that I had to paint a yarn ball!

It turned out very fun!
I think it is visually appealing when the whole glass ornament ball is used for the painting.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, January 3, 2014

P is for Panda, or Paige

I hand-painted Christmas ornaments for all of my coworkers this season.
One of my coworkers, Paige, she loves pandas!
So, of course I would paint a panda on her ornament!

I made it extra special by putting a "P" on it's foot for "Paige"!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Caricature Ornament

I had a special request from a gentleman to paint a portrait of his girlfriend, himself, and two daughters on an ornament for Christmas.
I had never tried anything like this before, but was willing to give it a try!
He was willing to go with more of a caricature portrait, so this is what I came up with:

They loved it!
I am happy with how it turned out and they were too!
They though it was neat to see themselves in somewhat of a cartoon form.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Ribbon Angel

This Christmas, while making ornaments, I wanted to make something special in remembrance of my Papa to hang on the Christmas tree.
My Papa passed away from lung cancer several years ago.
I painted an angel made from a lung cancer ribbon onto a glass ornament.

I made one for myself and also for my mother and sister.
They were very touched by the gesture.
I am happy with the way they turned out and am glad that we now have something special to hang on the tree in remembrance of Papa.

Thanks for looking!