Friday, October 30, 2015

Barrel & Brush | The Witch is In!

Our fun Halloween Themed Barrel & Brush! Next one is November 14th @ Creek Bottom Brews!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Holiday Artist Market Prep

Chestnut Creek School of the Arts hosts a Holiday Artist Market every year from Thanksgiving to New Year's and this year I am joining 40 other local artisans in selling handmade crafts/art.

I wanted to do this last year, just wasn't sure what to make. So this year I said yes and then decided on making Handmade Baby Items, Busy Books, and advertising a new thing I am starting - Custom Watercolor Family Portraits. I may also add a really cute idea I had for ornaments. I am hoping to have a half a dozen of each item, but if you are wanting any of these before Christmas I am taking a very limited number of custom orders, as I am about 7 weeks out from having a baby and am not about to out do myself! OR you can swing by the artist market From Thanksgiving weekend until January 2016 and check out what I have in my inventory and all of the other cool local art!

Bourbon & Brush Private Party

I had a private party booked last night at Creek Bottom Brews and the group was fantastic! I was so impressed with how they turned out, as this was definitely my most challenging painting! If you want to book a private party you can contact Chestnut Creek Scool of the Arts to book a party or my next scheduled open one is Friday, October 30th at Mt. Vale Vineyards.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Bourbon & Brush | October 10

We did our first event at Creek Bottom Brews and it was a smashing success! The whimsical trees and pumpkin scene turned out great. Hope you can join us next Brush Series- Barrell & Brush at Mt, Vale October, 30th for "The Witch is In". You can preregister at Chestnut Creek School of the Arts.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Van Gogh Sunflowers PreK/K

We made these for our Grandparents' Social we have at our school. The kids decorated the vases one day, And 
I helped them hand print individually. On day two we glued everything down and added brown dots to the centers of the sunflowers. I thought they turned out super cute!/ especially having to do painting during the second week of school with PreK and kindergarten!!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Baby#2 The Nursery

The "nursery" is mostly finished! And the best part? I did for around $150!!! This time around I decided I wasn't about to try and use a crib. I went for a hand-me down full suit set from Tee's PaPa and updated the hard ware. I am planning on purchasing bed rails, but I figure a bed is much more conducive to nursing:-) This will also continue to be our guest room, so I didn't want it to be tooooooo baby. Anyway, I have one or two more things I plan on getting/framing/making for the walls, but otherwise this is it. I have considered painting the dark colored changing table (the one piece I saved from Bryce's baby days) but not sure if I should do white or that soft teal I have going on, or just leave it. Thoughts? 

Almost done with 29 weeks now! 

Furniture: hand me down with touch up paint/existing hardware sprayed with silver valspar paint. $free & $4/paint
Hardware (knobs): Amazon $25

Duvet: target $28
Sheets: Amazon $22
Painted Decor: upcycled frames and canvases $free
Mirrors/baskets/rug: TJMaxx $44
Monogram: Khols $7

Everything else was stuff I had!