Saturday, November 24, 2012

3 Posts in one- Playing catch up (once again ;))

Hello, hello, HELLO again!  I'm so sorry I've been MIA for so long- both from posting here as well as visiting everyone's blogs!  I've missed you all so much and will be by soon- I PROMISE!
For now, here's three posts in one as a catch up...
When last I posted, I was working on a pencil portrait, and it's since been finished and delivered.
Here's "Annie"
I really was pleased with how this sweet girl turned out.  For anyone who's interested in commissioning a portrait, I'll have time to accept a couple more before Christmas- email me for details and prices.....

And of course, art class has been on going- we're two weeks into our current session and I had them do a Thanksgiving poster, filling the paper with a gratitude list and accompanying illustrations. 
 As always, they amazed me!

My own personal grattitude list this year included, my beautiful family, my home and garden, and my wonderful friends both in person and in bloglandia- I am SO very grateful for you all!  
Even tho I haven't been around much, you are often in my thoughts...

Lastly, we always host Thanksgiving dinner, and I always use it as a motivation to freshen up the house with paint
 and such.  I'd been planning on touching up my turquoise stripes, when my hubby told me that he HATES turquoise, and could I please change the color!  This is after 5 years of living with it and him never saying a word!  I agreed to change the color, if we could keep the stripes (which I LOVE ;)) 

And here's a "before" picture:

And here's a teaser for an after...

I'm really happy with the end result, which I'll share soon.  Along with our newly painted living room which did NOT work with the dining room!  We're actually in the midst of finishing up on that today!
So for now, I'm off for a much belated visit to all my bloggity friends, then it's on to painting (walls today- and canvases next week ;)) and making more jams for the market......
because, I'm still oh so busy these days!


Magpie said...

You've been busy!! I love the pencil portrait. She looks as if she could walk right off the page.

I'm anxious to see how your stripes turn out! It's so hubby does the same thing ~ tells me waaay after the fact that he just "hates" something. Funny, he's not usually that long-suffering lol.

craftattack said...

What a lot you have done. The portrait is just fantastic! Lovely to see you around again! Hugs, Valerie

Tammy said...

Wow, you are mulit talented girl! That portrait is gorgeous!! The posters came out nicely.
The dining room makeover is very nice! I love the new color and the kid in the picture is pretty cute too. =)haha... How funny that your husband finally let you know after 5 years. Jack doesn't like the tranquility color I painted one wall in our bedroom which is a light turquoise color. I think it is similar to your lighter stripe there.

Have a lovely weekend. I love before and after pictures.

Jaime Haney at said...

Wow is all I can say about that portrait! It turned out beautifully and I bet the recipients were just thrilled! How big is it?
Love the kids posters. You always have great projects for them. I saw your pics on Facebook and it looks like you and your family had a fun Thanksgiving.
Love your colors so far, can't wait to see the finished pictures. I'm so happy to see you posting! I've missed you, too!
Love ya

Healing Woman said...

Great portrait. They are sooo hard to do..commissions are not my favorite thing but I can see you have them mastered.

Love the color of the paint in last picture..Is that your son? The Harry Potter look alike???? So cute.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sorry I've not been around much lately. I finally got my head out of my basement so I could stop by!

You do amazing work. That portrait is fantastic. Very impressive.

BTW, Bleubeard would NEVER tell me he dislikes stripes. I'm SO lucky!!