Saturday, December 22, 2007

'New and Improved' summer ACEOs ~ I worked some more on the summer ones and now I think they look a whole lot better! Babs, thank you for the tips and Pamie I hope that you are feeling better!
I haven't been visiting my friends blogs as much lately because my 8 year old computer has gotten slower than molasses in the winter! It takes forever for most web pages to even load now but Santa is bringing me a new computer this year, so hopefully things will be much faster soon.

I hope everyone has a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Puddin' and the Christmas Octopus ~ This is my cat Puddin and her Christmas buddy who plays 'Jingle Bells' through what sounds like blowing bubbles, when you press the red spot on his tentacle! She was all snuggled up with him tonight on the back of the couch and I had to grab the camera. She didn't look too thrilled with the camera flash in that one picture LOL, if looks could kill! She always gives me 'the look' when I get near her with a camera though! :) I hope everyone is having fun and getting in the holiday spirit because Christmas is almost here, woohoo!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

ACEO SETS for Pamie ~ Three of Each Season and I still have the spring trees to go to complete the set! Thank You Pamie! EEK only 2 more weeks till Christmas!! I've baked a couple batches of Christmas cookies but it looks like I'm going to have to make some more next week. I gave my daughter and her boyfriend one batch and my husband and I have about finished off the second batch. My friend Babs gave me a great recipe that I'm going to have to try that has pecans, oatmeal and raisins, yum!!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

TWO MORE ACEO TREES ~ I'm doing another series of the four seasons in my ACEO size trees for a wonderfully nice person and I have her spring and summer trees in progress. 'Capture the Light' is her winter one and the one above right is her fall tree.
We set a new record for warm temperatures got 79 degrees and the air conditioner is running! Ahh, makes me want to head further north or west, it's just not right for it to be this warm in December!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

CAPTURE THE LIGHT ~ This is another small ACEO size painting, and I'm also trying to work on one similar in a larger size on a stretched canvas. I am so used to painting small ones that it's hard to do the same style in larger sizes sometimes! No sparkly glitter in this one, although I was very tempted hehe!

Has anyone seen the movie 'Polar Express'? I absolutely love that movie!! The Family Channel has been running it every night and I had it on for the 4th time this evening. My daughter and her boyfriend watched it with us last night. What a wonderful movie with spectacular animation and sound effects!! I think watching that movie will be a yearly holiday tradition for me. Another tradition is making the homemade decorated Christmas cookies with confectioner's sugar colored icing. I have to make a couple batches this week!!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Snowy Mountain Christmas ~ I just finished this one today and it's 5 x 7 inches acrylics and crystal glitter on 140 lb. watercolor paper and...heellp, I'm going to have to go to glitter anonymous because I can't stop putting this sparkly stuff in my paintings!! It's so pretty though. I took out the Halloween painting and put this one in the frame to hang behind the Christmas tree, which I decorated tonight.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

MORE SNOWY ACEOS ~ and this time I added sparkly moons too! I've been having fun painting these little snow scenes in acrylics and then adding sparkle to them with gloss medium and crystal glitter. I used to love painting those little intricate plaster Chistmas ornaments and now I'm enjoying doing these little paintings! It's hard to believe that December is already here and I'm feeling the holiday spirit (or trying to anyways!) :)