Thursday, July 18, 2013

SUMMER FUN WITH DECOR, NEW IDEAS, AND COMMISSSIONS!

 
This summer has been a huge variety of play and paint and new ideas...I've had the idea for a long time to make "doilies" out of canvas...I'm always needing a little sumpin to put under sumpin else on my tables and have been trying to contemporize the doily.  This Star Mat is canvas, stitching and brads...but the possibilities are practically endless!! 

It started with a theme...sketching on canvas...then cutting out where I wanted...
a little acrylic paint watered down a bit
adding a little stitching and brads for this one
and there you have it...
I'm now working on a round one with leaves, and I hope more mixed media...STAY TUNED!
 

 
I can't believe time is going by so quickly...our daughter-in-law is expecting our second grandchild!!  November is coming quickly and I'm already thinking of what painting for this little one's nursery!! They asked...I didn't insist...:)  They have decided on birch trees in yellow, white and grey...and we are playing around with adding a fun little giraffe or ostrich peeking out from the trees...We are waiting to know who we are having until the final details are in place, but what better subject matter for this grandma artist than TREES to start with!!  Magenta for a girl and Lime Green for a boy to accent their yellow, white and grey! FUN DOINS!  My beautiful daughter-in-law Katie Galloway...with little him or her Galloway happily coming along quite nicely!!
 
 
 
 
 
My sister-in-law Lori saw my ETSY "G" and commissioned me to paint her a larger version 16"x16"...We are calling this guy "Big G"...ha...
 
AND...I'm still having fun with décor for our own home...Just finished painting this round antique table that had seen much better days...The paint just made this piece...and I've got three more to paint..(one in turquoise!! WOW).so FUN DOINS at my house as well!!
 

 
 
I'm starting to enjoy the new look of my home...
 
And, FINALLY, I couldn't let this post go by without sneaking in a peek of my now almost 2 YEAR OLD grandson Paxton...Getting ready for nite nite with his Grandma and Grandpa Grimes while mommy and daddy were away on a much needed two day anniversary trip...doesn't this little face just scream "I miss my parents"? HA...no guilt intended I'm  sure!!
I hope this finds you happily having some summer fun of your own!!
 
HAPPY CREATING!

3 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

I love seeing Paxton and I am so amazed at how much your daughter-in-law looks like she could be your daughter too. She reminds me of your own daughter. Grandbaby #2? Woohoo!!! Love the painted furniture (I have two end tables that will receive that same treatment one of these days). The doily looks amazing on that table too. You never cease to amaze me Saundra. Wish I had your energy and ability to think outside the box.

Mary Walker said...

Lovely fresh idea for doilies and the pops of color in your home are welcoming

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Paxton has grown so fast Crimson Leaves! Katie is so sweet...she will be a great mom! FYI...my energy bursts aren't constant...I would love that! ha

Thank you Mary...it is fun!

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