Wednesday, April 9, 2014

God bless America

Currently working on an American flag painting. I still need to finish the stars and touch up the stripes. Getting close to done though. I'm donating this one to my church. Hope it raises some money!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Current children's book illustrations

I am currently working on illustrations for my second children's book "deep in the woods." I published "a pond in the woods" about five years ago. 

First page:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1438905211/ref=redir_mdp_mobile

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Personalized wedding/engagement gift



(Detail)
This is a piece I just finished. It is a landscape painting with engagement photographs collaged in to the clouds. These commissions make great, personal, one of a kind gifts. This one I am giving to two of my families very special friends as a wedding present. 
(Detail)
Photographs that had personal meaning to the couple were collaged in. This piece is acrylic on panel. It is a two foot by four foot. Acrylic.

(Detail)

Friday, March 7, 2014

Rooster

Just now getting around to posting a sold painting from a couple weeks ago. Kitchen rooster!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Man o war ship

Man o war ship commission

Friday, February 21, 2014

DIY diaper cake for baby shower

A friend of mine is having a baby and her theme was giraffe. Well, there were no giraffe decorations to be found so I found myself venturing to hobby lobby where I found pre painted wooden giraffes. Thus, I decided to make diaper cakes. 

Step one, roll diapers...
I rolled them and held them in between my calves so they wouldn't unroll. I didn't want to tape them because it may ruin the diapers. I used a piece of tulle, slid it around them, and tied a knot. 

Step two, wrap in ribbon of choice and hot glue.

Step three, take a small paper plate and poke a hole in the center then insert a straw or stick. This stick is what you will hit glue your animal of choice too.

Step four, hot glue animal to the straw. Then hot glue decorative grass around the animal on top of the paper plate.

Step five, insert the straw bottom I to the center of the diaper. I later went on to add fake flowers around the ribbon. Pretty easy, and a functional gift!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

1 Samuel 1: 27

 
A friend of mine has tried for years to conceive a baby and is due with her baby girl on April. She asked that I do a scripture painting of 1 Samuel 1:27 to hang in her daughters pink and brown giraffe nursery. So I did and I also surprised her with a giraffe painting. Very excited for her blessing!