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Silk Chuppah

So, last fall my friends and fellow Parrotheads honored me with the request to paint a Chuppah for their wedding.  "Yes of course I would love too" I said.  "What is a Chuppah?"  
Basically, it is the canopy under which the wedding ceremony is performed and symbolizes the home.  


This was a daunting task for me for a few reasons, one because it was for there special day and two because painting on fabric like silk was new to me.  The only requirements were dolphins needed to be included and the colors.  For months I thought about what to do and finally, this past spring an idea came to me.  I drew up the designs and sent them to the couple.  Yeah!  They approved!  OK, now how to paint on silk...yeah for you tube.  Found a great tutorial and went to work gathering the supplies needed.  I can do this!  Uh-Oh...just totally ruined that piece of silk.  :(  Better get more.  With just a few weeks before the wedding I started working on the Chuppah.  The couple was getting…
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Wine Rack & Fun Little Table

Got this little side table for a few dollars at a thrift store.  The top was really badly worn, but once painted it looks great!  The legs are easy to remove so painting them was a snap.  Each one is painted differently.  Not sure where I am going to put this, but it is just so fun!  Used painters tape to make the checkered pattern and a dinner plate for the circle.






In another trip to the thrift store, I found this great wine rack for 4.99.  The only part that I painted was the top.  My favorite types of wine in fun lettering.

 LOVE my new wine rack and it holds a lot too!  One other thing, the top is removable and works as a serving tray.

Paint your Veggies

For whatever reason, I got the idea to paint some pictures of vegetables. I had a bunch of canvases collecting dust, so why not do something with them. These are the results.  They are all 11 X 14 except the red onion which is 9 X 12





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Music Table

Summer time means sitting outside and enjoying the weather.  Especially in Minnesota when you put up with the long winter, sunshine and warmth are highly anticipated.  We really enjoy spending time on the patio with some good beers and great music.   

This table was purchased for 5.00 at a garage sale last summer and is what we use to put our garage radio/CD player on.   Being stuck inside a lot this year due to extreme weather conditions inspired me to paint the table.  After painting the top black, I just started randomly adding favorite musicians to the table.  



Funky Painted Table

I am sooo excited about this table!  It cost 3.99 at the Goodwill and now it is an incredible work of art.  There a few before and after pictures as well as in progress.  Let's call it a mosaic of painted designs.  What I really love about the table is that the sides are collapsible so that it can be used for many different purposes and it's on wheels too!









Lion Drawing

Hello!  It's been a while since I last posted.  You know, work, life and everything gets in the way sometimes.  For the first time in a very long time I participated in a craft show.  It was so boring and very uneventful.  I made 15.00...BUMMER!  No one was busy unfortunately so we just chatted and checked out each others wares. 

Christmas is once again upon us.  Many gifts have been created this season and here is the one for my smart and awesome niece Ashley.  She is a college freshman and still wants my artwork for gifts.  LOVE IT!  While I may not be monetarily blessed, I am blessed with wonderful people in my life which is so much more important.

Golf Chair...FORE!!!

Here is another Adirondack chair, but this time the request was golf themed.  It turned out good I think.  The arms are supposed to represent actual holes at a local course.  It was fun and challenging to do something other than tropical. 

A family member asked for this one for a charity golf benefit.  Hopefully it will raise a lot of money for Cancer research.

Update:  Over $400.00 for charity!!!  Woo Hoo!