Saturday, February 22, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
As I sit and sip my coffee, I realize that February is quickly coming to a close.
The Iowa blizzard of last night is already puddles on the pavement.
Another year has passed me by...
and another one is about to begin.
I have a birthday tomorrow, and this one crept up on me so quietly
that I almost forgot about it altogether!
What do I plan on doing?
I believe I'll paint.
Paint the day away!
On a separate note...
my son just turned 20 and is living in LA.
He's chasing his dream, living in the land of fun and sun,
and singing his little heart out.
I really miss him. I'm so proud of him.
I wipe away a tiny tear as he sings one of my all-time favorites.
Here's a little something to brighten up your Friday.
As always... today I'm linking up with the lovely painters
over at Paint Party Friday!
Monday, February 17, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
Happy Valentine's Day art lovers! Hope you enjoy this
digital art... created from one of my own original
painted backgrounds, photographed papers and flowers,
and a vintage photo of my mom.
Feel free to share with your
own special Valentine or
on social media.
Be sure and check out more fabulous art today...
I'm linking up to Paint Party Friday...
Commission requests warmly welcomed!
artist Renee Mak
Fuss It Up! Designs
Thursday, February 13, 2014
For today's #tbt I'd like to go back to the Summer of 2012. It was a
bright, sunny day and this little poetic phrase came to me. The pictures
are from a previous project and seemed to fit just right!
beneath the brightest colored flowers...
allowing only shimmering light to pass through...
and dazzle their days with
magical color..."The days were long and my studio was a place of bright colors and endless inspiration.
Currently, it's been a long, cold winter...
but this reminds me that Summer will come again soon.
You can see the original post here...
it's short and sweet!
it's short and sweet!
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Do you have your cards
signed, mailed and sealed with a kiss? I sure hope so...
but if not, here are some noteworthy quotes
all about love to get you inspired!
"Keep love in your heart. A live without it is like a
sunless garden when the flowers are dead."
"A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and a
man cannot live without love."
"Being deeply loved gives you strength, while
loving deeply gives you courage."
"If I speak in the tongues of men and angels
but have not love,
I am just a noisy gong or
I Cor. 13:1
And we all know and love the way
the Beatles said it...
"ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE...
LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED."
P.S... I had so much fun creating these "LOVE" prints! Click on this link
and check out how print & PATTERN inspired me to create these today.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
In honor of Saint Valentine and my own love of
hearts, I've created this free downloadable sheet of Valentines!
It's based on my original acrylic painting, "Mercy"and can be printed out
and used with any Valentine craft you can think of!
This download includes two sheets of usable art, including the
"xoxo" circle below and a fun bookmark.
The obvious thing to do is make cards. But it would
also be cute to create banners, cupcake toppers or even lunch
box love notes!
Below are 5 links I found on Pinterest
to fabulous websites just filled
with more fun ideas to celebrate this Valentine's Day!
4. Today's Mama
Happy Creating and enjoy this season of love!