Give the Gift of Art!

I am doing something new this weekend. I signed up to be at a local arts and crafts show at Northwestern High School. I went back and forth on this decision for a while because of time, effort, etc. But I am so glad I made the commitment. It has pushed me to develop in ways I probably wouldn’t have without a deadline. I am one of those crazy people who likes to work under a deadline. It helps get me focused and finish! Otherwise, I tend to be all over the place…a little of this, a little of that.

I am most proud of this DIY painting display I made this week….in under an hour. I called around to local small businesses to find someone willing to donate a pallet. Goodall Lumber was the first to respond, so the kids and I went to pick it up. I sanded it a little, then added a little paint, added a little Christmas greenery I had around the house, and turned it into quite a charming vintage-looking display (if I do say so myself). Here are some pics of my progression:

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I have been painting like crazy to get my Christmas angels finished. I finished Gloria! last night…I think she is my favorite. The collaged wreath on her head did it for me. I love that blue vintage paper because it says, “Merry Christmas”. I used the same paper on the wings of my bird ornaments. Here are some pictures:

Original One-of-a-Kind Gloria!
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Handmade Bird ornaments
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Here’s a preview of all the different things that will be available at my table Saturday. I’ve been working hard to provide variety and lots of options!! I think original art is a pretty cool, unique gift option. See what you think. Something for everyone…..

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I made my “Hosanna” angel into a Christmas card. I am so happy with how they look! There is a real vintage angelic glow around her. Inside is the verse from Luke 2:10-11, “Good news of great joy….today in the town of David a Savior has been born…Christ the Lord”. The other cool thing about my cards is there is a print of my Faith girl on the back of each one. How awesome is that? It’s like you are getting two original art pieces for the price of one. :) I am selling the cards in packs of 5 for $15.

Handmade Glass Antique Bronze ornaments, 4 different styles available:

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Original, One-of-a-Kind Mixed Media Canvas Artwork:

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Matted Fine Art Prints:

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All of this, plus many different necklace designs, notecards, my bird ornaments, and other one-of-a-kind art. As you can see, I’ve been busy!!!

I hope you’ll come check out my booth this Saturday at Northwestern High School on Rt. 41 in Springfield, OH. The show is from 10am – 4pm. If you come visit and mention this post, I will give you 10% off an item of your choice. If you bring a friend, I’ll give you 10% off your total purchase. I am thinking about doing a giveaway too…but you have to come visit my booth to enter! I am booth #48. Hope to see you Saturday!