Thursday, March 25, 2010

Canvases ready to head out. And a kit waiting in the wings.

Guess what... been doing some painting. And guess what.... some are orders, and some are up for grabs!

Like this one...
I painted this big ol' apple thinking about a teacher's gift at year's end. I had someone ask me back around Christmas if I could get some teachers' gifts done for the end of the year. I don't know who that was or what they wanted, so I decided to do a little generic one. It is 11x14, so it is $40 and of course, I can personalize it. Lemme know.

And this one...
It is only partially completed. I decided to stop because according to who wants it, I want to add the correct number of candles and a big ol' "3" or "1" or whatever on the cake.
I haven't painted the base yet either. So, if you like it and know of someone who needs it on an easel at their upcoming birthday party, holla! I will add a name or whatever! Also $40 at an 11x14 size.

These are all 11x14 sizes and are all lying across my kitchen table presently! The heart with peace is still just like that, so a few more colors could be added if you would like. And of course a name or a word of the year, or a special phrase or whatever.... be in touch!
I just don't know if I can let the "Lucky" go. I am totally and completely in love with that canvas. And I am pretty sure that Ellie's new comforter is going to be grey and the greenish color is definitely going to be the color of her wall. sooooo....

I just don't know. But it would be a great canvas for a boy's room! I tend to do more girlish things. Wonder why!
And speaking of girly things... I am also kinda crazy about "Bloom, Baby, Bloom". I did that one thinking of my girls. Remember at Christmas, I did one for Gabbi Girl that said, "Let your little light shine." I like those uplifting, self-fulfilling, optimistic type words to surround them! My Poppa did that for me when I was a little bitty and it impacted my life in a very positive way!

Ok, fleur-de-lis canvases are always a popular choice. So, I decided to do a few of those too. I am crazy about that metallic paint. It looks different from different angles. Also an 11x14 at $40. I would paint a name or word across the bottom in a dark tone so it can cover up the lighter swirls if wanted.
And can you even believe it?! I am already gearing up for Christmas orders. Every time I paint canvas orders (and don't worry, you peeps who have orders in, I did lots of yours too!), I am going to throw in a few "extras" and definitely some Christmas ones! I only did about 300 at Christmas, so I am getting ahead of the game this year. If you are also a year round Christmas gift buyer, contact me and I can add a name to this one. $40.
One of my employees ordered this one for a friend of hers who lost her little 14-month-old daughter, Erin, last week. How tragic! I cannot even imagine that! Purple was her favorite color.
Seeeeeee? More Christmas paintings. A 16x20 elf shoes canvas, 2 11x14 red glittery ornaments, an 11x14 red and green present, and a 14x14 cool square one with two gifts that need a couple of tags on the gifts to personalize them. Give me a holler to call dibs on the one you want.
Hey, Amy. These are your twins' canvases for their cribs....

This one if for Owen...
and this one is for Campbell.
They each got a little white added to them because I thought they needed a little lightening up. They also got their respective Bible verses painted on the bottom in brown and a little white name in cursive in their green letters.

And now, Amy, since you asked, I will be getting together a whole big ol' bunch of smocked dresses ready for sale. What sizes are you interested in? And are you interested in other outfits too and what about little girl shoesies?! I have many, many! Holla!

Ok, back to canvases. This one is a little 8x10 and is $35. Left the bottom open for personalization.

Apparently I was in a holiday mood! I did this Easter egg that I could add a name to or a springy phrase. I also like something like, " You are Egg-stra special."
I wish I had put the picture of the shamrock with the words on it that Mary Allison's mom bought and send to her other, less special and spectacular daughter, Elaina. ONLY kidding! Elaina just won a role at Dis-a-ney World in the Star Wars show as some kind of mean ol temptress who dies after a battle with a light saber. I am serious! If in Orlando, go see her in the show. Anyway, since she is several states away, pam bought a shamrock that said, "I am LUCKY to be your mom" and sent it to her for St. Paddy's Day. Cute idea. But, I love the idea of a plain ol "Lucky" too. Or "lucky to be your friend", "lucky to have a friend like you", "lucky to be your sister", blah blah blah. If you are interested, let me know how you'd like it personalized.
I have a dalmation canvas completed, a Christmas one that was paid for way back in December via PayPal for you B.L., a plane, (but not yet its compadre, the truck), a football for a nursery going to Pensacola, and hmmm... ummmm... I can't think what else right now. And, I have a bracelet in the works for Kendra!

So, there you have it. Let me know if you are thinking about a particular canvas and I can get it out fairly quickly. Oh, and about that ribbon necklace kit, it is totally packed up and ready for shipping. I think I have 27 available. However, I have to take the time to take a picture of the completed project, find a computer that I can upload it onto, and find the time to type up the directions vs. get Mary Allison to video me putting it together, and then, post it on a blog. As soon as all of these planets line up, there will be a ribbon kit on the blog for el-purchase-o. It is coral with springy colors on the ends.

Mo, the wanna-be artist.

20 comments:

Mindy said...

You aren't a wanna be artist.....you ARE an artist! I'm emailing you now about a canvas or several:)

tricia said...

always love your paintings.your talent is awesome

snekcip said...

What!! I think my canvas made it to the FINALS!!! LOL!! Yeah a smock dress sale...wait...Bree is older than your girls!!

In the words of Swiper...aaawwwwwww man!!!

Nichole said...

We are moving into a new house this summer..as soon as I figure out what I'm doing with my girls' rooms...I will be needing 2 of these FANTASTIC paintings!!

Amy said...

I always love seeing your creations! These are beautiful, and there's no "wanna be" about it, you are an extremely talented artist.
I'm going to put my thinking cap on about some Christmas gifts...

Amy said...

Love, love, love your artwork!

Beverly said...

Love all your paintings. You've been busy. I love to see you in action. I can just imagine you painting in your new craft room in your new house. I'd be happy with one iota of your talent!

Sharidrew said...

Girl....you are amazing! I get a little warn out just reading your posts! :) So much energy! As always, your paintings are so cool! Happy Friday to you!

Hugs from Missouri,
Shari

Ally said...

Love the new canvases. Are you still working on Hannah's for her room?
What, you are having a dress sell, let me know. We so need dresses!!
I need Shake info, we are coming and I cant wait!!!!

Susan said...

I sent you the email about putting a photo on a canvas. I replied back to your reply but with your computer issues, wasn't sure if you received it. I was interested in an 11 x 14 canvas with a photo, which I will mail to you, and the saying " I like everything about you. The colors I like are earthy but I really like the metallic on your post today. Please get back with me when you get the chance. I am really excited after seeing today's post.

Maggie said...

I totally love the canvas posts... you are so CREATIVE! Though I haven't ordered one yet, I keep feeling that everytime I see a post about your canvases that any minute I'll be hit with the inspiraion of what I may actually want! Have you ever done an evergreen tree? My grandfather was a Christmas tree farmer, and many of the trees he planted still surround my parents' house (But they are WAY beyond useable as Christmas trees - 20+ feet! Which is great because now they will always be there!)

SamC said...

Do you have a picture of the Dalmatian? Our beloved Sam I Am died back in September. He was 14. We miss him so much. I would love to see that one and if it reminds me of Sam, I'd love to buy it.

indgiotwin said...

WOw! Such a super talented lady! Your paintings are great and I can't believe how much you can accomplish with the little kiddo's around! Great stuff!

Paige said...

You're quite the bizzy bee :) I'd love to order some more! I've sent you emails and left you a FB message that the check I sent you back in December hasn't been cashed...email me so that I can get you another check, or paypal it or whatever...Thanks! paige.k.spencer@hotmail.com

Pepper said...

I want the apple canvas. Also, I send you an e-mail about can you paint houses? If I send you of three houses that we have lived in, can you do that or is that a bit much? Just let me know. Thanks

Also, let me know if I am the first to holler about the apple one.

connie said...

hey i want a kit but i have to wait till after the 3rd of april to get it so save me one please how much are they?? i may get 2 but anyway i love the pics of your paintings u did you are a great artist for sure. i may order one for a christmas present will have to see.. well i will get a kit i so cant wait to get one so save me one please..
thanks

Amy said...

Oh my!!! Those are going to be perfect for my babies' room. Thank you!! I will let you know when they arrive. As for the dresses....I have no idea about sizes. Cami and Owen will be here in May. So, I would love a Christmas something and a birthday something for her 1st birthday. Do you have anything newborn for coming home from the hospital?? What else? I'll have to flip back through your blog and check out some pics. Now, I need to find an outfit for her brother! Oh how my life is about to change. I can't wait!! Thanks, Mo.

Jennifer said...

I would love the heart/peace one. Can you email me?

Heather said...

Hey Mel-

I was wondering if you can paint any cute "people"--- I would love to have an 11x14 or 16x20 canvas, that says "The Marsdens" and has a tall husband, a shorter wife, and a black dog and redish color dog with smiles on them. Does this sound like something you could paint, or am I pushing your envelope???? Thanks!!!
-Heather
http://sweetnessandme.blogspot.com

jessie said...

count me in on that dress sale! my olivia is a good bit younger but i don't mind buying ahead of time!