Quote for the day!

Psalm 30:5 Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wacky Wednesday!

Good morning fellow bloggers! Birds are singing, flowers are blooming and the dreaded black widow is lurking around. I found one in my garbage can just happily purched at the back. She's a rather large one. So now I am seeing more and more of the famous black widow webs all over the place. I am a little scared of spiders I would say especially ones that mass produce and hang out around my house and happen to be deadly poison. I guess it's time to get the dust out and sprinkle a barrier around the perimeter of the house to keep them outside where they belong.
I cleaned all day yesterday so today I get to clean the paint room up and get back to the so called grind...lol it's such a painstaking task to go in there and play all day. The painstaking part is cleaning it up lol. Painting is the fun part.
How about a tip? Instead of using paper towels to dry off my brushes after rinsing them I use an old wash cloth...Saves money, trees, and I guess you could say time. You can always throw it in the wash instead of the trash. I also use a large plate from the kitchen, I can just wash it off as well. I squirt my paints onto the plate and when I'm done wash it all up. I pick off the paint and throw it in the trash and the tough stuff I let sit for awhile then dump it as well. Oh wait maybe you want some painting trick....hmmmm ah I got one....When painting gourd eggs or wooden eggs use the dipper from the easter egg kits to hold your item. This is best for sealing with spray sealer....Try it see if ya like it...Have a great day!

Friday, April 24, 2009

A place to call home for a spell...

Good beautiful morning to all you fellow crafters, gourd hounds, painters, and just the plain curious. I have went on search for a little place to call home for my creations. I have found one. It's set in the town of Temecula in what they call Olde Town Temecula which has got to be one of the coolest things in California. I love that the state of California calls what is the beginnings of a town Old Town! It is reminaiscant of old western towns. I will post pics. Temecula is not the only one, San Diego and others. Its so neat. Anyways I ventured off the subject...hehe. I am taking some of my art work to a store called..."Olde Town Mercantile." Cute name and cute store. It's not small I can say this it is a LARGE store with many unique items from local artisans. They even have the Old Western Pictures there. Where you dress up as a vintage saloon lady, or outlaw, or whatever the case may be. They have antiques, handmades, even old time candy from yesteryear. Such a comfortable enviroment and the ladies are such a delight. Pleasant and very helpful. I felt right at home when I talked to them. I'd been in there many a time just because I like it. Then I decided to ask....nerves sink in fear, of being told NO! Like a little child asking for a permission. That's how I felt but once I got to talking to them they were the nicest people. So check it out. They have a website as well. I'll post a link in the sidebar so you can check it out for yourself. Now let me go find some pics of Old Town so you can see for yourself, the days of yesterday, a simpler time. Oh how I long for simpler times.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thursday tip!

Good morning to all! The weather is nice kinda chilly but I am not complaining. I thought I would sit down and give a little tip on painting. I am not quite sure if anyone ever uses watercolor pencils but I do. I love them. There a great way to draw your pattern onto your project. After you have drawn what you want to paint then you can go ahead and paint. Once you are finished painting your project if there are any left over markings they just wipe off with a damp cloth. I also love this because it's much easier to erase watercolor pencil if you make a mistake when your making your pattern onto your project. For example if you just don't like the whole thing whaula it wipes off with a damp cloth. I also like watercolor pencils because there are different colors. I have found not to use the dark pencil with light paints because it shows through and it takes too many coats to cover it. Try this out see how you like it.
Motivational tips....hmmmm Sunshine, birds chirping and a glass of sweet Texas iced tea! Enjoy! If you wanna know my secret to sweet Texas tea I'll give it to ya! I turn on the faucet let the water get hot hot hot put 4 family sized tea bags in the hot water let sit for an hour then I put a cup and a half of sugar! (to a gallon of tea) MMMM it's best after sitting in the frig over night....Now that you have your recipe for motivation let's get painting! Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Cooled off! Whew!

Good afternoon bloggers from all walks of life. Today is a beautiful day here in Southern California. Unlike the last 2 so hot you could melt butter on the sidewalk.
I have been in and out of my paint room today trying to drum up some new ideas. I haven't had much of a response about the pattern. So if your interested sign up in the comment section of my blog. Put your name and email address and I will compile a list and go from there. You can make your comment private so no,one sees your email address and I will not publish it. Once I have at least 5o interested I will do a drawing to decide whom wins. The pattern will be an e-pattern and it will be something for summer...Sound good? If so please sign up. If I do not receive enough interested by May 15, then I will figure something out. Thanks and have a wonderful day. Each day is a gift for we should not take for granted. God Bless!


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hot Hot Hot!

Well Southern California is starting to Heat Up! Whew! I tell you what it's warmer than it's been in A LONG time. Life is great! The new Create and Decorate is on the shelves. I will post a pic of the submission. I have listed some new things on the website. Just click the link in the sidebar and look in paint and artwork on the website. I'll post pics on here so you'll know what to look for. I am gonna be doing a pattern up lets say by May 15th. I'll have a sign up and I'll draw a name for the winner of the pattern. Any comments on this? Does anyone want to participate? Send me a comment and let me know and I'll get it started.
Now a few pics of what's new.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Saturday afternoon breezes!

Today is a cool, comfortable, sunny day in Southern California. There is a gentle breeze flowing through the house moving the curtains. The windchimes are chiming along with the birds chirping. These are some of my favorite days. I have put a hammock up on the back patio so if I get the chance to just relax and do nothing I can just hop into it. I am so inspired by these beautiful days. I have been diligently working in my paint room with new and exciting products. I am doing a show next weekend and hoping to sell out...I have been working on submissions for next year. I am thouroughly motivated and can't seem to sit down to relax. Oh wait maybe that's what I'm doing when I am painting. Hehe! The website at www.oldprimitivesisters.com has been upgraded and I am looking forward to adding new product to the sight. It will most be likely be after my show next weekend. I will keep you posted. I have some really cute things I want to get on there. I will be posting pics today of what I am working on and what to look for on my website. I will create a link directly to the site in the side bar. Looking forward to all possibilities this year. I am full of joy. Thanks for looking in on me. Oh yea April 21, 2009 the next issue comes out for Create and Decorate, look for me between the pages....

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Day After the Tea Parties!

I have to say that I am quite proud of many Americans whom stood for what they believe in. I have to say that I am especially proud of my home state of Texas. I'm proud of the Govenor and the people. Stand proud my fellow Texans. Not only is it about taxes but it's about the Constitution staying in tact. I am also proud to say that these were peaceful protests. I am sorry to of heard the negative media attention by certain news stations Chicken Noodle News, and the Peacock! But that's they way they spin things.
With that little tid bit said I am going to get painting. I will post some pics this week of some things that I have for sale on the website. Have a great day my fellow blog readers.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Easter's coming...

Easter is a reminder of the special gift that we have received from Jesus. To have him take all our sins upon him so we could seem him again in Heaven. I am not only thankful for that but I am thankful for many other things in my life that are also gifts from the Lord. I have been blessed with a wonderful family, friends and my fellow readers. I just want you to all know that having you peek in to see what I am doing or painting is a blessing and I just want to thank you for taking time out of your day to see what is here.
I am painting away in my little paint room. I am trying to get things ready for submitting to my favorite magazine Create and Decorate. I will be listing some new items up for sale here in the near future at www.oldprimitivesisters.com
As soon as I get them listed I will let you know via my blog here. I also have another instructional piece in the June 09' issue of Create and Decorate. It is a handpainted gourd birdhouse. If you go to www.createanddecorate.com
you will be able to see my gourd. Thanks again for checking in and have a Blessed Easter...
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