Quote for the day!


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

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Good Saturday morning! I haven't been posting because I wanted people to see the signup for the give away. Haven't had many sign up. Just a few more weeks and I call out a name. Come on let's sign up bloggers. I'm gonna have another give away after this one. It's a birdhouse....
Let's see what have I been doing. I have been painting some fall stuff up. I see that's coming up so I am getting ready. I am going to put some of them up on my blog here so you can order them if you would like. Fall is my favorite time of year so hopefully these come out really cute....I'll post pics later on today!
Things to paint on: These are just some things you can paint on and you can find them in your cupboard, garage sales, thrift stores flea markets etc. You can paint on cutting boards, jars, old pails, kitchen wooden stools, just plain boards, spoons, forks, if you can draw an idea on something you can paint on it. Some things have to be primed for example metals. There are sealers out there just for metal painting. When you paint on glass you also need some kind of sealer so the paint adheres. Once you have finished painting on glass you need a heavy sealer so the paint doesn't come off. Well just some ideas for ya. Have a great day.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Sign up for my give away!!!

Hurry I don't know if you noticed there's a giveaway down there below this. Just post a comment. If you have a blog post the give away on there and you get double entry. Just let me know you posted it on your blog and where. Have a great day.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Grama's Gourds and Primitives GIVE AWAY!!!!! REPOST!


Well as I have said I was painting gourd eggs this week. I have started on 33 to be exact....Well a couple are not eggs. But that's ok. I have painted on these eggs before but I don't remember it being so hard to be steady as I go with the brush. So with that being said I made a sheeps leg WAY too big, vines went all out of sorts, trees got bigger than I expected and to top it all off they are sliperly little suckers. (Not really slippery but they sure do get away!) One of these fine feathered imposters is going to be a give away! Yes a give away. I have seen this on other blogs and what a neat idea. So here goes. Up for grabs will be the gourd egg pictured above. It is for the gourd egg alone. This is handpainted by me. The rules are leave me a comment with your email address. Then go to your blog and post a link to the give away. If you post a link it gives you double entry... If you don't have a blog please let me know in your comment. Comment posting will last until June 25,2009 at Midnight west coast time. I will throw all the names and emails in a hat and have my daughter draw one out. The winner will be announced June 26, 2009 at 9:00 A.M pacific time...Are you ladies and bloggers ready? Here we go start posting... Let's get posting my fellow bloggers. To leave a comment scroll down and where you see the little pencil click there and post away.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Wakey Wakey Eggs and Bakey!

Ok so I have been painting my little heart out on my gourd eggs...I will be taking pics of them tomorrow evening. Hopefully they will be closer to finished. I am excited about these little guys. I will be taking them to Old Town Mercantile in Temecula hopefully Friday. Things are getting busy and that's just the way I like it when I am painting. If you are interested in one for yourself please let me know and I will get right to work. Just comment me. I have some fun ideas coming up for gourds for July 4 and the coming up seasons. I'm really liking these little eggs. At first I was a little shakey couldn't seem to use my pinky for balance but now, now it works. yahoo!
Tomorrow I will be helping a lady with her fine china, but then it's back home to paint paint paint. She seems like a really neat lady. She's an artist as well. Can't wait to meet her. She does murals...So I don't know how much we'll get done with her dishes but I am sure it will be a great day. I will be in later in the day to post some pics and a GIVE AWAY! Get ready! Maybe it's one of these fine little gourd eggs.....Patients my little bloggers, patients....Tomorrow, evening....After my china rendesvou I will be seeing you!

Linda

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Momma B's Front Porch Give Away!

Go check out her blog she is a talented artist I have seen on Etsy and now I see she has a blog. Check her out! I'll post a link....

http://mommabsfrontporch.blogspot.com/

Good Saturday Afternoon!

I have been working on some gourd eggs....whewhoo fun! I didn't do a pattern contest because no,one seemed interested. So maybe later. Anywho I am working on Gourd Eggs! I have gotten 33 ready to work on. I am going to go in the paint room today and get started. I will take pics as I go for all to see. You can purchase gourd eggs on Ebay. Just go to the search bar and type in gourd eggs. There's a ton of them. The first thing do is clean my gourds. To do this I have an old wash tub that I fill with dish soap and a 1/2 cup of bleach. I scrub them with copper scrubbies. Then I rinse them off and let them dry. After they are dry I like to basecoat them with gesso. I have discovered skewers....drill a hole in the bottom of the gourd eggs and poke the skewer in make it a tight squeeze so it doesnt move around. This makes it easier to basecoat the gourds. Now decide what you are going to paint on them and get started.
I am not quite sure what I want to paint yet, too many ideas need to relax and focus on just one. Let's get started.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I'm a little late I know....

Sunday was Mother's day and I would like to say Happy Mother's Day to all you moms! A mother's job is never done. From the time you feel your child in your womb you are a mother. That kind of a connection is grown and nurtured over time. Even when a child leaves the home you never lose that love that you have for your child. For all of you who still have your mom please take the time to let her know how much she is loved. We're not all blessed to have them forever...So call her and tell her thank you for just being her. Take the time to love her back the way she has loved you over the years, unconditionally without regret. Happy Mothers Day to all you Moms and God Bless you all.
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