The Artist's Club Tole and Decorative Painting Blog
Viewing by month: July 2011
Since so many of you let us know that Snowmen are your favorite, the Snowman Crossing sign should be right up your alley! It will paint up quickly for a bazaar best seller, a gift for your friend that collects snowmen, or for your own winter decorating this year. The snowflakes are stenciled using Laurie Speltz’s great Snowflake Stencil, so it is seriously a quick & easy project to paint!
Okay, I know it is only July and my Christmas bazaar is the beginning of November, but I seem to have hit a panic mode. After selling most of my stock last year, I have many empty bins that need to be filled, and lots of unpainted surfaces waiting to come to life. My only dilemma, TIME! With two busy boys, a house, a job and a yard, the summer months, which should be my painting months are filled with everything else but painting. My oldest son is a competitive swimmer, so on weekends we sit at swimming pools all over the state, and between his races, there is a lot of downtime. I try having books and magazines to read, but for his last meet, I took old painting magazines that I have had pages marked for years and my tracing paper and between races, I got to sit outside in the sun and trace some of the designs I am looking forward to painting. That at least made me feel like I was accomplishing something, I still have many more patterns to trace, but at least that is a start.
I was watching my son do this:
But between his races, I am doing this:
As anyone who know you can tell you I LOVE snowmen! All shapes and sizes, I'm not really particular. When I saw these snowman bells I immediately thought - earrings! I took some straight home, cannibalized another pair of earrings I never wear, and tada....cute, adorable, jingly snowmen earrings. Could a girl really ask for anything more?