Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Another Reason to Fall Into the Holidays

Autumn lives in our community right now. 
Golden carpets soften once verdant lawns,  
sidewalks yield to crispy piles of leaves.
The mountains streaked with stripes of yellow and rust,
among forest pinacles....
stand in contrast to the pastel skies above.

Another Santa awaits a new home, perfect for decorating throughout the rest of the year.
Why not learn more about him at MothersDreamRtworks

Monday, October 16, 2017

Fall Into the Holidays with Mother's Dream Artworks

 A Fall favorite, pumpkins are everywhere these days, even on pillows. 
A fun and easy way to add a touch of Autumn in your home decor. Easy to put out, easy to store. See more about this pillow at MothersDreamRtWorks
Buford Jack has a slightly wicked smirk on his face as he plans his Halloween shenanigans. Hand sculpted features on a cured gourd, he's a one of a kind JOL that will be the talk of the home. I hear some of my creations tend to move around on their own, so be aware, he's a sneaky fella. You can purchase him at MothersDreamRtWorks

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


A bit of clay and a lot of magic went into creating Gordy. Warts and all, he's a loveable guy,
ready to hang out on your Halloween tree with the rest of the spooks. Find him here MothersDreamRtWorks
One of my favorite Santas to create, Victorian Dreams Santa did a bit of traveling, including a stint at the Utah State Fair, when I was demonstrating my sculpting skills for the Creative Arts Exhibit. I love his textured coat, and he certainly has a winsome smile. A Santa to melt the hearts of all who see him. He's also available here MothersDreamRtWorks

There's more to come in my etsy shop, as well as a possible piece or two on ebay. So lets FALL INTO THE HOLIDAYS TOGETHER!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Oh The Magical Web We Weave with Halloween Folk Art Friends

 Blanch darling, you're trying too hard to make friends I see. Who could ignore that spooky but sweet little face, ready to haunt your home?! Blanche is available at MothersDreamRtWorks
Big old Bufugly is truly a creature after my own heart. Warty and grumpy, with a bit of wrinkly glare, Bufugly will keep the tricks away for sure! He's also at MothersDreamRtWorks

Monday, July 31, 2017

WVFA Animal Farm or Art or Something Like That....lol

 It's been a regular farm around here, with all the comings and goings and new critters, planting, and already harvesting, art shows, and poster designs to create and the list goes on! I managed to squeeze some time to paint this little lamb above, for the Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts. It was touch and go, and I missed the original deadline do to all the goings on, but I managed to beat the extended deadline by a couple of days, whew! It's painted in acrylics, still my medium of choice. I'm dabbling in oils, but I love acrylics, probably because there's no chemicals and such. No matter, this piece is waiting to find out if it's been juried into the show.
This piece was extra fun to create! I used my mixed media technique of slathering texturing compound on my base board, and then I tried to sculpt using the joint compound and that was a no go. So I sanded that down and brought out my trusty Creative Paperclay an hand sculpt bass reliefs of the horses heads. Using a base paint, I smooshed that around the piece, then sealed and then meticulously added layers of metallic colors, wiping here and there to add dimension and interest. I was actually surprised at how it turned out, and happy as well. Soooo, now the wait to find out if either of my pieces has been accepted. I guess I could go sneak a peek, huh?! Hold on, I'll go look.... aaaah, still in round one of the jury process so I will keep you posted. Well off I go to my Simply Sheryl's blog to post about my latest gardening ventures. Have a great week!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Popping Poppies

It's time to brighten up the home with pops of color, and this set of paintings does that. Hand painted on 8" x 8" x 1.5" gallery wrap canvases, and come ready to hang. You can find them at the PFATT Marketplace.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Spring Greenery

It has been an exceptionally blustery and snowy winter here in the NE corner of Oregon. The old timers all say that this is what winters used to be like, and I take my hat off to them as they are still here. Not that I'm complaining, I rather like deep piles of snow, and even enjoy shoveling the driveway on occasion. This year though, we've sustained roof damage due to ice build up. We've learned some thing about being better prepared, and except for getting that all wheel drive vehicle, we should be ready for whatever mother nature throws at us next year. Nature Guy has already informed me that we probably won't ever see a winter like this again, especially if we get a more suitable car, but we shall see.
So the point of all that is that I see a lot of people counting the days until spring in their Facebook posts. In the spirit of that, and the Pantone color of the year, which is spring greenery, I created a mixed media art piece full of brightness and spring green. We've had our share of winter storms blow through so I wasn't able to get photos that quite do the piece justice, but I hope you can see the potential to brighten up your home. This piece is available now.

$145.00 + Free SH