Friday, December 6, 2013

Whew! Catching Up On Santa Business!

 First off I would like to say I love Apple care! They figured out the issue with my slower than a snail internet and it's humming like I've never seen it. The poor Verizon fellas got a good work out as we tried various ways to get me on line, but it all had to do with a couple of folders on my new mac that really weren't necessary and mucked up things.
 So I'm a happy camper as I'm back on line and can share my new creations, as well as say hi.
The top two Santa pieces are in my MothersDreamRtworks etsy shop,  and the bottom fella is on EBAY
I hope you are ready for the holidays, and all is well.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sunflowers In Autumn

 I can't believe I didn't take a photo of the last sunflower commission I created, but this time I made sure I got some pictures. This piece was commissioned because of the last one. It's already hanging in it's new home.
I love the vibrant colors, and wish I had been able to get better photos. I took these at the Tooele Chamber of Commerce office where two of my pieces are now hanging. The new owner of this painting and I met there as we are members of the Stansbury Art & Literary Society and the Chamber is letting us display our art there. It's a great opportunity! So this is my Monday share. I am hoping to be on here more often, but as soon as I commit to that life always runs away with my time. I hope you have a good week!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Primitive Victorian Driftwood Santa #2 2013 A Long Awaited Finishing

He has waited for a couple of years to be finished. Sometimes, it's a matter of patience.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Primitive Victorian Driftwood Santa #1 2013

I've had this piece of driftwood from Alaska for years. I had originally hand painted him with simple details, but he was whispering in his good Father Christmas voice that he wanted a bit more. So I got out the clay and added features, along with a homespun sash and wreath. You can find him on ebay now. Mother's Dream Artworks

Friday, October 25, 2013

Blue Or Brown, What color are Santa's eyes? A Victorian Santa...

When I sit down to create a Santa I run into what color to paint his eyes sometimes. So I ask, what color are Santa's eyes? Does it really matter?
I painted Santa's eyes blue this time, but who knows, the next one may have brown....

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Who's got the Pumpkin?

My etsy shop has two as a matter of fact. Created on gourds, these fun guys, are ready to help you celebrate Halloween. See them at MothersDreamRtworks

It's a Wowee! A Lauge Gathewing of Folk Aut fo a Weason..... PFATT Marketplace

This is the only one of my three pieces posted on the marketplace that is still available. They flew off the page before I even had a chance to catch my breath!  You can see this fella here:

Oh, the title? Do you remember the children's story, An American Tail, where Madeline Khan is the voice of one of the mice?

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Owl Be Seeing You.......

 No pun intended..... well, okay, maybe just a little. A fun and funky abstract owl, I think I will take this one to school and share with my students.
Perhaps it will inspire them to try new things. Some are amazingly artistic already, and others have untapped potential. It's fun getting to know their styles.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pumpkins and Pears and Moons, Oh My!

A little piece of Autumn inspiration for your home or office. Available on ebay now: Mother's Dream Artworks

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Little Jack is the Newest member of the Jack family

Little Jack is a smaller version of his cousins who debuted last year. He has several brothers and perhaps a sister or two in the works. He would love to haunt Halloween with you this year. Learn more about him here: Mother's Dream Artworks ebay

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

PFATT Marketplace Offerings for September

 Hootingly sweet earrings, with ox brass owl charms and bezel crystal beads in iridescent amber colors. A fun addition for your jewelry collection.
 Marvin the Moon, created on an antique textile bobbin, his head is hand sculpted and everything is hand painted with a spooky or night time theme.
A nice slab of Ponderosa pine bark was the inspiration for this Santa wall hanging. His facial features were hand sculpted. He has been hand painted and dusted with vintage mica "snow" flakes.

All pieces are available at the PFATT Marketplace.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Happy Jack! Halloween Gourd Folk Art

What's larger than a Hermiston watermelon and happy as can be? Jack, who is now is available now on etsy.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

PFATT Marketplace Offerings for August

 Marcus Moon
 Northwood Pines Santa

Pumpkin, Pear, Moon Folk Art Painting

So here I am four days after the new month launch trying to get things sorted out. Not only am I waaaay behind on posting this, it appears that I boo booed and sent the wrong link or didn't get the link changed when I created my page for this month. So what you see is Marcus Moon, which is on his way to his new home, an oil can JOL, that really should be the painting above, and the Santa. These are my three offerings on the PFATT Marketplace this month, and we are working on changing the painting photo. If you are interested in the painting let me know.
Whew, all this running around trying to take care of two homes 600 miles apart, church responsibilities, family and art makes for a whirlwind life, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

If you are interested in the two pieces left that you see above, stop by PFATT Marketplace

Monday, July 22, 2013

Two 8"by 8" Impressionist paintings on gallery wrap canvas. See them here: Mother's Dream Artworks on ebay

Monday, July 15, 2013

July PFAtt Marketplace Offerings

When friends dropped by unexpectedly, I dropped the ball on getting these posted here. So, here are my July offerings on PFATT Marketplace. I'm off to get some art pieces done for a gallery I show my work in. Things are starting to move so I need to get ahead of the game. Have a wonderful week!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Tiny Timothy Owl

I've been remiss in sharing my latest ebay listing as I just pulled a mountain of weeds trying to get our little Oregon home back up to snuff. It's hard being away and not being able to keep things at bay. Luckily for us our neighbors are understanding.
Last week the Stansbury Art and Literary Society had a challenge for our monthly meeting entitled "Nocturnal". What could be more natural than a night scene with a tiny owl created using various vintage items for the design texture. What fun I had with my buttons and such! Tiny Timothy is on ebay now so head on over to see more about him!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Gourdelina Is a Good Gourd Witch

The gourdeous Gourdelina has made her debut on ebay this week. She's a tall one at 16 inches. See more about her here: EBAY

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

We Three Santas......

 As cool as it has been today you would think that we were headed for winter again, instead of just getting ready to hit summer. It's been raining buckets, which put the kibosh on our fishing plans, so I'm painting my bathroom and finishing up Santa pieces. This Santa is made from a banana gourd, and comes bearing gifts.
 A simply primitive Santa here, made from Wallowa Lake driftwood. What's so special about Wallowa Lake? Check this out or look up Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce for more photos of a little slice of heaven here on earth. 
Another banana gourd Santa, simply sweet and ready for a new home.

Well I need to go shower and get some in town chores done and then it's back to painting my bathroom. I hope the rain takes a break so I can go cover my garden boxes and get my tomatoes ready for tonight. It's promising to be pretty chilly and they are in need of covering as well.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Butterfly Dreams

I really scored at a yard sale a couple of months ago. I found several hand crocheted vintage doilies, including this amazing butterfly designed one. This painting was done a bit differently in that I didn't layer the color, I just squeezed out color here and there on the piece and sort of moved around with my hands until I got what I wanted. I used shades of melon, and lemon yellow, turquoise and blue to create this fun and colorful theme. Abstract art is so refreshing and fun! This can be found at MothersDreamRtworks

Monday, June 10, 2013

Gourdinia the Witchy Gourd Frog on PFATT Marketplace

My gourds speak to me.... No really! Sometimes they do! Every time I looked at her gourd self I heard, "Help! I'm trapped inside this gourd and I WANT OUT!" So by magic and a lot of listening to that little voice inside the gourd, she was able to break out of her shell and show the world her most kissable face. Now I can't promise that she will turn into a lovely princess once kissed, but she sure gets a lot of attention when she's on display. Have a look see at : PFATT Marketplace

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Dreaming of Sunsets Mixed Media Abstract Painting

When I started this painting I was thinking of lime green for a fresh and spring like brightness, but this has evolved into something totally unexpected and fun! I just didn't like the direction it was taking, so I put it on the easel and would walk by and think, "Hmmm, orange, it needs orange..."

As you can see from the "before" painting, it was rather bland and needed some umph! I tried orange, and then turquoise and before you know it I was brushing color here and there. I really had fun and love the end result. True to Pantone color trends, this piece should fit in with any modern home decor color theme. It comes framed and ready to hang. You can find it at my etsy shop : MothersDreamRtworks

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Metallic Magic Abstract Mixed Media Painting

Fun times are always to be had when I work on these paintings. The detail part, where I slather joint compound on my base, and then play away with shapes and stamps, vintage buttons and doilies, and even bubble wrap is no more fun than adding layers of color and sealer until I get the right look. Each painting is so different in color because it's so enjoyable to try different combinations. This painting is up for your consideration at my MothersDreamRtworks shop.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

PFatt WIp's

It felt sooooo good to sculpt again! I have several deadlines to meet, one of which is the PFATT Marketplace update this week. After doing yard work for an hour, and helping Nature Guy scrape paint on the garage for 30 minutes I got cleaned up and set up my folding table in the back yard to work outside. It was a lovely day, not too hot, not too cool. So I have a little froggy started here, and a bunny almost ready to paint, whoohoo!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

I've been accepted into the Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts!

All three of these pieces made it into the art show, yippeeeee! Okay, so I sound a bit giddy, but I am excited about the show. I would have posted this sooner, but wow does life get away from me at times. Gardening has started, the household chores are still there, and work has given me more hours, so with that, and travel and so on, I almost forgot to share. I also see I didn't share the apple painting, so here it is, along with the other two. The Textured abstract has a buyer if it doesn't sell at the show in Oregon.
Well, off to post a recipe on Simply Sheryl's. Stop if you can!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Finished this one, now to get the apples done..

Well, I tried to post this to Facebook, but my server is slower than molasses in January. Yep, I said that, and won't take it back. After sitting here for 30 minutes trying to share one photo, I'm about to call Verizon and tell them their 4G service is a joke. But I won't because I have an apple painting to finish, so off to the cold studio I go, wish me luck!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Spring Chicken?

A new gourd creation for Spring. Fun and funky, he's colorful and roly poly. For all you chicken lovers out there, see him on EBAY

Monday, March 11, 2013

Rainbow Sherbet Available at PFATT Marketplace

I'm feeling the Springtime fever and it shows in this little textured abstract full of whimsey and life. I wish I could share the colors of this piece better, am working on that, but know that the colors are lime and raspberry and orange sherbet all rolled into one. Framed in an 8" by 10" black frame, this piece is signed and dated and can be found at PFATT MARKETPLACE.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Trying to get the color right.....

Not sure how you will see these, but I'm trying to get the color right in photos. It's tough, as the light has to be just right, or the shine on these paintings throws things off. I need to do some research. Anyhew..... these are previews. Trying to decide which will be entered into the Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts, and which go online. Let me know what you think!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Soon to be March madness and WIPS

 As I headed out the door this morning I was greeted with a gust of cool air. The wind jostled me as I headed up the hill and the thought occurred to me that March might just roar in like a lion. I was hoping to beat the impending storm and get a full 30 to 40 minutes of slog in, but the clouds swirled around the sky, shutting off the sunlight over the mountains. I looked behind me to the west and saw a solid wall of white. Soon my face was covered with crystal pellets, and I was assaulted by the wind, so I trudged around the block and back towards the house, holding my wooly mitten over the right side of my face to block off the icy flakes smashing against my cheek. As folks drove by, I know they thought I was nuts, two ladies who got out of their car to go see what an estate sale had to offer shouted, "Look at you!" or something like that. I managed 20 minutes before I had to come home.

Now I'm in my studio, ready to tackle several projects. There's a bunny I'm finishing up for ebay, another that might be for a charity auction if I haven't missed the deadline. I've been feeling pretty poorly up until today, so I may be too late. I also have an Expressionist piece for our art society meeting that I need to finish, a demo set up for the same night, and a lesson to finish putting the last touches on for tomorrow. There's a towel blocking the icy cold from the stairway, shoved under the studio door, and a little heater set up to keep me toasty. I'm hoping this will be a productive day! In the meantime, Mother Nature continues her blustering outside.