A Love of all things painted


Sunday, February 26, 2012

From the Craft Room...

Welcome to the Etsy Cottage Style Craft Room Party.  Here we will show you what we are working on in our studios.  I made a promise to myself this year that I would pull out all of the unfinished projects and complete them.  I have some really old projects still waiting to have the final touches added to them but I have procrastinated for years on some of them.  For instance, this pretty calla lily was started in 2009 - all I had to finish was the stamen but I hung it in my studio with every intention of getting back to it.  Well, I finally did - I finished it last week and it is heading to a new home.  (I love calla lilies and have several more I want to paint).

I once posted that I had quite a few baby shoes, some vintage, some not.  My sweet neighbor, Rebecca, gave me this pair of baby shoes, she is always looking out for me.  They were base coated last summer and then sat in a box along with many other baby shoes until now.  I wanted to have a little fun with this one so I painted stripes, dots, checks, and curly ques.  I will make the pin cushion tomorrow after I purchase the black and white polka dot material.  It reminds me a bit of Mackenzie Childs.  I have never painted anything like this before and I am so glad I did - I really like it. 

I am off to pull out a few more things that are waiting their turn to meet up with my paint brush.  I haven't painted much since Christmas and it is about time for me to get back to work.  Aside from the many projects to finish, I have some new ones I am looking forward to working on. 

Please stop by Etsy Cottage Style and visit with the other ladies - they have some really nice things to show you.  Til next time,


  1. Hi, I just joined the Etsy Cottage Style and found your link there. The baby shoes are just darling! You are very creative! blessings,Kathleen

  2. Love the baby shoes! And the Cala Lily..my daughter's favorite flower.

  3. Hi Brenda, I just love your projects and the calla lily is just stunning. The baby shoes is just darling too and I love the black and white designs. I have lots going on in the studio but this time shared past projects simply due to time. I have a very busy week and I know you understand this too well. Have fun completely your projects. You are amazing my friend.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  4. I am having a Pillowcase Giveaway ! !
    Stop By before 3/10 & leave a comment...
    Have a Great Day!!

  5. Hi Brenda, lovely to view your paintings again. Always an inspiration to visit you.
    Thank you for the birthday wishes.
    Happy March my friend and Happy Creating.
    Hugs, CMD

  6. I love this baby shoe! I am so glad you could make them into something beautiful! You definitely succeeded at that! It looks great! And the calla lily was worth the wait! It is just beautiful!

  7. Based on your photos, I would say she would try anything. Cute idea.


I am so happy you came for a visit and I love reading your comments. I hope you will check back with me often. Until then, I will be at my easel - Happy Painting.