Sunday, May 31, 2009


We love mermaids at our house, but I have trouble finding some that are exactly what I am looking for. I took several pictures and combined them to make a new mermaid. I have paintined her on a trash can, some lap trays, and the tote that I have shown here. The totes are $6 and listed in my etsy store; hope you will check it out.

Grand Opening of Etsy Store

I did it!! My etsy store is now open. I listed a couple of buckets as a start. I need to figure out the shipping costs before I list too much. If you are local and see something you like, go ahead and buy it. I will deliver it to you to save the shipping.

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Beach Pictures

Shanna is considering beach pictures. She will be there mid-July; I think around July 8-July 15. If you are interested, give me a call, and I will let you know the details. I have my pictures all planned out; now, I just need more people to go.

Mermaids have taken over. I have painted mermaids on trashcans, lap trays, totes, beach buckets, . . . . I will post some pictures tomorrow; she is brand new--one I designed myself. She is a lot like the ballerina I did for the backstage dance bags. Thank you to my favorite counselor for placing the first order from my blog. I bet you get a discount for being first!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Cookies for Santa Plate and Mug

I painted this rocking chair for the baby's first birthday. A friend that sews made the cushion for me. We centered it with a covered button made to match. I love the way it turned out, and she enjoys sitting in her chair "reading" and "talking on the phone." I have had the bright idea to paint some children's desks like this, but I can't seem to find the desks. Please let me know if you know where to find some old children's desk. I am looking for the kind I sat in when I was little--all one piece, wooden top, metal frame, with a little cubby in the bottom for books.
I ran by the Pea Patch today to check the sign up sheet. There are a few slots left for Tuesday's class. We will glaze a plate and mug for "Cookies for Santa." The class is $25; registration includes all supplies and snacks. Call the Pea Patch at 628-3560 to sign up.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Vacation Cases

I am still painting away, getting ready for the Peach Festival. I have been working on these cases that are a great way to keep up with art supplies. The case monogrammed with the letter K is a large case that will hold a regular sized color book. The turtle case is smaller, but it still holds smaller coloring books and pads of paper. The larger cases are $13, and the smaller cases are $10. These cases are perfect to take on vacation. The kids can pack up everything they will need to stay entertained on the car ride.
I am a little stuck on the zebra monogram. I saw the design on the Internet and fell in love. I have done beach buckets, trash cans, and briefcases in this same design. I know it is time to move on to a new design. I am working on some mermaids that I hope to get posted tomorrow. I want to thank everyone that is following and reading my blog. I love the phone calls, and I really appreciate that I got my first plate order from the blog today. I have such wonderful friends and family!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Angry Boyfriend

Molly's boyfriend is getting mad. He doesn't understand why his girl hasn't made the blog. This isn't the most recent picture, but it sure is cute! I will do my best to be more equal from now on.

Hey Good Lookin'

Our baby's first dance recital was this weekend. She was a little chef, dancing to "Hey Good Lookin'." She was very nervous, but did a great job. She got lots of wonderful dance presents and loved her flowers! Thank you to everybody that came to watch her dance.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Beach Buckets

I am painting away, getting ready for the Peach Festival at the end of June. Right now, I am working on beach pails. They are pretty big and have rope handles. I have some excellent and loyal customers in Jonesboro who have bought most of the buckets I had on hand, but more are on the way. I even ordered some "luster;" I hope it is as pretty as it sounds. I will be putting the painted buckets at the Pea Patch in Winnfield and CB Antiques in Jonesboro. They are going to be $10 and can be personalized.
Blog Special
All buckets ordered
through the blog are $7.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Painting, Painting, Painting

The kitchen is not clean, and the clothes are definitely not folded. However, I have gotten a lot of painting done today--earning my princess status. Last summer with the help of some great friends, I traveled to New Iberia and purchased a used kiln. I have not had a whole lot of time to devote to working with ceramics. I recently spent several days painting plates. I have included a couple that I did of my girls' feet. Their new bathroom is a mermaid/sea theme, so these plates are the perfect addition. I have been doing the plates on the side for friends. If you are interested in having a plate done of your child, just give me a call. If you want to get five friends together for a plate each, we can call it a party, and your plate will be free. I have other things that also make great grandparent gifts--vases, mugs, ornaments, platters, . . . Don't forget the first class at the Pea Patch is a paint your ceramic class.

I want to thank my wonderful college roomate for being my first follower!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009


I was busy painting today. I finished up my last dance recital backstage back and a beach bucket. Sorry, there was no time for pictures, because they were delivered before the paint dried! Since there were no painting pictures to post, I thought I would put one up of our newest outdoor pet, Tuck, the miniature horse. I say outdoor, because we also have two baby ducks living indoors!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Summer Art Classes

I will be teaching children's art classes at the Pea Patch.
Classes will be
June 2
Create a "Cookies for Santa Plate"

June 16
Paint a Canvas

June 30
Princess Party

All classes are limited to 10 students.
Call the Pea Patch at 318-628-3560 to register.

Here We Go!!

I have been waiting for summer to jump off with both feet. I am starting a blog and opening an Etsy store. I will try to keep the blog filled with what new projects I am working on and what I have coming up.
Pictured is a kid's lap tray painted with a friendly tiger. These trays always seem to be a hit at parties. They are $15; names can be added free of charge.