Friday, July 27, 2012

More of My Work In Progress (WIP)

I left off the other day with my little Butterfly Shaped Wood Sign half way finished. She still needed her decorations, her name and her antennae.

Here she is after she got her polka dots, spirals and then her name...

Next I had to attach her antennae... she is...all complete!

Now I just have to get her ready to ship off to her new home.

While most of the time I'm happy with my finished products every once in a while I create something that I simply LOVE. When this happens I have a hard time wrapping up my artwork and shipping it off somewhere knowing I'll never see it again. It's in those instances that I repeat over and over that famous quote...

"If you love something set it free."

I realize that might sound a bit nutty, but I put my heart into my art...each piece is created with love. Sending something away that I put my heart into feels as if I'm giving away a little piece of me. But I suppose that's what life is all about, right? You have to give love to get love.

And besides...there's always the camera! I may not have the actual piece of art in my hands any more, but I always have my pictures! Thank God for cameras!

Okay, I better get going. I have lots of work in front of me. But I'll be back soon sharing more fun!

Make today great!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Work in Progress (WIP)

This week I have a few orders to work on one of which is for a Butterfly Shaped Wood Sign.

I always have fun with this sign. It's a bit of work because I have to cut the butterfly shape with my jig saw. I wish I had a scroll saw and it wouldn't be so hard to cut. But that's something maybe I can buy someday soon.

Meanwhile after I get the wood cut I sand and prime it. Then I begin with the background of the design:

Next I paint the face...I like this's fun to give a blank piece of wood some personality...

Today I'll be working on the details and the lettering--the customer is having her daughter's name painted on it. I'll post another picture later.

More fun on the way...

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sharing a picture of my work space...

My work space is very tiny and it's filled to the brim with all of the things my cluttered artistic mind thinks I need. It was a beautiful sunny morning. My husband snapped this picture and I like how bright and cheery it is.

To all of the neat freaks out'll just have to close your eyes!

More fun on the way...

I'm Back!!

Yes, my dear readers I am back to writing and sharing my work and other thoughts on my 'Creative Name Signs' blog!

Good Lord! Where have I been you ask??? Well, if you really want to know you can click on over to my other more popular blog 'A Painting Mom' and play catch up. I've been focusing all of my attention on that blog for the past few years.

I've decided to try and get back to my Creative Name Signs blog simply because I believe it's the new 'way of the world' as far as the internet goes.

These days it's all about social networking and since I've had this sweet little blog for years now I figured I'd get back to working it.

So, I plan to begin sharing more of my recent work with you all from my tiny little corner of the internet.

So here I am world! Ready or not!

More fun on the way...

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