Friday, December 24, 2010

Painted pottery

These gifts have been delivered and opened, so now I can publish them on my blog.   In the fall, while walking my sweet dog, I collected leaves with the intention of painting them on pieces of pottery as Christmas gifts to our adult children.  I chose specific leaves for specific persons.  I had a lot of fun creating all of them.   I then filled them with nutritious foods for each family.  The theme was nature/natural and organic.  The pieces were very-well received.  Maple leaves in a bowl for Trista.  Oak leaves on a platter for Davion and Rikki.  And Sycamore leaves on a platter for Josh and Jenaye. 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Kathy's childhood home

This is the home where my friend Kathy lived as a young girl.  The house was recently moved to allow for a new N/S freeway in the city of Spokane, WA.  This is the way the house looked when Kathy lived there.  The roses were especially important, as her mother had planted the bushes and took wonderful care of the them.  I love the tile roof and the vintage chairs on the porch.  This was a fun painting.............I could just imagine Kathy growing up in this house.  I felt the same way about Audrey's childhood home.  Thank you ladies, for doing me the honor of painting something so near and dear to you.