Saturday, April 30, 2011

Creative Boxes

Some more pictures of the great work
done on the box project
from a few weeks ago.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sunsets and a Bushel of Tomatoes

Working with sunsets and sunsets over water can sometimes give you happy accidents and other times a bit of work and rework to obtain the final results. Yesterday we did sunsets with watercolor crayons.

This nice piece was done by Carmen.

Debbie's Design

We did tomatoes a week ago in acrylics and in markers.

A nice piece of 'marker' work by Debbie.

Debbie's painted tomatoes.

Carmen's work in progress. Updated version to be shown next week.

Looks like Peggy's pick.

I need some input on this one. 
It is really well done and someone needs to
claim it.

Stella's Prize. Doesn't that sound like a great name for a tomato?

Monday, April 18, 2011

Tomato and Supper

I had tuna and crackers for supper tonight
 and thought how much better
 it would have tasted
 with a fresh red tomato from Vickie's garden

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Vickie's Box Collage

Two classes were used to prep and paint most of the box designs. But the boxes went home unfinished. Vickie brought her competed box to class on Monday and everyone was impressed with her added details including a scalloped border for the top and tiny dots to accent the tulip petals.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Spring Onions

Our new markers arrived and we had fun doing these spring onions.
Top: Debbie- Onions for Salsa
Left: Carmen- Add oil and vinegar
Right: Vickie- Pasta Anyone?

Stella's onions are ready to Tango.

We also painted the onions.
Top: Debbie
Left: Vickie
Right: Carmen

Thanks to Sandra McLean for this fun design.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Painted Gourds

For many years I grew, painted, carved and did pyrography on gourds. 
This gourd is one that I did a cutting on as well.

These gourds were always a hit at the shows.
There was a 'gasp' of surprise when
the person lifting the gourd was holding 
only the top.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

New Home for Feathered Friends

This new house is ready for occupancy. 
The design and paint work is by Cheryl.
 The front entrance is inviting with it's plants and flowering shrubs.

A beautiful rose bush is accenting the chimney.

Trees and other flowering plants are featured
at the rear of the house.

A great home for a new family!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Treasure Box

A small box that is big on whimsy and bright colors.

Inside Lid
Design by Shara Reiner