Hooo goes there?

I know that owls are all trendy again, but whenever I see owl decor I think back to the hundred or so decorative owls that used to sit on my grandmother’s mantle.  Today’s designs are cuter but it seems that they have been popular for a long time.  Earlier this summer my kids begged me to take them to Glazed Bisque-It, a local ceramic studio (which was also trendy in the 70s along with the owls).  I usually don’t paint a piece myself, but I have really been wanting a cookie jar.  What do you know, but they had this awesome owl cookie jar.  So I HAD to paint it.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE him.

owl cookie jar

owl cookie jar

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Women, Wine, and Art

Our local vineyard, Fincastle Winery, has been offering art and wine events over the summer.  I signed up with a couple of ladies from our book club, and we went today.  It was a GORGEOUS day, and we painted outside under a tent.  The instructor, Lindee Katdare of Lindee Tree, gave us step-by-step instructions, and we each created our first “masterpiece”. I don’t think that I’ve painted a picture since elementary school, so it was a bit daunting.  But I am happy with the outcome.  Add to that the good wine and good friends, and I call it a huge success.

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Mystery with a Little Bit of Glitz

This is a mystery project that I did a few years ago.  The design is by Gay Ann Rogers, but the idea is that you pick your fibers and then mix and match options for each section of the piece. In theory, no two are alike.  I love how it turned out, and it was a fun piece to do.  I kept this piece for myself and it hangs in our bedroom.

mystery