I've been painting my fingers to the bone (ok, mmmmaybe just a mild exagg there), to get ready for a small, but super fun, trunk show at work.
And in many ways, it always feels good to come back to my first love, that would be painting, ahem.
This time, seems like I have been away for a very long time, as I'm so rusty, but like riding a bike, it does come back to ya.
Scattered across the old Studio table are several of these paper mache' ornies, as well as, canvases, letters and more, all waiting for a touch of the old brush.
And next week I'm going to give you a quick and easy tut on how to easily paint on of these baby's yourself. I love em for package tie ons. Its cute and its like an extra little gift in itself.
I did a little canvas for a friend's new baby. It was so much fun, I hope to do more.
I'm so inspired by this gal! And while I have a REALLY, REALLY long way to go before I can ever attain (if ever) her level of skill and cuteness, I was proud of myself for giving it a try! Kim makes it look easy, but really, for me, not so much! LOL.
And speaking of color....did I tell you? I went RED!!!
Sorry no makeup on...a bit scary. What was really scary was the first day, I felt a little like The Mad Hatter, kind of orange and curly, but I've since grown to love it. Red is my favorite color ya know!
If you live in the DFW area, its well worth a little trip South to see the fabulous shop known as Bloom and Bee Swanky. I've been a huge BABS fan from way back, so I'm excited to pass this info on.
Waco offers lots of fun things to do, so make a day of it. Sironia has a great tea room for lunch, (their chicken salad is some of the best!) as well as fun shopping too! The Shops at River Square, now known as Spice Village, is also great for shopping fun, as well as just a block or two away from Bloom and Bee Swanky.
Crop, Paper, Scissors and a few antique shops downtown will round out your afternoon, for a day spent in Waco. Thirsty? Check out the Dr. Pepper Museum right next to Bloom and Bee Swanky as well.