Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Gift of Clean Water

My friend Molly (whom I gave a shout out to last week) blogged a while back about Advent Conspiracy and I was inspired! She gave out free clean water tags for anyone who wanted to donate to the cause for Christmas. I loved it so much that I got a few tags and gave money in honor of my family members this year. 






I must say, those packages look mighty cute with those tags on them! I'm pretty sure you can give all year, so if you are interested in giving clean water to those in need, check out the Advent Conspiracy website!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Happy (Belated) Christmas from us!


Christmas was so wonderful this year. We really simplified and it was so much fun to see everything through the eyes of our baby girl. Getting back into the swing of things - be back with more soon!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Shout Out: Specs and Wings

Last week I got a fabulous box in the mail from my sweet friend Molly over at Specs and Wings! I've been eyeing this adorable mustard flower headband for a while now, and then she posted these incredibly cute hand sewn mittens and I couldn't resist a little art trade (in exchange, she got some of my new greeting cards). I wore the headband to church on Sunday and got SO many compliments. I also wore the mittens out the other night!

(Don't mind the frizz - I ran out of hair gel - whoops!)




(Ellie loves the mittens as well...
pretty sure she thinks they are puppets or something)



Thanks again, Molly!

If you have a minute, check out her blog and her shop! Molly makes beautiful custom paintings, sweet hair clips and headbands, shares super fun inspiration posts and she just recently created custom wedding invitations - awesome!

Merry 4 Days Til Christmas, too!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Commission: A Future and A Hope

This is the painting I finished up last week: A beach scene for someone who lives in Alaska! I am never too excited about "realistic" paintings, because they don't look realistic at all, but rather, cartoon-ish... but the buyer was very excited about what I came up with so that is all that matters. 









I am working on just a couple other things to finish up before Christmas - hopefully I will be able to share with you soon. I also have a few exciting things in the works for the beginning of the year (including a blog makeover, new post ideas and some brand new paintings). Stay tuned!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sneak Peek: A future and a hope

Good morning! It's raining here today and I love it! So cozy. 


Just wanted to share a little sneak peek of a commissioned piece I've been working on. I'm finishing it today and sending it off just in time for Christmas. I'll share the rest of it soon.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Firefly Holiday Boutique Update

Last night was so fun and went so well! I loved getting to visit with the other vendors and check out all the amazing goods. I wanted so many things, but I resisted. 2 of my paintings found new homes and I sold a bunch of greeting cards as well. Thanks to all who came out! I'm looking forward to doing more events in the future. 















Today I am working on a commissioned painting and hopefully getting some Christmas errands done with my little one. Coming soon, some shout outs and new art!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Reminder: Holiday Boutique!

Don't forget to stop by the Holiday Boutique at Firefly Ceramics tonight (5-8 pm)! I will have original paintings, prints and greeting cards for sale and I know the other vendors will have plenty of other wonderful things like scarves, hair accessories, handbags, make-up,  and homey goods! Hope to see you there. 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Advent

We're getting ready for Christmas around here with our advent calendar from Naptime Diaries. It's cuter than I even imagined! While we're all sorta sick around here, I'm still trying to find some fun low-key activities for us to do as a family. 






In the meantime, I've been hearing a lot about the Advent Conspiracy, having lots of conversations about greed, and thinking a lot about the true meaning on Christmas. I would love to get back to the basics this year. 




Hope you all are enjoying the start of this season!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Firefly Ceramics Holiday Boutique

All quiet on the blog front again... You won't believe it, ok, you probably will I'm sick again. Ick. Been lounging around the last 3 days trying to get better. I even went to the doctor in hopes of getting some meds but nope, just another virus that has to run its course! Sheesh. Anyway, if all goes as I plan, I'll be better in a day or 2 AND I'm going to be a vendor at the Firefly Ceramics Holiday Boutique on Tuesday! Yeay! 





A few of the vendors who were at the last Craft Fair will be there too, so I'm excited to share a space with them again. Also looking forward to meeting new vendors and finding new opportunities to share my work. Come join us if you are in the area!


Tuesday, December 6, 2011 
5:00pm until 8:00pm

1580 Saratoga Ave Ste CVentura

Art by Britt 
Avon (
www.youravon.com/roseramirez)
Fancy Little Things (
www.etsy.com/shop/fancylilthings)
Firefly Ceramics (805-650-1468)
It's the Little Things artist: Lindsey Haun(itsthelittlethingsclips@yahoo.com)
Jessica Mingo Designs (
www.jessicamingodesigns.com and jessicamingo.blogspot.com)
Kelly Bell (kbelly6@yahoo.com)
KGarland Arts (
www.KGarlandArts.etsy.com)
Lavindie (
www.lavindie.etsy.com)
Lil Miss Peaches Bowtique (suecuet@hotmail.com)
Mary Kay (
www.marykay.com/ghaave)
Amalia Montis (a.earthdesigns@gmailcom)
MidiQueen (
www.midiqueenhandbags.com)
Silpada Designs (
www.mysilpada.com/rhonda.rzasa)
The Pampered Chef (
www.pamperedchef.biz/christineesmith)




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