Friday, April 4, 2014
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
I've been working a project for the last few weeks and I'm finally done. Here's how it all started. I have two talented young friends and also occasional babysitters that are both going to college to study in the art field. One wants to teach art and the other is a film maker. Every Monday they get up and head out to our beach at sunrise and go surfing. They capture the beauty of the surf on a Go Pro. Then, they let the world have a peek via Instagram. I drooled over the beautiful photos. One particular photo caught my eye and I really wanted to have it printed on canvas and hung in our bedroom. Because of the resolution, I couldn't make this happen, so I decided to paint the scene.
Here's the original photo
|I just love how the beauty of nature, all my favorite colors collided in this moment and these two girls captured it.|
|Here is my first run through, My first layer.|
|My second round, adding more.|
|The finished piece.|
This is my husbands Christmas gift. It's the biggest painting I ever done. I can't wit to get it professionally framed.
Monday, January 13, 2014
As the kids get older it's harder to pull them out of school to go camping. We waited a long time to hit the road this school year. We finally made it to Joshua Tree over break. We camped 4 wonderful days in the park exploring all the interesting rock formations and trails. We had so much fun hiking everyday. The kids can do anything we can do. A milestone for us. It was hard to keep up with them. Here are a few photos of this magical place.
|My daughter enjoying the sunset|
|the sunsets make the landscape more beautiful|
|the view on top of Ryan Mountain looking west|
|the view looking east|
|top of the mountain|
|This was our first time doing this hike, we will do it again next time too.|
|This is the best place in the park to see everything|
|It was a 1.5 miles straight up.|
|On top of Ryan Mountain, you can see all the way to the Salten Sea.|
|The sunset from our camp site in Jumbo Rocks.|
|These are the rock formation up close, we boulder over them all day.|
|The Joshua Trees are beautiful.|
|We free styled it up this little mountain to view the sunset one night.|
|We've been to Joshua Tree National Park over a dozen times, we love it here.|
|The rock on top of this mountain was about a 15 minutes from where we camped. We thought it would be nice to climb up there and watch the sunset in the valley. We were right!|
|Every night the sky gives us a new show.|
|Wow, amazing, spectacular!|
|The moon was so beautiful.|
|We found a nice place to climb a tree.|
|We hadn't seen this formation since the kids were really small., It was fun showing the kids again.|
|the trail up Ryan Mountain|
Friday, December 13, 2013
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. We have a sparkly gold and silver theme going on. I love it. Our new snow flake led lights I picked up at Ikea last week pull the whole thing together.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
I was asked to help out with a classroom art project that would be auctioned off at a school event. So I hit up Pinterest and came up with a cool idea.
My Mother in Law really liked the finished project and was bummed she didn't win the art at the auction. So, another idea was hatched. At Thanksgiving, I brought over all the supplies and together as a family we all made shapes. I love the idea of everyone being involved. Here's the final project.
|This is a screen shot of the image from Pinterest. There was no website to link it too. I just figured it was done with Shrinky Dinks.|
|Here's the final Classroom Art Project.|
|Here it is on the wall.|
|Finding the right order to place all the shapes is part of the process, I wanted it to be symmetrical|
|a corner, there's no place like OM|
|Because this was for Gram, lot's of Love was put into it!|
|I sorted it by color to make the piece balanced.|
|The center was hearts, lovely!|
And the finished piece.
(ha, I just realized all the photos are upside down, sorry)
The frame is a Ribba from Ikea.
I'm so happy withe results.