The Back Story

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Lost in a World of Painting

This week I'll share some
of my most recent creations. 

The following piece
is dimensional. I designed 5
raised pieces that were cut
out and attached to a 
plywood base. 

Trim was added to the edges
to frame it out. 

Blue Kitty. 

Purple Kitty with some mixed media additions. 

This is a sweet little kitty that started
as a pattern I drew and my husband
cut out for me on our scroll saw. 

He used pine and said it was a really nice
material to cut. I painted the sides to
match the floral motif on the front. 

I also drew a fish pattern for my husband to
cut out for me using the same pine. 

It was fun painting something new. 

Lastly is this yellow kitty
that I just finished this morning. 

Such fun! 

I hope you're having a wonderful day! 

Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Frida Boxes and Fur Baby

Our little grand pup is growing quickly!

Gus loves this little patch of grass we
have in the backyard for our tortoise. 

It's the softest and coolest place to lay.
No wonder he gravitates there
every time he visits. 

Our son-in-law is in the middle
of a 2 month long chemo treatment. 

Every opportunity to help the kids out
during this tough season of life is a blessing. 

This is one of my two Frida 
shadow boxes. 

The yellow background on this
one is an easy way to tell the two apart. 

(Just a little side note, there's a glare
in this picture that isn't in the actual piece.
These are hard pieces to get good pictures.)

This one has loteria cards
on the side. 

 This is the second one. 

It's sides are painted with gems added here and there. 

I've left a spot in front of each to
place some tea light flameless candles. 

It'll help to light up the inside. 

Personally, I don't think pictures
do them justice. 

I love the way they look in person if
I do say so myself. 

Hoping you're having a wonderful 
week and all is well with your soul!