Here are a few of my creations this spring/summer. The bits of beauty I try to fit into a hectic life.
I'm working on some sandwich board signs for my market stall. Here's the first one done. This is two quarter sheets of outdoor grade plywood. Sanded, primed, painted with 4 layers of chalkboard paint, and some exterior "patio paint." I have screwed in hinges at the top, and a chain to keep it from sliding all the way open. The chalkboard was a pain to paint, it was never going to get as smooth as I wanted it. But even so I think it turned out ok. Very pretty, and functional.
Here are some pretty garden shots. This is the view from my newest garden. Peaceful, in an Iowa monocrop sort of way. :-)
Here are some cute kids, I helped make them, so it counts.
Some of my recent Mixed Media work. This one is an oil painting with fabric decoupage so far. May do a bit more painting on it. Some falling Matrix like symbols in gold? Some mehndi style swirls? Still trying to make up my mind.
I'll have to find a new place to get my art supplies, before I embark on the next round. All of my canvases came from the local Hobby Lobby store a year or so ago. You can guess how often I'll be returning there. Anybody got any good internet craft suppliers?
How are you incorporating beauty into your life? Share in the comments if you like.