Lady Looking Over the Four-Leaf-Clover

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Be sure to wear green, eat lots of corned beef and cabbage and celebrate cheer with the drink of your choice!

I really enjoyed doing this piece!  It was a painting I did a while back and I still continue to add to my collection of ladybug cards. This piece was done using a bee’s wax method. I drew in my picture, and after used bee’s wax to go over the outline of my drawing. I did all my watercolor painting around the bee’s wax outline, then once I was happy with what I had for colors, I ironed the bee’s wax off by placing the painting between two pieces of paper towel, then ironed off the wax. The white section remained, then I outlined these sections with micron marker. It gives the picture so much character! I also did some stippling to show the shadows in some areas of the picture.  Enjoy the day and the picture! ~ Debby

Oh My Head!

So this is what happens when my vacation ends and work starts back up again! 🙂 I had such a wonderful vacation. I did all the things I wanted to do and then some. I spent time with my hubby on the beach just admiring the view and the little trinkets around us. I spent a day with mom having awesome conversations and many laughs. I was able to make some jewelry, paint, and just relax and read. I truly loved my vacation!

About the picture…I have a friend in Maine that has an awesome understanding of plants and how to present its beauty.  She makes her own “Face planters” that show different personalities. These planters hold different types of greenery to give the planters a unique and unruly hairy green affect! Very Cool!  She will be at a  show in Portland ME to show all of her artistic creations.  I would encourage you to check it out on her website.  http://www.petalpushersgardenplace.com/ I just had to create the painting above because the planter is so cute! Hopefully spring will come sooner than later.  I personally can’t wait to get my hands dirty!

Lady Luck

              May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and a smooth road all the way to your door.

OR


There are good ships,
and there are wood ships,
The ships that sail the sea.
But the best ships, are friendships,
And may they always be.

http://www.beer100.com/toasts/irishtoasts.htm

I really liked these toasts!  Here’s to my family, friends and to any Irishmen/women that come across this blog!   As for my picture above…”Lady Luck” was a picture I really enjoyed creating. I’m always looking for 4 leaf clovers in the summer, and of course lady bugs as well. Lets just say, ” I have the luck of nature on my side and that’s a good thing!   Love Debby

A New Year’s Wish

Three Times a Charm
Three Times a Charm

I hope everyone had a wonderful, restful and healthy Christmas!  With all the hustle and bustle of baking, wrapping and not getting near enough sleep, we always have  a smile on our face come Christmas morning.  It was nice to spend time with my family.  We shared many stories, with laughs to go with them.  I love the warmth of every ones hugs and the delicious treats that are scattered throughout my family’s homes.  It was the best!

I finished the painting above just before Christmas.  I was so happy with the outcome of this painting.  I think I might do a few more paintings of candy I use to eat as a kid.  Any suggestions? Dots was a fave of mine AND candy cigarettes, but first I’ll have to find them.  As I close this piece of writing, I want to wish you a happy, healthy, safe and prosperous New Year; 2009 here we come!