Pretty Little Topiary

If you know me, you know I can’t go too long without painting a Shabby/Cottage Chic painting. While on Pinterest a few days ago, I was searching for something else and came across a picture of a topiary in a vase which inspired me to paint this:

It’s painted on canvas and is actually softer and lighter in color than the photo appears. With the cloudy skies, I had to use flash to take the photo which is not the best setup. Still, it’s very close to the original colors so I just had to go ahead and share it. 

Each time I paint a Shabby Chic inspired piece, I fall in love with it all over again. I’d say it’s a safe bet to think that you’ll see similar pieces very soon. πŸ™‚



Pretty Pink Cottage Love…..that’s what I was thinking of the entire time I was creating this little sweetheart! I started by using some beautiful fabric with pink cabbage roses!

These would be oh-so-perfect as a birthday gift or a gift for a bridal party as either a thank you or a request for the wonderfully special lady to be in the wedding. I just came up with the idea as I would love to gift these to friends, too.

Here’s what it looks like:



I have it listed in my etsy shop here: Pretty Pink Sachet PillowΒ 

I sooo love what I do πŸ™‚

Pretty in Pink

I promise I’m doing things other than romantic pink creations…the others just aren’t ready yet. Besides, if you’re an artist or even if you’re not, you probably know that you have to run with the creativity wherever it flows. Lately it just happens to be flowing into the pink romantic river! There are other goodies in the works though and I’ll have at least one of them finished tomorrow so I can share it with you πŸ™‚

I finished up two things yesterday and sealed them, letting them dry overnight so I could let them go through their photo shoot today. Here we go:

Cottage Picture Frame Ornament with a Mini Rose Painting


Cottage Pink Stocking Ornament

You can click hereΒ to see the picture frame ornament listing or here to see the stocking ornament listing. Both are hanging out on ebay as we speak. πŸ™‚

I get into different modes of creativity, but I always go back to cottage creations. I especially love rustic and worn things, which are things I’d want in my own accent pieces and home so I’m going to be sharing as many of these goodies as possible in the next week especially! Why? Because I have challenged myself to create at least two new things every day for a week. That may not sound like a lot but I have a “real job” that I do so my time can be limited even though I’m self employed. I really should say even more so because self employment is a very difficult task to undertake and is NOT for the faint of heart! However, that’s a story for another day because well…this is my fun zone. My place to enjoy myself and not think about “work”.

Hope your weekend is off to a good start! πŸ™‚