Happy 10th Anniversary The Cozy Loft!

Good morning lovelies!

Today is April 4, 2018 and it’s the 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY for The Cozy Loft! Has it been a decade already?? I just can’t believe it!

I wanted to do something extra special so I’m doing a giveaway!! You can enter to win by commenting once on any blog post here at www.thecozyloft.com – one entry per day though you can comment as many times as you’d like. There will be several prizes (including a grand prize pack!!) so there will be several winners – yay!!!

Since my Facebook page and blog is about all kinds of things, but mostly girlie, Shabby Chic and artistic/hand painted pretties, you can expect to see plenty of those kinds of things. So much fun!!

One of the items in the grand prize pack will be a Spa Sonic Pro! This is an 8 piece Face & Body Polisher Professional Kit in aqua blue:

There’s more to come and you’ll see those items between now and the end of the month. The drawing will be on April 30th around 6:00 pm CST. Be sure to subscribe to the blog so you can receive a notification when a new post is up. All friends and family are invited to participate. All readers are invited to participate. If you are located outside of the USA, there may be shipping restrictions to some areas. Please keep in mind that I may not be able to ship some or all of your winnings to you if there are country restrictions preventing me from doing so. If that happens, we’ll figure out a solution.

Many of the items I’m giving away are specially for women. I know I have many guys who follow my work and f you’re a guy, please feel free to enter, too. There are some things I’m giving away that will be perfect for you and others that you can give away, should you win. Mother’s Day is coming up fast, you know. Wink Wink! <3 

GOOD LUCK lovelies! Most of all, THANK YOU for your support, encouragement and friendship. I am truly blessed by each and every one of you. 

xoxo,

Rhonda

Embracing Life

There are no brakes on life. It’s hard and fast and furious if we fight it and try to slow it down. Since that doesn’t work, what if we embrace it – no matter what the old devil has thrown at us? He will make sure to distract us with things that keep us down rather than build us up. He makes evil things look like something we want or something we should want in order to be happy. But we never are.

I painted this painting called “Hello World” back in 2015:

It’s funny my very own work means something more to me now than it did back then. When I painted it, I was thinking of a world of possibilities and welcoming those possibilities. And, I still do think of this.  Now, I also see him outstretched and looking to God for guidance and being open, welcoming His presence. Since there are large buildings, I imagine him to be in the city where there is lots of noise and distractions but he is focused, has direction and determination. 

Because of all this, I love the painting even more. I’ve held on to him for a good deal of time but I do feel he’s ready. I have listed him in the shop . 

I hope he brings someone joy, just as he has me. 

xoxo

Rhonda

The Bee’s Knees

So do bees have knees?

When I painted this painting, I questioned that over and over in my mind. If they do, they sure are cute ones! A little while back, I created this painting that I titled “The Buzz”:  

Daisies have long been my favorite flower. They find their way in my paintings from time to time, but the inspiration behind this piece was another artist’s work I had found on eBay. Actually, I tried to purchase it for myself and was outbid at the last second. If it were to do over, I’d put a larger bid in there now! 🙂

A good deal of time passed and even though I could no longer see it or see even who created it, I longed to get it out of my soul and onto canvas in a style of my own. I so wish I could remember and if you happen to know, please leave a comment. I know the original one was in oil and was more of an impressionist style, if that helps. I could have had more or less bees and/or flowers, too. 

When I painted my version, it turned out to be very popular on my Facebook page, so I thought I’d go ahead and offer some art print in a limited quantity in the shop here.

Okay, so I had a little fun with creating the listing for the shop, too. I played around with a virtual room to see what the print would look like framed in there. That was so much fun to do!

I’m planning to offer more digital downloads of some of my popular pieces as well. They are so affordable for any budget and it would let more people enjoy the piece. Sharing the joy so to speak. 

xoxo

Rhonda