Monday, July 14, 2014

A painting I will go..

.. A painting I will go, high ho the merry oh, a painting I will go!! 
Excited to be done sketching my newest inspiration. I absolutely adore lost, and forlorn old photos of people that I don't know but can look and just imagine how they felt in that moment of time. For instance, this lovely lady is in I imagine a park like setting in the 50's according to her hair and dress. The dress is sprinkled with maybe blue, pink, and yellow flowers , and she is holding a freshly cut bouquet that perhap's her sweetheart just gave her maybe taking the picture because he wanted a momento of his girl and her lovely smile at that very moment. 
Ahh, I know I am totally reading into it. But what I do know is someone once cared for this person enough to want to capture it, and that is something I appreciate and feel compelled to save and sometimes reinvent their forgotten face's with paint, brush and care. 
Have a wonderful week. Xo Dawn

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I'm all about the theme

Quirky it may be but I occasionally really enjoy doing things according to a theme. 
Examples: Why not make ratatouille while watching Ratatouille , or have family over for a Nacho Bar decorated with luchadores  while watching Nacho Libre. 
I find it jolly fun. So a gift is needed for my 14 yr old niece who is crazy about Jane Austen and all forms of classical movies etc... Totally my cup o' tea, and the perfect excuse to pull together a theme gifty. I shopped for components for an Initial necklace that even "Emma "
would love. I couldn't help but make two after I couldn't decide on colors and charm's.
And of course I had to include one of my fave Austen movies. Now I just need to go thrifting ( tough job eh) to find her a tea cup to put a variety of tea bag's in, and pack it all up in a box wrapped with brown paper and tied with twine like an old fashioned general store. Can you tell how much I get into creative gift giving? Happy Wed!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Bracelet Trio

My friend Em always wears the prettiest, delicate jewelry. She really knows what looks good on her. Recently she wore a lovely stack of gold's and trinkets  that made me want some of my own. Now I'm not the biggest fan of gold jewelry but brushed or antique finish gold is more my style so I gathered my materials and made my own trio. I love that it looks so pulled together as a group or can be worn individually , win, win, and win!
Oh and of course I'll make some for shows!