New Design Flemish Palette &!
Happy Monday! I hope your day is a great one and your relaxing with a nice cup of tea...I have mine! I have finally had some time to breathe after finishing all the end of year school things for the children, and have this gorgeous spool palette up on eBay this week. I designed this one after the other Flemish pieces I have made, but the design is a little different, based more on the box I embroidered of the same. I love to paint in this style, its really fun and feminine, and I love how the gold looks when its finished. Its something the camera just doesnt pick up in a picture~ if you want to see it on eBay with huge pictures so you can see all the details, or perhaps place a bid, you can find it here
The gold is very subtle head on, but when the pieces are moved, or you move around them, you get these unexpected little flashes of light~ so pretty! Just think how pretty a casket would be...I mean....an entire casket, painted this way!
I have all sorts of things in my head I would like to paint, so many ideas, but the bulk of my painting time is painting what others have always wanted~ its a challenge to be sure. I haven't posted pictures in so long of my slate frames, mainly because I don't post pictures until they get to their intendeds....but by then I get busy and forget~ so thought I would share a couple of my favorites. Its amazing sometimes what people ask for~ things I would never think to paint on a frame, but in the end, they fit really well. Sometimes people are very specific about what they want....other times, they can be fairly vague. The above frame was a request for snowmen and snowflakes and silver Christmas balls.
Skeletons & pirates are always a popular theme...so this time I combined them. I know if I was a pirate, my treasure box would be chock full of embroidery threads!
Charlotte told me to paint what ever I wanted, but that she likes witches.....so witches it was! I love Halloween and witches and thought this frame would be a breeze, and it turned out to be the most challenging frame I have painted to date, as it is just so blasted difficult to fit mainly vertical objects onto a horizontal plane that is only an inch tall. I love how it came out, its one of my ultimate favorites.
Dollys have been busy to, Ladye Pomme is on her way back home from a visit to Jamestowne & Colonial Williamsburg. I am really thrilled to announce that I was selected again this year for Early American Life Magazine's Directory of Top 200 Traditional American Craftsmen, for the 11th consecutive year in a row. Its truly an honor and I am so excited for Pomme to get back here so we can have some tea and she can tell me all about her venture East. I hope she got to go to the glass furnace there...I went this past March and it was fabulous!