Sunday, December 18, 2011

Are we all swamped?

Or is it just me? Boy, the past 2 weeks has been crazy busy, but I guess, this just comes along with the season Smile I seem to be one that rushes and rushes to get things done at the last minute instead of taking my time and learning to enjoy it more. That’s my goal next year. I’m going to start much, much sooner!

I’ve done a little more pyrography/painting and I’m really getting hooked on it!

Here is a 12 x 16 Pine board that I’ve done for an upcoming charity auction.


I actually sketched and erased so much on the wood that it was throwing me off as far as putting together a new design, so I covered the entire piece with 1” squares of scrapbook paper and then started over. I burned the whole design onto the board and then painted her. The message on the house is from Hebrews 13:2

“Do not neglect hospitality for through it, some have unknowingly entertained angels”

I love that verse!

Here is another, 12 x 12 piece of pine:


I need to seal her and then she’s going to my Etsy store.

Hope everyone is doing ok, sorry I’ve neglected my blog visits and hope that everyone else is so busy they’ve not been able to update much anyway Winking smileThen I won’t feel like I’ve missed so much!

I’m hoping to get back soon, but if not, MERRY CHRISTMAS to one and all!!



Kelly Berkey said...

hi darla,

i'm loving your sweet angels! the colors are so vibrant and happy.

enjoy your holiday and sllllllooooooowwwwwww down! xo

Jeannette said...

Hi Darla,

Love the girl with the houses and the verse so very beautiful I always adore the colors you use.

Happy Christmas to you.

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

LOL same here, swamped too, and always doing things last minute. Why do we do that ?!? Anyway, love your painting, the idea of the squares of paper, it looks fabulous! Merry Christmas and if you're anything like me, when all is done you will enjoy those days and relax ;-)

Cathy Bueti said...

HI Darla!

I just LOVE the first piece with all that amazing paper texture!! Beautiful!!

And I second what Kelly said . . . "slow down" ! ;)

Wishing you a wonderful holiday!


Angie said...

Wow, those are just gorgeous and I really love the background on the first one. So lovely!

Magic Love Crow said...

Helloooo my special friend ;o) I am sorry I haven't been around! We have family coming over today. So I thought I would sneak in some blog comments ;o) I love both your paintings!!!! You amaze me girl! I wish I could bid on the one at the auction ;o) I wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas ;o) I hope you get my little surprise soon ;o) Love you my friend ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

Jeannette said...

I so enjoy reading your blog and seeing your beautiful art.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from UpAndAwayStudio.