New projects

New inspiration can come from an old design. We own a small trailer that is in dire need of fresh paint, so I began to think of the uses of this trailer. Uses ranged from hauling kayaks to anything else! My thoughts drifted to the delightful carts in the markets in Florence and my wheels began to turn.
Trailer seems like such a mundane word for this project so I now refer to it as my gypsy cart!
Remembering a design I made for a letter boxing project turned to a graphic for my Out On A Limb line, I began to play with the tree image.
Proportions of the original design match the back gate of the gypsy cart, so that will be easy. Next, I began to play with the tree and expanded it. Now the plan for the sides will be and extended play of the tree morphed into 3 different trees!
Working along the “green” lines, I’m choosing to use the paint I have on hand … let’s see what we come up with!

It’s Beginning to Look …

Family Fun Ornaments

Many times we can feel bombarded by all the “stuff” that comes about during the holidays. Listen to Christmas music! Create a holiday feast! Buy this! No… buy that! Buy everything!! Make this! Make that! Bake cookies!! Make the perfect Christmas!
Then the crash/breakdown can occur when reality hits, and we find we have 24 hours in a day, a certain amount of time, a certain amount of energy, and a certain amount of anything.

As a way to put more enjoyment into my Holiday time, I called my sister and suggested we put up Mom’s Christmas tree. Ideas swirled about and gelled into the ornaments shown above.  We made a pretty good start of many of the decorations that will adorn her tree.
Using family photos,  I drew different kinds of bodies to go with the faces based upon the holidays and different family member’s likes or abilities. As you can see some are just plain fun!
A ribbon hanger will be added to these before they are sent off for my nephew to hang them on her tree!  My sister will then add little embellishments to complete!  I hope my family enjoys the love put into each of these.
May each of you enjoy your creative time, and remember to sit still and have a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate to take a little break!