So, where on earth have I been for the past month!? It has been a crazy, exciting, eventful month full of family (we're talking 21-28 people at one table...), friends, trips, quiet days with my tot, and wonderfully warm weather. I really wasn't intending to leave for such a long time, and I'm sorry!
I'm back now (with just a slight lingering summer laziness left in me) and ready for all the excitement the fall brings. I have a love/hate relationship with fall... I love the crispness, the colorfulness, the freshness in the air, but it means goodbye to warm weather for many months, and I'm just not ok with that. I love little bits of winter, but not months and months. No thank you.
So, needless to say, I'm enjoying these last few weeks of warm, warm weather. In celebration of warm summer days, I painted this oil painting I am endearingly calling "Celery Slopes". It is 5x11 inches, painted on a beautiful piece of wood from my grandfathers wood shop. I love the quilted feel, the general sloping motion, and the warm, cozy, colors.
This painting can be found on my Etsy shop, along with several others, for $50 for only one week! Next Friday, it will go up to $80. I am doing a steal-deal today to keep life active and exciting. ;)
Have a WONDERFUL weekend! I know I will!
I am so very proud of my little brother and sister...
Ben, as I mentioned a while back, went to Marine boot camp earlier this summer. He completed beet camp several days ago in a blaze of glory. He did extremely well, we are all quite proud of him, and America is now a much safer place. Doesn't he look spiffy!
Rebekah is graduating from high school, after a lovely solo voice, piano, and violin recital, and is preparing to go to college to major in counseling and voice. She's going to do so well.
They are having a joint celebration next Friday, and I wanted to share the invitations I created for them. I was enjoying the play of fonts and moods.
Just in time for birthday season (well... my birthday season at least), I thought it would be good to give you a wonderful, thoughtful, and creative gift giving option! Fine art cards.
These cards are lovely reproductions of two lithographs I created depicting city scenes from South Carolina.
The first is a charming clock with trees, eclectic buildings, and cars behind it; a very picturesque small-town view (even though it's actually down town Columbia!).
Set of five cards, printed on satin stock paper and individually signed, can be found in my shop for $12.
lithograph reproduction fine art card set.
I just love this lithograph... a completely Charlestonian scene with the gorgeous, tall, stately, homes, the narrow uneven streets, lovely ironwork gracing each entryway... beautiful.
Again, a set of five cards, printed on lovely satin stock, and pared with beautiful black envelopes. As you can see, these envelopes look stunning addressed in gold or silver ink. Really, who wouldn't want to receive that? These can also be found in my shop for $12
P.S. the original lithographs shown on these cards are also for sale in my shop, if you're interested.