Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Koala Krazy

I now have a koala painting available on etsy - woohoo! Aren't koalas just the cutest? I always want to just pick them up and give them a big hug! But... then I think about those claws and choose to admire them from afar.

Anyways, the claws in this painting won't hurt you, even if you do decide to give it a hug!

Monday, November 24, 2014

The moon in the trees

Today I finished my favorite log slice painting to date! It is definitely a one of a kind piece. The log slice itself has two separate paintings one on the 'front' and one on the 'back' in a spot where we removed a little branch. I love the effect of the moon sitting behind the tree branches, and, of course, I enjoyed painting all the adorable woodland critters!

I'm bringing this one to the Handmade Omaha show this weekend - stop by to see it in person, or to purchase! If it doesn't sell this weekend it will be available in my Etsy shop.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Collecting Supplies in the Cold

My husband, Jason, helps me collect and prepare all of the wood sliced that I use in my artwork. Here he is yesterday, cutting apart one of the dead cedar trees from the grove (all of my wood slices are salvaged from trees that have already passed away from natural causes). It was pretty chilly work, but I even sacrificed a freezing hand when I took off my gloves to snap this quick picture!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Peek-a-boo Paintings

I'm working on some extra special log slice paintings with adorable peek-a-boo extras included. Here's a little look at the 'peek-a-boos' :

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Penguins are Available

My brand new needle felted penguin ornaments are now available in my Etsy shop! Woohoo!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Custom Christmas

The past few days I've been working on some custom Christmas ornaments. Special orders are my absolute favorite jobs. I love hearing other people's ideas and using my creativity to make them something totally unique!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wednesday Painting Excitement

Today, I'm working on a couple of unique and definitely one of a kind wood slice paintings that I'm especially excited about. Here is a little sneak preview of one of them. They will be available for your first chance to buy at the Handmade Omaha Holiday Show. Check out my "Upcoming Events" page for more information.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Thanks to everyone who came out to see me at the Handmade Indie Designs show last Saturday. It was a fun day of early Christmas shopping!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Snowflakes, Evergreens, and Ornaments - Oh My!

It's November: the month in which our attention completely glosses over Thanksgiving and we focus on Christmas preparations. Okay, so we still spend a little time on turkey and pumpkin pie, but it does seem like Christmas comes earlier every year!

I'm busy creating wood slice ornaments. My particular favorites are the snowflake ornaments. Check 'em out in my Etsy Shop, and order yours before holiday prep time runs out!

PS. Just to clarify: I personally LOVE Thanksgiving: the food, the family, the FUN. And just as an FYI - I never shop on Thanksgiving day, because I want everyone to be able to have the day off to feel thankful and just plain full.