Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Favorite Tree

This one is one of my favorite trees I've painted. I painted it about 8 months ago, when I was very pregnant with Nathan. PS it's not a good idea to paint while pregnant!

Here are some details.

I used a combo of regular wall paint and crafting paint. To get the fine lines of the insect antenna's, I cheated and used a sharpie! I think it came out all right.

Monday, February 27, 2012


I've been working on some little paintings (8x10) that I'm thinking would go well in a nursery or a child's room. The two little birds might be done, and the little monkey may get another layer of paint. I have a habit of going back over them; it's hard to say exactly when they're done! I'm also working on a zebra, an elephant, and a stegosaurus. 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

New Camera Fun! bunnies

Rich and I decided it was time to upgrade our camera. I think mostly to take pictures of the kids, but also to blog! Rich's beer blog is making lots of progress, so it's about time I add another blog post (or 2!)
Here is some fun with the camera. The inspiration for Juliana's bedroom is a cute organic bunny nursery set from Babies R Us. A close up of the mobile from the set.

Next is a close up of one of the bunny stencils I made. First I drew the stencil in Adobe Illustrator, then I cut it out my hand using an X-acto knife. I taped the stencil onto the wall, and I painted it. Ta-da!