Thursday, April 29, 2010

VW Bug Art

Just funny how things turn out. My 7 year old daughter has always loved the VW bugs. Herbie cars as she calls them. I have done a t-shirt for her and am constantly drawing this iconic car for her. When she requested a painting of her own after seeing Emmett's truck I new exactly what her painting was going to be. I created her VW Bug diptych and like this much better than the red truck. Hate to admit when I am wrong but my hubby was totally right. The truck would look better as a dyptych and not a triptych. Of course now I want to go back and do the truck over a little better. Enjoy and hope this brings you smiles! (Working on the other seasons and will post these soon.)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Art inspired by the Red Truck

My Mother & I were browsing through a Pottery Barn Kids catalog some months ago and found a Diptych of a Fire Engine. For those of you that don't know what a Diptych is: "A work made of of two matching parts" (now you have your word of the day). So my Mother turns to me and says you could do that! Oh what confidence she has! Then genius struck she added; Oh and you could change out the trunk of the truck to reflect the seasons and change it out. Oh what a genius idea!!!!!
So here we are months later and I finally got around to creating it. My husband is grumbling because he thinks the dimensions are wrong. I keep telling him it is my artistic interpretation (oh and my first attempt). I think I might change it to reflect a true diptych of just two parts, thus pleasing my husband for the dimensions will probably be a little truer.
I plan on hanging this in my son's room. Of course my 7 year old daughter is now asking where hers is and of course she doesn't want a red pickup truck. So will have to work on that next. Funny how creativity can flow and be guided by kids! I am working on opening an Etsy store sometime soon. Want to get more than one item created to sell before I open a store. Feedback is welcome so post your comments and share with your friends.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Architectural find for vintage hankies!

Here is my latest find at a consignment store here in the Richmond, VA area. It used to be the side of an old play pen. I have immersed myself in vintage this year (well since Christmas). I have amassed a great collection of vintage hankies and they were in a box in my craft closet. This seemed the perfect way for me to display my collection, and getting instant inspiration from them. I loved it so much I went back and purchased the other side! I also have such a pet peeve when I see stuff like this on other's blogs, like that is great but hmmm actually how can I use this idea. Well the next time you pass over that baby crib, ladder, side of an old fence, iron fence . .you get the idea, think of this. I purchased the other one to hang some of my magazines on another wall. (Will post once that is installed)! You could hang blankets, fabric, paper, scarves . .oh so many options!!! :-)