Thursday, July 17, 2014

Blue Flax Watercolor Flower Study

 
Working on a study of flax flowers this week.  I started with a detailed pencil drawing of the flowers initially.  Then I painted them in a really loose style, wet in wet.

 
And for the last one I painted them with a little more detail and added lavender and some orange butterflies.  I enjoyed the last two the best.  More free flowing and intuitive painting.  Was fun.  

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summer Sailing Gifts

In the 100 degree heat and being in the desert, I'm thinking of sailing in cool water.  Browsing on Zazzle I found some colorful sailing themed gifts.  I really liked this
 
Nice bright colors and simple design in this anchor pillow.  Would be a great d├ęcor addition for the seaside cottage.

And summer birthdays festive sailboat gift wrap.  Cute!

 
A little sailboat pacifier for the little one that you can personalize as you like. 

 
If you just like a sailing theme these sailboat return address stickers are nice with bright colors and seagulls flying about. 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

4th of July Holiday Decorations

 
In honor of Independence Day/4th of July holiday tomorrow I found some patriotic items as I was browsing around.  For anyone who enjoys patriotic phone cases I loved this painterly American flag case.  

 
And a little bit worn, been through a few battles style, American flag phone case that I thought was great too.   

 
If you like to decorate with American flags and patriotic colors this flag pillow is wonderfully bright and festive!

 
And some little flag heart stickers in red, white and blue for crafting and correspondence.  

 
And aren't these festive 4th of July plates great!  I love the red, white and blue with a touch of grey.  I hope you enjoy browsing these items and have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!