Saturday, April 5, 2008

Spring is right around the corner!!

In honor of spring...I painted this darling metal flowers. I just had to paint a few dew drops (or rain drops, in our case, living in Oregon) on the leaves and petals.
How sweet does she look sitting on top of this pincusion! Just put on my Ebay
This is a 4X5 inch little canvas that I textured. I then made Robins Egg Blue by mixing about 5 colors together.
After painting the nest I added layers and layers of glazes using different metallic paints.
I turned it so you could see the shine.
I sent these pictures to sweet Jenn and Jacqui, they called first dibbies...
remember as a kid calling first dibbies to get to ride in the front seat of the car??

19 comments:

Nancy said...

Thank-you so much for stopping by my blog Laurie...I love that plate too...I am so happy I have it!

I just love your little pincushions...they are just so delicate and sweet. Congratulations on your mag article...you must be thrilled!

Your blog is wonderful...will stop by often.

Hugs, Nancy

Miss Sandy said...

Glorious painting! Love the metallic glazes as well as the subject matter!

Ana Baird said...

What lovely little bird! It's awesome!

Halo Hill said...

Hi, I love your blog and your beautiful pieces!

Sheila
halohill.blogspot.com

The Farrier's Daughter said...

Hi Laurie, I wanted to stop by your blog and congratulate you on your spread in Somerset Magazine! What an accomplishment...looks great!
I also love the bird nest you painted. You must have had some teacher :-)

Take Care,
Lindsey

Brenda said...

Hi Laurie,
Congratulations on your article in Somerset Life - it's a wonderful write-up and it really shows off your bird pincushions.
I just adore your birds nest painting - it's gorgeous. Lucky gals to get those pictures.

Brenda

Barn House said...

Hi Laurie! It's great meeting you too!! We wish we had an easy answer to how we got that old barn wood as a backdrop on our blog...BUT, we needed a little professional help to get us started. Our initial blog-creating-frustration lead us first to procrastination, then to shelling out some "coins" to make it all happen. :o) We will definitely ask our designer about the steps he took to get it loaded onto our site.

We moved to the beautiful NW from Long Beach a little over two years ago. Don't miss much about Southern CA except, of course, the Pasadena Flea Market and Botanical Gardens. How long have you been here?

J & J

Vicki C said...

Beautiful topper!!! Love the new creation and I adore that nest! YOu are one talented girl my friend!

Dolly said...

Oh Laurie this lil birdie in the pink flower is sooooo pretty!
I love it!
You are so creative!

I have pics of my birdie in my camera....they will fly to you soon! {Promise}

I have been wanting to paint a bird nest sign for our porch....thanks for the inspiration!

Hugz, Dolly

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Dear Laurie!

The little birdie is so charming on her flower nest! And dibbies, we love that! So happy thankyou, Laurie, your metallic Nest is really lovely :) We are always happy to shout about your work to through the tree-tops downunder, no worries there!!!

Have a gorgeous Sunday Laurie!
Jenn and Jacqui
xo

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I love that! So much detail for such a little piece!

Victoria Lynn said...

Wow! That painting is the sweetest thing I've ever seen! I love it! You are so talented...I love the colors, they are so soft and pretty. Blessings, Victoria Lynn

celestina marie said...

Hi Laurie, love the pin cushion, just darling and the nest is wonderful. Wow!! did that turn out well.
hugs,
Celestina,
La Rea Rose

alteredaimee said...

I am so happy to have found your blog! It's a blog jungle out there you know. :) I saw your cute little birdie avatar on a comment in Vicki C blog and clicked! The nest painting is glorious, and all your birdie pincushions make me smile. Happy Spring. ~Aimee

The Farrier's Daughter said...

Thanks for the warm welcome...I am finding that I have much to learn; but, it's fun, and so nice to meet all of these great people.

It would be wonderful if you mentioned me in your next post. How exciting!

I was also wondering if you do special-order birdies? I think they would fit perfectly into the decor for my girlfriends baby shower that I am planning. I have made a diaper-cake and thought it would be the perfect perch, plus, I need a topper!!! Let me know what you think.

~Lindsey
thefarriersdaughter@comcast.net

Lori said...

Hi Laurie:) i just love ALL of your sweet new creations!!! fingers crossed, i just put a bid on the lil' angel in the silver cup...thanks for popping over to visit me today!!!

CIELO said...

wow... I love the paintings...and the flowers looks so pretty, how did you paint it? Regular paint? :)

Have a lovely day

cielo

chelemom said...

Your birds are always so amazing!!! Love the "raindrops!" Your painting is also so amazing! Wish I had talent like that!

Neptune Beach said...

I'm so happy you stopped by! It is great to meet you. I see a lot of talent and creativity here and will come back again soon to visit! Hugs! Susan :)