March 29, 2012

The Food Box

A special thanks to melindaquilts at Etsy for starting the food box (pictured above) with her purchase of a painting from my new store on Etsy: painterspantry. Thanks, Melinda! A portion of each art purchase will help our box grow and will supply a local organization in need. Be sure to check out my latest unique original painting on Etsy @ painterspantry titled, "Firefly Angel" painted on a book about angels.

March 27, 2012

New Store on Etsy

I am now selling some of my paintings on etsy. My store is called painterspantry. A portion of each sale of my artwork in this store will go towards buying non-perishable food and supplies to help one of our local food banks or organizations in need.

March 20, 2012

Signs of Spring - Spring Paintings

The signs of spring are all around us. The birds are chirping and are busy building nests at our home. Every year, we have a persistent bird that insists on building a nest in our front door wreath. This year I decided to forego the wreath until a later date, so that we don't scare the bird or vice versa. However, she wasn't daunted by the missing wreath and has decided to build her nest on the ledge above the door. C'est la vie.
Also with the arrival of Spring, I have been working on some bowls for Old Country Store and the People's Place Quilt Museum located in Intercourse, PA along with a few spring paintings for Dutchland Galleries also located nearby (in Kitchen Kettle Village).

When I'm not painting, I enjoy gardening. Yesterday, my husband and I planted our potatoes and carrots in our vegetable garden. We will also fill our butler boxes with new strawberry plants this year for next year's harvest and plant some blueberry bushes. I also sowed a long row of sunflower seeds on the side flowerbed along the house in hopes of producing a sunflower painting this summer.