I am busy
making some little
gift shop items
This is my pile of wood that I will cut
and sand and paint
to use as the backing for my
water colored florals
|This is some of the raw sanded wooden boards|
and little tiny bird shapes.
My hubby cuts out the birds and I do all the sanding and painting from there
|Some of the birds I drew up|
were cardinal -like
some are going to be bluebirds
and maybe woodpeckers and finches too
They are looking very basic here and could be anything
|I painted all the various sizes of boards|
a creamy color with
|then I painted up some floral|
water-colored paintings on paper
|These are the basic flower shapes I came up with|
Just sort of from my mind (imaginary flowers?)
ink lines added now for definition.
I don't know why
I tend to leap
to the purple and yellow all the time
I have to remember to do other colors too
maybe some red roses
or orange tiger-lilies
|Here is the Bluebird I did a few weeks ago|
|Finch I did a few weeks ago|
So If you know where Williamstown, MA. is
and the Williams Inn
the gift shop there is called
"The Mindful Bird"
and Suza is the new owner
she "found" me and my birds
on ETSY a few months ago
and she is offering my folk art in the gift shop now.
I really hope that I can be successful there
in some little way.
Most of my items are only ten
to about twenty dollars which is
about what tourists pay for a gift-y type item, I guess.
We shall see.
I am coming up with more ideas
for other bird items
like a mobile and ornaments
for the holiday season too.
Wish me good luck my friends