Monday, May 19, 2008

100 Moms and a Giveaway!

mom Okay, well not really 100 Moms, but I do want to wish everyone a very happy, yet belated Mother's Day! Thank you all for your comments and well wishes...I'm grateful that you come by once and a while to see me! :) My Mother's Day was great...awesome guy did a great job putting everything together. I got to spend the day with them, got flowers, lovely handmade and musical cards, a chalkboard pig, paint pallette, and a victorian phone (how fitting!). Awesome guy also grilled some salmon for me...my fave. I truly don't order it out anymore because nothing compares to his!

I made this painting of my Mom to give to her...my parents came over for dinner too. She is known for that tealish aqua color and her slider necklace!

My paper mache adventure is coming along. Thank you Pea for your advice...it made a big difference! :) It feels good to make something out of nothing and I'm realizing just how much paper is coming through my house! Kneading it after the blender is my favorite part...so squishy and relaxing. I am covering everything with my tons and tons of paper mache, but the closest to being done are a few Santas and an angel that decided she would much rather be a mermaid!

100I'm also including a sneak peek at the card I'm making for Caroline's 100th Birthday for Karla at Karla's Cottage. The background is fabric and at first I thought it didn't scan well, but it did turn out okay. :) It is of Caroline as a child, based off of a photo Karla has. I love the way little girls dressed back then. :)

Oh and we are making another fairy house...Lil wanted one for our garden too! I have this tree...first it was an orange tree, then the lemons took over...we called it the lemorange tree. I'm kind of bitter (lol) that I have a lemon tree now, but I'm trying to make the best of it. It is now the fairy tree. I use the branches I trim from it to make the houses. The branches that are left are covered in windchimes and a hummingbird feeder...even ribbon! I'm going to decorate it like crazy and Lil's fairy house will be underneath with a fairy bath, mini fountain, and teacup bird feeder. We are also going to get a mister so we can be out more during the summer.

I have some really fun things to share with you all in the next couple weeks...I can't wait! But I hope in the meantime you will settle for a giveaway! I went to Micheals on Sunday and they had the Donna Dewberry how to kit on sale for a buck! It shows how to do nests, hummingbirds, butterfllies, etc. Lil and I sat down to paint and I tried it out....I am on SUCH a bluebird kick these days...funny cause I never ever see one!

bluebird

It's on acrylic paper, 9x12. If you would like to enter, leave your comment here! I'll draw on Monday. For now I am off to pick up Lil, she only has three more days of being a kindergartener! How did that happen?!

Love to all! Mere

20 comments:

Kari said...

It's beautiful!! Thank you!

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

How wonderful that you can paint such wonderful objects!
Lucky you to also have a great and awesome fella.
Always enjoy a visit to your blog
Blondie

SweetAnnee said...

Oh I hope I'm not too late..
i'll post on my blog to come
sign up for your giveaway..
smiles, Deena

Scrappy Jessi said...

Darling artwork!!
you are fabulous!!
oxoox,
jessi

I will be back to visit!

Toystory said...

Thank you, very nice job!!

Pea said...

Mere,
I am glad that I could be of help! Can't wait till you share my paper mache with us.
I adore the alice painting. Reminds me of my little Katie when she was young. All grown and punky now but still a good kid.
Have a wonderful week creating.
Blessings,Pea

dolls123 said...

Your Shabby Chic Bunny Painting Collage is really pretty

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Michele said...

YOu did a great job on that painting!!! I love the colors you chose, too!!! How fun!!

Michele
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Ruthie said...

I came over from Sweetanee's. I love your paintings - so whimsical and endearing! Please enter me in your contest.
Smiles.

Ruthie said...
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Ruthie said...

Oops, sorry, it posted twice. Didn't want to stuff the ballot box. LOL.

Jenn said...

Oh Mere! I bet your Mom loved her sweet painting!!!! xoxo...jenn

Lori Garbarino said...

Count me in 100 times! :) hehehe

I just love what you have been up to! can't wait to see pics of the fairy tree! Love the Mommy's day picture too,

Donna Dewberry! My aunt just told me about those kits last week, I was shocked when I read your comments! We are on the same page yet again! I like that!

can't wait to see more

Hugs

Lori

Lori said...

Mere, the painting you did for your mom is so sweet:) and the card you are working on looks just precious!!!

scrowlscrowl said...

Oooohhh! Want to enter, too!!! :D

Kim Hardt Originals said...

I'm just stopping by to say I hope you have a wonderful Holiday weekend.

Kim

Kimmie said...

I stopped over from Deena's site. She said to come visit you to see how to enter in your givaway. I love bluebirds also and PINK! ;-)

You did a very lovely job painting this, it has such a soft look to it.
Blessings,
Kimmie
Olde Lavender Prims

Fete et Fleur said...

I think I'm too late. This piece is beautiful. I love bluebirds!

xx Nancy

LisaLectura*creations said...

Hi Mere! Your paintings are so sweet! I love your mom painting! And to answer your question, sure...I would be honored for you to use my Anne & Diana photo on your blog. I can't wait to see the surprise!!! Lisa :)

Lori said...

Mere, my darling painting came today!!! it is SO sweet and SO deliciously PINK!!! i love it!!! thank you so very much:)