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Sunday, August 19, 2007

New Stuff !!!

Well. I got quite a lot done this past few days. I made another of my treasure boxes for Etsy
Several sets of tags. Really liked these two sets the best. That is the sweetest Vintage Pink Girl print, and the Hat lady is so Rosy !!


And for ebay I painted this sweet Teapot and Rose painting. I am just loving how this turned out, and am a bit stunned that I painted it !!Who me ? An Artist ? Hard to believe I started painting roses on eBay one year ago. I had a faux finishing business, with my son as my wonderful helper, painting residential and commercial properties. There are a ton of new homes here in Las Vegas, and we were always busy. We did mostly Custom homes, 3000 - 11,000 sq. ft homes. And each job seemed endless to me, the last year. Some of the bedrooms were the size of my whole house. In the beginning, it was so much fun. Designing a finish for each area, trying to top myself on each job. ( Oh, I am way to competitive !! ) But years of it, being up on scaffold and ladders, having paint in my hair, my eyes, etc. I really burned out !! My knees hurt, my back hurt, etc , etc. So, I started painting for ebay, and what a challenge learning how to put what was in my head onto canvas, or wood or some vintage old loved on item. My first roses looked like pink blobs. lol. They still are a work in progress, roses are probably the hardest flower to paint. That is probably why I started with roses. ( MissEverythingHasToBeAChallengeOrItIsntWorthDoing, lol )

Anyhow, thought I would show you what I have been up to the last few days. *smiles

20 comments:

art-creations said...

for your nice comment on my blog!!! But i see, your work is amazing, too!!! Love the collage and the tags

Beth Leintz said...

I used to paint furniture with a paint sprayer, and I can totally relate to feeling like you are always covered in paint!
You're teapot is beautiful- keep painting!

Sandy said...

Oh so beautiful==you are most talented.

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

I absolutely love the tags, Rhea. And the painting of the teapot, just divine! You're one talented lady. I'm loving my buttons and shells. They're on display with all my pretties...

Kitty

Flea Market Queen said...

Rhea...I love the box, it is so wonderful! The teapot painting is also perfect. You have the talent for sure...
Priscilla

jessi nagy said...

ooh everything is fab.
jessi nagy

www.scrappyjessi.blogspot.com

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

You are just so talented Rhea!!! I am in love with everything you paint or make! The teapot painting is to die for!!!! And of course the tags are fabulous as usual!!!!

Amy

Sharon said...

As always everything is most beautiful. I'm especially fond of the tea painting and think it would love to take up new residence in my home. Let's see if I can win this one.

Kathleen Grace said...

Rhea, I think your roses are beautiful! What a great picture, and I love the treasure boxes! Your style is just gorgeous!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Rhea, that painting is so amazing!! You have such a gorgeous style to your painting. I love your roses.

Lovin all of your pretty tags and the box too!

xo Heather

Bertie said...

Oh, Rhea! These are just lovely! I can't believe you have been painting for such a short time...your talent speaks of years!!

Bertie
Aunt May's Cottage

Charmingdesigns said...

Its beautiful!! Everything! Isn't painting the best!! Laurie

Stephanie said...

Your "stuff" is mahvelous, darling Rhea!!! My gosh, the box, the tags, the teapot/teacup painting!!! You have been a very busy girl & I LOVE IT ALL!!

Run look at the new swap pics on Sharon's blog!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Shabby Roses Boutique said...

Wow, everything looks beautiful!! I particularly love your painting of the teapot and roses...gorgeous!!
All the best,
Kathy :)

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Rhea,

God has given you a beautiful talent. And you are so generously sharing it with all of us. Your roses are beautiful. and your tags, too!
Lidy

Sophie Rose Designs said...

Hi!
I'm a new gal stopping by to say hi to all you shabby chic ladies! Your creations are all so beautiful!! I love those tags!
See Ya~ Dara

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Miss Rhea,
I love that little teapot painting! It is just beautiful! Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us.

Thinking about you and your son's move... (( ))

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh my Rhea!! That painting is beautiful and I love those tags!!

Monica said...

Beautiful goodies I love the tags!

Cathy said...

I absolutely love everything you create. Rhea, you really have the fufus down perfect. I have to go check out your goodies again.