So many blessings to be thankful for and so many opportunities to share those blessing with those we love.
We had the opportunity to eat dinner prepared by a Mennonite family last week. Thirty two people from our church, drove 35 miles in a car caravan to eat and share some time together and in a home of a dear Mennonite woman and her staff of two. The meal consisted of roast beef, mashed potatoes, two salads, home made bread, green beans, noodles and three different pies. I chose the coconut cream pie and tasted my husband's peanut butter pie. Both to die for! We ate in their modest home where they host these meals on a weekly basis. All severed family style. The home was decorated country style and had most of the modern conveniences we have grown accustomed to. A nice experience and would recommend making reservations if you are ever in the Seymour, Missouri area.
I also have had the pleasure of working in my studio and want to share a couple of projects with you. I am very thankful when I have time to paint, draw and create. It's what keeps me sane!
Here is my latest woodland girl, "Lost girl" Painted with acrylics on a birch wood board. The leaf detail was added by a stamp I made. I loved painting the feathers and her fur scarf. This inspiration came to me from a local magazine of girls modeling their clothes out in the woods. Fitting for this time of year. She is for sale if anyone is interested.
My next project is a large wooden snow flake ornament. I thought it made a great blank canvas and decided to do an image transfer of a deer on it.
I found this deer image on pinterest. Gathered my scissors, cut around the image, as closely as possible.
Using a stabilo pencil and charcoal, define your lost edges, details and add greenery. I also added a few red berries with white highlights.
Antique the edges with Deco art brown. Splatter snowflake edges with white. A fun and easy project to make with the family or as a gift.
Enjoy this beautiful time of thanks as you share time with family and friends.
Have a blessed Thanksgivng!!