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Fun in the Art Room

A whole new world has opened for me since my sister-in-law and FRIEND, ML, sent me a set of Unicorn Spit.  I’m having such a blast, trying it on different things. So far, I’ve used it on wood, paper, and fabric.  I have some glass Christmas ornaments I’ll try it on soon.

 

Tote Bag

 

 

“Cherish” Wooden Plaque

 

 

“Purple Bliss” Journal

 

“Purple Dreams” Note Cards – Package of 5

I’ll take pics of these and put them on the proper websites today, and will probably take them in to my new booth at the local shop after the holidays.

I also want to make time to try the melting crayons technique after I watch some more YouTube demonstrations.

SO many wonderful things to try!  Lucky, lucky me!  :0)

 

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Unicorn Spit Christmas Ornaments

I’ve had a great time creating flat wooden Christmas ornaments painted with Unicorn Spit Stain/Glaze. These are some samples. There is a total of 16 different ornaments right now. I will add a name and the year on the ornaments at no extra charge. You can order multiples, but please understand that, though I will use the same colors, the blend will turn out differently on each ornament. Even the two sides of each ornament are different! :0)

 

In addition to the Unicorn Spit, I’m using black webbing paint. The finished ornaments are then sprayed with polyurethane to set the colors.

 

The ornaments are different sizes, as well.  I’ve drilled a hole in the ornament, if needed, to attach a shiny silver cord for hanging.

 

If you are interested in looking at the other designs, please click on this link for my ArtFire shop.

 

I’m offering free shipping to the contiguous United States. If you live elsewhere, please contact me at lwlca47@gmail.com and we can figure out shipping.

 

Thanks for looking!

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Thoughts on a Thursday 11-7-2019

Beautiful World

I have to admit I’m still very disappointed to have learned that the wonderful order – and payment – for 40 plaques turned out to be a fraud. I’m grateful that our only loss was the joy of such a wonderful order and the chance to fulfill it. We were very lucky.  I’m disappointed to have met someone who tried to hurt us. I always believe that people are good – until they show me they aren’t.

I’m very grateful to my husband, who – although believing the order was a scam from the first – offered to help me make plaques when I returned from the bank – before I told him that it was confirmed to be a scam. He’s definitely a keeper.

Since wonderful things can happen any time, my good friend Carla called yesterday to check on my husband and me – AND to make me an offer! She is renting a booth in one of our local shops and wanted to know if I wanted to bring some of my work to sell!  She also offered me the chance to go in 50/50 with her!  I’m thrilled. My husband and I are planning to visit the shop today and then I’ll call Carla back. They have a website, so I checked it out and found some really nice pictures and stellar reviews from people. I’m thinking that I will at least go 50/50 with her until the holidays are over, giving me a good chance to see if my work will sell or not. Isn’t life – and the friendship of dear people – amazing?!?

I finished listing my flat wooden Christmas ornaments on ArtFire. I’ll do another post to show you some of the ornaments. :0)

It’s raining again today, but it doesn’t seem like we received the downpours the weather people were forecasting.

Since my ego was smashed yesterday with the confirmation of the scam, I didn’t exercise at ALL, actually getting under my throw in my recliner and taking a nap. We went to get fried rice for dinner – a definite no-no for both of us, but SO delicious – AND I ate some ice cream before bed. Needless to say, my back and the scales were both letting me have it loudly this morning, so I will get back on the horse and be good again now that the pity party is finished. :0)

I hope that YOUR day today is full of good things, too.

 

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Thoughts on a Monday 11-4-2019

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We are having a lovely fall day today!  Sunshine-y, 61 degrees, no rain. Can’t ask for more. :0)

I’ve told you about Tri-Hill Pest Control in Fort Smith AR before. Aldopho, their man, is outside now spraying around the house where he couldn’t because of rain when he was here recently. In addition to that, I received a bill from them I didn’t expect. I pay for the year, and had already sent in my payment for NEXT year, so this was unexpected. I called and talked to Jerry. He looked us up and told me that their new computer system had issued the invoice when it SHOULD have issued a CREDIT. Can’t get a better answer than that!

I also had made a note to call City Hall today regarding the Angel Tree they put up every year for Christmas. I just wanted to get a feel for when it would be up so that we could plan to go in, get an angel from the tree, and shop for goodies for a sweet child in our community. The lady I talked to was putting the tree up as she was talking to me! We’ll stop by tomorrow and choose a child. We alternate between a boy and and a girl each year. This time, I think we’ll choose a girl.

My scales continued to smirk this morning, showing another .2 lbs of lard gone. Infinitesimal – but “I” noticed. :0)  I’m hoping to break into another 5-pound territory by the end of the week. 

 

 

 

We leave for the dentist soon for the 2nd step in my husband’s implant. I’m a bit concerned about the fact that he’s on blood thinners, but everyone at our dentist’s office Wes Moore, DDS, in Fort Smith, is competent, so he is in good hands.  We’ll run errands and eat out on the way home.

I’m having great fun making flat wooden Christmas ornaments using the Unicorn Spit Stain/Glaze. Here is one of them –

 

I’m going to personalize these with a name and the year. I’ve done 8 different ornaments so far, and will start the second group of 8 this afternoon, unless I run out of time.

We’re going bowling this evening with good, long-time friends. I always look forward to catching up with them. You would think that we would be getting reasonably good at the game by now, but NOOOOO! Each of us has a good night from time to time, but we’re pretty pathetic otherwise. We either celebrate or commiserate afterwards by getting ice cream at Braums. :0)  With my elliptical trainer, yoga, and bowling, this old lady will have a GOOD amount of exercise today.

I hope YOUR Monday is  pleasant – if not ENJOYABLE.

 

 

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Thoughts on a Sunday 11-3-2019

Aussie Life-kookaburras

“Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree,
Merry merry king of the bush is he.
Laugh, Kookaburra, laugh, Kookaburra,

That’s not a  monkey, that’s me. Ha. Ha.”

I love this photo. I’m not sure I’ve ever actually SEEN a kookaburra, much less a glorious whole ROW of them. I always think of the song we sang as children. (I’ve taken some liberties with the words in the lyrics above. WE sang it the way I’ve printed it, which skips two verses and moves the very last line to the first verse.)

I’m happy to report that my husband is doing fine now after his stroke in July. The sudden anger outbursts – apparently a common side effect of strokes – are MUCH fewer now. Though he glosses over the details of how to handle the fact he’s on blood thinners, I’M learning to pay closer attention and make sure things turn out the way they should. He has a dental appointment tomorrow. To give you an example of how he is ‘back,’ he took the Vette to the car wash this morning to clean it up so he can drive it to the dentist’s appointment tomorrow. (He and the dentist talk motorcycles, cars, guns, and such each time he goes.)

I’m also happy to tell you I broke new ground on my scales this morning! The scales actually SMIRKED at me, as we got into fresh, new, lower territory as I grinned back. I HOPE this continues, as I still have a lot of lard I’d like to shed.  Though it is much harder to lose the lard the older you get, I’m proving to myself that it IS possible.

A man contacted me yesterday, discussing buying 5 of my new Unicorn Spit plaques. He’s talking to friends today and is supposed to get back to me tomorrow.  He understands that these are one of a kind and that I cannot do exactly the same thing twice. Fingers – and all other appendages – are crossed. I’m working on flat wooden Christmas ornaments again today, seeing how they will turn out with this same wonderful paint.

The weather is beautiful, with a high in the low 60’s today! Gorgeous fall weather. I’ll try to get outside this afternoon and get a good amount of clean up of our planters done.

I hope that wherever you are, you are enjoying this gorgeous Sunday – AND that you remembered to set your clocks back last night.

 

 

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Word Plaques are Up on ArtFire

 

 

 

 

I’ve had such fun making these!  The Unicorn Spit Stain/Glaze is really fun. There is the fun of finger painting, where you can just dive in and have fun with the colors. I added some webbing paint and then acrylic paint for the edges and the backs. All are ready to hang with either wire attached or a saw tooth hanger.

Here is the URL of the ArtFire page if you’d care to look.

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Thoughts on a Sunday 10-27-2019

Slice of Life

Today when we were shopping for groceries, we saw families with big pumpkins in their shopping carts. Since we live on top of a ridgeline 650+feet up a steep driveway, we don’t get trick or treaters anymore. I love to see the delight on the children’s faces. I wish I could say we made wonderful jack-o-lanterns when our son was young and we were BURIED in so many trick or treaters we had to BUDGET to be able to pay for all the candy. Alas, I was lucky to manage the traditional jack-o-lantern without cutting off a finger or two. That’s why I truly love searching the net each year to see what the creative people are coming up with. I’m amazed at all the wonderful ideas and the amazing talent I find!

When checking our local weather website, I discovered that starting Wednesday of this coming week, we’ll have FREEZING temperatures each morning! My husband and I were out in the yard yesterday happily looking at some blooming roses, impatiens, and some clematis. It looks like they only have a few days left.

Because of the coming freezes, we got busy with our ‘Prep for Winter’ list. We have added to this list, starting many years ago, having learned the hard way that if we don’t pay attention and be proactive, we end up in a world of hurt with freezing pipes, etc. One year we lost the generator in the well house. We now have  a larger, propane powered generator that is much more reliable. When you live out in the sticks, you learn that you’ll be last in line when help is needed. The more you can take care of your own needs, the better.

So today we turned off our irrigation system that waters all the flowers around the house and on the deck. We unhooked and drained the system as much as possible. We pulled hoses out of the well house and plugged the holes in the brick for the winter. We plugged in a thermostat-controlled electric heater our there, plus lit the pilot light of the propane-powered heater that keeps our pipes from freezing. We then walked around the house, closing outside vents, unhooking hoses, and putting styrofoam faucet covers on the outside faucets. We unhooked the irrigation system hose for the veggie garden and wrapped the control in bubble wrap and a baggie with tape. We ran one of the ride-on mowers out of gas for storage. There is much more on the list, but we’ll handle those another day.

We had a nice texting chat with our son who is back home in Thailand. He is finally making progress on getting his hours straightened out, rather than being awake and asleep and hungry at the wrong times. He is back to morning exercise, meditation, and working with his partners.

I fixed the ‘keto chili’ by Suzanne Ryan of Simply Keto last night. My husband pronounce it “Delicious!” Went on to say, “I’ll be happy to eat this ANY time!” and finally, “Can we eat what’s left tomorrow night?”

I’m going to try to get reasonable pictures of the 5 plaques I painted with the Unicorn Spit stain/glaze and list them on ArtFire.

I’ll also make time for my elliptical trainer and my yoga practice.

I hope you’re having a wonderful, sunshine-y fall Sunday.

 

 

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The 5th Plaque is Finished

 

I’ll list the 5 plaques for sale on ArtFire in the coming days. I’m going to try to see how the Unicorn Spit works on glass ornaments and flat wooden ornaments next. This stuff is SO much fun to play with!!!

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THANKSGIVING – “Turkey” Hand Painted Tote Bag

This one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving turkey tote bag is hand painted on both sides and then protected with several layers of Scotchgard to prevent stains. Dimensions of the tote are 10.5″ x 12″ not including the handle. Ready to ship to celebrate Thanksgiving at your home this year! FREE SHIPPING to contiguous U.S.

Use the link above to purchase this tote bag. If it doesn’t work for some reason, please paste this URL in your browser –

https://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/LindaLewis/8064158/thanksgiving_-_turkey_hand_painted_tote_bag/handmade/bags_and_purses/tote/painted

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Watercolor PERSONALIZED Note Cards – Set of 5

Watercolor PERSONALIZED Note Cards – Set of 5

Truly a unique set of watercolor note cards you’ll love! Each note card and envelope is painted by hand by Linda Lewis. These can be personalized at no extra charge! Since these are painted especially for you, please allow approximately 2 weeks for delivery. FREE SHIPPING to contiguous U.S.

Use the link above to purchase this plaque. If it doesn’t work for some reason, please paste this URL in your browser –

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“Love & Hugs” Hand-painted Basket

“Love & Hugs”  Hand-painted Basket by Linda Lewis on ArtFire

One-of-a-kind hand-painted basket sends your “Love & Hugs” to anyone you choose – even yourself – when support is needed. The basket is approximately 6.5″ high; (12″ high when handle is included); 9″ wide; and 26″ in circumference. The basket has “Love & Hugs” in stamped letters on the front and back, accents of gold and copper paint with some glitter to give a nice amount of glow and texture to the basket, plus gold-wrapped “presents” tied on in various places. Almost like having a good friend with you! FREE SHIPPING to contiguous U.S.

Use the link above to purchase this plaque. If it doesn’t work for some reason, please paste this URL in your browser –

https://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/lindalewis/150632/love___hugs_handpainted_basket/handmade/baskets/woven

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“Love and Cooking” Handcrafted Straw Mat Plaque

This is a one-of-a-kind handcrafted plaque by Linda Lewis. The dimensions are 16″ tall by 15″ wide. The straw mat is painted with dark green, copper and gold metallic. The letters and hearts are made of wood. With its sentiment, “Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon,” it’s nice to hang in the kitchen, or anywhere in your home. FREE SHIPPING to contiguous U.S.

Use the link above to purchase this plaque. If it doesn’t work for some reason, please paste this URL in your browser –

https://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/lindalewis/157863/love_and_cooking_handcrafted_plaque/handmade/housewares/kitchen

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Fall Leaves on Purple Small Hand Painted Journal

Colorful fall leaves are hand painted over a purple background on this one-of-a-kind journal by Linda Lewis. The outside cover is linen type off white with nice texture. The inside has 100 blank pages for your thoughts, dreams, lists, memories – Dimensions of the journal are 3-3/4″ wide x 5-3/4″ long x 3/8″ thick. A great size to put in your purse, tote, glove compartment, school bag.

Use the link above to see more details or to purchase this OOAK journal. If the above link doesn’t work for you, here is the URL to paste into your browser –

https://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/LindaLewis/3985123/Fall_Leaves_on_Purple_Small_Hand_Painted_Journal/PaperBooks/Journals/Painted

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“Tulips” Extra-Large Hand-Painted Tote Bag

“Tulips” Extra-Large Hand-Painted Tote Bag

 

18″ wide x 12″ tall x 5″ deep, with open gusset in the bottom. Hand-painted with fabric paint, signed and dated, then sprayed with several layers of Scotchgard to prevent stains. Hand wash. “Fish” and “Puffed Quilt” designs also available in this item on ArtFire. Free Shipping to the contiguous U.S.

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“Aquarium” Hand-Painted Apron

 

Seawater aquarium fish adorn this one-of-a-kind hand-painted apron by Linda Lewis. Two layered apron – a smaller apron is sewn onto the top of this apron, then decorated with buttons and outlining paint. 26″ long and 19″ wide. 50% cotton, 50% polyester canvas. Treated with Scotchgard to prevent stains. Hand wash and dry flat. Iron on wrong side.

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“Antique Raised Metallic Floral”

 

One-of-a-kind pair of flutes first frosted by hand with a sand blaster, hand-painted, then placed in the oven to make the paint permanent. Initialed and dated. “Antique Raised Metallic Floral”. You can FEEL the design on these flutes!

Please use the link above if you would like to purchase these. If the link doesn’t work for you, here is the URL to the item on ArtFire –

https://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/lindalewis/142835/flutes_-_hand-_painted_-_pair/fine_art/glass/glassware/flute

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Star Reflections #1 Stained Glass Piece

 

7.25″ in diameter. One-of-a-kind stained glass piece by Linda and Harvey Lewis. Glass pieces are cut by hand, ground, foiled, and soldered. Came is affixed to finish the outer edge nicely. Center is striated orange glass. “Star” is striated orange and striated green glass. Background is a nice striated purple. Design by George Rough. Hole drilled for hanging with fishing line in a window. You can also hang it on the wall, affix it to a cabinet, or set it on a table with a table easel.

Please use the link above if you would like to purchase this one-of-a-kind stained glass piece. If the link doesn’t work for you, here is the URL to copy and paste into your browser –

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Hand-Painted Floral Thank You Notes – Set of 5

Hand-Painted Floral Thank You Notes – Set of 5

Thank people in style with these hand-painted floral cards by Linda Lewis. Blank on the inside for whatever you care to write. Each one is hand-painted on heavy card stock with a correspondingly painted envelope. 5 different designs in a package. Since these are painted especially for you, please allow approximately 2 weeks for delivery.

Please click on the link above to go to the item on ArtFire. If it doesn’t work for you, here is the URL –

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Bird Swing – Small Hand-Painted Journal

Bird Swing – Small Hand-Painted Journal

A gourd stem, twine, and buttons are used to create this one-of-a-kind journal by Linda Lewis.

The outside cover is linen type off white with nice texture. The inside has 100 blank pages for your thoughts, dreams, lists, memories – Dimensions of the journal are 3-3/4″ wide x 5-3/4″ long x 3/8″ thick. A great size to put in your purse, tote, glove compartment, school bag.

Available at LindaLewis on ArtFire at link above.

If the link doesn’t work for you, here is the URL – https://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/4894997

 

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