Thursday, January 14, 2010

I decided a couple days ago to paint out of the lines. I grabbed a plastic knife and went to town. Then I noticed that Micki of The Art Hermit had just posted a painting that she did with a plastic knife! What are the chances? It must be the new year making us want to try something different. Micki asked if I would be posting mine, so here it is. I actually did not finish it until today and I did use some brushes to finish it up.

It is called "Trying" I feel this way a lot...









I also want to share with you something very fun and exciting that happened to me. I won the Claire Barone Art give away and yesterday the most sparkly red box showed up at my door FULL of goodies!



I absolutely LOVE this painted glass necklace and just feast your eyes on everything else....ornaments, mounted prints a beautiful magnet with the cutest pink elephant and even a little glass mermaid pin. Rose was quite interested in all of it when she came home from school. She kept telling me that it was A LOT of beautiful stuff and she can't believe that Claire would just give all of that to me. :) I agree. Thank you so much Claire!! Jennifer

13 comments:

Gloria said...

Oooooh what a lucky gal you are to have such a great friend. Those are little treasures that I'm sure you will always have. Congrats! Have a great Friday.

Kolleen said...

yummy stuff...all of it!!!
love your painting with the plastic knife...it's really beautiful...love the colors and the angelic feel it has.

happy thursday!!!

xxoo
k
www.heartwingsisters.blogspot.com

MyBlueHeaven said...

Luckee!

Cris said...

oooooooh, you are so lucky!! What a fun treasure box from such a talented artist!

I can't wait to see that knife painting in person! Hmmm... very cute!

Micki said...

I'm so glad you posted up this painting I love the buttery colours you used in the knife painting, so yummy and the texture looks great too! Do you think you'd do another one with just a knife? I'm not sure if I will or not?!

I love all the goodies you got from Claire's giveaway, she was super generous!! Lucky you!

Micki x

claire barone art said...

OH THAT IS SO CUTE IT CAME QUITE QUICK GLAD YOU LOVE THEM AND IM GLAD IT WAS YOU THAT GOT THEM LOVE CLAIREX
PS LOVE THE NEW PAINTING ITS GOOD TO EXPERIMENT

Hayley Egan said...

I just commented on the wrong post by accident but you get what I mean!

priti.lisa said...

You deserve it all! I am behind in blog reading and just saw all of your new paintings...They are exceptional Jennifer!
I know what you mean about that 'dirty' blue color. I've tried rubbing some light oak stain over the blue...kind of the same effect.
xoxo, Lisa

Micki said...

Aww thanks for the poem love!! I wrote it this afternoon whilst waiting for paint to dry ;)
I rarely write poetry, but when I do it is fast and spontaneous lol!!

Micki x

Jenny Carter said...

Oh those are great goodies. Lucky you. Love the painting and the goodies. Thanks so much for that. I miss you.

Heather said...

how fun! your painting is so cute and what a great giveaway!~

Janine said...

I like your little devils, bu the red one playing with the cat, I love best.
That is a most beautiful painting.
Have a great sunday.
Janine

Kelly said...

I love the freeness of this painting... and she looks very happy doesn't she?
Congrats on your wonderful box of Claire goodies...too lovely!