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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Bunny Couple with Flowers, Spring Time Art, Tole Painted, Framed in Greens
Wishing you a joyful, peaceful, and restful Easter day!
Enjoy,
Barb

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Happy Tax Day!?!?

We have been busy here...Spring time and TAXES.  Trying to get the garden planted, yard work, spring cleaning in the house and taxes done.  I am sure you are all doing the same.
So the other day I figure since I HAD to go grocery shopping I deserved to have lunch.  It had to be quick! Off I went to one of my favorite drive-thru establishment complete with coupon! 
Place my order.  
Get to the window and have no dollar bills, thanks to CHILDREN
I could not put this on a card and be found out!
At the bottom of every woman's purse is change.  
The hunt begun.
Finally $5.40 quarters, nickles, and dimes later I got my food and my purse felt so much lighter!
Poor Service Girl!  
She was really sweet about it stating she understood about kids and money.
Then a couple of days later when I showed back up with a few handfuls of pennies she said "I remember YOU".
This time I had it all counted out but unfortunately for her she had to re-count it.  She was still very pleasant about the whole thing.
I think I will give her a break for awhile but next time I will put all the change in rolls.
No sooner do I do this and my husband asks, "What happen to all the change in my bowl?"
Found out anyway---should have just put it on a card!
Enjoy your day,
Barb


Friday, April 4, 2014

Do any of you remember....

 
Do any of you painters remember the fun wood shapes Provo Craft, Zims and Robert's Craft use to carry?
 
I was putting out Easter Decorations, yes I know a shocker, and came across these fun things I had painted years ago.
This bunny and carrot was one of my first class I took from Susan Van Alyne.
She happened to be living in Las Vegas and taught at the Leeward's down the street from where we were living.  I figured I was painting with a "BIG BRUSH" because she designed for Provo Craft.
The sweetest lady you could ever meet.
I loved her classes!!
It was a great break for me being a single mom at the time while my husband was deployed to the Middle East.
I think I got these little baskets in a swap from a painting buddy. 
 I painted them up for a gal to share with her family this Easter. 
 I remember standing outside the old Provo Craft store waiting for their HUGE sidewalk sale and about losing my mind hoping for all the great deals.  They never disappointed!
I had driven up from Vegas and the Van was packed full on my trip back.
This is were I got this frog...my sister's and I could decide if it was a bear, frog or what. 
 But just to be safe I bought a case of them.
Then when Zim's went out of business I was there buying cases of fun things.
Love this little witch!
Many things I have painted and sold over the years.
Bringing out the Easter Decorations took me down memory lane.
I wonder if we will ever see stores like that again?
Hope you have some good memories too!
Enjoy,
Barb

Monday, March 31, 2014

Old Farmhouse Gathering Team Presents Anything Goes!!!

 This Celebration is a bit different then in the past because
ANYTHING GOES!!!
No theme just fun new items in participation shops.
 Here is the four new items I came up with!
 A little bit of everything and anything!
Type in ATGOFG into the search bar on Etsy to see all the new and fabulous creations!
Enjoy,
Barb

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Paying it Forward!

I have been featured in some fabulous treasuries on Etsy so in pay back for all the great folks who take the time to add my item to their treasuries I thought I would do some thing a little different.  
I did see this on another blog and LOVED the idea!

Marsha feature one of my tole painting pattern in this treasury:
This is a link to her fun shop: www.etsy.com/shop/MsCraftyTouch
This is one of my favorites from her shop!
Wooden "Penguin" on Chill word hand painted ornament

Michelle featured one of my bunny paintings in this Easter treasury:
This is a link to her fun shop: www.etsy.com/shop/HomemadeScents
These are too cute and smell like Lavender Vanilla!
SALE - LAVENDER VANILLA Scented Primitive Grubby Easter Peeps Bunny Wax Tarts Melt

Cheryl featured my chicken painted on barn wood in this treasury:
This is a link to her fun shop: www.etsy.com/shop/VintageHare
Is this not the cutest bunny ever!
Primitive Tuxedo Bunny Rabbit Black White Carrots HAFAIR, OFG, AB4B, promooasis

Patti featured my bunny shelf sitter in this Bunny treasury:
This is a link to her colorful shop: www.etsy.com/shop/PJCreativeWreaths
I LOVE her wreaths!
Easter Chicken Wreath Deco Mesh Wreath, Wreath, Easter Deco Mesh Wreath, Easter Decoration

Jennifer featured my Chicken Patter in this "REDDY" treasury:
This is a link to her fabulous shop: www.etsy.com/shop/spinningstarstudio
One of my favorites from her shop!
Red Flower Pottery Dishes, Serving Plate, Spoon Rest, Candle Holder, Soap Dish, Jewlery Holder, Handmade

Lois featured my pink angel art in this beautiful treasury:
Here is the link to her shop: www.etsy.com/shop/loisling
Are these not the cutest bunnies ever?
Egg Bunnies, Handpainted, Easter basket fillers

Thank you for featuring my shop and art work in your treasuries!
I will be featuring some more shops in the near future!
Enjoy,
Barb


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Welcome Spring!

WELCOME SPRING!!
Sun is shinning, birds singing, tulips and daffodils are blooming!
Taxes mostly done...off to be audited.
Ready to go out and enjoy the sunshine!
Even spring cleaning sounds tolerable!
OK, just a bit at a time!

I have been cleaning and listing Tole Painting books and surfaces on Etsy.
Links are here:

Hope you all are enjoying your first day of Spring!
Barb

Monday, March 17, 2014