It’s gonna be Thanksgiving soon! Wow! My life is flying, and I’m trying to catch up… Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t!
My newest addition to the Etsy Shop www.etsy.com/allbeckyscreations.
Each letter is painted brown with green and gold leaf. Each is an individual letter to be hung as you like.
I love the sentiment in these two words. Something to ponder during the Holidays, but also every day of our lives. We should always give thanks for all the good in our lives and in the lives of those we love and care for.
I should have started these earlier, like before Halloween. But, hence that is not when I started. I promise that I am not a procrastinator, but it would appear so…. NOT! No matter…… Here they are!
I will be adding a self designed purse soon. I’ve just begun to work on this purse, normally they do not take this long, but since I have no pattern to use…. just doing it as I go. (Eek!) it will be a little longer.
I’ll tell you what pattern I’ve been using and it must come to a halt! Procrastination….. I always get this way around the Holidays…. I don’t know why, because I love this time of year. I have always had a sneaky suspension that it has something to do with not wanting it to come so fast. My life use to not go by so fast. I think it would work better if it just wouldn’t do this. As we get older, we should be able to savor each and every moment. Well, we can savor these moments, if we can catch up with the moments that are flying by!
It’s gonna be here before I know it! And, I love it so I’m glad it is…..
saw an Opium Poppy for the first time recently. These flowers have such
delicate petals of pink, red, orange and purple. Just had to paint them
on a letter. So, what better letter than the "O". The stamen is such a
contrast from the petals, the flower just pops with color! This paper mache letter is 8 inches.
I have decided not to sell my "P". Mainly because I am not to happy
about it. I have almost worked my way through the alphabet.
must admit that I do have a time taking pictures that are light enough.
I tried taking several pictures of this "O", but this is the best....
and yet a little dark.
I took this one outside, but hence.... still a little too dark. Ahhh, maybe not. What do you think? I'd love to hear.
So here are my letters, from A - O and maybe the P, but it will not be going in my Etsy shop. www.etsy.com/AllBeckysCreations
and the collage P
think these run the gamut of ideas.... child like themes, whimsical
themes, and with the flowers maybe just a few that adults might like. I
also have some letters that I have done for specific people..... here
and an "R" that was given as a wedding present, the only picture I have is sort of blurry
thought this was a real cute idea, I painted lace on the very large
letter in the couples favorite colors and attached white flowers in the
On to a special item, I hope in time for Thanksgiving.....
Maybe just a little tweaking, but I think I did better after
previewing the eyes, which always seem to be an area to be worked on.
This is what I had to work with......
This is my first attempt before I realized that his eyes were all wrong. Again, these eyes!
Something went terribly wrong.
After a little self reflection and completely starting over.... this is what I came up with.....
realize that my Dad's actual face is a little longer than this.....
some tweaking of the neck is in order, I'm closer than I've ever been at
creating a portrait that actually looks like the person I'm doing the
portrait of. He Ha!
Please remember that this is only my second portrait....."Ever!"