Over the Weekend...

On Friday my nephews and I
finished up their knitting projects
for art class.
Here they are...

...and on Saturday,
I went back to the Farmer's Market
and had a great day
selling prints and meeting new folks.
Below is the watercolor I started there
using my new pochade box.
I'll show you the finished piece soon.
Hope you had a happy weekend too!


Better Late Than Never...

I missed "Watercolor Wednesday" this week,
so here's my belated watercolor
I wanted to share with you!
Watercolor on Arches 140lb CP
I will have prints of this available
tomorrow at the Farmer's Market...
See you there!


Come by and see me!

I'll be doing the Farmer's Market in Greeneville again this Saturday,
assuming the weather cooperates.
Stop by and see me between 7-11 a.m.!



Pictures from the Jonesborough Garden Gala
from a few weeks ago
that I find inspirational...
Makes me want to paint!
I think I'll go do just that!

Hope you're having a lovely week!



Cigar Pochade Boxes

...finally finished!
I found three cigar boxes at an antique store...
The large one didn't have any logos or labels,
so I jazzed it up with some nifty travel labels I had.
I added new hinges a rectangular dowel to the back
to support it when propped open.

Then inside, I outfitted each of them to hold a painting kit!

This one is set up for watercolors.
The dowels inside hold up an acrylic palette,
The ribbons on the back hold a plate-holder
that holds a canvas or board in place.

This one is outfitted for oils.
The white box is a pill organizer
that will soon hold several paint colors.
Shelf brackets slide in between dowels on the side
to hold brushes.
Maple syrup bottles from Cracker Barrel
hold turpenoid and medium.
The third one is a gift... :)

The bottom is fitted with a nut
that fits a universal tripod mount
for plein air painting.
Acrylic stick-on feet protect table tops.

Can't wait for my next market day!

Hope you're having
a happy weekend!


a sneak peek...

My project has something to do with these boxes....
I'll show you the finished products soon!
Meanwhile, enjoy my string of pearls plant in the background...
Have a fabulous day!


Watercolor Wednesday

I've been working on some cool things
that I'll be sharing with you
very soon!
Hope you've had a beautiful day...


The Farmer's Market

Here I am at my table,
My first show
at the Greeneville Farmer's Market...

My display print and business cards...
Look at the perfect little wire cup I found
to hold them!

I had three sizes of prints available:
8"x10"s, 5"x7"s, and framable greeting cards...
And I came home with fewer than I went with -- yay!

A good friend from my church
talked me into going in the first place.
Here are our tables together...
Thanks, Barbara!

Barbara bought a cabbage from one of the famers
and did a little painting of it at the market;
here I am, pretending to give her some pointers...
...but as you can see, she doesn't need any!

...good times...
...that's Barbara's excellent oil painting
of a lemon on an antique tablecloth.
So talented!
...one farmer was selling green eggs, but no ham...
...and this is next on my project list...
Barbara had the cutest little pochade box
she had made from an old cigar box.
A pill box holds paints,
tiny bottles hold medium and turpenoid,
shelf brackets slide in and out for brush holders,
a special little nut installed in the bottom attaches it to a camera tripod,
the lid props up to hold a canvas,
and a tiny little acrylic palette holds your paint!
Everything you need for painting,
conveniently stored in a tiny little box!
I think I'll make two...
One for watercolors and one for oils...
So I guess I'll be hitting the antique stores this week, and Lowe's!
You can find instructions
for making something similar here.
Hope you had a happy weekend as well!


Watercolor Wednesday

Just a little exercise I did in a class...

It looked so cool and refreshing

I wanted to share it with you.

Happy Wednesday!