Saturday, February 26, 2011

keeping my promise.

hello friends!
so far this week i have kept my promise to myself .
not only did i do the four pieces a week i challenged myself to do,
but i did an extra too!

so, the first three pieces were the commissioned piece i did for a spooky time jingles fan and the two "vintage confections" below. but then i also completed these fun houses.

i'm combining my love of books with my obsession of all things home.
each house has an author or literary subject.
see the one in the back?
yes, colin firth is peeking out of his window at pemberly!

i bought these horrible country houses at the Goodwill store for $1.00 each.
i have 5 left so you'll just have to stop back to see who else gets a
vintage sister cottage.

my exciting news for this week is that i am applying to a local art gallery.
this is the next big step for me and i'm excited, nervous, a little terrified.
it's a cute little gallery in the mill race village of mount holly, nj.
mill race village is this charming little nook in town and has lots of cute shops, all in historic buildings.
here is the link to the gallery,
and to the village itself, just in case you're in the area and looking for something to do.

i'll keep you informed as to whether or not i'm accepted.
keep your fingers crossed!


bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

These are just adorable! I love them, and all your art.

Sandra said...

Oh, dear Colin! These are fabulous!

Cris said...

Oh how cute! What a great idea for those stenciled uglies. They remind me of a book I read recently called American Bloomsbury about several authors who lived near each other somewhere in New England. -Emerson, Alcott, Thoreau, Hawthorne. They all sort of mooched of off Emerson. It was kind of interesting how they competed with one another.
I'm going to visit that gallery now--good luck!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Micki Wilde said...

Love the houses they are adorable, and you can't really go wrong with a bit of Colin as far as i'm concerned ;)

My fingers and everything else I can cross are crossed for you sweetie, I hope you get what you want with the gallery.


Micki x

Artfulife said...

Oh my gosh! I love all of your new stuff (all your old stuff too ;)

Julie said...

These are awesome! I am sure you will be accepted at the gallery, your work is amazing, but I will keep my toes and eyes crossed! :)

Indigo Wings said...

Adorable houses!Good luck with the gallery--that is exciting!

CourtneyP said...

Hoooray! They would be just fools if they did not accept you!!!

gbloom studio said...

What a great idea! I love them!

joanna said...

I love how you transformed the little houses (and your cupcake painting in the previous post!