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Friday, July 29, 2011

More Hand Painted Treasure For Our Up-Coming Show


  First I would like to thank each and every one of you who commented on my handpainted chair in the last post. I was truly overwhelmed by your responses! I have been very busy getting more things ready and seem to be in a "Marie Antoinette mood" ( as my other artist friends would say) with colors and design. Here is a little cabinet I just finished and now I'm off to start a side table.Have a wonderful weekend! XO Christie

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I Had This Crazy Idea Buzzing Around in My Head That Would Not Go Away!






















  So I just had to do it!
 I had an old chair sitting in my garage that I bought last year to re-upholster for my home.Well I decided that it wasn't going to work for me after all, and its been sitting taking up space in the garage for quite a while. As I have been thinking of things to put artwork on for the next show, it hit me! What if I paint the whole chair, everything, the wood and the fabric? What do I have to loose? I got the vision to do oversized flowers on it, don't know why but I thought why not? something different and fun! So I began... it took 2 days to paint the whole thing creamy white, the fabric became like a canvas texture, and then another 2 days to do the artwork. I had so much fun doing this  that I want to do another :) !!! XO Christie

 P.S. I'm linking up to Saturday Show Off at  maleviksrosentradgard.blogspot.com























The chair as found.
























The chair after two coats of paint.


And the finished chair!!!























Monday, July 18, 2011

Another Special Thank you For a Special Lady!

















   This "thank you" goes out to a very special lady named Patti. She has been buying my art for a while and just recently started coming to my rose painting classes. It has been so nice getting to know her a little better, not only as a customer and student but as a friend. After our last class together was over she wanted to let me know how much my new oil painting  "Spring Bliss" meant to her and that she wanted to purchase the original. She said it represented all of her hopes and dreams of family life, and that the two eggs in the nest were symbolic of her children. I was so excited and shared with her that I had been praying about a very important business descision, and this purchase would give me the money needed to put towards it. Isn't it funny how things work out! So thankyou again sweet Patti, and I hope the painting brings you lots of peace and joy! XO Christie

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I would Like To Give A "BIG" Thank You To 2 of My Favorite Magazines!

First of all I would like to say that I am so honored to be published, I am tickled and surprized each time there is an interest in me and my art!
  So a big thanks goes out to Romantic Country who did a follow-up story on me and my move from the beach to the country and what new things I have got going on out in Fallbrook.

























  And Secondly as most of you know my SIL Rita Reade of Mammabellarte and I started a little Marketplace in my yard 1 1/2 years ago at my home in the country. It was started to give us and our  friends a place to continue to sell our creative and vintage wares every 3 months and help boost our sales in a hard economy. Well , much to our surprize we outgrew my home the first year and moved our little show out to Rainbow just south of Temecula to a wonderful country park to let it grow. And boy is it growing!!!
  So my next big "THANK YOU" goes to Romantic Homes magazine for including "The Vintage Marketplace" at "The Oaks" in there list of  TOP 50 fleamarkets in the U.S.!!! We are #10 on the list in the California section.























you can follow us on The Vintage Marketplace FB page!
XO Christie