01 February 2006

where's my beret?

I've got a couple art project ideas churning inside my head right now and I'm so excited! One is for my kitchen - a huge painting of dragonflies. Another is going to go up in the new nursery. When the crib bedding arrrives, I'll draw on it for inspiration. And last is for my friend's bathroom - a watercolor of a rubber ducky.


Art serves so many purposes for me. I took lessons every summer at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, but never considered it one of my fortes. It's just something I love to do and as I have a tremendous appreciation for art, it's an outlet I am grateful to have pursued. And thankfully, it is a love I have passed on to my very talented daughter (see below)!

Here is something I made for my mil one Christmas...


And something I gave away as a house warming gift...

I have mused about turning this into a side business - maybe painting children's furniture since doesn't require a lot of perfected skill, just a good imagination and creativity. It's alluring to me to maybe to do something totally different like this, and totally unexpected as I've been a performer all my life. Here are some projects I've had fun with...
~I painted this bureau for my sil's first baby's room


~these hang in my kids' bathroom

***The watercolor of dogs at the very top is hanging in Drew's room. Obviously it belongs down here, but it just wouldn't cooperate with me, lol.

6 comments:

Rachelle said...

Love the pics! Talented artists in your family!

ShelahBooksIt said...

very fun paintings!

smartmama said...

PAINT ON!!

Linsey said...

Very good, I always wished that I could paint.

Zoe said...

Lei! I am so excited that you started a blog!!!! Ohhh, I know that I am going to love reading it and that it will make it easier for me to know what is going on with your days. Like the fact that you were BLEEDING!!!!! HELLO!!! You forgot to mention that to me!! I am so happy to hear that everything is okay but that is scary. I am so happy that baby Sasha (he he) is growing healthy and strong! I love you girl!

Love the pictures too!

Bye!! Zoe

An Ordinary Mom said...

You are something else! I stumbled upon this old post (Bloglines sent it to me as a "new" post.) and I am glad I did. You are remarkably talented. I would love to own some of your artwork :) !!