Saturday, 14 February 2015

Owls on a Key Plaque

I love watching the birds on the feeders, I have lots of regular visitors and enjoy taking photo's of them, but I don't always get great pics, I take the photo's through the window so sometimes they can be blurry or the glass is full of raindrops.  The birds often fly in and out so quickly all I get is a blur of wings or a birdless feeder. Sometimes I'm lucky enough to get a decent shot, here are a couple of my daily visitors.....

Bluetit on the feeder

Robin Redbreast

While on the subject of birds, do you want to see one of my latest commissions?

Go on, you know you want to.....

This is it, it's a key plaque with 5 hooks, made for a family of five.

A Family of Owls

After a few emails and sketches done, we decided on this design, can you tell that my customer loves owls and rainbows?

5 Hooks for Keys

She's very pleased with it and I got some great feedback. I love this little the row of owls so decided to use it for a while as the banner on my Folksy Shop 

That's all from me for now, I'm linking up with ......

Happy Friday at  The Planet Penny Blog

Handmade Monday at Lucy Blossom 

Take care

Jan x

Sunday, 8 February 2015

When it Rains look for Rainbows, When it's Dark look for Stars

This is a great inspirational quote, and who doesn't like a colourful Rainbow or  twinkling Stars?

It can be displayed on a stand

It's a great little canvas to hang in a child's room or a nursery, can you see that I have continued the painting around the sides of the canvas?

Vibrant Rainbow Colours

The rainbow, clouds and raindrops have a sparkly shimmer, it's really difficult to catch the sparkle in the photo's, if you have any tips I'd love to know.


Another great quote, the stars on this painting are also sparkly.

It can be hung on a wall

Sparkling Silvery Stars

I have put these canvases in my Folksy Shop but don't forget that I can also do something similar on request, either BIGGER or smaller, I can paint these on paper, canvas or wood.

This post has been linked up to the linky party over at Lucy Blossom Crafts, I hope you can pop over too.

Jan x

Friday, 6 February 2015

Happy Friday with Friends & Blue Birds on a Heart

I popped over to a lovely blog full of wonderful colours and happy posts and thought I'd like to join in with the Planet Penny Happy Friday Link Up

 I love saying hi to friends when I'm out and about on my walk.....         


 Sometimes I feel close enough to wave to the pilot.....



 Watching the birds on the feeder..................


Painting Bluebirds on a Heart


 Wishing you all a Happy Week

Jan x

Sunday, 1 February 2015

A Garden Plaque for a Summer Lodge

Gosh it's a bit chilly outside, lots of the country has had snow and ice but we've just had a dusting of snow and lots of cold frosty mornings. I love the look of snow but I much prefer the warmer weather, so as a reminder of  the summer sunshine to come I thought I'd show one of my garden plaques.

My customer had done a google search for an outdoor plaque and came across one of my previous blog posts about this Garden Plaque Here.

She loved the design and commissioned this 'Summer Lodge' Plaque as a Christmas gift for a family member. Because I like all my Plaques to be slightly different and personal to each customer, I asked if she wanted me to incorporate a favourite flower, she chose a Sweet Pea.

A Summer Plaque

The Sweet Pea is such a pretty and delicate flower and looks lovely in the pinks and lilacs to match the rest of the painting. There's also grape hyacinth, daisies and butterflies as well as a couple of ladybirds and a little blue snail, I really enjoy adding all these little touches.  The plaque was finished off with a shimmer of sparkle and a few coats of exterior varnish. I'm sure that when it's hanging up at 'Summer Lodge' it will not only brighten up dull winter days but will look pretty in a garden full of spring and summer flowers.

Take care and stay warm, (unless you're in a hot climate, then keep cool)

Jan x

I'm linking this post over to Lucy Blossom Crafts Blog, I hope you can pop over to check out all the other craft blogs taking part in the link up.