Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Works in Progress

I've been planning on painting some canvases for Natalie's room for a while now. It took me a little while to decide what I wanted to do. She loves animals, so I decided on some jungle animals. I figured I could girly them up some. So after browsing the internet I got some ideas. I started 2 of them today. I don't have any gray paint, so I couldn't completely finish the zebra one, and then I had just enough time to start the monkey one. I can't take credit for the images, they are a combination/adaptation of several pictures I found surfing the net.

I'm pleased with them though because I had no idea I could even draw in a half way decent fashion. I've got to get a few other color paints so I can finish these and then I also plan to do an elephant and a giraffe. I hope to get them done this week.



I also have this fabric cut and ready to go for a diaper bag I'm planning to sew for Abigail. My lighting was bad, but the fabric is pink and brown.
While I was taking pics of the canvases, ms. Natalie had to be in on the action. This first pic of her was taken through the rails on one of my chairs. I sure wish the rails weren't in the way because she has the best expression on her face. Oh well it's still a cute picture!

18 comments:

Kimberly said...

You did a really great job on those paintings. You could do those and sell them. Those are also really cute pics of Little Miss Natalie! Have a great day!

Mike & Brianna said...

Those paintings are very nice! You did a great job drawing them out! Those pictures are cute, I just love her eyes!

Heather M. said...

Oh wow, those paintings are AWESOME! I wish I could do something like that!
Can't wait to see the finished diaper bag! :)

Cheryl Wray said...

You are SO very creative!!!!! And I just LOVE that first picture of Natalie. Too stinkin' cute!!!!

amydc said...

Great job on the canvas'. You little artist you!!!! :)
Hey, make sure that fabric matches!

Brenda said...

Well, Sister girl, you did not get that blessing from me. I need a ruler to draw a line. Grin But your Aunt Joycee and Aunt Glenna both are very artsie. You remember the one I got when Mammaw died? Aunt Joycee painted it and I think it was her first. I am MOST impressed! I love both of them. Do some more. Can't wait to see her room. She is a happy little girl. well most of the time. Grin Always happy to see new pictures. Rest up, its almost that Day.
Love ya, Mom

Vikki said...

Love the paintings and LOVE Natalie's eyes....she is just beautiful! We really need to get together one day. Hope you are feeling well! Hang in there.....

Mandy said...

I love your canvases. That zebra is too cute. I can't wait to see the finished project.

April said...

Cute canvases! We're gonna have to start charging usage fees for that bag pattern!! :)

Veronica said...

OMG!!! I love those paintings. Ethan has a jungle theme too...but shhhh. I cheated and bought some already finished canvases from Target. :)~

I love the layouts you made this weekend... :)

Michelle B said...

great paintings! yOu are like Elsie! Weird - I was just thinking about if I could paint a robot picture for Ethan's room. Maybe I will give it a try

Charin said...

Cute paintings! :) Love that picture of Natalie through the rails, she is adorable :)

Jude said...

the canvases are looking great!! Hope you are still feeling okay!

The Brown Klan said...

Very cute! Want to paint some of a train for Kendall's new room. Seriously you should start a business with all you do.

Jamie said...

Great job on the pictures.

Love those big eyes that Natalie has.

~Telah said...

Those canvases are gonna look awesome! Zoo animals was a great idea!

kelliandalan said...

Natalie looks so much like momma in these two pictures. Momma had those big eyes like that and she would give you the same look when she thought you said something stupid.

Jill Deiling said...

wow, i can never get over her big, beautiful eyes, shes so gorgeous!
i loove those paintings!! youre a great painter!