Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New Paintings and Out and About

Hello there! I wanted to show you a couple of new paintings I finished up this weekend. Above is "A Quiet Little Place". I have been in a very Jane Austen-y kind of mood lately and wanted to paint a little lady with an empire waist dress enjoying some tea and cookies. I added some vintage sheet music text, reading "I know a little place, A quiet little place". I often wish I lived in a Jane Austen book, life just seems so pleasant and calm for her characters :)
I also did a little Snow White. Her vintage text reads "She wants a cottage full of cute little things". I thought that was appropriate for her!
I also got out and about quite a bit this weekend. I had a lovely girl's day with my mom on Saturday and we had a lot of fun. She got me many fun treats, including some canvases, a couple new paint colors and the lovely new issue of Artful Blogging magazine. She is the best! :) She has always been very encouraging of my artwork. I also went downtown with Daniel yesterday, as he had the day off. One of our favorite places to get breakfast is at the Cup Cafe in the historic Hotel Congress, as a once in a while treat.

I got a yummy spinach, avocado and cheddar omelette. Mmm, I'm getting hungry again...

They also have a lovely dessert case, including a divine caramel cake, but alas I had to skip it this time.

We also like frequenting a little store called Pop Cycle, which makes lovely handmade artwork and goods from recycled materials. I love the sign, isn't it cute? I always leave feeling inspired.

Well I had better get back to work, I hope that you are having a lovely day and I will see you soon! :)


  1. I love your new paintings! They are so sweet and whimsical. I hope you have a great weekend! : )

  2. We love your paintings and all your posts! They always liven up our spirits. Can't wait to see what you do next! Happy Valentine's Day!