Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Tracy Verdugo's Happy Artwork









“What I really, really want is to paint the world in rainbows of possibility” - Tracy Verdugo.

Tracy Verdugo is an artist and a painter from a small village on the shores of Jervis Bay, Australia. She makes mixed media paintings that are chock full of colors, textures and patterns. Her work is inspired by her travels in Mexico and inherent beauty in everyday life. Tracy has participated in numerous solo exhibitions and her work is in collections both in Australia and worldwide. She runs an e-course called "Paint Mojo" with self-paced and downloadable classes. You can find more information on the course and view more of her work on her website.

Have a wonderful thanksgiving! I am grateful for you all and your support all these years. Thank you :)
Shivani

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

10 Fabulous Christmas Cards 2017












Like many of you, I too really enjoy the tradition of holiday cards. In fact, there is nothing that makes me more happy than receiving a hand written note during holidays. I am always amazed at seeing so many fun and fresh designs every year that are sure to bring joy to the recipient, I know they will to me :)

Here're some of the fabulous cards from around the world wide web. I hope you can find something that you send to your loved ones.

Monday, November 20, 2017

12 Handmade Ornaments on Etsy You Need



Good Morning! Christmas is just around the corner. It's that time of the year when we are thinking about many things from decorating the house and buying gifts to preparing for the holiday dinner to making the last minute desserts. It may sound overwhelming but if we plan things and accomplish them one by one we can have a stress-free holidays.

Let's start with the Christmas tree ornaments. If you already have the Christmas tree or thinking of getting one then you would soon need ornaments to decorate it with. I have picked out 12 of my favorite ornaments handmade by crafty people on Etsy. No better time than holidays to support artists and their work, right. So pick one or more owl ornaments for yourself or to send as a gift to your mom. 

Row 1
Wooden owl decoration by Nika Ethnica
Personalized owl ornament by Rylee and Ink
Hand-painted owl ornament by Slumber Monkey

Row 2
Woodcut ornament by Wood Notions
Engraved ornament by Glass Goddess
Little felted owl by Woolen Tenderness

Row 3
Needle felt ornament by Cozy Mil
Owl ball hanging ornament by Savage Artworks
Geometric ornament by Modern Savage Design

Row 4
Owl bauble by Kelly Duncan
Decoupage style owl ornament by Eve Deep Green
Needle felted owl bauble by Crafts2Cherish

Friday, November 17, 2017

How to Make Animal Theme Donuts


Make these little guys...

...with only a handful of ingredients.


The animal donuts are perfect to make for a baby shower, birthday party or Easter. You can find the simplest instructions on how to decorate the store bought donuts (when you are short on time) and turn them into owl, bear, rabbit and nest with eggs, here.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Christmas Cards With Papercut Illustrations






Chau Art by Chau Nguyen is a paper boutique that offers uniquely handcrafted cards and stationery. Chau hand-draws and hand cuts all her designs before they get laser cut on high quality paper in Oxford, UK. The holiday card collection features woodland animals and birds cut into snow white paper against a classic red that makes the beautiful silhouette stand out. The cards double as an ornament that you can just pop out to decorate with. Available to purchase individually or as a set from her online store here.