Thursday, March 12, 2009

Pack up all my cares and woes....

I found another suitcase to paint on at one of my favorite resale shops! I couldn't wait to get home! I knew exactly what I was going to do with it. You have probably guessed that Terrye French is one of my favorite artists by now. Her pattern, "Simply Love" was the perfect choice. I painted the background color a gray-blue mix and then distressed and antiqued it to give it that well worn look. I love all the elements of this design, but that wooly sheep has won my heart! And what about Ms. Kitty and her locket? You have got to love a cat that is so well dressed! Wouldn't this be a great place to keep old pictures, music books or vintage linens? Time to look for another suitcase. I already have a plan for it when it comes my way.

12 comments:

Marilyn said...

How beautiful! I just Love anything Kitty!!
I have a suitcase I painted last year & I keep my Grandmothers & Mother's Vintage linens in it!
Don't ya' just love suitcases??
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Country Whispers said...

I love your paintings. They are all beautiful. I think it would be awesome to have the ability to paint like that. I do not have that ability so I must admire other's talents.

The Pink Bird House said...

What a beautiful blog you have!! And your crafts are just lovely. I especially love the painted baby shoes. I used to collect baby shoes also, the smaller the better! So nice to know that others love things like that too.
And that recipe for scallops, I copied that down right away, it sounds so delicious. We don't often get them here in Germany, too far from the coast I guess, but I never fail to order sea scallops when I visit NJ every year or so! Yummy!! thanks for dropping by my blog, it is always so nice to see a new face there!

Dani said...

OH My! I definitely Love this one!
I love painted suitcases!! This one is beautiful!

Hugs
Dani

Lavender Dreamer said...

How precious! I wish I had the talent to paint! You are so creative!

Diane said...

Another totally precious suitcase!
I'm loving the swirly, textured background. You definitely know how to combine elements to their best advantage.
Diane

Buttercup said...

Your blog and your paintings are prettier each time I'm here. Love the welcome picture!

Barb said...

Hi,
I just came over from Diane's.
(Diane Knott's Musings)

Love you suitcase!! And, yes the sheep, woolly, and too cute!

I'm going to see more of your wonderful site now.

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

Penny @ Miss Pootsie's Primitives said...

Well, hello! I was thrilled to find you and your blog! I saw that you had signed up to 'follow' my simple little blog and just had to check your's out. It is amazing!
Your painting ability is astounding and quite inspiring. I love to paint, watercolor, acrylics, folk, landscapes, etc.... but just don't seem to find time to do it anymore.
Thank you for coming by to peek at my blog. I will definitely be back to read yours and savor the beauty! Blessings, Penny
Miss Pootsie's Primitives

Lisa Gatz said...

Your work is so fun and extremely beautiful besides!

Diane said...

Martha, I can't wait to receive my little secretary cabinet! I only found your blog a couple of weeks ago and am so happy I did and happy that others have found you through mine.
Your work deserves recognition.
Diane :-)

cackleblossums said...

OHHH..I love to store things in suitcases...

Yours are just The Best Mz Martha!!!