Saturday, November 14, 2009

HERE I AM!!!!!

Oh, my friend Diane had it right when she said I must be up to my elbows in painting... I have indeed been a busy girl in my studio and simply loving every minute I spend there. The sawdust has been flying and brushes working their magic as the holidays approach. As many of you know, I simply love finding unusual things to paint on so I decided to share a few with you.

One of my most recent pieces is this beautiful doll trunk that I "altered" with a page from an antique hymnal, one of my little wooden angels and some of my saltbox houses painted on the bottom. I think it would be a great place to store all your Christmas cards and stamps, don't you?

Another great find was this antique saw. I have only painted another saw and it was one my dear father-in-law had used over 60 years ago. I decided it would be a fabulous gift for my dearest and so painted the family farm on the blade. The saw pictured here was the perfect piece for me to try out my new snowman pattern. I am most happy with it and thrilled that my sweet friend, Natalie, is going to use it in her beautiful prim home. You might remember that I featured her in one of my older posts...

I have saved the most unusual piece for last! These bellows are just huge and so lovely. They, according to the antique seller, were used on a farm years and years ago. I painted my new design for a Father Frost on this amazing piece of Americana and couldn't be happier with the outcome.
So, dear blogging friends, I am off to paint a bit more. The clock is ticking and I have to get busy. My warmest regards go out to all of you!


Anonymous said...

Well, it's about time your surfaced!! I was about to send out a search party for you.... LOL!!
I think your newly painted treasures are amazing!! You are such a talent my Dear Friend!!
Have a Wonderful Weekend & don't wait so long next time!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I knew you were busy with the holidays coming up fast! Love the little doll trunk! Just the cutest!

Barbara Jean said...

all are so wonderful!!
Nice change on the old saw to see a snowman after all the years we did scenes on them =0))


Barbara jean

Anonymous said...

Martha, just what I expected! Beauteous things again! Love the bellows! Clever girl! I'll bet you have a great stash of objects to paint hidden away in your garage! ;-)

I Play Outside The Box said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome!!

Did I ever tell you I think your ideas are awesome? Well, they are!!

natfrack11 said...

Hey Martha--its Natalie I made a blog :)

Anonymous said...

Everytime I come to your blog a great sense of peace just washes over me...a cup of warm coco and you sharing your newest creations all with written word...
PCB Tester

Boo-Bah said...

Every single thing you showed is just beautiful. You are so blessed to be able to create as you do.


Apple Tree Cottage said...

Bless your hearts... you are the sweetest people in blogland and that is for sure!