Thursday, November 20, 2014

Friday Finds and Paint Party Friday

It finally started to rain here - such bliss!! One storm after the other are chasing through the state and they are all dumping quite some rain on the dried out ground. It is such a relief, and I hope that over the winter months there will be more rain so our reservoirs will fill up again.

While looking out of the window, I was amazed how beautiful my small Japanese maple in the backyard looks. In this grey and wet weather - and against the dark fence - the color of the leaves really pops. A wonderful find for this week.


Apart from that the week has been busy - in less than 10 days I'll have my first holiday fair of the season and I'm still in full creative mode. There are two new paintings:

 Snowman Family on 6x6 wood panel

Mixed media on 8x8 canvas board

I've also made a few more ornaments from the leftover redwood of our picket fence.

Christmas Cat and Christmas Owl

For the holiday boutique in Ukiah we were asked to donate one item for the silent auction. This little owl mixed media painting on a 5x5 canvas is mine.


I'm linking to both Friday Finds and Paint Party Friday - perhaps you'd like to check them out.


27 comments:

Lynn Richards said...

Wishing you much luck in all your endeavors!!!!!

BrownPaperBunny said...

Oh my gosh, the little family of snowmen are too cute for words!! Happy PPF!

Marji said...

The Holiday paintings are wonderful. I was just planning this year's Christmas cards - you are way ahead of me!!

Elephant's Child said...

I am LOVING your creativity. And so very glad that you have got some long awaited rain.
I was once told that you can keep things alive (just) by watering them, but if you want them to grow you need rain. And think there is some truth to it.
And I love the scent of rain-washed air.

Valerie-Jael said...

Love the photo of your maple, and your creations are all wonderful. Good luck with the holiday fairs! Hugs, Valerie

girl friday said...

What a fun collection you have created this week.
And so delightfully different from the usual Xmas trends.

Karen Maggio said...

How fun Carola! Good luck at the Holiday Art fair.

coco.nut said...

very nice paintings and the tree looks beautiful!
happy PPF!

The Greenockian said...

Love the little owl!

Fuzzie Fingers said...

All of your projects look fabulous.

Faye said...

Your snow person family is so adorable. I love the way you did the shadows so perfectly. And the ornaments are great too. Time for me to get in high gear doing for Christmas, I guess.

Karen S. said...

What a delightful post.

Barbara said...

Northern CA was my home for almost 40 years and oh yes CA really needs rain. Now that I am in the desert, rain is just pure heaven here. Love the little maple.

Linda Kunsman said...

Love the way that red maple pops off the background. Your art projects are just fantastic-I'm sure you will sell them all!

Michelle B said...

So glad you are getting rain. The red leaves look so vibrant next to the fence. Beautiful!

Ariel said...

You have got so many lovely projects. Your snowmen art look awesome.

Lyn said...

Love you Japanese maple, I think my red one is dead, I guess I'll know in the spring. It's a little too hot in the valley for them you have better weather for them. So glad for the rain also, it's about time. I love owls, your little guy is so cute.

Felicia said...

ooooo the first images is super gorgeous and I love your snowmen painting.

so glad you are getting rain, now as long as it just a gentle and not a pouring down rain.

Beverly said...

Very happy to hear you are getting much needed rain! I enjoy the smell of rain, and it is soothing if it is a gentle rain. Beautiful art work!! Love the owl!

Sarah Huizenga said...

We had a lovely Japanese Maple at our last house. I miss that tree. Your's is so pretty.

Abigail Davidson said...

Very cute paintings and style!

Sally H said...

A stunning photo and wonderful paintings, Carola! absolutely gorgeous!

Kokopelli said...

LOVE the snowmen! So cute! And aren't the colorful leaves great at this time of the year. Enjoying it very much here.

Kia said...

The red leaves look so gorgeous! :)
Lovely art works too, the Snowman Family is so pretty!
I wish I could send you some rain, here in Scotland we definitely get too much of it (about 11 months per year!), and my Italian blood misses the sun so much. Enjoy the weekend.

Christine said...

beautiful photo and lovely work this week!

Marie said...

Nice work! Wishing you luck at your fair. LOVE that Japanese maple against the dark grey of the fence!

Magic Love Crow said...

I love all your new pieces of art! They are so cute and special!