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I LOVE to design and to paint whimsical items that will put a smile on your face. Each day I share my simple life with you as I try to encourage, to inspire and sometimes JUST to make you smile as I recount my life growing up on a dairy farm! I've never had many material items in my life, BUT I have been blessed beyond words with love and encouragement from WONDERFUL Parents who instilled in me WHAT was important. I have had EVERYTHING that I needed and WAY too much of what I wanted. I am slowly learning to be a better person each day through my interactions with my friends on Facebook. Some day I hope to be as good as people seem to THINK I am! I am BLESSED! Welcome to my little corner of the world...Please stop by and visit often!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Tole Town Trick or Treat

The winner of the Bat Pumpkin Painting is

Lisa Paints

Thanks for playing! 😁😂🤣

Trick or Treat 
You Decide!

Welcome to my little corner
 of the world,
My little pretties
cue: evil laugh

Good things come in 3's 

Number 1

I have over 100 patterns 
and 100 finished items 
in my etsy store.

Number 2

A fun and new pattern
Created just for YOU
It is too cute to make you go BOO! 

Number 3

Leave a comment below of your favorite Halloween Candy to be entered to win the bat pumpkin featured in the above pattern.

Remember that I will need to find you if you win, so check back here on November 3rd to see if you won!

Happy Halloween
October is the BESTEST!

Thanks for stopping by.
I am simply blessed to create~charlotte♡

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Classic Halloween Club

I told you I would show what I did with much of my time this summer.

Here it is.

I  joined the Amy Mogish
Classic Halloween Club. 

We got 3 ornaments each month for 4 months. 

 I am not going to lie to you.

I joined, simply to support a friend.

I think that is important to do.

So, to be honest again, I loved them so much that I ordered a second set to paint!

I painted a set to give to a Friend for her birthday.

She bought the trees for us, so I decided to be nice and paint the other two sets for her!

I am pretty good about duplicating the style of another painter, but, I was having a tough time duplicating the style of Amy.

She definitely has her own style.
That is a good thing! Lol

I could not get my Soft Blacks,  Graphites, Lamp Blacks, Neutral Grey, Slate Greys...to show against each other--whew!

Amy did a video on her blog, and, finally, I saw the LIGHT  (of all the dark)

I soon started to kid Amy about joining the "dark side".

 I wanted to make certain that she knew I was joking, and in no way, was being mean spirited.

I often hurt people's feelings with my joking.
I am working hard to stop doing that.

I am so glad that I joined the club.
She gave us the patterns for the fronts.
We painted the "back sides" as we wished.
I have NEVER had my "back side" talked about so much in a very long time! 

I find myself putting her style into my work.

I am also happy that I have gotten a chance to love Amy.

We are now, connected through heART!

oh, and our friend, Sheila Landry, did an amazing job providing us with the surfaces.

I feel that I have, once again, grown as an Artist, by stretching my boundaries and learning some new techniques.

This is one to add to your list.

The project will be available at Club prices until June 2018
I can't wait until the next Club!

I am simply blessed to create~charlotte♡

Friday, October 13, 2017

Make a Wish

I thought it would be fun to share
 how I created a dandelion.

I  always think of my friend, Cheryl!

All of the products are by Decoart.

I based a 4 inch wooden canvas
 Lamp Black

I used my favorite dry wall 
tape as a stencil.

I added Indian Turquoise, Antique White, and Foliage Green. 

I didn't clean my stencil brush out between colors. 
It helped create other colors. 
Turn the tape different directions.

This is NOT an OCD-friendly project.🙄😕

Oh, lookie, a friend came to help me decorate for Halloween! 😁😂🤣

I then added circles with punchinello to add more interest.

I was using a small stencil brush, and look what I discovered.

It made a flower!

I  taped it off so you could see it.

How fun is this! 

I added squiggly lines of Lemonade, Foliage Green, and Plantation pine.

I drew a circle to show you where my dandelion would be.

I lightly stippled the circle with 
Titanium White.

I added lines of Foliage Green and Plantation Pine.

Public service Announcement: buy a good 18/0 liner! It makes all the difference in the quality of your linework! Even with quick and simple projects!

Small dots of Lamp Black were added to the center with a stylus.

Next Marigold dots were added--just a few.

Titanium White Dots were added with a large stylus, keeping them various sizes, and, yes, randomly placed.

Finish with just a few tiny Lamp Black Dots.

How easy was that?!

I added the word WISH with a Decoart Americana Stencil.

I shaded around the edges with my favorite Payne's Grey.

Of course, I had to make a domino, too...

AND a 3 inch canvas, too!

My goodness, this was really fun.

I KNOW you can do this.

Please share if you do.

Let's go out and paint wishes! 😚😊🙄

I am simply blessed to create~charlotte♡