Friday, January 30, 2009

Sorting Through My Snow Days













This winter we have either had extreme cold or a lot of snow. Instead of wasting the utilities I put a sign on my antique mall door that I am open by phone calls. It has been 3 days so far. The weather is horrible for business but great for sorting and cleaning out.
I was really excited because I found some of my old art work! It had been missing for quite some time. I put them up so they would be safe~they were so safe I couldn't find them, lol.
I decided to play show and tell. These were all done years ago~back then I didn't really appreciate my work. I do now that I am older, even if they aren't perfect there was a lot of time involved. The china painted pieces won awards and so did still life water color. The drawing of the little girl was a self portrait~you know when you have to take an old photo then draw yourself? It was a trip down memory lane for me. Maybe I will paint and draw again someday......
























Don't forget about Friday Flea Market
I added some cute vintage Valentine's!
~~Have a wonderful weekend!~~
M

23 comments:

Denise said...

Beautiful ! YOu should take up the brush again...... I love the Santa! Just love it....... girl you have a talent......... Thanks for sharing.... With my brother being an artist I am very interested in any art of any kind............

good work girl........

Cottage Contessa said...

Hi sweetie! Wow those paintings are awesome, you are very talented! I agree with Denise that you should take up the brush again! Hey Michelle, if you can spare a little of your cold weather, send it my way ok? It's stinking hot here! Have a lovely weekend!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

BittersweetPunkin said...

oooh so pretty!!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs,
Robin

Casii said...

Wow, you are a woman of incredible talent! I can't believe you put those away. Leave 'em out!

Jean Tuthill said...

Your artwork is beautiful! I am so in awe of artists that can get it from the brain to the canvas. I love to paint but I have to have it predrawn by some one else first. You should do more painting now to see how it compares to your previous work. I love it all.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Wonderful work!! You should def pick up your paints again.
:)

Linda said...

Michelle, you are so talented...your art is just wonderful. I love the self portrait....I hope you start painting again, you have a gift...hugs, LInda

IsabellasCloset said...

Michelle, Oh my gosh.. What FABULOUS art work! You are so talented.. I've awlays dreamed of being an Artist, but I do not have God given talent like you.. You must be so proud of your work. I LOVE it!! Thanks for showing it to us.
Hugs ~Mary~ :-}

Dee Light said...

You realy are talented. I just love the self portrate!

Margaret Cloud said...

I always like to come to your blog site, it is always lovely, I especially like the art work, you should take up the brush again, like Denise said.

Linda said...

Super Bowl Sunday was fun. I like the new pictures on your sidebar. All the Valentines are so pretty...I'm just starting a little card collection..I think they are the sweetest. Hugs, Linda

FarmHouse Style said...

Girl, you have MAD painting/drawing skills!!! You are extremely talented:-) Loved the self portrait.

Hope you are staying warm.
Rhonda

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh you are so talented! I adore the little girl picture :)

Hugs,
Dena

Sugar and Spice Art Confections said...

Michelle~ Beautiful work! Yes, you should take up the brush again! Thank you for stopping by my blog! You are my first blog follower! YAY!!! I wish I could be there right now to browse your store! I miss it so much!
Rebecca

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

My goodness Michelle....you are so talented. Sorry you can't keep the mall open but it looks like it does have it's silver lining with your "finds". I did find some great stuff while treasure hunting this past weekend. I rarely buy for myself anymore but I ran across a great old window iron piece with a cathedral feel. I didn't buy it but when I got home I called them and ask them to please hold for me. I hope to go back and pick up this weekend if the weather is good. It will go in my foyer. Stay warm and safe. xo Lynn

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Michelle

Oh that sounds like me hiding something away for safe keeping --but some things I never find again..ugh..
well you are a wonderful artist..love your works(:)
hugs, Patty

Jean said...

My gosh, you are a very talented artist. WOW! Don't hide away your beautiful artwork and thanks for letting us enjoy them too. Hope some warm air heads your way soon.
Jean in Virginia

Michelle said...

Wow! You are very talented.. You should pick up that brush again..

Michelle

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Oh my, what a delight to find your blog! I surfed over from The Vintage Nest whom I have been following for awhile.
Your blog is absolutely delightful. Your creative abilities are awesome. I am so eager to get my etsy goodies from you :-).
Cheers, Lucy

Joy said...

What a great artist you are. I love the self portrait of you as a girl and that cat looks like our little black cat at home. I bet you are glad to have found them.

Counting Your Blessings said...

Oh my word. I cannot believe that you are not painting and drawing now. Those were incredible. You have amazing talent and should definitely take it up again. The things you could create....wow. -Mr Blessings

robin dudley-howes said...

oh my gosh i love your blog!!!
very inspirational! come on over to my nest when you have a moment.
robin

Kathie Truitt said...

I am impressed - especially by your self-portrait. You are incredibly talented and this is just something you MUST make time for. I know you're busy, but your artwork is a God-given talent.

I guess I'm so emphatic about this, because everyone - and I mean everyone in my family can draw and paint - except for me (and Dad). And I really, really wish that I could.