Friday, December 30, 2011

Favorites of 2011

I can't believe it is time to say goodbye to another year.  2011 has been such a fabulous year from graduating at The University of Alabama, my niece, Kayla, being born and bringing such joy to our family's lives, and the explosion of Doodlebug Art.   I can remember this time last year, I kept telling everyone how much I wanted to get this whole 'painting' thing going, really get it my creations out there, get my website going, and create a Facebook page.  I was so nervous to create my FB page, in fear that no one would 'Like' it..but look at it now - less than a year and I am so close to 200 fans!!

In order to end the year off right, I thought I'd take a moment to share with you my absolute favorite pieces of this year! Here they are!..












 





I can't wait to see what 2012 has in store for not only myself, but Doodlebug Art.  Hopefully some craft shows, maybe pieces in local shops! 
I want to thank all of you one last time this year for all of your love, support, & sweet comments!
Enjoy the last bit of 2011!




Wednesday, December 28, 2011

One Proud Lady

This post is dedicated to my most proud piece yet!  I have a {very} small collection of windows that I have had since the beginning of summer.  I had some ideas of what I wanted to do with them {thanks to Pinterest} but I still wanted to hold off to see if I could come up with the perfect idea.  I went to Home Depot yesterday to get some wood cut for some frames I am going to create for 2012 {which if you have visited my Facebook Page, you have already had a sneak peek}.  I got some different lengths cut and the creative wheels in my head started turning....





The pictures are 4x6's.  There is a long frame that is Chocolate Brown, a smaller frame that is Tiffany Blue, then PlexiGlass to protect the pictures.  I have one more window in this design, and a few windows that have 2 rows with 3 panes each that I am going to fix up!  {which I can't wait to see how they turn out!}

& just because ya'll are so awesome, here is a sneak peek of one of DBA's 2012 picture frame designs



Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

I just wanted to stop in and thank all of my Doodlebug Art fans!  I have to say that I pretty much have the most awesome fans out there!  I hope each and every one of you have a wonderful Christmas!!

Thank you for all of your love and support.  Christmas 2011 was such a great success and I love being able to create special pieces for you and your loved ones.  I hope they all enjoy their pieces just as much as I enjoyed creating them!!

Before I sign off , I've got 2 last pieces to share.  These pieces are going out to my family. 

As you all know, I have a new niece that was born in September.  I wanted to play around with this idea of using her footprint in an image. This was one of her gifts to her Mommy and Daddy..


This one is going out to my aunt - she has been wanting a Dots painting, but wanted to peace signs painted within them.  Can you find all of the peace signs?



And.... I just realized I haven't posted this piece yet, so why not now?  This is a 'Welcome' sign that I created for fun. I love the color palet - oranges, greys, and greens.  This piece is about the size of  a 10x20.  {It is still available!}



Once again, I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas full of love and cheer! :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Well Hot Dog!

Wait, what? I'm blogging?  That's right!  I didn't mean to abandon ya'll - writing a new post has been on my list of things to do for a few weeks now, but I think we all know by now that I do not like coming up with things to say, I'd rather just show my pictures! :)

So to make it short and sweet, I have been working on Christmas orders everyday now for the past couple of weeks, and I finally feel like I am getting somewhere with them.  My problem is I start one, then start another while that one is drying, then start another, then go back to the first, back and forth, back and forth, and back and forth.  Then by the end, I have 10 canvases with backgrounds painted, but nothing on them!  Anyways, my goal is to finish up orders this week because I will be out of town this weekend.  SO - if you ordered a Christmas order - be on the lookout for an email soon!  Okay, I feel out of breath just typing all of that so here is an update on some Christmas orders as well as a few newbies! 

First up - my all time favorite piece.  LOVE the colors!



This cute little 11x14 frame is going in a little girls pink and green room!



Crosses are such beautiful pieces - I think they look great hanging up anywhere!



This is one of the newbies.   It is a 12'' piece of wood, 2 inches thick so it stands up.  A coordinating piece of paper is glued on as well as a bulldog clip.  I think its a great piece, because you can change out the picture as often as you want with the clip!




This is another version of the clip on frame.  This time, I painted a curly 'K' for the baby's initial!




This is another newbie.  I think it is safe to say that this has been the year of burlap, and yes, I fell into the burlap obsession!  It is a cute little frame with a burlap bow attached at the top.  I plan on making some in pinks and blues that would look great in a baby's room!



Now for the last 2 paintings.  Who the heck doesn't love a personalized gift!?  Especially for those girly girls that love glitter, rhinestones, and PINK!



Last but not least, I think every family needs at least 1 personalized piece ;)



Well good grief, I didn't know I was THAT behind on catching you all up!!  Hopefully that won't happen again!

Merry Christmas!!!