Hi everyone!! I hope everyone is doing well. My Brian asked me to keep working—that it would help him if I kept myself busy. Soooo…I have tried my best. I just sprayed (clearcoated) a batch of work this morning. I thought you may be interested in seeing the progression of my work. Here we go….both patterns are by Terrye French……………

Raw wood, just starting to paint…..


notice the masking tape? I use 2-3 rolls per week—FOREVER buying more!!


Painting is finished..notice how light the pumpkins are. I hope you can tell the difference from the next one.


Whoops! Not as clear of a photo…this is after antiquing and clearcoating. Now the chairs…..before….


before antiquing…….              100_0985now after and clearcoated.

                                                   100_0993I think here you can see the difference.I’m REALLY happy how they all came out. The antiquing gives a really beautiful richness to them and the clearcoat makes the colors pop as well as protects the piece. Here are a couple of peeks at what I am working on now…

                                                  100_0988a snowman design…yes,snowman—I start selling winter/Christmas with my very first show of the year!!  By the time Christmas comes around I am sorta sick of seeing the chubby guy in the red suit!!………………………………….100_09892 more chairs……and

                                                  100_0991plates, a peek at the pattern, and a cheesebox. This is a very large batch—16 pieces-usually I don’t do that many at a time of a published pattern because it takes FOREVER!!!  I try to use the same pattern on a wide variety of sizes , shapes, and odd pieces. You have to be prepared because you never know what size your customers will be looking for. It is snowing today and very cold so I am going to paint all day and start to get things ready for Brian’s appointment on Monday.Thank you all so very much for your support. We all really appreciate it. Have a happy day!–Jan


3 comments on “Photopalooza!!!!!

  1. Janet says:

    Wow! Jan, everything looks so great. 🙂

    You sure have been busy. All I am busy with now is Saturday house cleaning. Woohoo! lol

    Praying for all to go well on Monday. Let me know ok?

    All of you take care, Janet W ((((BIG HUGS))))

  2. Sheila says:

    Hi Jan!
    Glad you’re keeping yourself busy. Love that Autumn sign! Those colors are my favorite. I need to find where I can get more of your work.
    Keeping you and your Brian in my prayers.
    Keep us posted.

  3. Cindy says:

    Hi Jan,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. It seems that we have something in common…I’ve been doing shows for 28 years. I used to do 10 to 15 a year, but now I only do 2 really bigs one…one Fall show and one Christmas show. Your work is wonderful!!
    Will be keeping all of you in my prayers.

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