Sunday, December 11

A Little Art for Christmas

I love making things for my family at Christmas time. I love that they are more than willing to test my creativity. They are the ones who help me decide if something will be comfortable enough, practical enough, pretty enough, and enjoyed enough to be sold in my shop...

Here's a peek at what I'm working on for my mom this Christmas. 
She will soon be converting a corner of the basement into a cozy little study library, and she asked me to do some artwork for a special frame she owns and hopes to hang. The frame is made out of wood from her parent's old barn and has an awesome rustic appearance. How could I resist?...Photobucket
This is my artwork. It's still an unfinished product but isn't it fun to see the progression and flourish of colors I keep adding? I'm using black ink for outlining, and colored pencil to fill in. These of course are photos of the actual drawing, but I'm loving how it's turning out. 

How is your Christmas gifting coming along?

p.s. Dad, don't let mom see this until AFTER Christmas!


  1. Looking great!

    I'm woefully behind on gathering my Christmas gifts. Luckily, I'm not too worried yet. I have time once I get back to Texas to handle family gifts and have gifts for my friends all sorted out in my head once I get back into town. I figure freaking out doesn't help, right? :-)

  2. I love it, Courtney! You have a great eye for color and your drawing is full of whimsy. Keep it up!

  3. how gorgeous courtney! i love handmade gifts :-)

  4. That is so cute! I'm so impressed!

  5. courtney. this is AMAZING!! i'm so impressed by your artwork. so beautiful. and the p.s. is quite funny.(:
    p.s. thank you for your words on my mr. willie post!!

  6. This is so great! I'm sure your mom will be happy to see it :). It must be so cool to have many artistic skills!

    Hope you're having a great week! :D

  7. Your mom is going to love this art work. You are very talented! Cute blog btw, Can't wait to read more!

    Xoxo, Mary from ♥ ♥

  8. You are a doll!
    And I completely agree. : )

    I Love this! AGain- you have inspired me!!
    You are a fantastic artist! Very talented, there is no greater gift than one that comes from the heart.
    How truly blessed your family must be.


  9. What a neat idea! I love it! I wish I had more time to be creative this holiday season! I painted a picture for my mom and dad one year, but haven't have much time since then! I need to get back into my painting. I desperately miss it! I'm hoping to pick it back up this summer!

    - Elle @ Barefoot and Beautiful


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