Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Feeling a Bit like Christmas!!

Snowflakes and snowmen, little bottle brush trees, burlap and twine...Christmas is all wrapped up in these! The last few months have just flown by and now that we are just weeks away from the Holiday, I have been busy painting and creating to fill my boutique at the Plaid Peacock in Roanoke. Have you had a chance to go there yet? It is a charming little town, not far down Hwy 114 past Southlake and Grapevine...just watch for the water tower that says Roanoke. Once you turn on Oak St., you will be amazed at what they have done to this downtown area!

It is filled with shops and restaurants galore! It is the perfect place to spend an afternoon with your girlfriends or family. Located at 206 N. Oak St. you will find the Plaid Peacock. Once you step inside those amazing stained glass doors, you will find the most wonderful boutiques to shop for all your gift giving needs...and I am sure you will find a few things for yourself as well! In the back right hand corner of the building is the P'Arty Place, a creative arts studio, where you can sign up for all sorts of fun classes. Ann Denise Anderson is the proprietor of P'arty Place, she has a creative mind that just does not stop! She decorates the studio for every occasion and has some really fun Mix and Mingle events on Saturday nights if you want to come and share some laughs and gourmet treats while she teaches you how to make a little creative magic! Check out her website for all the details...she also hosts creative parties for adults and kids...craft camps, and art classes for other local artist that teach. I am teaching there this Saturday to a group of little girls for a "Cookies and Cocoa Class" where twenty little girls will get to create their very own little Holiday canvas and embellish it with a little bling! Then on Sunday, I am teaching another class for adults that is a little canvas with a whimsical flair. My boutique in the Plaid Peacock is filled to overflowing with lots of Holiday art and creative decor! I have included some pictures here to show some of the paintings both big and small, and some of the little goodies that you can pick up for a great price just in time to give as treats to your friends, teachers and neighbors. Every week, I add new creations and vintage inspired decor you will want to check back often! If you get a chance stop by this weekend and see for yourself all the wonderful things the Plaid Peacock has to offer. I know this time of year is so busy, but be sure and take the time to visit the downtown area of Roanoke, I promise you will not be disappointed!

Here are a few of the larger stacked canvas pieces with Winter themes...I love painting these snowmen, they all develop a personality all their own as I paint the faces and add some warm hats and scarves to their fat little round heads!

Some are textured to look like whirling snowflakes and have embellishments added on top of the work table is covered in glitter, ribbons, paints and papers...little jewels and vintage holly...just the right things to fill my mind with creativity and start to put me in the Christmas spirit!!! Hope you are loving this time of year as much as I am.