Once Christmas was over my home looked a little bare, but how to decorate? Should I do snowies, a touch of spring or something creative. You will see that I did a little of all three. And since I design and also enjoy painting other people’s designs you will find a lot of Art in my decorating.
And since I am posting this in the middle of a huge snow storm I am glad that I did not over due the snowies. This is a picture of my living room/dining room. I went with a lot of green here, especially on the mantel but you can see I have a little snow fairy.
This is a closeup of the box on the table, that was featured in PaintWorks magazine.
I am always changing out this bookcase for the seasons, you can see I have some winter things that were there at Christmas. The mixed media canvas was designed and taught by Penny Henry at our chapter.
On the desk is another topiary. The bird was made by an artist in Prescott, AZ. It holds a special place in my heart because my father and great grandfather were jewelers and clocksmiths (the eyes are watch faces) and my grandfather and uncle were barbers (the head is a shaving brush). The Margaret Furlong ornament is call “In the Beginning” and seemed appropriate for the new year.
The Magnolia picture was done by Rebecca Baer. Our chapter went to her shop/studio and did this project. I was very lucky and won her sample. It was a fun workshop.
My table is decorated for spring. My girlfriend Patti Troxell made the little the pedestal the little bird is sitting in. She glued a vintage dish to a glass candlestick. Don’t you love it?
In my family room and kitchen I have a few winter vignettes. The painted box is designed by Lynne Andrews and painted by me. The glitter houses and clothespin snow people are blog posts. You can make them by going here: Glitter Houses Clothespin Snowies
The snow angel tree is my design, the painting is a Caroyln Bacon design and the canvas snowman is a Two Friends design.
Since this is my birthday month I decorated my coffee table with a cake.
Since it is a new year I also added a few things to encourage, inspire and get our creative juices going.
This is my design for Art Play Date 2016. More details will be posted on the web site Art Play Date 2016 beginning this February.
I hope you have enjoyed this little tour. If you would like to see more things that I play with regularly “like” my page Jane Allen Creates on Facebook.
Blessings my friend and be safe.