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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Refurbish Your Garden Art

Well I have been busy writing and photographing and working on things over at Squidoo (a free publishing platform). But I managed to connect it all together with a painting project!
Garden Fairy before refurbishing
I bought this little garden fairy a few years ago at a discount store. She's beginning to look a little sad and faded so I refurbished her.

Garden Fairy after refurbishing
If you'd like to see a blow by blow I wrote it all up in my article, Refurbish Your Garden Art.

In other news this week I have some new designs over at Zazzle, just click the Zazzle panel on the right to go there. I've become a Dick Blick affiliate so if you need good deals on art supplies you can click that link. In the meantime remember the pet portrait of the two yellow labs? Well apparently the owner has been showing it off to all and sundry and I've now been commissioned to paint another yellow lab from his neighbor! Woot! Things are rolling my way! I do have to make a run to the valley tho, because I don't have the size canvas he wants and I don't have time to wait for an order to ship UPS. So probably tomorrow evening I'll run down and pick up just one, then make an order for more. Getting low on a few other things anyway.

And Happy Paint Party Friday! I might not get around to everyone this week, I think there were more than 60 last week, but I do try to go look at everyone's.

33 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your new commission and love the fairy refurbishment. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  2. Thanks Netty! glad to see you!

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  3. Great new look for this little fairy...love how you chose shimmery paint for her petal dress :)

    ...and congrats on the commission...that's always exciting news!

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  4. She looks a lot happier all colored up. :) Great job!

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  5. what a difference to the fairy-she looks much happier in her new frock! congrats on the commission!

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  6. Oh yes, so pretty, ready for garden guests :)

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  7. Beautiful .... it`s magic. Saludos

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  8. Cute fairy and great news about the commission.

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  9. The fairy turned out great. She even looks happier with her shimmery new clothes.

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  10. thanks everyone! Now that the fairy is spruced up suppose I will have to work on the garden! But work calls and then I need to drive about 50 miles to the art supply store to pick up the canvas for the commission. Which is ok, will swing by and visit the grand kids. Just means I might not visit too much PPF until tomorrow.

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  11. Nice job! She turned out beautiful! :) I Like the idea of refurbising things.

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  12. What a difference Mary! And a great idea! Nice colour choices.

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  13. cute as can be and adorable in your garden.

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  14. I love color and I love this,, Happy PPF!

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  15. I love how she is brought back to life! Happy PPF!
    Theresa

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  16. Your NEW garden fairy is lovely! You really brought her back to life. What a joy! HAPPY PPF!

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  17. ooo she sparkles now, just as a fairy should!
    Happy Painting!

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  18. Your garden art looks great refurbished. Way to go on the commission. Happy PPF

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  19. oh she looks as good as new now!

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  20. Congrats on your commission. Your fairy looks FAB!

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  21. What a great painting project!

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  22. Eeee! I love it! I can't lie--painting over stuff I find at the dollar store is possibly the greatest joy on EARTH. Haha!

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  23. Congratulations on your commission!

    This is a great post - your fairy looks great :)

    I don't know if you've ever seen pictures of the garden gnome I travel with on my blog, but when I bought him he was chipped and sad... I fixed him up (and even painted him some Converse sneakers)!

    xo
    Kristin

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  24. Love your figures so much may have to have a small one (pennies) although worth every one! such detail & beauty I would love one in my garden Dxx

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  25. oooh congrats on the commission! I also LOVE how you were so creative in that you repainted your garden art...I like the way you painted her! much prettier with your colors!

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  26. Congrats on your painting and the commission! That is awesome! Your little fairy is so sweet. Great that you brought her back to life!

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  27. The fairy is soo pretty! and congrats! :)

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  28. My what a difference a coat of paint makes. You have inspired me to go grab my garden frog and give it a go as he is quite faded.

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  29. I love love LOVE fairies! There's nothing so magical as a fairy in your garden. You did a great job refurbishing her to her former beauty. Happy PFF!

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  30. She looks adorable in her new colors!
    I love buying worn items at fleamarkets and repaint them... ^-^

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  31. I've been considering doing the same thing with my garden ornaments. I love how she turned out!
    Congrats on the two commissions, that's awesome.

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  32. I repainted all of my friends lawn ornaments a few years ago...he just killed himself this Spring...you brought up a lot of good memories...and your refurb Angel looks beauty-full!
    xox

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