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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

My Paintings from Classes

I am so proud of paintings I have done in classes at Painting with a twist.   
I thought it might be fun for others to see them.  Here is my artistic talent.  LOL
I will start with my first class 2 years ago.  


October 2015
Wicked Momsicle

My First Painting at Painting with a Twist





My Second Class October 2015

Let it Snow

The one to the far right is what the Teacher did during our class.


9 November 2015
Blue Moon
3rd Class   
Everyone LOVED my moon.  Then we painted over it.  
I hated doing that. 


My branches were a bit to thick.  Here is the painting the teacher did.


And others in my class.


My 2nd shot at branches and 2nd class.
24 November 2015
Galactic Moonlight


And others in my class.
3rd painting.  I'm a bit confused on class dates.
Just being Silly




After this one I got excited and got the painting bug.  I painted the following 
paintings in my Journal.
4 November 2015

29 Nov 2015





Then I stopped.  Not sure why.  Next class


Finally I am back to painting.

This class I took in June of 2018 with my best friend Michele.
Cape Cod Calm


The Original is Top Right.  My cat tails look like sea weed.  lol
And I want to tell those who have never painted or even drawn anything.  Michele has NEVER EVER painted.  She is on the left.  So see even if you have Never done anything like this go have fun.  You will be amazed what you come home with.

My class in July 2018

Perfect Paradise



Now I know I need to fix my swing.  I now know how to draw it.  I came home and practiced on a piece of paper.  lol

This is the Original taught by the teacher.


And these Ocean pics inspired the following.
I bought this piece of wood cut out from GoodWill.

July 2015


   So if you have not tried it yet go up above click on the link for Painted With a Twist.
Click on it and find the one closest to you.

Go have fun.

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Price Justification at Painting with a Twist



Below you will find the link to find one near you.  But first
Let me tell you why you need to go have fun.
And Let me include my latest class I took and show pictures to help this not be to boring.

Sometimes we don't go do something that brings us joy and relaxes us because we 
look at the cost and freak out.  But Lets break it down.

Ok for a 2 hour night away from kids enjoying ourselves at Painting with a twist is $35 most the time.  Now and then we might get to pay $25.  You or your spouse might say oh my gosh that is just way to high.  But wait and read below.

1 - You are there 2 hours and the Teacher needs to get paid.  Would you teach a class of adults or children for 2 1/2 hours for free?   I sure wouldn't.

2 - Supplies are not free.  And you don't have to bring any.  They supply everything needed.

1- They supply the canvas (usually a 16 x 20) which is about $7 at Hobby Lobby. 
 I'm sure they in bulk and get a discount, but they are not free.  And Easel.



2 - Paints - Have you seen the price of paints.  You need more than one color.  
They are about $6 or more per tube.  They supply these.

3 - Paint Brushes - I am in shock on what they cost.  And I will say you can 
get them cheaper through Hobby Lobby than through a company.  I'm just 
learning what each brush is for.  The 1 1/2 to 2 inch flat is for covering your 
backgrounds.  Did you know those are around $12 each or higher.  Now you can 
get them in a pack with others, but you are still going to pay between $7 to $14 for 
the pack.  And those prices just went up.  I know because I found a few cheaper 
from old packaging and the newer are like $3 to $4 higher.

You usually use 3 to 4 brushes for each painting.  And I'm sure not everyone 
takes care of there brushes.  So they have to replace them often i'm sure.

4 - Apron ....To keep your clothing from getting ruined.  They have to wash these now
and then also, so that is upkeep.  Even if done at one of the Employees homes, once
again would you work for free?


Borrowed the picture below from the main site.  


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Monday, June 18, 2018

Old Soldier - Tony Nugent & Ed Laura




This is really good but what I thought was so neat was my neighbor across the street wrote the music to it.  So I shared for couple reasons.  Well also because my hubby and I are retired Veterans.

Please listen and share.  Thanks

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

New Bird Toys and Page

I am having so much fun making Bird Toys.  Just wish I would sell them.  



Pink Activity Stacker $5.50



Am I selling them for to high?  Or just not enough people have seen them.
I think people are looking at them and making them.  This was a therapy for me.
But now they are making me sad.

Some say it is just cut up card board. But it takes a lot of time to cut up the
squares, triangles and other shapes.  Then I punch a hole in each one .


Blue and Green Activity Stacker $5.50


Green Octopus  $3.50

Do you think my prices are to high?  You can find my toy page on FaceBook.

Just look up 


Click above and link might take you there.

Like and share my page if you don't mind.

Well I am sorry this post is not more cheerful.  But I plan to get my behind in gear soon.  grin.

I will post about the 2 necklaces I just finished for my daughter.

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Easter Eggs for Senior Living Home

Well Easter is over with, but memories are not.  
I just wanted to show all of you what I put together for the Seniors at the 
Senior Living Home my hubby works at.

First I didn't have a lot of time because things got busy and I could not for the life of me come up with any ideas.  So after seeing several Brooches posted on our local VarageSale.com I got an idea.

Why not buy Easter Brooches and put them on felt eggs.

Ok next problem.  I needed 35 of them.  BUT I didn't want to spend $35 or more for brooches.  So I spoke with the lady told her what I was going to do with them and asked if she could maybe help out.  I told her I was not asking for a free hand out.  But could she give me a really good deal.
She wrote back she didn't have 35 Easter brooches.  I told her that was fine I could pick out others too and put them on an Easter Egg.  So we made a deal.  35 brooches for $16.  

I didn't take pictures of any of the brooches before putting them on the eggs.  But after putting a couple on eggs I decided plain eggs just would not work.  Especially for brooches that were 1" x 1 " in the middle of an Egg that was 3 inches tall.

So I got out my glitter glue.  That was not very funny.  Lots were died up or wanted to shoot out all the watery glue.  I did find that glitter glue by Rangers called Stickles.

All worked better than any of the other glues that I had.  So couple days ago I went on Amazon and ordered all the colors I could get.  GRINNING.

Here are the Easter Brooches.






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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Vinyl Pets for your Stuff

My daughter and I have branched out again.

Ever wanted to put you pet on your cup, car window, or more.

Well now you can an at a good price.  Not high priced.

Here is an example

Now to view her Album you will have to join 
my FaceBook Group.  Or write to her below..........Lots of other sellers. Buy unique gifts.




Maybe you want to advertize your ETSY Shop.

She can do that too



This above is my Etsy Shop  take a look



Contact Crystina about getting your own Pet (dog,cat,bird) Shop logo for your car or
labels for your craft room containers, kitchen items Flour, Sugar Etc.






Bird Toys on FaceBook

Ok some of you might think I am crazy.  But for those of us that have birdies, 
we all know they need something to keep them busy.  

Well I decided to make a FaceBook page to show them off and sell them.

Check it out.  I've added several new toys.




Just a little preview

#16 is ( The Activity Foraging Ladder ) for Parakeets or bigger $10.00
16 Gauge stainless steel Wire used.
Also quick link for hanging
Measurements 12" x 3 1/4” from Quick Link hook to bottom

Plastic Curler,Beads,toys, wooden beads, flat shells, dog tag

FROM SMOKE FREE HOME



# 14 is The Activity Ball T Parakeets or smaller birds $5.00
16 Gauge stainless steel Wire used.
Also quick link for hanging
Measurements 8" from hook to bottom of yellow item

These are just a few.  If you have any friends that have birds ask them to check me out.
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