How Pumpkins Grow Sign

I was asked by the owner of a local pumpkin patch to paint a 4′ x 4′ sign showing the stages of a pumpkin’s growth. It will be used to educate the groups of school kids who visit this time of year. The owner provided the primed plywood and a few suggestions for the layout. …

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Christmas Ornaments

I know it seems a little early, but I’m trying to get a head start on holiday painting. I cut these 3″ x 5″ ornaments from 1/8″ plywood and painted simple little Christmas trees on them. A short piece of jute twine, for hanging, finished them off. Pretty sure I’ll be painting lots of these …

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Pumpkin Door Hanger

I want blank door hangers that are different from the stock ones you buy in stores and online, so I’m drawing my own and making poster board templates. Hmmm…can you guess what I’ll be painting next??? I’ll be enlarging this template and getting out the jigsaw today. Can’t wait to paint this one!

Jigsaws Rock!

Today I decided to enlarge my “Ol Blue With Pumpkins” pattern and cut it out of 1/4″ plywood. It’s been awhile since I used a jigsaw, but I pulled it out, hoping I wouldn’t make a total mess of things. I was alone in the studio and a little nervous, wondering if I should wait …

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It’s HOT in The Sipp!

Trying to get my head into a space where I can work on some Christmas products and then this happens — Cranking up the AC and pushing onward!

Ol’ Blue With Pumpkins

I love black and white checks and pickup trucks, so decided to put them both on a door hanger.  This is Ol’ Blue With Pumpkins.  What fun! Purchase Ol’ Blue With Pumpkins here

Scarecrow Pete

Meet Scarecrow Pete, the door hanger I created today. He’s painted on a 16×20 canvas. Purchase Scarecrow Pete here Pete started out as a small sketch — Then he was enlarged on my printer, section by section, and taped together so a final drawing could be made — The final drawing was framed inside a …

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Messy Studio Update

Made a little video showing the “after” results of my studio cleanup.  SO much better now! Messy Studio Update

Knitting Stripey Socks

Prepping for cold weather by knitting socks. We don’t wear a lot of wool here in Mississippi, but handknit wool socks feel scrumptious when the humidity makes even temps in the 50’s feel cold. If the socks purposefully don’t match, that’s even more wonderfulness! Size 1 circular needles.

Yikes! Messy Studio!

Thought I’d share a walk-through of my studio as I’m cleaning and organizing today. The video file apparently is too large to upload here, so I’m linking to it on my Sharon Ivy Studio page on Facebook. I’m sure there is a way to compress videos to upload to blogs, but I’ll have to figure …

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