Deco Diva Mixed Media Paintings

Here are my latest paintings. I found these girls on pinterest and had to paint them. I've named them Miss Lola, Miss Lolli and Miss Lotus.
They are listed in my Etsy shop. I love the way they turned out.

I did one other painting which I will list next week and that is it for awhile. I'm moving on to making Halloween decorations. Hopefully this year I'll have a Halloween party. I did not get to throw one last year like I wanted. Something always comes up. My daughter wanted to have the Halloween get together last year so what could I do. I'm speaking up early this year.
Very excited about some of the Halloween decorations I'm doing and hope to make at least one tutorial to post here.
Happy, Happy, Happy!

Pretty Background & Vintage Shakers

Hello all. It's been a long time since I've been here. I think the dog days of summer are getting to me. It's so hot here. I don't feel like doing much in this heat. We just got back from the coast and I already want to go back. It's so much cooler on the beach. Oh well.
I have been busy though. I did this background about a month ago and can not decide what to do with it.
I'm also working on a series of girl portrait paintings....two down and one more to go.

I've been digging through my boxes in the garage,{ through the stuff left over from my antique business days}, to see if there is anything else I want to sell in my Etsy shop. It's getting down to the nitty gritty. Some of the items left I'm having a hard time letting go.
I just listed a vintage collection of ceramic lids in my shop. I had them hanging in my kitchen in my old house. I originally bought them for my mosaics. I always thought I would get back into mosaic but don't think so at this point.  I'm having too much fun with mixed media art.

I love the colors in the art pictured above. I found the canvas at a thrift store for $3.00 bucks... and decided to paint over it. I'm sure this is not anything new to some people but I thought I was being clever. Canvases are sooooo expensive!
So now I have a new favorite thing to look for at thrift stores along with vintage salt n pepper shakers.

I got this great idea from pinterest.
Store your glitter in vintage clear glass salt n pepper shakers.

Are they not the cutest??!! I love them. I found all of these in thrift stores expect for the two in the back. They were mine that I never used any more.

Wish me luck surviving this hot Texas heat. We have been in triple digit heat for about a week now. That dam H has decided to sit on top of us again. I hate that H.
I hope we get some rain or a hurricane..anything to push that H off .
Until next time.