Saturday, August 21, 2010

Pink Saturday Almost Slips Away

Here it is Pink Saturday, and I almost missed it!  Where does the time go?

This week I have been searching for pink plums.  I want to put them in a painting composition.  Yes, I know, I can paint a plum with pink accents and overtones, but I wanted to see if there really was such a thing.  Many trips to different grocery stores did not reveal any pink plums.  So I went to the Internet and I found this stock photo of pink plums!  Developed in England in the 1870s, Czar is a variety of plum that has an excellent flavor.  Wow!  Not only pink plums for Pink Saturday, but I learned something too!  Wish I could taste one.

There will be pink plums in a painting very soon, not something from my creative imagination, but truly real!

Friday, August 13, 2010

It's Pink Saturday!

My posting for my 2nd Pink Saturday is a Gift Tag.  I love the romantic, Victorian look, and delicate pinks suit my sensibilities.  I made this tag using a combination of my artwork, digital elements and computer skills.  They are so much fun to create.  I make one and an idea for another is born.  I can foresee that there will be many gift tags!

Thank you Brenda at How Sweet the Sound for hosting Pink Saturday!  Thank you to all of you who took a moment to welcome me.  It is taking me a while, but I am making it to all of your blogs.  All of you are so creative and inspiring.  It is fun to be associated with so many connoisseurs of Pink!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Pink Saturday

I am participating in Pink Saturday.  Begun by Beverly at, the idea is that you can post anything pink on Saturdays!  Now how hard is that going to be for me?  The hard part is not to post anything pink on Sunday through Friday.  Ha!  So here is my first truly pink item, (posted on Friday in anticipation of Saturday).

This luggage was painted for my trip to Antarctica.  It brightened up the landscape!  I painted roses near the handles on the top and sides of each of the pieces.  When I checked in at the ticket counter, I was asked by the agent if I was selling these!  I wish I could have said "Yes!".  My luggage was easy to find, and I was assigned the tag line, "Antarctic Barbie".

I continue to use the luggage and truly enjoy it!  By the way, I bought the luggage for $49.95 for the three pieces.  The black garment bag pictured behind the pink luggage was about the same price.  I painted roses on the gussets of the garment bag so that the bags piggybacked on the garment bag would not mar the roses.  I was able to maneuver all of the luggage by myself.

Thank you, Beverly, for inspiring Pink Saturday.  This is going to be fun!

Victorian Roses and Lace

This is one of my favorite tags.  Victorian Roses and Lace lends charm and beauty to any gift.  Why adorn your packages with just any tag...