Monday, September 1, 2014

Every two pines.....



 Tomorrow i will be 56. for those that know me, birthdays are just another day. this year, i decided to take a pro active look at my day and do what my daugher does. Plan a birthday week. so, i campaigned for gifts - a housecleaner, a car stereo because mine has been broken for sometime and a trip to farrells... a old fashioned ice cream parlor. Well... i got two out of three. The housecleaner will have to wait. 

My whole family chipped in an my youngest asked to borrow my car. I thought nothing of it. She kept my little old '97 Toyota 4 runner out all night long. When she came home the next day, she handed me a box. I opened it and it was an empty box of car speakers. SO EXCITED! We ran outside... my car was washed, vaccumed and a brand new bluetooth stereo was installed. SO HAPPY.

For me an exciting day is ... well, i guess going for a road trip. I go to work, come home, sleep and repeat. That's my day. Occasionally we camp with the trailer and go to craft fairs. But that's ok. That's my life and I am good with it. But this weekend started with a movie, The Hundred Foot Journey... i highly reccommend it and a trip for ice cream sundaes at Farrells and I was good to go. Then I got this stereo.

I noticed that my car was 400 miles short of 300,000 and well...... I had to go for a drive.







We got home after dark with about 75 miles left to go. This morning we are finishing what we started and going for a 75 mile jaunt. So excited to watch it turn to 300,000 and me turn to 56. I don't know why this year feels different to me as birthdays go but it does. The John Muir quote at the top of this page sums it up for me. Between every two pines is a doorway into a new world. I live in a forest. There are tons of pines. TONS OF DOORWAYS. I just have to find the right one to go through. Gotta go and open a new door. Happy Birthday to all of you.... i hope you find your doorway!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Holiday ornaments

 It's coming up on craft fair season for me and with over 12 shows, today i spent time working on my inventory. I have a real love for my ornaments and look forward to getting started painting them each year.... so today was the day to begin.

I have been painting holiday ornaments for over 30 years. This is a sampling
of what i can do. If you see one you like... PM / email me and we can talk
about what you want. 






Ornament colors and designs vary from year to year... this year (2014) colors are white, frost, baby pink, hot pink, lighter blue, brilliant blue, olive, seafoam, orange, lavendar, black and all the neon 'stache ( except green and blue ) , gold, brown colors.


Ornaments are $13 (shipping is $7) and come boxed with a personalized title on the box too! I do take pay pal and will have them listed on my etsy site.





to place an order i need....
1. ornament color
2. design you see here that you like
3. personalizing to go on the back side
( name or names and a date - like 2014 works well)




see them here on my facebook page....

or on my ETSY page www.thepaperrabbit.etsy.com
questions? email me here....
lindsayostrom@yahoo.com


by the way....
i take pay pal, cash and credit cards via pay pal app

Monday, August 11, 2014

what has Lindsay been up to lately....

 What have I been up to lately... you might be asking yourself...
well, alot of this
&
alot of that....
working on a new idea for a class... above
 starting to increase my inventory for the upcoming 
craft fair season... with this fun sign for a friend
selling their pears
 stocking my etsy site with some cool new hand
colored prints like these...
 working on a new book of idioms...
you know, those funny terms of speech
like...
always mind your p's and q's
 selling a few things here or there like this sweet
piece that will be soon available on etsy colored
or 
you will be able to color your own
soon... from Adorn it - for their
Art Play Paintables
 and just goofing around
coloring and creating....
what have you been up to...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

getting my art on....

 tonight i was having a good time
doing a little watercolor play
with a field of yellow daisies.....
i have a plan for it
but it's a secret - for now.
 then i took my second class
online from Teresa McFayden
called Paintbrush Adventures....
 i have never done much with 
realistic looking faces
and Teresa is inspiring me to push 
the limit with my watercolors...
it reads....
she knew she was meant for 
bigger and better
and...
yes she is!

Monday, July 14, 2014

BIG ANNOUNCMENT!

Ladies and Gentlemen
(clearing my throat now)
I have a 
BIG
HUGE
AMAZING 
announcement....
but you have to wait
until Tuesday of next week
I know, I know....
but you have to wait!
It's a doozy!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Flat Fanny goes to France...and more!

I am working right now on a journal that you will see alot of. 
It's based on Idiomatic Speech - Idioms. I am pretty busy with other art projects 
and a new top secret line of products 
( coming to a store near you later this summer )
Above shows Idiom#3 - She has her head in the clouds.
I always liked that phrase
and she literally does here....
 
It's been a lean year of pics of Flat Fanny's travels...
but Saucy Chick Sherry took Fanny with her
to France this summer. Here is Fanny with her
latest purchase. Fanny bought a bought an Absinthe Spoon in
 St. Remy France at a real Brocante. What a world traveler she is!
 Sherry also took a mini Art Journaling workshop with me
earlier this week. These are her two pages here 
with this sweet little lambie pie
 And these two pages below are mine...
minus the journaling. 
Next blog post, i will show you the finished piece 
and what you can do with these pages when you are finished

Happy Super Moon weekend!!!
Get outside tonight and see the moon

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

one, two, three, four little magazines

Art Journaling

 It's been kind of a wild last couple of weeks...
my son got married
and
I got in 4 Somerset Publications!!!

Somerset Life

 Somerset Life is actually 
my art on the cover....
woooo hooo!!!!


so if you need a little light summer reading
 pick up
one, two, three or all four of these gems.
Pretty exciting summer for me so far!