Month: August 2012

What is This? Guess and Get a Free Original Art Digital Collection

What is This?

I’m feeling generous and a little sneaky today so here’s the game:

Guess what this plant is growing in my yard and get a gift of a limited edition digital collection: French Country Style Honey Bee tags. These tags are from my personal collection, are only available here and won’t be sold. So, the only way to get them is to figure out what the heck is this thing!

Original Digital Printable Tags (click to open larger view)

Three Hints

  • It’s a plant
  • It’s edible
  • I live in East Central Florida in USDA hardiness zone 9B (give or take- it’s more like Zone 10 in a lot of ways)

The Details

All you have to do is comment with your guess. You can answer as many times as you like and any correct (or sort of correct – I said I was feeling generous, after all) answer will count. The game will run until Friday, September 7. Then I’ll post the answer and we’ll see how sneaky I managed to be!

The Honey Bee Original Artwork

These tags are original digital printable tags made from my own watercolors and other components. You’re free to use them as you want for personal and limited commercial uses. You can read the license here (it’s the same as the Halloween Tags) and your printable copy won’t have the watermark or the background. If you’re interested in creating something of your own, here’s the original digital collection.

The paintings are watercolor on cold press with a limited palette of yellow ocher, burnt sienna and Mars Black. Again, that’s based on the Old Masters palette from Nita Leland’s Exploring Color. I really like that color palette with the addition of the Mars Black – so subtle and rich!

So, let’s get started – What the Heck is This?

What is This?

 

 

Happy Haunting Printable Halloween Hangtags

Happy Haunting Tags

Get Haunting! Get six happy Halloween tags artfully composed of original watercolor elements, carefully created word art, textures and colors and scare up some holiday creativity.

This is a standard size 8.5 x 11 digital sheet that you can print and use in your paper crafting as well as digital scrapbooking. You’ll receive BOTH a high resolution 300 dpi jpg (on white ground for printing) and a transparent background png file of the sheet (both without the watermark) so you’ve got maximum flexibility and you don’t have to choose! Read more

Old Time Quality – Singer Model 66 Treadle Machine Gets New Life

Singer Model 66
Singer Model 66

I recently came into possession of a 1929 Singer Model 66 Treadle Machine. It had belonged to my next door neighbor, Mrs. Dillinger, when I was young and, unknown to me, my aunt had bought it. My cousin kindly asked me if I wanted the machine when it was time to find it a new home. Read more