Art inspiration!

Today is a good day dig up photos and plan!

Finished up another custom pet portrait and want to spend this day working on some paintings that I have started a few months ago and also plan some more Vintage Fam paintings ! I have some great pics from my husbands family from the early 1900’s and I believe 30’s to 40’s to choose from. Here are a few of the ones that inspire me.

Check out these pictures!!

dunne, granny indo, 50 scan0040-3 teresa una & maureen una-220

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Here naked kitty, kitty……………..

So after many paintings of lovely doggies, I have completed one of a nudie cat! Boris the Sphynx!!!

I drew it up last Thursday eve and got busy on it Friday, Saturday and then finished it up this morning!! I am glad I used more colors than just one for the background. I think it helped with having colors that are in his face also be in the background. I am super happy how this one came out!!!! :)

Back on to the birds of prey paintings……………………….

Boris the Sphynx 16x20 canvas

Boris the Sphynx 16×20 canvas

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Helping out one animal at a time with my donations.

I create art therefore I donate…………….

I always put away 10% of all my sales to help animals in need. I try and keep to my key 5 rescues that I work with, but if I hear or read about an animal in need outside my 5, I will do what I can with what I have earned. Might not be much, could be $20 but every dollar can help.

Well today I donated to, which is one of my key 5. I donated $100 to a sweet little dog which they call Little One (but foster mom is calling her Butternut), that was rescued. She was a stray that was hit by a car. Had some rear hip damage and hip is not sitting right and she needs another surgery to hopefully fix it.

I hope to earn loads of $ this year so I can help out more animals in need……………

If you can, please donate to help this dog or any other animal in need out there in the world that could use some help!!!

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Everything has a new life if needed.

So I went to an estate sale yesterday where a 96 year old woman had seemingly lived her whole entire life in. Her children had passed away before her. Being sad, she spent lots of money on things she really did not need to fill the hole in her heart. Now she has passed and her belongings are moving on in life. Some of it junk, some never warn clothing and shoes. Lots of kitchenware, books and craft supplies.
I found 2 old beautifully crocheted bed spreads/table covers. One was repairable with just having one small hole. The other was pretty ratty and stained. I am salvaging what is good on this and making some pillows. Utilizing the burlap coffee sacks I have acquired and covering the top with the cut pieces of the crochet blanket.
At least I can give some new life to parts of something I believe she had handmade herself…….

crochet pillow

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Something old, something new made into something super cool!

Found some coffee sacks at an antique fair a few months back. Thought they would make some cool large carry all bags! But with just a few sacks I can only make some prototypes at.the moment. Will be searching for more sacks! :)


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2015 and ready for more work!!!

So I just finished up another painting and currently working on one and about 50% done ! Just received another deposit for another painting and I am ready to take on more custom painting orders!!! So if your interested, please contact me!!! :)

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Merry Christmas!


Have a fantastic  and safe Christmas everyone!

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Please help if you can!

Something near and dear to my heart! I am asking everyone help if they can. Either by donating or sharing this info to everyone!

So there is a group on Facebook that has started a page called the Hazelbaker papillon fundraiser to help generate donations to help rescue 40+ papillons.


The dogs owner needs to sell them for personal and financial reasons. Selling them for auction is what she is doing to generate the money she needs. But unfortunately at the cost of the dogs potentially bad futures by possibly being bought by some bad people. Of course we can hope there will be some bidders with great intentions for the dogs. But from what I have learned from others, not always the dogs luck for a good new life after being bought at one of these auctions.

This group on Facebook is dedicated to raising funds to save the 40 + HAZELBAKER Papillons that are up for auction in OK, USA. These dogs at auction can possibly end up becoming breeder dogs in puppymills.

So many papillon rescue organizations such as are pulling together their resources to bid on these dogs and rescue them. I have learned a few of these women are already on their way to Oklahoma which is super awesome!!! :)

If they are successful, they will be needing many foster homes. But right now they need money. Lots of money by the 5th of December. So only a matter of a few days.

I don’t normally ask for help to donate. But papillons are in my heart and I can not see these dogs or any dogs be put into a life of being a breeder dog. Puppy mills need to be shut down all over the world. There are so many great responsible breeders out there and NEVER EVER buy a pet from a pet store. They are likely from a puppy mill…………….

If you can donate please visit their fund raising page here:

Or you can bid on these items up for auction:

If you want to be a foster?! Click here:

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Busy bee!

Whew! Tis the season to cram it all in artistically! 
Besides getting my Santa Cruz Bagworks bags done for a few websites, getting my sewing patterns all loaded to another online retailer, I am working on 5! Yes 5 paintings right now! 3 small ones that are commissioned pieces and 2 for me to build up my portfolio for applying to Open Studios in 2015!


Oh yea! I also forgot I have to get a few clothing items  all sewn up!
Tis the season to keep it movin! :)

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Little leather newbie- card wallet

So here is an update to the first card wallet I have been selling. No sewing on this one!

Just one piece of leather cut out and then added all the rivets and stud. Then last, I added a wrapped piece of leather which you can slide your belt through and be hands free!! Since the brass Sam Browne button is sturdy and closes tight, you won’t have to worry about your stuff falling out!!! :)


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