Thursday, December 14, 2017

Naughty Kitty Christmas Tree Ornaments




I love these naughty kitties!  When I was painting the trees, they seemed so boring and plain. I thought to myself, what would liven them up? Well, cats of course! Cats make everything better, don't they? These are wooden ornaments painted with acrylics, about 4x6" and available in my Etsy Store if interested.  Happy Holidays!!






Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Hand Painted Bird Ornaments

 
It's that time of year again when I start making ornaments! Each year I make a series of ornaments using a medium I haven't used before.  In the past, I've made ornaments with  drawings, mosaics, felt, cross stitch, crochet, polymer clay, and embroidery. This year I am painting wooden ornaments with acrylics. Here is my first group of sweet little birds. I'm just finishing some Christmas trees that I will post next. You can find them all in my Etsy Store - they make great stocking stuffers!

 

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Holiday Special on My Book!


Attention mosaic lovers, cat lovers, children's book lovers, Christmas lovers, art lovers! My book The Night Before Christmas is available for $10 through the month of December, so now is the time to buy several copies as you are saving more than 40%! I will also include a couple of printed art cards in your order. If you reside in the U.S. you will also receive free shipping, so how can you say no to that? :)  
Available at www.cbmosaics.com/book
 
 
 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Wonderful Oil Paintings of Ron Guthrie

 
These beautiful oil paintings are by my friend, Ron Guthrie. I met him at one of the group shows we were both participating in through our local artists' guild in 2008. You know that feeling when you see someone and you’re drawn to them because you know they’re a kind person and you just want to be around them? That’s what happened to me. I immediately thought, “I want to meet this guy” so I walked up to him and introduced myself.
 
  



Since then I’ve come to know him just as he appeared to me that day: kind, energetic, happy, funny, welcoming, someone who makes you feel good about yourself. Someone I utterly  adore. 


These are some of my favorite paintings of his. I love the feeling of space and openness, the softness and delicateness, the light and shadows. I want to be in these quiet, beautiful places enjoying the warmth and peace, don’t you? 



If you are thinking about art as a gift, maybe even for yourself, and you love what you see, please visit his web site or his blog to see more. I love his pen and ink drawings, too.  Aren't they wonderful?

 


Monday, November 27, 2017

Millefiori in my Etsy Shop!


https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChristineBrallier
If you create mosaic art, glass fusions or jewelry, you may be interested in my newly re-opened Etsy Shop where I have added more than 200 listings of the highest quality and most beautiful glass millefiori from Murano, Italy, as well as glass fusions, beads, and other wonderfully fun materials!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChristineBrallier
 
You will also find my original art - paintings, drawings, stained glass mosaics, and hand embroidery, plus my children's book, The Night Before Christmas, and all of my printed art cards.  Visit my shop here - I hope you find something you like!

 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Pink Cat Art

 
Two pink kitties, 2x3" made with brush pen markers.  Here they are framed!
 

 


Saturday, October 21, 2017

Yellow Cat, Blue Cat

New little acrylic painting on wood.  It is 5" in diameter and 3/4" in thickness. I LOVE the edging of the bark on this! If you're interested in purchasing it, you can find it here!