Friday, May 23, 2014

Not Just Your Teacher's Chalkboard

This week has been chock full of, well, chalk.  I've had an influx of requests for chalkboard artwork lately, and I am having so much fun creating these pieces.  Thank you Pinterest.

I'm off to pick up a couple more boards for a wedding next weekend, but I couldn't wait to show you these latest projects.

I'm kind of loving riding the wave of this trend.  Who know's what will be next!
Have a wonderful holiday weekend.  Hugs and kisses to all of our veterans out there!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Painting Update: Jill and Doug

Working double header weddings today and tomorrow, but that doesn't mean I don't have time to share a Jill and Doug painting update with you….

Hopefully the weather decides to pretend to be spring.  Enjoy your weekend!!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Baby Butterflies

It's springtime and the babies are popping up everywhere!  Like most things I do, I can't keep it too simple. So, when it comes to giving a baby shower gift, I look at the registry just to get a decor idea and then take matters into my own hands.  Who doesn't like a personalized gift?!

My dear friend Suzy of Lily Red Studio is expecting a baby girl this June and I couldn't be more excited for her and her hubby.  Being a creative type that is a stationer, I knew I wanted to tie her decor to paper.  I found these great butterfly gift tags in the sale bin at Michaels as well as some pretty sheets of scrapbook paper.  To get the pretty paper into the shapes of the butterflies, I simply used spray adhesive on the cutouts and then traced around the cutouts with my x-acto knife.


For my shadow box frame, I wanted a simple background to place the butterflies on.  I covered a board with canvas using fabric spray adhesive and some hot glue for the edges.

I simply gave the lil butterflies a soft fold to their wings and used hot glue to adhere them to my canvas board.  Nine butterflies later and I have a sweet gift for a sweet baby.

I just got Suzy's thank you note in the mail and word on the street is that this piece is already hanging perfectly in the nursery! Can't wait to meet Baby Rohan!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

FORM 2014 Photos by Jennifer Kathryn Photography

Almost a month ago, myself and Natural Beauties Floral hosted our third FORM: ART + floral event at Room 1520 to benefit Snow City Arts.  We couldn't have been more delighted with the turnout and support from all that attended, sponsored and participated in the event.

Now for the good stuff….photos by the amazing Jennifer Kathryn Photography.  I hope you are just as enchanted with her images as we are!

Artwork by Snow City Arts student. Floral by Natural Beauties Floral.

Awesome interpretation by Vale of Enna.

Artwork by Gwynne Johnson; floral by Fragrant Design.

Yummies by Elysia Root Cakes.

Floral by Fleur du Jour; artwork by Edra Soto.

Floral masterpiece by Kio Kreations.

Artwork by Jordan Martins.

Artwork by Paige Fetchen; floral by Wild Orchid Custom Floral.

FORM favorite by Life Made Pretty.

Artwork by Rebecca Moy.

Salon of children's artwork from Snow City Arts.

Tasty bites by Pure Kitchen Catering.

Hostesses Natural Beauties Floral.

Elysia Root, Adriana from Life Made Pretty and Aubrey with Wild Orchid Floral.

Kate from Fleur du Jour.

Hostesses with the mostesses.
For additional images, please visit the FORM Facebook page HERE!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Springtime Blues…The Positive Kind

You know how I am about color…obsessed!  Well this next painting gives me a whole dish of color, and that color is BLUE.  Blue flowers?  What?  Yes!!!!

Lora Losinger of Sophisticated Floral put together an amazing bouquet for her clients Jill and Doug for their wedding last March in Portland, Oregon.  Now that Jill and Doug are living in Louisiana, it's time they brought their Northwest bouquet home via a Reenie Rose painting.  Thank you to Kate Maxwell Photography for providing me with the photos from afar!

Isn't this gorgeous!!!

The colors have me all giddy with excitement for this one.  I don't think I will ever use so much blue paint in my life…and I'm thrilled.  Here's the comp:

It's hard to see all those little queen anne's lace dots, but trust me, they're there.
For real time updates on my painting progress, be sure to follow me on Instagram HERE!!!
Happy painting in the sunshine!!!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Mother's Day Gift Rescue

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and I want to make it easy for you to get something for that special mom in your life.  Pop on over to my Reenie Rose Etsy shop HERE and take a look at the prints I've put together especially for Mother's Day.  Here's a sampling:

If you go to my painting gallery on my website (HERE) and find a different image that you would like, I'd be happy to substitute it in with the quote of your choice.  At $20 a piece (+ shipping), you can easily throw in some chocolates or flowers to really look like a super star!

Visit the Reenie Rose Etsy shop at