Friday, October 12, 2012

hand painted doily pumpkins

 happy autumn days, my friends!
i wanted to share some of my hand painted pumpkins with you...
 inspired by the pumpkins featured in the latest issue of Country Living magazine... where real doily's are glued to plastic pumpkins...
i decided to try my hand at painting doily designs using a Sharpie Paint Marker...just like i have been using on my Doily Rocks (see three posts ago)..... 
it's rather like "doily's R us" here at my house...what with my Doily Rocks, Doily Bowls and NOW Doily Pumpkins...sheesh.....
a friend of mine has even been teasing me and saying, "put a doily on it", no matter the subject we are talking about....
she is funny and i love her.





these are just some of the pretties that i will be selling at the Franklin Pumpkinfest on October 27th.
i will also be selling some of my art too....which i have been working very hard on....i have many paintings, which i can not wait to show you.....i just have not had the chance to photograph them yet....
with my fall gardening chores (hey, it's my job), regular walks in the woods (mandatory at this time of year, the leaves are starting to change!), art, art and more art....i find it difficult to keep up with my blog right now...so please bare with me....there just doesn't seem to be enough time in the day right now for everything i want to do!   
do you ever feel that way?
i sure hope so, because it is actually a great feeling.... to be able to do all of these things that i love to do.... and i am getting excited about selling some of my things....in fact, i have been getting so many e-mails inquiring about my art, that i am seriously thinking of opening an Etsy shop...it will have to wait though until november when i have more time to look into it. 
so, lots goin on here.
hope you are keeping busy too.
if you sit still long enough,
 i may put a Doily on you too!
erin


p.s.  just in case  you are wondering....i purchased the plastic pumpkins at michaels craft store, on sale at 50% off....painted them with shades of gray paint that i had on hand....and used a Sharpie paint pen to free hand the doily designs, i bought the pens at 50% off at michaels too.

p.s.s  you can always find coupons for michaels crafts stores in the paper and also on line.

p.s.s.s.  i rarely pay full price for anything at michaels.

p.s.s.s.s  i try not to pay full price for anything, anywhere!

24 comments:

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Erin,
First, I cannot believe these were hand painted.. I mean, I believe YOU, but they are simply amazing! It must have taken you forever to freehand the doily designs... BEAUTIFUL!!!
I am THRILLED that you will soon be offering your paintings for sale.. You are much to talented not to share you art with the world.. I love your soft colors, you style and your talent.. You painitngs are exquisite Erin.

Enjoy your weekend...
fondly,
Penny

Debra @ Common Ground said...

erin, these doily pumpkins are just so wonderful! hard to imagine that you've hand decorated each one! Enjoy each moment of your beautiful Fall!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Those are so pretty!! You sure have a lot more patience than I do.
Enjoy your weekend.

oldgreymare said...

Please tell me you will send these photographs to a magazine for entry before someone else knocks them off..They're lovely.
You sound so happy..Yay! It's wonderful when our worlds are spinning smoothly.

Have a fabulous weekend. We finally have fall and cold and YAY I'm happy also :D

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

you have an amazing talent and more patience than anyone I know..

thank you for sharing this beauty with us.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Awwww Erin, thank you so much for coming over to meet my winter mice and leaving such a sweet note!
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.
fondly,
Penny

Razmataz said...

WOW....submit these to a magazine ASAP.

flowersandhome said...

Sooo pretty! I haven't seen this before and it's such a great idea!!! I finally found real pumpkins over here. Now I want fake ones to paint and decorate ;-) though I'm sure they'd never turn out as pretty as yours. You're such an artist!
Bye,
Marian
PS Could I paint real pumpkins you think....????

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Erin these are truly lovely and what a creative idea. Hope you do well with your art show. Anxious to see all your lovely art work. Take care and have a great week-end enjoying the garden and the walks (I am with you - it is mandatory and of course gardening is always my job too.)

Georgianna said...

These are the cutest things ever!!! I also can't believe you painted them by hand. Love them and cannot wait to see your new paintings. If you are selling them at the show, does that mean they might be for sale otherwise some day? HINT HINT. :)

xo

Cindy said...

You're so funny. I loved this post, and your adorable pumpkins. I can't believe you had the patience to draw all that detail on them. I'm dying to see your newest paintings, i know i will be inspired by them! As far as the doilies go,... just don't come at your husband with a doilie, there are some things where doilies are off limits!

Cindy

Donna said...

Oh my goodness! These are gorgeous! You have much more patience than I do. I am sure these pumpkins will sell well! I have looked at them over and over. You are just so creative! You must never sleep with all you accomplish.
Hugs
Donna
I don't pay full price either if I can help it :)

Deb said...

Creative & gorgeous!!
Have a wonderful weekend Erin ♥

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I like the way you think Erin! Your doily enhanced pumpkins are brilliant! I'm sure they will sell lickety split at your sale. Best of luck and I can't wait to see the paintings you are offering for sale!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

you HAND painted these???? oh my...you've got to be KIDDING me! wow....sooo gorgeous!! ;)

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Beautiful pumpkins and beautifully photographed.

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

I love that saying, I'm going to adopt it from now on:)

Kerrie said...

These are amazing!! I thought they were real doilies! Thank you for sharing. Your blog is absolutely beautiful!!

Elli said...

Dear Erin
i just discover your blog!
I'm so much impresed with your work!Your art is amazing, stunning, so chic!AWESOME!!You deserve so much MPRAVO!!!
Really charmed!
Great great job!
Elli

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Unbelievable Erin!
These pumpkins are awesome! You are so creative and uber talented!
I am so glad that you are in this happy state of artful bliss!
Put a doily on it! lol
:)

Scott said...

You are sooooo skilled. You will be the highlight of the show.

Cobalt Violet said...

Oh my gosh woman! You never cease to amaze me!!! They look amazing!

Jeri Landers said...

These are great! Who woulda thought to put "lace" on pumpkins?! You are a slave to detail, as am I. I wish you an enthusiastic crowd with deep pockets at the art show. Wish I could go to Franklin, but I will be looking for the same enthusiastic crowd at an artshow, in a different state, that weekend. However, hope to see you in December for the Dickens Christmas!

Becca said...

What a fun idea! They turned out lovely!