studio progress and a surprise

happy friday everyone!

we have been on spring break here...
and have been enjoying the nice weather.

i have been working on moving my studio
into another room in our house now for about 2 weeks.

i am almost done. 

it has been quite a chore,
but i am loving my own space.

my old studio was located in the added on porch.
where everyone walked in to our home.
it was cold and drafty due to the leaking windows and doors.
we will be fixing that but first i had to move out.

i received this buffet from my mom.
it belonged to my dad's grandparents. 

i loved it but wanted to update it abit.
gave it a couple of coats of paint,
added some yellow ochre glaze,
then added some new knobs from hobby lobby.

i have always loved sunflowers
and sunrises.

this yellow has a wonderful glow to it.
a ray of sunshine, just so bright and warm.

the surprise?
my santos doll 'raine' was featured in the newest issue

i was so shocked and honored!

a great way to start a weekend!

better get back to organizing the last bits of
stuff in my studio.

hope everyone has a blessed weekend.

i am linking up to

you can follow my art and updates
on facebook here.

can't fiqure out to put a facbook button yet...


Michelle said...

Gorgeous buffet and how brave of you! WOW....it is perfect for your studio. Congrats on your Santos dolls...you are such a talented artist...you should be very proud. Happy Weekend! :)

Jennie said...

Congrats! Your new buffet looks wonderful :)

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Gotta love surprises like that! congratulations!

sonyamacdesigns said...

Congratulations and how I love the color of butter!

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

love the buffet! great job!

and congrats on the feature, too!

Cindy said...

Oh, I am so bit with the paper clay bug after seeing your post last week! And congratulations on being featured in the magazine! I love the update to the buffet, too - so much goodness coming from the farm this week!

Renee! said...

Absolutely fabulous buffet! And congrats on your creation being published... that's always a big blessing!
Stopping by to say hello from Sneak Peek Friday...

joanne said...

Congratulations! And the buffet looks amazing...I'm lovin' yellow lately too!

Jen said...

Love your buffet! That yellow is awesome! Congrats on being featured in the magazine. Sounds like a WONDERFUL start to your weekend!

chateau chic said...

What a nice job on your updating your buffet. The color you chose is perfect for your decor.
I'm your newest follower and hope you'll stop by and follow back.
Mary Alice

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Your buffet is gorgeous! Love the yellow you chose for it. So pretty! Congratulations on having your art in the magazine! That is so exciting... so happy for you!! :)

Anna said...

Thank you for linking up at studio JRU. I LOVE your santos dolls. I had never heard of such a thing. But I really want one now. Also, My insides were creaming NOOOO!!! When you said you were painting this cabinet, but I have to admit it is just beautiful. The paint has brought out the details. ( I now wish I had one to paint and add to the menagerie!) Keep up the beautiful work.

Amanda said...

What a beautiful color you chose for your inherited buffet! It is just so cottage-chic! And congrats on your Santos Doll Feature! Wow! What an honor! Thank you for sharing! Following you!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

Stacey said...

Your santos dolls are all SOOOOO beautiful!!! Love them!! And congrats on being published - what an exciting thing!!

Suzi @ chores and chandeliers said...

It's just gorgeous! I have a buffet like that at my moms I called dibs on! One of these trips ill bring it back with me!!!!! I haven't decided what color to paint it yet!

You did a wonderful job! Love your studio!!!!

We need to get together soon!!!!!
We have so much in common!