Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bicycle Tricycle Love

I wanted to share a little bicycle painting I made for my new Lovely Beasts Etsy shop. My husband loves bikes and somehow he's convinced me that we need 10 bikes between the 2 of us. I guess we need different bikes for different terrains and different occasions. And that doesn't even count the one we have stored away for Annie, a rusty radio flyer tricycle that he picked up off the curb before she was born and hopes to fix up soon. My husband's relationship with our daughter and his relationship with bicycles helped me come up with this:

The heart is from a recycled bicycle tire that my husband wore thin on the streets of Boston. It's a mini 4x4 canvas which has become my favorite size to paint.

Hope you all like it as much as I do!

Love the Beasts,

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Grainsacks Brought Us Together: Town and Prairie

After checking out each other's blogs, Andrea and I knew we were meant to be best blog friends! Her blog, Town and Prairie, is chock-full of amazing photographs and beautiful furniture transformations. What I call beasts, she calls prairie doves! Here's a recent prarie dove she rescued off the curb for FREE and repainted. I absolutely love this dresser!

But this was the first entry I read: Farm Tour. She was lucky enough to be invited to tour her neighbor's farm, and to top it off he encouraged her to take his rusty junky things about to be sent to the burn pile! I saw this picture and immediately emailed her.

Grainsacks?!?! I told her she had to go back and grab the sacks if she hadn't already. And, if she wouldn't mind, could she grab me one too? I'd pay her. I'd pay shipping! I'd swap her for them! I'd pretty much do anything! I'd been looking for vintage grainsacks for awhile now but you just don't stumble upon them here in Houston. So Andrea, being the kind and generous blogger that she is, happily agreed to get them for me and send them my way.

Fast forward to now, Andrea has them and even laundered them for me. Eee! I think we were destined to find each other in this crazy blog world :). Thanks again Andrea. You are my Grainsack Blogging Fairy Godmother!

So check out Andrea's blog when you get a chance! Town and Prairie. I'll post pics of these awesome grainsacks once they are in my possession. Can't wait!

Love the Beasts,