All things girly….

Just finished framing this new painting for a little baby girl named Riley.  Girls are so easy to paint for…..pinks and greens plus a birdie and some polka dots.  I love all things girly.  There are lots of little goodies in the painting if you look closely: Flower-shaped buttons, rhinestones, butterfly buttons with hand-stitched bodies and antennae.  The mother I made this for received the painting as a gift at a baby shower.  The bedding in her nursery is white with pink, brown, green polka dots and has some stripes in the same colors.  Take a look at the Katie Bedding Collection from Pottery Barn Kids.  Every time I paint one of these little nursery paintings I realize just how much I love to make things that I hope will make others feel happy.

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Here is the final framed painting.  I used an antique white frame with a white mat floated above the backing.
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"Twinkle twinkle little boy……"

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“Twinkle twinkle little boy……how you fill my heart with joy!” Just finished this painting for my friend’s baby boy.  I don’t get a lot of boy requests for paintings so I am excited to finish another one. This one is a surprise gift so I hope it matches her nursery!  I love all the different blues and I added my favorite “moon man” by Shel Silverstein.  The frame was chosen to match a pewter crib.  I had to cut the mat by hand….maybe I’ll invest in a mat cutter one day but right now I don’t have room for it!