21 February 2008

Pretty Painted Furniture

I did a one off request item a few months back, a folk art, Mary Engelbreit, style table and it sold on eBay. I then had a request for another table, and although I am not normally a painter, I find that this style of painting in miniature is very relaxing and soothing. I have been painting two benches all week. I must have at least 10 hours into each one. I am nearly finished with the second bench now, and they have been keeping me awake until 2 to 3 in the morning every single night. The first bench is in true Engelbreit fashion, pastel colours, bright black and white pattern, cherries. The second bench is in my own style. I like to add a variety of primary colours mixed with pastels. It's got checks, spots, stripes and hopefully tomorrow some swirls. I can't wait to show them to you!

I'm participating in the eBay strike this week and I don't think I'll be listing there again for a long time. It's so disheartening to see how they are trying to make more money off of the little guy and let the big sellers get more benefits. Ahhh well, so goes the mini world!

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