Tinker Verve

creating with spirit & enthusiasm…often with great results

The Circus Girl…and a give-a-way!!!

This past year I started taking {oil} painting lessons.  I have a wonderful teacher and it’s a small class.  We can do whatever we want and she will help us through the bumps.

This is my second painting.   I knew that I wanted to add a burlap banner to the top of it so it has just been sitting there…unfinished {it needed at least a few weeks to dry completely}.

Isn’t her face and hair just so lovely?…she makes me smile…oh, and that perfect shade of periwinkle… it’s just so yummy!

I also knew that I wanted to make a charm out of it…so I did!

I’m going to give one of these away…just leave a comment with this post and I’ll draw a name…some day soon!

July 3, 2010 - Posted by | art, give-a-way, painting lessons


  1. Elaine those are FANTASTIC!!!! You are an amazing creative lady!

    Comment by Timi | July 3, 2010 | Reply

  2. I love love love your stuff!! You are sooooo talented!

    Comment by kelly | July 3, 2010 | Reply

  3. I think she looks like me… so, therefore, I should have her! 🙂

    Comment by La~Te~Da | July 3, 2010 | Reply

  4. I helped! Therefore I want her….the MOST!!!! : )

    Comment by Donna Talbott | July 3, 2010 | Reply

  5. Oh, how cute! I really love this and I should have one. Your wonderful mom!

    Comment by Dolly May | July 3, 2010 | Reply

  6. Darling! You are a talented woman! I would love to win her!

    Comment by Mermaid Debbie | July 3, 2010 | Reply

  7. The Circus Girl is darling! She would of been a hit with BARNUM and BAILEY! I would LOVE to have one~ Lori

    Comment by Lori Fisher-Martin | July 3, 2010 | Reply

  8. Ooooops what I really meant to say was, You did a beautiful job! She made the cutest charm and she reminds me of you!!!!

    Comment by Donna Talbott | July 3, 2010 | Reply

  9. Oh MY Elaine! She is gorgeous! You have so many incredible gifts – I’m in the middle of moving and you make me want to stop – take my sewing machine out and sew and now take my easel out and paint! What an inspiration you are to me! Don’t quit following your heart! I would love to win this circus gal!

    Comment by Elizabeth | July 3, 2010 | Reply

  10. You are amazing, Elaine, and I want to be like you when I grow up!

    Comment by Amy Lund | July 3, 2010 | Reply

  11. Elaine, U amaze me!

    Comment by rrolane hopper | July 3, 2010 | Reply

  12. How cute are those!

    Comment by Kelly Finch | July 3, 2010 | Reply

  13. I will channel your creative arts skills when I’m feeling blah and dream of the eye candy items you come up with 🙂

    Comment by Lee Ann | July 3, 2010 | Reply

  14. Love her! She makes me smile too.

    Comment by WSU Laura | July 3, 2010 | Reply

  15. I can’t believe that’s only your 2nd painting– it’s incredible!! As always, your charms are wonderful. I’ll be crossing my fingers for luck!

    Comment by Jill | July 3, 2010 | Reply

  16. The detail on your painting is fabulous!!! I’ve heard that faces are the hardest and you did wonderfully!!
    I’d love to win one of your sweet charms!!

    How is that new nephew doing??

    Comment by sharron | July 3, 2010 | Reply

  17. Beautiful!

    Comment by kallisong | July 3, 2010 | Reply

  18. Just can’t keep my eyes off of her – she is just gorgeous!

    Comment by Elizabeth | July 3, 2010 | Reply

  19. You never cease to amaze me, Elaine. What joy you bring to life!

    Comment by Lynda | July 3, 2010 | Reply

  20. It doesn’t matter to me if I win it or not… I just wanted to comment on how talented you are! I’ve seen a few other examples of your work and you do an awesome job. 🙂 (I guess I really wouldn’t mind winning though )

    Comment by Lori Mavity | July 3, 2010 | Reply

  21. Ahhhh! how wonderful! Seriously only your second painting? That’s incredible….I’d still be flubbing it out.
    Your painting is sooo cute!
    It really makes a cute charm! Sooo sweet!

    Comment by Beka | July 3, 2010 | Reply

  22. I’m in love with the Circus Girl!
    You are so talented!

    Comment by Dora Taylor | July 3, 2010 | Reply

  23. Dear Friend…..I am sitting here wondering if there is anything that you can’t do….YOU continue to amaze me…Circus Girl is a treasure…much love

    Comment by lin Grey | July 4, 2010 | Reply

  24. Happy 4th of july!!! The painting is very beautiful and yet again; it shows your excellent creating skills.

    Comment by Humlamamman | July 4, 2010 | Reply

  25. I hope you had a Happy 4th of July. My bithday is the 5th of July so it seems like a big birthday party to me…I love both of your charms. I live in Hugo, Ok. wher a lot of circuses winter. Right now they are all out on the road performing. I used to have a black horse like you have in your picture. I just loved her to death and then someone stole her. Your circus charm reminded me of the circus and my horse!!! Beautiful as usual, I dont`t think you can do anything bad, everythin you do I want.

    Comment by Ellen | July 4, 2010 | Reply

  26. Those are amazing! I can’t wait for Saturday and see what you have to bring:)

    Comment by Brettnie Flaim | July 6, 2010 | Reply

  27. Simply lovely!… You’re such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing your talent and the chance to win.

    Comment by Staci | July 6, 2010 | Reply

  28. Well I am probably the oldest so therefore I need her. LOL.

    Comment by Pat | July 9, 2010 | Reply

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