Tinker Verve

creating with spirit & enthusiasm…often with great results

She Art…

I’ve been anxiously awaiting the start of Christy Tomlinson’s She Art Workshop .  It’s an on-line art class that began last week.  My week was so full that I wasn’t able to take a peak at the videos for Week 1 until Saturday.

So, on Saturday I painted this sweet little girl and had a lot of fun doing it!

I love these scrolly, swirly, metal frames and I pick them up just about anytime I see them…usually for less than a dollar.  They take spray paint so well.

With a fresh coat of RED, it’s a sweet compliment to this first piece of She~Art.

March 9, 2011 Posted by | art, painting lessons | 3 Comments

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 | 28 Comments


Two custom charms – side one is the same on both…

These might just be in a give-a-way on another blog from the great state of Washington.

I will for sure let you know so YOU can be entered…

I’m a few weeks into painting #2 of my painting lessons.  This sweet ballerina on horseback  is FAR from being finished but I just love seeing her come to life.

March 27, 2010 Posted by | custom charms, painting lessons, soldered charms | 6 Comments

Painting Lesson: Day 3

February 18, 2010 Posted by | art, painting lessons | 5 Comments

teaching an old gal….

New Tricks!!!!…

…a new passion?   …or just another glorious distraction from housework?

Yesterday I began my first painting class.

What a charge!

My work-in-progress doesn’t look too bad from a distance.  I tried to work on it a little when I got home but since I really don’t know what I’m doing {at all!}, I decided that I would wait until next week for the comfort and safety of my instructor to continue the necessary work in the foreground.

Here is the cute little vintage painting that I’m working from as my example…

Hey! Hey! ~ don’t forget to leave a comment here to be entered into a fabulous Valentine{y} give-a-way!  Do it right now…don’t delay!!!

February 5, 2010 Posted by | art, painting lessons | 3 Comments