Tuesday, July 31, 2012

More watercolor flowers

More flower pot watercolor flowers.

Playing the Pipes

Playing the pipes in front of the Little Bear School House Museum.
Dan and I are both of Scottish descent so we enjoyed the lone
piper entertaining the venders and patrons of the Little Bear School House Museum
Antique and Art Show last weekend.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Little Bear School House Museum Antique Show

Dan and I and our booth at the outdoor
Little Bear School House Museum Antique Show.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Vintage Mickey Mouse Bank

I found this vintage Mickey Mouse bank at
a yard sale last weekend.  Denise has several Disney
character banks - we'll add this to her collection.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Mahogany Side Table

I bought this antique mahogany side table at a yard sale yesterday.
I refinished it today and will put it in
my booth at the antique mall hoping
to fetch a handsome price for it.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sunday, July 8, 2012

You May Have Noticed

You may have noticed the last couple of months I have been posting my experimentation with watercolor painting.  I know that my attempts are juvenile in appearance - but the truth is I am not an artist but I do love color and have a vivid imagination.  So, I paint a colorful sky and exaggerate color in my landscapes.  But that is how my beloved Montana Prairie looks to me.

I have been frequenting Good Will, purchasing picture frames with nice mats that I remodel to accommodate my 9x12 watercolor paintings.  I have also been framing photo copies of some of the paintings and putting them with the rest of the inventory in my booth at the antique mall.  I have a price of $12 on the copies - I'm looking forward to my first sale.

Here is one of my remodeled frames with one of my paintings.  I had to shoot the photo at an angle to avoid the glare on the glass from my camera flash:

The Early Summer Prairie

The Early Summer Prairie.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Swedish Celebrities

My daughter Wendy and her husband Russ had modeled for
a Swedish romance novel magazine illustrator - I have no idea how
it all came about - but the illustrator captured their likeness perfectly.

Dry Fork Slough

Dry Fork Slough, Montana Prairie.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Antique Bobbing Bird Cigarette Box

I found this antique novelty, bobbing bird, inlaid wood, cigarette
box at an estate sale.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Ales Brewed in Montana

Hop Juice Double IPA and Copper John Scotch-Style Ale, by
the Madison River Brewing Company, Belgrade, Montana.