Pretty Plate Project

March 21, 2013 § Leave a comment

About two weeks ago, I wanted to do some designs with markers.  My mind was overflowing with designs and I wanted to try drawing one on something other than a piece of paper in my sketchbook.  I decided to try a permanent marker on a plain white plate.  So, I headed out to my local dollar store and got a couple plates and a blue marker.  I always loved the contrast between a stark white plate and a rich, classic blue.  I also decided to use a softly squared plate instead of  round  to give some interest that will complement the final design.

I really didn’t have a specific design planned out or any idea of what the final concept was going to be, so I stared at the plate for a few moments and started in the spot I thought felt right 🙂  I started off with a simple flower and took it from there, really letting my marker go wherever it wanted.

I continued to connect the design elements together and build on each one…

Here’s a shot of me doodling!  Yes, I am a lefty!

Here’s a look at the final design of the first plate that I completed.  I ended up going diagonal across the plate with the interconnected design.

This is what the beginning of the second plate looked like:

Since there were only two plates, I originally wanted to do the same design pattern on both, to match and make a nice pair.  However, I started this project as a fun experiment and an outlet for my creative self to be expressed in a whole new way.  Hence, the reason I decided to do a different design.

The completed design on the second plate:

Though the actual designs were different, I decided to keep the direction of the pattern diagonal just like the first plate.  This way, they can still look like a beautiful pair and yet have completely unique designs…the best of both worlds!

Hmmm, Bella seems to like my newest endeavor!

I just love the contrast of the blue against the white plate.

A perfect pair they are!

After reading up on Pinterest about markers on ceramics, I decided to bake these plates in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes to make the design last longer.  It won’t be permanent, but at least I know I can achieve the same look using the proper permanent ceramic markers!  I will mount/display these soon and post some pics of them.  I’m thinking of using these designs on a fabric…tell me what you think!

Painting for the Holidays…

December 31, 2011 § Leave a comment

Hello everyone!  It has been a very long time since I’ve posted and I must apologize for that.  I hope that everyone has enjoyed the holiday season and since the year is coming to an end, I wanted to share my latest work of art with you!  It was Christmas day that I sat down to paint…after months of not painting, with a push from my sister, I decided to paint with acrylics on canvas.  It was without any preparation or thought about what I was going to paint.  I present to you my latest abstract done in black, white and silver.

I enjoyed doing this painting so much and am so happy with the results, that I am considering doing a whole new collection based on it.

Yellow Finche wishes  you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year in 2012!

Yellow Finche Presents: Our Interior Design Services

August 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

I am so happy to finally offer my Interior Design services!  I am offering my full design services to my local community as well an online design service for anyone around the world!  I’ve wanted to do this for a very long time, and after encouragement by my family and friends, I’ve decided to go for it!  I really want to cater for the average homeowner or small business owner that desires a beautiful interior space without having to spend an excessive amount of money.  I want to be able to reach clients globally with my affordable online design services as well.   I hope that you take a look at the new addition to my website and let me know what you think!

 

Abstract Paintings…the complete look

August 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

Hello everyone!  A while back, I added a posting about my adventures with fingerpaints on canvas.  I am finally able to give you a look at how all three of the paintings in the series turned out.  I think they look amazing against a plain white wall, and would look best in a contemporary interior setting as a great focal piece in a space used for functions and gatherings, whether they may be formal or casual.

 

 

 

For sale inquiries :http://www.etsy.com/listing/79572428/colorful-abstract-painting-three-piece 

Custom Accent Pillows

July 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

Here is a peek at some of my fabric designs used to make unique accent pillows.  These designs are from my Spring 2011 “Out of the Cage” Collection and they are vibrant, playful and boasts a lot of character.  Tell me what you think about them, I would love to hear from you!

 

“Hopping Around” design on fabric

July 22, 2011 § 2 Comments

A while back I designed a custom crib design for a client.  I finally received the fabric with the design and it turned out great!  Per the client’s request, I made a crib bumper for her baby’s crib set and it is lovely.  I can’t wait to post the images of the crib set once the nursery is put together. 

Drinking on the Job…Green Tea that is!

June 13, 2011 § Leave a comment

I drink a good amount of water throughout the day, always keeping my cup nearby.  I started drinking green tea about 10 months ago, having a cup every morning.  This took a bit of getting used to, as I never used to drink anything warm in the morning on a consistent basis.  Sticking to it has been a challenge.  I decided to try to drink the green tea cold…like iced tea instead and it worked!  I drink this all day long and I added in a few extra ingredients to boost the benefits. 

I like to drink the decaffeinated green tea with white tea by Celestial Seasonings, I normally pick up a box from my local Target store.

I brew two to three teabags in a pot of spring water on the stove for a few minutes.  Then I remove from the heat and let it cool completely.

I get an orange, a lemon, a piece of ginger and some fresh mint leaves.  I slice the orange and lemon into thin slices and chop the ginger and mint leaves into small pieces to get the flavor out.

 

I take all of the ingredients and put them in a jug.

I then pour the tea from the pot, right into the jug.


I even add in the teabags into the jug so that it keeps steeping throughout the day.

I then add in the ice, so that it can chill quickly and ready to pour into a glass.

I stir it up a little.

I pour it into my favorite BPA-free plastic cup and drink all day long! 

I use the the same pieces of orange, lemon, mint and ginger for a couple of days…I just brew a fresh pot of tea everyday and add it to the jug…let it sit overnight and the flavor of the ingredients continue to come out.  Throw out and start fresh as necessary.

Very refreshing, especially in the hot summer months. I hope you try it out for yourself and also research the health benefits of all the ingredients that I used.  It’s definitely a powerful drink!  Enjoy!

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