Friday, January 27, 2012

Valentine Cards for Kids!

After checking in on one of my favorite blogs, I spent the last few evenings making some {14 in total} Valentine cards for the challenge that Faith is having. On February 10th, all of the cards that have been collected will be donated to a local children's hospital. What a fun, sweet and thoughtful challenge!!!

If you would like to make a Valentine’s card and join in on this challenge visit -

Also, here's the recipe for this LOVE card... easy and inexpensive to make! - all supplies from Michael's...
Cards & Envelopes (12 each) - Studio G  
Stickety-Doo-Da - American Greetings  
Red/White Twine - Martha Stewart
 ❤ Sharka ❤ 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Meet Mr. BIG!

Here's an update... another look at my work in progress! ~ Sharka

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sneak Peek!

Here's a sneak peek of my second goal for 2012 - we're gonna have a BIG cow party at my studio! This is one of four, 36" x 48" canvases I'm working on...

~ Sharka :=)

Monday, January 2, 2012

A New Year means New Goals!

One day left of leisure and tomorrow I start back to my normal routine… work!  I’m excited to get back to the studio and start painting. I find that I am motivated and disciplined if I have a goal to reach and I have two of them to start off the new year in 2012!

The first one – while visiting our cousins this past September, I went and bought two Halloween Haunted House kits for their kids and we had a lot of fun making them the last afternoon before heading home. When finished the youngest, Alexander, asked dad to get the laptop out so he could check out my website and my paintings. He thought it was pretty cool to have an aunt that was a painter.

A few weeks passed and I received an email with some wonderful photos of the boys. When I saw one photo I knew what the next step was… a painting!

Below you will find the process I’ve started and I will keep you posted as to how it goes… The second goal for 2012 is still in the planning stages, I'll let you know what it is and show you more as it comes to fruition! ~ Sharka