Summer Break

Are summers hard for anyone else?? I supposed every season has it’s difficulties and it’s joys. Don’t get me wrong… this summer has been great! But it’s super busy and it’s hard to get around to things like blogging and creating new content and anything Etsy!

This summer (among the vegetable gardening, yard landscaping, decluttering and general home cleaning and organization for a family of 8… plus homeschooling that we start up in July) I’ve been exploring a new kind of creativity… a new art. Flowers! My 15 year old daughter is interested in flowers and wanted to sell them this summer, so we planted a bunch and have been learning all about it together.

Growing.

Harvesting.

Arranging.

So much to learn, but so fun… and she’s been selling some too.

In recent weeks, though, I’ve been itching to get out of the garden and back to creating for my Etsy shop. For now, Christmas items are back in the shop and stay tuned for more!

Welcome to our Little Lot – Custom Christmas Sign

This is one of my favorite designs to date! (And with 2 colorways!)

Whimsical Christmas trees with hearts and snowflakes. Wording reads, "Welcome to our little lot".  Great Christmas decor for your large, small or growing family! | mamasbrush designs

Happy Advent Season, and Merry Christmas to you all! Things have been busy at my house of late, which means they’ve been slow here! I have some posts I hope to get up in the next couple weeks, so we’ll see what happens! 🙂

This is the latest version of my custom tree lots. I love my old version (one like it here), and it’s ironic claim that my family of 8 is a “little” tree lot. Sorry… I find those sorts of things fun. 🙂

This latest version was originally designed for my pastor’s wife to replace the one I hand painted for her several years ago. Almost right after I gifted it, their family decided to adopt again… a set of 4 siblings! Then their oldest married! And a baby! It was clear that I needed something that would be easy to adapt for a growing family! This is what I came up with.

These are great for large families, but you can also get them for small families. You can see several other family groupings and the second colorway at my Etsy shop.

While you are there, use coupon code TREELOT30, to get it at 30% off through Decmeber 8, 2022. I like to give my readers this exclusive discount whenever I list something new. (In fact, if you ever see something new that I haven’t talked about here yet, message me about it and I’ll give you a special discount code to save you even more! –Hint Hint). You can also click here to have the discount automatically added.

Whimsical Christmas trees with hearts and snowflakes. Wording reads, "Welcome to our little lot".  Great Christmas decor for your large, small or growing family! | mamasbrush designs

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A Little Bit of Christmas

So, I’d been painting for a couple months and the Christmas season (2016) arrived.  With it came a little Christmas inspiration.  Here are a couple card designs I played with.

Original artwork and hand lettering created with watercolor and ink on watercolor paper.

 

And these are a handful of gift tags I created (baby hand not included.)

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These were all original artwork done with Ultra-thin Sharpie markers on card stock.