enjoy this moment

Hi there! I hope you are enjoying the weekend! Today I have a layout to share that I created just for fun featuring a trio of photos of my sweet husband Scott and I on our wedding day over 10 years ago already! Time sure does...

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one of a kind

Hi there! Do you have any fun weekend plans? Early tomorrow morning around 6:00 am, Angie and I are headed to the one day event called Junk in the Trunk! It's a HUGE indoors flea market style event. We are hoping to find a few treasures and trinkets :) Tonight I have a layout to share featuring a photo of...

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life is good

Hi there! I hope you are having an awesome weekend! Angie and I had some girl time last night and we both made a project to share. First up is a hanging that Angie made using beautiful Pion Design patterned papers from the A Day in May collection: As you can see, Angie and I have very similar taste especially when it comes to...

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Hi there! Today I have a layout to share featuring a photo of my Great Niece Madison who is 12 years old already! For color inspiration, I joined along with the August Prima Product Picks challenge: I took this photo one day last year when I was caring for Madison. She had just had her braces put on her teeth. At the...

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Hi there! I hope you are have a great weekend! I had some me time so I created a mixed media layout featuring pretty papers from the Pion Design My Precious Daughter collection along with a photo of sweet Meredith: I added texture and design to the background using the following products: acrylic paints, inks, Fishnet and...

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Hi there! Today I have a layout to share featuring a combination of Pion design pretty papers from both the Shoreline Treasures and Flower Frames collections. I scrapped a photo of Connor, Gretchen and Griffin that was taken several years ago. I embellished with a beautiful die cut / embossed Fancy Butterfly as well as lots of homemade flowers that were made using Spellbinders and...

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Mona Pendleton | Thursday, July 28, 2016 @ 6:47 AM | , ,

Hi there! It's been awhile...I hope all is well with you. I'm taking a painting 5 week e-course called Painting Brilliant Colors with one of my favorite artists ~ Nancy Medina. I fell in love with Nancy's use of brilliant colors and impressionist style. Today I have brilliant tulips to share which was from week one's lesson. I have a lot of practicing to do...I think the tulips look more like roses and I really don't like the shade of the lightest green leaves because I think I mixed too much yellow in it. This sample was painted on a 12" x 12" gessoed canvas board. Practice, practice, practice...

Here's my second attempt on an 8" x 8" gessoed board. 

I'm linking up to this week's Paint Party Friday:
Thanks so much for visiting ~ I hope you have a great day!
Be Sweet ;)
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Mona Pendleton | Sunday, July 10, 2016 @ 5:54 PM | , ,

Hi! I can't thank those of you enough who left such kind and heartfelt comments regarding my dear sister and for keeping my family in your thoughts and prayers. I appreciate that more than you know. I will certainly keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers as well. I had a great time visiting my sister and her family, reminiscing of childhood memories and making new ones. Needless to say, talking with sister about end of her life decisions including when to stop treatments, hospice and my departure at the airport were the most heart wrenching moments that I have experienced since I lost my Mom 13 years ago. Today I have an 11" x 14" painting to share which was inspired by Nancy Medina's Strawberry Sunflower Bouquet video tutorial:
You may be wondering where the strawberries are... well, I'm practicing and I didn't leave enough room for them because I wanted to paint the flowers instead :). I am going to try to paint this again on a larger canvas with a few changes:

I'm going to join along with Paint Party Friday:
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be Sweet :)
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Mona Pendleton | Saturday, July 2, 2016 @ 6:07 AM | , , ,

Hi! It's been awhile. I'm writing this post with a heavy heart as I sit at the airport waiting to depart to Houston for several days to spend time with my sweet sister and her family. Last week Friday, I received horrible news that the breast cancer has metastasized to my sister's brain. She has several large tumors, one was debulked meaning the entire tumor can not be removed and the other is inoperable. I'm going to try to be strong for her husband and two children as my heartaches for all of them but my heart hurting as well. Please keep my sister and her family in your thoughts and prayers. She loves pansies and asked that I paint her some so here is my first attempt.

I'm joining along with Paint Party Friday:
Thanks so my for stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, June 21, 2016 @ 10:41 PM | , ,

Hi! I hope you're having a great week so far! Today I switched paintbrush strokes and painted a few roses on an 11" x 14" canvas panel inspired by a lesson in The Beauty of Oil Painting book by Gary Jenkins. I'm not really thrilled with how the roses turned out but at some point, one must move on. Gary always reminds his students that one will probably have to paint at least 400 hundred roses to get the hang of the strokes! I'm two closer to my goal ;)
99.9 % of my paintings are "alla prima" style meaning (at first attempt) a wet on wet technique.

For color inspiration, I joined along with this week's ColourQ color challenge:
I'm joining along with this week's Paint Party Friday site:
Thanks so much stopping by!
Be Sweet ;)
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