Poultry Love

It’s been so long since I posted that I forgot how!  But it is coming back.  I have been doing a little painting over the winter break from school.  I’ve sold several paintings in my re-opened Etsy shop in the last few weeks, that I thought it was time to add some new stock.  I still don’t have much time for painting, but I have this definite need to make.  Yes, I have realized that I am a “maker”.  I just have to make something to keep my sanity.

I finished this little 4″ x 4″ painting today.  Is it a chicken or a rooster?  I am not  really sure– hence the gender neutral title.  It’s obvious I never spent a lot of time around farm animals, but it makes me smile nonetheless.

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Poultry Love by Pam Schoessow    bluepumpkinstudio.com

I’ve also been quilting a little bit making several small quilty things for gifts.  Since I am STILL without my longarm, I had to rent time on a machine at the local quilt shop to get my projects done.  Unfortunately, I didn’t think to take any pictures and now they are all gone!  Well except for a table runner and some placemats that were just for me.  I’ll try to post a picture of them soon (when I get the dining room table cleaned off!)  Things are still a holiday mess around here, and I return to school on Monday!

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Quilt Shop by Pam Schoessow  bluepumpkinstudio.com

I did have a wonderful time last weekend with family in Provo, Utah.  My brother and his wife just built a beautiful retirement home that is filled with treasures from their 30 years in the foreign service.  It’s not a downsized home–but one made for  lots of family and especially grandchildren.  There were rooms and beds for 18 of us for the weekend–quite a feat.  The highlight of the weekend was a 1 year olds birthday party for 2 nieces’ children that were born 46 hours apart last Dec 30 and Jan 1.  15 more family members showed up for the birthday party on Saturday.  Highlights included a crawling race (results were highly contested!) and 1 year olds (Ada Kate and Sam) chowing down on their first birthday cake.

I won’t make any promises about when I will post again.  I DO miss all of my blogging friends and hope to make it a higher priority in 2018.

Best Wishes to all of you for a happy, healthy and rewarding new year.

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40% OFF MOVING SALE!

It’s time to get serious about this move I’m making across country in a couple of weeks.  I discovered I have over 100 pieces of little art in my Etsy shop so I have decided to have a first ever SALE to lighten up a bit. If you are interested in some whimsical art from the “Quilter turned Artist”, then check it out at BluePumpkinStudio.com.  The sale just runs until August first, and then I’m out of here!  Thanks for all your support.  I do hope to keep up with my blog better once I get settled.

10 Day sale at BluePumpkinStudio.com by Pam Schoessow

10 Day sale at BluePumpkinStudio.com by Pam Schoessow

Greet the Day Quilt

Sometime ago, I painted a little painting that featured a red bird basking in the sunshine.   I thought the design would make a great applique project.  So I recently drew out the pattern and made this small quilted wallhanging.  It hangs in my front entryway.Greet the Day Quilt

I used machine applique (my preferred method because it is faster!) and added some simple quilting.  Yes, I actually pieced those little red squares!Greet the Day quilt close up.

It came out pretty close to the original painting.  So what do you think?Greet the Day 1

 

Greet the Day original watercolor painting on board 5″ x 7″.  Available in my Etsy Shop.

Valentine Gifts

I love anything with hearts so I’ve painted a few.   You are probably aware that Valentine’s Day is coming up fast.  If you are looking for a unique gift, have you considered a little piece of original art?   These (and more) are all available right now in my Etsy shop.  But don’t wait too long as these are one of a kind pieces.   Any of these would surely say ” I Love You” in just the right way.Image

Cyber Monday on Etsy

I added these two paintings to my Etsy shop today.   Don’t forget the 20% off sale in my shop ENDS TODAY.  So if you are interested in something, now would be the time to make your purchase.  Besides, it’s CyberMonday.  That’s what you are supposed to do!

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Today is warm!  In the 40’s.  Time to get those outdoor Christmas lights up before it gets freezing cold again.  Every year I wait too long and then freeze my fingers off putting them up.  I LOVE Christmas lights in my yard.  No one else in my family seems to care.  I guess that’s why I end up doing all the work!

I’m still working to get several quilts finished and out the door in the next several days.  I’ve been working on some real beauties that I will show more pictures of soon, but here’s a little sneak peak: ImageImage

Have a great week!

20% off Christmas Sale in my Etsy Shop!

I thought I would get in on the Black Friday, Cyber Monday bandwagon by offering 20% OFF FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY on EVERYTHING in my Etsy Shop.

Here are some new paintings I have recently added.  Right now I have over 40 items in my shop!  I still have more to add and I’ll get to work on that.   I hope I can solve some of your holiday gift giving needs.  Shop now!

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I opened my Etsy shop!

You haven’t heard from me for awhile because I was busy setting up my Etsy shop.  I recently came across the phrase  “done is better than perfect”.  Well that’s how I feel.  The shop doesn’t have everything I want (like international shipping that I have yet to investigate) but at least it is DONE!  Not everything is in the shop yet.  I will continue to add items every day–so keep checking.  The name of my shop is Blue Pumpkin Studio  (don’t ask–I just like the name).  I would appreciate it if you would at least check it out and “like” my shop.  Here is a new painting I haven’t shown before.  It’s called “Home with Kitty” and is available in my shop.

ImageHome with Kitty 5 x 5 inches with easel on Etsy