Thursday, July 15, 2010

Autumn Thyme Teapot

I finally finished something! It’s not been easy finding thyme to paint while adjusting to a new job and getting into the rhythm of working again. I know it takes a while to make the adjustment so I’m not overly stressed about it. Painting is certainly one of the ways I relax and de-stress so I won’t be giving it up.
I found this kettle at one of my local thrift stores. I fell in love with its design when I spied it on the cluttered shop shelf. I love the handle that curves over the pot, the squatty spout and the unique lid. It made it into my shopping basket right away. I mixed a couple of designs by Terry French and some of my own ideas to achieve the design I wanted for this lovely tea kettle. I sort of sketched and painted as I worked on it. Gotta love a design that comes together like that. It’s easier to sketch and paint on a curved item like this because trying to trace a pattern on is just too frustrating and time consuming. I added a prim tag, a vintage measuring spoon, a rustic star, some faux berries and a strip of homespun. I have listed this kettle in my Etsy shop. If you are interested you can click on my Etsy shop icon on the left to visit my shop. I often have people see my Esty shop items here and ask if I will paint one for them, this is a one of a kind tea kettle, I don’t think I could find it again in a thrift shop.
Thanks for stopping by, your visit is always a pleasure and…I love comments too. Until next time…..

12 comments:

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

Oh my goodness....it looks fantastic!!! I love it! wonderful job!!! :)

Carmen C. said...

That is really cute, you are very talented! Hope you enjoy the day:)

The Moonlit Stitch said...

LOVE this! You did a wonderful job! ~*~Lisa

Brenda said...

Love that! Great painting!!

Brenda

SANDI said...

What a wonderful job. I love it.

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Beautiful Willa, as always, you always
find the cutest things to paint on!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Lori said...

WOW What a super job you did. I just love it.
I am a new follower and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work.
Lori

NancyD said...

I absolutely love it!!!!

Nanna said...

great paint job,would probbaly love it both ways, I love antiques LOL
Helen

~*~ Sandy ~*~ said...

Oh WOW! That teapot is gorgeous! Very NICE! :)

Tina ~ Blessings Friends. said...

Okay, I can't even tell you how much I realy love this!! I think this is one of my favorite pieces of yours.

Angie Berry said...

I really love this piece! The teapot is a neat shape and the design is just beautiful!! So glad you're still finding time to paint!

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