Friday, August 31, 2012

Back to School Festivities

Rush is finally over and classes have officially started at UT...yay school! In honor of school kicking off and summer ending (tear) I'll post some of the TEXAS canvases (finally)!!! It kinda funny because some of the canvases I made were for girls going through rush, and I ended up meeting a few of them! Some even ended up being Thetas, YAY!  Hope you like the pictures, I put some from rush up, too.

Ps. If you're looking to give a gift to someone who just went though rush, you should check out Melissa's Custom Gifts on the Drag (Guadalupe) right across from Dobie Mall. There is free validated parking if you park there!! If you have a Facebook, go like the page! They are doing a Jon Hart giveaway, so don't miss out.
Here's a link to the site!
Melissa's Custom Gifts

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Boot Scootin' Boogie

Howdy, y'all!

So for whatever reason I have been painting tons of A&M stuff lately! It's been fun, but hopefully I'll have some more longhorn stuff soon- I feel like a traitor. Seriously my roommates have called me out on it already. I have a great group of friends who are there right now going though rush and stuff. Anyway, in my last post I talked about the cowboy boots I painted for Dani, so here they are. I did some maroon and white detailing with a hint or turquoise!

Hope you like them Dani! 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Baylor Bears

Before I left for Austin I made one of my camp friends a canvas with Baylor colors and her monogram on it, and since today is her first day of classes i thought it would be a perfect time to post it! We always instagram pictures of crafts and stuff, so it was cool getting to make her something, too. Good luck on your freshman year Meghan I know you're going to have a blast!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Fightin' Aggies

This week I had a few orders from friends at Texas A&M! I was inspired by a black and white canvas I saw on Pinterest with a bunch of cute things about A&M written on it. My friend Sarah is moving into her new apartment and has a color scheme of turquoise and coral (which I LOVE), and so she told me to do anything I wanted as long as I used those colors in them. So I just went with it! The picture above has all three of Sarah's pieces, but it also has one I made for myself! My roommate Payton liked the one I made for Sarah so much that I decided to make an Austin/UT version for our apartment. It turned out great!

I Instagrammed the first canvas for Sarah and one of my old camp friends Emily said she would love on in maroon, so this is what I made for her:

My mom was a big fan of this one, seeing whereas she is an Aggie herself. Emily is so awesome, and I was insanely excited when she asked me to make her one! I'm really happy that she likes it! I'm on an A&M streak right now. I even have some beautiful cowboy boots for Dani coming up in a minute. 

Here's a close up of Sarah's canvas!

Thanks and HOOK EM...sorry, I had to.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Heart o' the Hills

Well, I'm officially back from camp. There's always this sort of sadness that comes with being home from camp. You're extremely happy to see your parents, your family, your dog, your nice clean bed, and (well for me at least)  Whole Foods. However, you can't shake the feeling of wishing you were still swimming in the crisp Guadalupe  River or stargazing with your best friends under a Texas hill country sky. This was my tenth summer at Heart o' the Hills, and it was one of the best! I got to be a sponsor for the Pawnee tribe with one of my best friends, Christina- at camp her nickname is "Socks", I had an AWESOME cabin filled with the sweetest, craziest, One Direction loving girls that mean so much to me, and wonderful counselors from everywhere - from San Antonio to New Zealand. What a rewarding experience!! Hopefully I will get to go back next summer because I can't imagine a summer as fantastic as this! Every single counselor was incredible, all such beautiful role models for the campers. I actually got to be on Staff with two of my cousins this summer, and because I have looked up to both of them for so many years, I felt like the luckiest person in the world. 

My cabin was so much fun, and I miss them already!! Everyday we would jam out to One Direction, High School Musical, Drake, or original songs by Erin. We may not have had the cleanest cabin, but we had the best times. Crazy pranks, glow stick camp fires, Mean Girls, the list goes on and on. I started tearing up on closing day when we were sitting by the river singing a camp rendition of "Tonight" by FUN that talked about camp ending, and then when we sang "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts I lost it. Seriously you guys are so wonderful, and I hope hope hope that I get to come back next year as your counselor!!! 

Disney Field day with our amazing chieftain (tribe leader) Sherilyn. I was Wendy...Socks was Captain Hook. 

 Naturally I used my craftiness to make a lot of gifts for my girls, but of course I didn't take any pictures of the things I made- except for this one! We had a contest out of the entire camp to submit a design to paint on the door of our art studio, and I won! My painting was called "La Luna". It is a starry night sky with a bright silvery crescent moon surrounded by silver and gold streaks. Along the borders of the doors are sunflowers and bluebonnets, and in the middle there is a bold red heart with a quote from one of my favorite camp songs, "All That Matters".

"All the world's knowledge can make you right smart, but the difference is made in the Heart."

Beautiful words. At the bottom I signed it and dedicated the painting to my family because if it weren't for them I never would have known about this wonderful place.

My vision so to speak was from the short story "La Luna" that precedes the movie Brave. The moon is also a Pawnee symbol and secret, so I felt it was special to camp.  I'm going to ask some of them to send me pictures of the gifts I made them so that I can put them on my blog. In the meantime I'll leave some pictures from camp on here so that everyone can get a peak at what the 60th summer at Heart o' the Hills was like! Love love love!

Heart camp girls we'll always be, 'till we meet again.