Thursday, May 17, 2018

Spring Mantel 2018 And A DIY Dogwood Tree Painting

This Spring Mantel is very special to me this year

My mom and I got together and created this fun dogwood tree painting live on my Facebook Art Page for a Mother’s Day project.

I decided to place it on my mantel for spring!

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If you follow me on social media,

then you know that my mom was diagnosed last year (Sept) with Stg IV lung cancer. 

It’s funny the stigma we give lung cancer as it relates to smokers…

well, my mom is not a smoker and never has been.

Anyone can get lung cancer.

Needless to say… we were all shocked and heartbroken at the time.

However, with the grace of God, lung cancer research and treatment has made leaps and bounds in the last 5 years!!

Mom ended up having a certain gene that could be treated with a new targeted therapy…

meaning she did not have to take regular chemotherapy!

And she is doing so well!! 

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We have been in constant pray over this and believe in the healing power of our Lord Jesus Christ! And we give all the glory to Him!  God has been present and guiding us through this difficult situation since it started… showing up in more ways than we can count!

I cherish every moment with my mom!  We are so close and her faith and strength has been unbelievable in this journey!

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So in honor of Mom’s Day (which is pretty much everyday with my mom)…

I wanted to create something that we could do together and would be a keepsake forever!

The dogwood tree blossoms have a great spiritual meaning and we both love dogwood trees…

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so it seemed the perfect fit for spring and our Mother’s Day project that we could create together.

I decided to use it for my spring mantel this year and I love walking pass it everyday in my living room

knowing my mom and I created this together!

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As for how to create this DIY painting yourself…

here is the link to my Facebook Live on how we created it!

https://www.facebook.com/kjoynerart/videos/2090835124535460/

https://www.facebook.com/kjoynerart/videos/2091300784488894/

It’s so easy and I explain the materials in the first video

and we show you how we put it together in the second video!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Winter Mantel 2018

I love creating seasonal mantels.

Winter gives me a chance to come up with natural, #rustic tones for my living room #mantel.

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With this year’s winter mantel decor…

I used items such as a shipping crate panel, a woven placemat…

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a bushel basket lid, a mixed media art piece I’ve been working on…

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and I made these cute little berry branch trees.

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And of course, I had to add outdoor elements such as the pine cones and cut wood!

I also added some winter wheat and berries to an old milking bucket along side an antique crock.

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All those elements created lots of yummy texture that I love!!

Thanks for stopping by and hope everyone stays warm this winter…

it’s been a cold one!