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Friday, September 14, 2012

Painting Pink Roses on my Welles

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by.  My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit in the shade and relax in the cool morning breeze with a cup of tea.  We are expecting more hot weather along the coast in Southern California - lucky for us - the evening and early morning hours are still cool from the coastal sea breezes.  Seems like lots of you are experiencing Fall weather and have started decorating for early Fall.  I can't wait  for our Fall - in the meantime my pink Roses are blooming their last beautiful blooms and I am painting pink Roses.

Let's join Bentley. my Studio Assistant, and look for the last of the pink Roses to paint on my polka dot Welles.  I bought them several years ago on sale at the end of the season at Joanne's Fabric and wanted to paint roses on them.

I saw some adorable Welles that someone purchased from Joanne's this year with pink Roses and got the idea to paint  roses on my polka dot ones - this year my goal has been to use what I already have and
re purpose - reuse and recycle.

                    "It's not what you don't have - but what you do with what you do have."

The pink Roses are calling to me and I know that they will not last much longer.

                                                               Time to start painting!

I was not sure if the paint would stick on the rubber boots so I sketched a few roses with acrylic paint and let it dry.  The paint dried nicely and I painted both boots.

I really liked the way my Welles turned out and now I have a new - re purposed pair of boots to wear in the garden.

I am linking up with PINK SATURDAY at www.howsweetthesound.typepad.com.  Please visit  Pink Saturday to visit lots of fun blog posts featuring pink.

Dear Readers, Thank you for stopping by.  I sincerely appreciate your visits, comments, e-mails and those who follow my blog.  I still want to paint a Fall welcome sign with you by the end of September - it is hard for me to get into Fall decorating with it so hot here - we will paint together - soon.

"If I take the wings of the morning and settle at the farthest limits of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me."  Psalm 139:9-10.


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Those are the prettiest pair of welles I have ever seen!

Unknown said...

Oh, my golly! What a fabulous redo of the wells. They are so charming.
Have a lovely weekend ~

Terra said...

Your roses changed your Wellies to fabulous.

Gabriela Delworth - Instructional Designer said...


Well, you rocked those boots!
I actually looked twice to see if they were from a store or not...
May be you should share the tutorial...


Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

they came out just gorgeous.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You always make your art such fun! Enjoy the weekend ahead...I know you will! Hugs!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

I love your roses on your welles! They are fabulous! You are quite the artist!
♥ Jil

Susan said...

Oh, darling, darling, darling. You did an absolutely great job. Susan

Susan Freeman said...

Your wellies are so adorable! Thank you for the scripture, it will lead me through the weeks ahead.

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Honestly, those wellies made me laugh! LOVE them.



Heirloom treasures said...

Oh,I've wanted a pair of pretty wellies for ages. These are gorgeous. x

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, what a pretty pink post! I love the roses on your wellies and I love that you added scripture to your post. Have a delightful weekend and Happy Pink Saturday. I'm a new follower. Please come say Hello.


Betty said...

Your garden is so lovely and I love the boots.

Anonymous said...

When I hop onto a Pink Saturday post when I'm not doing Pink Saturday,I miss everyone so much. You have a great pink post. Love the boots. I liked seeing the development of the roses - layers of how you see them. Really neat.

Oh, and you just have to give Bentley an bunch of love from me. I love how you include her in the posts. I get to say hey to you and Bentley.

Love the painting of your brushes and roses too and the photo of rose and your hat

We're still quite warm here too. Have had some rain - which we are thankful to have. It closed up some of the cracks in the ground. We're hoping for more rain. It kind of looked like fall yesterday -everything all wet with rain and the dead brown stuff everywhere.

Enjoy your roses and climate!

Lorraine said...

Oh, you did a fabulous job, redoing your wellies, I love them!! Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Red Rose Alley said...

I can't believe that you painted those pink roses on your boots! You did an amazing job! Your roses are still blooming beautifully. I think I saw the last of mine a week ago, but ya never know if they will pop up again. I really loved your boots - I'm a polka dot girl too.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Ruth Welter said...

Love the boots Erin, they came out so very pretty.


Marlynne said...

Your boots are beautiful! And your rose painting with the brushes how pretty! I enjoy your quotes and scripture also. Yours is a beautiful and inspiring blog!

Marlynne said...

Your boots are beautiful! Love your rose painting with the brushes! Just a beautiful and inspiring blog!

Anonymous said...

It is a brilliant idea Erin. The custumized welles look just incredible.
I just imagine you being in your garden wearing these fabulous welles matching so perfectly the last blooming roses.

Keep painting. Helene

kay Ellen said...

Ahhh I love the painted Rain Boots! Thery are darling and so the sweet puppy:)
Trying to play catch up with Pink Saturday ladies:))

Happy Belated PS.

Kay Ellen

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous as usual.
Much love,

Terri Morse said...

Your wellies are adorable! It's always so much fun to see what you are up to in your garden. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Terri

Candy said...

You make that look so easy. Love your roses. Thanks for sharing.

Vicki Boster said...

Erin- I saw this post a while back and didn't have the time to leave a comment--- so I'm back to say that these are the cutest things ever!! I love the roses-- I'd wear these in a heartbeat!!