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Toni’s Tuesday Time-lapse Video:) Bluebonnet Variegated Vase

16 Jun

“Variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all it’s flavour.”
― William Cowper


One of my favorite and signature things to paint are Bluebonnets. I live in Texas, after all. Gotta love Bluebonnets. When I paint on a vase, it’s usually a clear glass vase, but occasionally I like to mix it up and pre-paint a variegated background so the colors can pop out a little better.

I use FolkArt Enamel Paint, and with a makeup foam wedge, I start with royal blue on the bottom, although, I work upside down, so actually it’s the top. Then I dab softly about 1/3 the way down, then I add white to the middle and blend that softly to get light blue, then end with pure white and soften. You have to work fast so it doesn’t dry, but it makes a great variegated look. Then on to the Bluebonnets. (A quick 30 second video)


Very fun, fast, and fabulous… if I don’t say so myself…but I do.🤦‍♀️

Tuesday:) Toni’s Real-Time Relapse Bluebonnet Wine Glass Painting

15 Sep

“Painting is not a hobby with me, it’s life. Now, life on the other hand, that’s just a hobby.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


I think I did a time-lapse video of painting Bluebonnets before, but I thought I’d do a full-length version for those interested in some glass painting techniques. I only painted four last time, so I bought ten more to paint. I’ve already given several away as gifts. They don’t last long in my house. I’ll have to remember to keep a couple for myself. I like these. (So, this isn’t a time-lapse. I’m calling it a re-lapse.🤦‍♀️👩🏻‍🎨)


Thursday:) This Is What I Love To Do

2 Dec

“I think people who are creative are the luckiest people on earth. I know that there are no shortcuts, but you must keep your faith in something Greater than You, and keep doing what you love. Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world.”~Judy Collins

Painting is a pastime and a passion, and depending on the time of year, it can be a pretty all consuming endeavor. But…I love it. This year my theme is bluebonnets. Perfect for the Texas folks or beautiful for everyone else.

Unfortunately, I discovered that Hobby Lobby will not be carrying or be able to order these blank frosted ornamnets anymore. I’ve been painting ornamnets for almost twenty years. Now what will I do? I had friends and family scouring all the Hobby Lobby stores to buy all they had on the shelves. I sure hope that I find another source by next year. 

Yes, I’ve been a busy girl. Yes, I’m a lucky girl.

Friday: Fun, Friends and Video Tapes

13 Apr

Where does the week go? I swear, one day it’s Sunday, then you blink and its Friday. My morning involved the usual dog and crazy puppy nonsense, food, treats, in and out, out and in, tearing around the house and tearing up the house. My momentary reprieve was a quick trip to the store to get some snacks and pick up a couple Papa Murphy pizzas for my afternoon painting group at 2. On the way home, I stopped at the tennis courts to watch my friends win a make-up match from Wednesday’s rainout, then home.

A couple hours later, feed the dogs again, and pack up the car with my art supplies and pizzas. Everyone always asks me, “What are you going to work on today?” The reply is usually the same,”I don’t know until I get there and see what they want to do or whatever comes to me. We always wing it.”

A few weeks back, I met this sweet lady named Jane at Snug on the Square. I had invited her to join our painting class at Towne Creek anytime. She said she never painted and would love to learn. I promised her that if she came to just one class, I could teach her to paint bluebonnets. Well, she showed up today, and guess what? Here’s a picture of Jane and her masterpiece after about an hour of practice. Wow! Great job Jane!


Another friend, Krys stopped by. She wanted to give the bluebonnets a try too. She was a natural.


Miss Nelma was kind enough to take a video of my quick bluebonnet demonstration so I could post it on YouTube. I always wanted to do that. Now I can strike that off my bucket list. I’ve done a zillion painting demos and always say afterwards, “Man, this turned out great. I wish I had this on video.” Duh!

You may or may not get this video link on your post. I can’t figure out when it posts or not.


So, my Friday was filled with fun and friends, and now captured for posterity on video. I just may do that more often.