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The DIY Deck in Pictures

My feet on the new deck!

When I purchased this home a couple of years ago the side stairs and small 3 by 3 foot landing were in pretty rough shape, but still usable. By the beginning of this Summer they were detaching from the house and were unsafe to continue using. My Dad and brother dropped by about a week ago and built this new 6 by 8 foot deck and staircase for me in one day.

This is the story in pictures… (click them for a larger image)

My Dad (John) the mason and younger brother (Stephen) the journeyman carpenter are awesome! I love you both and the new side deck rocks!

Growth Handpainted Box Set

Newly listed one of a kind miniature box set in the shop today.

This set of two unique maple wood turned boxes have been gessoed, sanded, meticulously decorated with India ink and artist quality acrylic, rubbed with a dark walnut stain inside and out then varnished three times for durability. Continue reading

Hand painted jewellery box – Burst

hand painted jewellery box by artist jessica doyle

handpainted miniature box by jessica doyle

hand painted jewellery box by artist jessica doyle

Colour Burst!

This rounded unique maple wood turned box has been gessoed, sanded, meticulously decorated artist quality acrylic then varnished four times for durability. The inside is sanded smooth after a couple of coats of gesso.

“Burst” is signed on it’s bottom by me, the artist and is availble for purchase in the art shop within the Handpainted Boxes Section.

Box Dimensions – 1 1/2″H by 2 1/8″W (H-3.8cm by W-5.4cm) It’s tiny!

And it’s an Art Box – a Homeless One at That

Update – This box has since sold! Thank you! Other one of a kind boxes are available in this section of my shop.

The nameless ones

I painted this box to go with a series of three paintings, I finished in late 2008, entitled The Nameless Ones.

This Nameless One’s box has to be my most viewed and most favorited listing on Etsy. It’s been viewed close to 4000 times. And I do wonder why it hasn’t sold yet. I even did a kick-ass job with the photography as it’s graced the front page of Etsy numerous times which could indeed account for some of it’s high view numbers.

The nameless ones

It is hand painted by me, with India ink and the finest artist quality acrylic. This box has been gessoed, sanded and varnished three times for durability.

Box Dimensions – 2 11/16 by 2 5/8 inches or 68mm by 66mm

The nameless ones

If you buy this box and mention this blog post in the message to seller upon checkout I will ship one, 5×5 inch print, from the Nameless One’s series, of your choice, with it. Happy Friday!

Cool Hand Painted Art Beads

Art Beads

A selection of the most recent *OOAK Art Beads that I have painted with India ink and acrylic. They are each varnished three times for durability. The small blue one in the foreground measures 5/8″ or 15mm.

This post from earlier this month featured a close up of one of these beads.

*OOAK – one of a kind

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