If anyone would like to contact me about any of my glassware, I charge $12 each glass (plus shipping), you pick the design. They can be mixed and matched, or all the same. Of course, because each one is individually painted by hand, they are not identical. All glassware is safe to use and is washable, either by hand (preferred) or dishwasher safe.

I can be reached via e-mail at alida.wiora@gmail.com and will get back to you regarding specifics. Thank you for your interest!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

My Newest Project in Progress...

I know no one has heard from me in a while, but trust me... I'm still around!  Lately, I've been working on this lion.  He's quite a project as I haven't attempted painting animals in some years.  This is just the basics, mind you, and not nearly finished.  I've just started to add some detail and have a lot further to go.  I've been a total slacker!    For those of you interested, I will continue to keep you posted, and for those of you who have asked, thanks for your patience...

Friday, March 25, 2011

Thank you all for your sweet comments. All of you make me want to keep painting!! I went to the garden center last weekend and took some new pictures of flowers. Next venture is going to be a Calla Lily (yellow).

I am also going to purchase Grapes of Wrath for my Kindle... it's been a long time since I've read it and it's such a classic! Good suggestion.

Thank you all again... and thank you for following my blog! :)
March 25, 2011 5:13 AM

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

It's Finally Completed....

Okay, so I finally got focused and out of my funk!  I completed the Roses of Sharon tonight.  I hope you all enjoy my newest piece.  I look forward to your feedback, as always!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What I'm Working On Now....

Okay, everybody, I've finally had the opportunity to get back to this painting!  I know, I know...  I've been going through a "painter's block" and have been way too neglectful.  But, as you can see from my last post, I've refocused, it seems to be coming together, and I WILL get this done!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas 2010

I have been blessed with a wonderful Christmas holiday season in 2010, spending time with family and friends.  This year the celebration will continue through the New Year as we have more friends and family to celebrate life with.  We seem to have run out of time for it all!!!  For all of you that come to visit my blog, I thank you and hope that you will continue to check in.  I have many projects currently in the works, with even more ideas flashing through my mind, so I will keep this updated as paintings are completed.  My cat, Oliver, sends his best wishes for a blessed New Year to all!
Additional wine glass selection

Sunday, November 28, 2010

This is a painting that I did last week for Lillian Grace English who graced our Earth recently...  she is a real beauty!!  This is not typically my style of painting, but thoroughly enjoyed the process.  It was fun stepping out of my comfort zone and doing something different.  I added iridescent paint to the fairy's wings, her dress and the butterfly. 

Saturday, November 13, 2010

This was painted on the bottom of two California Job Case drawers.  The Koy panels are my take on an Asian silk screen that I saw and fell in love with. 

Friday, November 12, 2010

Chargo's Apple Orchard ~ 20" x 20" acrylic.  This was painted in remembrance of a wonderful childhood with a lot of chasing through Chargo's apple orchard in Northern Michigan.
Red Poppy ~ 20' x 20" acrylic.  I was experimenting with this painting and it is my version of someone else' painting.  However, I learned a great deal from doing this and was very pleased with its outcome.
Approximately 3' for 4' acrylic of an Iris from my garden.
White Flower in acrylic
Another assortment of wine glasses that are available for purchase.  As stated above, these glasses are dishwasher safe or can be hand-washed, which is preferable.  These designs go all the way around each glass.  Glasses can be purchased individually or in sets of 2 or more, you pick the design.  No two glasses are identical.
Oil painting I painted from a photograph that I purchased at an art fair many years ago.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A beautiful day...

It's hard to believe that it's already November and it's still in the 60's here in northern Indiana!  I had a little fun sketching today during lunch at the park.  He was a really inquisitive squirrel!

This fire breathing dragon was done for Baron out of polymer clay. A request for a really great kid that I was more than happy to fill!

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with catchup

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fall is in the air...

As my friend's son was walking up the sidewalk to my house, a colorful leaf blew in front of him.  He bent down, picked it up, and brought it in the house.  He told me that he thought the leaf was exactly what I needed to paint!  He was right... instead of painting it, though, I pulled out my Prismacolors and sketch pad and went to work.  This is what I came up with ~

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I had a wonderful extended weekend with the visit of my Mom and Step-Dad who came down from northern Michigan.  We spent our time together enjoying each others' company as our times together are too far and too few between.  Between all of the good laughs and good food, we found time to go to our local zoo and did a bit of clothes shopping, antiquing and a picnic in the park.  Meanwhile, I found time to paint a vase for Mom to take home with her.  It was sad to watch them leave the driveway, but the visit was a blessing and much enjoyed by all.