Tuesday, November 30, 2010

~Pretty New Colors~

I bought a few new colors at JoAnn's the other day. This light olive green and the coral I used on the flower and her lips. They are really pretty colors and I am very happy how this turned out. She is available on ETSY.

It's been raining a lot lately. It is weird because ya think we'd be getting snow. I should not complain though. Because I'd rather it rain than snow. I am sure we will have plenty of that soon enough! Time for me to get cleaned up and relax. I am tried!

~Nothing New~

I re-worked a painting that I did back in May. I have only been painting since then and I can totally tell the difference a bit of practice makes.

~Tucker's Angel re-worked~

Instead of working on something new, I decided to do more "tweaking". It really just started with the eyes, but I added more coats of paint to make the colors more vibrant. I have noticed that when I add eye color to these paintings, it gives them more life. So, that is what I have been doing with some of my older paintings.

Tucker is still hanging in the sun room. I bought a space heater for those chilly evenings. There's all glass back there and without that heater it would get pretty cold. I only keep it at mid 50's. It would run all hours if not. But, it is much better than spending those nights outdoors in 30 to 40 degrees. Plus, he stays out of trouble. He is actually quite affectionate, if not a bit rough at times. But, he does kill squirrels, so he's a mighty I try to go either play or pet him at least 5 to 10 times a day. Sometimes it feels like my job..taking care of all these kitties but I love to do it.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

~Those Green Eyes~

Well, here is an angel that looks a lot like me! hahaha. This is a larger painting than I have been doing lately. It is an 8x10 canvas board. I like her stringy hair. This one was really fun to paint. I wanted desperately to make something a little different and I think I achieve it here.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

~Green Apple Angel Box~

I thought I would never get around to painting today. But, as dinner was cooking in the oven, I took the opportunity to work on this. I love the colors. I was a bit apprehensive at first. I mean I doubt I would wear the color "green apple" but it is very pretty up against yellow, black and white. I started my first Frita painting. I have not gotten too far on her, but I think I will probably have her finished tomorrow. It's gotten quite chilly here. I left the house only once, to get the mail. lol What's it gonna be like when the snow comes. I might be cooped up for days.

Friday, November 26, 2010

~Round Angel Box~

I finished a box painting this morning, despite feeling a bit under the weather. I am hoping the headache does not come back, but I can still feel remnants of it, so I have to take it easy. I must be getting pretty good at paintings these lovelies, because this was pretty easy, despite my loopy condition. I kept her simple though, so that helped. Regardless of her simplicity, I think she is beautiful.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

~Pink Winged Angel~

Not too much time to paint today, but I was able to get this little 4x5 finished. She will be listed on ETSY in the next day or so.
I am not cooking for Thanksgiving this year. Instead I am going to Amish Country with my mother, brother and his kids. It will be nice not to have to clean, prepare food and do dishes that's for sure! I might even be able to do a little painting tomorrow. I already have two sketched out on boxes, so we will see.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

~Angel Box Redo~

I did a quick little update on a box I painted back in May. WOW..Color really brought it to life. I like it SOOOO much better now. The sides have large crackle, which is not easy to see in the photo. Anyway, this is going to my younger sister for her birthday & Christmas. She's one of the unlucky ones to have them fall close together. Not that I don't give her plenty of She usually doesn't read my block, so this "should" be a surprise. She'll be getting all sorts of hand made's from me this year.

~Set of 4 Cards~

I just added more cards to Ebay. I wanted to lower the price, but Ebay charges me $1.40 per sale. WHAT? I am going to add these to ETSY as well. If you want to order them straight from me, I can discount the Ebay fees. Now, back to work!

~Whimsical Flower Box~

Here is a fun and whimsical flower box I have placed on ETSY. The crackle finish on it is great and I love the colors. I am running out of room because of all this art I am making. lol I am using up all those canvas's and supplies I bought over the summer, though. It is good that I have a creative bug. It is keeping me occupied and enjoying myself.

~Angel Greeting Cards~

Available Now on ETSY. I have 9 sets ready to ship for the holidays. I am offering mix and match on my sales blog. And soon will have My Island girls available. If you don't know what I am referring to then jet on over to my other blogs to find out!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

~Bird of Paradise- Island Girl~

The 4th in "My Island Girl" series. She has an ethnic look about her, except for her stunning blue eyes. Hey, that could happen. Anyway, I have post her on my sales blog and am offering prints of all four together for a great price.

~Little Whimsical Flowers~

This is a little 4x4 painting. I love how it turned out. I am debating on where I should put it ETSY or EBAY. It would make a great stocking stuffer..hint hint.

This has a glossy crackle finish that makes it real neat.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

~Yellow Roses- Island Girl~

This is one of my favorites. I sound redundunt, don't I? lol I thought she kinda looked like Madonna when she was young (with black hair that is) She is available on my sales blog.

~Hand Knit Neck Warmers~

I just listed 4 new neck warmers, just in time for the cold weather and the holidays. They are available in my ETSY shop. Click on the image to go to the listing.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

~Little Angel & Her Dolly"

I finally got something created, today. This cute chunky painting was inspired by a little girl named Luci. She lives in Greece. I did a commissioned painting of her yesterday and wanted to make something a little more on the whimsical side. This is my last chunky canvas...that I have in stock that is. lol Trying to use up what I have before going to purchase any more.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

~Daisies In Her Hair~

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to walk around with flowers in your hair like this. I mean, you could if you want to pay to have it put up and pined in place, but then eventually the flowers would droop and well it just would not last. I love the dramatic look this has with the hot pink, black hair and Indian & Turquoise blue. I never like turquoise besides the jewelry, but wow I really love painting with it. Can you tell? It is just very stunning. The eyes are magical. She is available on in my ETSY shop.

Monday, November 15, 2010

~My Island Girl~

I love the quickness of painting on a small canvas. I really enjoy being able to finish something within an hour. It's such great therapy for ADD. lol I am very thrilled that I got to create something today. I spent most of it running errands and just piddling around with Ebay and chatting on Facebook. Facebook is amazing. I can communicate with friends in Japan, Greece and all over the world for free.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

~Siamese Kitty Angel~

Moses & Chin Chin, my two feral Siamese cats, are the inspiration behind this little 5x7 painting. If only I could hold them like this picture. But, I do believe that I will be able to in heaven. I have read the book of Enoch. Enoch is in the old testament, the grandfather of Noah. He was a prophet of the time and walked with God. Enoch did not die, according to the bible, but he was taken up with God. Enoch wrote about how the angels had jobs in heaven ( and on earth) among other things. So if Enoch was right, then I think I will be a kitty caretaker angel. As most would already say that I am. Therefore, one day in heaven I will hold and kiss these two feral kitties. They will understand that I gave them a good home away from the rough outdoors and all will be well.

~Things aren't always black & white~

I am sitting here debating on whether to paint today. I suppose it would be good to take the full day off of creating all together. I am just not sure I am capable. What else is there to do? Clean, watch TV? That sounds so dull. I'll probably puts around online and get inspired, I suppose. I painted this one because my sister said she liked the Raven Hair'd Box. So, I kept the color scheme similar. I kinda like the simplicity of this one. I also like that she can be hung immediately without a frame. I think it's neat that way. I'll be placing this on my sales blog tomorrow. But, today I get to put on the things that did not sell on Ebay. Most of which are going on my gift list to family. I suppose that having ten females on my list is a good thing, cuz everyone's getting something made!

Friday, November 12, 2010

~Spring Is In The Air~

Here is another re-worked painting. I added eye color is all. This one will make a great print for a card. That's enough of me today, don't you think? Not that anyone is reading this anyway. I don't care. As long as I am having fun, that is all that matters.

~Reworked painting~

I reworked a painting that was just on Ebay. I added eye color and this cool tile effect background. This one is going to be going on my gift list. I cannot say who, incase she reads my blog. But, I think the colors will match her bedroom...hinthint. Lol

~Guarded Heart~

It's another gorgeous day. I am loving it! Although, I am not really getting outside to enjoy it..but, that does not mean I can't appreciate it!

My first painting of the day. I just put this new painting on my sales blog. This chunky canvas is so cool.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Blog Giveaway

Offering a blog giveaway on my new sales blog. Just sign up as a follower and you could win this notebook!

~Lovey Dove~

Up before 8 am today. That's a first for some time now. Going to do some chores before I start creating today. The sun is out, once again which makes me happy. It's been unseasonably warm this week and I like it very much! While Denver got 2 inches of snow yesterday..hee hee. I don't miss that. But, I am sure we are going to get some of that here soon enough. Honestly, I am not sure I am ready for the holiday season, yet. It just seems time is going by so fast.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

~Brighten My Day~

Another one of my ultimate favorite paintings, so far. Just looking at this one brightens my day. This "fall forward" really is screwing me up. I normally would work till much later in the day, but seem to be calling it quits way before I would rather. Then I find myself itching to do something by the time 9pm rolls around. So, here I am posting yet another entry on one of my art blogs. My mind is reeling about all the things I want to work on tomorrow. Will it be like this all winter? Gosh, I hope not. My intention to make Thanksgiving dolls is ruined. No motivation and now Christmas dolls are the hot thing selling. Before I know it Christmas will be here. YIKES. At least the winter goes fast, right? I think I have a new addiction...painting. It is quite addictive for me at least. I choose small canvas's that generally take me about an hour. Once I am finished with one. I am ready to start another. Practice makes perfect is what I am telling myself. I feel blessed to have the time and resources to paint for fun. It won't always be this way, especially if I have to get a job, finish school or start a business, but right now it is playtime. Thank You Lord!

~Pink Roses For You~

I did something a little different today with some roses. I am happy how it turned out. These little 5x7 paintings are so quick and fun to make. Plus they look quite fabulous framed. This one is going on Ebay tonight, if I can bare to part with her. LOL

I need to post some dollies that I made over the summer along with her. So, I better get to it. Not only does creating art take time, but posting it is very time consuming as well. I rarely look forward to that part. lol

Hand painted notebook

I painted this paper mache notebook the other day. I cracked it, but I think I like it better without the crackle. Part of the reason for crackling was to give it a shinny smooth finish, but I am not entirely thrilled about the imperfect face. What to do... I have not decided to auction it off or give it away as a gift. In the meantime, I am going to need to look for a sealer that is glossy because the painted surface on this book ends up being too flat and a bit like a chalk board to the touch, without sealer.

~Raven Hair'd Angel~

I am crazy for boxes! lol This one I want to keep! lol At least for a while. I am not in the mood to make dolls. They take so much time and energy versus painting. The days seem so short. Often I find myself sitting in front of the TV at only 6pm thinking it's that time...NOT. At least the weather is nice this week. I am not looking forward to shoveling snow in my long driveway this year!

~Print on Wood Box~

I love this box. It's a print on wood. I placed this on Ebay last night. Click on the image to go to the auction. Honestly, I will be sad to let this one go. It is my favorite. I like to hang onto my fav's, but seeing how I really have only sold a couple handful of paintings so far...I have to keep trying. I can tell I am getting better and that is the whole point in painting. I have only been painting (not even) 4 months out of my life, really. (and that's only part time) So, I should not feel entirely bad at all. It is a process and learning experience. I have fun and that is all that counts.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Green Angel Box

I have been making so many things lately I can barely keep up with blogging about it. Then there is all that time I will have to spend getting auctions ready. I am still hashing out in my mind what to offer first because there are so many things! I would consider placing some on ETSY, but it has not been profitable for, I doubt it.

This is a favorite of mine because I love green. Well, I actually am loving teal much more than I ever thought I would really. I think I have grown a deep appreciation of color in general.

~Faith, Love, Joy~

It is a gorgeous day, here in Ohio. Dave is being a wonderful husband and cleaning out all the litter boxes for me. I mean washing, not just scooping. Wow...I know what a great guy right?

As far as me, I am painting...again. I will probably do some cleaning around here myself as soon as I post my new creations. As far as these lovelies...I will be placing these three 5x7 paintings on Ebay this week along with some many others that I have been working on.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Dove In The Breeze - Redone

I tweaked a painting I did this summer. I added a crackle to the sides and her hallo. I also repainted her skin and added blue to her eyes. Wow, it made all the difference. This painting is so pretty and I think I like adding color to the angel's eyes now. It really gives them so much more personality. This painting along with the teal box I just did and a few new items (all with a teal theme) will be going up on Ebay this week. If they don't sell, then I suppose they will make great presents..or just something nice to keep because I do love them so much!

~Teal Angel Box~

I have been painting these paper boxes and am great satisfaction from them. I love the crackle effect. It almost makes it look like aged leather. I bought a few sets of these to paint, so I hope I don't bore you with them. They make great gifts for the holidays and will be added to my gift list for sure.

I am excited about painting some more, I should get going!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

~Tucker's Angel~

Tucker, the stray cat, got fixed today. So, while he slept this afternoon I created this large painting. I started posting my paintings on Ebay in hopes to start raising money for my kitty rescue adventure. Many of you who know me well know that it is a dream of mine to create a cage free no kill shelter for cats. There is a long road ahead of me when I think about doing this....So, I thought I would try getting inspired by it. All of my profit from my art is now going to this effort. I'll get there someday!

Monday, November 1, 2010

"Flowers In Her Hair"

This little painting got reworked and I stuck it on Ebay. I've been procrastinating on dolls and still painting. I hate how the house gets messy when I work. My next house I am gonna have a huge office and craft room set instead of painting in one room, sewing in another and using the computer once again in I have been thinking about going back to school. I got my student loan damage the other day. It's about 30K or higher. Yikes! I really need to get back to it so I can get the degree. Though the payments will be like $800 a month by the time I graduate. That's a mortgage in some states! I think that is why I stopped going. I was well aware of the amount of money it is going to take to finish my degree and the reality of living in a place that I may not get a job in my field was all too evident. My skills in 2D animation are good enough to do some freelance work...but I don't know where to start. It is something I have to ponder some more.