Thursday, December 30, 2010

Eula's Treasure

I wanted to take a minute to share with you a painting I created this season. This is a large (one of the biggest I've ever done) 18x24 wood panel. It is entitled "Eula's Treasure".

This was created to honor my grandmother. We lost her a few years ago, but her memory is very strong in our family of women. She loved to garden, and the flowers she cultivated were a joy to see every spring. Among her many favorites were irises. If you look close you can see I added a few irises among the bounty of magnolias (I think that is what they are.....I did not get the gardener gene). Across her wings are the words " In the spring when the irises bloom I feel the warmth of her smile upon me" This is a line from a poem my sister wrote about her. I did a few new techniques on this one, including spray paint over some snips of my dried out shrubs and a tissue paper dress. This was gift to my mom for Christmas.

My card club will get to see a mini crop photo shop version of this painting. It will be January's club only card. I will post it here on New Years Day.

Prints will be available after the new year.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Monday Morning!

I hope you all had a happy holiday, we had a quiet one at home. We visited family the weekend before and stayed home to watch the snow fall. We also had a little movie marathon..... Lil Fockers on Christmas eve and Black Swan on Christmas night night. Now back to work :)

First up---- FREE Shipping in my web store on purchases over $50 this includes original art! If Santa left you some spending money, why not give yourself the gift of art?? ( I did:) I will tell you more when it arrives!) or better yet.....4 days left to join my card club! you will get a card every month for the next year! Current members....I have the January card ready!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Warm Wishes!

I am snowed in, so what better way to celebrate winter than with a new painting? "Snow Angel"

This glistening beauty measures 16x18 and was created on wood panel. She is wrapping her winter arms around a tiny village. Sparkling snow dances in the air and glass glitter adorn her hair. I photo layered this print and added text to create a card. The original is full of tissue texture, glass glitter, stickles and metallic paints. She will join me at Artfest at Icefest this January in Hamilton OH.
If you are an ice queen fanatic like me and are interested in the original, feel free to contact me for a price on the painting. Prints will be offered late in January.

Monday, December 20, 2010


Just a quick ETSY update! I listed two new card designs- The first is here. The original will be available in my web store. Click here to view. This is the the altered version I created with bold text. I had this made into 5x7 cards available in my ETSY store now.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas UPDATE!

This morning I received an email from a customer asking for a print to be framed. I just happened to have a framed print left from a recent art market, I generally never list a framed print. Why am I telling you this? because it never hurts to ask! If you are looking for something to give that special person and do not see it in my shop, just ask! I have a variety of items that I take to local markets and never list in my stores. I have a few ornaments, cosmetic bags and a variety of print sizes left. What are you interested in?......just ask!
Pictured is a mini print (5x5) Christmas Angel from last year :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holiday Countdown!!

My family is celebrating early this I am nearly finished with all my preparations. I am shipping daily, so you still have time to shop in my stores! Everything I have listed is ready to ship, most items ship same or next day. My art cards are great stocking stuffers, I have a couple pocket mirrors left and for that special, hard to buy for person I have several one of kind pieces of original art. Go to my new store, and get free shipping on orders over $50- CLICK HERE

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Snowy Sunday

Good morning! We had a nice time at the event in Covington last night. I came home in the rain, but found a few awesome online sales took place while I was out, so that makes the night a success. My next show is in January, ARTFEST at IceFEST. I am working on new pieces for this show. This is a peek at a new painting. It measures 14x18 on cradled wood. She is nameless right now.

I have learned a lesson and I will pass it on. When someone you really do not know, but you thought was a genuine you a suggestion that starts with, "I tried this and failed miserably....." be wary of taking that suggestion. When you make it successful, by giving it your own spin...they will call you a thief.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Sisterhood

The countdown to Christmas has started for me. My family moved our celebration up to December 18/19, so I lost a week of procrastination. I am almost caught up, I am down to giftcards and wrapping paper needed. Today I am off to Hobby Lobby to pick up a few giftbags, before I go, a quick shop update.

I listed three new card styles on ETSY. This design is borrowed from one of my favorites clients. She commissioned this piece, before I completed it I took a photo and altered it for a card. The words are her sentiment. I can't say anymore, I don't want to give away any clues in case the person this was created for has not received her gift yet. I thought this was a beautiful thought for a sister or best friend. The orginal is sold, so this is only available as a card.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Monday Morning Update!

Good Monday Morning! I had a long weekend full of snow! We got our first FULL snow. The ground was covered and it is sooo cold! I had a small Christmas Art show this past Saturday, it was very enlightening to say the least. I move on. I met some great artists, bought a fabulous cat hat and beautiful cat magnets. I sold a little, I think the snow scared off shoppers, online sales were moving faster, so I am off to the post office today with my bundle of packages. I left my car packed, we are going to another show Saturday night and that will be all for this year.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Northside ART show!

Just a quick post to let you know I will be set up at the Northside Art show tomorrow!!! Come out and visit early, snow is in the forecast! I will have new art, lots of cards, new ornaments (just for this show!) and some very special fabric accessories created with my art, this is all I can tell you about my latest items. I created these for all my sisters for Christmas (they will read this) so you will have to wait until after Christmas to see my new goodies...UNLESS you are local, then you will see them tomorrow......... if you brave the snow at shop at Northside :)
I will keep my online shops open tomorrow and hopefully keep track of sales with my iphone. If you see an original you have to have....don't wait!
Give the gift of art for one wants another toaster :)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Happy December!

December is finally here! I am getting ready for a Christmas art sale Saturday, have new art cards and a few stuffed glass ornaments I am working things are busy here!

I received my Christmas angels from Somerset yesterday. I listed the originals on ETSY, they will make a wonderful addition to your holiday decor! Click here to make the original your own! My favorite is "City of David" this piece has an antique Christmas feel. Here is the listing :) I ship all art priority, so there is still plenty of time to get it displayed for Christmas!

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