Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Happy Holidays!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! Last week I drove up to Southern Indiana,  packed up my nieces and brought them back to my house for a few days of fun before driving back to Louisville for Christmas with our family. We baked cookies and went ice skating and watched alot of reality tv.

I'm still shopping instead of working!.....I love after Christmas shopping....it is my favorite time to shop!!! I'm shipping daily,  its time to buy yourself a gift!
use code NEWYEAR12

 My goal next year is move into new areas of art. I will still have my prints in my ETSY shop, but it may be a bit longer before any new paintings show up.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thank you all for making this a wonderful year! I am looking forward to a new year of new art! Thank you to all my fantastic art buyers who support me all year! You are loved <3

Monday, December 12, 2011

New ANGELS for Christmas

My BOGO card sale is still happening all week, if you have already mailed your Christmas cards, think
Stock up now!

New Angel Prints listed-

I listed a few new prints of some angels that have never been listed as prints. These are printed in 8x8 square on 8.5x11. I would frame these in rustic frames!

These two pieces are some of the first angels I created in 2009. They were painted on tiny 4.5x4.5 squares of wood. My goal in 2012 is to go back to the small format.....and cut my own wood :) Lets hope Santa brings me a saw!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Happy Weekend!

Welcome to the weekend! This weeks special is a BOGO!! Buy one get one! All of my 5x7 ART cards are BOGO this week only-
 ( or until I run out, some designs are limited and some are already sold out! )

Purchase your art card and in the notes to seller box just let me know which card you would like for free!
 -Do not purchase the freebie-

Buy one get one-
Buy two get two-
Buy three get three!!!!

These cards are perfect for 5x7 frames! They make wonderful gifts for teachers, neighbors, sisters, girlfriends......

I am shipping daily!
 If you see a card that may not be currently listed please contact me I will check my inventory. I am relisting cards daily as they sell. Many cards are available in multiples, just ask!

Friday, December 2, 2011

FREE Shipping WEEK!

Happy December everyone! I am fully stocked with cards and have a few pendants left! I am shipping EVERY day to make sure you get your items in time for the holiday! REMEMBER all of my cards will fit directly into a 5x7 frame, these make beautiful inexpensive gifts!
 use ETSY code
for FREE shipping!

Monday, November 21, 2011


THIS WEEK ONLY!! I have reduced 4 ORIGINAL paintings to more than half OFF!! This is the last week in my etsy shop, they are going back to the gallery after Thursday for the Christmas walk. Don't miss your chance to own original art or give a unique gift to someone you love.

All my art is shipped PRIORITY in the U.S.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Art Show UPDATE!

"garden party"
recycled table top~~will be with me at the show
ready to hang
Show special $125- pick up only

Last Minute add on!!! I will be selling at---

Ryle High School PTSA
Holiday Arts and Craft Show
Union KY

TONIGHT!  Nov. 18 Friday- 7-10pm AND
Saturday Nov. 19 9-4

Monday, November 14, 2011

Mondate Morning update!

I can't believe the holidays are upon us.....this year has really flown by! Last year my resolution was to loose weight (like everyone) I started the year strong and lost 20 pounds by April. Then I went on vacation......and came home. I was tired of dieting and decided to just workout EXTRA hard.....I hurt my knee and was forced to lay around and eat.....well, I chose to eat :P ........I gained back 10lbs... UGH! Soooo, I'm back at it, again. I lost the 10 extra  pounds this month, but I am stopped at "my wall".  If you have ever tried to loose weight you know what the WALL is.....the number you can never get past .

I watch the Biggest Loser, which is so inspiring. I am lucky to have never faced a weight issue of that magnitude, and the fact that the contestants can wokout like an athlete gives me the courage to try to change my life style......so here I am at 43, learning to eat better and exercise. The eating better is a HUGE undertaking, I am the worlds  most picky eater. I try, thats about all I can say. I eat the same stuff over and over and long for my fast food faves.

I did do something this past week that I am proud of... I went to an exercise class, by myself....all alone. I was nervous......more scared, I think. I thought if I went early in the morning the class would have more people my age there....WRONG. I read a bit about this new studio that had just opened, its called Pure Barre and it looked like something I could do. I went in for my free first time class, at first there was just two other people there, so I thought OK, I'll be fine. My first panic happened when I asked the girl next to me if she had done this class before. Her reply "no, I'm a dance instructor and I have been told by my athlete friends that this was the toughest workout they have ever endured" ......I screamed inside......as I was looking for the exit, the rest of the sorority of sexy fit 20 somethings piled in and music started. Here I was STUCK in a room full of fit, hot looking, young girls in tight workout gear. I was wearing loose fitting grey sweats....hoping my ass was covered.....need I say more?
I did get through all 55 minutes of this painful, lift, tighten and tone class. I think I'm going back. I also think I'm going to try hot yoga....a funny thing happens when you try something new and succeed, you feel the desire to try some else new. This years resolution will be to step outside of my comfort zone. Try something new every month.

Now back to art. Sorry you had to hear my personal drama, it does relate, trying something new is how I ended up here, working as an artist........following my passion. I think everyone should make a list of the little things they have always desired to do, like a bucket list, but of smaller things that you can easily accomplish once a week or a month...whatever time and life will allow. A million little things can make up one BIG life.

Now for art----- This is my latest angel. She is TALL. 8x36

I pieced her together on a long wood plank. Distressed with walnut stain, She is painted in weathered aqua/blue and unbleached titanium. LOVE her, this is one of my favorites.

Make your list today......or just try one new thing, even if its broccoli (on my list) 

Have a wonderful week!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Think Stocking stuffers!

These fun pieces of wearable art are the perfect stocking stuffer! These are mini prints of my original art, set in a tray and covered in crystal clear glass.  Each necklace will come in a beautiful silk jewelry pouch, hanging from an organdy ribbon necklace. Perfect gift under $20

Visit both of my shops to see all  of my new styles-


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Hope is the thing with feathers-

A few months ago I created a large piece inspired by one of my favorite birds, a peacock. This painting is also inspired by another favorite of mine.....an owl. I pictured a little girl who loves owls so much, that she dreams of sitting right up in the trees with her feathered friends.
Created in fall colors, with snippets of papers and vintage books, she is perched in the trees. I also added a bit of a poem from Emily Dickenson. Look close...you will see her friends sitting next to her.

for listing-Click here

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I can't believe the holidays are here! I am really behind on everything! Here is clearance special- $10 glass pendant CLICK HERE (If you miss this one convo me, I have a couple left.)

My November to do list......I seem to get occupied with one thing and have trouble with time management. I will try to catch up on my blogging this month. I am on a few wait list for winter art shows, which really sucks. It's a waiting game. I will have new items in Creative Hands by first Friday, I promise :))
Not planning new art, right now. I am however, working on my free motion sewing skills.....more on that later.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Halloween ART Pendants!

I have three new designs with festive fun ribbon necklaces! These are left from my the last art show,  and the last to be done this season. These are limited EDITION- Check them out in both shops!


~Purple Party Girl with Skulls~

Dress up your every day work clothes with a little festive fun!
Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Art Off Pike 2011--- the review

--CAUTION--- I ramble in this post..not happy today.

This was my first time at Art Off Pike in Covington. The day started off with a short drive into downtown Covington. We arrived at my booth space, which was occupied with a van being unloaded, I unloaded on the sidewalk waiting for him move....when he was finished we pulled out the tent, started to set up, when in pulls another van......seriously? Are we invisible??? This person felt like she was too good to walk across the lot, like rest of us. She was nasty and rude to me....this is how my day started off, being bullied by my neighbor artist.....nice.

The rest of the day followed suit.....a kid stopped behind my tent to puke..... a bag lady strolled by....Did I mention the alley full of garbage cans behind me????  How could I forget? We enjoyed the wonderful aroma of sewage drain and garbage throughout the day....Yes, I paid to set up here. ugh.

The crowd seemed to be lookers not buyers. The show volunteers were great, the art was really top notch. I wish I could have shopped, but with low sales, that is not an option.  Most of the other artist I spoke with were not happy with the sales. Weather was perfect. It was just one of those shows. Live and learn......(and take notes)

"My Life is a Circus"
12x24 wood

Friday, October 7, 2011

Two more for Halloween!

This is one of the last two Halloween  pieces I will make this year- Her witchy sister is also just listed in my ETSY Shop. CLICK HERE TO SEE her listing 

They are going with me Sunday to Art off Pike (see below for link to the event) so don't miss out!

Purchase one of these on ETSY and a special treat with arrive with her!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Art show UPDATE!

Quick Update! The sun is shining! the weather will be great I'm sure!

I will be at ART OFF PIKE this Sunday!
downtown, Covington, KY
space 16

I am fully re-stocked on art cards. 6 new paintings will be with me, and new pendant designs.
See you there!

Last show of the month! Don't miss it:)))

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I want to thank everyone that came out this past weekend to Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park. I had a beautiful weekend and a wonderful time! Thank you so much for supporting local art. The art show was full of fabulous things, I even came home with a print from another artist! I love to collect local art from everywhere I go! I will show it off after I have it framed.

Here are a few images from my booth.....my candy helped distract little hands from grabbing the pendants!

I sold many originals. Thank you again! Someone asked me if it is hard to let them go. Honestly.....sometimes it is. When you put your heart and soul into a creation it is hard to let it go. On the other hand, knowing I created something that makes another person over joyed to bring it home, gives me a happiness that is really hard to describe. If you are an artist, you know what I mean ;)

Next up-
Art off Pike
October 9, 11-5
Covington, KY

See you there!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Fall show update!

Last minute add on--- I will be at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park art show September 24&25

We had a great time at Bellevue Art in the Park. Thank you to everyone who came out to see me! I love meeting my online friends!

For those of you who asked, I will have MORE earrings....new styles! Plus re- stock of cards!! 

See you there......

Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday UPDATE-

I will be at Art in the Park again this year!
Saturday September 10, 11-5

I have 70+ new pendants available! NEW Original ART and lots of cards and prints!
I have a mixed media piece donated to the WNKU  art auction, please stop in the auction tent and place a bid!
 I will reopen after I check my inventory.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Next up.....my favorite breeds

Just finished five breed paintings. I started with my favorite breed, and I will move on from there. This will be sold as a print. The original is created on 8x10 canvas board without text. Ready to frame.  If  you wish to purchase the original contact me. I can eaisly add your pets name (or leave blank) to the painting.
If you have a favorite pet photo and would love a mixed media portrait piece created just for you. The link is below.

I am also taking custom orders for my girlie girl paintings. Contact me soon if you need something special for Christmas!

(custom order little boy and guardian angel)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Looking for PET inspiration!

Not only is my life full of little girls but my family LOVES our furbabies. I am working on my latest artistic endeavour.........all about the love of animals. { The post below is the card I created for a rescue.}

 My next design was created of my new puppy. I take a digital picture, add a little photoshop.....paint...collage paper.....ink.....distress....MORE paint.....
Several layers of print paper....and more paint.... DONE!

This was created on an 8x10 canvas board.

 My vision is to create a full series of dog breeds, cats and rescue inspired pieces. I may take custom orders, contact me for more info. I'm looking for great pet pictures to use in this project. The best pics are close  up, color and of your pet only. I would like your permission to use the photo, so please don't send copyrighted professional photos (unless you are the photographer). The above was an iphone shot. If I use your photo to include in my series I will send you a free mini print and you will have the opportunity to purchase the original.

Please send your jpeg digital pictures to my email T.seiler@insightbb.com
post them here-

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dog Lovers-

Quick post update- I designed a new card for my favorite local rescue. Located to the right ------>

and down a bit, is a Paypal Button. 100% goes to charity. 

I am working on more pet pieces. Check back later this week for information on how you can purchase an original  piece of art created for your pet or favorite breed.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday Morning UPDATE-

This is just a quick post- I have the HALLOWEEN pendants done. There are four prints. Most of these are going to my next art show. I have four listed online- Click here to visit my ETSY shop

Sorry for the bad picture, we were cloudy yesterday.
They will arrive with a 24 inch ball chain.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

weekly UPdate

I have been busy with puppy care all week. This is my latest creation. My hope is to create an entire line of dog and cat pieces to help with rescue. This is the first piece. Cards are also available with all proceeds going directly to my furbabies rescue organization.

A portion of the proceeds from this sale will go directly to animal rescue.


Monday, August 8, 2011

Monday Morning update!

Shop is full of NEW ART! 5 new mini paintings.....including 2 for Halloween!
(shop will close this weekend while I am at DAZE art show)


Devou Arts Zone Experience

Saturday August 13, 12-9 Devou Park, Covington KY

Art- Music and PUPPETS!!!

See you there!

I will have all new cards----PENDANTS------and large UP-Cycled Paintings!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My work this summer---

I have been working most of the summer on a collaboration of sorts with writer Lisa Engelhardt. Together we have created a line of angels that will be produced and manufactured by Christian Gifts of Faith. These angels will be sold to retailers nationwide this fall. We are so excited, and eagerly awaiting our product samples. The end product is still a secret......but I can promise you this, our little creations will be wonderful gifts to all of those people in your life who you love.

I have 6 new angels that were created just for this new gift line. Here is a sneak peek, of one of the angels with words by Lisa.

I have several art shows lined up this season-
the next is
Devou Arts Zone Experience
Saturday August 13, 12-9 Devou Park, Covington KY
Art- Music and PUPPETS!!!
you don't want to miss this :)

This is the first year for this art and music festival, so get outside and have some fun! Hopefully this heatwave will ease up for the day.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Monday Morning update!

Busy busy week! We have our new furbaby here! Everyone is learning to get along :) Dixie is happy to play all day with her new friend. The puppy play is extremely entertaining! We named him Quincy Brown.....but Big Brown is what we keep calling him. Sound familiar?

2008 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner

Our Big Brown weighs about a pound and half, but he is just as mighty.

I hate to sound like a broken record......but here it goes. This 12 week old PURE BRED chocolate toy poodle was dumped at our local animal shelter. Someone purchased him from a puppy mill/ puppy profiteer and changed their mind. The jerk that took him in to the shelter said he is sick. Which means they will euthanize him immediately, not bother to find him a home. My friend and "animal angel" rescuer was at the shelter collecting 29 full grown hurting and mistreated boxers that were seized from another puppy mill roundup. She was there to save them from termination and took this puppy too. Big Brown has kennel cough, a simple antibiotic treatable illness, no need to die.
Bottom line we need laws to stop the PUPPY MILLS. Breeders need to be licenced and inspected yearly. If you are reputable, you need to be willing to follow laws. If you want to make as much money as you can abusing and neglecting innocent creatures then I hope there is a spot for you in hell.

~This Friday is first FRidaY in BELLeVue~
WE have a pet theme for August! Stop in Creative Hands to see my art and jewlery!

 As part of Bellevue's "Dog Days of Summer", Creative Hands' house photographer Sasha Scribner will be providing on-the-spot pet portraits for only $10! Against your choice of white or black background, then get a disk with images right then and there. A portion of the proceeds will go to The Humane Society.

Monday, July 25, 2011

I'm melting............not just the heat...my heart

Monday Morning update. Its July. Its HOT. Need I say more?
The heatwave is still going strong here in Kentucky. I have been on inside lockdown (feels like) all month.........sales are slow.......so I spend my time on online.......surfing the web........in search of love................NO! not that kind of love!!! get your mind out of the gutter!
 I think my Shih Tzu needs a sister....someone her size to play with, because my border collie is just not up to the task of running endless circles and tossing around a well loved cheeta toy. So my journey starts with local rescues.
Saturday, we went to an event at our dog park, got a few leads and started looking around. Dixie had fun sniffing.....sniffing....sniffing....and she seemed to enjoy meeting a few friends her size......sooooo.....now I'm on a mission to save another soul.  I started looking for a mix malti-shihtzu-poodle...something like that.....when I ran into the angel that saved my Dixie.

Dixie loves to sniff my iphone.

Dixie was fearful, skinny and kinda aggressive when she came to my house, but two years later she is fun loving, healthy and in general nice (unless your a cat.....but that is a whole other issue). She is my buddy all day, a rarely leaves my side......unless the feline gang decides its a good day to taunt the tiny dog.......then the chasing starts......yes, my house is a playground for pets.

Now back to Dixie's rescuer, she suggests a little boy-

I don't know many details, I still need to meet him......well, Dixie needs to meet him.....and then I have to convince my husband that this will work....I have time for all three.....dogs under 10 pounds are like half a dog....so it won't be that big of a deal.....they will play together......yadda yadda yadda.......
He has an adoption fee, so I am out to prove I can find the extra money.

So here it goes......



(you need to contact me to arrange a custom order, as I do not have a listing for these)

I will keep you posted on my search for another furbaby, but I also want to stress the need to stop purchasing puppies from pet stores, and unreputable breeders, newspaper adds etc. We need to stop puppy mills. Go online, find the breed you want from a rescue, call your local animal shelter, there are wonderful dogs waiting for a home. My border collies both came from the animal shelter, they are the best. So many hearts in need <3

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Old is NEW

I want to thank everyone for all the kind and heartfelt comments left on my blog this week, it means so much to me.

The winner has been notified and I will let you know who it was asap.

Now more business talk---

I listed 20 "old prints" which are actually new, because I have never listed most of these. The original of most of these measured 6x12 or 12x24, the prints are nearly 6x12 with a white border on either side. Great deal at $15......for an even better deal purchase the UPGRADE with your print and I will mount your print on wood and seal it. These look like originals and will be ready to hang, perfect gift for $30  They are made to order so please remember there is a slight shipping delay.

  • All my Halloween prints are listed in their own category!  
  • jewelry and pendants will be in my http://www.southendgirlsart.etsy.com/ shop
  • new art cards were listed this week.
  • I am moving some originals to the gallery next week, if you have your eye on something don't wait!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Quick update!

Check out this beautiful blog
and my interview that the wonderful folks at Luulla were kind enough
to ask me to do.

In honor of Luulla, I am hosting a BLOG give away!

Visit the Luulla blog and leave a comment and return here  leave me comment to let me know you did so, and you will be entered to win one of my new art pendants!
(be sure to leave me a way to contact you on your comment or watch for the winner to be posted here on FRIDAY JULY 15)

Shop update-

12 NEW Prints were listed today!
These are my Epson digital prints offered at a low $15
Most of these have
 never been offered before....you may see something new!

"Don't fence me in"

Friday, July 8, 2011

My WILD side...

The Cincinnati zoo suffered a terrible loss this month. Our beautiful 3 month old giraffe Zuri. Read more here-

Animals can bring us great joy and an abundance if inspiration. Just like my love for birds, animal print is always a fabulous spring board of creativity. This week I created my tribute to Zuri.....of course in a fashionable way :)
This is my card print version. I like to create a version that can be used on cards. I will digitally add the text and create a print to mount on 5x7 cards. Perfect to frame, and send.
The original is still in the works. I stopped here to photograph for the card, but will continue to work on this until I have a piece that is hang ready.
I also want to point out this was adapted from a project in Julie Nutting's book Collage Couture. Great book, I highly recommend!

I also added text to my peacock piece, but you will need to stay turned for that one! I'm creating a themed card set, so check back!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Peacock is the new owl.......

 One of my favorite birds. The majestic beauty of these enchanting creatures captivate me. I'm surprised of the popularity of owls, they seem boring in comparison, but are still interesting in their own right......but my favorite.....the peacock! 
I love the colors. Jewel tones. Deep teal, blue, gold and a touch of tangerine.  Perfect for a gala....a gown.....a show stopping dress. 
 I created the peacock in watercolor, as well as the bodice of the dress. From there, the "tail" was pieced in print paper, and painted again. The background is layer on layer of different paints and textures.

I sprayed additional tail feathers, to give this an ethereal look.
Detail work in gold.
20x20 wood panel

Friday, July 1, 2011

Ready for the weekend!

Happy Fourth weekend everyone!

still going on in my ETSY shop-
All 5x7 cards are buy one get one FREE!

Summer stock up sale!
If you are thinking of Christmas in July......
I have a few of these cuties listed right now!
These are mounted on red with a little extra sparkle!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

BOGO SALE still on!

I just listed 3 new card prints! These are prints of my coffee stained watercolor angels. They are beautiful on cream colored cards and soooo cute in a frame. Buy now and you can get two for the price of ONE! This one is very LIMITED (Joy in my Heart).... it was the popular card at my recent art show. This angel is also featured on pendants in my jewelry shop- SouthEndgirlsart.etsy.com

Just a few days left!
BOGO cards

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