Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day everyone! I want to take a minute to thank all the brave women and men who have served our country and are currently serving our country, because of you we all sleep sound at night.

My latest creation- This painting was inspired by American artist Charley Harper. One of my favorite artists. The piece that gave me my inspiration was "Foxsimiles" which is featured in his 2011 calender. It is a fun little foxy wanted to do something with a fox.

Here is my sketch-

followed by a color version-
and a box full of paper shreds.....all perfectly printed shades of orange-
I still have a few table top panels that I am currently recycling. The panel started black, so I built paint and paper around the dark finish that was already there. My finished piece is about 18x17 inches. There is a groove around the top and wide black sides.
The fox tail is pieced with hundreds of tiny shreds, each perfectly placed to create a colorful fox tail. This classy lady prefers a night on the town with her clever fox draped beautifully around her neck, instead of a pooch in her purse :)

My ETSY jewelry shop is open and new items are listed! I have a few earrings and new pendants! I love how earrings turned cute! I only have a couple left, I will try to get more in soon.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


This is has been a busy week! I came back from vacation full of energy and ideas. First paintings in coffee and tea!! it's mixed media....what can I say?  I have been working in watercolor on 140lb cold press paper. I created 4 mini pieces (6x8) that have been stained with coffee and tea. I created the painting around the stain and added collage papers. I love the natural feel it creates. Two pieces are botanical and coordinate with the garden angel pieces.
The top left, will have a bible verse. That one is still in progress. I took the images and created mini prints for pendants. My pendants sell great locally, so... I opened a new ETSY store to list my jewelry in under my SouthEnd Girls

I need to improve my photography skills, that is my main concern with listing the jewelry. Keep checking in, my pics can only get better from here:)
This group are pendants under a glass tile and set in a tray. I added the ballchain, but you can slide the pendant on to your preferred chain, ribbon or choker.

I will be listing more later today..........

Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday Morning update

Good morning everyone! I'm back from Florida and already missing the sunshine. I spent the week walking the beach and reading by the ocean. I visited the National Seashore in Pensacola, ate way too much and spotted a few Blue Angels flying over the ocean. I gathered up all shells and inspiration I could find and headed back home. I am working on a large mermaid.....more to come :)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Just a few more days.....

and I will be sitting on the beach.....watching for dolphins and hoping to see a mermaid. This little mermaid was created on watercolor paper. I used watercolor pencils and added a bit of collage and glitter.

My ETSY shop will go on vacation mode Saturday afternoon. I will re-open around the 23rd. I will ship everyday til then.......:)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Derby Week in KY

Its Derby week here in Kentucky! All the ladies are choosing their hats! The weather is terrible, non stop rain. Hopefully Saturday will be sunny for the running of the roses :) No new art from me. This lady was created last spring.
I'm still on the organic kick. I miss my fast food.......I really miss pizza. I'm trying to come up with an organic version....that I like. I tried the take home pizza from Wholefoods.... not winning with that one.
Vacation is in two closing dates- May 14-21

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