Monday, July 25, 2011

I'm melting............not just the 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 I spend my time on online.......surfing the 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 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 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 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 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!

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