Thursday, March 31, 2011

April ARTIST at Creative Hands!

Good Morning!
Tomorrow is April first and I hope Mother nature will stop her winter rage on us. It was  blowing snow yesterday and COLD!!! The Cincinnati Reds open today and is too cold for us to go to the opening day parade :(  I could bundle up... but what fun is that??? I  guess the groundhog was is STILL winter! Enough with my morning weather.....tomorrow I have my spring items on display at Creative Hands Studio. I will be the featured artist ALL month so if you are local please visit the gallery. I have my art jewelry there along with lots of great jewelry from area artists. There are paintings, prints, cards, pottery..... so many great things! OPEN LATE Friday, April 1st-

Creative Hands Artisan Studio 

I may not have ever mentioned that I am an addict. I'm sure you think it is art supplies....which I do LOVE, but my real desire....purses, handbags, them what you like ... I LOVE them all. I have so many that I need to purge ever so often. I will carry random purses daily, weekly, change with my outfit, you know the drill. What I'm trying to say is my purses are hardly used. I love Vera Bradly for summer, so I need to make room for more. I have 3 great bags listed on EBAY--Click here to get a deal

I also have decided to spread my wings a little further....until my vacation I am going to list smaller art pieces on EBAY. I will start the bidding at 1/2 of my usual asking price. It's a great chance to win a piece of original art. Thank you for supporting my art :)
~Swim Little Fishy~ is here
My cards and prints are always available in my ETSY shop.

Monday, March 28, 2011


"Morning Song" 

A couple of weeks ago a friend gave me a tip on some panels she had found on clearance in a decorator store. These were originally manufactured as tops to add to the top of a file cabinet in order to create a desk. They were being discontinued and were headed for the dumpster, unless someone could come up with a use for them. She thought they would be great to paint and use as wall art. So off I headed to find me a bargain and save the planet a little less in a landfill :) (these were far from landfill in the box the name of art)

Well, the are a great size for a wall. 17.5x20.5
The only problem I have had is the weight. They weigh 7pounds before I pack them back in their box. So shipping is going to be high, with that being said, the three I have completed will more than likely stay here in local galleries. The first three are going to Creative Hands in Bellevue KY. I am the April featured artist, you can see all my new spring pieces on Friday April 1st for the first Friday shop.
"Garden Party"

Friday, March 25, 2011

NEW Cards!

Just a quick update- I have new square cards listed in my etsy shop. These are little 4x4 prints mounted on 5.5x5.5 cards! very cute and great for framing.

I was asked to be April featured artist at Creative Hands Studio- yEAh! So I am scrambling to get new art completed. I am planning on taking the new summer pieces I created for my ETSY store......if you had your eye on one of them please do not wait. I will deactivate them early next week.

Click here for my store

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Cleaning!

Good Morning! I'm up early with just a quick post. I have a blog special for you, every week I will list a card print that I have an extra amount of in the right hand column--------------------------->
This card has my high quality print mounted on cardstock, blank inside with a envelope SPECIAL PRICE
There is a limited amount, and when they are sold out---that's all folks!
As with any art or artist, things change and evolve. I have been selling my art for 2 years in April (yeah!) so I think I will "retire" a few of my older prints and replace the old with the new. This week will start my first retiree. To the right is an Angel Fairy-- SaLE PriCE----- low shipping-----only here------>>>>

Saturday, March 19, 2011


I just finished 5 new little paintings! These are all 6x8 on wood. I tried a different style face, I wanted this group to look a bit more "child" like. I used Tim Holtz tissue tape on the sides and LOVE the results! I think it really finished off the piece perfectly! I have this group up in my studio and I think they are perfect for anyone who loves playful child like art. I just listed these cuties in my etsy shop- Click here to find them

My favorite is "She has a BEE in her bonnet"
I love the honeycomb background :)
I am off to clean and do laundry I hope you have a HAPPY SATURDAY!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mid week update!

~Happiness is being Together~
18x18 wood panel
click here for listing
This is a large piece completed this week. I will list in my etsy shop today, but it may go to a local gallery  soon. If you are interested, please let me know. I will reserve it for you.

Next up----I am working on a few small pieces. These are 6x8 wood. They are in process on my table. I am trying out a new "doll" face style. They have larger eyes, tiny little pout lips and a fuller face. I wanted some
thing to look a bit child like. I feel the need for summer, so all three are summer themes. They still need a few more elements, like buttons and bees :)
I have a mermaid, little swimmer and a little girl who must have a bee in her bonnet! I will try to get these listed by this weekend. Feel free to email me if you want to claim them early :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Shop update!

I'm working on a couple of new larger paintings, hopefully they will go to a gallery in Ohio. If you are on facebook you can see photos of work in progress, feel free to friend me. My badge is on the right  column.

My latest listing is a mail service- let me mail your card for you! Choose a card, I write the message for you and pop it right in the mail FOR YOU :) fast and easy. I ship every day, so your card will ( know how it is with snail mail) get there right on time!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Inspiring designs

Have you seen this website? Magnolia Pearl {the image is from the site} I came across these incredible designs a few weeks ago. When the days are gloomy with no end in site I have a tendency to go search for my inspiration. That journey led me to these modern prairie girls. The beautiful images give me dreams of warm flowering fields, surrounding an old farm house. The clothes are beautiful, they remind me of old lace curtains and tablecloths. I imagine these blowing in a gentle breeze, smelling oh so sweet..... hanging on the line to dry.
The inspiration for my work this week.

Prairie Rosalie
18x18 wood
acrylic, watercolor, ink, illustration, collage.
vintage lace doilies, buttons
listed in my etsy shop

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sun Salutation

Breathe deep.....and raise your arms to the sun. Just a reminder to slow down and take a breath. My latest painting. I finished this a few days ago and needed to wait for the sun to photograph :) She measures 11x14, on wood. Bright and cheery......ready for spring.

Click here for more info and listing

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Shop update!

This week I wanted to try a few more mini pieces before I move on to the large wood panels I am working on. Yesterday I finished 5 itty bitty petite 4x4 wood panels. I won't lie they were a bit challenging. I have 4 girls and a poppy piece. I have these listed already in my ETSY shop- Click here to check them out.
They will be great as a grouping or really just one sitting on a shelf is too cute. They are limited to one of a prints will be made (too small) or repeats......due to the tedious nature of these little cuties :P
I listed them at a low price. PERFECT for an Easter basket stuffer.......right next to the peeps :)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Poppy Dreams

Just a quick update. I have 7 paintings I'm working on... .......I ran out of supplies for the first 5 and decided to finish these two wood pieces today, while waiting for my art shipment. I wanted to get these photographed before the sun goes away. We are expecting another round of bad weather in the next few here they are:)
I used a layering of paint technique and SPRAY paint!! I love the effect. I collaged over the backgrounds on both pieces and added stamping and buttons. They will look great together or apart. Created on 6x12 birch, the hanger is already on the back. Sides are natural, the colors are cream, rust and soft blue with pops of poppy red. To see more CLICK here the are just listed in my ETSY store

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