Monday, January 30, 2012

Pendants are READY!

I chose one of my top selling prints to create a fun pendant for your Valentine's day fashionable attire!

~All you need is Love~ features love birds in red, black and pink. I have a mini print created, then set the the print in a silver pendant tray and cover in crystal clear dome glass. You can have your choice of black, red or pink organza ribbon chain. The necklace measures 18 inches with an extender included. Black necklace will be sent unless you let me know the color change in the notes to seller space. INCLUDED with your necklace is a matching mini tin for storage and gift giving!

These are limited and ready to ship!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday Morning UPDATE!

I just finished a quick card design for Valentines's Day. This little cutie is from what I call my "starfish collection" .....I know, it has nothing to do with the ocean, but I have several little girls I have designed with funny little "star" shaped bodies. This redhead fits into that group. The original is created on coffee stained watercolor paper. I draw, color and paint to finish. The text is added in the print. Great card to send to someone you love......

More pendants coming soon!
Check back this week

Friday, January 13, 2012

Queen of Hearts

New for 2012 a queen in pink walking through her garden of hearts! Ready in card form to send to your favorite valentine~

A few pendants will be available early next week, feel free to contact me if you would like to reserve one!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Soul Flower is finished!

I have a new change for 2012.... Andreatdesigns is now SouthEnd Girl art on ETSY.
{ My website is  southend"girls" art because the other was taken, but this will do.}

Andreatdesigns was my ebay name WAY BACK when... so it was time to change. I have a new look in the shop so, check it out :)

I completed "Soul Flower" and I am pleased with the results. This was a totally new process for me, no collage and no print paper.....all paint all me. I love the bold color, it makes me feel like summer.

You will see more changes in my art this year, I have big plans on the way. Keep in touch!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Work in PROGRESS......

 Well, I am trying so hard to get back into art mode. The last time I finished a new painting was WAY back last September???? I think :(

  I plan on taking an art class this winter, but in the mean time I thought I would work on something new.This idea came from a DIY art project I saw online, it involved melted crayons. I have that idea posted on one of my boards on  the site. (andreatdesigns is my username if you are interested)

I started with a sketch and moved it to a new style "wet media" canvas.

I'm totally into big curly afro style hair right now. I'm sure its because I'm so tired of looking at my flat straight hair.......but anyway....... next up-

I used watercolor and crayons to add flowers-

I wanted the
 flowers to drip on the dress, as if it were raining flowers to color her gown.

My final plan was to finish it off by melting the crayons down the canvas.....Here is where my plan went wrong- I crushed the crayons and tossed them all over the painting, pulled out the hot air gun.....and YOU guessed it....I blew the crayons EVERYWHERE! No drips....plan failed.

I must tell you, I did this late in evening, I have a cold and I was a bit loopy on decongestant. This being said, my next move.....I grabbed the iron and began to melt the crayons all over the canvas. I'm reminded of a quote from my favorite fashion guru Tim Gunn
 " I have made more mistakes at 3am than I care to remember"

 The wax and the iron...BIG MISTAKE.
now what?
Do I toss the canvas in the garbage?

 I left it. Got up today and thought I will "make it work" (another Tim Gunn quote)

I used a Martha Stewart trick and layed a piece of cloth over the worst areas and heated that iron back up. I ironed over a few areas to take up some of the wax. It helped a little. My next step will be more paint and maybe text.

 I'm calling the one "Soul Flower"
I will keep you posted on the details.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy 2012!

"Sun Salutation"
on sale!
Just a quick post to let you know I have SLASHED the prices on many of the ORIGINAL paintings in my shop. I'm cleaning out my studio and letting go of a few of my favorites! Buy yourself a gift! Be happy. 

A special gift will be included for the first customer of the year!

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