Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Free Shipping!

I'm in a really good mood today.

So, for today only, and for only my wonderful readers...

for any postcard set in my shop.

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Happy shopping!

Friday, October 22, 2010

New Ideas in the Studio

I have been a busy girl!!

I recently had a MAJOR breakthrough with my artwork.  I have had the pleasure of working with almost every kind of media you can imagine. 
 I've done photography. Spent hours with scrapbooking.  Fiddled with polymer clay.
Made stamped cards and embellished them.  Not to mention the painting and drawing...watercolors, acrylics, oils, gauche, pencils, pastels.
The list goes on and on; and the supplies go on and on.

So, last week we went on a trip to Baja and I went by Borders to pick up a magazine to bring along with me.  I found a copy of Somerset Workshop. Perfect.
While I am reading about all these wonderful artists ( Vanessa Valencia and Pam Carriker) I start thinking, I want to mix up media like this!  I want to mix up EVERYTHING I have been working with over the last 20 years and PUT IT ALL TOGETHER.  

So I sit on the beach and start sketching the ideas that start coming into head and since we returned; well let's just say I haven't slept much.  But I have some photos to share with you.

The set is called Relaxation.  It has words throughout talking about relaxing the mind, soaking your feet, aromatherapy.  The originals are a set of 5 canvases (below) but I use the above three for the prints and postcards.  

These are on the wall in my guest bedroom because that is exactly what I want them to do when they come and visit: RELAX.

So after making these I was feeling pretty fired up and right now I'm working on a larger piece.

This piece is called Vows. Further details about this piece coming soon.

So, of course, let me know what you think and if you want to check out these wonderful artists' sites,
 here you go.
These artists were a great source of inspiration for my decision to take my art to the next level.

Thank you.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New Website for My Art

I would like to extend a personal invitation to all of my lovely followers to take a first glimpse of my new website.  It is still in the works but I like it so far.  Let me know what you think.  Any ideas or suggestions are always appreciated.

Now on to creating!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Wordless Wednesday- Lightning Storm

Mommy the Meanie

That's my new given title from Thing 1 & Thing 2.

Forget that I take them to see a movie.  Forget that I habitually let them have Popsicles in the middle of the day. Forget that I take them to Museums of their choice, play Lego's with them or increase their Pez collection whenever I see one they don't have.

Forget that I feed them, dress them and cuddle them.
Yep forget it all, I am Mommy the Meanie.

I have earned this title because after asking nicely (which of course they don't hear), I TELL them to go clean their room, clean the toilet, put their clothes away, clean up their toys and 

Not all at the same time, I spread it out. 

It's come down to Thing 1 not wanting someone to tell him what to do.  And of course, Thing 2 follows.  

We've got loss of privileges going on over here.  
Why can't they just do things when they are asked instead of when they're told?

I over this meanie stuff...when do I become Mommy the Magnificent?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

My 100th Post!


I can't believe I have written 100 posts, it seems like just a few.  I truly have enjoyed having a place to store all my recipes, thoughts on my artwork and just general hoopla.  

Well, I want to share a few of my favorite posts with you.  Hope you enjoy them again , or for the first time.

Wordless Wednesday
Every Wednesday I try to post a photo that needs no words.  This is one of my favorite's.  The sunlight was coming through the window and I just watched the wine drip down the glass. 
A friend of mine entitled it Great Legs.

Artichoke and Red Pepper Dip

Unfortunately, I have not taken a picture of this yet, but it is the EASIEST and best appetizer dip ever.
It is best (I think) served over french bread.

Expressionistic Landscapes 
Even though I just posted this last week, it has made a big impact on my art.  I did an art show in college and it was all based on Expressionistic Landscapes.  I haven't painted them since.  So, the other day I decide that I am inspired to do them again and it felt REALLY GOOD!  I keep posting them and I paint them. So, if you missed that post, here it is.

So, thank you all for reading my posts.  I have really enjoyed the interaction with you all.  


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