Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Christmas cards can by found at my ETSY SHOP. These greeting cards are printed on recycled kraft card stock and have matching envelopes.
I wanted to create some cards with simple graphics that could be found appealing to all, plus a little humour. I do like that organic feel to these. So many great christmas card finds on ETSY this year! I am hoping to share some of my favourites with you soon!
Saturday, November 14, 2009
We are completely enamoured with my new IMAC. Photobooth is a RIOT... I am anxious to discover all of the other completely cool things this machine can do. The 24" screen is incredible for so many countless reasons. I could go on and on and on...
Monday, November 9, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
watching...Grease videos on YouTube
eating...cashews and an apple
drinking...Golden French Toast Green Mountain Coffee ..yummm
drinking...Golden French Toast Green Mountain Coffee ..yummm
drawing...random people in my sketchbook
making...granny square blanket for my wee little one
thinking...about what other homemade xmas gifts to make this year!
planning...to go out and feed the pony an apple
learning...self dicipline (only pilfered one halloween candy from the kids stash so far today!)
dreaming...about a possible mini vacation this fall
hoping...my kids don't get the flu before we can get vaccinated!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
found this vintage photo on FREEPARKING FLICKR photostream..
had to illustrate it.
Thanks FREEPARKING for sharing!
Monday, September 28, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Well...I am excited to announce that I have finally opened my ETSY SHOP!!! I have listed two original canvas mixed media paintings for a start. Next will be prints and then I have plans for greeting cards. Please click my link on my sidebar to see my shop!...I would love some feedback. Positive or negative I would truly appreciate your input!
I included an image of a new illustration in this post. It has been no holds barred on illustrations lately for me. With my wee babe only 7 months old...I find my sketchbook and digital art is so much more accessible and not so messy! as getting out the acrylics.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
This is what happens when you let yourself get paint up to your elbows. I have been experimenting lately and that has led to some interesting new creations. I am excited to post some new digital artwork that I have been working on...if you want a sneak peek of The Retro-T-Shirt Project...visit my flickr photostream!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
This is an illustration from my sketchbook. I have been working on keeping my illustrations simple these days. Easier said than done but I think this little birdy has some personality. Still seriously addicted to my sketchbook. The main reason being that I can steal a few minutes here and there throughout my day and still feel like I am being creative. I am ok with it but am hoping to get some time to break out the messiness of my paints and canvases again soon. I leave you with the best of intentions.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I have been playing around with Photoshop and Illustrator with some of my sketchbook drawings. I am really liking the results and may begin to incorporate more of this into my paintings..hmmm..we will see. If you have any before and afters to share let me know...I would love to see them. I have been thinking that I may begin posting before and afters on my blog regularly....mine and yours..what do you think?
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Miranda...I was thinking I might "refresh" this painting. She has been hanging around in my studio for awhile. I don't know what it is that I am not fond of. It's likely the colour scheme. I don't know. I guess I will sleep on it and if I decide to rework it...I will post my refreshed creation tomorrow.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
As much as I love gazing at all the lovely art and life stories in blogland...I declare to spend less time peeking around for inspiration and goodies online and more time painting. I love admiring everyones work and seeing what the trends are. Unfortunately it is definately cutting into my precious and infrequent free moments...so I am resetting my priorities. Off to be creative now.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
I really should be paintbrush in hand tonight, but...I couldn't resist documenting some of my recent sketchbook pages. Do you draw inspiration from keeping a sketchbook or journal? I always keep my sketchbook within reach. It is important to me to express creatively every day. Sometimes as close as I can get is inside these pages.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Rowan, Georgia, Presley and baby Tessa Jane...
Wow...if anyone told me 15 years ago that I would have 4 children...four?...IV!...no way!
I never would have believed it in a million years.
We have climbed many a mountain, foothill and bunnyhill, slid down and climbed out of many raveens, valleys and potholes together.
Structure, routine and responsibility were never my strong suit in my younger days. These guys ground me. I am still learning every day...I think they are perfect.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
This is MOIRA..she's a crazy party girl. I am really digging the colour combo of the primary colours. Getting back to the basics feels good. Don't get me wrong, I love mixing up all kinds of fab colours. I can't get enough of bright colours, cool patterns and fancy papers. Something as simple as new fancy paper can carry my great mood through the entire day. Do you get me??
Acrylics and collage on 16"x20" gallery wrapped canvas.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
This is "ERIN" acrylic collage 16x20 canvas...custom order. Excuse the not so great photograph...and this is painting at the not quite complete stage...but you get the idea.
If you had read a previous post regarding the Art Auction...you may remember that there was a bidding war over my "Matilda" painting...well..since then, the lady who didn't win in the end called me up for a special request...this painting was a special order requested by this proud mama who's little girl is graduating from University....mom requested her daughters fav colours and thought the teapot and cup added a personal touch as this blonde beauty loves her tea time...what do you think?
I have to admit that I don't love doing commissions...I prefer to paint in a more spontaneous manner....but....don't we all?