Monday, September 28, 2009

This is my "Fall Frida". One more Frida and then that is it for a long time again.

She is up on ebay.

We spent our Saturday at a "Pirate Fest". I have never seen so many pirates in my life. I could not tell the regular people from the actors. It was really an amazing event and very fun. Lots of good people watching for sure. We will have to make it back next year.

They had a scavenger hunt for the children. One item on the list was a feather from the parrot rescue tent. Here is Rose holding one.

Here is Nino with one of the most real looking pirates in the
middle. I am thinking on a regular day I might cross the street if I passed this man on the sidewalk if you know what I mean. Very interesting poeple and it really brought you back to what it might have been like.

Here is another painting I did this weekend. It is a big 16X20. Not sure what I might do with it yet. I will need to find a box if I list it.

Hmmmm, I will have to think about that one.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I will never forget the first time I explained to the kids how the moon works and how everyone on Earth shares the same moon. All the way home that night they watched the big full moon out the car window. When we reached home they both agreed it was the same moon that was at their cousin's house.

This is my third witch portrait, "Witch Portrait No. 3" . It is painted on a heavy 8X10 scalloped wood plaque.
Here you can see it cropped in an oval. I think it will make a very cute print.
"Following Me"is up on ebay now.
"Witch Portrait No. 3" will be up tonight.

Monday, September 21, 2009

My Husband surprised me with a weekend in Chicago for my Birthday. He was kind enough to tell me a couple weeks before. If he would have told me the night before, I think I might not have gone.

It was a super fun weekend with beautiful weather and lots to do. We are lucky to live only about 5 and 1/2 hours aways, so it was an easy drive.

These pics are with my husband's iPhone. Not too bad. It was so windy on The Pier. Here I am just trying to keep my eyes from blowing away. I must say though that the iPhone was sooooo nice to have on this trip. We were able to google everything as we went and with the GPS we had an instant map to tell us if we were walking in the right direction.

We even packed our bikes and rode them up and down the Lake Shore. I am a little sore today, but so much fun and such a beautiful view of the city and water.

Thanks to our family for watching the kids. We were able to do all of things that we would not have been able to do with them, but of course I am already planning a kid friendly trip to Chicago. So many places that I can't wait to take them.

I have lots of new inspiration too. I hope I can get all more chores done soon so I can dig in.

Hope you all had a good weekend !


Thursday, September 17, 2009

These are my two new paintings.

They are listed on ebay.

The First is called " Frida with Marigolds"

and the second is "Shy Little Devil".

Later tonight I am going to put my Etsy shop on vacation mode .
I have a very busy weekend up ahead so rather than worry that I will not respond to a sale I am just going to close until Monday.

This will also give me a chance to update the shop too. I will have all new Halloween Prints ready to go for Monday.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Kitty Seek and Find.

Can you find Tamale on my VERY messy desk???

I wanted to take a moment and show off some artwork from a couple of my favorite artists.

This is a Spooky Ghostly Girl from the Fabulous Heather of Audrey Eclectic.

I just love the depth and layers in her artwork. Such rich colors too. She looks so perfect next to this antique lamp. I can't wait to get some other fall decor around her.

Then there is this wonderful piece from Julie at The Ruby Nest

I had this piece in my living room and just by chance moved it over this yellow chair and then something happened. The yellow star in this painting grabbed hold of the yellow chair and now they can not be parted! They look so good together.

I also had the perfect frame for this bird cage print from The Ruby Nest. Doesn't it look splendid!

I did update my Etsy with some new prints and these Halloween Brooches. I am working on a couple new paintings too. Hope to post them soon!

Bye for now!


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Aren't we so lucky to have a moon? But, wouldn't it be even cooler if we had two?!

'Watching the Moon' is up on ebay .


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Witch Portrait No. 2

This little witch looks so sweet, but who knows.

On Ebay.

Happy Labor Day weekend!!!


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Glitter and Glass for $6.00 plus shipping. I think these turned out so cute. I can't keep them in stock because Rose takes every new one that I make.
They are really cute for young girls. I wear them too though and I'm an old lady.
I am modeling one here for you. I tried to keep my hands out of the picture this time because they look too much like those needle hands the 'Other Mother' has in the movie Coraline. In fact that is the main reason holding me back from getting a swing bob haircut. I am scared I will look even more like her.
Oh well, back to painting. These are up on Etsy.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Finally a new painting.

I really love this one. It is a big 11X14. I have not done one this size in awhile. I love the cats toes so much and her eyes. Speaking of eyes, they glow!

It looks cool sitting in a black light too.

I am still working on getting a few more glass and glitter necklaces on Etsy, then I am going to have a sale.

This painting is on ebay now.

I also want to thank everyone for their sweet comments on back to school. I am feeling much better now and so are they.