Friday, April 30, 2010

This has been a kind of busy week. I have not been to blogland much. I have been trying to plant my flowers among other things.

This guy interrupted me though. This is a copperhead, literally, it is just the head. With the help of my dad we removed it to keep the family safe. I hated to ruin the snakes day like that. He was just basking in the sun, but much too fresh was the memory of my niece being rushed to the emergency room for one of these bites. If you click on the picture to make it bigger you can see how really long these fangs are. They eject out and can go through a pretty thick shoe. I know because I have seen it happen. The slit eyes are the eyes of a poisonous snake so stay away from these eyes. Round eyes are not poisonous.

Here he is before.

We also had a school Spring Fling party.

And a first baseball game.

I did mange to get some painting in. I really want to paint like my Grandma did. I just never give myself time to learn how. I am going to start to TRY to paint some stills and landscapes each week along with what I normally do. Here is my rose in a tea cup. Don't laugh. :) Tamale of course had to drink .

This is a very stripped down version of my girl. I did not highlight her face. I think it is very sweet and simple. I plan to list it on ebay tonight for .99 cents.
Hope all is well. I will try to make the rounds tonight.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Devil Moon up on ebay tonight.

These funny little devils are up on ebay too, but they are hiding behind these angels

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I thought I could keep it simple, but I went back to my mixed media ways. I am addicted to crack..le.

As you may notice from my previous post, I could not leave these little girls alone.
I spy a giant squid eye!
These are both on Ebay. :)
Have a wonderful evening.

Friday, April 16, 2010

I could not stay away from paper. I spent a whole week without collaging . Today I was just itching to cut, so I made these little swim suit girls. They are on Etsy.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

A boy can never have too many Lightsabers.......or swords.......or any weaponry. Right?
Anthony loved this painting. He was all smiles when he saw it. After years of girls with kitties, finally something HE could relate too. Ha ha
Not too long ago we watched a documentary on how to build a real lightsaber. They figured out how to make everything, but they would need nano batteries that were not yet invented. When they got to that part, Anthony teared up. He really thought he was going to build one. I told him even if he could, he could not play with it! It is a real WEAPON! Oh my!
The original is on Etsy.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Well, if you have a little boy and live in America, then you have probably went through a Big Foot stage. A while back I purchased a documentary at a dollar store on Big Foot. It was the strangest movie I have ever seen. In the middle of it, it turned into a story of two squirrels in love being run over by a car. Has anyone else seen this??! Anyway, Big Foot is a big part of little boy dreams and nightmares.. This print is on Etsy.

As you may have noticed, I have taken a slightly different path with my art lately. Just slightly, ha ha. This road is kind of fun and exciting . Nino has many ideas for me. ;) I am loving the vintage retro feel though.


Thursday, April 8, 2010

I am still having fun with my new found color palette I love this "Jump Rope" girl . I think she looks modern and retro at the same time. She is on Etsy. "Chicken Girl" ...... well.....I am not sure where she is going. She needs to go to the Orthodontist, but not much luck of that out on the farm. When I showed 'Chicken Girl' to Rose she was like , awww ... looking at the chicken then her eyes popped when she saw the girl's teeth. I asked if I should leave them and she said yes. So there they stay.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I hope you all had a safe and happy Easter. We did. As Nino gets older my holidays have become more enjoyable. When he was younger his food allergies always made holidays stressful, but now he has become very responsible in helping me keep him safe.

I had to show off my babes in their Sunday Best. You may notice that Rose had TWO Easter dresses. We had a party both Saturday and Sunday so how could I resist. I only have so many chances to dress her before she takes over. If you take time to watch the Flickr slide show, please watch for Nino's face when she tries to hug him and her sweet reaction to back off. My poor little Rose would like nothing more than a giant hug from her big brother, but it ain't happenin'.

My newest on Ebay

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Two new paintings. The portrait "Orange Bow" is on Etsy. The collage "Kitty Babies" on ebay. You may have noticed no crackle or stain on my latest paintings. What ? Yes, you are correct. I was inspired by my two little artists to brighten up the home for spring.

It started with this painting painted by Rose. Can you guess who she was learning about? If you guessed Van Gogh you are correct. Let me tell you too, it is very cute to hear a 5 year old tell you about Van Gogh. I had to frame it and then to match with my other frames, up went more of their art work. I think it really brightens up the place.
I hope you all have a very wonderful weekend!!