Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Red Riding Hood, Friends & One Foe....

I've been busy.... Lots of stuff to show you, but it's late and I'm tired so here's a real quick post to show you my latest painting. This one was fun, fun, fun and I'm so happy with the finished product!! I just added it to my etsy site tonight, and I'm hoping somebody else will like it as much as I do. We shall see....

I'll post more tomorrow so tune in then :)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring Cleaning

My art work has gotten a little side tracked these days. We had a gorgeous week last week- mid to high 60's all week long. I just couldn't help but start some spring cleaning. My studio is getting a major overhaul, so everything is topsy turvy. Hoping to finish the cleaning soon and get back to work in a very neat and organized work space (ha.. that'll last for about a week :).

Anyway, I did finish this one painting. I started it on a whim and I'm not sure if I'll end up doing anything with it. I guess I was inspired by the beautiful weather last week, that just happened to follow a terribly stormy weekend. I was reminded that storms pass- no matter how nasty they are, the sun eventually ends up shining again. It really works the same way in our lives. Sometimes it just feels like there's a dark, nasty storm cloud hanging over you, then one day you wake up and realize that it's gone and life starting to look kind of bright again. This little painting is just a reminder of that fact. Things may get gray and dreary, but the sun will eventually shine ...

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Wonderland Gang - so far....

Well, the gang's all here... I'm finally done with my cheshire cat and little miss Alice (except to finish her stockings). I'm hoping to get some good pictures today and get them posted to etsy. However, it's raining and not likely to stop, so it doesn't look like I'll be able to go outside to get my pictures, which is not a good thing. I'm a terrible photographer and I can never manage decent indoor pictures. Might have to wait til tomorrow- we'll see.... anyway, they'll be posted soon. The Queen of Hearts is already in my etsy shop, although I'll probably renew her at the same time I post the others. Next project is the white rabbit. I can't wait to get started :) ....

Monday, March 8, 2010

Thank You Greeniemarie

Yay!!! One of my best art prints ("Ballet Recital") has been included in a lovely treasury that was created by greeniemarie (a very talented fellow etsian). Amazingly, she also included 4 other pieces of my work in 4 other treasuries over the past month. Take a look at her latest treasury ("La La Lovely") at :

While you're at it, check out greeniemarie's creations at . I especially love her art bears..... sooo unique.

Friday, March 5, 2010

ANYWAY - on a happier note - my son bought me an awesome, giant "Alice in Wonderland" story/coloring book. You know, the really nice kind that you're seriously afraid to color in... Of course, between the coloring book and the new movie release I've been inspired to work on an "Alice in Wonderland" doll series. Here's a photo of my Alice. The unfortunate thing is that after I took the photo, I decided that she might look nice with an antique finish- WRONG. Now she's entirely too dark and I'm gonna have to start a new one. What a disappointment!

yuks....and other stuff

Well, the little bird that I mentioned in my last post didn't fly :-( I just wasn't happy with him, so I made a new one and now I'm pretty sure I'm unhappy with that one as well - I think I'm going through the "yuks"- ya know, the "WILL THIS WINTER EVER END?" blues :(