Oct 31, 2008

Big eyed pumpkin

Like all the images I've been painting...my pumpkin this year has the "one big eye" look! I did the drawing for the face and my husband did the carving....much safer that way...lol
The picture shows what it looks like sitting in the breezeway with the candle lit! Of course you can see the window grid in front...but you get the idea!
Happy Halloween.

Oct 28, 2008

A new gal

to add to my paintings on book pages. This is another 4x6" done in acrylic and ink. I think this one came out looking a bit fairy-like with her wings and all her butterfly friends.
I may be having too much fun doing these, but while it is fun, I've got too many of them in my head now and guess I'll have to paint them till they're all out...lol

Oct 23, 2008

Yellow this time!

Well...this time I tried the shrink plastic with a photo of a yellow leaf that I'd gotten from a tree beside the pond. I LOVE the way that the yellow turned out. The transparency of this one is even nicer and I found just the right beads to add to it to bring out the colors!
It's official....I'm hooked on this stuff.

Oct 22, 2008

She looks like

autumn itself to me! I just love the way the colors worked out....and that little leaf on her head...perfect!
Book pages seem to add so much to these little folk. This one is a bit bigger that I've been doing. She's 51/2" x 81/2". Enjoyed working on the slightly larger size and was surprised at how much time this one took. Almost had forgotten the time involved since I'd been doing so much tiny art.
I'm hopeful that I'll work these up into an even bigger size pretty soon!
For now, I'll work on this size a while. Just added her to my Etsy shop!

Oct 20, 2008

More Chartreuse

Yep....told you I love this color!!!

Just had to make another "beaded bead" using these colors. I think they are just sooo yummy!
Soo, at this point I've got enough different items in my Etsy shop to create a set of chartreuse!

I think I need to make a set for ME now!!

Oct 17, 2008

The colors

of fall makes me run out of the house with my camera often. This evening was just lovely as the light hit all those trees. I couldn't help but notice a big shadow cast from the trees on my side of the pond creating almost a big gliding bird image.

Seems I wasn't the only one who couldn't help but take pictures today. My neighbor was out on her kayak with her large camera taking advantage of the light and colors as well.
While standing on the dock I turned around and realized that there was a lovely bit of color behind me facing the house. The reds
are just sooo beautiful.
After taking all these lovely views, I of course took a number of single leaf shots to use to make more autumn leaf earrings!

Oct 14, 2008

Halloween postcard

Well....I finally finished creating my entry for the Halloween postcard contest at MailArtWorld.
I can't believe how many hours I spent on this one, between the doodling around for ideas and then finally putting the image together.
It's mainly done in colored pencil. I inked the outlines of the image and did ink for the text that I put on colored vellum, but all the coloring was done with layers upon layers of colored pencil.
I must say that I'm quite happy with the way this one turned out. I may even need to hold onto it for awhile!!

Oct 12, 2008

Faux Glass

is what these new earrings look like in the light.

I have been playing with shrink plastic and have had such fun. Using crystal clear plastic I free formed the shapes and gave them a pale pink and green color. When the plastic was still really hot I impressed a rubber stamp into it. They came out looking like antique pressed glass shards. Adding glass beads and wires they make a great pair of earrings. I've just added these to my Etsy shop and will be making more!

The pair of leaf earrings are done using the same plastic. These however are done using a photo taken of actual leaves from a red maple tree in my front yard! The process is quite different and a bit more involved, but I just love the end result!
I haven't added any of these to the shop yet, but plan to!

Oct 10, 2008

Feels like Spring

around here with all the amazing flowers. My sweet daughter had flowers delivered to us for our anniversary! She's always been such a thoughtful girl. We are such lucky parents!!
Sooo....I'm surrounded by flowers and such good feelings. SWAK :)

Oct 8, 2008

26 Years

In just under a half hour, on Oct. 9th it will be our 26th anniversary! My how time flies!! My honey brought these lovely flowers home to me this evening...a day early...just because he had it on his mind all day. What a cutie he is. And what a lovely bunch of autumn flowers they are! Almost looks like a painting. I may need to actually do just that, and paint them myself. I'm a lucky lady and married to my soul mate. Love him dearly!

Oct 2, 2008

More little Jiggys

Found myself surrounded by Jiggys once again. Every now and again I get inspired to make another batch of these little guys. They are such fun to work on and you can see their little personalites forming as they come into being. This little batch will be put into my Etsy shop.
These are the style of pin I donated for the Art for Autism fundraiser which should be started now. Check the link on this blog.

Oct 1, 2008

Halloween theme

is the theme for this months postcard trade. Soo...this is my postcard for that one. Not sure if I'll make another or not...but had fun with this one. And YES.....used another book page as a background. I'm worried I'm a bit addicted to doing that, but for some reason it just seems to bring the whole thing together for me. Kinda helps my fear of the dreadful "collage".....AaaaHHHH!!!