Sep 27, 2009


Feel like I haven't been around for a while. It's been a long week or so. We lost a very much loved family member a little more than a week ago, and it has been a bit difficult to sort things out emotionally and get on with things. I honestly never do very well with the passing of loved ones.

The last few days I've slowly started to get back into my art. Managed to do a couple of small pieces for some art swaps and just discovered this lovely bead pattern who's design just reminds me of snowflakes. The pattern was meant to create flowers as embelishments for a
necklace...but when I made the first one and saw it coming out looking like a snowflake...well, I just had to end up creating snowflake earrings with it.

I must say, this has made me smile and feel good when I'm working on them, so I've added them to my Etsy shop and I think I'll look for more ways to switch them up.
I hope you enjoy them. They've certainly helped my spirits.

Sep 14, 2009

Paper Beachscape

Well...thought I'd try my hand at a bit of a landscape this time. With beachscapes being one of my favorites to paint in watercolor I thought it would be fun to try it in paper.
Each new peice presents it's own challenge...but with each one I find I learn so much more about this process. The paper I used for the water was some of the rice paper I've been painting with regular water and a touch of twinkling H2O's. Adds just that little extra.

Sep 10, 2009

Skellie Girls

I've been so busy lately with work as well as trying to catch up with art swaps and such. It has been fun to finally manage to do a few extra art pieces now and then. Haven't had much time before to join in many of the swaps with my group.
I finally had a flash of inspiration hit today and managed to create some skellie gals for a Day of the Dead swap I'm hosting. Love the theme.

Sep 2, 2009

Cupcake Muse

Either I have a cupcake for a muse loves cupcakes.
Well....if that be the case, who could blame her. I mean...who doesn't love cupcakes.

What makes me wonder about this is the overwhelming urge to make another cupcake piece every time I finish with a larger paper painting.

Having just finished my larger Goldfish piece...and thinking about my next big one....I found myself unable to control the need to make a cupcake!

I'm thinking that it's some kind of cleansing the palette type thing. The little cupcakes sort of jiggle everything and put me back into a starting position for the next piece.

Hey...I can't argue with the muse. Seems to be working just fine!