Wednesday, October 20, 2010

maybe if I could just manage my time better

Today I had a wonderful day teaching the kids. I can admit I was super tired after a 12 hour day but I really wouldn't give it up for anythine. then I get home with the kids and to homework and trying to clean (which sooo often doesn't get done) and I just don't get the inspiration or chance to do much sketching. I get very nostalgic thinking of my trip to Ireland and I really want to do some watercolor cottage paintings and I just wish I could be organized, have great time management and tons of energy.........

Tomorrow's another day

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Being a frustrated artist.....

Ugh...... Not sure what to do. I love teaching classes soooooooooo much. That is my bread and butter also, it pays my bills and adds a ton of joy to my life. I guess my frustration is that I really wish I could get it together enough to make some more art for me and I wish I could get some of the art I get a chance to do sold....I know I need to take better pics and make the paintings look like they're in a gallery and I can't get that done. I'm thinking of hanging it up right now and only paint what I can to have extra classes at my studio and don't worry about trying to sell. Is that a cop out, or a sell out? Well time will tell.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Etsian Feature of the Day

Up with the sun....Kids are off to school. I swear after I've gotten them on the bus I feel like I have run a marathon...Now with my vat of tea I'm gearing up for my day. Theres a birthday party tonight at the studio and I better get my act together and get down there and spruce it up.

But not forgetting my feature...

I am so in love with this necklace. Absolutely beautiful and great prices in her shop. check it out.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Etsian Feature of the Day

Again Here I am...Just sent the kids to bed. I've checked my emails and now is usually when in an ideal world I would have my sketchbook out and be full of new ideas..weeellllll, Not so much. I don't think I am far behind the kids.

But..... I didn't forget my feature of the day. I really love this pic. I hope she sells lots of them.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Etsian Feature of the Day

Well my eyes are bloodshot. This has been the craziest running around day. it just isn't going to end. Sooooooo before I fall asleep sitting up I want to give you my etsian of the day. I love all of the new halloween items

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Etsian Feature of the Day

Well I took the weekend off. Had a wonderful time. Went to the Irish Festival and then a night out with friends.

Anyway, Here is my etsian of the day.

do you remember these dishes? When I was little of course I thought nothing of them. But now as an adult they give me such great memories!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Etsian Feature of the Day

Todays feature!


these brooches are adorable. Super colorful. I make a few at the shop, but not near as many as she has. you should take a look.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Etsian Feature of the Day

today I am featuring Stitch crafts. I always think "one of these days I will crosstitch or embroider." I even buy the stuff and there it sits..... There is some great stuff here.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Featured Etsian of the day. AllurebyU

Our first feature

I love them. Really beautiful and very well prices jewelry! This piece is my favorite because you know I'm all about the swirly trees. They make me happy!

Featured Etsians!

Hello my fellow artists. I would love to feature some of the great creators over at Etsy. All you have to do is like my blog and leave a comment and I will be featuring a new etsian every day starting tomorrow.
Check back to see all of the awesome submissions

Have a happy and creative day

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

It's time to vote

Ok I've been working on some new paintings and I am going to start selling them as prints. which one do you think I should have done first?
Thanks so much for the feedback

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Emmy's Story

Emmy Started out about a year ago. She is completely different from how I had her sketched out in my book. She even had a different name.Once again my paintbrush got a mind of it's own. She decided she wanted a completely different life than what I had planned for her. It took so long to find her face. I would keep looking at her and NOTHING! Then one day last week. POP there it was. I finished her that day. The name Emmy popped in my mind also and here she is and I love her....

Here is her story

Oh Emmy, always on assignment. Emmy would prefer to flutter by the beach, soaking up the rays and glittering in the sunlight. Unfortunately for her, she keeps being sent to dark and chaotic places. She has an inner light that transforms the glum to glorious. Her kind heart helps all whom she visits come out of the dark and into the light. She has always dressed to perfection no matter where she goes. She is quick to turn on her charm because the faster her job is done the sooner she can be back at the beach.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Take me to your leader

I love this little guy. This is my new etsy listing. I plan on making a bunch of these little cute felt pins. The next is a stuffed oreo.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Early Cat gets the fish

This is my new etsy listing...

I soooooooo love this painting. I so wish I had more time to do my own art but when I do I am so happy.

I hope you love it as much as I do

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Featured Etsy artist

Well I saw this artist and love the work. I think because I'm starting to make some cute felties and this work is really motivating.

Here's some info and check them out on etsy


My art and craft comes from fantasy driven ideas and exploration of my imagination. I like to be different and have my own take on things! I adore whimsical and love to escape from reality, in my work. I think it's important to lose yourself in your craft and enjoy every moment!
I design my own art and patterns and sew by hand, sometimes machine.
I am inspired by the 'BLOOMSBURY GROUP' of artists and writers, Duncan Grant,Carrington,Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf leading the way. I appreciate all forms of art and can see beauty in most things.
I love to make things and take pride in what I do.
I love custom orders! They bring out the best in me!!