Friday, December 18, 2015

Quilting with chocolate

Heven't been painting much lately, nothing new to show, but i have been quilting. Something about the season makes me want to snuggle up and work with fabric.... And chocolate. So in my spare time, i have been eatting dark chocolate, listening to this on audible, and working on my "phantasmagoria" quilt. (Very slow going) but beautiful, to me at least. It could be too "busy" for most people's tastes i guess, and i worry there is not enough contrast, but who cares? I am having fun with it!





Friday, December 4, 2015

word of the year, pale muses

I painted up 3 small, really small canvases for fun. They are only 2.5" by 2.5", so these photos are larger than real life. Which made them a quick and harmless project to do. On two I put one word, could be someone's word for the year. I still don't know what my word will be, or if I will have one, but it was fun to look at the muses once they had been painted, and try to imagine what their word for the year would be....







Of course, they are in my etsy shop.... Happy paintpartyfriday!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Loving Moo.com

I have made up business cards at moo before but I am loving their new square cards. I made up a set of my mandalas into meditation cards... can't wait to show you...
I think the prices are the best online, (that I saw at least) but...
I can get credit for referring customers and you can get 10% off your first order there....
 just follow this link...

so here is an example of what i did to a few of my mandalas in photoshop.....
then when they are printed up I will put 10 different cards in a handmade pouch to list on etsy.
The other reason Moo was good for this is you can have as many different designs on one side as you want, the backs are all the same though... perfect for meditation cards, business cards etc.





and here is the back....


Friday, November 27, 2015

new carved birds

I painted something different for a change... I carved these Storybirds months ago and they have just been waiting for a coat of paint and to be listed in the esty shop. So here they are and here's their stories....


Fortitude is a cardinal. According to Webster's New World Dictionary that means he is a bright red American songbird. That is true. According to Webster's New World Dictionary; cardinal points are the 4 main points on a compass, such as north, south, east, and west. And according to Webster's New World Dictionary, the cardinal virtues are Prudence, Justice, temperance, and fortitude.

Fortitude's mother loved to read the dictionary. That is true.

 




Waldorf Salad may seem like a strange name for a pretty storybird, but Waldorf Salad's Mom and Dad were only a tad unconventional. They loved to play scrabble and clue, and to flit about among the white birch and maple trees where they lived. They added bits of colored yarn and paint chips to their nest to make it bright and colorful. In their particular backyard, a human couple regularly had afternoon picnics, and thus the birds acquired a taste for waldorf salad and ham sandwiches.
Ham sandwich didn't seem like a good name for their first born child so...

when you think about it now it all starts to make sense , right?
scary huh?





  
 Heart is a small bird who wears her heart on her sleeve, not literally, as she has no sleeve. There isn't even a painted heart on her anywhere, but once you get to know her you will know why she is called heart. She's an open book, her feeling are out there for all to see. She has no built in mood regulator and as you might guess, no bull shit meter. She is completely and utterly sincere and her affections therefore are plainly evident.

Please do not purchase her if you are a overly sarcastic person as it might be too much for her to bear.