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.




Friday, November 20, 2015

5 things from last week

This week we have been sick with colds but last week I managed some watercoloring painting and other stuff....
1. i want to make this paperweight with my mandalas...
2. I laughed at this video, and actually any of Ellen's videos, especially with Melissa McCarthy....
3. So surprised this instalation is made with tape.....
4.and fell in love with this artist's pieces that are a mix of fiber, crochet and paint
5. And I finished something!!!!....my coloring book, "Unruly Flowers" is ready on Blurb.com. it's 6X9 inch and 24 pages but as they are one sided images it contains 10 different wildflower scenes. You can see it or purchase it by clicking on the image to the right. Finally.

here's some watercolor paintings of the flowers in the coloring book....