Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pen and Ink Illustrations

My, the time has flown by...

I look up and October's nearly gone. Here's what's been keeping me busy.....experimenting with pen and ink drawings.

Tell me what you think.

P.S. I'm now a seller on Amazon. I've just got a few books listed but hopefully more will be coming soon. Look for Blackwood Books! Maybe even a possible book blog. What do you all think?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Paintings and Thriftings!

So here are some new goodies to gander at.....The top photos are painting I've been slinging paint at and the last two are recent thrifted goodness. The more thrifted goodies I find, the more I want to include them in my Etsy shop. I have already included two thrifted goodies. I am making a full hearted attempt to make my Etsy shop more successful. So far, I've just started it, put a few things in and let it sit. But no more! I want it to work for I have to work for it.

I've been growing up a lot lately.....(pretty good for someone almost 30) But, as we all know, growing can be painful....but it's neccesary. I feel like I'm becoming a better person. I also realize that our choices lead us down certain paths.....common sense, yes.....but sometimes realizations like this take awhile to sink in. And my realizations are sinking in.....and I'm focusing more on what life means to me and can it mean for me. What is it that I want? What are my passions? What do I need to lose to gain what I want? Etc, etc. I feel like everyone goes through this, some sooner and later......I think a lot of my current "growth" has to do with turning 30 and considering all those things I was going to have done before to-do list is still pretty long!

Well, I've rambled and carried on.....making little or no sense. You know, I hate stream of consicousness mess but my blog seems to be just that.....well thanks for having it out with me. I promise my next posts won't be so........exasperating.

Have fun!

P.S. Sherry and I will be doing a holiday market on Nov. 21 called Hanna's Holiday Market. Come by and see us! Click the link for more info!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Etsy Shop Update!

These two items are now in my Etsy shop! Go check them out!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Etsy Shop Update!

Just a quick mention that I've lowered the prices of my prints in my Etsy shop and updated it. Hopefully, more updates will be coming soon!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Here are some pictures from last years Zombie Parade! BRAINS!!!!

P.S. New artwork coming soon! I promises!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Hello Fall!

So, fall has been here awhile now.....and here I am just now greeting it. Fall is my favorite time of year. The colors, the scents, the feel of the air all equaling to total love!

Saturday found me participating in my very first "real" art market. All in all a great success, despite my ability to gain two flat tires in the process! Hung out all day with Sherry! Excellent! Got a Hawaiian shaved ice and sourdough bread! Sourdough bread takes me back to when my grandmother would bake it in a huge oven. Nothing is better than fresh sourdough bread hot from the oven!! MMM!

Fall has found me being very productive, in the ways of art, the ways of housekeeping and general taking care of life! Fall brings me a sense of hope and possibility. I read tons of Ray Bradbury and non-fiction books about medieval history. I love the life I have during fall! And I feel more alive. Maybe these feelings stem from some ancient way of life when men had to bring in the harvest and make final preparations before wintering. I don't know what it is exactly but I know I feel it and therefore, feel alive.

I hope this season finds you growing and moving in whatever direction is laid out before you. And I hope all is well!