Thursday, March 17, 2011

Folk Art Bird

Here is my newest painting. I painted it on Monday...the day before I found out some news that floored and bewildered me. I'll probably discuss it more later....but as from now, I'm taking things easy, learning to trust myself, trust processes, and hold my heart and soul gently.....

Good News!
My Epson printer arrived yesterday and I'm going to be working over the next few days getting it set up and learning how to operate it....and offering prints very soon! I'm very excited!

Does anyone out there have any tips, advice?
It's a Epson Stylus Photo R1800.

My painting above looks kinda blurry but I think that it's because the white reflected the light and blurred. What do you guys think? I recently got a book on Norwegian rosemaling and I tried some the techniques from that book here...

Well, that's all folks! Enjoy your your St. Patrick's Day and the warming, breezy days!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Giveaway Time!

Here are the options! So, you know what to do...

1. Follow this blog if you don't already
2. Leave a comment....let's make it....something you like about my blog/art and what piece you would want (Limit to 1)
3. I'll keep the contest open until Monday, then I'll use a random generator to choose a name, let the winner know and send it off!

The artwork are prints. The most measure approximately 8 x 10 except the girl it measures approximately 5 1/2 x 7 1/2.

Good Luck! And feel free to share the info!

The Winner has been contacted. Thanks to all who commented! This giveaway is now closed!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

100 Followers! Giveaway Time!

But first...Have a look at my newest creations: Storybook Pendants! These pendants are created using vintage books. They are cut from book covers, sanded, reinforced with a grommet and sealed. They are also painted if it's a blank. What do you guys think? I'll be listing them over at Etsy soon!


Since I now have 100 blog followers I'll be doing an art giveaway! My plan is to have several options to choose, what would you like to see offered? Once I get your ideas I'll decide what to offer for the giveaway and post the options later this week! So, let me know what you'd like to see and check back later to participate! And feel free to share this info!

This will be my first giveaway and I want it to be a good one! So let folks know! If you've never participated in one, here's how I'll do it....

1. Show the options for the giveway....possibly prints, handmade book or Storybook pendant
2. Ask for comments!--This is how you participate, follow my blog, leave a comment and hope to be chosen!
3. Use a random number/name generator to pick a winner!
4. Let the winner know, get their mailing info and send them their prize!

Sounds like fun! I hope I get many people playing! Yippee!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Lotus Eater....

These days with the sun shining and the warm breeze with chilly nights, I find myself pulled to open all the windows and welcome spring. If I've been a bit absent lately it's because this pull is to hard to fight....

And so I've become a lotus-eater of sorts...simply letting things "be"....
It makes turning on the computer and seeing so much "stuff and things to do" abhorrent and unnatural....

So, I've stayed away...sometimes you need a little break from "connecting" all the time and just sit with your own skin...

It's not that I've been lazy...just contained in my own energies...preparing, as it were, for new things, thoughts, ideas to grow and be born...

Some of these things are bookbinding classes that I will be teaching in May...Check out my Facebook page for more details....!