Friday, September 21, 2018

Welcoming in Fall...

with 25% off ALL PENDANT NECKLACES in my Etsy shop!! ๐ŸŽ€

Feeling a little nostalgic on this Flashback Friday to this past April, when my handmade pendant necklaces were featured in the Spring 2018 issue of Jewelry Affaire Magazine. So, I figured with Fall right around the corner (TOMORROW....FINALLY!!), it was a good time to have a little SALE to celebrate my 2nd favorite season (Winter being my first love). 

Ok, back to the pendants....the discounted price is already factored into the listing so no coupon/no code to hassle with. Easy peasy, lemon breezy. ๐Ÿ˜‰
*Sale ends October 21 at 11:59 PM (EST)


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Oh hey, August...

There's Always Room at the Top...for a Hug!
12x12, acrylic on canvas
©the enchanted easel
not only are you one month closer to Fall and all things PUMPKIN SPICE (ridiculously happy about that, btw) are also MY BIRTHDAY MONTH! Shout out to all the Leos (and Virgos) out there celebrating as well! ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒŸ

Throughout the month of AUGUST ONLY,  I am offering a FREE 6x6 PRINT of a painting I did back in 2014 to commemorate one of my all time favorite characters from childhood (and now too)...HELLO KITTY!! She turned 40 back in 2014. Can we talk about how old that makes me feel?? I digress...back to the FREE PRINT. 

You will receive a FREE 6x6 PRINT of this painting with ANY PRINT PURCHASE in my Etsy shop....all August long. No coupon. No code. And, BONUS-I'm still offering FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING on EVERYTHING in my shop for the remainder of the Summer. WIN WIN!! 

Happy Birthday, August babies!! ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽŠ


Monday, July 30, 2018

Illustration Friday~DOG

Lucky Puppy
6x6, acrylic on canvas
©the enchanted easel 2018
Just a sweet little puppy who goes by the name of "Mei-Hua" (meaning plum blossoms, of course). I created this painting this past February in celebration of the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dog. PRINTS are available as well as the ORIGINAL PAINTING (contact me if interested). 

Also, pictured below since the IF prompt is DOG), is a recent commission I did a couple of months back. One which I had some trouble parting with because I loved it SO much. PRINTS are available of that as well due to the requests I had received for prints. If you'd like a custom painting, please don't hesitate to reach out. I have a few slots available before the upcoming holiday season.

Puppies and Petals
12x16, acrylic on canvas
©the enchanted easel 2018

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Softball and Sunflowers....

Softball and Sunflowers
8x10, acrylic on canvas
©the enchanted easel 2018
My latest commission. ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿป๐Ÿž

For more about this piece click here to read a bit about my creative process. And for commissions/custom paintings, contact me here and I'll do my very best to accommodate you.

Now back to the dozens of other creations I have in the queue. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Monday, June 11, 2018

A little dive into my creative process for my current commission...

when a sweet friend of mine approached me a couple of weeks ago for a custom painting for her niece who loves softball and isn't very "girly", I immediately thought-this probably isn't the commission for me. It seems my work has gone down a much more "girly" path both subconsciously and consciously. Definitely a true reflection of the artist. ๐ŸŽ€
Despite the internal struggle of not wanting to say not to a friend for fear of not being able to do her request justice, I took it as a challenge of sorts. I knew that the jersey number was 12 and that the university colors are maroon and gold. Of course, my vision didn't include a jersey with the number 12. I was thinking some sort of whimsical dress, as usual. But wait, she's a tomboy. A dress could be problem. ๐Ÿ˜”
In that moment, I had to apply the principal that gets me through every single time I run into the creative proverbial "brick wall". Question-what do I do best (or feel I do best)? Answer-whimsical girls, cute animals and flowers. Lots of flowers. Once I get back on that page, the lightbulb goes off. Fast forward to the finished sketch for the painting...
a sweet little mascot of a bear and styling' tee shirt patchwork flare jeans wearing girl. Just chilling' in a patch of 12 sunflowers after their little game of softball. {Note the extra tiny sunflower on her jeans. It's like a baker's dozen. ๐Ÿ˜‰}
Creative brick wall-demolished. Sweet friend-very, very happy.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

A Busy May!!

May proved to be a very busy month and happily so. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Started working on a new series of cute little Chinese girls when another commission came my way a couple of weeks ago. That along with packing some pendants to ship out to a few customers was also another highlight. Thanks so much to Jewelry Affaire magazine for featuring my pendant necklaces in their Spring 2018 issue. Still so grateful for the exposure.

Here are some highlights from the month...

๐ŸŒธOne in a trio of cute Chinese girls WIP๐ŸŒธ

๐ŸŽ€Pendant necklaces available here๐ŸŽ€

๐ŸŒปSoftball and sunflowers commission WIP๐ŸŒป

Okay, June...let's do this!!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Puppies and Petals....

Emily's Commission
12x16, acrylic on canvas
©the enchanted easel 2018
or sleeping puppies and lots of pink roses, to be more exact. My latest commission was a complete dream to paint. So girly. So me. And, I mean, who can resist some cute little sleeping puppies resting on a rose petal dress.

Making the world a little painting at a time.

{If you'd like something special created for your little beauty, contact me and I'll do my very best to accommodate you.}