Sunday, July 1, 2018

Softball and Sunflowers....

Softball and Sunflowers
8x10, acrylic on canvas
©the enchanted easel 2018
My latest commission. 🌻🐻🐞

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. 😊

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. πŸŽ€
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. πŸ˜”
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. πŸ˜‰}
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. 😊

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...

🌸One in a trio of cute Chinese girls WIP🌸

πŸŽ€Pendant necklaces available hereπŸŽ€

🌻Softball and sunflowers commission WIP🌻

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.}

Monday, April 23, 2018

illustration friday~PINK

Sakura Dreamers
11x14, acrylic on canvas
©the enchanted easel

With this week's Illustration Friday prompt being my most favorite color πŸ’—PINKπŸ’—, well I couldn't resist posting something!

Cotton candy clouds, a strawberry moon and cherry blossoms with a sleeping baby elephant. The stuff dreams are made of....well, at least mine anyway.

Throwback to 2016's Sakura Dreamers. PRINTS and PENDANT NECKLACE available as well as some other GOODIES such as sketchbooks and mugs available in my Society 6 shop.

(PS-pendant necklace is FEATURED in the Spring 2018 Jewelry Affaire magazine. A full double page spread penned by yours truly.)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Just a little reminder....

a couple more weeks of FREE SHIPPING on ALL of my PENDANT NECKLACES to celebrate my spread in the Spring 2018 issue of Jewelry Affaire magazine. Sale ends April 30 at 11:59pm (EST).
The magazine can be found in Barnes and Noble as well as online. Check out their awesome display of various crafting magazines. There surely are some really talented artists out there.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Illustration's been a while!

The Lucky One
6x6, acrylic on canvas
©the enchanted easel

With this week's prompt being MONKEY well, I kinda though this would be fitting. Flashback (Friday) to 2016's "The Lucky One"...and the year of the MONKEY. 🐡

PRINTS and PENDANT NECKLACE available in my Etsy shop. Other GOODIES available in my Society 6 shop.

Look at that happy little face...😊🐡