Tuesday, March 21, 2017

parts of a painting....

of a princess.




been working on a small (5x7-smaller than my usual size anyway) of the beautiful and sassy Belle from Beauty and the Beast. she's always been my favorite most likely because she is the one princess with whom i identify the most....her love of books, her sweet and sassy ways and her really kind heart. oh, and she's a brunette, of course. ;)

hoping to wrap this painting up by the end of the week..and to get around to seeing the movie which came out this past weekend. heard GREAT things about it...

Thursday, March 9, 2017

a princess and some backgrounds...



that's what i've been working on for the last couple of weeks hence my negligent blogging. also have been trying a new muscle relaxer from hell called baclofen for the awful spasticity in my neck from three cervical spine surgeries. i always try to keep that pain under my hat i suppose because i feel like exposing it makes me weak (something the perfectionist in me does not exactly appreciate). in all reality though, i'd be lying if i said it didn't slow me down and make my painting/creating sessions last not quite as long as i'd like. who am i kidding? if i could paint 24/7, oh believe me, i would.
but the last couple of weeks, trying this awful drug out, a mess. weaning off it slowly and experiencing some pretty bad withdrawal from nausea to dizziness. however, using it makes the spasms in my neck much worse (as if i thought that could be possible...).

ok, enough about that. if i dwell on it, it makes me sad and angry and those are two emotions i don't like to entertain any longer than needed.

smile and endure. that's my ancient chinese secret....;)

Monday, February 20, 2017

first painting of 2017...DONE!

winter's keepers
8x10, acrylic on canvas
©the enchanted easel 2017
every year i try to pay homage to my most favorite season of all (WINTER) with a painting or drawing. this year, i thought i'd create a whimsical self portrait of sorts because who loves winter more than this big brown eyed girl?! some cute little snow bunnies, perhaps....:)

PRINTS available for now. my S6 shop is still a work in progress but eventually i will be adding her (and some other paintings from last year) so that mugs, wall clocks, phone cases, etc can be purchased....'cause you know you want a coffee mug with those CUTE little bunny faces staring back at you while enjoying your morning cup of sunshine! :)

SCARF INSPIRATION....because i LOVE me a PLAID BLANKET SCARF!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

latest wip...


big brown eyes....guess who? ;)
shhh, don't wake the baby...
a plaid blanket scarf. a necessity on a windy winter's night.

almost done. check back soon for the finished painting.

{hint-it's winter themed. a little self portrait, perhaps? perhaps. :)}

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

with Valentine's Day one week away...

I still have a few of these handmade pendant necklaces available in multiple designs in my Etsy shop...perfectly packaged and ready to give to your little Valentine. 

**order today for guaranteed arrival in time for V Day!**

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

FEBRUARY'S FEATURED PRINT IS....

the lucky one
6x6, acrylic on canvas
©the enchanted easel 
this ADORABLE little monkey! 

although 2017 is the year of the rooster, i couldn't help but want to make this cutie the featured print for February. she's happy and in love with her lucky mandarin orange. who needs chocolate anyway on Valentine's Day...;)

20% off all February long!! enter coupon code: LUCKY2017 at checkout!!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

heart happy! :)

custom painting
11x14, acrylic on canvas

limited edition prints, matted and framed

the feeling of seeing my art on a child's wall NEVER (and i repeat "NEVER") gets old!! so glad you love your new room, Avery.

if you'd like a custom painting for your little one, contact me and i'll do my very best to accommodate you.

LIMITED EDITION PRINTS (as seen in photo below) are available here.