Wednesday, November 30, 2016

a sweet little duet....

autumn serenade
6x6, mixed media on canvas panel
©the enchanted easel 2016
between a cute little bird and a wide eyed baby bear...an "autumn serenade".

this is the second (but it sure won't be the last) piece i created this summer when i was trying my hand at mixed media. can i just tell you what a total blast it was creating this piece?! so much fun and a bit out of the box for me as i am a SUPER DUPER AWESOME planner. seriously. it's one of my finer traits....i think so, anyway. ;) this little creation was kind of spontaneous....kind of....

i knew i wanted to do a bear with an autumn color scheme. the rest just kind of happened the more i kept adding different layers, different supplies...and, being my absolute own worst critic well, i'm rather pleased with the way it turned out. i mean, c'mon..look at the face on the baby bear...you just gotta love him. :)





PRINTS available here. ORIGINAL PAINTING is FOR SALE. contact me here if interested. 

also, here's a link to sweet ophelia...a colorful owl done in this same mixed media style.

perhaps 2017 will bring about some more of these little *experiments*....


LAST DAY...







hard to believe it's already the final day of november. geez, where did the second half of this year go?! wow. ok, i digress....

today is the LAST day for this special offer...and it kind of gave me a great idea about maybe featuring a certain print/painting/item every month in my etsy shop at a discounted price come 2017. yeah, i kinda like that idea...stay tuned for further details. :)


PS~hey december, i'm so ready for ya!! most favorite month ever!! oh, and some SNOW would be FAB!! :)



Wednesday, November 23, 2016

it's that time of year again...

my most favorite!! celebrating with a FREE SHIPPING sale on EVERYTHING in my etsy shop and wait for it, wait for it...a BONUS FREE PRINT of YOUR choice. yep, that's right. choose any print you like at any size you like and i'll ship it out to you along with your purchase which includes FREE SHIPPING, of course. :)

wishing everyone the happiest, most blessed Thanksgiving! oh, and happy shopping too! :)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

throwback Thursday to one of my favorite drawings....

glacia
6x8 graphite on bristol
and my current WIP/commission.

let me start by saying i always consider any/every commission a blessing but when they are back to back really kind wonderful clients, well that just makes the "blessing" so much sweeter.

a couple of weeks ago the sweetest lady came to me wanting to completely redo her daughter's bedroom based on a few of my drawings (really?! this is really my life?! hashtag-blessed) and wanted this particular drawing turned into a painting because it looks smooch like her adorable little girl who happens to be a "budding artist" herself. i wound up selling her some prints and taking on this commission...painting her ginger haired, december born baby girl (ginger...winter...december...three of my favorite things....destiny, indeed). 

this is and always has been (and always will be) my philosophy...treat your customers like friends, make personal connections with them and they will come back to you time and time again. always staying true to myself...

"Nicole has been absolutely fantastic to work with! She is extremely responsive and has really worked with us to accommodate our special requests. The prints we ordered are absolutely beautiful! She shipped them out quickly and were packaged with great care. Nicole is an amazing artist! When you work with her you don't only get a quality product, you get great customer service. We look forward to working with her again!"

thank you, sara...for your kind words, becoming a "friend" and giving me a really good *excuse* to paint a ginger, winter loving little girl.

*LIMITED EDITION PRINTS OF THESE DRAWINGS AVAILABLE HERE...ONLY THROUGH THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

NEW KOKESHI PRINT!!

sakura kokeshi
12x12, acrylic on canvas
©the enchanted easel 2016

had a few requests for PRINTS of my most recent commission since posting her last week (she is kinda cute...). she in NOW AVAILABLE in my etsy shop

if you'd like something custom created for your little one, please email me and i will surely do my best to accommodate you.


Thursday, November 3, 2016

kokeshi commission!

kokeshi commission
12x12, acrylic on canvas
©the enchanted easel 2016
a few weeks ago i had a commission request for a little kokeshi from the sweetest lady via etsy. obsessed with all things japanese/kawaii since birth, well she didn't have to ask me twice. ;) her response to the finished painting made the rest of my year..."That is the cutest thing I have ever seen!! Thank you so much - I am so excited about it. It is perfect colors, perfect sweet girl. Our grandma was Japanese so it means a lot to us to have something to remind us of her!"


{PRINTS AVAILABLE NEXT WEEK!!}




Wednesday, November 2, 2016

LIMITED EDITION PRINTS!!


of my ORIGINAL drawings will be offered all throughout the month of NOVEMBER ONLY!!
this truly is a LIMITED TIME OFFER as i don't normally offer prints of my drawings unless the original is sold. ORIGINALS are still available in my etsy shop.


either way, it's always nice to do a little holiday shopping....early. ;)