Friday, August 12, 2016

Happy World Elephant Day!

a day that should be celebrated everyday, in my opinion. how much more awesome would it have been if it was yesterday on my birthday?! my most favorite animal sharing a special day with me... hmm, i'll have to tell the higher ups to contemplate changing the date perhaps...;)

a crop from my painting Sakura Dreamers. prints available here. I LOVE ELEPHANTS about as much as i love PEYTON MANNING. and THAT my friends is A LOT!!! :)

Thursday, August 4, 2016

all or nothing!

to know me is to know that i never do anything halfway...all or nothing mentality for me. when i decided that i wanted to make and sell my own pendant necklaces come this september well, naturally i had to design my own little cards on which to place them. thanks, visatprint for yet another bang up job! 

sweet pendant necklaces coming this september to my etsy shop. super stoked!



Thursday, July 28, 2016

my little mixed media *experiment*...

so, last week i was doing some cleaning/organizing (i do that often-major OCD girl here) and i found tons of paper (which i LOVE) and all kind of little art goodies that i had laying around. i decided to stop looking at them (so perfectly organized) taking up space and actually USE them (there's a novel concept...) and now i seem to have gotten myself into a  full fledged mixed media painting.

originally intended to be an abstract...






mixed media fun...



background mix of papers and acrylic....







a tangerine haired mermaid decided she'd like
to be the featured attraction
of the *experiment*...


{'cause i can never just "experiment" (OCD+perfectionist=all or nothing). more pics to follow...in between other paintings, that is.}

Monday, July 18, 2016

jack of all trades...

of sorts.

i've been working on these sweet little pendant necklaces lately to add to my shop in september. and needless to say, they definitely come with a bit of a learning curve...and i'm pretty crafty. i'm embarrassed to admit the number of glass cabochons i actually went through until i had a successful outcome. in my defense, it seemed to be the glue (or so i thought) that just wasn't meshing with my inkjet printer. so...

i wound up purchasing a *special* glue which claimed to be THE glue for ink jet printers...no smearing, no bubbles, no color changing. operative word being "claimed." talk about a total disappointment and money wasted (not to mention sheer frustration). while i was purchasing the glue i figured why not purchase some more glass cabochons since i had wasted so many of them. another disaster. 13 out of 25 pieces of glass...BROKEN. the rest, chipped. needless to say, neither of those make for a very happy nicole. however, there is a silver lining....

weeks before i found this little gem (no pun intended) of an etsy shop called pretty charmed. run by a great lady by the name of cheryl. everything perfectly packed. glass cabochons in PERFECT shape. no chips. no breaks. just beautiful crystal clear glass ovals. also the pendant trays and chains to match...perfect. i found it easiest by going with one of her DIY pendant kits. everything you need is included.

for me, i had to forgo the inkjet printer and go to my local staples to have the images printed out on a laser jet printer. the glue just wasn't working out on my inkjet printed images. now everything is good to go and i can add these adorable little pendants to my shop this fall!

{thanks for listening to my little rant about the joys of jewelry making. i'm going back to my paintbrush now...}


Thursday, July 7, 2016

throwback to my favorite season....

silence of the snowdrops
8x10, acrylic on canvas
©the enchanted easel 2016
WINTER!!!

with almost triple digits temps going on here the last few days (ugh!) well, i thought we could all use a friendly reminder of a much colder time....you're welcome. :)

{ps and btw, this is my favorite painting. must be the winter theme...}

PRINTS HERE. OTHER GOODIES HERE. and for a little Eira (that's her name) in the making, visit my Facebook page HERE.

Monday, June 20, 2016

SUMMER SALE...

starts TODAY!!! and, runs ALL SUMMER LONG!!!

enter code:SUMMERSALE at checkout to get FREE SHIPPING on EVERYTHING in my shop!