Tuesday, May 24, 2016

MIA...WIP!

been MIA lately with this WIP...the new home page/*face* of the enchanted easel.

i'm a big believer in evolution as an artist. in the past couple of years alone, my style has changed/evolved into a place where i feel happy, at peace and comfortable...not to say that i won't keep pushing myself to be the best painter i can be but i am very much enjoying the new style my art has taken on. with that being said...

here are some peeks at the painting i am currently wrapping up this week. little bit of sakura blossoms (my favorite), little bit of nighttime (the insomniac that i am), a strawberry moon, some cotton candy clouds, a sweet little sleeping elephant (maggie) and myself, of course.

can't wait to share it in june (when of course i will have to redo the website and blog to match)!




Sunday, May 8, 2016

~HaPpY MoTheR's DaY~


another bang up job from the folks over at S6. these mugs are my mother's day gifts this year...filled with gourmet teas, i thought they made an excellent choice...and S6 did not let me down (once again). love that the mugs are available in 11 oz size (pictured here) and a bigger size (15 oz) for the coffee addicts like myself who need just a little *extra*. of course these mugs would be great for soup too (another favorite thing of mine...even in 90 degree temps, i'm eating soup and covered in blankets. the girl who loves winter...conundrum, that's my middle name. ;))

wishing all the moms and grandmoms and mommies to be a very happy mom's day! now, go have some coffee..or tea. :)

{disclaimer-french press in the background is not included with your mug purchase}

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


i thought it would be interetsing and fun to take a look into the creative process of my paintings...from thumbnail to sketch to paint palette(s) to the finsihed piece. i know i absolutely geek out looking at other artists WIPs so i thought i'd create a new album after each painting of the step by step process i use (and have used for YEARS) and share it with everyone. i work traditonally...pencil, paper, paint, canvas. i have much respect for the digital artists of the world yet for me, the passion and love will ALWAYS be in the traditonal tube of paint. old school...and proud. 

this is part three in my series...the making of "sweet serenity", inspired by this year's pantone color palette.

for a look at the full album and step by step instructions, please click on over to my Facebook page...and perhaps give it a "like", if you would be so kind! :)

PRINTS of this beauty here. other awesomeness can be found here. ORIGINAL PAINTING is AVAILABLE. contact me, if interested. 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

so, these arrived the other day...

well done, Society6. well done.

you know, it's always such a rush to see my finished paintings on products such as tote bags, wall clocks, tech cases, etc. really. it never gets old. to say it's rewarding is well, an understatement. NOTHING makes me happier than painting/drawing. COUNTLESS hours go into building up a painting....from the initial sketching process to the layers of prep work for the canvas and then the of course adding the COLOR with layers of acrylic. every single brush stroke is a joy to make. then, to see it all done is overwhelming. (i must confess, i cry sometimes when i finish a painting...there's just SO much emotion and passion that i put into each and every single one. finishing one is definitely bittersweet...whether it's a commission or just one that i've painted that will sit in my studio until it sells one day). so back to Society6 and the A-MAZ-ING printing job they do....

the above pic shows the tote bag (sized at 16x16) and the really awesome "carry all pouch" (as they call it-available in THREE sizes-this is the medium). love love love how these turned out. so true to the original painting (which is FOR SALE-contact me if interested)...just lovely.

also ordered a few mugs for Mother's Days gifts that impressed me as well (pic coming soon). they have everything from wall clocks to throw pillows to duvet covers to stationary cards. click on over here to the homepage and check out some other really great artists and their products. you won't be disappointed.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

pantone 2016....

meet the little etsy treasury created just for you....curated by me! :) inspired by my painting, sweet serenity, based on the gorgeous color palette of the same name. 

thanks for the inspiration, pantone.

{some wonderful Mother's Day ideas right here...}

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

printing, matting, personalizing, framing....



that's one of the things that kept me busy last week. 

pulled the pirate painting, "ahoy mate", out of the archives for this one...circa. 2012 to be exact. and the one on the left, "pocket protector" was done around last year (2015) at this time. both are available as prints....just click on the name of the painting to take you to my etsy shop where you can purchase them.

{always love seeing my own evolution in my work....}

Thursday, April 21, 2016

this makes my heart happy....


seeing my work hanging in a child's room. the joy never gets old. 

never.

commission for Collin
11x14 acrylic on canvas
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