Thursday, September 21, 2017

just a sweet little girl i like to call....

8x8, acrylic on canvas
©the enchanted easel 2017
"fancy". worked on this blonde haired, big eyed little cutie over the summer and just realized i never listed her. hmmm....

PRINTS are available here and the original is FOR SALE. 8"x8", acrylic on canvas. if interested, don't hesitate to contact me.

in other news....FALL FINALLY ARRIVES TOMORROW!!! and i, for one, am ecstatic about this!! GOODBYE SUMMER....YOU WON'T BE MISSED! hashtag-MY TIME OF YEAR!

Thursday, August 31, 2017



My heart literally breaks when i see all of the photos of the devastation in South East Texas. When I especially think of the little children who have lost their homes-theit safe havens, their sacred play spaces well, it's almost too much to take. Kids will always have the most special place in my heart. I want to help. I am running a LABOR DAY SALE in my Etsy shop until Monday, September 11. EVERYTHING IN THE SUMMER CLEARANCE SECTION (WHICH IS ALREADY DISCOUNTED) IS NOW 50% OFF. 75% OF YOUR PURCHASE WILL GO DIRECTLY TO SAVE THE CHILDREN HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF FUND. I will send you a notification with your purchase that your funds did indeed go to
Help me clean out my studio and in turn, help all of the children who have fallen pray to such a devastating event that no one (especially a child) should ever have to face,

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

summer is almost over....

and i've been working hard on a few new pieces at once. busy little bee...and loving it! 🐝😊

remember these two (link to PRINTS in caption)...? had a blast last summer working on a couple mixed media animals. my first time trying something a bit different (but still cute, i might add 😏). well, i decided to give it another go with at least 2 more (another owl and a cute fox friend). been working on those (pics and video below)....

autumn serenade
ophelia's nocturne


also, i've been sketching out what i'd like to be the painting in which i close out the year 2017. peeks below...(btw, music in video is my most favorite pianist ever, mr. david benoit. oh how i love him so.💙🎹)


Thursday, July 20, 2017

summertime endeavors...

been a busy little bee the past month-working on multiple projects at once...and that's just the way i like it. 😊

some drawings/sketches...

started a new painting....

...and finally, making some new pendants for september release in my etsy shop.

speaking of my etsy shop, i am currently running HUGE 50% OFF SUMMER CLEARANCE SALE on some older works (ALL ORIGINALS) so that i can clear out my studio to make room for the new! take a click on over and check out some of the pieces i have FOR SALE from "back in the day". 😉

Thursday, June 22, 2017

my blue heaven....

my blue heaven
acrylic on canvas
©the enchanted easel 2017
surrounded by what else? a plethora of himalayan blue poppies. be still my heart.

i loved every second of every brush stroke of every blue poppy on this canvas. forever in love with them...


also, i have added a SUMMER CLEARANCE SECTION to my etsy shop. 50% OFF some older original paintings. trying to make room for some new items coming this fall. shop around and take a painting (or two...or more) off my hands. out with old and in with the new.

{did i mention how much i throughly enjoyed painting these blue poppies...? :)}

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

painting, poppies and piano....

been spending the last couple of weeks finishing up my recent painting. here are some small video clips of the process featuring the music from one of my FAVORITE pianists, mr. jon schmidt from the piano guys. while i appreciate the group as a whole, it's really only schmidt i need. ;) piano girl for life.

and just because i'm a little obsessed with him...i mean c'mon, this guy is magic on those keys. 
{heart melt}

Monday, May 8, 2017

bad blogger....

{hangs head in shame. :( }

i have not been a good blogger these last few weeks. been working on multiple things at once and dealing with some osteoarthritis flare ups in my painting arm and hand. this humid weather is my kryptonite for sure. however if you know me personally-well, you know i keep chugging along. my drive and determination....ALWAYS bigger than my pain and my size. :)

now to the good stuff....HIMALAYAN BLUE POPPIES!! 

i. am. obsessed.  i mean look at these GORGEOUS blooms!! every year, i anxiously await the display at Longwood Gardens and they do not disappoint. although they only bloom for a very short time (10-14 days-MAX), if you're lucky enough to get to see them in their prime-you will be very pleasantly surprised. they are stunning and my photos sure don't do them justice. they range from deep cobalt blues to opulent turquoise shades to violets and purples that will take your breath away. can you tell i'm a bit obsessed?! 

ok, i swear this is going somewhere and it's not just a plug for Longwood Gardens and blue poppies (not that that would be such a terrible thing)....

it's going straight to my easel and the painting i'm currently working on based on (wait for it, wait for it...) the HIMALAYAN BLUE POPPY! after being surrounded by those gorgeous blue spectacles, well i was inspired to do yet another blue poppy painting. the first one can be purchased as a print here and a pendant necklace here.

some pics of the new painting in progress....

loving every second of beautiful blue bliss on this one.

{wow, that was a long blog post. almost made up for the couple weeks of being MIA....}