Thursday, May 23, 2013

meet little Claret....

January's mermaid, based on the gemstone garnet.

i actually started this piece in the beginning of April, before the recent neck fusion surgery. i'm 4 weeks out and starting to get back into my groove...slowly. i've been painting here and there over the last week or so. of course it's not enough, but it'll have to do for now. trust me, i would hold that paintbrush 24/7 if i could.

anyhoo, i just have to put the finishing touches on her and i will hopefully have her scanned and listed FOR SALE tomorrow or saturday.

oh painting, how i've missed you so.....

Monday, May 20, 2013

website re-do...DONE!

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finally got around to finishing up the website re-design.  

the layout basically remains the same. i just wanted something a bit more streamlined and not as colorful as the last that the bright colors of the artwork speak for themselves.

and, i thought i'd add some cuteness by including my little stuffed elephant maggie to the mix. she really does exist...:)

take a peek and feel free to leave any comments/feedback. 

p.s. still recovering from neck surgery a few weeks ago, so i'm painting at a slower pace than usual...trying not to put too much pressure on my neck while it heals and "fuses".

Thursday, May 9, 2013

illustration friday~tribute

i thought this was appropriate for this week's IF prompt *tribute* mad crazy love for mr. manning!

can't wait for football season to start!!!! 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

time for a re-do...

of sorts.

i promised myself a couple of things once i had the surgery/fusion completed. 2 weeks out of surgery now and one of those things on the list was a re-do of my website and blog and things such as that. we all know self-promotion is my downfall. give me a pencil or paintbrush and i can work some magic, but the self-promo part of it all, not really my thing.

the website is under construction for the next 5 days or so. i just wanted to make some changes. i'm a big believer in always trying to better yourself (even if it's just a small change). all those small changes add up to a bigger and better nicole :)

here are some peeks at the artwork for a couple of the website pages...

©the enchanted easel 2013

©the enchanted easel 2013