Sunday, December 28, 2014

✨ sunday night superstar! ✨

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just a peek at some new art for 2015!

working on a few ORIGINAL DRAWINGS that will be FOR SALE the first week of 2015...looking forward to the new year and the new opportunities it shall bring! :)

Friday, December 26, 2014


here's hoping everyone had a very Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah...or whatever other wonderful holiday it is that you celebrate!

running a little SALE from now until the first day of the new year (can hardly believe 2015 is knocking quite so soon! where did the year go?!?!). click on over here and shop til your little heart's content! :)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

little Aspen...

aspen penguin
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bringing a bit of dapperness to the month of december! :)

this is my last official painting for the year 2014...and wow, what a year it has been! from my upgrade/evolution in painting style to the rebuilding of my site and opening some new (online) shops, well i like to think it's been a pretty productive year! now...BRING ON 2015 'cause this girl is READY!!!

ok, back to little Aspen here {sorry to steal your thunder there for a minute, little buddy...;)}. he is FOR SALE AS A PRINT at the shops found here:

also...i am offering the ORIGINAL PAINTING FOR SALE as well! *EMAIL ME AT THE ADDY LISTED ON THE CONTACT PAGE OF MY WEBSITE IF INTERESTED*. he has a little girlfriend, named Alaska (pictured below) 
alaska penguin
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and she is also FOR SALE! if interested in the ORIGINAL PAINTINGS as a set, i would be more than happy to accommodate you at a discounted price for the both of them. just send me an email and we can make it happen! 

i'll be posting some sketches and some finished drawings (which i will be offering up FOR SALE) for the rest of december! until then...


Friday, December 12, 2014

this little guy...

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 he's what's on the easel this week!

another penguin...coming soon! :)

{dapper little fella he is...}

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

a fashion savvy little penguin...

truly a bird after my own heart!

meet little alaska, a sweet and stylish little penguin. from her striped scarf and her pink bow...well, let's just say i may have been her inspiration. i mean, i do LOVE me some bows and the color pink. 'nuff said! ;)


also, (wait for it...wait for it....) for the first time all year i am offering the ORIGINAL PAINTING FOR SALE! she is sized at an 8x8 (a perfect square-my favorite shape...just sayin') and is painted in brightly colored acrylics on a .75 gallery wrapped canvas. i made sure to seal her with a nice matte varnish to keep her happy and healthy through those long cold arctic winters. ;)

EMAIL ME AT IF INTERESTED IN PURCHASING THE ORIGNAL PAINTING! please be sure to put ALASKA in the subject line. please...and thank you.

up next...well her faithful and dapper little companion, aspen, of course! ;)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


i'm thinking a penguin would make the perfect pet for me...considering we both LOVE arctic weather! :)

sweet little alaska...a very stylish and fashion savvy penguin, if i do say so myself. 

{probably taking a page from my book, she is...;)}

she will be available FOR SALE very soon (as a PRINT)...and for the first time all year, i will be offering the ORIGINAL PAINTING-FOR SALE as well.

arctic cuteness~coming soon! :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

black friday SALE....

starts NOW!!!

i decided to start my black friday SALE a bit early. i mean why wait til friday to get a good deal?! ;)

all ORIGNAL PAINTINGS in my shop are now 20% off until (cyber) monday at midnight! i am making room for 2015's stash and NEED to clean out my studio. not that i don't like being surrounded by beautiful little mermaids and cute little critters....but I'm willing to share the love and let them find a new home. :) so....

Sunday, November 23, 2014

stripes and bows...

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and a sweet little penguin named alaska!

that's what's been on the easel this honor of my favorite season, which is right around the corner...WINTER! :)

Monday, November 17, 2014

"be original. buy original." truer words spoken than those over by the wonderful people at Vango

happy to have been introduced to a wonderful community of artists over at Vango. (used to be known as ArtTwoFifty). the whole idea of purchasing ORIGINAL art and viewing it on the wall of a room by using their app (available for both iPhones and iPads) is just awesome. as are their set prices for us artists trying to sell our intricately worked little masterpieces (and let me tell you, that is no easy task in today's economy...unfortunately)....which is also suitable for the art buyer~can you AFFORDABLE?!

anyhoo....happy to be a part of this ever growing community of FABULOUS artists. take a click over to the link i provided above and start adorning your walls with some really BEAUTIFUL and AFFORDABLE art by some very talented artists!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

laying down an icy background...

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on some arctic adorableness! :)

it's no secret how much i LOVE winter (yes, i know, i'm a freak...but hey, someone has to love that beautiful season...). so....

i thought i would do a quick set of penguins. cute penguins, of course. will be selling the ORIGINALS of these cuties once they are done.

ah, winter, my friend. can not wait for your return! :)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

thursday morning thumbnails....

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some arctic adorableness is on the way....:)

happy thursday, friends! 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

there's always room at the top...

there's always room at the top...for a hug!
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for a hug!


hard to believe it's been 40 years since this sweet little character made her debut. i have been a sucker since day one. i love sanrio and their adorable characters...but she reigns supreme!

this painting features tiny chum, her cute little bear companion, as they embrace in what else? a hug, of course. one of hello kitty's favorite things...hugs. also, the 3 apples represent her weight (as she is said to weigh approximately 3 apples and be about 5 apples high and the 4 bows? well they represent 4 decades of sheer fabulousness!)

{this painting kind of reminds me of candy (must be the confection of colors i chose)....and that always makes me happy! :)}


happy birthday hello are FABULOUS! still!

there's always room at the top...for a hug!
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Friday, October 31, 2014

~HaPpY HaLlOwEeN~

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love, sally...and her beloved kitty companion


a birthday celebration....

painting tiny dots...
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almost done!

...'cause every good cat costume needs a pretty red bow.
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perhaps someone has tapped into my Mally Beauty stash...;)
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

apples, stars...and cake

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...because cake is always important! ;)

{a piece of my painting in be released on november 1st in honor of a special character who is turning the big 4-0. *hint*-she's a girl dressed in a cat costume. not quite sure i get that, but i love her anyway. ;)}

Friday, October 17, 2014

new iPhone case....

iPhone 5s case with my painting, "moonstruck".
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and i couldn't be happier with this company, nuvango.

when first uploading my work i and some issues with the SRGB profiles, apparently the pics i uploaded were not in the correct format. well, they were unbelievably helpful and just wonderful to work with....helping me through everything step by step. and the payoff? gorgeous. the phone cover fits like a glove and the color payoff is like looking at the original canvas, sitting in my studio.

so....i highly recommend nuvango for phone cases, laptop skins and lots of other cool treats.

{i know this is seasonal, but i love it so much i may have to keep it on year 'round! :)}

Thursday, October 9, 2014

a bevy of bows...

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and a carnival of candy colors.

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it's what's on the easel the next 2 weeks!

{love anything candy related....;)}

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

time for a little *plug*....

never used these guys before, but surely will be using them again!!!

thanks so much to easy canvas prints for doing such a FANTASTIC job on some canvas prints of my painting entitled, Moonstruck (PRINTS FOUND THROUGH THE SHOP LINKS the colors looks amazing and the quality of the canvas is superb!

will definitely be using them again in the future. highly recommend.

Sunday, September 28, 2014


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so happy to finally share this painting...considering it's been done for a couple of weeks already. was trying to wait closer to october, but i couldn't wait any longer! 

based on my FAVORITE tim burton character ever (from the nightmare before christmas), the sweetly shy seamstress filled with fall leaves, sally...and her faithful black kitty companion. together they are clearly "moonstruck". :)


happy EARLY halloween and happy fall (thank God-bye bye summer, you won't be missed!)!!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

lots of bows. lots of stars.

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{new painting in the works AND it contains one of my favorite characters ever!:)}

oh, and the nightmare before christmas painting is done and waiting to be posted. trying to wait til at least the last week in september to post it, as it's more of a halloween piece. can't wait to share it!

until then, here's a peek at the full sketch, entitled "moonstruck"...featuring sally and her beloved black cat. (yes, i drew AND painted a cat. those who really know me what a feat that was..."feat" being the understatement of the year. let's just say i'm more of a dog person...)

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

a sweetly shy scarlet haired seamstress...

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just about done!

here's a peek at some crops of my painting (in progress) entitled, "moonstruck"...featuring the very beautiful and bashful, sally from tim burton's masterpiece, the nightmare before christmas.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

these sweet faces....

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on the easel this week!

yes, that is a cat. for those who know me, well nothing more needs to be said except "deep breaths". i thought if i made *it* cute, i'd be able to overcome my fear....well, for as long as it takes me to complete the painting anyway.

feeling brave...;)
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014


get 25% off EVERYTHING over at nuvango by entering the code SUMMER25 at checkout! there are some fantastic artists showcasing their work on cool products such as iPhone cases and even laptop skins. 

head on over and treat yourself to something awesome! :)

Thursday, August 21, 2014


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sewn together at the seams.

a peek at what's up next on the easel. can you guess who she is?

{hint-she's a red head (yay!). super shy. super sweet. stuffed with fall leaves...and is the female love interest of a certain skeleton by the name of jack.}

video below...just in case you couldn't figure it out. one of my favorite movies of all time! :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

slow and steady....

slow and steady
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not only wins the race...but the heart of a beautiful, strawberry pink haired mermaid. :)

these two cuties were shipped off to new york this past monday and are ready to be welcomed into their new home in a baby girl's nursery.

{that pink still my heart. ;)}


Monday, August 18, 2014

new york bound!

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these two are off to the big apple...and i'm feeling a little bittersweet about it. kinda fell in love with these sweet little faces the last couple of weeks.

it's always such a bittersweet feeling when you let go of an original painting (for me, anyway). i don't know why...maybe because each one of them are like my babies (if i had them). i get so attached. however, nothing makes me happier than custom work and knowing that some sweet little child will be smiling for a long time to come. yep, that's the best part of my *job*...and i use that world very loosely as it NEVER feels like work to me.


Friday, August 15, 2014

strawberry pink hair....

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{and you know I'm living vicariously...;)}

custom painting, just about done.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

~HaPpY WoRLd ElePhAnT DaY~

a crop of my painting "moonlight mavens"
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me and maggie

{almost forgot. good thing i didn't. not quite sure maggie would have ever forgiven me. :(


Monday, August 11, 2014

this beauty....

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on the easel this week.

a custom mermaid....and a very cute, very enamored little sea turtle.

{so, take that mr. hare. slow and steady definitely wins this race...or at least the heart of a very beautiful little mermaid. :)}

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

sketching swirly strands...

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of mermaid hair!

custom painting in the works the next week or so. and guess what it is? *hint-i have painted lots of them in the last year...and they have great hair days every day, despite the fact they live in the water...or so the myth goes.* give up? i am painting yet another MERMAID. no complaints though...i LOVE painting hair. and this little beauty in the works? she will have PINK hair. not just any pink, but my signature strawberry pink. and hey, let's face it...don't we all dream of having super awesome, super strawberry pink hair? it's ok, you don't have to answer that...;)

bring on another mermaid! the easel is awaiting!

{a peek at the thumbnail process below. that's how it all begins folks...with a pink ink joy pen. :)}

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

this scarlet haired beauty....

"ribbons undone"
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has completely stolen my heart!

inspired my favorite musical maven, tori amos and her song entitled "ribbons undone"...hence the name of the painting.

i "heart" her. the painting...and tori. :)

PRINTS can be found in the shop links attached to my website here~

{ps and btw, there's a really cool shop i opened up recently at nuvango where my paintings are featured on lots of tech products from iPhone cases to skins for your laptop...even the beast of a 17" mac, like my own. think i need this beauty for my mac...}

oh, and the video for my inspiration is posted below. 
tori, tori i love you so!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

a pretty little bow....

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makes everything better. :)

wrapping up (no pun intended) the piece entitled, "ribbons undone". inspired by the song of the same name by my favorite woman ever, tori amos.

{probably no coincidence that this beauty above has scarlet hair...}

"ribbons undone"~pencil sketch
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

a peek at this sweet face....

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on the easel this week!

i am currently working on a little scarlet haired beauty who i have fallen madly in love with. must be the red hair...or that's it's my ode to my favorite musical maven, the gorgeous and wickedly talented, ms. tori amos. i have MAD LOVE for this woman. always have. always will.
is it the red hair? the fellow piano player? the fact that we're both leos? it's all of the above and so much more! just adore her! *enter plug for the new cd, "unrepentant geraldines"*... this wins my top spot for favorite tori cd. seriously. this replaces my beloved "scarlet's walk". but, not by much. ok, let me stop because i could go on and on and on about her and her music. speaking of....

the song, "ribbons undone" (written for her daughter and located on the 2005 release, "the beekeeper") was the inspiration for the painting on the easel this week. such a sweet song...

{p.s. and btw, you can't be a leo and NOT be awesome...and we should know ;)}

laying down layers of color...
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crimson colored lips...
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strands of scarlet...
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