Wednesday, February 26, 2014

the wistful ones

my latest painting, entitled "the wistful ones" is now FOR SALE as a REPRODUCTION in my shop.

the second painting in my *new* style. had planned on having this done a couple of weeks ago, in time for valentine's day, but mother nature and some winter storms had other plans (power outages and no heat mean no painting). but, better late than never. 

besides, who could turn down a sweet little baby polar bear with such a "wistful" look of love in his eyes...? ;)

Sunday, February 23, 2014

finishing touches...

this weekend on this little piece of loveliness. :)

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

winter fashion...

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©the enchanted easel 2014
is everything! 

nothing like a pretty hat (complete with a pink bow, of course), a beautiful dress, a warm cozy cape, boots, mittens....oh and some lovely peacock shadow to grace the eyelid as well.

never let a little winter chill discourage the fashionista in us all. ;)

Saturday, February 15, 2014

the bond of sisterhood...

here is a small piece i did for 2 very special sisters i went to high school with. both are very strong women, as they have (are) battling 2 different kinds of cancer. just typing that word alone makes me cringe. one has won her battle with breast cancer (YAY!!!). the other fighting a very difficult battle with neuroendocrine cancer. this painting is for them both. the gerbera daisies are the favorite flower of jeni (suffering from the neuroendocrine form). the plan was for a bunch of us to send cards to her to be given to her when her results come back later this week. well, i kicked it up a notch and did this painting. the 2 daisies represent both sisters. and the symbols/writing stand for "sisters", the elder one and the younger one.

i used a combo of inks and my beloved inktense pencils by derwent 
as well as some water soluble graphite. all framed and ready to be handed over this coming monday. can't wait to give it! and, no matter what the results turn out to be, both of these women should be proud and amazed at the battles they have fought...and won (and will win). much love to them both!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

"the wistful ones"

this lovely little piece of cuteness was slated for a release this past friday, february 7. that was my plan anyway...until a fierce ice storm rolled through here and left most of chester county without power...and without heat. really tough to paint with gloves on (although let it be known that i surely did try). i so wanted this to be for sale for valentine's day, but mother nature had other plans. :(

been working on it as much as i can (obviously it won't be done in time for hearts day this friday) as well as working on some other things for a donation for a sick friend from high school. as well as working on another painting for a sick friend from high school. will always put my own work aside to help anyone in need as much as i possibly can....even if it's just donating some art for a good cause.

hoping to have this piece done in a week or two. providing mother nature cooperates, that is...(from my mouth to God's ears!)

Monday, February 3, 2014

regardless of the outcome....

i promised myself that i would post this. the word "loser" does not apply to this man. ever.

so, congratulations Peyton on an amazing season and for always being such a class act. you are ALWAYS A WINNER TO ME! 

there is no bigger fan....:)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

is that a #18....

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i see peeking out from the left corner?! ;)

1 more day til Peyton takes the field in SUPER BOWL XVLIII...and i can not wait!!!