Thursday, May 29, 2014

meet Kiiro....

kiiro kokeshi
©the enchanted easel 2014
ok, so guess what color Kiiro is in japanese...? (hint-it's the name of a very popular Coldplay song...and my favorite Coldplay song).

if you guessed YELLOW you are correct! ;)

Kiiro is the third kokeshi in my series of four. 

Midori and Akai are also available in my etsy shop, found here:

up next, Aoi...

"look at the stars, look how they shine for you. and everything you do, yeah, they were all yellow."~chris martin

{best thing about this's only him! :)}

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

...and she was all YELLOW!

©the enchanted easel 2014

©the enchanted easel 2014

kirro kokeshi
©the enchanted easel 2014
(my favorite Coldplay song)

ok, getting back to what's on the easel this week....this lovely little YELLOW kokeshi, named Kiiro {japanese for YELLOW-just in case you didn't know...;)}

wrapping her up in the next day or two! 

{...because perfection always has a place in my life! ;)}

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

illustration friday~retro

nothing says "retro" like the 80s!

my piece entitled "the rainbow connection"...paying homage to one of my favorite dolls from the 80s...little miss rainbow brite and her beloved pony, starlight.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

meet little Akai....

"akai kokeshi"
©the enchanted easel 2014
she is the second kokeshi in a four piece series i am currently working on. her name means "red" in japanese, hence the obvious red kimono.  she is FOR SALE, as a PRINT in my etsy shop found here:

also FOR SALE, as a PRINT is midori....found here:

up next....little Kiiro. 3 guesses what color she is (hint-it's the name of my favorite Coldplay song...). 

{speaking of Coldplay, the new cd comes out on monday and i am so excited i can barely stand it!!! chris martin. sigh....}
was going to just attach a pic of chris, but i was trying to be fair to the rest of the guys...;)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

putting the finishing touches....

akai kokeshi
©the enchanted easel 2014 on this little beauty this week!
on this little beauty this week!

totally loving this kokeshi series i am currently working on....and i love that they are perfect squares (my favorite surprise there since i'm so OCD and love everything to be perfect and exact.)

©the enchanted easel 2014

©the enchanted easel 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014

a peek at Akai....

©the enchanted easel 2014
 the next kokeshi in the works...
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Monday, May 5, 2014

best part of my *job*....

there is nothing sweeter than seeing my work in a nursery. it literally moves me to tears.

and what makes it even more amazing is that moment you really connect with a client and they are kind enough to send you pictures such as these.

truly, nothing sweeter.


couldn't help but a proud momma, as my painting are my *babies*. :)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

meet Midori....

Midori Kokeshi
©the enchanted easel 2014
one of four kokeshis I am currently in the midst of painting. those who know me, know i am japanese obsessed. from sakura trees to teriyaki chicken to the language....obsessed. i love kokeshi dolls. love everything about them from the size to the intricacy of them. the japanese are master crafters and i have nothing but the utmost respect for them and their dedication and discipline in everything they do. should have been japanese....;)

midori is FOR SALE as a PRINT here:

she would make a lovely addition to any girl's room. can't wait to get working on the other three!