Thursday, December 31, 2015

farewell 2015....

www.etsy.com/shop/theenchantedeasel

thanks for a very productive year and an even bigger THANK YOU to everyone who purchased my art, as i am constantly humbled each and every time. 

looking forward to new paintings, drawings and just a super creative 2016! oh, and if i could get SNOW in there....;)

MANY BLESSINGS TO ALL FOR A VERY HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR!


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

DECEMBER DISCOUNT DAYS...DAY 23!

2 days til the DECEMBER DISCOUNT DAYS come to an end. which means 2 days left til Christmas! how the heck did that happen?! wow! talk about time flying by like Santa and his reindeer....geez. 

on that note, my tribute (for a lack of a better word) to my favorite musical maven, Tori Amos is today's FEATURED PRINT. it was inspired by one of my favorite songs of her entitled "ribbons undone" (same title as the print). Love Tori. Love red hair. Love bows. Love ribbons...(you get the point). 

side note~this piece is also for sale as a COMPACT MIRROR and the ORIGINAL is also available. contact me if interested.

and now the song that inspired the painting...enjoy, friends!


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

DECEMBER DISCOUNT DAYS...DAY 22!



so, today is officially WINTER!!! well, i am ecstatic about that as it is and always will be my favorite season. however, i may have a bone or two to pick with Mr. December. this month has been more like spring than any December i can remember....and that bums me out. hopefully, at some point. Jack Frost will decide to pay me a visit. i miss him.

on a happier note....today is officially the first day of WINTER!!! and this beauty is today's FEATURED DRAWING! the lovely and pristine, Crystal.

{on a side note, i'm wearing RAIN boots to the post office today instead of SNOW boots. can i just say how wrong that is?! :( }

***last year on this day, i was snapping pics with Jack Frost....my forever love.***


Monday, December 21, 2015

DECEMBER DISCOUNT DAYS...DAY 21!

first things first...is it really only 4 days til Christmas?! wow. ok, i digress...

today's FEATURED PAINTING is this sweet little bluebird. reminiscent of spring? i'm sure. fitting, considering this Christmas will not be white (thanks, global warming. you stink). so, little Blue Rhapsody here is trying to make it easier on me...the warm temps in DECEMBER. :(

Sunday, December 20, 2015

DECEMBER DISCOUNT DAYS....DAY 20!

a green eyed, lily loving beauty is this twentieth day of December's FEATURED PRINT!

{"green eyes, yeah the spotlight shines upon you..."~Coldplay}


Saturday, December 19, 2015

DECEMBER DISCOUNT DAYS...DAY 19


today's FEATURED PRINT...a little piece of Halloween in December. the sweet and shy Sally from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (my favorite). 

Friday, December 18, 2015

DECEMBER DISCOUNT DAYS...DAY 18!

hard to believe we are already 18 days into December....and it's not feeling one teeny tiny little bit like winter here on the east coast (very upset about this). on that note, today's FEATURED ORIGINAL DRAWING has more of a spring vibe to her (fitting for 65 degrees...in December). beautiful little Blossom is 40% off today.

{thinking winter thoughts....:)}

Thursday, December 17, 2015

DECEMBER DISCOUNT DAYS....DAY 17!

a sweet baby elephant, sleeping soundly is today's FEATURED PRINT!

{perhaps he's dreaming of SNOW. God knows i sure am....}

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

DECEMBER DISCOUNT DAYS...DAY 16!


today's FEATURED PRINT...her royal highness, Cinderella. or, as the adorable little mice liked to call her, "Cinderelly Cinderelly". :)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

DECEMBER DISCOUNT DAYS...DAY 14!

this fourteenth day of December features a playfully smirky little beauty named Flora....40% off this ORIGINAL DRAWING!

{flowers in December? why yes. here in PA we have yet to see a temperature dip past 60 degrees. and i am not happy about that...WHERE'S MY SNOW?! :( }

Sunday, December 13, 2015

DECEMBER DISCOUNT DAYS...DAY 13!

30% off this PRINT of a commission i did earlier this year...of a boy and his pocket protecting little buddy. perhaps frogs love cookies too....;)

Friday, December 11, 2015

DECEMBER DISCOUNT DAYS...DAY 11!

and it's a big one! not one, not two, not even three...but FOUR tiny little treasures are the FEATURED PRINTS on this eleventh day of December.
(Akai-red, Midori-green, Aoi-blue and Kiiro-yellow)

{NOTE-ORIGINAL PAINTINGS ARE FOR SALE HERE. AKAI HAS ALREADY BEEN SOLD.}

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

my heart....

those who know me know that i am a sucker for little kids. healthy ones, sick ones, underprivileged ones....all little kids. perhaps it comes from spending 16 years of my life as a preschool teacher, which is much more than just "teaching"...it's an almost maternal-like *job* (and i use the word "job" very loosely-as it never was anything of the sort for me).

ok, before i get too sappy here (happens with stories like this), if you could please take a moment and send this precious little angel a Christmas card, i have a feeling it would make the entire rest of her year! and please, feel free to share this link with everyone you know. the more, the merrier! :)


{one of the joys of painting for children....hope she loves them!}

DECEMBER DISCOUNT DAYS...DAY 9!


40% off day 9's FEATURED ORIGINAL DRAWING....the happy little Glacia.

{proof indeed that winter is wonderful! :)}

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

DECEMBER DISCOUNT DAYS...DAY 8!

today's FEATURED PRINT....these two partners in crime. a terra cotta fox named Sherlock and his partner in sleuthing, a little bird by the name of Holmes (why, of course).

perfect for any forest theme nursery....

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015

DECEMBER DISCOUNT DAYS...DAY 5!

on this 5th day of December, the lovely Camellia is today's FEATURED PIECE.

an ORIGINAL DRAWING listed at 40% off....for ONE DAY ONLY.

{happy Saturday, everyone!}

Friday, December 4, 2015

Thursday, December 3, 2015

DECEMBER DISCOUNT DAYS....DAY 3!

ok, so i love me a pink haired mermaid. enough said!

{today's FEATURED PRINT is this beauty...cute little turtle included.}

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

DECEMBER DISCOUNT DAYS....DAY 2!


this beauty is TODAY'S FEATURED DISCOUNT piece....an ORIGINAL DRAWING (and one of my favorites, if i do say so myself). 

click here to purchase the beautiful, Icelyn...and here to read a bit about DECEMBER DISCOUNT DAYS.

{check back tomorrow for Thursday's featured piece...}

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

***DECEMBER DISCOUNT DAYS*** ARE HERE!!!

my MOST FAVORITE month of the year!!!

each day a piece of art will be offered at a DISCOUNTED price. ORIGINALS, 40% off. PRINTS, 30% off....for ONE DAY ONLY. my shop will host the FEATURED piece of the day with the DISCOUNT already added to the listing price (NO COUPONS NEEDED).

12 days of Christmas? nah. 25 ***DECEMBER DISCOUNT DAYS***, here we come! :)

kicking it off with this little lovely....


{told ya i LOVE DECEMBER...;)}

Sunday, November 29, 2015

these beauties....

50% off for just TWO MORE DAYS while the BIG HOLIDAY WEEKEND SALE is still up and running! ORIGINAL DRAWINGS and more...click on over to my etsy shop and have a peek.

*sale ends monday 11/30 at 11:59pm (est)

Monday, November 23, 2015

this sly guy...

sherlock
8x10 acrylic on canvas
©the enchanted easel 2015
Sherlock and his partner in sleuthing, Holmes (why of course ;) ).

{ORIGINAL PAINTING FOR SALE. CONTACT ME IF INTERESTED.}

PRINTS (AND OTHER PRODUCTS) AVAILABLE ALSO.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

happy birthday to this legend!!!

starry eyed mickey
12x12 acrylic on canvas
i debated whether or not to *share* this on my blog (as you won't find it on my website or my public facebook page) because it's disney and we all know how disney is with their characters/copyrights (rightfully so). however...

after some dark days recently in the world (and the fact that it is this legend's birthday today) well, i thought i would brighten up the times with some COLOR and HAPPINESS! i mean c'mon, how can you not SMILE when you see Mickey Mouse?! :)

***{i am NOT a fan of painting other people's characters, especially so spot on, for obvious reasons although i know people do it all the time. this was a special request from a friend who is a HUGE Mickey fan. my head is overflowing with ideas for my own work so therefore i am NOT taking commissions for things such as this. anything else, please don't hesitate to contact me for something special...be it a custom painting or drawing. i'd be more than happy to accommodate you.}***

this guy though...not too shabby for 87, eh? ;)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

illustration friday~whimsical

moonlight mavens
11x14 acrylic on canvas
©the enchanted easel 2014
truly this week's IF theme was created just for me....and little maggie. ;) two little insomniac BFFs painting themselves a whimsical night sky. ' cause while the rest of the world sleeps, we paint. :)

{throwing back to last july 2014 for this one...my website's home page image and the *face* of the enchanted easel. a bit more about this painting here....}


Thursday, November 5, 2015

illustration friday~bouquet

green eyes (lily)
9x12 acrylic on canvas
©the enchanted easel 2015
perfect for this week's IF theme, bouquet...and a little throwback thursday action as well.
this green eyed beauty, lily, and her bouquet of what else? white lilies.

"green eyes, yeah the spotlight shines upon you..."~coldplay 

{PRINTS (AND MORE) FOUND THROUGH THE SHOP LINKS HERE. ALSO, ORIGINAL PAINTING IS FOR SALE SO CONTACT ME HERE IF INTERESTED.}



Tuesday, November 3, 2015

bits and pieces....

from the last 12 days (a.k.a my *excuse* for not blogging for almost 2 weeks-yikes!).

matting and framing donation prints....

peeks, peepers and petals....

backgrounding blues and greens....

black and blue....


Thursday, October 22, 2015

all you need is love....

doesn't matter what shape, size and/or color.

this piece was a commission from a friend of mine whose daughter i taught a few years back. a bot more about their story here.

it's always a cherished moment when someone calls upon me for a custom painting. it's an even bigger treasure when it's a friend. this piece was truly a pleasure to create. 

i am offering a LIMITED amount of prints which can be found here.

onto another commission...:)

Monday, October 12, 2015

bad blogger lately....



but for a good reason. :)

have been super busy working on a special commission for the family of a little girl i once taught almost ten moons ago. (yikes, feeling old!)

the mom came to me asking for a custom painting based on the gorgeously illustrated book entitled, "motherbridge of love". in a nut shell, it's a sweet book about adoption...east meets west (u.s.a. and china).  well, i couldn't have been happier to put my spin on parts of that beautiful book.

just about wrapping up this painting this week and i'm so looking forward to presenting it to them. such a lovely mother and adorable daughter, they are....:)




Saturday, October 3, 2015

it was a busy september....


working on some woodland animals...


and a couple commissions. haven't been great at blogging this week...:(