Tuesday, June 30, 2015

a little morsel of sunshine....

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on a stormy tuesday night! :)

{and wow, have the last few tuesday nights been quite wet! maybe i should be painting an ark....is it winter yet?!}

ok, i digress. back to this little guy....i'm currently working on a few small square canvases (6'x6" to be exact) of adorable little birds. i'm thinking 3...maybe 4, max. the original paintings will be FOR SALE individually and listed as soon as each are complete.

had to start with the "yellow" bird first, of course. 
{i swear Coldplay has nothing to do with this...;)}

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

a woman after my own heart....

"ribbons undone"
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for sure!

this little treasury is everything. anyone who curates a treasury based on Tori Amos songs, well that's someone i just instantly have to show some love for! and, including MY tribute painting to Tori? happy...and humbled. :)

this painting form last year, entitled "ribbons undone" (named after the Tori song of the same name, of course) is one of my favorites. visit my etsy shop to purchase a print of her or a cute little compact mirror (only ONE left...) . also, over at fine art america, you can purchase this piece on a multitude of awesome products....from tote bags to duvet covers.

and, just because we are talking about Tori here, well here's the inspiration for this piece....:)

Friday, June 26, 2015

meet Flora....

flora~original drawing
7x9 graphite on bristol
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the first in a series of three summer/flower girls i will be releasing FOR SALE this summer.

*NOTE~this is an ORIGINAL DRAWING not a print. i will not be selling prints until the original drawing is sold. you can find here FOR SALE here.

also, in my etsy shop, i have three winter girls (ORIGINAL DRAWINGS) available. try not to be biased but they are my favorite. well of course they are, they represent WINTER...one of my obsessions (because God knows i have a few of those...;) )

ok, back to business.....i have also added share buttons to the images here in my blog. i have been trying to add pinterest buttons to the gallery images on my site but due to the format (carousel) i have the images displayed in, well that's the only format in which the pinterest buttons do not want to play nice. kind of stuck on the carousel format so i apologize for the lack of ease in sharing any images you may love on my site onto your pinterest pages. please feel free to share from my blog here though...if the mood strikes you. always remember, ALL of my images belong solely to ME. NONE of them are to be reproduced by anyone but myself. i see lots of artists have their hard work taken by others unknowingly and popping up all over the internet without consent/permission. so wrong but don't get me started....

so now that Flora has made her little debut this first full week of summer (thank you God for the gift of air conditioning....) her lovely little friends, Camillia and Blossom will be following...soon! :)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

illustration friday ~ "small"

aoi kokeshi
a perfect submission for this week's IF theme....tiny little treasures known as kokeshi dolls.

painted a series of four of these beauties last year. three remain FOR SALE. one already SOLD. 

midori kokeshi

kiiro kokeshi

akai kokeshi
proof that good things do indeed come in small packages....;)

Monday, June 22, 2015

SUMMER (time) = SALE (time)....

on what else? mermaids, of course! :)

ALL things MERMAID are ON SALE in my shop....ALL SUMMER LONG!!!

{sale includes any CUSTOM MERMAID commissions between now and labor day!}

Friday, June 19, 2015

nothing like a little shameless self promotion....

when carting around your sketchbook and pencils! ;)

{thanks, fine art america for a wonderful print job and super cute bag...minus the poor photography skills on my part, that is.}

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

1 kokeshi, SOLD!

3 more to go.
{oh, and 2 cute little penguins too ;)}

LOVE all the ORIGINAL art on this site!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

"green eyes....

"green eyes" (lily)
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the spotlight shines upon you!" {to quote my beloved chris martin from coldplay}

and here she is, little miss "green eyes" (aka, lily)..named for the coldplay song (of course) as well as my love of white flowers and lilies. oh, and my love of red heads and gingers too. ;)


{"honey you are a rock, upon which i stand..."}

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

compact cuteness is here!!!

so happy to say that the compact/pocket mirrors i had ordered are finally here....and 2 are already SOLD!!! shop them HERE!!!

***SNOW WHITE AND RIBBONS UNDONE (the little red head with the bow-top right pic) ARE SOLD ALREADY! MORE ARE ON THE WAY!***

Friday, June 5, 2015

crazy week. multiple projects....

and, i've been under the weather (hence my lack of blogging). with that being said, let's play catch up, shall we? ;)

ok...first things first. with some commissions going on, there is still beautiful little lily who i have been working on for what seems like forever (no complaints though because i have fallen in love with her) and i am happy to say...she is just about DONE! another day or two and she'll be ready to be scanned and ready to SELL! :) here'a peek at the lovely flowers that gave her her name....
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next up, we have some thumbnails of a couple of commissions i am currently in the process of taking on. one being a very personal and sweet portrait of an adopted mom and her daughter (and ex student of mine, actually) and her birth mother. looking forward to this one as it is chinese and we all know how much i LOVE asian art...from kokeshis to the anime influence. love it all.
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commission number 2? baby jungle animals. right. up. my. alley. cute? baby? animals? yeah, i got this ...especially when it involves and ELEPHANT...my other favorite thing! :)
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{and the thumbnail below? just some doodling because i am the eternal snow bunny and in my world, well it snows everyday and it's always pink! ;)}
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so, now that we are all caught up, i'm going back to my easel with the help of some kleenex and the cough drops i have been sucking on like candy all week. :(