Thursday, December 27, 2018

New site, new logo, NEW LOOK.....

Well, in case you haven't seen the NEW LOOK of my brand, "the enchanted easel", here it is!!
I was going to wait until year, new start, new opportunities and all that good stuff, but me being the go getter, always ahead of my own goals kinda we are 4 days until the end of 2018 and I'm proud to introduce the new look for my brand.
Why the change from whimsical, big eyed girls and animals to dreamy, magical floral gardens? It just felt right. It just feels right. The beginning of 2018 was spent doing back to back commissions of the "older works" as I like to refer to them as now. All the time while painting those (which I still adore), I had these florals, these visions of these gardens in my head that just wouldn't. leave. me. alone. I mean, sleeping was not happening. I was dreaming them and would have to get out of bed and attempt something to get it out my head and onto the canvas. But, to no avail. I felt like I couldn't give those "visions" the attention they so rightfully deserved while painting the "older works".
If you know me personally, you know I am not a multitasker. I just don't do it well. I like to really dive in to one thing and do it so well that I can't do anything else. And, I like it that way. I am 110% full of fire and full of passion. Hey, I am a Leo after all.♌ We breathe fire. And right now, my passion and fire lies within these gardens. Full of abstract blooms and beautiful blossoms. I spent the latter half of this year painting nothing but them and I fell madly in love along the way.

I am so excited for the new opportunities that await me in 2019, Lord willing. I believe nothing comes for free and hard work will eventually pay off. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but it will. 
I sure hope you love these gardens as much as I do and that you'll welcome the new brand as kindly as you did the "older works". Thank you to all of my friends and supporters over the last ten years of building this brand. There really are no words to convey my gratefulness.
Now it's time to truly "bloom" were I have been planted.



Wednesday, December 5, 2018

HOLLY'S GARDENS...and my grand-pop

HOLLY'S GARDENS~a four piece collection inspired by my infinite love for the month of December, winter and my grand-pop. 

He was my world and we used to love watching the cardinals in the snow as well as always marveling at the beauty of snow covered holly berries. The contrast of the rich crimsons so striking against the pure white snow.
He loved red, winter, cardinals and so much more. A sculptor, a painter, a baker...a true artist in every sense of the word. My inspiration each and every day.

This collection is for him.

Gardens I and II are AVAILABLE in my Etsy shop, with III to come tonight and IV tomorrow.

These gardens are near and dear to my heart. I sure hope they bring you as much joy as they have bought for me.


Monday, November 26, 2018


8X16, acrylic and oil pastel on canvas
©the enchanted easel 2018
A lovely palette of emerald and jade greens, soft and bright blues, happy pinks and cheery yellows. This is ELOISE'S GARDEN.๐ŸŒผ

AVAILABLE in my Etsy shop. And, be sure to check out all of my other "whimsical gardens". I seriously can. not. stop. painting these. I sure hope they bring you as much joy as they are bringing me.๐ŸŒท

Monday, November 19, 2018


18X24, acrylic and oil pastel on canvas
©the enchanted easel 2018
Just wanted to say, I'm completely obsessed with this color palette and garden. 
Okay, back to the post...๐Ÿ˜‰

Soft yellows, pinks, blues and grays give this garden an almost "shabby chic" type of feel...and I'm loving it!! Although my studio and I do enjoy having sweet Caroline around on a daily basis, we sure wouldn't mind if she wanted to bloom elsewhere...

Be sure to check out my other whimsical gardens here and maybe reach out and let me know how you're liking these new florals. Commission always welcome.๐Ÿ˜Š

PS-I ๐Ÿ’“ her.

Thursday, November 1, 2018


12X24, acrylic and oil pastel on canvas
©the enchantedeasel 2018
Introducing MADDIE'S GARDEN.๐ŸŒบ
Another in my series of Whimsical Gardens available here.

Sweet salmon pinks, warm cheery corals and rich purples and plums make this garden a pretty little addition to your special girl's happy space.๐ŸŽ€

I truly am enjoying watching these various color palettes bloom into these whimsical gardens...straight from my imagination and right onto the canvas.

I've also been blessed to receive a few commissions these past couple of weeks based on this new series. It's always a nerve wrecking experience as an artist when you put out a new body of work. Thankfully, these gardens seem to be well received and I am forever grateful.

If there is something I can custom create for you, don't hesitate to reach out. Commissions are kinda my thing.๐Ÿ˜Š

Friday, October 26, 2018


14x18, acrylic and oil pastel on watercolor panel
©the enchanted easel 2018
This is REBEKAH'S GARDEN. Another in my series of Whimsical Gardens.

Opulent teals and dreamy cerulean blues make the perfect background for the contrasting warm coral and apricot blooms.

This is one of my favorites, as I am a a bit of a fanatic for the contrasting color palette of teals and corals. 

REBEKAH'S GARDEN is AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE with FREE SHIPPING. I have a few other of these gardens available as well which can be found HERE.

I can't seem to stop painting these lovelies so there are many more to come. I hope you enjoy them as much I do.
If there is something I can custom create for your special (little) girl...or maybe even just yourself, please contact me and I would be delighted to do so.

A little peek at MADDIE'S GARDEN coming this Monday, 10/29, to my Etsy shop at 8 PM (EST).

Tuesday, October 23, 2018


2 12X24, acrylic and oil pastel on canvas 
A recent commission that was a complete joy to create!๐Ÿ’™ 

Loved working with the tranquil palette of blues, whites, ivories and beiges. A sweet friend of mine told me they reminded her of a "cup of English tea". 

I'll take it.๐Ÿ˜‰

If you'd like something special created for that special (little) girl in your life, contact me and I'd be more than happy to make that happen.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Olivia's Garden!!

Olivia's Garden
18x24, acrylic and oil pastel on canvas
©the enchanted easel 2018th
Welcome to Olivia's Garden. A bright, sunny and happy little garden. The second in my series of Whimsical Gardens that I've been working on for the past few months. 

I love this color palette. Quite possible to become a signature one at that. Tropical pinks, warm oranges, sunny yellows and sweet salmons are definitely my jam!! 

Check out Emmy's Garden and be sure to check back, as there are more of these whimsical creations waiting to bloom.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Whimsical Garden Series!!

Emmy's Garden
18x24, acrylic and oil pastel on canvas
©the enchanted easel 2018
Emmy's Garden. The first in a series of NEW whimsical gardens I spent the entire summer working on....and I haven't been able to stop ever since. 
I spent the first half of 2018 doing back to back to back commissions (for which I am abundantly grateful). Then, I kinda went a little crazy and started painting these large(er) floral paintings that have been stuck inside my head for months.
A loose background of acrylic and ink sets the stage for all different shapes of blossoms that emerge from the abstract type of backdrop. Then, I add a bit of oil pastel or wax pastel to make everything bloom.

I've been on a mission since the middle of the year to strictly focus my brand on ART FOR GIRLS...of all ages. Sorry little boys. No disrespect, but when you're a girly girl such as myself well, you gotta do your thing. And my "thing" is whimsical, cute and pretty art just for GIRLS.
This painting is listed in my Etsy shop right now and that's where you will find the upcoming ones as well.
Never too late to start holiday shopping...just sayin'. And, Emmy's Garden would sure like to continue to blossom in your sweet girls happy space.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Welcoming in Fall...

with 25% off ALL PENDANT NECKLACES in my Etsy shop!! ๐ŸŽ€

Feeling a little nostalgic on this Flashback Friday to this past April, when my handmade pendant necklaces were featured in the Spring 2018 issue of Jewelry Affaire Magazine. So, I figured with Fall right around the corner (TOMORROW....FINALLY!!), it was a good time to have a little SALE to celebrate my 2nd favorite season (Winter being my first love). 

Ok, back to the pendants....the discounted price is already factored into the listing so no coupon/no code to hassle with. Easy peasy, lemon breezy. ๐Ÿ˜‰
*Sale ends October 21 at 11:59 PM (EST)


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Oh hey, August...

There's Always Room at the Top...for a Hug!
12x12, acrylic on canvas
©the enchanted easel
not only are you one month closer to Fall and all things PUMPKIN SPICE (ridiculously happy about that, btw) are also MY BIRTHDAY MONTH! Shout out to all the Leos (and Virgos) out there celebrating as well! ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒŸ

Throughout the month of AUGUST ONLY,  I am offering a FREE 6x6 PRINT of a painting I did back in 2014 to commemorate one of my all time favorite characters from childhood (and now too)...HELLO KITTY!! She turned 40 back in 2014. Can we talk about how old that makes me feel?? I digress...back to the FREE PRINT. 

You will receive a FREE 6x6 PRINT of this painting with ANY PRINT PURCHASE in my Etsy shop....all August long. No coupon. No code. And, BONUS-I'm still offering FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING on EVERYTHING in my shop for the remainder of the Summer. WIN WIN!! 

Happy Birthday, August babies!! ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽŠ


Monday, July 30, 2018

Illustration Friday~DOG

Lucky Puppy
6x6, acrylic on canvas
©the enchanted easel 2018
Just a sweet little puppy who goes by the name of "Mei-Hua" (meaning plum blossoms, of course). I created this painting this past February in celebration of the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dog. PRINTS are available as well as the ORIGINAL PAINTING (contact me if interested). 

Also, pictured below since the IF prompt is DOG), is a recent commission I did a couple of months back. One which I had some trouble parting with because I loved it SO much. PRINTS are available of that as well due to the requests I had received for prints. If you'd like a custom painting, please don't hesitate to reach out. I have a few slots available before the upcoming holiday season.

Puppies and Petals
12x16, acrylic on canvas
©the enchanted easel 2018

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Softball and Sunflowers....

Softball and Sunflowers
8x10, acrylic on canvas
©the enchanted easel 2018
My latest commission. ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿป๐Ÿž

For more about this piece click here to read a bit about my creative process. And for commissions/custom paintings, contact me here and I'll do my very best to accommodate you.

Now back to the dozens of other creations I have in the queue. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Monday, June 11, 2018

A little dive into my creative process for my current commission...

when a sweet friend of mine approached me a couple of weeks ago for a custom painting for her niece who loves softball and isn't very "girly", I immediately thought-this probably isn't the commission for me. It seems my work has gone down a much more "girly" path both subconsciously and consciously. Definitely a true reflection of the artist. ๐ŸŽ€
Despite the internal struggle of not wanting to say not to a friend for fear of not being able to do her request justice, I took it as a challenge of sorts. I knew that the jersey number was 12 and that the university colors are maroon and gold. Of course, my vision didn't include a jersey with the number 12. I was thinking some sort of whimsical dress, as usual. But wait, she's a tomboy. A dress could be problem. ๐Ÿ˜”
In that moment, I had to apply the principal that gets me through every single time I run into the creative proverbial "brick wall". Question-what do I do best (or feel I do best)? Answer-whimsical girls, cute animals and flowers. Lots of flowers. Once I get back on that page, the lightbulb goes off. Fast forward to the finished sketch for the painting...
a sweet little mascot of a bear and styling' tee shirt patchwork flare jeans wearing girl. Just chilling' in a patch of 12 sunflowers after their little game of softball. {Note the extra tiny sunflower on her jeans. It's like a baker's dozen. ๐Ÿ˜‰}
Creative brick wall-demolished. Sweet friend-very, very happy.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

A Busy May!!

May proved to be a very busy month and happily so. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Started working on a new series of cute little Chinese girls when another commission came my way a couple of weeks ago. That along with packing some pendants to ship out to a few customers was also another highlight. Thanks so much to Jewelry Affaire magazine for featuring my pendant necklaces in their Spring 2018 issue. Still so grateful for the exposure.

Here are some highlights from the month...

๐ŸŒธOne in a trio of cute Chinese girls WIP๐ŸŒธ

๐ŸŽ€Pendant necklaces available here๐ŸŽ€

๐ŸŒปSoftball and sunflowers commission WIP๐ŸŒป

Okay, June...let's do this!!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Puppies and Petals....

Emily's Commission
12x16, acrylic on canvas
©the enchanted easel 2018
or sleeping puppies and lots of pink roses, to be more exact. My latest commission was a complete dream to paint. So girly. So me. And, I mean, who can resist some cute little sleeping puppies resting on a rose petal dress.

Making the world a little painting at a time.

{If you'd like something special created for your little beauty, contact me and I'll do my very best to accommodate you.}