Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Beautiful Day

I have some very happy news to and my wonderful, amazing boyfriend of three years are engaged!!! :) I am so unbelievably happy and can't stop smiling :) He gave me this beautiful blue sapphire ring, which was my mom's engagement ring from my stepdad. I am so happy to share this with all of you (and maybe get some wedding planning tips!). We have not set a date yet but right now we are thinking maybe next February.

Daniel asked me to marry him on Monday, which was our three-year anniversary. We had such a lovely day at the Botanical Gardens (which is where we are hoping to get married by the way), and we went to Butterfly Magic again this year, where you can see amazing butterflies from around the world.

Daniel even had a little friend stop by to say a closer hello!

I am just walking on clouds this week :)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

New Work and the Piece of Peace Show

Hello there everyone! I am finally back to show you a few things I have been up to :) I have had some things going on that have kept me occupied (just life stuff) but I am feeling pretty good and am ready to get back into the swing of things! :) Above is a little painting I put in my shop a couple days ago, "The Fortune Teller." Katrina goes from place to place telling fortunes but no one knows from whence she came... She is available in my shop.

Above is "Stella and Lucy," two best friends who always look out for each other :) She has sold already, thank you so much to the lovely buyer!

I also wanted to show you these gorgeous handmade tags made by my mom, which she has put in her shop. She embellished them using beautiful vintage sheet music, ribbons and laces. These ones are blue but she also has yellow, pink and green ones in her shop, very spring-y :)

I also wanted to show you some photos from the Piece of Peace show at Borealis Arts which was on January 29th. It was an art auction to benefit the Tucson Tragedy Victim's Fund, with art pieces donated by local artists. Below is a stencil piece on the gallery wall created by the gallery's owner, Nathan Saxton.

Here are my two little pieces:

They only got a couple bids but I was able to raise $100 which made me happy :) My parents ended up taking the angel home!

There were many other lovely pieces, including this one by artist Carolyn Anne Anderson:

There was also a large canvas on the wall and some paints and brushes for anyone who wanted to add to it. Me, my mom and her friend Tonya created this little image together:

Here is the whole canvas, although more has been added to it by now. It was also part of the auction and was purchased. It was a great show!

I also did a couple of commissions for a lovely friend of mine who wanted pet paintings for two of her friends. This is one of an adorable Corgi named Bear:

And a sweet little manx cat named Clooney:

They were so much fun to do!

I am planning on having a couple of new prints available soon, I will let you know :) Also, a couple of you asked where I got my prints done, and I am happy to share: I got the image captures done at a local print shop called Photographic Works, and (so that I can offer my prints affordably and at a high quality) I got my giclees done at I am very happy with them! And of course, my wonderful boyfriend did the professional archival mats.

Well I am going to rest up for the day, I have a bit of a cold that seems to have come back. I hope that you are all having a fabulous weekend, and have a wonderful Valentine's Day with that special someone (or with your special self! :)