Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Prints, Journals and Bugs :)

Hi everyone! I have been keeping busy and have a few new goodies in the shop: some prints (including these three 8x10 ones), postcards, and hand-painted journals :)

Also, I am finishing up this little bug set: just need to get hangers onto the backs and then they will get listed!

 I have a couple more paintings on canvas sketched out, and am trying to keep up with regular practice in my sketchbook. Life has been super busy, but that means I have been even more sure to take time for art: it keeps me sane! ;)

I hope you are all having a fabulous week! :)

Friday, May 17, 2013

Hi Strangers :)

Hello! I am here to very sheepishly peep my head in after way too long! Things have been very busy and wonderful. I have finished two semesters of my grad program (which I'm loving) and working at my part-time job helping a librarian (which I'm also loving), and squeezing in art whenever I get a chance! I have been doing regular updates on Facebook, but I thought it was time that I gave my blog some love :) Above is the current piece I am working on, and I am quite happy with how it is coming along.

This is Cecilia whom I just listed today...I am thrilled to say that she has a great home already!

I have also been collecting (maybe it is becoming hoarding?) more art books lately, including this absolutely stunning (and huge!!) Mark Ryden one. These books always inspire me!

I hope that you are all doing wonderful!! :)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Hi there lovely blog friends!! I am back to wish all of you a very Happy Halloween! Grad school has been keeping me busy, but I have been making sure to set aside time for painting and sketching; I am really itching for a good painting day, so hopefully this week :) I have been better about posting on Facebook lately just because its quick, but I am hoping to get back in the blogging groove!
What are you all up to for Halloween? Today was my husband's day off, so we went for a great hike. Now I have two stuffed pumpkins in the oven for dinner (here is the recipe--its amazing!!), and we are watching Mad Monster Party :)
Below is a pic of some little paper mache coffin boxes which I painted as favors for my little Halloween party with a few friends on Saturday. They were so fun!


I also made these little treats out of pretzels, hershey's kisses and candy corn.

And here is the table, before all of the food was on there :) I made some orange punch and got some adorable Halloween sugar cookies from Trader Joe's.

And below is our sweet little Rosie in her pumpkin hat; she only had to keep it on for a minute for the photo op ;)

See you soon!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Giveaway Winner (Finally:) And Other Happenings

Hi there everyone! Well I am finally back, so so sorry for the delay! I am beginning graduate school this week, going for my Master's in Information Resources and Library Science, so I have just been getting my head wrapped around that :) I am very excited to start!

Thank you all so much for visiting my Tea Party and leaving such sweet comments! I had so much fun visiting the other parties!

Well I chose a random name from my party hat, and the winner of my Alice and Mad Hatter kokeshi dolls is:

Congratulations Laura! Please email me your mailing address at and I will send them on their way :)

Thank you to everyone who entered!!

Since I am behind a bit on blogging here are a couple of my newest paintings:

"The Peacock"

and "Briar Rose"

They are both available in my etsy shop.

I have been enjoying some summer fun reading and art books before school really gets into swing, including this gorgeous little Marion Peck book, a lovely gift from my friend Briana.

I was also lucky enough to win a Tea Party giveaway of my own!! I won this beautiful, whimsical
mixed-media cupcake from the talented Wendy from Bliss Angels.

What an awesome new addition to my studio!! Thanks Wendy! :)

I hope that everyone is having a great week! :)

Friday, July 27, 2012

A Mad Tea Party!

On a lovely overcast day, five friends gathered to enjoy breakfast, cake, pastries, tea, lemonade and sweets :) 

There was sugar and fun galore, as well as sweet favors for the guests (handmade by my mom)!

Even Alice and the Mad Hatter dropped in to make an appearance!

And even Alice has to eat her vegetables ;)

Thank you so much for dropping by our un-birthday celebration!

As a special treat for the occasion, I will be giving away my hand-painted Alice and Mad Hatter kokeshi dolls to one guest! Simply leave a comment on this post, and I will draw a winner at random next Saturday, August 4th.

Thank you so much to the lovely Vanessa Valencia for hosting this blog party, make sure to visit her blog here and to follow the sidebar links there to other parties :)

Have a beautiful day!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Easter greetings, everyone! :) I hope you are all having a really fun and relaxing day. My mom and I and her best friend got together yesterday and did some fun Easter festivities. My mom had picked up some cute papier mache eggs at the craft store, so we decided to paint on them :)

Here are our eggs: Mine and Tonya's on the left (mine is the pink egg girl) and my mom's three on the right. So much fun! :)

We had fun putting egg head girl in different poses ;)

I also baked up some mini cupcakes with caramel frosting and caramel corn on top.

Today I am just relaxing with the hubby, and we are going to try to get our patio spruced up a bit for spring :)  

I am behind on blogging my newest paintings too, so here they are! The first is "Away," on an 11"x14" canvas.

Below is "Miss Kittens," on a little 5"x5" canvas.

And last but not least, "The Queen of the Night Sky," on an 8"x8" canvas.

"Away" is spoken for, but the other two are available in my shop.

I hope you all have a lovely Easter with your family, friends and furbabies!! :)