Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My next little baby

She still needs some work, and I have to come up with an outfit too. But I didn't want you all to think I wasn't working around here! LOL! I've also been doing a lot of Stampin'Up activities. Can you believe I am a closet SU demonstrator too! Don't tell anyone!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Busy, busy, busy

I know you can all relate to that. The last couple of days I've been so busy that at night when I go to bed I can't sleep because my entire body is so achy! How weird is that? It stinks getting old! LOL!
I am working on another oil painted doll. She is a black baby too, and I'm going to make her the cutest bonnet!
I also have a few new canvases that I bought at Dick Blick(I am proud to say I am now a preferred customer and receive a 10% discount everytime I go there! So cool!)I snuck in there last Sunday when I had to take Lucas for his tux for prom. He is my jr. and he looks SOOO handsome in his tux, wow! I can't wait to get pictures!I will definitely post them! So anyway, I hope to get a few more mixed media pieces done.
Last night I went to guild(I belong to the EGA) and even though I haven't been stitching in a while I still really enjoy going because I have some really nice friends there. I also need to get designing on some new needlework patterns. Why am I so fractured? I just like to do so many different things, its hard to stick with just one!
Here is a pic of some dolls I dug out of the basement. I hope to get them finished up soon.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Oil painted doll on Ebay tonight!

She is finally finished, little pup is dry and the adoption papers are prepared and ready! Esther goes up for auction on ebay tonight!
Click here for lots more pictures!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

I DO love oils!

Whenever I go back to them it is like...ahhhh!

I made this little guy to go with my oil painted doll-which is finally finished. I will get pics as soon as this little guy dries. I am working on another doll now too. Yippee! Its fun to work in oils. Next,... a painting!!!

Monday, April 14, 2008

This poor little dolly is finally getting some clothes. It took me a long while to figure out what she should wear. I had lots of grand ideas for her, but I just couldn't cover up those wonderful feet! So a modest gown and pinafore have finally been decided upon. I should have her clothing finished this week and then she will be ready for adoption.
I'd like to tell you that Mew-mew is really interested in my work and has jumped up on the table for closer inspection. But she is really just there for a better view of the birds outside my window, which is just to the left of this picture.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Folk girl with flowers

I had sort of a discombobulated week, in which it was very hard to get in the studio, and when I did I couldn't concentrate. We had a funeral this week involving the very untimely death of a friend. Everything just gets put on hold in these situations while you attend to the more important things in life. So as a result I have a couple of paintings that I feel a little uneasy about. This just brings home the thought to me that art is so personal. Whatever is going on in your life really gets reflected in it, whether you want it to or not. Whether you are the only one who can see it, its there.

Folk girl with flowers on ebay here.

This one I feel is a work in progress. I am not comfortable with it. I have to look at it and contemplate it a little bit. I'm not sure what it is that bugs me about it, but something does. Hmmm...

Click on picture for a closer view.
This is something of a self portrait of me as a kid. I was always, always jumping rope, it was my favorite activity for sure. When I was really small we had to wear those little red beanies so we would have a hat on in church, which we attended every single day.( I love to tell my kids that when they complain about going once a week!)

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Folk Girl with Grapes in a Pastoral Setting

Hows that for a title! Ha! ha! ha! Actually, I'm very excited about this piece. It turned out very pleasing, and I think it may become a series

On ebay now!

Friday, April 4, 2008

A still life and a rework

Oh what fun I had painting this still life! I was going to be all fine arty and make a serious painting, but then I just couldn't resist putting one of my little chickies in there! Peep!

I decided to try and paint this little folk girl again, since the first one was in a sketchbook and not a finished painting on a canvas. I have loved the paintings of the old itinerant folk painters such as Ammi Phillips, and even went to Colonial Williamsburg to see them in the folk art museum there. They are really cool in real life. Anyhow these 18th and 19th century portraits really get me going, so I had to try doing them in my own style. I am almost finished with another one-the best so far. I can't wait to show it to you, but it is not quite ready!

Blue Vase and Folk Girl with Doll are on Ebay now.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Ebay 99 cent sale!

These 2 paintings are in their final hours at ebay. Check it out if you want a great painting at a bargain price!

And for doll lovers, I have listed several more doll patterns at half off and lots of them starting at .99!

Check it all out at Ebay!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Glitter and Grunge!

Hooray! My artist page is up at Glitter and Grunge! I'm so excited! Be sure to click over and take a look! Tell me what you think!

Click here to go to Glitter and Grunge!