Friday, December 11, 2009

The Holiday Season is Approaching Fast!

Here we go again! It's the holiday season, and for those of us who have items to sell, it is a crazy time! I decided to make ornaments, and I have put some in my friend's husband's Postal Depot. The stars all sold, but the hearts remain. The stars are also on Etsy.

I have decided that I need on more craft fair before the holidays, so I created my own. My cousin, Loraine Inglis, is a very gifted jewelry maker. She has some beautiful bracelets! I decided to rent out the clubhouse in my apartment complex for our own little art fair. Please stop by if you can! Here is the flyer:

It is on Sunday, December 13th from 11:00- 5:00. It is at 1617 Live Oak Rd. in the Cluhouse (in the Leasing Office). Everyone gets a 25% off coupon to use on one item.

Wish me luck!

Friday, November 20, 2009

I accept this award.

Thank you Patty for the Creative Blogger Award! Please visit her blog. She is a very gifted photographer!

Here are the rules:
1. thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. nominate 7 Kreative Bloggers.
6. post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.
7 things about myself:
1. Sometimes I talk on the phone while taking a bath.
2. My sister won an emmy for her producing and directing of The Alzheimer's Project on HBO.
3. I have gone to 10 different schools since kindergarten.
4. I played the flute in junior high for three years.
5. My parents have been married for 57 years (that's almost a record these days!)
6. I enjoy playing board and card games. (Does that make me a nerd?)
7. I can be shy when it comes to crowds, and I don't like to be noticed.

Three Guitars Original Acrylic

The other day, I deceided that I would paint a new brightly colored painting. I loved doing the collages, and I plan to do more. This painting reminds me of my original style. I love the shape of a guitar. I deceided to "pmcookie-ize" it and here is what I ended up with. The fun thing about this painting is that it can be displayed either horizontally or vertically.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


SO, yesterday I was feeling like a"creative failure" (my term). I wanted to create a collage that stretched me creatively. I was afraid it would look horrible. I had purchased all this fun paper, and a 12X12 canvas (which by the way, Big Lots has canvases that range from $3.00- $5.00) .Recently I have not be happy with my end results of my art. I decided, with some encouragement to go for it. Today I could stay home all day and create, and that is what I did. Actually, last night I glued on the paper using gel medium.

Today, I cut out a flower pattern of contact paper. This helped me so I could use different colors than the background. I then put all sorts of fun colors like Robin's Egg Blue, Sage Green, Turquoise, red and peach. I wiped some off, added water to make dribbles, embellished the corners and just made a mess! It was so freeing!

After I was somewhat satisified, I peeled back the contact paper to reveal my flower. I had used old contact paper, and some of the edges lifted a little. That was ok because I was painting the flower over the paper and paint.

The last stage took the longest. I painted the flower, added more color to the background, outlined the flower in black, added the word "courage", wrote what courage means to me on the petals, added peach beads on the petals and put a glass beads medium in the yellow center. I finished by painting the sides black. I finally finished!

I don't know if I will even list it on Etsy, or if it is totally complete, but it freed me from my creative block. It was one of the most enjoyable days at home in a while.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Nikki is Here!

I am so excited!!! I received in the mail the painting of Nikki, and it is so beautiful!!!! This artist, Sandra Engebose- is so talented! She also did a beautiful painting of my dear sweet Tabitha! You need to check out her Etsy store! She is so talented and gifted!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Art at Creekwalk October 11.

Here are some pictures of my latest art and craft show at Creekwalk in Vista. Sales were a bit low. :-(

Sunday, March 22, 2009

I won something!

I got a nice surprise yesterday! I was in a treasury on Etsy. Actually, two of my paintings were in the same treasury AND I happened to be the 200th person to heart this person's shop, so I also got to pick something FREE from her shop. I picked these gorgeous Amethyst and Powder Rose earrings. Her shop is EarthlyCreations and she has lovely jewelry! She also has another shop called ArizonaSkies which sells crafts. I can't wait to get my beautiful earrings!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Original Artists on Etsy

The last couple of days I have been busy creating a new blog. I have started a new team on Etsy that focuses on original artsits. My goal is to highlight the artists who post original works of arts. Most are painters. I hope to create more traffic for the artsits as well as showcase their art. There are so many talented artists on Etsy! Please check it out! The address is: . Feel free to post comments, but please check out the talent of the original artsits!

Thursday, January 1, 2009


So, here I am on New Years Day. Hopeful that this is the year everybody realizes that they can't live without my art, and they purchase like crazy. Oh, I just woke up. Ha ha. I actually paint and create because I love it. To be honest, I do wish I sold more. I have a friend that sells frequently, and I do get a bit envious. I am trying new avenues like 1000markets. I hope to do more street fairs too. I like to work with bright colors. I like to add whimsy. I am trying new techniques. I just love to create. I have been unemployed since June, and I have loved the time to create. I do need a job though. I have a good plan for that. A man would also be nice too. I'd like him to be rich so I can paint and create all day. I guess I need to wake up from that dream too. Seriously, I am thankful for so much. I have a wonderful family, great frends, good health, two wonderful cats and a God who loves me. What more could I want?