Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
It made me think- what if I made the bird a totally different color like yellow and facing the opposite direction?
It sold too, but it took quite a while.
Recently, I was in the mood to paint yet another bird, but I wanted to go bigger. I have had this 14X20 canvas hanging around, so I decided to go BIG. Here's how I did it:
First- After I had scetched the bird and flowers. I painted in the blues of the bird and the orange of the flowers:
Next- I added the red of the berries in the flowers:
Next- I added the copper for the stems and the details of the bird:
Finally- I did some final touches and changed the eye color. Here he is:
You can check out the painting on Etsy- Blue Bird Original Painting.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Those are vases that she has stitched beads on. Here are her bracelets:
They are so much more beautiful in person! She has an etsy shop which is: http://beadandknot.etsy.com/
Please check it out! She will be in the street fair in downtown Vista on September 12th. I might be there too, but I am still debating.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Which one do you like?
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Now, I can say in my defense that this color looks good on me, but then I noticed the color is evident in my accessories and even my cell phone:
Well, that's ok. I like to match. There's nothing wrong with that! But then I looked at my bed, and the mixed media I created to match:
Maybe this is an obssession! Then I took at some of the art I have done:
The color is in there too! I don't know if I need a color intervention.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
My style that I always fall back into is the bright and colorful, fun and whimsical paintings.
I have been having fun experimenting with mixed media.
One of my favorite subjects to paint is the beach.
I do, however, like to paint a mug every so often too.
All in all, my art has different textures, colors and styles. I guess it is just the creative, experimental, artsy, Gemini in me! Who knows what I will paint next.
For more of my art, please visit my Fanciful Art Shop.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
The yellow, orange and red represent the sun and its warmth.
The creams and the rich tans represent the sand of the beach.
The pinks, purples and corals represent a beautiful sunset.
Someday I'll attempt another try with my necklace, afterall they say the third time is a charm, but until then, I'll be dreaming of my perfect summer day with all my favorite colors.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
New sculpture at Creekwalk. Great inspiration!
This weekend my sister and niece come down on the train for more birthday month fun!
Next birthday (the big 50 (gasp!)), I am off to Kauai to visit my aunt!
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
I have enrolled in an ecourse with Kelly Rae Roberts, and I need to blog more. I'll take a moment and catch you up on things.
The Mother's Day at Creekwalk was ok. The weather was cold and drizzly. My cousin Loraine and my friend Patty were there. There were only about 7 people selling. The wind was horrible, and my displays were going all over the place. Most of the other sellers were packed up at about 1:30, but we stayed. I did the most amount of selling when it was the coldest and starting to rain. The event was suppose to go until 4:00, but we packed it in by 3:30.
At the end of the Creekwalk, we got a flyer about another upcoming event on May 30th. It was called the Strawberry Festival. Now, I know that the Strawberry Festival can be a big thing in Vista, so Loraine and I went for it. We found out that it was from 4-7. That's an odd time. We also discovered that it wasn't downtown, but it was by a creek about a mile away. I checked it out a week before with my friend. It looked pretty country and unkept, but they were still working on the trail. Enter today. I get there. There weren't any signs or banner. Loraine is waiting for me. There are no other booths. We had no idea what to do. I called the lady in charge who informed me that she has the flu. She directed me to a grove of trees. We went over there, and there were many motorcycles and old cars on display. I talked Loraine into staying. We were the only sellers. We both put up our jewelry. We got some women (mainly wives of bikers) looking. I made a few sales. It was pretty comical.
Here are some pictures from today:
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Am I ready? Well, let's just say that I have been known to procrastinate...... I am waiting on a few beads to come in the mail, but for the most part everything is made.
This is one of my favorite places to sell. There will be only about 20 of us, so parking is so easy. We are in such a beautiful location! We are on a strip of lawn with the creek just down the hill from us. We are right by Frazier Farms, Famous Dave's, Chili's, the Krikorian shopping complex, and right behind the Wave Water Park in Vista.
The artists here are very talented! My friend, Patty Waite, is a fabulous photographer! Check out her website at- http://www.nomadicnotebook.com/. Her work is very inspirational! This year, my cousin, Loraine Inglis will be selling her beautiful beadweaving creations. You can find her at- http://beadandknot.etsy.com/. In my booth, I will be selling some of my friend's handmade cards. Her name is Andrea Nickle, and her cards are great! I will be pretty much selling my jewelry. My website address for jewelry is- http://kittywoman.etsy.com/. I will also have some art that website is-http://pmcookie.etsy.com/
All and all it will be a great day! Once again, it is from 10-4 on Sunday, May 9th in Vista by the Wave. Bring your mom and stop by!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
More images on my facebook page
Well Days of Art is over. In the end I had fun, but it was a learning experience for me! Here's what I learned:
1. When borrowing the hugest big truck from my parents, ALWAYS remember it is much wider than my Corolla. That ESPECIALLY means the mirrors.
I completely cracked the mirror of the Egyptain food guy on my way to park the car the first day. I started crying. He was very nice! I gave him my phone number and told him to let me know the cost to repair the mirror. I haven't heard from him yet.
2. Handle personal affairs BEFORE the day of the fair, and DO NOT have discussions that are delicate after hitting the van mirror.
My friend had worked very hard on a project to help my sales. I wasn't really comfortable with the idea, but I didn't talk to her before the show. She brought it up while we were setting up. It was not a good time, and her feeelings were hurt. I did not handle it well!
3. Make sure ALL pegboards have the APPROPIATE sized pegs.
I hadn't realized that not all pegboards have the same sized holes. The pegboard easels that I had borrowed (thanks Patty Waite) were a different sized hole than mine. I hadn't thought to look the night before. I had just assumed. I had to scramble a little, but it all came together in the end.
4. A 10X10 space is actually very small. 5 pegboards will NOT fit. A table centered in the middle might cut some sales.
The pegboard easels, and the hanging pegboards were a nice look. However, the space looked a little crowded. The table in the middle made it difficult to come into the space and get a closer look. Thanks to Andrea, her mom, and my mom, the table was moved to the side. More people came into the space, and more sales occured!
5. Bring PLENTY of food with you, and do not rely on others to feed you! A border line hypoglycemia attack is NOT attractive.
When I get focused on a project or get stressed sometimes I don't eat as much as I need to. On the first day, I hadn't brought enough food. I relied on some friends to get me something, but there was some sort of communication breakdown. Fortuantely, after the demanding of my friend, I was able to get a good meal that helped me out a lot!
6. DO NOT judge things on the first day of a two day sale no matter how low your sales are!
My sales had been low the first day, and I was in my hypoglycemic attack. I was certain that I wasn't coming back the next day. I was very discouraged! I felt as though I sucked as an artist, and this was all a waste of my time. After eating, and the encouragement of friends, family and other vendors, I finished the two days. The second day was MUCH better.
All in all, it was a GREAT learning experience! Sunday was much better than Saturday! I was calmer, I sold more, and I was enjoying the day! I made about $180.00. I appreciated all my friends and family who came out to support me! Sign me up for next year!
On Mother's Day, I will be selling my jewelry at Creek Walk in Vista. It is across the street from the Wave. It is from 10-5. Details will be coming soon!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
It will just be my art for sale. I have framed many. I have also included magnets, bookmarks and notecards. It is a two day event. If you are in the area, please stop by and say "hi"!http://http://www.sandiegocoastlife.com/events/san-diego-coast/events-oceanside-days-art.html
I will post more pictures next week.