Saturday, March 31, 2012

Pretty in pink


I'm resting on the sofa tonight as I've not felt well off and on today.  I'm pretty sure it's a combination of things, including pushing myself probably a bit too hard the past few days.  Pressure is good but when it affects one's health, it's time to take a breather for a day or so to recoup.

So, let me leave this Pretty in Pink with you to enjoy until I return on Sunday for more fantastic fun and creations.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Beautiful Trees - WOYWW


I've been pushing myself this week in a number of things needing my attention in the studio.  From Morris the Mouse to continual preparation for my upcoming art show, my little eyes and fingers have been glued to my work the past few days.  Can you say pressure?!  LOL :)

Here's a peek at what's been on my work desk for the past 24 hours now.  I'm loving the direction these trees are going thus far and each are painted from photos I took during Autumn a few years back.  More pushing myself outside of my usual comfort zone. Uh huh.

Happy WOYWW!

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday Sketches



Hello and welcome to another fun week of Sunday Sketches.  I hope this little note finds everyone doing well.

Above is another sneak peek of Morris the Mouse and his journey over the last few days.  As you can see from the other day, he's changed just a wee bit but still looking oh so cute!  He's coming to life, bit by bit.  Awwww.  :)

Happy SS, everyone!  :)

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Morris the Mouse...


Morris the Mouse is continuing to be developed and will soon make his official debut at a local coffee shop over the next week or so.  I'm quite excited as it will also be the first time I've picked up acrylics in almost 3 years!  Anyway, here's another sneak peek of what he's been up to and of course I'm always open to ideas or thoughts.

On another note, I'm submitting this to Jenn's brand new art co-op, Artist Playroom.  This week's theme is "GREEN".  If you're not familiar with it, make sure to take a hop over to read the rules.  You can sign up for the first round at the bottom of her post here.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

WOYWW - Morris the Mouse/Princess Love



I had alot of fun participating in last week's WOYWW.  It was great meeting new peeps, all the while being inspired by the creativity found at each site I visited. This time I've made sure to include a snapshot of my studio/work area!  :D

Both paintings above are two different projects I'm currently working on.  As you can see from the bear shown in the background from last week, this princess bear is my second and am pretty sure she's the one I'll use for my final piece in this special custom order.

Morris the Mouse hasn't peeked his head out in quite some time, so I felt it very fitting to put him on my newly obtained project of a 5x5' canvas to be displayed at a local coffee shop when completed.  Exciting stuff going on here.  :)

Happy WOYWW, everyone!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Good morning, poppies


I'm continuing to push myself in the studio on various paintings for my first upcoming art display in less than two months.  It's really quite exciting and I'm riding high on the adrenaline rush.  Hee.

I've truly been blessed in this new journey of mine and oh so thankful for it.

Happy Monday, everyone!  :)
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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sunday Sketches


Good morning and my apologies for the delay of getting us up and going this week.

Friday, I posted the beginning stages of my purple cone-flowers.  Here's the completed version.  I'm heading out but will be sure to visit everyone when I return.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday!

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Purple Cones


One of my favorite perennials to photograph are Echinacea aka Cone-flowers.  Did you know there are 9 different species?  Incredible!

Back home, one could find these flowers everywhere.  Today, I decided to paint a few from a photo I took a few years back with my father - our last photo shoot together.  Sigh.

It's not completed yet, but I wanted to submit it for PPF this week.  I do hope you enjoy and as always, I look forward to your comments and feedback.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Princess Bears


I'm joining in for the first time on the WOYWW - exciting and fun!

Above is what's on my work desk today - princess bears in the making for a special little girl.  This is another project that's a bit outside of my comfort zone but I'm liking it and amazed at the (art) confidence it's building. 

How often do you put yourself outside of YOUR comfort zone?

Happy Wednesday! :)
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Poodle Can-Can


It's been a busy few days but wanted to post one of the two illustrations that I did for a custom logo request.  It pushed me outside of my comfort zone but it was enjoyable and received great feedback.  :)

Wishing you all a wonderful new week!
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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sunday Sketches


Hello and welcome to another wonderful week of Sunday Sketches!

The weather has been quite amazing here lately - warm enough for sandals and flip flops!  Uh huh.  So, I thought I'd doodle some for this week.  Hee

Happy SS!  I'm off to see what everyone else's been up to.  :)

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Friday, March 09, 2012

Paint Party Friday

I'm continuing my floral theme and enjoying it alot.  The Calla Lilies above turned out quite lovely and I'm considering painting another set in purple.  What do you think? 

This past week has been quite busy between completing art projects and appointments.  I'm hoping to give a few more sneak peeks into other WIPs that are currently on the work desk.  Between dancing doggies and princess bears, there's a lot of fun going and enough magic for everyone!  :)

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Thursday, March 08, 2012

Evening Inspiration


It's been a very quiet couple of days, minus the fact my brother's wife was hospitalized last night for pneumonia.  She's been on breathing treatments and such but is improving.  So, that's good.

Tonight, I'm cozied up on the sofa with a couple of my favorite magazines and a latte.  I've been taking today to recenter myself emotionally in hopes to dive in to some new projects tomorrow.

What kind of things inspire you and/or help you during down time?
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Sunday, March 04, 2012

Sunday Sketches


Good morning and WELCOME to another week of Sunday Sketches.  So glad that you have decided to join us! 

Above is another page of doodles from the calendar book I'm carrying around.  I love being able to just sit down and sketch without anything specific in mind.  How about you?

OK.  Off to visit everyone else.  Happy SS!

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Friday, March 02, 2012

For the birds


I decided to move away from the cute bunnies for a few days to give my hand another try at painting a bird.  Some of you might even remember my English Robin just a few months ago.

Not many are spotted around where I've currently made my "home" but can they be found back home in Ohio pretty much everywhere.  At least that's what I remember from growing up.  Anyway, he's not bad, ey?  :)

P.S. Oh and how about my NEW website header?!  :)

P.P.S.  I'm on Twitter now!  Follow me here.

Happy Friday!

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Thursday, March 01, 2012

Birthday Bunny Love


Just a little bunny love to celebrate that special someone's birthday.  I'll take one of those yummy cupcakes.  How about you? :)

Happy Wednesday to all of my wonderful peeps!
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