Thursday, July 31, 2008

LAST Day for Print SALE!

This is It!
The LAST day for my Buy 3 Prints for the Price of 2
PLUS + FREE Shipping...
Christmas In July SALE!
Prints from both shops
can be combined in one order.
When this sale
is over...
many of my current prints
will be 'retired'
to make room for
new items
coming in August and September.
This is the only
I will have this year!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

These are 'on the way'

I hope to have them by the week-end!
And...I've got some more pendants ready for listing.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New paintings this week....

"Don't Go Breaking My Heart"

Here are the paintings for this week. I've already begun listing them.

I will also have some new Original Small Works of Art -- 4" x 6" Canvas Paintings -- coming soon!
I hope to have these completed for listing next week!

'Where Are You Taking It?"

'This Isn't Something You Play With!"

"I Won't Offer It Again!"

Monday, July 28, 2008

Good day....

Jaime and I went out to purchase some supplies yesterday and we found a couple little gems at JoAnn's that we might be able to do something clever with. We've already got some new 'stuff' in the works...I'm hoping I can start listing some of it...soon!

I did get four new paintings...and one custom painting...done over the week-end for the shop and I plan to start listing those beginning Monday. I haven't uploaded pictures (except for the custom piece) I'll post them tomorrow!

I don't normally do 'custom''s just too much when I've already got so much to do...I took on this one (because the request made me curious to see if I could actually paint something as 'specific' as the request)....I pretty much followed the requests made...right down to the background color...I convoed the pictures and she LOVES it...

THREE Days Left on my 3 -4-2 Christmas in July SALE! I only run one or two sales each year and this will be my only sale for 2008. I'm beginning to get really busy with everything I want to do for fall...and with the local shows and gallery...well, you get the picture.

Sunday, July 27, 2008


I had a really good week-end...and I got several paintings finished. I'll begin listing them today or tomorrow.I wished I could have gotten more paintings finished....but, when I can't keep my eyes's time to put them up and go to bed!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

New PAINTINGS and MORE Coming This Week

I've got NEW Pendants

Coming this week!

This pendant...from my painting..'Give It Back'

will be listed tomorrow (Sunday.)

It has a resin finish and I have another...with the same print...

with a cabochon finish.

I'll have several new pendants that I will list throughout

the week.

I am currently working

on five new paintings that I will list in my Shop this next week



I already have two completed

and the others...almost done!!

Only 5 more days to take advantage of my
3 for 2 Print Sale!
I have sold several sets that combine
prints from both shops...YaY!
When the sale ends...I will be
discontinuing a number of the prints
that are currently listed.

Friday, July 25, 2008

What WILL I do today???

Here is my latest 'digital collage'.... "Enchanted"....I created her especially for inclusion in 'The Faerie Zine' and I haven't yet decided whether or not to offer prints in my Rustic Goth shop.
I don't have the grandbabies today...but, I have sooooo much that I need to do...I'm not sure where to start!
I've decided...not to clean my big surprise for everything else....I'd better decide quickly...or my unexpected day off will be gone!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

My Etsy Sale

My 'Christmas in July' Sale
is going well.
I did run across something
I hadn't thought of...
'what if someone wants different sized prints?'
I don't have sales very often...
this is the first one
since I joined Etsy.
I decided to note
in my shop announcements..
that anyone wanting 3 prints of different sizes
'convo' me for details.
I will still offer the 3 for 2 sale price..through July..
plus FREE shipping..
there is a slight price adjustment though.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A Day Full of Errands... don't have the grandbabies
and Jaime is staying home...
she LOVES having an extra day to work...
she normally has to do most of her painting when she leaves
my house...usually after 9 pm..every week night.
But, at least, she can do a lot of her jewelry, prints and
part of her packing..while she's that's something.
Anyway...having a 'free' day myself...I've got it
chalk full of ERRANDS...yay...(that's me being..not very enthusiastic.)
I had already planned to do several errands..part of them
I need to have Jaime go with...
so...Thursday will be errand day too!! (yay...yay)--I'm really not very enthusiastic..
But...I've put some of these errands off waaay too I've GOT to do them..
so, I'll just smile...and be happy that they're finally getting done!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


That's me...I've got so many things in the works...but, nothing yet to show.

I guess it's all part of having so many different projects going at once...but, there is a 'method to my madness'.... will all come together over the next few weeks!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Christmas in July!!!

Buy 3 Prints
for the Price of 2!
Plus Free Shipping!!
Christmas in July Sale
starts Monday...July 21st
and ends
Thursday...July 31st.
If you have a 'favorite print'
now is the time to grab one for you
and one each for two of your friends.
I will be forever ending
a number
of my prints
shortly after the sale...
to make room for
my new fall prints, paintings and other
wonderful 'stuff'!
I am also having a similar sale in my
For my blog readers ONLY..
you can..if you two prints from one
shop and one from the other...
as long as they are the same size prints!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Finally....a Direction!

I was on eBay for so long that it has been very
difficult to break that 'mind set'...
it was soooo necessary to paint
almost constantly the whole time
I was there.
For one thing...there were the time
constraints of the listings themselves...
getting buried quickly, due to all of the major sellers
required listing something NEW several
times every day...
I don't know how I kept up...
especially during the time my husband was going through
the cancer treatments, hospitalizations...and everything
else that went along with that.
I did manage though...
Now...I realize I don't really have to do all of that...
the time constraints aren't as bad...because the fees are so reasonable.
I can just renew my pieces throughout the day.
I still want to list new often as possible...but,
I am finding that most of my sales aren't coming from
the new items anyway! And that's a good thing!
So...I took Saturday to reflect and direct...
I've made some plans..
and I like the direction those plans
are leading!
More on this...tomorrow!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

My weird week...

I've had a rather 'weird' week.... started when I didn't get the paintings finished that I had planned...oohhh, I think agreeing to try to do a 'request' for someone may have been the culprit. I haven't even been able to get the background right on that piece and that threw my other works 'off kilter'
...and dealing with a good as he's been..I'm still not used to having anything that small underfoot.

The tumble Ryan's girlfriend took down the the broken ankle.
And, those are just a few of the weirdness that has gone on this past week....

I'm just glad the week is 'week' starts on Saturday.

I'm not 'planning' anything for tomorrow...I'll just "let it happen"...then I won't be disappointed if I don't get done what I'd planned to do:)

I did finally get this listed though....

Friday, July 18, 2008

A bit of a set back...

Hope is visiting Ryan...Ryan is dogsitting for his sister, Wendy...Ryan started back with a company he left a year ago...Hope took Wendy's dog (Willie) outside to go was raining outside...Hope and Willie came back in (both with wet feet)...Hope's foot slipped on the way down the basement steps....Hope fell....and broke her ankle.

With all of the firemen and paramedics in the house...for well over an hour...I got behind on what I was working on...
long story short...I still don't have my latest pieces listed....maybe later today????

Thursday, July 17, 2008

A few more items....

These are both
They are available in my

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I am soooo very tired of the rain...

It's raining in my house .... again!
I had hoped my son-in-law would be able
to get his big ladder
so we could check the gutters on the very
top floor of the house!
I am soooooooooo tired of the rain!
I'm beginning to feel like someone must be
building an ark somewhere!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Brand new for my Rustic Goth etsy shop....

Jaime was so sweet to make some pendants for me to offer in my Etsy Shops.
My first pendant
is shown here...along with a pendant
I will offer in my CMZ Art Etsy Shop.

I have several others in the soon as those are completed...I will be listing these in my shops.

Monday, July 14, 2008

More Rustic Goth..

I finally have my new Rustic Goth Zazzle shop "open". I only have about a dozen products listed at this time...but, at least it's up and operational.

It will probably take me several weeks to "stock the shelves" to speak.

I have to make some decisions in my Etsy Shop before I can put very much in the Zazzle shop...I won't offer any prints in Zazzle that can be purchased from my Etsy Shop. But, I will feature a few of my most popular prints on various merchandise (unavailable in Etsy) through my Zazzle shop. Trying to figure out what to add to Zazzle...and what not to... is part of what has taken me so long to get the Zazzle Shop put together.

Anyway...I wanted to put a couple of my Rustic Goth on Zazzle products in my post, so that you can have a peek at what is in my newest you go...

Sunday, July 13, 2008

I need longer week-ends...

I do most of my canvas pieces on the week-ends....which, for me, means Saturdays. Since Sundays have been "family day" for years...I don't work on Sundays.
Too bad there aren't 2 Saturdays every week-end....ah well, it is what it least I have sketched out a lot of pieces --- that should keep me busy throughout the week!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

This is all I have for today...

I have worked all day...and it seems the harder I work...the less appears to be complete???? How is that possible??
I'm trying to divide the work between CMZ Art and Rustic Goth...and to be honest...CMZ is getting the biggest 'overhaul'...maybe that's what is happening...I'm just not sure.
I've also begun working on a special request painting for Rustic, I guess it's just that I've got a lot "in the works"...not as much...done.
It does give me a 'jump' on the rest of the week though:)

Friday, July 11, 2008

My 'ghostlings' were "missing something"...

I had already listed my first 'ghostling'..."WINGARDIUM LEVIOSA"...(as it reminded me of a first year, Hermione in J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" books)...when I realized it was 'missing something'...
I felt that 'something' needed to be I settled on a heart balloon in each of my 'ghostling' pieces.
Now, I think I can finally list the other two pieces, as soon as I have titles.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

More 'ghostlings'....and Red Riding Hood

I have created a couple more 'ghostlings' prints. I suspect
this is now a 'new series'...and that I'll do a few more
I've also put an old 'Red Riding Hood' into a new setting.
'Red' is from one of my original paintings
the background is an original digital creation.
I like the 'marriage' of the two.
I'll be putting these pieces into my
later in the week!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Inspiration for new paintings....

I'm hoping to be able to spend most of the week-end
I ran across these 'creepy kids'
on the internet...
I think I'll use them as 'inspiration'.
...I like 'creepy kids' are a few I found on the probably recognize many of them from movies or commercials.

I chose these as 'inspiration' for some new paintings.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


...I did a digital piece, incorporating and manipulating several of my paintings...and added some ghosts.

I haven't decided if it's done or not...but, here's a picture of what I have so far. I haven't titled it yet...I may end up calling it 'Ghosts'.

Monday, July 7, 2008

This the shop!

Check out these prints...
in the shop
this week!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Back in Black

"Back In Black"


"Cat and Owl"


" It Was A Dark and Dreary Night"


These are some of my newest prints...

if they appear vaguely familiar...I decided to rework a few pieces done earlier in the year and give them 'new life'.