Sunday, August 31, 2008

A Halloween Piece

I've been noticing quite a few
Halloween items lately...
and I couldn't resist having a little
fun doing this cute little
Halloween witch.
I actually 'borrowed' her from
one of my Zazzle images
and put her in a different setting.
I like her, even though she
doesn't appear all that scary!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Tragedies...

The first in my 'Tragedies' series.
"Shakespeare's, Ophelia,... is Hamlet's lover. And, as such, she witnesses his irratic and bizarre behavior, enduring his rejection and humilation, while being used by her father in order to manipulate Hamlet.
When she learns that her beloved Hamlet has violently murdered her father, she succumbs to madness, and drowns herself."
This is 'Ophelia's' a nutshell.
I will take other 'Tragedies from Literature' to fill out this series.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Larger prints coming...

"Just Chillin'"
is the fourth original digital print
in my 'Ghostlings' series.
it's the first print in the shop
larger than 8 x 10".
I have it listed at 11" x 14".
Our new printer got here yesterday...and it is great!
I've already printed a custom order of
ACEO Limited Edition prints
and they came out so GREAT!
I'm very excited that ALL of our prints
will be printed on this printer
and that I can
now offer prints up to 13" x 19" in size.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

A day off???

I'd like to take the day off...
I deserve it!
I've worked until the late hours of the morning
for several days in a row now...
and I really am tired!
But, we'll see..
our printer should be here
sometime today!
We're so anxious to start listing
larger prints in the shops!
Happy Birthday to me:)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Antivirus 2009???

I don't know how many people
are being 'harassed' by a pop up
'Antivirus 2009'
I have no idea if it is actually from
though I think i would come
in their frequent uploads..if it actually were them!
I really am hoping
it's not some kind of a bug
my computer has contracted!
I know that Jaime is having the same
thing on her computer!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I think it's done!

I think this piece
may be done...
I'll leave it for a few
I really need to think of a clever title...
just to be sure I'm happy with it.
I've got more pieces in the works
as well...
and I'm hoping I can
have all of them on
by the week-end!

Monday, August 25, 2008

I'm working on some new pieces...

I'm working on some new pieces,
especially for the Fall Season.
This picture is the beginning of a new
original digital art pieces
in my
'Ghostlings' series.
I like how it is coming so far...and I'm hoping
I can have it
and a few others
in the shop by week's end.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

We've ordered a new printer..

We've finally ordered
our new printer.
It's a nice big Canon
that we 'test drove' at our
Best Buy.
The prints come out
absolutely exquisite! I'm very excited
for it to get here
so we can get all
switched over.
We'll be able to offer prints
on German Etching Paper,
Velvet Lustre Paper,
Real Canvas Paper
in sizes up to 13" x 19".
It will really open up a lot of new
possibilities for our
original art prints.
The expected delivery date is Sept 3rd..
so we hope to have all papers, inks, etc
ready so that we can begin
offering the new prints
no later than mid September.

Saturday, August 23, 2008


I've got a few
original ACEO/ ATC paintings
left in the shop.
They've been marked down
more than 30%
and will be available
through Sunday -- August 24th.
Beginning Monday..the 25th..
I will no longer offer ACEO prints or ACEO paintings
in either
of my Etsy Shops.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Still no 'sneek peek'

Believe it or not...
I've been working like crazy.
But...little of the work I've done
has been for my Rustic Goth Etsy Shop.
I've got a couple of
off Etsy...
and every so often..
I really need to pay some attention to those shops.
that's what I've been doing
most of the week.
Hopefully I'll be able to start
on some new pieces to list soon.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Pendant or print?

I worked on this piece
especially to turn into a pendant..
I think it would make a really nice pendant.
I'm trying to decide whether or not
to offer it as a print as well.
She is my little
"Ghostling Girl"
and I thought it looked great
on a very minimal background.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I'm trying to decide

I'm thinking about pulling a few of my older
'out of retirement'
for a brief appearance
in my shop
this fall.
I haven't decided one way or the other
But there may be a few of
these pieces that show up
in one way or another..

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I don't know what is going around...

...but, I am now into
week 3
of some kind of respiratory illness or
summer cold..
an ailment that just seems to 'hang on'...
So far...nothing has helped...I'm just ready
for it to go away!
I really need to
get some work done!

Monday, August 18, 2008


I have lowered the price on all of my ACEOs.

This will be the last, of this sized least for now.

I have a few left in the shop and I will be pulling any that do not sell, later this week, in order to make room for the new items that I am currently working on.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Thinking Ahead...

It seems a bit strange,
even for me,
to start thinking ahead
to Christmas
when it's only the middle of August.
This is pretty bright
for a Rustic Goth piece...
but, it's my first print for the upcoming
Christmas Season.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

I'm getting tired...

I'm usually
heading for bed
when most people are
just getting up!
These hours
just work better for me!
I've kept them for so long now.
I plan on
taking the week-end
to do whatever I please...
here's hoping for
a really good week-end..
for everyone!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Another week gone!

what the week-end
will bring?

Thursday, August 14, 2008

24 Hour Sale --- EVERYTHING 25% OFF!

Original Acrylic Painting.

25% Off!

This Sale is

Not in my shop

but in

It's only 24 hours..and everything has been marked down 25% now is

the time to get one of her

wonderful original paintings,

art jewelry pieces..


choose one of the 'rare'

Patrick original paintings...

they are all wonderfully dark!

"Out Here Alone"

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New toss!

If it weren't for the fact that I've been sick for
almost a week -- (a direct effect from my air conditioning problems) --
I think I would have had my own 'Olympic' event...the "computer toss"!
Then, I decided, it wasn't really my computer
it was my cable provider...and I can't really 'toss' them...
but it is oh so frustrating
to have a bunch of items that need to be
and not have access to the internet
so that I can get everything I need to complete the transaction!!!
As a result
I am really backed up on shipping!!
But, I've managed to get what I need...even though it was twice as much work...
and I have almost everything ready to carry to the post office.
Everything will be shipped
by August 14th!!
My shipping is not really late...late...
except by my own standards!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Shop Update.....

NEW Items
in the Shop
Today--Tuesday ---8/12!

Next Shop Update...
Saturday --- 8/16!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Sneek Peek...

I will be updating
my Shop
tomorrow morning
(Tuesday - 8/12)
with some
The first of the new
art pendants and rings
some brand new
Original Digital Prints.

We are still waiting on some essential
supplies in order to finish all
of the art pendants
we have prepared.
I have 'opted' to wait a few
more weeks
before I put on any new
original paintings.
The new
digital originals I
have finished are
some of the best
I've done yet this year.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

It's coming together....

In spite of late 'starts'...I'm staying up late...working hard...and 'almost' caught up!
I wished I hadn't lost 'close to a week' that I could work---with the heat and all---but, I'm satisfied at everything that is getting done.
As soon as this 'working vacation' has ended --- tomorrow --- I hope to be able to show some of what I've worked so hard on!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Putting the 'games' on and working my fingers to the bone!

I'm still
"hard at work"! house looks it!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Low profile week-end.

I have so much work to catch up on
for both shops.
My son-in-law fixed my air I can
finally work again!
I am going to try
very very hard
to catch up two weeks worth of work
over the course of ONE week-end!
But, I'm putting everything else
on the 'back burner'.
We'll see how it goes!!
Okay...they're not interlinked
just a lame example of the Olympic Rings...
They start Today!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

I'm having some fun...

I don't really have anything to 'show and tell'
I quickly put this little 'witch' together
just to have a photo to go with my notes...
I've been very diligently sketching out
some new ideas and pieces
especially for Fall and Halloween.
It's been a lot of fun!
And...I've been working on
some new pendants...that are very cool...1
I really hope I can have them in the shop
by the first of next week.
It depends on whether or not
the supplies we've ordered
arrive in time!
My poor dolls
keep taking a
'back seat'
I really must set aside
maybe even a whole week
to work on those!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

A quick F.Y.I.....

I've finally got ALL of my paintings

and ALL of my mirrors

listed in the shop.
Originally, it was my intention to list something new everyday, or as close to everyday as possible,
this has just become too demanding.
I'm sooo busy at the moment, getting everything underway for the Fall Season, (and dealing with the EXTREME heat) that I'm going to have to cut my new listings back to once or twice weekly.
I have got some wonderful pendants in the works!
As soon as I think I have a good enough variety completed,
I will list all of them at once.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

I've put up a new 'banner'

This is my new 'banner' in my Rustic Goth Etsy Shop.
At least, it started out to be my new banner.
This is what I ended up

Since the banners have to be sized a little different than what I'm used ended up more 'distorted' than I hoped it would.

I'm seriously thinking about designing something a bit more specific to the shop...

hopefully I'll be able to squeeze a few minutes (or hours more like it) from somewhere so I can come up with something that I will really LOVE!

Monday, August 4, 2008

I've Fallen A Little Behind...

I'm not actually taking a 'break'
not on purpose anyway!
The house and the studio have just been
too damned hot to get anything done.
I've got a small window air conditioner in the studio...
and I put in yet another window air conditioner in my living room
just to try to stay cool enough
to stay on top of things.
I've got someone coming to look
at the central air unit
maybe it's the compressor
or something.
In the meantime
I'm trying to get all of my packing done
and everything mailed out...
I'll probably work mostly
on digital originals
(I really don't want to move around too much in this heat)
until the temperature finally drops into the low 90's!
Oh...I do complain just tooooo much!
I'll have to do something about that.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

It is Sooo Hot!

Oh my is soooooo hot!
My central air conditioner keeps
tripping the circuit breaker...
that can't be good!
And...I've moved
my studio upstairs...ohhhh nooo!
It is sooo hot up there..
and I've put in a window air conditioner.
Problem is..
my print center/ shipping center
(and making center)
is in the other room
the one WITHOUT the air conditioner.
So, I'm just not moving
as fast as I would like to...
and I probably won't
until there is a bit
of a cool spell.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

A Few Mirrors

I've got my first mirrors
listed in the shop
They came in a couple of
days ago
and I really love how
they turned out.
I've got several more
designs that I will be listing
in the next day or two...
I've got
more pendants on the way...
I'm waiting on some
chokers and a few
other findings
so that I can
get them finished.

Friday, August 1, 2008

What happened???

My Christmas in July...3-4-2 Print Sale
has ended!
It seemed a good time to
retire a BUNCH of my Prints!
My Shop looks pretty barren at the moment.
But, NOT FOR LONG....I'll start "filling up the 'shelves' " this week-end.
My mirrors have arrived...
and I will be listing those.
I've got a few new pendants finished...they are gorgeous!
I've redesigned the pattern of my dolls and
they are coming along...(I'm hoping to begin listing those in a couple of weeks.)
And...there's more..more..more.....on the way!