Tuesday, September 30, 2008

More new prints...

They're 'not exactly' new...
they're prints from my original paintings.
I really like the pieces...
it only seemed fitting to offer them to
the collectors.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Newest paintings

Here are the pieces
I blogged about
in my last post.
They are now listed
in my Etsy Shop.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Coming soon....

I've finished several
brand new pieces that I'm hoping
to list sometime today.
I know I said I wasn't going to do any new
...I change my mind..(I'm old..I'm entitled)...
the pieces are much different than what I've been
doing this past year...and I'm very excited about them.
I probably wouldn't have painted them as ACEOs
if I had had any smaller canvas on hand...but I felt that
these pieces would be best as small paintings...so I opted
for 2.5 x 3.5 sizes.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Headed for retirement!

These are...very small pictures...of the prints that are
'headed for retirement'!
I will be having a lot more time
to devote on painting, illustration and more...
so I am retiring, (or have retired) more than 25
of my listed prints.
A list of those prints....
1. Three Sisters
2. Give and Take
3. I Will Always Love You
4. A Melancholy Spirit
5. A Kind of Crucible
6. Bella's Bat
7. Another Time...Another Place
8. Enchanted
9. Another Point of View
10. Her and Her Cat
11. Back in Black
12. The Bunny Sitter
13. He Needs A Home
14. Swampland Fairy
15. The Waiting Begins
16. Falling Leaves
17. Follow The Heart
18. No Turning Back
19. In The Fields of Innocents
20. Waiting For The Wolf
21. My Paradise Lost
22. Along Came A Spider
23. Forty Nine Steps to Light
24. Freaky Flowers
25. VooDoo Remedy
26. Way Above The Trees So high
Please note...I am 'retiring' these pieces
as soon as I can, so if you're interested in any of these prints,
you'll have to act quickly.

Friday, September 26, 2008

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things....

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I put my feet up....

...well...sort of!

I've ended up...without meaning to...taking Wednesdays off.

I'm not sure why...perhaps it's midweek...maybe I'm just tired...I don't know.

It might be different

starting next week...we'll see.

I am busy, sketching out some new pieces...

and I'm very anxious to get started on them.

It'll be good for me...

not to have to put things up everyday..

and to be able to work during daylight hours.

But...I'm still a little sad about this being the last couple

of days of keeping the grandbabies...I may have

to think about having them

over...midweek...just to work on projects or something.

I'm seriously considering it.

I ran across this Treasury named for the print
I've included with this post...
'Just Chillin'
It will only be on until tomorrow...check it if you get a chance...it's got some
really cute 'Halloween' themed items.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

In the Spirit of Halloween...

I haven't decided on
a title for this piece.
But, in the Spirit of Halloween
I wanted to have, at least, one
little vampire in the shop.
I'll be
listing him later today
or tomorrow.
Also...I posted the
finished picture of my Cleopatra
in the Cleopatra post.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Cleopatra....Another 'Tragedy in Literature'

This is 'Cleopatra'...

I still haven't decided

whether or not

she's completely done.

I will be listing

her in the shop

at some point, this week!


Here is the completed version...

it has been listed!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Change...part one!

These are my 'littlest' grandbabies...yes they are 'almost 5' and 3 now!
They've been coming over every week-day (almost)...for over a year!
This is my last week of watching them!
Their mother just got a different job...starting next week...and she'll be able
to be with them the hours that I have been keeping them.
That is GREAT for them...they all need that time together...especially with
Simon having started pre-school this year...next year it will be..real school!
Time really does fly...and this time can be recaptured!
I have said...
'I will miss the 'mess-makers'...but not the 'mess'.'
And...both myself and Jaime...will now have a lot more time
that we can spend painting, creating...and just 'staying on top of things'.
So...change has come...and my recent 'sale' is just the

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Change is underway...

My 24 Hour
'Shop-Wide' Sale is
currently in progress!
Everything in the Shop
is 25% Off.
I'm doing a little
'fall cleaning'
of my shops.
I've got new pieces in progress
and I need to make room for those.

I'll begin
pulling prints from
my Etsy Shop
after the sale.
I won't be putting a lot of these
prints back in the shop...
but, I will make a few of them available...
as I can make the time to do so...
on my website.

A few select prints...
some of my digital art originals...
and several series ...
will remain in the shop.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

24 Hour Shop Wide Sale....

I will have a 24 Hour
Shop Wide Sale
on Sunday/Monday!
Everything in the shop
will be marked down 25%
during the sale.
This will be the last
opportunity to get some
of the pieces I've got in the shop.
Change has begun...
and this is just the first step!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Next Shop Update...

I spent most of this past week
getting a few items
ready to
take to the So-Oh Gallery.
In so doing, I've gotten a bit
behind on my current works in progress.
I'll be spending Saturday
on shipping...then
I'll be getting ready for
the changes that are coming..
beginning this next week!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I need a studio 'make-over'

This photo is not actually my studio...
it just represents the basic size and layout.
My studio has a lot of open space...
I have a little sewing center in one corner
(and..sadly...I don't think I'm going to be able
to get to the dolls until sometime next year...
we'll just have to see how things go)
I'll probably leave my sewing center for now
unless I end up needing the space.
Then I have my 'paint table'..
my easel..
some shelves...
and that's about it!
The problem I have is...
I do so much of my work
in my living room...
until the wee hours of the morning.
The lighting is better there!
But...I end up emptying my studio
and filling up my living room...
I want to figure out exactly what I want
from my studio...
and then I'll get busy
and do a 'make-over'...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sorting through everything...

I have soooo many things
in different stages of completion....
and sooo many
sketches of various characters
that I really..really like..
I'm finally sorting through everything..
and getting rid of pieces (and characters) that
just aren't "working out".
It might take a few weeks
and some 're-thoughts' on some of the pieces..
I will get it done!


Monday, September 15, 2008

Jaime's art has been published!

About six or eight months ago,
Jaime was contacted, by Dover Publications,
about some of her (Bellatrix Art)
The book is finally out...
and one of her pieces is
part of the cover art.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

A Day of 'Rest'?

I'm taking today
as a day of
Yesterday was Ryan's birthday...
he's my youngest child
'Where did the time go?"
The family will gather...
we'll have a birthday dinner...
and a cake.
...it's not really a day of 'rest'...
But...I'll pretend that it is!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

All By Myself

All By Myself
5" x 7"
"Oh there been times that I thought I couldn't last for long
But now I think I'm able to carry on
It's been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gonna come"
(by Sam Cooke)
This song has been running through my head
for days now...
"a change gonna come"
And..as much as I enjoy
the creative aspect of what I do...
I'm not as crazy
about the 'business' end of everything.
I really do wish all I had to do was
and then let everything else take care of itself.
Unfortunately...it doesn't work that way.
So....I'm in the process now
of trying to work everything out...
'a change gonna come'.

Friday, September 12, 2008

I tried to go to bed early.

I tried to go to bed at a decent hour
last night!
It didn't happen!
I don't even try to go to bed
until I get sleepy...it just doesn't do any good.
I usually end up awake much later
than if I had just waited until I could no longer keep
my eyes open!
So, I decided to go through
some old pieces and make them
'new' again!
The characters from this piece
are from
'Inside My Own Asylum'
...I still haven't decided
what to call this 'new' piece..
with my ever changing mind..
you may be the only ones
to ever see it.
You just never know with me!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New Jewelry Pieces In The Shop

Five new pieces of
art jewelry
NOW listed in my

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I will be 're-doing' some things...

Things have been a bit 'weird' around here the past
few days.
I won't go into a lot of detail at the moment...
but, I will be 'rethinking' some things..
and making some changes..
here on the home front, over the next couple of weeks.
In the meantime,
I'll be 're-doing' some of my original
works..especially those that sold quickly..
so that I can offer them as prints
in my Shop.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A Few of My Favorite Things....

Wonderful Art...
Wonderful Artists...

Monday, September 8, 2008

A new painting and a few pieces of jewelry.

'After Midnight'
Original 4x6 Painting
is listed
in the Shop.

'Whoo Goes There?'

Original Illustration photo manipulation

Will be listed later this week.

'Are We Running Out of Time?'

... will list this sometime this week.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

I'm still working..

...I just don't have anything

new to show yet.

Maybe tomorrow????

Saturday, September 6, 2008

What is Rustic?...What is Goth?

I have taken a 'close' look

at my Shop

and the fine line


'what is rustic'?


'what is goth'?

has been blurred.

So...I think I'm going to have to spend

the next few weeks




everything else!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Working straight through the week-end.

My son decided to take today off...I think he rather enjoyed
having a three day week-end last week...besides, his first born
just started pre-school...maybe he needs an extra day to recover.
So...this gives me another long week-end, as well.
I'll be doing several new art pendants...
a couple new digital pieces...
and some
unlike any I've done before!
I'm not sure when these will be
listed in the shop
but, I'm hoping I can start getting
them on by Monday.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Another Tragedy in Literature

In Shakespeare's play, Othello, villainous Iago successfully persuades Othello
that his wife, Desdemona has been unfaithful to him, which eventually leads Othello to murder her, by suffocating her.
Poor Desdemona, her name translated means, 'unfortunate' in Greek.
I will be listing this piece in the shop either later this week or at some point this week-end.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Relisting old paintings as new prints.

I've painted a few paintings that I have a special affection for.
I'm almost saddened when they sale...
I have sold ACEO prints of most of my paintings,
including these here.
I have decided, now that we have our new printer, to offer
a few of my favorites
as larger prints in my shop.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Special requests and custom orders.

It seems, whenever I go against my 'better judgement'..
I have regrets.
It has been my 'policy'...ever since setting up
my Etsy Shops..
NOT to accept special requests and custom orders.
Jaime does a TON of them and has good luck
and much success with them.
I do them 'on rare occasion' and 99.9% of the time..
something 'falls' through.
Once in a while, I 'give in' and accept one...
I did a 'special request' in June...
and 'Guess What'????
I still have the painting...
I'm still waiting to get paid!
The buyer said they 'loved it'
then, why do I still have it?
I swear..I swear..I swear...
I will NEVER accept another special request for
a custom order!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

New prints from existing paintings.

'Where Are You Taking It?'
12" x 12"
The top picture is of the acrylic painting
currently listed in my shop.
'Where Are You Taking It?' Print
5" x 7"
Also...currently listed in my shop.
I have done some subtle photo manipulation
and made a few color adjustments
to the print.
I'll be listing more prints of existing paintings
later this week.