Sunday, November 30, 2008

Chapter 5...

Here is part 5 of
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
but, it is not made by the same person who made
the previous chapters I have posted.
His videos ended with Chapter 4...
this version doesn't have as much of the book
being read as the last videos did.
Too bad...
But, here it is...just the same. Also in two parts.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Harry Potter - SS - Chapter 4

Here's Chapter 4
Another 2-Parter!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Here's Chapter Three

It's a two parter...
but I'm putting them both on this one post!
I hope you're enjoying these little videos...
they're staying right with the book...
I'm quite impressed!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing all
Happy Thanksgiving!
I am very thankful
to all who
read my blog,
collect my art,
take the time to drop a line...
I appreciate it
Thank You!

Here's a link to one of my favorite reasons to be thankful.

Harry Potter - SS - Sims - Chapter 2

I really have gotten into these 'Sims'
Harry Potter stories...
maybe it's because I have no idea
how people put them together..
it's a little like a 'mystery' to me...
but I'm entertained by them...and I'd like to continue to share...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Harry Potter -- SS -- Sims -- Cont'

Continued from
yesterday's post....

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Harry Potter - Sorcerer's Stone - Sims

I go onto You Tube every so often,
just browsing...sometimes with a purpose..
other times just to see what's out there.
I ran across a bunch of
"Harry Potter - Sims"
videos...and just had to share..
I've never seen anything done with Sims
I'm not sure what the little things are
that often appear above the heads of the characters...
and over other objects as well...
I just rather enjoyed this
here it is...

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I got one new painting...

I painted several paintings
this week-end..
but I only got one new painting
for my Rustic Goth Etsy Shop.
I'll be listing it on

Friday, November 21, 2008

Deja Vu... seems I just got over
that nasty bout of cold/ flu just a
few weeks ago...and it's BAAACK!
That's pretty much how I feel!
And I had soooo much planned for this week.
I've painted a few backgrounds...for new paintings
I've started..
for both Rustic Goth and for CMZart.
Now...I just don't feel like doing anything
but curling up and trying to sleep through this nastiness.
I probably would, if my head didn't hurt so
damned bad!
Sooo...I'm thinking I'll just curl up in my chair,
with my "meds" nose beverages...
and my sketchpad..
maybe there's something on TV that I haven't
already seen a hundred times.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Blah Blah Gallery's New Art Movements

I was very flattered to be invited to join
group on Flickr.
I joined, of course.
I do so enjoy doing the sad and surreal dark art..
and it does fit with the general theme of this group.
If you like the pop surrealism, lowbrow, dark art
shown in the groups Flickr photos,
check out their website

Monday, November 17, 2008

Answers to Harry Potter Trivia.

Here are the answers
to yesterday's
1. What was Professor McGonagall's first appearance in book one, 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone'? = She appeared in the form of a cat reading a map on the corner of Privet Drive.
2. What is Harry's wand made of? = Holly and Phoenix Feather...eleven inches.
3. What are the names of Harry's aunt, uncle and cousin? = The Dursleys....
Petunia, Vernon and Dudley .
4. Who was the goblin that accompanied Hagrid and Harry in Gringotts Vault? = Griphook.
5. What can Rita Skeeter turn in to? = A beetle.
6. What are the three Unforgivable Curses? = Avada Kedavra (the Killing Curse)
Crucio (the Cruciatus Curse)
Imperio (the Imperius Curse)
7. When is Harry's birthday?=July 31st.
8. What was Hagrid's dragon named?=Norbert.
9. Where would you look for a bezoar?=In the stomach of a goat.
10. What was the name of Dumbledore's sister?=Ariana

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Do you know Your Harry Potter?

Do you know your Harry Potter Trivia?
Here's a few questions for you...
1. What was Professor McGonagall's first appearance in book one, 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone'?
2. What is Harry's wand made of?
3. What are the names of Harry's aunt, uncle and cousin?
4. Who was the goblin that accompanied Hagrid and Harry into Gringotts Vault?
5. What can Rita Skeeter turn in to?
6. What are the three Unforgivable Curses?
7. When is Harry's birthday?
8. What was Hagrid's dragon named?
9. Where would you look for a bezoar?
10. What was the name of Dumbledore's sister?
If you can't wait until
tomorrow for these answers...
go to my
and scroll down toward the bottom.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Rustic Goth Characters on You Tube

It's been a while since I last put together
a video to put on You Tube.
I spent most of today...I'm not as fast as some...putting together
a video for CMZ Art
and this one for
Rustic Goth.
The art is by me
the music
'Sweet Dreams are Made of These'
Annie Lennox and the Eurythmics.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Skull ties, Goth Girl Shirts.....

A few items...great for gift
available online...
at my

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Finally have them listed.

I finally have listed
'I Think I Can Fix It Myself'
'It Needs Repair'
I'll be spending today
packing and shipping...but, I am
really wanting to do
a couple new paintings....
maybe later in the week.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Check these out...

Monday, November 10, 2008

A busy week ahead....

I'm going to be listing a print of
'Maybe I Can Fix It Myself'
and it's companion piece...
'It Needs Repair'
in my Etsy Shop
later today or tomomorrow.
I'm thinking I might also list the two
pieces as a 'set'...we'll see.
I want to put together a new You Tube Video... and...
I've finally got a couple of ideas for new paintings...
I really HAVE to get a Bunch of new
merchandise added to my
Jaime and I are watching
the grandbabies tomorrow!
Then...there's everything I need to do
for my other shops!
I really do have a busy week ahead!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

There's a Chill In the Air....

I think it's only for a few days
but, the weather has gotten downright chilly.
Good weather, I think, for wrapping up
in a nice warm blanket,...
with a cup of hot chocolate with marshmellows...
and grab my sketchbook.
Maybe, I'll come up with some
brand new characters!
I still have to do more with my
'Bella' character....I really do love her! 'creepers'...they all need
some new settings.
I've had some artist's block lately...
maybe this will help 'unblock' it!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

I know I should be painting...

I have been working on my
I have neglected that shop
so badly
that it's going to take much
longer than I anticipated
to get it in shape.
So, in the meantime, I need to put
off painting, yet again!

Friday, November 7, 2008

I think I'll Make a New You Tube Video..

In the's a Pop Surrealism Video I put together last year. I like this one a lot..But...a word of might want to mute the volume if you are offended by the 'f' word. It was the only version of Radiohead's 'Creep' that I could find.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

One Year Anniversary...

Today is my one year anniversary
I have discounted all of the paintings
and prints
in the shop.
My way of celebrating
this anniversary
and saying 'Thanks'.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I'm Glad The Election Is Over...

I voted early...which was a good thing. I heard that some
of the lines were rather long.
I'm glad the election went the way it did...
I was planning on
painting last night but...
some of the kids came over to watch
the election returns...which didn't get over as
early as we had hoped.
I've got a bunch of shipping to do today...
but, maybe I can get something
new painted...we'll see.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

An old painting...repurposed.

This used to be an old painting
'My Sweet Pet'
now it's a 'new painting'
though I'm not quite sure
if I will leave the
old title
or give it a new one.
I'm going to wait a day or two
before I put it
in the Shop
as I have one or two
other pieces
that I want to 'repurpose'
and then...
I'll just list all of the new 'old' pieces
at once.
I always liked the original version
of this painting
but, it seemed 'incomplete'.
Now...I have completed it...
I really do like how it turned out!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Coming Up On A Year

November 6th (my late husband's birthday)
will mark a one year anniversary
for my
I opened this shop a few days after my
because I thought the sad and surreal
pieces that represent Rustic Goth,
really needed a 'place of their own'.
To 'celebrate' the one year anniversary..
like CMZ Art,
I will mark everything down 25%
in the next day or so.
I haven't made a final decision
but, I'm considering extending
the Sale, in both shops...
through November and, possibly,

Saturday, November 1, 2008

I'm Beginning To Wonder...

I'm beginning to wonder
when I will paint again!
This was the last painting I did and that
was a couple of weeks ago!
I don't know if it is because
this time of year is usually my best time
and this year it has been very slow...
if it is the viruses or whatever that
are bound and determined to try to attach
themselves to my stomach...
or if I just need to take
a break!
Maybe it's that I keep
putting off cleaning the things off of
my computer that are slowing it to a crawl!
Whatever it is
I hope I'm over it
Do check out
to see what I
been up to lately!
It's actually been quite fun:)