Friday, February 26, 2010

More interesting..

I really wished I had a more
not that "I" mind it all that much..
when it comes to 'tweeting'..
or updating my FB fan page...
or even writing a blog post..
I  realize...

I am somewhat boring
compared to those folks who actually get out of
their homes on occasion.

It's winter..
we've had a crapton of snow...
and the walks and driveway have
been like ice skating rinks
since early December.
I have been out a total of 5 times since the snow

so..when I go to update my
Twitter..FB and Blogs I realize
"oh my gosh...I don't have anything to say"
Mostly I just work
day and night..
and there isn't much I can say about that.

I really do need to think about
'getting a life'
even during those times that I don't leave the house.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Bookmarks Give Away...

Fire and Ice Photo
is having a give away on a few of my
on the

To see how to win a small
collection of my bookmarks
go here.

I think it is really nice of her to
feature me in her blog today...
thanks so much Heather.

I do like being busy ...

So I've been so busy lately working
on custom paintings
and a couple of custom
digital projects.

I'm currently working on
a Poe classic..
'Cask of Amontillado'
custom painting...
and a custom painting in my
'goth girl' style
featuring two of the sweetest little girls.

It's been quite a lot of fun..
and it's sparking a lot
of new ideas!

Monday, February 22, 2010

I got a New Planner...

I got a new planner.
I know we're halfway through 
the second month of the year...
and I just got it...
but it was on Sale at

It only cost me $3.00...
so I couldn't pass it up.
Besides...I muddled through all of 2009
with only 1 calendar in the whole house...
I think that was a 1st for me.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

FairyTale Art Print Sale

I've got a SALE on all of my
Fairy Tale Art Prints
in my Etsy Shop.

I will run the Sale through Next Week
and then I'll replace those
with something else in my Shop.

Friday, February 19, 2010

A Touch of Whimsy

It's taken me almost a week...but I
was able to grab another Treasury...
this time in 
Treasury West.
I've learned not to trust the 
Treasury Clock at craftopolis
quite so much.
It's fairly close...but not 'infallible'
It really is about heading to the
Treasuries with about an hour
and checking every few minutes until it opens.

Anyway...I grabbed these pieces
days ago..
and I was very happy that
I finally had the chance
to grab this Treasury and share these
"whimsical delights".

My Treasury is called...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Why oh why....


You know...I just can't figure out
why people feel the
need to spam...
last week I received I don't know
how many 'comments' 
in a row..
all within about a 20 minute time span.

It makes no sense...
then..I wake up yesterday and discover that
a bunch of spam has been sent from my
email to friends and family...
then my account was 'locked' requiring
me to change my password
due to
"suspicious activity' on my account.

Damn it anyway spam`ho's...
get your OWN life
and leave mine alone!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

February Charity Listing

I'm a bit late
'announcing' the February
charity listing...
but..better late than never!

is my February illustration..
and like the January illustration..
for as long as this illustration is active..
a portion of each sale will
be sent to the
American Heart Association
because February is the month
we associate with 'hearts'.

March's charity will be

I am no way affiliated with any of these charities...
nor they with me...
this is something I wish to do to on an
ongoing basis...
rather than to wait until there is tragedy..
or a huge telethon.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Cool New Products...

Some cool new products now
available in my
Rustic Goth Zazzle Shop.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The 'Aviator' Won Patron's Choice...

I am so very flattered
'The Aviator'
won Patron's Choice Award

It isn't so much that I need
the affirmation..
but..I didn't enter many of the shows
until a couple of months ago..
because I thought..
"oh..what if people really don't like my art?" doesn't matter how old we get..
I think most of us still like to know
that someone, besides ourselves, like what we do.


Monday, February 8, 2010

I made the Etsy Front Page...

My "All In The Moment" Bookmark
in the wee hours of the morning.

Since I don't get to the front page
too often... I
thought I'd share.

And a little note for my reader friends whose
comments I really do appreciate...
I've had to enable the comment approval.

Last night I received more than twenty comments in
about 5 minutes from the same user...
I'm sure it was all spam...
it didn't quit until I enabled the comment approval...
so sorry for any inconvenience
but after all of the problems I've had lately with
my computers...
I really didn't need to risk any new ones.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Rustic Goth Shop UPdates..

I will soon be taking my calendars
out of the shop
along with all of the
other digital downloads
I have listed.

I have sold a few downloads...
but I find that they are rather
time consuming to put
and I just don't have the time
to do them
 for my Etsy Shop.
( turns out...I didn't get them
off of my old computer before
it went completely down.)

I will occasionally
list new downloads in my
 Rustic Goth Artfire Shop.

And these I will save to my
so that I don't lose them.

Friday, February 5, 2010

No Fear of Flying is Featured..

My "No Fear of Flying"
is featured
on a wonderful 'finds' blog...

Check out this very cool blog.

My calendars are FINALLY being delivered.

My apologies to all who
had to wait a month into the year
for their calendars.

Forever we have taken packages to
the post office in the back seat
or trunk of our cars.
And none have ever gotten
lost in those small
sufficient little vehicles. of us has a
very roomy van with more seats
than they really need
and plenty of room for all packages
large and small.

Well...some of the smaller packages
found their way up under the very
back seat and were
temporarily lost.
(One of the packages that disappeared
was a painting that needed to
go to England.)

We've decided...ALL small packages now
must go into a larger bag
before they can ride in the new van.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Lost files...what a bummer!

Last fall I made up some background
images to sell as digital downloads
to folks who were wanting just the backgrounds
for use in collages,
pendants...that sort of thing.

Well..mostly I had decided to offer them in my
Rustic Goth Artfire Shop
but to have a limited run in my
Etsy Shop.

Well...losing my computer last week
was a real bummer for me
but, I thought I had gotten everything that I
had listed
put on my little zipdrive...
I hadn't. sell an ACEO tree background
digital download...
and I put in my little zipdrive
so I could get it promptly sent out...
they are not on my zipdrive.

I lost my calendars..
all of my digital downloads..
my works in progress..
my digital resources
ALL of the digital brushes I had created
and used all the time.


I did get everything else that
I have listed though...
so that was something.

So..I spent all afternoon and evening
working on 'similar' tree backgrounds
to send in place of the originals that were lost.
They're close..but not exact.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A work in Progress.

Occasionally I like to show some of my it 'progresses'.

While I was without my computer
I did a lot of sketching...
this is one of those sketches
that I am currently 'painting'
in Photoshop.

I'm not sure what I'll do with the background...
but it is a bit different than what
I've been doing lately.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010