Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Three Purple Hippos

 What else is there to say?.......Yup, three purple hippos.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Oh Canada!!...Oh yes I did!!!!

I found this dresser in the second hand store..bought it for $25...not bad. I needed a small dresser for my son's room and this one caught my eye and the price was right. Notice the lovely patina and no legs....YUCK!!

Anyhow, got out my paint brushes and went at it and I must say I am very happy with the results. The whole thing is handpainted by me and my son loves it. I might have to keep this one even after he moves out(in a few years) it should age really well. Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Well it's done...and let's just say I'm ready to move on to my next project.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Work In Progress II

I put two pictures in this post because I don't think the first one showed much progress. It felt like I had worked on it for awhile but it didn't represent the work I had put into it. Sometimes I feel like I've been painting forever but my artwork doesn't seem to echo the effort some days.

It's coming along.....I can see all kinds of things I don't like..rats!! This could take a little more time than I had planned. It's one of the largest pieces of art I've done...16" x 12". Okay back at it....I'll probably post one more, then the finished piece...this could take awhile!!! LOL

Friday, December 31, 2010

Work in Progress I

Lots more to do, but I'm happy so far. Still needs some work on the background but I think I know where I'm going with it........I just need the paint to cooperate ;=)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Back In The Saddle

Okay.........it's been ages since I've posted...babies have been born, buildings have been built..yada,yada,yada..

Anyhooo this is my latest project...it's a drawing of a fairy..don't cha know. I am really enjoying this subject matter.  I love fantasy art and there are so many that do it better than I...but like I said, I'm having fun. A few seem to sell along the way which is always a good thing. I've done a few commission pieces since my last post, so it's not like I've totally deserted my paint brush.

I think I might keep this one going on my blog as a WIP...we'll see.

I've been keeping up with everyone else's work that I follow on line, and I must say some lovely work is going on.

Christmas was great....got both my boys cell phones. You should have seen the "look of stupid" on their faces when their Dad and I had the phones ring under the tree while they were still wrapped! Priceless!!!

Hubby takes off to Barbados on New Years day to see his family for a couple of weeks. It won't be that great a visit as he will be seeing his nephew for probably the last time. His nephew was diagnosed with ALS a year and a half ago....so sad. He is in good spirits though and seeing his fav Uncle will be good medicine. 

So...I went back to work at my parttime job today...it's in retail...at a very well known Canadian department store....and let me just say, the "good will shine" has officially come off the holidays!!!! Fiesty shoppers out there people ...needing some drugs or alcohol or both!!!

I'll sign off on this post and hopefully get another pic up with this piece of art further along...and remember shoppers....there is no death in retail...at least not yet!!! ;=)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Fairy Sketch

Thought I'd throw this sketch up...not sure where I'm going with it..we'll see.

I started a few projects but then with my usual brilliance...sliced my finger open with an exacto knife while I was packaging some art to send off...I wonder if they'll notice the blood on the package - maybe they'll assume I truly suffer for my art (and....no I didn't really send it with blood on it). I did go to the doc and I remember telling her I'd rather give birth to a third child right there and then, than have her poke at it....hurt like a b#tch!!

So finger is healing nicely and I'm back in the saddle again...drawing and painting. It's worth a mention that I had to keep the cut dry...sooooo, no dish washing for me - much to my sons horror!!

Now don't leave me a bunch of pity comments about my booboo...I have survived and milked this puppy for all it's worth...did I mention the tetanus shot??????

Moving on......maybe I'll post this one when it's done and.......maybe I won't.