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something new, well sort of

Hello and Happy Saturday! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.

I just listed a bunch of new work on Etsy. They are new to etsy, but you have seen them here before…

Until next time:)

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w.i.p.: expressive figures, the end

So, here is the final expressive figure painting of the group.

Maybe next week I will have something new for you…

No, I will. Maybe there will even be pictures of the Awesome Vacation I just got back from???


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wip: expressive figures pt 3

So on to the third of these itty bitty expressive figure paintings. I got the inspiration for these figures from a pack of vintage photos I bought on Etsy. And I am starting to think, that might be one of the best ways to do it:)

I love painting like this!

Until later:)

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w.i.p.: expressive figures pt 2

And I’m back!

And like promised, I have more expressive figure paintings to share.

So, here we are:

What a colorful couple! Can you tell I am excited for summer?

Sorry for the quick post, but I gotta run. Have a wonderful day!


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wip: expressive figures pt 1

So, I know I said I was ready to begin painting that one painting, you know the one, again. Truth is, I don’t know if I ever will be.

I started out thinking I would challenge myself to paint is as photo realistially as possible.

But, I can’t stand painting photo realistically.

The few times I have tried, I nearly pulled my hair out. And this is no exception. I think I may re-paint that dreaded painting it a way I am more comfortable with. But that will have to wait.

Here is a little painting I did while avoiding work on the big bad one. I did a few of these, so I will be sharing them over the next few weeks.

So, here is the first.

It was such a relief painting so loosely. I get so wound up painting the “other way”.  But at least I have learned my limits.

Until next time friends!

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wip: painting for fun

As you may remember, I was working on a rather large painting and getting very very very very frustrated. So I took a break. I still wanted to paint, just not that painting.

This is what I have finished/ begun since.

Remember this one? Here it is.

And just for fun, I started this. It is all of 5 by 5 inches and there is no pressure.

There you are friends!

I will be back Friday:)


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works in the works and works finished

Hello Everyone! It’s Friday! And I love it!

But at the same time, it is one day closer to Monday. And I am going back to Starbucks on Monday. Oh! NO! A “Real Job”! AHHHHHHHHH! And while I know I will do fine, I know the job (I worked there for 4 years after all), I am nervous of the time squeeze it will put on everything else…. I will just have to figure it out huh:)

Let’s just look forward to the weekend. This Saturday, I am meeting some of my fellow New Mexy Etsy Team members. That ought to be exciting! I will post more info about the Team and photos of our meet next week…

What do you have planned for the weekend that you are stoked about? I would love to hear:)

So on to paintings… I have finished some and nearly finished some. And here they are.

I am calling this one finished, even though I still need to sigh it. I painted over the carved wood, you can see it here, with more transparent layers of paint that look really neat in person.

This one is almost finished. I am going to darken some of the darks and lighten some of the highlights to make it *pop*.  Otherwise, il est fini!

And finally, this one needs just a few touches here and there, but then I am going to leave it alone.

That’s it!  I will be back on Monday with a new DIY.

Enjoy your weekend.

P.S. and if you missed me this week, here are the posts:

DIY: bibliophile’s party shoes

Five Faves: Reclaimed Wood

Work in Progress

Thursday’s Treasury




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my little corner of the web

First off,  I want to say thank you everybody for the overwhelming response I’ve had to Monday’s post. I really didn’t expect to get that many hits! So, thank you.

Also, I have finally gotten around to doing a minor “revamp” to my Etsy shop, in addition to adding a few new things, see…

Bear and Salmon Predator/Prey

Fox and Sparrow Shadowbox

And in a post of Shameless Self Promotion (it is my blog isn’t it? :)), I figured I would celebrate Monday’s DIY post‘s success AND my Etsy shop hitting the 100 heart mark with a coupon. That’s right, a discount. Until Monday (when I have another DIY popping up), enter “100Hearts” at checkout and receive 15% off your order. Because I love you!

Have a great and wonderful rest of your day!

Oh and while I am at it, maybe you wanna stop by and “Like” my Facebook page??? Huh?


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sketchbook project finished. voila.

I did it. I didn’t slack. I finished it ALL.

Last Thursday, I sat down and plowed through the last 5 blank pages in my Sketchbook for the Sketchbook Project. See?

And guess what else? I already shipped it.

Look at me go!

Have a wonderful day and I will be back tomorrow. I am working on a couple more DIY’s to share, so cross your fingers they turn out:)


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a few more pages

Mmmm. Tea.

I love tea. Especially when it is steamy, spicy and orangey. There is nothing like it when it is both cold AND windy outside. I can’t stand wind. I take it as a personal affront when it sneaks up on me and musses my hair.

But that is neither here nor there. What I am really here to share are a few more pages from my Sketchbook Project. Hopefully I will finish it today, or maybe in my laziness I will *forget* to do the last few pages. Oh, come on. I doubt I am the only person doing the project to think that.

Here are the lovebirds I keep on doing. What a sweet motif.



Well I am off to finish my tea and get some work done. Until tomorrow!

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