Thursday, January 26, 2006

Illustration Friday - Cat

I used a photo of our cat for this art squared.

That is Bart - the best cat ever... and the most beautiful one.

I had a headache yesterday, so I needed to rest a bit. I think that he always feels when someone is not feeling well, and comes to rescue. Here is what he did to help me relax:

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Hydrangeas & dragonflies

Played with some muted colors and textures. Painted on 4 x 4 canvases with acrylics.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Hana's cards

My daughter bought her first ice skating dress with the money she earned selling her original cards on eBay. I was so happy to see that none of my friends bid on her cards - all unknown people that liked her colorful world.

I guess it's time for a new ice skating dress, because she asked me to put these cards up for bidding. I have my favorite and I'm almost sure that that one will get bids, we'll see about the rest of them. If you'd like to see bigger pictures click here. Although bids are appreciated (as always) I ask you not to bid if you're not collecting art cards and if these don't really speak to you. She'll get her new dress anyway :-)

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Monday, January 16, 2006

More Wish Birds.....

Stayed up late to play with my papers and colors. More of the Wish Bird series... Three wishful ACEOs chirping here on eBay.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Illustration Friday - E is for........Earth

Mom's sketches

This is how my mother makes the time go faster on long flights. I love looking at her sketches... and I always wonder why she doesn’t carry a proper sketch book and pencil rather than any flimsy note book and any pencil she finds in her bag.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

My mom is finally here! Will it mean more or less artwork from me in the next 6 weeks I don't know, but I'm looking forward to spend as much time with her as I can. :-)

Monday, January 9, 2006

New ACEO. Universal story. Too many sad things, too many tears. Poem from a lovely antique book; acetate overlays, ink, stamps, skeleton leaf...
It's on eBay. Click HERE if you want to be transported there.

Friday, January 6, 2006

Tried a new technique!!!!!

I painted roses on a canvas... It has a very textured background and it called for something to be added... so, I thought that it would be a perfect opportunity to finally try the "Peeling paint" technique from Caudine Helmuth's book "Collage Discovery Workshop".
That was so scary!!! I love the results....
Here is the original painting:

Then the first part of the technique.... when you think that everything is destroyed:

And the result:

Just as the name says - peeling paint! I'll play with it again soon.

It is in my store on etsy.... in case someone likes it and wants it.

Thursday, January 5, 2006

Surprise for my sister

My sister said she liked this little art squared piece I recently made, but remarked that she would love to have it on the wall and not in some album. So I created a similar one on an 8" x 8" canvas. There are some positive words, skeleton leaves, flowers... going through the blue/purple metallic hair. Why not? Like the crazy color wasn't enough...

I think that my sister doesn't read my blog... and she better not because this is a surprise.

Tuesday, January 3, 2006

Wish Birds

This is the time when we all have wishes for ourselves and for others, so I painted/collaged some wish birds. These are ACEO/ATC-s (2.5" x 3.5").

Monday, January 2, 2006

Website update

I added journals to the shop on my website. Some of them sold already, so I'm waiting to receive some feedback and see if they are well received.

Click on the title to see them.

Sunday, January 1, 2006

New Year

Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on,
with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
~Hal Borland

That's kind of the way I feel about it... but I pretend to be excited and try not to ruin the fun for others. As for the next quote... last year I started some habits that made me happier. I hope to build on them this year, and all the following years.

Many people look forward to the new year
for a new start on old habits.
~Author Unknown