Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"Essie Car Go"

Just wanted to introduce my latest painting!   This is "Essie" the snail, short for "Essie Car Go", but don't worry she won't end up on anyone's dinner plate, thanks to her wide innocent eyes and friendly smile, no one can bear to punish her for eating all the pretty flowers in the garden. 

Kind of like the banana slugs in my garden, they constantly munch my flowers but are so cute I feel sorry for getting mad at them, and of course I let them stay.  Total pushover I know.  :)

Anyway some of you may remember her as work in progress pic a couple months ago on Facebook.  At that time all I had done was the shell and background. She's been waiting and waiting in my studio  for me to finish her, because I couldn't decide if I liked her background or not, but after decorating it with bright yellow flowers, I decided it could work after all.  She's been almost finished for a month, because I've been too busy and maybe a tad lazy to glue the flowers down, well over the past weekend I lit a fire under and butt and actually sat down did it.  Finally she is finished! 

You can find her on Etsy as an original right now.  I will have prints up soon, and most likely postcards, necklaces, and greeting cards, depending on how popular she is. 

Hope you all like her!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sometimes you just have to believe.

Well after a long accidental absence I'm finally back in the art world!  I feel like I missed out on so much these past two months, and I can't wait to catch up with you all, and see what awesome creations you are making. 

Thanks to everyone who left lovely supporting comments to my last post.  I honestly didn't intend to ignore anyone, and I loved and appreciated everyone single comment, so I'm very sorry If I didn't respond to you.  Things should be much more calm these days, so I should have plenty of time to do things properly now.  :)

So our rental is renovated and finally rented, yippee!  That's a huge stress taken off our shoulders.  And frankly I was quite sick of going over there so  it couldn't have happened at a better time.  Now I can play with art!

Which reminds me the picture you see above is the first painting I've done since the rental remodel.  It is a large 30x30 canvas and I just basically had a blast playing with colors and background.  I made it for me, because right now there are things going on in life (which I will talk about another time, but not bad) that made me realize that sometimes you really just need to sit back and believe. Not only in the universe, but in yourself.  I made this painting as a reminder to myself to do just that.  The fact that I made it for me, gave me a lot more freedom to experiment.  Or at least I thought it did.  I didn't worry about how it came out, I just kept putting color on until I felt like stopping.  It sure was a lot of fun!   

I'm selling it as a print, postcard and greeting card.  Not sure about selling the original yet, think I want to keep it around a little longer.  But, today you can buy the Giclee print on Etsy if you are so inclined.   :)  The greeting cards and postcards will come later this week, and I will post them to Etsy then. 

Thanks again for not giving up on me!