Thursday, March 24, 2011

Did someone say SALE?

Hey everyone!  I thought I'd do another celebration today to celebrate getting 100 blog followers, AND  hitting 400 Facebook Fans!!  Woo Hoo!  As a thank you, I'm running a SALE in my Etsy store. Please stop by and see if there is anything you like.  :)

If you want to buy anything, just use this coupon code LUVMYFANS at checkout and you will get 20% off your purchase!  

I'll be running this sale until April 1st, so hurry up and shop!! 

Okay here is the shop link...

http://www.etsy.com/shop/mfauss?ref=si_shop


Hope to see you there!




Thursday, March 17, 2011

Babies, blogs, paintings, and fears.

Oh boy.  As if I needed yet another reason to stay on the internet and suck up all my time. I just discovered the world of "mommy blogs".  Since I'm about to be a mother, today I got the brilliant idea to join some mom groups, and check out some cool mom blogs. 

Well.  It's been a few hours, and I'm still reading.  Yikes!  I really really should be working or cleaning tonight, but I managed to waste so much time, that now I have no desire to wash dishes, vacuum, do the laundry, tweet, list any new products, read Etsy forums, or paint.  All I want to do is find more blogs to entertain me, and watch Get Smart.  Gosh I'm getting lazy in the 3rd trimester.   Holy Moly, it's the 3rd trimester already!!  I can not believe how fast time flew.  I keep thinking I have many more months to go, yet I only have a couple.  

And here's something interesting about me, most of you probably don't know.  I've had a life long fear of hospitals.  I mean really fearful, like I don't like looking at them even.  Yet, in June I will be staying in one!  Oh my goodness, I just can't believe it, but unless I'm lucky enough to have a very quick birth on the way to the big scary building I really can't get out of it.  I went in the other day to see where I'm supposed to check in, and got my forms but that was all I was all I could do for the day.  I'm hoping to acclimate myself to them before the big day. 

At least at the end of my hospital visit in June, I'll get a prize!  As the time draws closer and closer, I'm super duper scared, but at the same time, I'm really looking forward to meeting our little girl.  I really think we will have a good time together, and I absolutely cannot wait to dress her in all the cool clothes we bought.  :)  But I was a little bummed when I found out they don't draw until a few years old. Poo.  I was totally looking forward to arts and crafts time.  I really really hope she likes getting messy too like with paints, because If I end up having a mini Felix Unger on my hands, I don't know what I'll do.  Only time will tell. 

btw the elephant painting you see above, is Elinor. A mixed media 12x12 painting on canvas.  She may or may not be related to Ellie.  And the original Ellie lives in New York now, so they don't get to see each other like they should.  :)  And, if you don't already know this, Elinor can be found kicking it over on Etsy .

And thanks again to all you guys who participated in my giveaway.  I'll be sending prizes out soon.  Some I need to make, like the necklace, but I'm hoping to get the print, cards, and postcards out tomorrow. 


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Giveaway Winners!!

Well I'm so sorry It's taken this long to announce the winners.  I just haven't been home much, and I had to wait a bit for my husband to be able to edit the video showing my trusty studio assistant picking out the names.  He was a little less cooperative this time, and it took quite a while for him to finally get around to business, but eventually he did.  Check out the video to see who won...


video

Congratulations to those who won, and thank you all for participating!! 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Giveaway

Alright the giveaway is officially over, and I will be announcing winners, either today or tomorrow.  My studio assistant was a little uncooperative yesterday, and it took FOREVER to get a good video which my husband will edit hopefully soon, then I'll post and contact each winner.  :) 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Giveaway Time!!!

Oh boy, I'm really feeling generous right now, and I haven't had a giveaway in quite some time, so I think it may be time for another, what do you think??

So here's how it will work. 

First place will receive a giclee print of their choice!!

Just pick any collage/painting in my Etsy shop (click Etsy and it will take you there) that you would like a print of.  Make sure you search the original section too, because not all paintings are listed as prints yet, so if you want for instance, a print of Frida the Fish, you won't see her yet in the print section, but she is still available of course! Just post in the comments section which one you want.

Second place will receive a necklace of their choice!!

Again just go to my Etsy store and pick out what image you would like as a necklace and post it in the comments.  

Third Place will receive a set a greeting cards!!



Fourth  Place will get a complete set of postcards!!



So there will be a total of 4 winners!

All you need to do is go to my Esty store and pick out an image for a print, and a necklace, and leave a comment on the blog telling me which ones you would like if you were to win.

If you advertise this giveaway on Facebook leave a comment here telling me,  and you will have another chance at winning. 

Same thing for Twitter, tweet this giveaway, and  you get another chance!  Just be sure to leave me a comment here on the blog so I know to enter you in again. 

It's quite possible my handy assistant will be helping me pick winners again.  It just depends on how lazy he is that day.  :)



That's all there is to it.  Giveaway will end next Friday March 11th! 

Good luck to you!























2 new paintings and an artists spotlight!

I have two new paintings to show you today, I couldn't blog yesterday so you get a two for one deal today! 

The painting to the left is Harriet the Ballerina, and she is done on 12x12 canvas.  Of special interest to those who like sparkle, are her little toe shoes, hair bow, and tutu.  They are painted and embellished with pink glitter.  :) 

My next painting is Frida the Fish.  After naming her, I realized too late, that many people, especially artists may think that I painted a Fish to look like Frida the artist, but that isn't so of course, it's just the first girls F name that came to mind, and I couldn't get it out of my head.



This little fish came as a surprise to me, as I was actually making a background for my pig painting, but as I was adding more and more blues and greens, I realized it looked like water.  Well I just had to make a fish after that, and here she is. 

Both of these ladies can be found dancing and swimming around my Etsy shop, so be sure to head over if you are interested in giving them a new home.  :)

In other news, after spending all day Sunday and Monday  organizing and doing business related things, I did manage to paint a bit both of those nights.  I'm hoping tonight will be the same.  It seems I'm forming a bit of a habit now, and that is to do business/computer stuff in the day and paint late afternoon and night.  It's working out so far, and I'm trying to stop feeling guilty for spending my days on the computer.  It's just something that needs to be done apparently when you are trying to run a business and market yourself.

I think my name is slowly making it's away into the cyber world and a few of my pieces have been featured in treasuries this week, and also a couple blog posts.  In one case I was in the artists spotlight, which was really fun!  You can find that post over at Renee Mak's blog Fuss it Up Designs  she is a fellow Etsian and you can find her at her  Etsy shop Fuss it Up! . She has some really great jewelery and mixed media art to look at.  Definitely stop by and say hello. 

Okay that's all for today, must get back to work!  Have a great day!