Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Dinner at autentic Mexican Restaurant/ spring flowers in the garden

California is know for it's plentiful and diversified food. There are restaurants for hundreds of types of cuisine and it's relatively easy to find the authentic stuff. I took my parents, once again for a night out to eat (hey, I'm newly single, in a new town, so who else to hang out with than my cool parents.)

This time we had authentic Mexican cuisine, not to be confused with Tex Mex kinda stuff. This is a neighborhood shanty which gives you such incredibly large portions, we brought back home 3 huge doggie bags with us.

Spring is coming and pretty fast...

Our Japanese garden is full of colorful, bursting plum blossoms, tulips, and camilia.

Monday, March 10, 2008

New stuff for my artshop

I have received the most WONDERFUL ultra glossy pocket mirros with real glass mirrors on the reverse. I had a few done by etsy seller dbayou18 and the majority, by http://kittycrossbones.etsy.com who specializes in this type of thng.

They are so pretty and cute, I would like to keep them all! They are pocket mirrors for your purse, with images of my original paintings on them. I sell them for $9 each or two for $16 (a $2 savings) and each comes with its own pouch.

Here are some pics of the mirrors I offer. Hurry because a few are almost gone:

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Commissioned work is egg-actly what I like

Do you all know and love fishbulb500, an etsy buyer who buys tons from many many sellers? Well, Angie has become a very good friend of mine ever since I sold her my original lil humpty dumpty painting. She's a little wacky and cracked, Angie is, even a tad egg-centric, and recently made a request.

"I want a family, my family, to be humptys"


"We are all very 'eggish' looking, so I think it would be swell to have a painting."


Soooo, I have begun working on this egg-cellent project. After sketching it out, I have outlined it with my speedball pen and india ink. Here's how it looks so far:

I will post later after I paint it with watered acrylics. Have an eggs-tra nice day, y'all!

Well, here's the finished painting. I have to see what fishbulb500 says!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

New Work

I really enjoy pen and ink, but it was time to get back into my acrylics on stretched canvas work, especially since a long time ebay customer commissioned another of my garden ladies. She owns about 7 or 8 of my voluptuous ladies with fruit.

This one is for her neice. They are quite fun to paint, but I have to be in the mood, as they require tons of blending with no outlines.

Because she will now have the original, I will be offering prints of "Garden Lady with Peaches" in my etsy shop.

I got so enthusiastic, I did another painting, one very similar to another I sold to her a while back. It's an original and will also go into my etsy shop. "Garden lady with Limes", a pretty Hispanic woman with fruit.

In the next coming days, I plan to expand my trunkt portfolio, by adding all my originals, prints, puppets, and cards.