Thursday, August 9, 2012

New art boxes and hello, it's been almost a year.

 So my kids have grown like weeds and they are even bigger now then this picture.  I totally lost my focus for blogging but had an urge to do so today.  Time sure does fly when you are busy busy with two kids.

 I have been working on these new fabric on wood boxes.  They are all 12" x 12" and do not need to be framed. I have been having such a good time making them and I just got my hands on 6 more blank ones!  With school starting right around the corner I am anxious to have a little more time to make new work. 

 "Watchful" can be found here in my Etsy shop

 "Gathering Black Birds" can be found here!

 This one is SOLD but is named "Lost at Sea" and is being sold  as 8.5" x 11" archival prints in my shop
"Protected" was the first of the boxes and is also SOLD but in archival print as well.

So until next time have a great rest of the Summer!

Monday, October 31, 2011

2012 Calendars are in!

Happy Halloween everyone! Here is London and his pumpkin before we carved it. So sweet he took it everywhere.

It's that time of year again and my handful of 2012 calendars are in. I try to pick some of my favorite images from the past year and I have to admit I really do love this one!

You can find them in my etsy shop HERE.

I need to be a better blogger as always but life always seems to be so busy. My 10 month old is mobile now and into everything and when she does nap I am outside with London. I know I will miss these days someday. They sure do seem to be slipping away fast. In fact my infant is not so infant anymore. At 10 months she is getting her molars in??? What???

Off to finish handing out Halloween candy and waiting for London and his Daddy to get back from trick or treating, so I can hear all about it!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wow is it sure hot here these days. This can be a good thing for me b/c we have been staying put a little bit more then normal which lets me get a little bit of art done! Here is a brand new piece from my "Gathering Girls" series. She is 24" x 24" and I really think she is my new favorite. I was reluctant to add a barn in the background but at my husbands suggestion I did and I am so glad it worked out for the best. She is also suppose to be carrying an old school coleman lantern, which is what she is putting the fireflies in!
Gathering Fireflies can be found HERE in my Etsy shop!

Here is another new one with that same line from the song "Ruby Love" by Cat Stevens. I adore this song and listen to it daily!
You can find this little one HERE.

And another new "Gathering girl". She is 12" x 11 7/8" and is named Gathering Firewood. She can be found HERE.

Here is a custom portrait of two grey and white Italian Greyhounds.

Here are my little munchkins, they love playing with each other!

And here is a recent picture of me, I don't take many anymore. lol

I hope you all are surviving the heat. I have a few other custom pieces I am going to be working on soon. I will try to share them as I make them (or in one big batch post!). Stay cool!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Oh the Hotness of Summer

It has been a HOT and a busy summer so far. I did an outdoor show last weekend. The sun was shining and I met some fabulous folks. Actually one that lives on my block and is also an artist. This is crazy b/c the show was in Charlotte across town, I always say you just never know who you might meet!

Here is my booth set up. My dear friend Courtney of Floradora Inc. made me this awesome table clothe. I tried to make things a bit more rustic with chalkboard painted jars, twigs, an old wooden box, picnic basket and burlap!

Now onto all the art I have been busy making. This piece below was a big commission piece. It was 18" x 24" and we never gave it a name. lol

The above piece is also a bigger one and is in my shop here. It is 24" x 30 and is titled "You are my Sky Above".

I have been back into making "Gathering girls". The one above has sold but I do have some archival prints of "gathering fireflies" here.

Below is a new Gathering girl name "Gathering- Plums". I have no listed her yet as I am saving her for an upcoming show (read below to find out more about the "Shop for Shelter" show coming up soon).

Below is another new piece called "Light on in the Dark" you can find it in my Etsy shop here.

And finally here is another new piece called "Purple Flower Sun" and you can find it here!

Here are my little ones playing. Roxy is now 6 months old and 17 pounds (love those little baby rolls). London is 4 1/2 and busy as a bee these days. What an imagination he has on him! :)

And finally I would love to invite any of you who are local to a great show I have been helping to set up. It is called "Shop for Shelter" and is coming up on Thursday June 30 from 5-10pm. We will be selling art and also raising money for United Family Services, new battered Women's Shelter. This event is going to be amazing.
The show will be in the model/showcase home in Longview Country Club in Waxhaw.
The address of the show is
8908 Longview Country Club Drive
Waxhaw, NC 28173

Here is the link to our events page on Facebook!
Read over everything carefully and I hope to see you there!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Mothers day and more...

We have been very busy around here lately. From hosting Mother's day (which took me a few days to clean the house to get it ready) to keeping up with a teething baby and a very active 4 yr old. I have been able to squeeze in some art and even a few more custom piece here and there. I am still working on a bigger custom piece that is still in my head but here is a little one that I finished not too long ago. It will be the blog banner for my clients blog. Fun huh!

I made a new Mountain House piece called Mountain House under Stars, and you can find it in my shop HERE. I just love the rich colors in this one and I think this might become a new theme for me...lots of rustic pieces to come!

We had family and friends over for Mother's Day and had a blast with lots of good food and the celebrations of mothers. Here is London with one of his favorite playmates (who moved away about a year ago but was in town for the weekend). Him and Bella ran up and down the halls playing tag, what fun!

Here is Scott and Roxy, there is no denying who her Daddy is, do they not look so alike in this picture?

And here is Roxy asleep on Granddaddy as always. He has the touch and anytime they watch her for me when I come to pick them up she is always asleep on her Granddaddy. Too funny.

Here is Uncle Nate (my brother) and his wife Aunt Ginger holding Miss. Roxy. Love this shot of them!

New Little Pink Cupcake the shop Here.

Camping is a big topic in our house. Scott camped out with London in the back yard a few weekends ago for his very first camp out. Here is one of our many many tents set up in the den for London. Look who likes to camp out with him (Ms. Dessa).

It has become tradition that at the end of the school year I make a piece for London's teacher. This year I found out that his wonderful 3yr/o class room teacher Mrs. Tammy loves Callalillies. So I went to work and here is what I came up with. I may offer prints of this one soon in my etsy shop.

Roxy is 5 months old today and just this week I gave her solids for the first time. She has done really well but here are a couple funny shots from her first tastes. Too cute and reminds me how fast they grow up.

Summer has officially begun here as London had his last day of 3 y/o preschool. What is a mom to do with no breaks. Well we have joined a neighborhood pool a few neighborhoods away. We bought a plastic pool for the back porch. We will continue with swim lessons (as London is quite the little swimmer). And I guess just try to stay cool. Hopefully I will get some art made somewhere in there, probably at night after the kids are in bed, but that's ok. Looking forward to sleeping in, if only I could tell the kids that is a good idea. haha

Friday, April 15, 2011

I'm still here...

I know it only takes a few minutes of my time but sometimes life swirls around me so fast a few minutes are hard to spare. After being very sick with mono and strep almost the entire month of March I am finally back to making some art. It was just a little break, right?

Here are 2 new custom pieces I have finished in the last week. The top one is called "The Guardian" and features a very protective raven. Loved making this piece and I have to say he is my very first raven!

This sweet piece is another custom piece for a wonderful return customer. She always has the best ideas about what she wants and I have so much fun illustrating them!
This piece features the Archer (the name of her son) constellation in the night sky. There are fireflies buzzing about as well as they gaze up. The name of the piece is "You can't take the sky from me" with I just adore!

And now for something even cooler, I am a member of a super awesome treasury team on Etsy and they have interviewed me on our blog.
Come stop by and give me a shout if you can! Read my interview HERE!

Back to life, and hopefully I will be back here soon!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I've been busy

At least I feel like I have been busy. The next four pieces are all ones I made while in the hospital on bed rest. Since I sat there most of the time by myself (other then the nurses coming in to check every few hours and family and friends who visited) I needed something to pass the time.
This piece is part of my Gathering Girl series and is called "Gathering Icicles"- you can find the original HERE in my Etsy shop. My favorite thing about this piece is that the mittens and hat I made from this tiny scrap of vintage fabric a friend gave me at an art show we did the the beginning of Nov. She is a quilter and thrives on vintage fabrics (and she has some good ones). It feels nice to put a little life back into a tiny piece she had leftover.

At that same show in November I sold the last few of my originals with owls. I thought it might be time to make some more.
This one is called "Looking Back" and can be found HERE in my Etsy shop.
I had so much fun making that one I did another similar one.

This one is a little more playful and is called "Moonlight Games", you can find it HERE.

This is the first one I made while in the hospital and a friend snatched it up right away. I just love it though so I am offering it in 8.5 x 11 archival prints HERE. It is named "Dance under a Mysterious Moon".

We have a wonderful , super happy, thick and heavy kitty named Woody. This is a portrait of him and the first piece I have made since being home from the hospital and after having Roxy.
That makes is special to me. lol
"Stripes are Nice" - in my Etsy shop HERE.

And now to my first custom piece since this past summer. Being pregnant does something too me and I had no desire to make custom pieces. Actually it was just too much pressure on me, but happy to say I am back to lovin making them! yay

This one is so special as it was commissioned by the sister-law of a friend of mine from college. I don't want to say too much more b/c I am not sure when their baby shower is and this is a gift for their little girl who is due soon. Super happy with how it turned out. It features the first verse from Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" song. It was so inspiring and really made me love what I do all over again. (Bring on the commission piece!!!!)

I made this one over the weekend. I just had this image in my head of a little hippy girl playing guitar and singing. Where the chandelier and orchid came from I am not sure but they just felt right. lol
"Hippy Girls Song" - can be found HERE - she is 10" x 12"

Life is settling in back to normal and that makes me happy. Play dates, artwork, cooking again...good stuff!