Saturday, September 29, 2012

Lino Block Printing

I remember doing lino block printing in high school and thought it was pretty neat back then, but forgot about it. Recently I discovered it again and bought a starter kit to see if it was something that I wanted to pursue more. If you are unfamiliar with lino block printing please click here for more info. That will do a better job of explaining it. Ok so for a few days I thought really hard of what my first design would be. I almost lost sleep over it. Well the first two ideas were a no go so then I said the hay with it and started drawing lines on the lino block and ended up with just a simple design. Nothing fancy here, but I like it and now yes I'm hooked.

It wasn't until I did the first printing that it reminded me of zebra stripes. I will be experimenting with this same design with other colors, different papers and also coming up with other designs. Fancier ones. 

Friday, September 28, 2012

Another One

Here's another aceo drawing. 

And here's an edit on it. 

Happy Friday everyone! Enjoy your weekend. 

A Girl And Her Ghost

Aceo drawing. 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

"The First Leaf"

My latest ACEO drawing. 

"The First Leaf" 
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. 
Done with pencil, colored pencils, markers and multi liner pens. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

More Drawings

I'm still on my drawing kick. 

The last one is a bit different for me and want to experiment more with ones like her. I'm excited to see where it takes me. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Lenny's Nose

My beagle Lenny and his funny nose. 

Look at the curve of that thing. You could go skiing off of it. 

No he wasn't munching on his leg, he just had his mouth resting on it and in return made his nose all goofy looking. Silly dog.    


Sunday, September 23, 2012


I went on a drawing kick yesterday.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Coupon Code!

Happy Fall! Use coupon code FALL25 to get 25% off your purchase in my Etsy shop. Ends Sept. 29th.

Friday, September 21, 2012


Something different. 3 x 3 inch canvas paintings with easels. I really like how they turned out. 

Tomorrow is the first day of Autumn. Bring it on! 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

My Star

I did this 3 x 3 canvas painting yesterday. It's available in my Etsy shop.

"My Star"

Enjoy the rest of your week. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

This Heart

She was calling me to make her. Clay art doll with heart.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Now In The Shop

Just a quick post to show you what's new in my Etsy shop. 

Wood brooches

2 x 2 inch girl canvas painting with easel. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Beach Photos and a Peek

More beach photos.

Anybody lose a flip flop? 

This was inside the lobby of the hotel we stayed at. 

Now here is a peek at some wood brooches I'm working on. The one in the back is sketched up waiting to be painted and the others are almost done. That ghost is scaring me. 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Beach Photos

Here are some more pictures from my trip to the beach last month. Enjoy.

Saturday, September 8, 2012


Hey everyone. Hope you are having a nice weekend. I have two new 3 x 3 inch mini canvas paintings to show you. Check them out.

"Almost Winter" 

I wonder how the view is from that tiny house.

In my last post I mentioned getting more art supplies. Well I picked up more canvases in the same size shown above and also some smaller ones. Oh and got some easels to go with them and some new paint. It all makes me happy. 

But before I work on the canvases I'm going to make some painted brooches and will post pictures of them sometime. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

1 and 2

That would be 1 painting and 2 Dachshund art dolls.

Awww Dachshund found a heart. 3 x 3 inch canvas painting with easel.

Clay Dachshund art dolls.

I started these two cuties a while ago and they were begging me to finish them. 

I might be going on an art supply run sometime today. Happy day! 

Do you get excited about getting new supplies? 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Photos and Art

Oh how I love those two words. Photos and art.

Here are a few, ok only 3, photos from my recent trip to the beach. I took so many photos and it's hard to pick the ones to show here. These caught my eye right away. I'll post more soon. 

I love Sandpipers and think they are so cute.

Now for the art. 

These are my latest 3 x 3 inch canvas paintings. 

I hope this Dachshund can hold onto that pumpkin with those tiny paws.

 I'm off to paint some more canvases that I have sketched up. 

Have a super day and enjoy the rest of the week.