This is Penelope. She is a ghost. Her favorite season is Spring. On the first day of Spring she couldn't wait to go outside to find something fun to do.
First, she played a little tennis, but soon she got really hot. Next, she decided to go for a dip in the pond so she could cool off.
Suddenly, out of no where, a hand reached out to grab her!
As she spun around to see who it was, she saw a terrible man behind her trying to kill her! He was screaming, "I hate ghosts! Get back here you little spook!"
Thursday, February 28, 2008
I am featured on Jak's Random Art's blog. Here's the link: http://jakrandomart.blogspot.com/
This is the first time I have been featured on someone's blog, so I'm really excited about it. What makes it even more exciting is that I love their work, too! She makes these bracelets out of recycled vinyl. Click the pictures to go to her shop. I love to share the love! Don't you?
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
No this is not a post about the Academy Awards...
It's the winner of the Free Give Away!
Her description of the picture was: "Me and my gaggle. We intimidate."
Hell yeah we do!
Not only did she have a great description of my picture, but she also makes beautiful jewelry!
Here's a link to her blog as well.
Thank you to all who participated. It was fun, and I plan to do it again soon!
It's as blue as my favorite shoes! Oh, how I adore these shoes. I got them from Buffalo Exchange in Austin. I walked into the store and felt a magnetic pull on me. I followed the magnetism straight to the back of the store where these little beauties were winking at me and begging me to make them mine. MMwah! I love you shoes.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
I recently posted about some sketches I planned on breathing new life into, since they'd been neglected in my sketchbook for quite some time. Well, my plan to motivate myself via my blog is working and I'm midway through a painting based on one of the sketches I had previously posted. Here are some images of how it's going. The finished product shouldn't be too much longer!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
So, a while back I posted a blog about my favorite poem, Walking On Worms, by Richard Behm. Today when I was reading some of my comments, I had a comment from him! He had come across my blog and said he was delighted to see his poem on my page! He also complimented my art, in particular the drawing I did to illustrate his poem. I am so excited about this! I mean, I was simply sharing a beautiful poem with my readers, and low and behold, a connection with the actual poet was made!
Ahhh, the wonders of the world wide web.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
I just found these little rings on ETSY and I think they are adorable! I've not seen anything else like these, especially the way you can mix and match them to wear as sets! Very original and very desirable!! Artisan, Wai-Lian, goes by the name Soop in her shop. I wish I could collect them all!!!
Saturday, February 16, 2008
I've recently been revisiting old sketchbooks, partially out of nostalgia, and partially to breath some life into old, forgotten ideas. Sketchbooks are there to record ideas, yet often I spend more time going forward in them with new ideas, and less time going back to allow the old ideas to grow. So I decided to post a few of my sketches as motivation to do something with them. Be looking for what may soon evolve!
Friday, February 15, 2008
I used to make these sculptures. I called them "The Exotic Women of TaTa Island". They are made of Sculpey, so unfortunately, they were rather fragile for their size. I sold them for a while in New Orleans, and did pretty well with them. Then one day, a careless person cutting through the shop just to get from one street to the other ran into my display case and broke all 8 of the sculptures I had on display. It was very upsetting to me, as he had no way to pay for them and not to mention their sentimental value to me. After that, I haven't made another one. It's weird how something like that can have such an effect on me. Anyway...I thought I'd at least show them off a little, for old times sake.
So, for the past few months I've been learning a lot more about networking through sites such as ETSY, Flickr, Blogging, Stumbledupon, etc. and I am finding it to be quite addictive! It is so entertaining to be able to contact other artists and crafters and celebrate what we doo. I find the communities I'm involved in to be very helpful and equally as excited as I am. It's funny because, I haven't even gotten many sales yet from all of this, but I've discovered that I don't mind so much, because I'm still having so much fun discovering new people and ideas!
Holla if you agree!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
The Black Apple is truly one of my favorite artists on Etsy. She has created a world of beautiful, strange, sorrowful, and adorable people! Each of her pictures transports you to a different time and place. Her characters are timeless, and although they sometimes appear to be lonely or sad, they are so beautiful that you want to run up and hug them and be their best friend! Look for a link to her blog in my list of links!
Friday, February 8, 2008
I've been a myspace friend of this artist for a long time now, but I just discovered that she is a fellow etsian. She makes the most amazing shoes! I drool over them! And from what I understand, that's ok, because her designs are waterproof! I also discovered that she makes art outside of her fantastic shoe lines. I love you Miss Bunny!!