Tuesday, November 27, 2012

getting ready for the holidays :)

My most favorite time of the year :) When nights are longer and it's chilly outside (not really the case this year, here in Greece) but anyways.. I'm hopeful abt the weather, that is...
I love the holidays, decorating the house but most of all, Christmas to me is baking :) and although it's still kinda early, I was looking through my cookie cutters and was inspired to make ornaments using my artwork.
I made these out of clay and glitter, lots of it!! I am in a glitter mode, making everything sparkly and shiny! I say do anything to make you smile :) if its glitter, then use it. There....huge smile!  It has been a difficult year for me, struggling with hard decisions and big changes in my life...but I'm a postive person and my art has kept me afloat most of the time, I can see the rainbow at the end of the tunnel..and I'm almost there :) 
On a lighter note, my prints are being well received and have sold quite a few this past week, so that is making me smile, big time :))  Isn't it wonderful when we sell our art?!  To see that it brings happiness to others?..
Thank you for listening, my friend. I am grateful for you!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

one of a kind prints

Finally in my shop!
 I've been wanting to make my art more affordable and have been brainstorming on how to offer these ready to hang. I love the idea of wooden blocks, but the weight of wood would add to shipping costs, so I came up with this idea of wrapping on a lightweight canvas!
I got together with a local graphic artist and had the whole project done by a professional :)
 I'm so happy with the way they turned out. They are a bit larger than the original paintings and look fantastic! I had them professionally printed on textured paper and then added subtle hints of glitter, stamps and crayon, making each one unique!
Hope you like :)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

happy november :)

November..already?.. It feels like summer was just a few weeks ago.. and still feels like it here. I'm still able to paint out on the balcony :) it only gets chilly in the evenings.
Hope you are doing well, my friend.
I have been working on a new altered book. I found this old childrens' book and been having so much fun with it, I just can't put it down!
Have a great month! oh wow! Christmas is just around the corner!!