Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Here are Some Things....

...that are on my mind, as I'm still gearing up for an Etsy store....

#7. Makes my heart hurt.

That's all for now.  Gotta go paint!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Girl Talk

What can I say?
I am super lucky to get to have girlie brunches with the following lovely ladies: Anabela, Celine, Melinda and Nikki.  I look so forward to each and every time we get together - it's like Chirstmas. 

This time, we went to Delux...

We started with the conch fritters and donuts, then there was the cuban brunch, duck confit hash, and french toast with bananas in dulce de leche, chantilly and maple syrup,  just to name a few.....mmmm......

Had to take some pics of Nikki's amazing "Galaxy" nails and the awesome E.T. on her bike....

Wonderful goodies from the ladies... carrot and cardamom jam from Melinda, "Girlie Brunch" CD from Nikki, and pouch and thimble souvenirs from Asia from Celine....

Thank you so much girls! 

I love you all! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Gearing Up

The process has been slow, but I will be opening an Etsy shop very soon (eeek! *fingers crossed*).

I know this is not a big deal to a lot of people, but it's a lot more work than I've realized...and as a creative person, I am sadly not much of a business person.  Perhaps setting everything up and the planning aspect takes more time than anything, especially when I'm super impatient with myself. *sigh*

So here's to all you artists out there, who sell your art, crafts, and publications - I salute you.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Another Aberfoyle Antiques Sunday

A treasure hunt in the rain...

and in the sunshine...

Hope your weekend was fun-filled. ;)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

* Overwhelmed *

How does one begin to thank someone else for the most beautiful collection of goods?

This is how I am currently feeling, as I received the following from Martin as part of our package exchange...

SOVA magazine - brilliant and flawless:

Artists featured include Jill Willcott...

Julea Dichte...

and Leo Tage-Hansen.

Polaroids of the goodies...

Tack så mycket, Martin!
Tack så mycket, Martin!

Tack så mycket igen, Martin!!!
Umm, somehow, I think I got the better part of the exchange! ;)


Monday, May 16, 2011

Famous German Zoo Animals (Hall of Fame) -- Matryoshka Dolls ~ Set 5

Here's my 5th set, a tribute to "famous" zoo animals in Germany. ;)

Rough sketches/guidelines:


Base coat:

Rough outlines:

Painting in progress (outines and what not):

Varnished (multiple views):

Homemade card:

Personalized message:

 Auf wiedersehen!

Friday, May 13, 2011

--|-- Transition --|--

New projects are now underway...

...and this thing called change has been a long time coming.  It's an exciting and scary time, with lots to do, new things to figure out, and to learn....

...and I hope Fig Newton is as happy and as excited as I am for what is to come.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend. ;)