Friday, August 18, 2017

Art in hearts

Hello, it is Friday already..... time is flying!
I did the 100 day project earlier this year, which for me just means I tried to create a watercolor every day for 100 days. I used the hash tag #100daysofjoyouswatercolor on instagram to post them. I  really just had fun and it wasn't about obligation or forcing myself to create it was about finding the joy in it. I missed a few days here and there but I have kept going after 100 and now I have so much art I haven't posted here on my blog. That is how the rainbow rice, and the fried egg art cane about. And it is also how these heart quotes came about... one piece leads to further exploration just for the sake of exploration!!! Then, you have this large body of work to either ignore, or to pick and choose from as far as which direction to head in next. This lettering has been really fun for me... and I have gotten offers to do wedding gifts (which I will post after the wedding) !
It is all fun stuff!!!! So here are a bunch of the photos.... see you all next week or before!

And here are my designs that I mentioned last week finally on the delivery van!!!! How cool is that?!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Inspiration everywhere

So much beautiful floral inspiration from my yard this year.... if only I had time to paint them all. But I did just complete these floral swags as a commission for a friends website! I can't wait to see them used. Some I did earlier for her business cards are even going on her delivery van! So cool!
Check it out here!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Fried egg art

I am behind on doing the rainbow rice notebook giveaway that I promised but here is the fried egg art I promised.... I do it for all the same reasons I did the rainbow rice....meditative and calming to watch the paint flow in waves of egg shaped lines! Weird I guess, but truly fun!

First one is redwoodwillow handmade paints, second is imlothmelui handmade paints, and lady is Jane Davenport bright watercolors. 

And I can't remember if I posted this......

I don't know why I painted it! Honestly, no idea...... I wasn't hungry and I don't like fried eggs that much at all. They do LOOK cheery though.  

I promise I will do the giveaway soon.  happy paintpartyfriday! 

Friday, July 28, 2017

Rainbow rice

Sorry I have been absent from my blog for awhile. Too distracted I guess, but that's another story. Nothing bad, just changes.  I feel a bit more settled in now and I have sooo much art that you all haven't seen unless you follow me on instagram. I didn't want to just throw it all at you at once so I figured I'd pick out some themes and group them like that. 

So one "type" of painting I have been doing lately is what I have called my rainbow rice paintings. Mostly I have been doing these almost as meditation. They are mindless, mesmerizing and relaxing to paint. A nice way to totally get your mind focused on one thing, and not the thing worrying you! It works for me at least....

I start with a 6 petal pattern but if it goes wonky I don't mind at all. I just let the rice fall ..... 
I had 4 other artists say they tried it and posted pics of their result.... and they all felt the same about doing it as I did. Very calming, just watching paint move on the paper and concentrating on little shapes. 

I also have a notebook with this design on it to give away. Come back after the weekend when I will post the details on how to win! 

And next week I will also try to squeeze in a midweek post with another series of art I have been doing.... fried egg paintings! Really! See you soon!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Addicted to watercolor paints

I didn't plan this.... it just sort of crept up on me... this collecting of watercolor sets! And this can't technically be called a review as I love them all and cannot recommend one over another. The first picture below is a Daler-Rowney travel set I carried everywhere for awhile. It is a good portable size and I love the small brush that came with it. I use that brush even with other paint sets.  

The next set is a set I made up from an empty palette from Michaels and Sakura watercolor tubes that were old and crumbling. The paint is still wonderful and vibrant!! I love the Prussian blue and paynes grey.  

The third set is Jane Davenport's bright watercolor travel set. I love that as well for the cheery bright colors and especially the violets and purples that are not in either prior set. 

 And the last two are handcrafted watercolors, my new obsession. The larger dot card is Redwoodwillow and the small palette I put together from 4 half pans in a mini Altoid tin is from imlothmelui. Both are on Etsy. I am totally enjoying using these earthy colors, and I love both of their sites for photos of paints being ground or mulled. So that is my watercolor stash for now! I recommend them all!!!! 

Happy paint party Friday!

And don't forget you only have  till the 6th to get 50% off anything in my Etsy shop!  Many items will not be relisted after the sale so it will be your last chance.

And a big THANKYOU to those of you that have already taken advantage of the sale and helped me clear out my shop, I can't wait to reorganize and redo it!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Giant sale


I really need to reorganize and update my Etsy shop. After so many years of painting almost daily, the art really piles up. I have been wanting to pull my shop together for awhile, discontinue some of the older stuff and put more of my new watercolors in it. I am hoping to make it reflect more of what I am painting now.... 

so to help me clean house I wanted to offer 50 percent off the older original pieces and prints I have in stock, to make room for more new pieces, but instead of selecting certain things to discount,  I just decided to make EVERYTHING 50 percent off ! Starting today!
So if you have liked something... now is the time to get it and at a really low price. And it might be your last chance as most items will not be relisted once they sell or after the sale. For this 2 weeks you can get an original watercolor cheaper than a print would normally be! So don't wait....

I will be listing items all week so you will have to check back if you don't see what you want right away. Many of the items I have never posted or shown or listed before... I am only including them in the sale because they represent a different  path than what I plan for my shop in the future. 
Here's some things that are already listed or will be in the shop soon and on sale.....