Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Sorry this picture is a bit burry....but you only get one chance to take a picture of a cat in a costume before they rip it off!
This is Miss Lily Puss in her Halloween Witch costume. (She wanted to be a princess, but I could only find a witch costume). Sorry Lily!
Last year Lily was a duck. Opie was going to wear Lily's hand-me-downs this year and be a duck too.....but that didn't go over too well....
Opie decided he would attack and kill his hand-me-down duck costume..... oh well.... HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Monday, October 29, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Yes folks, it's that time again! It's GIVEAWAY time! WOO HOO!
You could be the winner of this fairy magnet (yep, the same style as last giveaway...boo hiss...I know, I know, I should have gotten something different. This magnet is so cute that it needs a second run at this contest.
ANYHOOOOOO today, what I want from you to enter is, the name of your favorite TEEN movie.
I will draw the winning entry on Sunday morning.
Okay, I'll start, my favorite teen movie would have to be.....Pretty in Pink.
** It's Sunday morning and I'm making the draw! The contest is now closed :) **
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Here is my newest painting offered on etsy. I haven't painted a man in a painting in about 5 years! I thought it would be fun to offer a man and woman portrait. The woman is wearing a crown because the man treats her like a queen. Isn't that they way it should be?
"Mr. Right" is available now on etsy.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Any night owls out there? I guess it is the combination of not having a 9-5 job and not having kids that leads me to stay up till 3 am most nights. I always *intend* to go to bed early....but it never happens. At night I feel like I am able to paint without any interuptions. The phone won't ring, nobody will knock on the door, all the stores are closed so I can't go out anywhere even if I wanted to. All these facts make it a perfect time for me to paint. My cats like it too because they start to get silly at around midnight. Am I the only one up at these crazy late hours? It feels that way sometimes. I look out my window and I only see one other light on across the street in the other apartment building. I wonder what they're doing up so late? LOL!
"NIGHT OWL" is available on etsy right now.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
I went to the store Forever 21 today (because in my mind I will always be FOREVER 21, not 30, 31...etc. Forever 21)
I like to check the store out because the prices are quite good and the clothes are fun. Be sure to check what the garment is made out of, often times they are 100% synthetic. I found this neat top today. 50% cotton 50% poly (I'd prefer 100% cotton, but 50% will do). It is so light and comfortable! I just love it! Ya! BUT I just noticed that the price of this top on the USA website is $22.80, and I paid $31.00 for it. Hummm. The Canadian Dollar is now the same as American (infact a bit higher) but all the shops still charge more for American products. I guess it will take a while before the prices reflect the new high Canadian dollar.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
I have been having a lot of fun painting on wood lately. This is a new painting currently on etsy.
UPDATE **This painting has sold**
I painted the trees, girl and bird and then left the background natural wood. I also used pen and ink on this one. In the end I put a light varnish finish on it.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I had some canvas boards here, and I thought today would be a good day to do some paintings on them! They are different than stretched canvas. Stretched canvas is canvas cloth stretched over wooden stretcher bars, canvas board is canvas glued to a board. Canvas boards need to be framed.
I have shown an example of how they can look matted and framed. So cute!
These are currently up for auction on my ebay site
Thanks so much again for all your entries! All those love songs brought back a lot of memories and a few tears!
I have contacted the winner and I'll be awaiting her reply to get the magnet shipped out asap!
Stay tuned for more contests in the future :)
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Hey Hi hi!
I had such a blast with the last giveaway, that I couldn't wait another day to have another one :)
Today it is for a fridge magnet of one of my fairy paintings that I painted a long time ago. I know this isn't a huge prize (a la Price is Right) or anything, but it is just for FUN!
This is today's game:
Tell me what your favorite 80's LOVE SONG is. I know you may have a few...just pick the first one that comes to your mind. Then tomorrow (Weds. Oct 17th) in the morning, I will draw the winner! SO this is a FAST & FURIOUS contest!
Okayyyyy, I'll go first,
My favorite 80's love song is, "I wanna know what love is" by Foreigner (Cheeesy eh?)
** This contest is now closed, I will be back shortly to announce the winner! **
Monday, October 15, 2007
Thanks to everyone who entered! Your ideas for pizza toppings made me very hungry :)
Please excuse my raw video for the draw, I could barely figure out how to get it to work!
I have sent an email to the winner via their blog, so please contact me when you get it with your address.
I'll be having more draws soon so if you didn't win this time, maybe next time you will.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Okay folks, it's GIVEWAY TIME!
Today I am offering up a fun little keychain with one of my paintings as a print inside of it.
This is how we will play the game. Leave a comment for me telling me what toppings you like on your pizza.
You have till Monday morning to leave me a comment. On Monday morning I will put all the names in a bowl and draw out one name. That will be the winner of the keychain! WOOT! I will either contact you, or you can contact me, we will cross that bridge when we get to it.
So here we go! I'll go first, I like,
feta cheese, black olives, sundried tomatoes and artichoke on my pizza :)
***The contest is now closed...Thank you to all that entered! Please see the above post for the winner***
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Back when I was a teenager, we had a Bichon Frise dog named Basil. As a family we tried to learn everything we could about raising a dog. There was a TV show on at the time called Training Dogs the Woodhouse Way, starring Barbara Woodhouse.
This was long before the days of Cesar Milan! Barbara was an older English lady, like a grandmother of sorts who really understood dogs.
She always used the term "Walkies" when it was time to take the dog out. We taught Basil "walkies" and he never forgot it.
I did a painting with a Scottie Dog going out for walk, and I printed "Walkie"....without the "s", partly because I ran out of room for the "s", and partly because this is a new era....an abbreviated decade. Plus, let's face it, we only have time for one walkie, and that's all.
WALKIE Can be purchased at auction or "buy-it-now" on EBAY
Sunday, October 7, 2007
A year ago I bought this water fountain for Lily when she was a kitten. (See the urinal-type-looking device on the floor)
Well I got it for Lily because she wasn't drinking enough, but, it scared the liver out of her... so I stopped using it.
Today I thought I'd bring it out and show Opie, maybe he would like it.
Water and cats just don't mix. Everyone knows that. But I guess some cats do like these fountains and enjoy drinking from them. Opie touched the water with his paw and realized it made his paw WET and that was enough of that game.
P.S. Yes, I do spoil my cats rotten :)
Friday, October 5, 2007
I just love old dough bowls. I actually have a fondness for any folk art made out of wood.
Tonight on ebay I've listed this primitive dough bowl with one of my angel paintings on it.
Painting on wood feels better than on canvas to me. I love the way the paint soaks into the wood.
Also, I have another auction that started tonight for a girl with her dolly.
The background is a flat mustard color. I really like this one.