Thursday, February 28, 2008

neopolitan ice cream inspiration

I have some new paintings listed up for auction in my ebay shop. I realized they have a neopolitan ice cream vibe to them. They have a creamy, pastel vintage coloring.

Now I have to go eat some ice cream!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

3 Random Facts Part 2

Hey Y'all!

The sweet Krissy has tagged me to tell 5 random facts. I did do this a couple of months ago, and I am having trouble coming up with 5 new facts. I have thought of 3 new ones for now.
Since I tagged people before, this time around I will ask you the reader to add a random fact about yourself in the comment section, just for fun!

Fact #1
I'm sensitive to fragrances. ALL fragrances. I can't be around, perfume, air fresheners, scented cleaning products, fabric softener sheets, you name it. If it is scented, I will get a migraine from it. So everything I own is unscented.

Fact #2
I collect decorative tape. This is a rather recent thing. I just love all the different patterns and designs. They are so much fun! I have about 30 different rolls. I like to use them on the boxes I ship.

Fact #3
When I was a teenager, I loved the movie "The Outsiders" so much that I watched it about 300 times. I knew it line for line. I had my bedroom covered in posters of the stars (Rob Lowe, Matt Dillon, and Tom Howell).

It's your turn! Tell me a little tid bit about yourself :)

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Love these shoes

I really love CAMPER shoes! They have such interesting styles. These ones are part of their "Twins" collection. They are twins, but not identical. Each foot has it's own personality.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


Just a quickie post to send you all happy fairy dust wishes :)

Looking forward to Spring!


6 Alarm Fire, a bike shop gone :(

Photo credit aardvark

Today I woke up to the news that Duke's Bike Shop had burned down. The fired was massive as you can see by this photo. Luckily no one (no animals either) were hurt in this fire.

Photo credit JL1967

I'm sad for a couple of reasons. First Duke's was a family run business. It was opened in 1914 and has stayed in that location the whole time with the Duke family running it generation after generation. I always feel sad when something bad happens to a small ma and pa business.

Photo credit duke's cycle

I am also sad because I used to live 1/2 a block down from Duke's. I love this neighbourhood. I love bikes. I haven't been on a bike in years. Mine got stolen in 2001, and I never got another one. I used to ride it all over Toronto. The cycling community in Toronto is very strong. I miss it.

I just felt the need to express my feelings about what happened.

I want to leave you with a video I found on youtube. It's of a critical mass. Critical mass happens once a month here in Toronto. Cyclists get together and "take over" the city. I've been in a couple of them back in the mid 90's. I wasn't in this one though.

Full news story

Monday, February 18, 2008

A dingo and lots of love

I have a couple of new Frida paintings listed up for auction on ebay. One is collage and one has a blue dingo!

Also, the sweet Kristen Beason sent me an art award! Here it is:

The award was passed to me, and now I pass it on. Those that I pass it on to, will pass it on to art bloggers that they enjoy, and so on!

I am passing it on to:
Mika art
noodle and Lou studio
a walk in the park
surprise delight enjoy

Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Paint and Pass Project

Over on Youtube, there is a project going on with some of the artist there. It's called "Paint and Pass". It's really cool because a bunch of artist from around the world each work on the same canvas and then pass it on.
You can see my contribution here:

Thursday, February 14, 2008


I want to send lots of BIG HUGS to all of you on this Valentine's Day.
Opie and Lily send kitty kisses and purrs. meow....purr

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

My art portfolio

As many of you know, I've painted a TON of paintings since I started selling my art on ebay in 2001.

I am in the process of organizing some of these paintings and putting them on FLICKR. I am only showing my favorites. It's a big job, and I will try and keep on updating it.

I can't get over how colorful my art was!!! I am doing a few new paintings in that old colorful style because it is just so darn YUMMY.

Feel free to brows HERE


Sunday, February 10, 2008

And the winner is...

As usual, Opie had to try and help pick the winner :)

Congratulations Kimberly!
Thanks to all of you who entered! You guys made me hungry with all those yummy meals!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Who's in the mood for a contest?

Hey Y'all!

Who's in the mood for a contest? I am giving away this keychain that sports one of my paintings in it :)
This draw is open until 8pm EST tomorrow (Sunday).
Leave me a comment with what you had for dinner tonight...hey why not?
I will do a random draw of the entries received and announce the winner tomorrow night.

*** This contest is now closed. Thanks to all that entered!!! ***

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Illustration Friday, theme: BLANKET

I did this painting a few years ago, but I thought it was purr-fect for this Illustration Friday's theme of "BLANKET" :)

There is another snow storm here. Hope everyone is staying in and keeping safe and cozy.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The Ultimate Coffee Cup

I've had a few people ask me where I got the coffee mug I am drinking from in my newest video "SNOW DAY".
I found this mug on the internet actually. I thought it was just the coolest thing! It is made by an artist named David Pier.
Here is his website:
You can buy the mugs there too.
I love mine!

Monday, February 4, 2008

New print in my etsy shop!

HI Y'all!

Hope your week is starting out well. It's the usual Monday madness here. There is always a lot of packages to get ready and take to the post office on Monday.

I wanted to let you know that I have listed a new print on etsy. This is one of my FAVORITE paintings of late. It has such a vintage look to it. The original was done on a large canvas, but the prints are 8x10. They turned out FABULOUS!
You can find them in my etsy shop

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Did you see the BLOOPER reel?

If you have already seen my new video called "Snow Angel - Painting in fast motion", you may enjoy seeing some of the outtakes! These are clips that didn't make it to the final video. You can see why.

I really wish Hilary Clinton would make a face like that after sipping her water at the debate. Please Hilary, for me. Just one time. Please?

Friday, February 1, 2008

SNOW DAY! New video, come see!

Serious snow here today. I just had to make a snow day video :)

Keep warm everyone!

SNOW ANGEL can be found on my ebay auctions