Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hippity Hoppity Easter's on it's way!

Well I was just as surprised as you to realize that Easter is in 2 weeks! I made this funny little painting called "negotiating for eggs" tonight and I realized that I better make it a 3 day auction so that it could arrive in time for Easter.
I've been doing a lot of negotiating lately....I put an offer in on a condo! I'm not sure if I'll get it, I will find out tomorrow night.

In other news, Susan Faye did a DARLING article about me on her blog. She painted the sweetest painting of me and my sweet Angel Bailey! You can read her post here.

Meows and purrs to all!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Sunshine dolly

Ahh the sun was shining so nicely today~
The kitties were sitting by the window watching the pigeons. I decided to make a little dolly.
Here she is before I painted her face:Here she is all painted up and waiting for her boyfriend to call:

See her puckered lips?:

Blah blah blah blah....

Boy she looks happy! She must have been asked to the prom!

She is in my etsy shop now.
she is now sold, thank you!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Honey Bear

Hello sweet bloggers!
Today our babushka friend is having tea time with a big bear friend of hers. He prefers to have honey instead of tea. Quite the sweet tooth he has! I love tea too. I really enjoy Yogi Tea because you get a little fortune of sorts on the tag of the tea bag. They are often very thought provoking. My favorite flavor is Egyptian Licorice. I like to put a bit of honey in my tea too. Me and big bear would get along great!
Honey Bear is up for grabs on ebay.
Snuggle up with some tea tonight.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Happy Sunday!

I hope the start to everyone's Spring has started out well. It was rather sunny this weekend, but still quite cool. I am really looking forward to the weather getting warm. I listed a new Frida painting tonight. She has a cat around her shoulders! I think he is trying to grab that very oversized bird!
I also wanted to let you know that I have listed a print of "Little Red and Wolf Cubs" at my etsy shop.

I hope you all have a super week!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Hang On Tight!

Hi Beautiful people!
Looks like Lil' Red found a way to get from point A to point B a whole lot faster!
This is my newest painting in the Lil'' Red Series. "Hold on Tight!" is currently up for grabs on ebay!
Plus I've done another painting in the "paper and paste" style :)

Hope everyone is doing splendid! Hugs to all!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

And the winner is ...

And the winner of the beautiful Irish Earrings is...

NUMBER 36!!! That would be Debra!!!

Congratulations Debra~ Please send me your address in an etsy convo and I will mail you your new earrings.
Thanks so much for all who entered!


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day, are you feeling lucky?

Top 'O the Mornin' to ya!

Are you wearing some green today? As you can see Opie and Lily have their leprechaun hats on to celebrate the day.
I decided to celebrate the day with another CONTEST! Today I made these sterling silver and green beaded earrings:

Are you feeling lucky? Simply make a comment on this post and you will be entered into the draw. I will have the random computerized number grabber pick a number tomorrow night. You have until 8PM eastern time on Weds. to get your entry in.

Good luck!

* This contest is now CLOSED, thank you to all who entered! *

Monday, March 16, 2009

Bird watching

Opie didn't need any coaxing to talk today! He was all a buzz about the birds out on the balcony. Lily was quiet. She's the shy one :)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Paper and paste

Today I did a mixed media painting with ripped up pieces of paper from French book. I pasted the pieces down with gel medium. I used a black pen to draw the picture. No sketching, all done in just one solid stroke. Hence the odd looking eyes :)
Then, like a coloring book, I filled in the lines with acrylic paint. I finished it off with an antique wash around the sides.

Thank you all for your comments on the kitties on newspaper and books! I see you all can relate. Opie and Lily are sleeping right now like little Angels. (they are resting up to become maniacs when I turn the lights out tonight!)

Hugs to all!

"French Girl with Striped Cat" is up for grabs on ebay.

Cats and reading material

What's the deal with cats and books, magazines, and newspapers? If you lay a newspaper on the kitchen table, a kitty will quickly come over and lay right down on the middle of it. Whenever I cozy into bed and start to read my newest art magazine, there's Lily or Opie sticking their heads underneath it! I have come to the conclusion that, they just want to be read to! All kitties love a good story.

"Story time for kitty" is up for grabs on ebay.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Baby Babushka

Look at these photos my mom found of me! I'm a little baby babushka!

Inspired by those photos, I created "Mama & Baby Babushka".

"Baby Babushka" is up for grabs on ebay.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

An Irish Blessing

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner! I am part Irish so this holiday is special to me.
I wanted to share an Irish Blessing with you:

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

In celebration of St. Patty's Day I painted a sweet little girl who found a four leaf clover!

This lucky little girl is up for grabs on ebay.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Seal Point Siamese

Did you know that all siamese cats are white when they are born? They are! They slowly develop their "points" as they age. The color is darkest in areas where their body heat isn't as warm.
I have 2 siamese cats, a flame point (Opie) and a seal point (Lily). I talk a lot about Opie, so today I want to talk about Lily.
Here is a picture of Lily when she was still a kitten. See how light her fur was back then?
(P.S. I gave her the yarn for the photo and took it away right after I took the picture. Cats should never play with string because they can swallow it.)

Now that she is 3 her fur has gotten very dark. It was really interesting to be able to slowly see it change color over time.
This is my newest painting inspired by Lily.
She's a "nervous siamese". Very jumpy, but we love her and spoil her all the same.

"Nervous siamese is up for grabs on ebay

Thursday, March 5, 2009

And the winner is...

The winner is BLOG ARTISTS!
Wow~ that was another wild and wooly contest! Yes the correct answer was "cupcake babushka PRINT of an original painting mixed media collage by tascha"
Congrats to blog artists! She managed to get the answer right at only 8:07 PM! "blog artist" send me your address in an etsy convo and I will ship the earrings to you!
I think the next one will have to be EVEN MORE DIFFICULT! haha!
Hugs to all!

Ready, set, CONTEST!

Here we go!
Tonight's contest is for the pink jade earrings!

I made a video explaining the game in the previous post, here is it again:
The picture below is a small snippet from one of my prints. What you have to do is guess what print it is from. It is a print that is currently in my etsy shop. You get only one guess. The first person to get it right going down the list of comments is the winner! So you have to be the FIRST ONE to get it right. You only get ONE chance. Please post the title of the print (example:POCKET MIRROR bunny forest from original painting by Tascha) by cutting and pasting the title and posting it in the comments here. I will be keeping all comments hidden until I reveal them all at 10PM tonight and announce the winner.
Here is the clip of the print:

TRICKY HUH? hee hee....
Okay go to my etsy shop and find which print it is from. The first person to find it wins!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Chatting up a storm

It is SO COLD here lately. So the best thing to do is to stay inside and talk to your friends on the phone! I actually talk to my Mom every single day on the phone. Many times a day actually :)
So here is a little painting with a girl (who happens to have 2 siamese cats) on her phone. Her princess phone!
Keep cozy everyone!
"Princess Phone and Siamese Cats" is up for grabs on Ebay.