Monday, October 31, 2011

BOO!!! Its a sale!

Happy Happy Halloween!  Here is your treat!  For today only my Etsy shop is 50% off!  And just for blog followers Look for the treat in my posts and click on it to get the new teddy bear set for FREE! just put 'Teddy Set' in the subject line!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Teddy bears finished

My Teddy Bears at school are finished and I really like how they turned out!  I will be continuing with these little guys... teddies throughout the year  would be fun... one for each month!  Ive almost finished a cute set of snowmen... I hope to have that ready in a few days.  I have Tomorrow off from school so lets have a Halloween Party!  Starting at midnight tonight till midnight Halloween My shop will have a 50% off sale!!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Teddys are on the way

I just stared working on the cutest teddy bears.  Inspired by a request from Mrs. Lee.  I hope to have them in the Etsy shop on Monday!  Oh and watch for my Trick or Treat surprise on Monday

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Christmas #1 is finally finished!

The first of 3 new holiday sets is finished!!! I am really happy with this cute set.  You can get it in color, blackline and combo pack.  and I have a new discount code for this week only for my blog followers
use BLOG25 at checkout for 25% your entire purchase in my etsy shop .  

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

eeek my email!  Im such a dork!


Ok so here it is!!! the winner is classroom helpers!
Suggested by Sandra.  So Sandra gets a free set (oh and of course the blacklines as well) and our random winner is IamNan.  OK Girls, send me an email at for your free sets  and Im off to work.  the sets will be posted on Etsy later today.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

 I spent the day yesterday in Santa Cruz at 'Open Studio Day'.  We visited over 20 artists out of almost 300 on the map.  This goes on for three weekends every October and it is a blast!  I have an 11 year old daughter who is pretty creative, as we went along we started to look for every discipline and medium.  Painting, sculpting, jewelry, printmaking, ceramics, photography.  Of course she loved the jewelry!  Another thing I discovered was her intense interest in printmaking, we saw two printmaking studios, one that uses a press and etching plates and another that uses silkscreens.  She was immediately drawn to the etching process.  Another thing I noticed is the art that she was drawn to was very sophisticated and a little on the dark side!!!  No pretty pictures for her!  She loved a painting of a bare tree standing alone in a field with a few pieces of fruit hanging from the branches, and another that was a huge sweeping sketch (it was about 5 feet square) with tons of lines and smudges but very ethereal, it was a group of people with no faces and very roughly sketched so without the artist there to show her the inspiration piece it would not have been completely obvious that it was a group of people.  From both of these artists she purchased a greeting card that had the artwork on them.  What an eye opener!!!! This poor kid lives in the middle of cutie central!!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Winning suggestion has been picked!

Oh My GOSH!!!!! soooo many great suggestions!  most will be drawn and formatted sooner or later but for now Ive picked one to do over the weekend to have ready on Wednesday!!!  Until then, I will be keeping the choice a secret.  Watch for the reveal on Wednesday along with the winners. 

Now I'm off to Santa Cruz for open studio day  so I will be gone from my studio all day!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

More Ideas!

Wow!  so many good ideas are flowing in  I see a few really good ones popping out right now... these are all being added to my perpetual art list on my smart phone..!  Keep them coming,  I will be making a final pick tomorrow, but keeping it a secret until I draw, scan, color and post it here on Wednesday!  Thanks everyone for the brilliant ideas!

A button a button  I made a button!!!!  well I thought I did.. apparently its not working!  Ugh  Iwll try again tonight!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Ideas Ideas Ideas and a Giveaway!

Iv'e been getting a lot of suggestions for clip art and I LOVE it!!!  Nursery rhymes, Detectives, Teddy bears for every season.  I have a long list and I will get to them, but I always want more!!!  So one suggestion I can put into play right away is the 'combo pack'  Color and black line art in one pack!  I've started today and will do as many as I can before I leave to take my aunt to lunch...

I would love more suggestions for clip art, keep in mind that I cant 'copy' characters from books like Mrs Wishy Washy and Critter, but I can do basic things like what you see in my shop now, click here to take a look.  For my next giveaway I will pick a suggestion from the posts and do the clip art for it. Deadline for ideas is Friday October 14th  

Giveaway winner will be chosen Wednesday the 19th by random number generator oh, and I will give the suggestee a set also!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Christmas is coming!!!!!

A little preview 
Some of my kids aprons hanging in the shop
I have been so busy with school that I JUST figured out it was October!!!  I usually would have all my holiday art done by now but I'm WAYYYYY behind... I'm also in a co op in Pacific Grove that sells my work, Oh yeah, I sew too and I need to get my holiday stuff in the store now!  The Santa is a little preview of one of the sets Im working on now.