Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sale!


Today is my 1 year anniversary with Etsy! To celebrate I'm having a sale for the next week. Everything is half off! I'm not going to adjust all the prices, so if you'd like something please let me know so I can change the price for you! Happy shopping!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Love of Nature

I just wanted to share a sweet story with you... I was driving home today from running errands and when I got downtown, I noticed that everyone was stopped at the railroad tracks but there wasn't a train coming. As I got closer I saw a duck and 4 baby ducklings (tight to their momma's side) crossing the road, on the railroad tracks. I almost couldn't believe my eyes, it was so sweet. I watched them safely make it to the other side of the road and I realized I had tears in my eyes. First, it was really nice to see people stop, because I know not everyone would have (I don't even want to think about that). Secondly, it was just a reminder of how precious nature is. I have a very soft spot in my heart for animals, but this just really touched me today. I encourage you to just sit and be present for a moment with nature today - admire it's incredible beauty.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Lilacs and Butterflies


This is a painting that I completed yesterday and I really like it. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get a very good scan of it. For some reason the scanner just wasn't capturing the correct colors. However, it's just bright and refreshing in person. I love lilacs and butterflies too, so naturally I adore this painting. I like it so much that I think it's going to turn into a series! I even completed a drawing for another painting. I think I will take that with me to the studio tomorrow to work on. I hope everyone has a great week!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Recent Doodles





Hi everyone! I know it's been a long time. My wireless router is no longer working and it hasn't been easy for me to use the computer. However, I've got some time today, so I thought I would show you some of my latest paintings. They started out more like experiments, but I like them.

I joined a local art studio, The Dragonfly Spirit Studio in Hudson, WI, and these are some paintings I was working on there. I still haven't quite developed my style of painting, I'm trying out a bunch of different things and eventually I'll find a place where I'm comfortable. For now, I'm just enjoying trying out different techniques and styles.

I recently planted some roses and a hibiscus plant (which I decided to put in my studio) and all these paintings were inspired by those flowers. :)

I hope everyone had a great weekend!