Aug 30, 2010

Multi Purpose Charms

If you were around last Christmas, then you know I was making and selling magnets. 

The truth of the matter is, as much fun as they were I'm no pro at them.

I have tons of materials left over from the fling, and now I'm putting that stuff to good use. 

These are for those who do make jewelery, magnets, scrapbooking, and the like.  Stuff I'd like to do, but lack in the skill or time. 

These are totally multi purpose...meaning you could use them for practically anything you like!  Have fun and be creative.  I'd love to see what you come up with. 

I have quite a few, so take a gander!

So here's to all of my fellow Etsians.  These are for you!  (if you're not on Etsy and you make these kinds of items, you should be.)

Aug 27, 2010

IF - Atmosphere

"Lady of Blue Topaz"
colored pencil

I know, I'm late.  But, I got her done last night and was too tired to post.  Excuses, excuses.  :P  
Listed on Etsy:
Original 4x6 Colored Pencil Drawing

Aug 13, 2010

Lady of Citrine - Part 2

"Lady of Citrine"
colored pencil  |  2010

It rarely happens, but I redid this piece.  Let me explain if you'll allow.

This is my month, November.  It also happens to be one of my favorite months in here in Iowa it's usually beautiful!  Although I enjoy the previous piece I did for Citrine, I knew she could be stronger.  And after drawing "Lady of Sapphire" I was pushed by my ambition to draw her over.

So here is the new, the improved, Lady of Citrine.  The previous one has been retitled to "Lady of Autumn"The original is still available on Etsy.

Aug 12, 2010

Lady of Sapphire

"Lady of Sapphire"
colored pencil  |  2010

The month of September is up and I'm in love!  She has set the standard for the rest of the series...and I have a surprise to share at the end of the week!

"The color of Sapphire, and the stone of September. She is a lady who sees beyond the horizon with clarity."

Purchased more colored pencils so I had more colors.  I'm very excited about the new tones.  

She is up as a print (sorry, original sold already) on my Etsy shop!  

Next week... October - Purity!

Aug 11, 2010

Did You Know?!

Did you know that Becky Kelly has a Blog where you can learn about the illustrator's life?  Did you know that she has a Zazzle shop?  Were you aware that she sells her work on Etsy?

Do you know who Becky Kelly is?  I'm sure you do, your just not aware that you do.  Recently we exchanged paintings and I received this beautiful piece from her. 

Famous for her work through Hallmark and Papyrus, her work is so light, airy, filled with joy, and reminds us of the innocence that lies within the children around us today. 

If you're not familiar with who Becky Kelly is, I suggest you become familiar.  :)  Visit her website You can never have too much periwinkle sky and stars. 

May her work and personality bring as much blessing to you as she has to me. 
Be blessed.

Aug 5, 2010

Lady of Citrine

"Lady of Citrine"
colored pencil  | 2010

It's what you've been waiting for!  Lady of Citrine (November birthstone) is now available for purchase on Etsy!  Grab the original now, it will be gone fast!

WIP Update

I just got my new book by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law titled "Dreamscapes: Creating Magical Angel, Faery & Mermaid worlds"!  My angels are in progress and I've always had the most difficult time with angel wings.  Her wing designs are stunning and I wanted to pick at her process.  

Stephanie....THANK YOU for widening my eyes to your gorgeous work and for helping me so much with my angel wings. 

"Joyous Grace"
work in progress