Friday, July 31, 2009

Etsy Gift Guide: Alfresco!

I know this is shameless, but I am happy to annouce that my "Blue Bicycle" print is presently featured in one of ETSY's gift guides -- a lovely collection called "Alfresco" that includes lots of really cool stuff about the outdoors.

Ordinarily I might gloss over this little happy piece of PR, but I haven't had much time to paint since returning from Jamaica, and this tidbit brightens my spirits. It was quite a shock to the system to return to two babies and one 6-year old stepdaughter after 6 days of lying on the beach blissfully listening to Bob Marley and waving a red flag for more drinks. Sigh.
The good thing about going away without the kids is that you sometimes realize upon 're-entry' that you need to make a few changes. Tomorrow we are creating a "chore board." It is actually going to be a fairly artistic endeaver that involves wooden hearts and chalkboard paint. Wish me luck. :)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Surfer Girl

"Surfer Girl" 8x10 mixed media on wood panel. Original is sold, but prints are available here on ETSY.

Finally -- a surfer GIRL! I have wanted to create this piece for a long time, and am very happy with the interesting way the collaged parts fell together. I was contemplating just painting her on a regular wave, but then I saw this very groovy piece of paper and just had to poise her catching a wave on an unfolding butterly flower.

Well, for all of you out there who continue to read my blog, thank you SO much! I wish that I could be a better blogger (and blog reader!!) of late, but I have been a tad under the weather. I'm currently recovering from a scary bout of bronchitis and trying to get as much rest as possible. But I will be back to visit as often as I can. :)