Saturday, November 19, 2011

 I am still working on adding all of my work to my Etsy shop.. I took a little break and am getting back on the horse.. and of course, I keep making work. These pieces are something new that I am trying....
 Basically, I am taking original works and running them through photo shop .. some a little ... some a lot.. then I have them printed... and then I take the prints and draw on them with pen.. I like the idea of taking an original work... making something in duplicate and then returning it back into an original... 
I only have like one fancy frame ... hence the repetition of the frame.. if I sell enough work I might one day invest in another fancy frame.. one day....

You can find these works and many more in my etsy shop here 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

 I am adding more work to my online shop-- I took a break because I got discouraged... but I have to keep going so I can get every work of art sorted and put out there. 
These little paintings are about 5" x 5" and are oil on gallery wrapped canvas.. if you are interested in these or any of my other things check out my etsy shop . I have way too much work.. it is getting a bit depressing since I am now realizing how much I still have.. it would be nice if they all found homes. 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

In my quest to add every piece of my artwork on my etsy shop- I keep coming across many unfinished pieces and pieces of pieces.... These artworks happened when I found some unfinished pieces of pieces...
..I had made a bunch of small pen drawings of little creatures and scenes on translucent paper... near them I saw some embroidery floss... so I decided to do something with them.....
..and ended up with some small mixed media works... they involve drawing, painting and sewing and the base is watercolor paper... I have added them to my shop ... so click here to check them out and all of the other works... 195 works so far and a bunch more to addd... I am so slow.. because I hate taking photos of them... and I am going through every drawer and box.. and there are many boxes and drawers and piles of work in the closet.. but it is cool.. because sometimes I find something that wasn't complete and I can complete it along the way. 

Monday, September 5, 2011


Today I decided to see how my work looks in frames.. I kind of like the fancy gilded frame.....
 This dark frame does not photo well.. but I didn't have a fancy gilded frame for the larger pieces.. but anyway, I love making this kind of work.. it is basically creating a drawing and then painting a board- making a background and environment for the drawing to exist...
so I have a bunch of these.. I started them in the cabin in the woods when I had very little room... they have been good art to create for someone who has no room and moves around a lot.. but now I have tons of room ... and I still want to make this type of work.. 

I am thinking of trying some steampunk type drawings like this.. it gives a little bit of color.. or a lot of color..  

.. and of course, I have added these to my online shop.. so you can get them there.. they are pretty awesome.. and I am getting close to 200 works of art.. still tons in the studio.. and the closet.. the garage... drawers.. it is everywhere... but check out my etsy shop here. ... I need to move some of this art ... it has taken over the house... I have piles of drawings that I will probably be cutting up to create more mixed media pieces like these.. I should prolly get some more gilded frames too... they make everything so fancy. 

Sunday, September 4, 2011

 I decided to try some steampunk drawings... so I drew a couple today.... I am kind of digging them...
..and I think I am going to be drawing some more.... and of course, I have added them to my online shop... because I can't make any new art without posting it in the shop... you can see this work and my other work by clicking here. 

Friday, September 2, 2011

 After grad school, I moved to E TN and lived in a tiny cabin in the woods... it was so tiny that it had just one room, a microscopic kitchen and a teeny bathroom.... I used a fold up T.V. tray to set by the bed as a dining table, writing table and it was my studio as well.... I had to go out to do laundry... I used to hate it, but I grew to love it.... it provided me with a new studio... the laundry studio... I had already been drawing walking trailers and cabins... but the laundromat inspired me to introduce washing machines and dryers into the mix....
 ..so when I went to do laundry I made little pen drawings of walking and melting washers and dryers... and brought them home and set up my TV tray studio and painted boards to make backgrounds and environments for them... I loved the mix of drawing and painting....
..sometimes I didn't have laundry to do... so I let TV inspire me (I had free cable at the time) ... and this piece happened when I was watching Dirty Jobs... he was pulling weird things from the ocean.. the water was not too deep.. I don't know what they were... really weird tube things.. he pulled them out and they cooked them... I would not eat one.. they were hideous and alien looking.. so I made my version of them... mine is not as hideous though... I have added all these works to my shop... you can find these works in my shop by clicking here .. I have 186 art pieces now... still adding them daily.. too much art. 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

 Still adding work to my online shop- I try and add a few everyday... this piece was from a political/news show I was in .. see the fox tail?.....
 This piece I created due to my love of mobile homes and cabins... the bottom is red coral that was meant for jewelry making.. when I was living in the mountains I was really interested in craft and using craft supplies in painting... 
 ..and while in the mountains I was totally inspired by a striped spider so many things began to have stripes in them.. I did several of these drawings... all nature inspired... 
I love to draw out of the matting and sometimes onto the frame.. this whole group has been placed in my shop... you can see the shop by clicking here. I still have a lot of work to add... going through boxes .. finding pieces that no one has ever been shown.. got to sell something since I can't find a job to save my life.. this adding work to my shop began in desperation, but is turning out to be a good way to see everything that I have .. so far there are over 180 pieces. phew.