Thursday, January 31, 2013


Here she is. Enjoying the breeze...taking it all in. I really enjoyed painting this. This is from a photograph from Town & Country Magazine. The dress is Oscar de la Renta and I think it's my size, but it's $6,490.00. The shoes are Pucci and are $995.00. Just gorgeous, but WAAAAYY out of my budget! NOT with watercolors;o) You too can afford her soon! She should be arriving in my shop in about a week. A gorgeous 5X7 card OR you could just frame her straight away. Sounds like a to me. Hope you LOVE her as much as I do.

Kiss your peeps!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Finishing touches

Hope you are having a great day. We had the stomach flu in the building. BOO. I'm glad to be back in the studio to put the finishing touches on my balcony watercolor. I should be able to finish today and show you the finished product very soon. Or should I say...IT NEEDS TO GO TO PRINT BY THE 31ST. I'm going to count to ten now and everything is going to be fine=0) LOL.

Kiss you peeps.

My other job.....
X-Have you been touching anything?
Me-Yes, but I'm disinfecting as I go. 
Me-Yes, I don't want you guys to get sick too.
X-If J would just stop touching EVERYTHING, then this wouldn't of happened.
Me-She's still little....and likes to touch stuff.
X-Ugh...I hope I don't get sick.
Me-Just keep washing your hands and

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Valentine's Day Cards

Hope you are having a great day=0)
Now that we are getting close to February(GULP), if you need Valentine's Day cards...I know where you can get some. Get one...get several. So far everyone is really loving the new cards=0) If there is anything you'd be interested in seeing, please make a suggestion. I LOVE NEW IDEAS.


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Falling in love with my subject

Buenos dias!
Here is Tiki again. She is a french bulldog and I'm just IN LOVE with her. She looks like she is so comfy. I love her knitted aqua blanket! I though it would be interesting to paint her. The knitting was tricky, but I love the process/challenge. She is all packed up and on her way home and I have to admit that I will miss her little face. 
Thank you Adam & Eva for letting me paint her!

My little assistant wanted to color too. She brought me her subject and I did a quick sketch.
She LOVES these neon coloring pencils I got her. They are super fun!

Hope you have a great day. We are due for rain this weekend, but it looks like it's coming early.
If you are on the east coast...STAY WARM.

Kiss your peeps!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Knitting on paper

I love to knit and last night I started a new knitting project. This time on paper!
Meet Miss Tiki...she's a little sleepy and would rather we went away. I'm about half way done with her, so I wanted to give you a little peek at her=0) She's a french bulldog and isn't she just so cute?


My other job....
Me-We are going outside to play! Wanna have a four square match? Or hand ball match?
X-I'm busy.
Me-Come on. It's so nice outside and you could use some fresh air.
X-I'd rather play video games.
Me-Your timer will be up in like...two minutes. Then meet us outside?
X-I'd rather read.
Me-Do you fear the wrath of my hand ball/four square awesomeness? It's O.K. to admit it. 

Friday, January 18, 2013


Love is in the air...   I've been working on getting all my new pieces photographed and ready to be put in my shop. I need a chocolate break=0)

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Shipment of fun

Just wanted to share a quick snap shot of my new cards for my shop!
I love how they turned out and I got a fun phone case=0)
My little panda is wishing you a happy day.

Kiss your peeps.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Drying pendants

My new pendants and lockets are drying! Love is in the air=0)
I'm super excited about Valentine's Day. 
We have love birds, lips, flowers, dreams, love and a sail boat. OH...I almost forgot about the cute little owl. He's peeking=0) I will be putting these together this week, so they should be in my shop very soon. 

Kiss your peeps!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Fresh air

I'm getting some fresh air. 
If I really opened my window...I'd fly right out.
It's super windy and rainy today, so I will just stay in and keep painting=0)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


It's time for a fun giveaway!
I ordered myself a iphone 4/4s case and thought someone else may want to win one.
All you have to do is LIKE my facebook page.
FOLLOW me on Pinterest for an extra chance(if you feel like it).
Leave me a comment and I will announce the winner on January 23rd. 
If you already already follow me...refer a friend for a chance to win.

Good luck=0)

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sunday blues

Just in case you have the Sunday blues...
My little friend wanted to say hi=0)
I'm still working on him, but he's just so cute! I had to make you smile.

Kiss your peeps!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

It's like an onion...really.

I finished my painting and the number one question I always get do you even do that. LOL.
It's a good question. I'm just not that great at answering in a short period of time, BUT I can show you=0) It's like an onion...that's my quick Shrek answer. LAYERS. 

First you work on your sketch. Placing everything how you'd like and sometimes erasing too=0)

Here I've got the basic layer down and I'm starting to add some more color. You can really notice the hair and shading on the floor and trees.

Adding even more color and texture, so it doesn't look flat.

Now adding even more color and paying close attention to the darkest spots on every object. When it's dry I go back and add the ink. You will notice it on the cross and sweater.

You will always go back during every layer and add a little here and there. I notice if I leave the room and then go back it's easier for me to notice a different spot. The main thing is to be patient with it. Try not to keep looking at that one spot that you may not like so much. Most people don't notice what may be bothering you=0) 

Kiss your peeps!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Make it a good one

Did you all come up with fab ideas for 2013.
Make it a good one. You know you can do it if you are willing to take the time to work hard at it. 
Keep growing...keep dreaming...keep believing.

Keep kissing your peeps!

My other job....
X-I'm staying up all night!
Me-Saaaaayyyyy what? 
X-I'm gonna do it. You can't stop me. I'm going to stay up.
Me-Woooowwww. Well...have fun because I'll be snoring.
X-UGH. You are a grown up...STAY UP.
Me-I'm old...and tired. I need to sleep.
X-Did you ever stay up all night?
Me-Not really. Maybe when you were first born and wanted to eat every two hours. I was like a zombie. LOL!
X-No! Like a fun time!
Me-Not really. I function best when I've slept at least 10hrs.
X-That seems really strange. Is that normal for grown ups? Or old people?