Thursday, February 28, 2013

Moving right along

I'm still working on my Cinque Terre watercolor.
I really would like to dip my toes in there =0)
Imagine....floating in one of those boats...dipping your toes...oversized sunglasses.
AHHHHHH. Summer is right around the corner.


My other job...
X-Today in art class everyone was talking about you.
Me-Uhhhhh....good or bad?
X-Good! Everyone was remembering when you were our art teacher. Do you remember that? I was in first grade.
Me-Yes, we had a fun year. I'm so happy to hear that they enjoyed it. That really makes me feel happy.
X-Yeah.....they think you are a good artist.
Me-Wow, tell them that I say THANK YOU for the compliment.
X-I'll try to remember, but I'll probably forget.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

American boy

Every time I hear this song I just wanna be swept off my feet and jump on a plane to NYC.
Where would you love for your sweets to take you?

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Smell the flowers

I'm excited to show you my new Spring earrings. This is an oldie but goodie. I changed the pendant style, so you could see the painting better. I hope these add a POP of color to your outfit=0)

Now available in my shop.

Friday, February 22, 2013

The Great Clay Race

Happy Friday.
Yesterday we had a little too much fun with some clay. My boy made mini Super Mario characters and the rest is history. We were cracking ourselves up making a short video on Vine.
I don't think anyone else thinks it's as funny as we do...but we thought you'd like to check out our madness.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

In the garden

Today I just finished cutting my art work and am just about to seal them. These are going to be for my new spring pieces. The sand dollars were a custom order, so they will be going to Florida soon. I'm super excited to post the finished pieces soon. 

Which one do you like best? I think I'm leaning toward the purple ones=0)

Have a great day.

My other job....
X-Why don't you ever buy me A LOT of clay?
Me-I only ever see small packages.
X-Can we look for bigger ones next time?
Me-Sure. For now just have fun with whatcha got. 
X-It's going to be really tough making all the super Mario characters.
Me-Just make mini ones. That may be cute.
X-I'm a guy....I don't want cute.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

For the love of color

The other day I went to the store and found some great supplies. I wanted to try some gouache. I got a couple of bright Spring colors. 

Yesterday I made a little sketch and added a little POP of color.

It was really fun=0) I just added a little water to create the lighter areas. It dried pretty fast, so I could add the ink on top for the details pretty quickly. I really recommend having fun with these paints.
I just love how the colors stayed so neon.

Hope you have a bright day.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Pretty flowers

Yesterday, we were out exploring and we bumped into an art supply store...and gelato too.
I had to go inside and check out some thing, since they were having a huge sale;oP
So, I found some fun stuff. Some new paper, markers and paint.
Last night I made a little sketch and had a little fun adding a little ink.

There were SO many pretty flowers downtown yesterday, so it just added to my Spring fever.

Kiss your peeps.

My other job...
Me-How is your report coming?
Me-Lets work on it some more.
Me-Where did you put it? It's not on your clip board.
X-Hmmmm.........I just don't remember.
Me-(After looking for 10 minutes) I can't find it anywhere. Can you remember when you last saw it?
X-Nope. Oh well, I'm gonna get an F now.
Me-It has to be somewhere. I found so many things....even a note to the tooth fairy.
X-What did it say?
Me-We need to find that report.
X-I'll just get an F.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Enjoying the blossoms

It's almost Spring time around here. I went knitting with my ladies yesterday and the weather was just gorgeous. We sat outside and sipped on some yummy coffee. This winter has been chilly, but there is no snow anywhere near here...ok, maybe about an hour from here=0) So, I was watering my plants and picking oranges and just checking out all the little blossoms. They are so cute. I have a few trees I planted last year and honestly...I thought I killed them. Kinda like my poor hydrangeas that just never seem to make it! I'll try again this Spring. The tenth times a charm!!! So, I was sketching last night before bed. Already dreaming of beautiful Spring time.

I'm dreaming up some new Spring lockets and earrings.
What would you like to see for my new pieces?

Today I have 20% off my SHOP
Coupon code PRES20

My other job....
X-Don't freak out but a dog peed on my new sleeping bag.
Me-What? Really? There was a dog at ninja night?
X-Listen...someone showed up and their dogs went on a total rampage and then they told me that there was pee on my sleeping bag.
Me-Ok. Really? There was a dog in the dojo?
Me-Okay, I'll wash it.
X-I'm so glad you didn't freak out. Now.........I didn't go to sleep until 4am.

Friday, February 15, 2013


What a week. Too many things on the calendar, but we survived=0)
Just a quick little cha cha to celebrate.
The Santa Ana winds are going, so ANYTHING can happen. At least that is what Jack Black said in the movie The Holiday. I love comedies, especially when british accents are included.
Hope you have a great weekend.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

What a difference a pencil makes

In my world...a new pencil can make my day.
I finally just got tired of sharpening my normal pencils all day long, so I thought I may need to get a mechanical pencil. I didn't think it would make me so happy, but I REALLY love it. The picture above is with my usual pencil and the one below is of the new pencil. I seriously thought I'd hate it, because I use a medium pen to write. I always feel like a fine tip is like nails on a chalk board. I have such a hard time using a calligraphy pen without grinding my teeth. This is TOTALLY different. Super love my Koh-i-noor Hardtmuth mechanical pencil. 

Do you notice a difference?


My other job....
X-I don't want to take that medicine. It's making me sad.
Me-You haven't even tried it. It's not suppose to taste like candy, but you still have to take it.
X-I'm gonna die.
Me-Not really. You will just feel better.
X-I'm gonna die.
Me-You still have to take it...sorry.
X-I'm gonna die.
Me-I really need to start making dinner. Please just drink it. Here's some water to wash it down.
X-I'm gonna die and I have one final thing to say to you.............................. CIAO BELLA.

Monday, February 11, 2013

When I was your man

Good morning!
The other day I was in the car and I heard this song by Bruno Mars. It was pretty sad, but I really enjoyed it. When I got home I did a quick sketch of how I pictured him singing it.

I hope he buys you flowers, I hope he holds your handGive you all his hours when he has the chanceTake you to every party ‘cause I remember how much you loved to danceDo all the things I should’ve done when I was your man


Friday, February 8, 2013

New in my shop

I just got my latest shipment.
My new cards/prints(5X7)are here.
I really love how they turned out. I really like that who ever you send it to can frame them after. OR, you can just buy it and frame it for yourself.

My lovely lady in the window.

 I also ordered two iphone 4/4S cases. I originally ordered one for myself and one to give away, but people really like mine. I thought I'd just order a couple more to put in my shop. So, if you want one...snatch it up. I probably won't be ordering more because they are not cheap=0/

Happy Friday and have a great weekend.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Champagne wishes...

Wait, I don't think I can tell you those. They are suppose to be a secret...right?
I'll tell ya one thing going my way so far. I actually thought I was one year older today. LOL
 Seriously, I can't even remember my age. LOL
Memory loss...CHECK.
Guess I need to start doing more crossword puzzles=0)


My other job....
Me-Wow...thank you guys. Gimme some kisses.
X-Wait. No presents 'til tonight.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Suit and tie

Have you heard the new Justin Timberlake song suit and tie?
I CAN'T GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD. It just makes me do all kinds of dance moves that should not be displayed in I'll just do them in the kitchen=0)
And as long as I've got my suit and tie
I'mma leave it all on the floor tonight
And you got fixed up to the nines
Let me show you a few things
All pressed up in black and white
And you're dressed in that dress I like
Love is swinging in the air tonight
Let me show you a few things
Let me show you a few things
Show you a few things about love
While we’re in the swing of love
Let me show you a few things
Show you a few things about love

Monday, February 4, 2013

Video fun

Happy Monday!
Today I started my first wash on my Cinque Terre watercolor. I also made a super short video of a little part of it. It's a new app called VINE. They give you SIX seconds of panic at the disco...or at least that's how I feel when I'm making it. LOL. Take a quick peek and please let me know what you think.

Have a great day!

My other job....
Me-That was too funny. Are you okay.
X-I'm fine.
Me-You want me to hold your scooter and you can just walk.
X-I'm fine. Now I know why some people die challenging their bodies like that.
Me-Up hill is tough, but if you feel really weird we should take a break.
X-I'm fine, but I do need some water. I think my body has been challenged.
Me-Lets sit down and let me hold your scooter.
X-I got it. I think you're the one that should sit.

Saturday, February 2, 2013