Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!


And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby,
keeping watch of their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them,
and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid.
I bring you good news of great joy that will for all the people.
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:8-11

Today's feature on Bonanzle: http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/EclecticSpirit/items/Angel_Ornament___Handpainted

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Gingerbread

My daughter Jackie and her boyfriend Jay and I made Christmas cookies Sunday, some of which were Gingerbread. With 2 artists & an engineer working on decorating them, we had some interesting designs...not so traditional. This ornament is available on our Bonanzle store - click here for the listing http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/EclecticSpirit/items/Gingerbread_Man_Handpainted_Ornament

It's Christmas Eve and I would like to wish you all a blessed Christmas full of love and happiness! Thank you for reading my blog!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Babycakes.....


....now that gets your imagination going doesn't it. Well check out this blog:
http://babycakescornbreadkidsswapatccards.blogspot.com/ It's run by Sandra. She hosts a ACEO Art Card swap. I participated this year. It was lots of fun.

My swap card is featured on her blog. I received a wonderful one from Dolores who also participated. It's pictured here. I love the 3 diamentional cards......don't you.

So today on Ebay I sold my poinsettia card. I'm excited but also not, I loved that card. Well I will just have to paint another for me, huh? Here it is in all of it's glory. I hope the buyer loves it as much as me! Sometime if you are on Ebay, search for seller ID HeyLucy1...that's me!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

ACEO Blog


If you are a reader of my blog, you know I love to paint ACEO's (some call them ATC's artist trading cards) and I love to buy & trade them too.

So if you are not familiar with this wonderful miniature art (always 2.5 x 3.5 inches) you are in for a treat....check out this blog for ACEO Enthusiasts. I belong to the group on Ebay, but alas I am not a dilgent thread poster but I do try to keep up with them.....

The lovely image here is one from the blog.....so go visit this blog: http://atcandaceo-enthusiasts.blogspot.com/

Friday, December 19, 2008

Bonanzle Feature - Pieper's Place


I have met lots of friends on the internet through the many artist communities I belong to. And from time to time I like to feature them. One of the talented people I've metis Sallie aka Pieper....she's on Ebay (where I first met her), Etsy and Bonanazle.

Check out Sallie's Bonanzle shop Pieper's Place http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/pieper She has some really cool cat stuff and handmade navajo style dolls......so cool....if you stop by tell her Joann sent you! :)

Friday, December 12, 2008

As we approach Christmas.....

....I cannot help but be thankful for the most wonderful present of all, our Savior Jesus Christ and the Blessed Mother who has the courage to say "Yes"...no art feature today...just enjoy the youtube video/song.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Featuring Today Watercolor ACEO


..titled "In Mary's Heart". For us Catholics today is the feast of the Immaculate Conception. So to honor Mary today I post this ACEO. When I painted it this scripture verse came to mind "But Mary kept all these words, pondering them in her heart." Luke 2:19.....I hope you enjoy the card and Happy Advent! :) You can find her in my Etsy store on sale....here's the Listing: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11350017

Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas Reflection

Christmas will be quickly upon us. And as I was thinking what I should feature today I thought it's time to be reminded of what the real meaning of Christmas is. It is about the birth of Christ. The Lamb of God who came down to offer his life for our sins........so today I feature my watercolor ACEO art card called "Lamb of God"

Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. This world needs your mercy. Merry Christmas to you and your family from me and mine! BIG HUGS!


Listing: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10182697

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