Friday, March 27, 2009

It's Spring & I'm Antsy....


...to get in the garden. The past couple of years I've just bought plants and planted them but I was thinking maybe I would try it again. I found an interesting website with 10 seed starting tips.
http://www.finegardening.com/how-to/articles/ten-seed-starting-tips.aspx

I'm totally amazed at how organized that person is. Who in the heck collects their seeds, puts them in little plastic bags and FILES THEM!

So I bookmarked the page and hopefully I too will be as organized as that woman and have nice little plants..........what's a bet they all come up and then die.....story of my life.

Oh and if you are wondering about the daisies, they are an ACEO (miniature art) watercolor, available in my etsy shop...here's the link:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13357080

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Worth Repeating....Progression of China Painting

So I posted this in my blog last July and I'm thinking it would be good to repost. Hope you enjoy it.

So people always ask me how I do this. This time I took some pictures at each stage. Each piece of china is painted and fired in a kiln to a temperature of 1800 degrees multiple times. Here's some pictures of how it progresses:
Inspiration Piece
Blank china:


Design sketched in:



First Fire:

Second Fire:



Third Fire and Final Product:

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Featuring the Art Work of Sue Taylor



All my friends know how I love my felined friends but what you probably don't know is that I love the work of Sue Taylor of Nebraska. Check out Sue's primacolor drawing of Fluffy!


This piece is an ACEO (Art Card Edition & Original) - always 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches. Sue is one the artist in my DAWG (Designing Artist Women's Group) on Ebay, Etsy & now Bonanzle. She sells under artistsuetaylor. This piece is available in her Bonanzle shop. Click here to go to it.


Oh and I should add she's having a Bonanza (sale) on Bonanzle March 21st!!! Check out her shop there! Check out her Bonanzle shop...she has cool jewelry there too.....click here


And of course I have to blog one of my little feline friends. I call it sleepy head....hes's also an ACEO and painted in watercolors....available in my Etsy shop...click here.

Monday, March 9, 2009

My art friends from Bonanzle

I have a number of online artist friends who have become good friends online. Most of us started together on Ebay, branched out to Etsy and now are on Bonanzle. We began a team on Etsy called, Designing Artists Women's Group" or DAWG TEAM on Etsy. You can search for DAWG team on Etsy or Bonanzle to find our art. Here's some of the work from my friends from their Bonanzle stores. Their shop names are in parenthesis. These are wonderful artists, wonderful friends. I hope you will support them.

And if you are looking for a sale, visit my shop: http://bonanzle.com/booths/eclecticspirit
For 20% off everything, use Coupon Code: Spring

Barbara Haviland

Lisa Parker (Papermoondelights)


Sue Taylor (ArtistSueTaylor)










Tammy Moody (tgfleet)





Mryna Migala (thanks4looking)

Friday, March 6, 2009

BINGO!


This pendant is such a hoot. It was made by my daughter Jackie for our Bonanzle Shop, EclecticSpirit. Click here to go to the listing

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

St. Patricks Scavenger Hunt! Prizes!


The members of DAWG, Designing Artists Women Group of Etsy, are sponsoring a St patricks Day Scavenger Hunt. To participate simply visit the participating shops beginning March 5th 2009 and continuing until midnight EST on March 16th, 2009, and find the hidden Irish Greeting! It looks like the one pictured in this blog.

When you find our logo in a shop, convo the seller through etsy with the URL of the listing where the image is hidden, or the transaction number for the Item. You may enter once per participating shop.

That’s it! You must be a registered Etsy user to qualify
On March 17th, 2009, the each participating seller will draw a winner at random, from all those who contact them with the correct answer.

Here is a list of the member shops participating in the hunt. Every member is offering a different prize! so visit all of the shops to win.

Shops & Prizes:

artistsuetaylor - offers a Irish Celtic Knot aceo card
suecorcoran offers an original art domino celtic knot pendant
lazyhawk - original art pendant
Artbylisak - New Specialized Kitchen Recipe Booklet
JYWheeler - domino lighthouse pendant. stamped and hand inked
ArleneFaye - 6"x6" original watercolor
Luvs2Paint - free magnet
Aloquin- original St Patricks Day ACEO
LeePierce - Free bracelet

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