Wednesday, December 15, 2010
The weather in Ontario Canada is wild and wooly. Here in Toronto though, it hasn't been too bad. In Southern Ontario where my parents live it has been white-out conditions almost every day! My parents have a little dog named Flossie. This is her very first winter. Guess what? She LOVES IT! That's right! She thinks it's great!
Check out the picture below of Flossie digging threw the snow to get at the bird seed on the ground! She digs in the snow every time she goes outside. Face first with no worries in the world. She comes out of it covered in snow from head to toe :)
As you can see, little Flossie is making an appearance in some of my paintings. She is just so darn cute!
My painting "Snowing Cats and Dogs" is currently up for grabs on ebay
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I knew Santa loved reindeers, who knew he was a cat lover too?
Only one month till Christmas! WOW! It sure creeps up on you doesn't it?
I've been busy as an elf working on little projects here and there.
I made some fun little gift tags with my art on it the other day:
Plus I worked on some really cute MINI ORIGINAL paintings on wood.
You can find them in my etsy shop!
Oh and Santa is hanging out at ebay
Can you hear jingle bells?
Saturday, November 13, 2010
I am getting into the holiday spirit already! You can never be too early getting started, it saves you a lot of stress by being ready early :)
Above is a painting I did of a sweet forest girl with a baby reindeer. She's so sweet! I wish I had her outfit for Christmas day.
My mom got a new puppy this year! Her name is Flossie and she is a great inspiration.
I thought, who better than Flossie to be the sleigh puller for a sweet little girl Santa.
Keep a watch on my ebay auctions for festive holiday paintings.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sundays are the days we go to the grocery store. One thing I buy is whole grain bread with nuts and seeds in it. Then when I get home, I take the old stale bread and go to the park and feed the birds with it. I felt like the squirrels were missing out, so while I was at the grocery store I got a bag of peanuts and fed them too. They are so cute. I was inspired to paint the above painting because of my last trip to the park - (pictured below)
I must say, it is getting chilly outside. As you can see from my photo, it is fall, yet I am wearing my winter coat! The cool crisp air inspired my other newest painting below:
Both paintings are currently available on ebay!
Monday, October 18, 2010
Cats can find fun in all sorts of things. In my newest painting, Kitty is eyeing Frida's braids. Kitty thinks that those braids would make for some fun toys.
My cat Lily loves straws, bottle caps, and empty boxes. How about your cat?
Frida with kitty is up for grabs on ebay.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
The cooler weather has set in around here. I wore my winter coat the other day for the first time since last winter. It's fall and with fall come HALLOWEEN!
Look! Even Frida is getting into the Halloween spirit. Her and her kitty think they heard something go bump in the night!
Some of these original paintings are listed on ebay/
I also have some prints available on etsy!
Friday, September 24, 2010
When I was a little girl my mom had the most beautiful typewriter. It is was a turquoisey-blue color. Just like the one here on flickr. I had fun typing little stories using both the black and red ink. Winding the ribbon and getting ink on my fingers.
In high school I took two years of "typing"...and it was on both manual and electric typewriters. It makes me feel SO OLD to think that they still had MANUAL typewriters when I was in high school! Of course all this learning to type was intended for use on typewriters,. Boy did I luck out that I can use those skills I learned on that old dinosaur for my computer now! I can type like the wind thanks to all those "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" exercises.
My little typing girl is currently up for grabs on ebay.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Last month I took part in AWOL gallery's square foot show. The art show consists of hundreds of paintings from artists, all of them created in a one foot by one foot square format. Then, all these "square foot" canvases are arranged in a grid on the walls of the gallery. There are so many wonderful ideas there!
I entered 2 paintings. One of Frida on her bike, and one of a gypsy fortune teller. Frida sold, and now I am offering the fortune teller up for grabs on ebay!
May your future be bright!
Saturday, September 18, 2010
One thing I've learned about cats is, they love to act crazy in the night! As soon as I turn the lights off Lily starts tearing around the apartment like a maniac. We now have a ritual of wrestling at bedtime. I get her food out for the night, put down fresh water for her, turn out the lights and then we WRESTLE! She loves it! The plus side is it gets her tuckered out and ready to sleep the night through. My newest painting shows me and Lily doing our nightly wrestle. Below is a photo of Lily when she was just a kitten wrestling with a little pink purse toy I got her. :)
Wrestle Mania is up for grabs on ebay!
Friday, September 3, 2010
I like to read in bed. It calms my mind down and makes me sleepy. My cat Lily always snuggles behind my legs when I'm reading. She knows I'll be still for a long time so she makes herself comfortable.
I got a new comforter. It has pretty red cherry blossoms all over it. I loved the way it looked like a drawing so I had to get it. Lily made herself right at home on it. (She is making a silly face!)
Bedtime stories is up for grabs on ebay.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Meet my mom's new little baby puppy Flossie! Isn't she just the cutest little thing?!!!
My mom found an ad on the internet of someone wanting to give up their puppy because they didn't have enough time for her. My mom fell in love with her sweet little face and rushed over to their house to adopt her! YAY! Now Flossie has the BEST home in the world!
Here is Flossie in my mom's garden. Do you seen Monet in the background? My mom painted that!
Flossie loves to be out in the flowers and sometimes she even digs in the garden. My mom calls her a "tomboy" because of this :)
I was inspired by sweet little Flossie and put her in a babushka :)
This painting is up for grabs on ebay!
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Lately I've been doing a lot of painting. Not the canvas kind though, I've been painting walls! I finally got a condo!
I had been looking for a year, and lost out on many of them. Finally the perfect one came along and I wasn't about to let some ugly walls ruin the deal. I have taken on the big job of painting all the walls.
I decided to go with a color scheme of my cat Lily. Cream, taupe and blue. Plus my black furniture will add to the whole siamese feel. So far I have the walls painted cream and my bedroom is blue. The sun room will be taupe.
In the photo above, I wanted to see what a big babushka painting would look like :) I painted it just for fun before I finished painting the wall.
Thanks for being patient while I continue to suit up my new place.
Hugs to all!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
WOW! Is it ever HOT here!!! We are on day 4 of a heat wave here in Toronto. I am soooo grateful to have air conditioning. Just walking to the post office wipes me out. It's like an oven out there!
When I was a kid I would swim in the pool at our condo every single day. I swam like a fish. Now that I have to wear glasses 24/7 I can't go swimming. Plus, I don't like what the chlorine does to my skin and hair.
Back then I didn't care! My hair was knotted and bleached out from the sun. I remember I had a swim suit that had little Canadian maple leaves down the sides. I was SO TANNED that where those little white leaves were I got a tan. Little tanned maple leaves down my sides. I remember I also had a barbie doll that would tan in the sun. Do you remember that doll? I can't remember her name, but she was so cool! After about 10 minutes in the sun, the barbie would have tan lines.
HA! I just found the commercial on youtube:
My newest painting is a mermaid. The best thing to be this time of year!
Up for grabs on ebay.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Well folks, it's been a wild and wooly few days here in Toronto. First off we had an earthquake here. Not a big one, but one big enough to make the pictures on my wall swing back and forth. One big enough to make my cat Lily's tail puff up in fear for 10 minutes. I have been through 2 other earthquakes and none lasted as long as this one. It was probably about 15 seconds long. The others I felt lasted about 5 seconds. It kind of freaked me out that it wasn't stopping right away. No harm was done and everything went right back to normal.
Then the G20 summit came to town...
The above photo is taken from my balcony. It was taken moments before the riots broke out. You may have heard about the riots. They were all happening right outside my home. A little nerve racking to say the least.
I am hoping that tomorrow everything will be back to normal and I can go back to my day to day life. Minus any natural disasters or mass hysteria :)
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Happy Summer! I think I'm a day or two late wishing you that, but that's okay. You were probably too busy soaking in the sun to notice :)
Just stopping in to let you know I've added some brand new prints to my etsy shop tonight. All your new favorites are there!
Time to go outside and enjoy this warm weather!
Talk to you soon!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
I hope you are all keeping cool in this hot weather we are having lately.
I just wanted to let you know that I have added 4 new prints from some of my favorite paintings to my etsy shop. Currently I only have a few of each.
Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday weekend!
Saturday, May 22, 2010
I have had many people ask me if I do paintings of boys over the years. I always said....no, but I might try one day. I was comfortable painting little girls with their long eyelashes, rosy cheeks and red lips. Boys just seemed a bit too "plain" for me to be able to pull off. BUT I give it a try. I think these little guys are pretty darn cute after all!
Boys don't have to be all about frogs and snails and puppy dog tails :)
Have a great long weekend!
These boys are currently up for auction on ebay.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Sometimes for fun, just to loosen up I like to make small ACEO paintings.
ACEO stands for "Artist Cards Editions and Originals" .
These are originals. Done in acrylic paint, pencil crayons, graphite pencil and gel pens.
They are small and full of energy and expressive lines. Quick and to the point :)
These wee little paintings are currently over at etsy.
Have a great week!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Hello! The dollies are here!
Five darling little ladies (pssst, one of them is Frida). They are all hanging out at my etsy shop waiting to go to their new homes.
Sometimes our babies are our pets! Sweet babushka and baby fox up for grabs on ebay.
Here we have Frida just chillin' out on the rug with her 3 black cats. She is also available on ebay.
The warm weather is feelin' good! I love it! Hugs to all!
Monday, April 5, 2010
Hi beautiful people!
Just a heads up that I will be updating my etsy shop in the morning. Tuesday April 6th at 1 PM eastern standard time. I only have a few things, so if you were interested in one of the 5 dolls they will be available then. I have a couple of pins and a couple of ACEO, plus I should have an original painting too.
Hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend. The weather here has be fabulous!!! I think I can put my winter coat away in storage for good now.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
I'm planning a little etsy shop update on Tuesday and I wanted to give you a sneak peek at some dolls I've made. See them all doin' the Can-Can? Will they be dancing their way into your home?
I will post more details about what else I'll be offering and what time I will be listing them in a blog post on Monday.
Hugs to all!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
A little while ago I took part in the "Mail Me Art Project".
It's a cool project where artists mail in an envelope that IS the art. The art is on the outside! I always have loved to dress up letters and packages. Although, when I send out my artwork to buyers I usually forgo the artistry on the packaging because I don't want anything to slow down the packages arrival through the post office :) I leave all the fun stuff for the inside in those packages.
I decided I'd make my envelope a painting of Little Red Riding Hood with Mr. Wolf. They are holding up a sign with the mailing address on it :) I thought it was pretty cool when they chose my art to use in a blog post about the event. You can see it HERE.
Everyone's envelope art is going to be shown in an art show in London England. You can keep up with the festivities on their facebook page.
I have my fingers crossed that they will add mine to the MAIL ME ART BOOK. I will keep you posted if they do!
HUGS TO ALL!