Sunday, January 5, 2014

Folk Art Painting

Here are some paintings I have shared on my other blog.  At some point I would like to start making dolls again.  But, painting is much less time consuming, so it has been my go to craft for the moment.

The New House

Kitchen is almost finished.  Deciding on back splash in which we will be installing ourselves.  So far I have been leaning towards little tumbled travertine brick pattern with black accented decor tile.  Behind the stove I am thinking black slate with a black and painted rooster.  Very French Country, which is the style I love.  It will be a while before we get to that project, but enjoying the nice kitchen regardless.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Time to Play!

 We got moved into our new home.  These pictures are not great quality - taken from my phone - but I just wanted to share my new spaces.  I will be all ready to start creating soon.  I cannot wait!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Photographing Art

Dolls by Kaf Grim

Doll by Sue Barton

I am learning how to take manual photographs this term.  Playing with shutter speed, aperture, ISO and white balance to get really nice images is actually fun...once you get over taking like a hundred pictures to figure out what looks best. LOL

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Bad Floor Fix

This floor in the hallway was trashed.  The previous owner had to take out a vent or something and replaced the hole in the floor with a piece of plywood.  So, I had to be creative on a budget.  This cost me nothing, since I already had the paint. Gotta love that!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Painted Floor

My new years goal was to paint my floors.  Wow, I did not realize I would start on the 1st day of the year, but I am so thrilled that I did.  My next floor project is to paint a rug in the hall - I just have to figure out a design. 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

New Projects & Graphics

I have not fallen off the face of the earth.  I have been doing a lot more digital art for school and I am having a lot of fun.  I updated the graphics for my rescue project.  If you want to follow my current art project then you'll need to go to my graphic design blog.  It will be at least another year before I am finished with school.  At least for one degree.  I am planning to get a double major i n Graphic Design and Animation.  It is a tough world out there and I want to have all my bases covered.  These days, how can you have one without the other?  It is a lot of fun creating in Illustrator and I cannot beleive I will get paid for this some day...

Friday, November 25, 2011

What's up?

Hi all.  Blogland has taken a backseat to everything else going on in my life.   Really, it doesn't seem much but between work and school there seems to be no time to paint or create dolls.  The only thing I am sharing lately is class projects.  However, I have a couple of snowmen boxes from last year that I will be posting on Ebay for the, I will post as soon as I can. 

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Cow Jumped Over The Moon?

Hi all. I wanted to share an adorable paper clay piece I bought off of the Pfatt Marketplace. It is my first piece from The Polka Dot Pixie. I'm going to place this ensemble at my cubical at work, to remind me that "anything is possible." Oh yeah, I have a cubicle! hahaha. I started working part time, while I finish school. It's been over a decade since I actually went to work. This keeps me busy and brings in some extra cash each month. Speaking of extra cash. I got a special order for a Uncle Sam doll, so I will be working on that the next week. It's been over 10 months since I made a doll. Hopefully, I will get back into it more this summer. I have been creating a lot of graphics and artwork in Illustrator and Photoshop, practicing for my future in graphic design. :) Come see my art on Art by Jenny.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

New Ebay Items

I just posted these three items to my Ebay page. Once, I get these sold. I will start creating one a week for Ebay.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

~Banner using Illustrator Shapes~

Hi everyone! I have not been keeping up with my blog here. Most of my sharing has been happening on my other blog Art by Jenny. That is where I am sharing my paintings and digital art that I am attempting to learn both in school and out. Mostly out, but the basics are helping me go forward. I made this banner in Illustrator. One of my first attempts at making something in this program using shapes. It's kinda neat.

I start my part time job in a few weeks. Then I will switch class to full time. I am planning on getting back to creating dollies again. At least once a week. So, hopefully you are excited about that!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

LL Creations Blog Giveaway.

I love Lisa Lectura's work! And luck for us she is offering this gorgeous painting on her blog to celebrate 3 years of blogging. WOW...has it been that long? It ends tomorrow (Wednesday) So, hurry up and go leave a comment.

Click on the image to take you there. GOOD LUCK!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

~Whimsical Craft Box ~

Well, I am pretty much finished. This was a fun project, but I am ready to start something new. I need to make some little paintings to use as ornaments for my sister who is in need of them for her tree. Other than that, I need to clean, clean, clean! We are going to Amish country for Thanksgiving with my mom, my younger brother and his two kids. It will be nice to NOT have to cook this year, but I am sure I will miss all those left overs.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

~Whimsical Box Progress~

Welp, I got the front and the back almost finished. I need to touch up my black stripes, but I like how it looks so far. To tell ya the truth I like back better than the front, but not by much. This piece so is cute. I am still not sure what's going on top. I drew a whimsical sun with a face, but duh I drew it upside down to the opening, so I had to paint over it. But I am still debating on what to do. Just flower tops, a whimsical sun and some clouds, or something written with leaves and flowers. Ho Hum...time will tell.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

More WIP~~

My little wooden chest is coming along.....very slowly. This took me a few hours of laying the paint on so that it comes out vibrant enough. But, I am happy how it is turning out. The colors are fun and once the entire thing is painted it will be so very whimsical...I cannot wait! I have not decided how I am going to finish the ends and the top. So, until then I'll just have to work on the opposite side. But for now it is time to clean up and relax.


Here is how I know I had ADD. lol I started working on this wooden storage box. I finished drawing one side and so what do I want to do? Paint it! lol I should be drawing all the side and pretty much the top before starting the paint process, but well I got bored with just the one and want to paint already!!! lol I know this project will take me days, so does it really matter if I both draw and paint each side separately? lol That is the beauty of it, I suppose. There are NO rules. Originally I bought this craft box to paint and sell. But, I could totally use it to store my yarn. (Keeping it away from the kitties) I will post my "as I go" pictures since I probably won't work on anything new till this is finished. At least that proves I have somewhat of a type A personality, that can help my ADD...that's actually finishing my projects. I could not imagine having more than my knitting and hook rugs that sit around waiting to be finished. Most everything else in my life "Get's Done". FFFEEEEWWWW.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Set of 4 Folk Art Angel Print Cards - Great Gift!

Available Now on Ebay. I have 9 sets ready to ship for the holidays. I am offering mix and match on my sales blog. And soon will have My Island girls available. If you don't know what I am referring to then jet on over to my other blogs to find out!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

~Johanna Parker Designs Blog Giveaway~

Wow, isn't this cool? If you have not already, go check on Ms. Parkers blog giveaway. It's an awesome piece and anyone would be thrilled to receive it! I think! Best of luck to ya! Click on the image to register!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

~Christmas Stocking~

Up for auction on Ebay this afternoon. Click on the image to view.

It is cold and rainy today. I got a new hot water heater installed. NICE. The rod in the old one dissolved causing my water to smell like rotten egg. Gosh that is so unpleasant, washing in stinky water. Now, on to some house chores, some grocery shopping and maybe painting later.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Ebay Auctions Tonight

It's time to get out those decorations! I gave my old tree to my sister, so I have to go buy a new one. I am going to get a skinny one this year! Yeah! Click on the image for the link.

Friday, November 12, 2010

~Aren't You Cold, Mr Snowman?

He'd melt if he were in Ohio, right now. It's unseasonably warm here.

Mr Snowman is my first holiday painting...ever. I was apprehensive at first because I did not think I could pull it off. I usually under estimate myself...but often feel quite happy after I finished. I suppose it is better than having high expectations. Now, if I could sell it...that would be wonderful. But, if not well I have yet another cool gift to give someone! (Story of my life) lol

I cannot complain. I may be starving in art, but not in life. I am just gonna need a warehouse someday for all my stuff. Can you relate?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Craft Talk

Blog Giveaway

Offering a blog giveaway on my new sales blog. Just sign up as a follower and you could win this notebook!

Sales blog now available
I listed paintings and dolls on my new selling blog. Go Check it out!