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
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!
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.
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...
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 season..so, I will post as soon as I can.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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!
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.
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?
I am sorry, some people may have a hard time loading my page because of this slide show...but, I wanted to share all that I have been working on the last month. Some are older than that, though, but since I have not been making dollies and I have been neglecting this blog..It's only fair I share. Come join me on Jenny-ArtbyJenny.blogspot.com to keep up to date with my painting. Wonders of Whimsy has been Trademarked for dollies, so I will keep it separate for now.
I have been painting more than anything lately. Which I share on my other art blog jenny-artbyjenny.blogpsot.com I have been procrastinating on my Thanksgiving dolls. But, hopefully tomorrow will be a start of a good week for it. I know I better get going huh? Painting is so much more fun and rewarding...even though I make no money at it..lol
I just listed 4 princess shakers on ETSY. I will be adding some of the other items this week when I have time as well as offering some on Ebay. I have finally gotten rid of pretty much all my Halloween creations through E-bay. I am back to the beginning making nickles and dimes, but I realize that I have not been as consistent as I was over a year ago and I plan on getting back to it. Next on the agenda is some Thanksgiving items. It's nice to make any bit of money since the kitty rescue is back. All the money has been going to that endeavor. It's a little more expensive here with having to supply flea meds every month. That stuff is expensive when you are taking care of as many cats as I do. Anyway, I was playing around with Photoshop and made a banner...that won't work on ETSY...lol So, I had to remake it. Oh well.
It's been a while since I blogged because I have not created anything new for that long. I know....what's up? I started working on a hook rug and started knitting again, but besides that I have just been hanging out mostly. I just wanted to say hey...I'm still here.
One last item to share before I get everything packed up and ready to go. Trying to get some little ornies made as well. Wasted a day this week really put me behind. I am hoping for a good turn out, but more importantly a stress free time. Borrowed mom's van but already dealing with issues about timing there. Sometimes it's not always the best to borrow, I already feel I should have rented the Uhaul. Live and learn.....
I am so worn out. A month of 12 to 16 hour days has done a number on me. I am officially done creating for a little while. All the bells are on their shakers and packed away for the weekend. I am totally ready for it to be over. Now that the fun part is finished, that is. Packing and Unpacking each day is going to suck, but I cannot leave all those antiques and goodies just sitting around all night. I am praying for 70 degree weather with no rain. Wouldn't that be nice?
Anyway, this little dolly was created using a Back Porch Pickins pattern. She is missing her flower, but I am so fried...it's just not getting done. I know....how sucky is that? Ugggh. Maybe bible study and worship tonight will make my spirits high. All this work is putting me in a mood.
Finally. I am done creating for a wee bit. I just have 40 little bells to hand stitch to those princess shakers is all. I am building supports for my old shutters tomorrow and some last minute tweaking of items, pricing etc before I pack them for the weekend. Please think of me and put us in your prayers for a good turn out. 1st time endeavor and I am very nervous about it. At least I can hide under my bonnet.
Welcome to my blog! I am an artist, interior and graphic designer. I love all things creative. I am an Alley Cat Ally and a spay/neuter advocate. I donate all the proceeds from my ETSY shop to help rescue homeless cats and kittens.