Thursday, March 20, 2008

Northern Gannet

A new painting! Finally. I had a few failed attempts with painting since my last post, but I'm pretty happy with this one.

The Northern Gannet bird is tall and graceful; typically they are 34-39 inches tall! They eat a diet of fish and sometimes squid. Yum? One thing I like about this bird is that they tend to mate for really long times. Loyalty!

Painting is available in the shop! UPDATE! This painting has been sold!

Materials: 6x6 wood, acrylic paints

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Unrolled Fern Frond

Two posts in one day! Wow. I'm really making up for lost time, huh?

Anywho, I painted this little beauty a few weeks ago. I was inspired by the nice weather out, and I opened all the windows in my apartment and sat on my couch for a long time, just listening to the wind and to the birds chirping. I decided then and there that a nice little nature painting would suit me just fine.

This little guy is an unrolled fern frond from Costa Rica. He was painted on 6x6 inch wood with acrylic paints. He is also available in the shop if you'd like to own him yourself. I think I might do a little series of ferns since they are so curvy and luscious and sweet.

Materials: 6x6 inch wood, acrylic paint

Mother-of-Pearl Madness!!

As mentioned in my last post, I've been working on some jewelry lately. I find that it sells much better than my art at craft shows, and I'm hoping to do a few this summer. I recently ordered a big batch of beads from my favorite online beading supply store and finally had time to sit down and create!

The picture above is an example of the mother-of-pearl earrings I made. I made quite a few, all in several colors. To see more of them, go to my Flickr page here. If you see something you like, drop me an e-mail and I'll create a special listing for you in the shop. Earrings will be $10.00/each or two for $17.00.

Materials: Mother-of-pearl, surgical steel ear-hooks (silver), gold-plated ear hooks, silver and gold-plated head pins.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Perhaps being in the dumps in my last post was worth it, because I made a sale today! I sold the "Seahorses in Love" painting (click here to see it) out of the blue! So unbelievably satisfying. It's so nice to think that someone out there liked my work enough to purchase it.

In other news, I've been preparing for spring/summer craft fairs and have made some lovely (in my eyes, at least) jewelry. I'll be posting pictures of those tonight (possibly) once I take them!