Saturday, February 27, 2010

Face Book

I made a little book ....... [ Thank you Janine for encouraging me to do it ]

There's nine faces in it .
some faces are thoughtful , some melancholy , some are happy

In my Etsy shop

Did you see the wonderful story about Gander Canada on the Olympics ?
I cried and cried , out of sadness and out of gratefulness
It was about how Canada helped us after September 11 th .
The stories were amazing
I always cry when I see anything about September 11 th .
I hope you saw it
Thank you Canada !

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

on my drawing table

I have put some new book page illustrations in my shop .
this is what's on my drawing table today [ click to enlarge ]
I'm in a gallery , Cavalier Galleries which is on Nantucket and I have to do some big paintings for them .
so ... right now I'm thinking and planning bigger beach themed paintings for this fantastic gallery .
My favorite one [ in the photo ] is the mom and her weird little kid .

P.S. > question .... Did you use your Inktense pencils today ?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

vintage Tuesday... click to enlarge

This is the angel that I bought yesterday . click to enlarge

I have seen other bloggers take a day a week to post their vintage finds ,
[ and I enjoy seeing what others have found ! ]
so I am going to TRY to do ...
" Vintage Tuesday "
This will help me stay home and shop in my own house [ if you know what I mean ] .... and it will make me dust some of the treasures in my house
I need you to remind me to do this .... ha ha ..... I never know what day it is .
Today is Tuesday ... right ?

Monday, February 22, 2010

an illustration on a vintage book page

I went to my favorite place today ...
Stratford Antiques .
a wonderful antique warehouse with rows and rows of STUFF
I found a few old books . One is French , so when I got home , I drew this girl on one of the pages
I also bought a light up tree top angel for $8.00
Maybe I should take photos of all the amazing things I bought at Stratford Antique Center.

This book page illustration is in my shop now

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tell Me your Secrets , illustration on wood cut out

It's actually on MDF board , masonite board but I write wood because it's sort of wood [ only better ] and so many people don't know what MDF board is
But I love it .
This is cut out on my scroll saw
It's a print on board . I painted the original with acrylics and Inktense pencils.

I put her in my shop

'Carmelina ' just wrote to tell me the meaning of MDF ..... it's in the comments
it means medium density fiberboard
THANKS Carmelina !!!!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

for the wall > about your bile

I saw an ad in one of my OLD magazines and I was inspired to draw this constipated lady to go with the words .
You can read the words in my Etsy shop

This is on wood , ready to hang .

Doggie cut out from wood

this is a dog I cut out on my scroll saw ....... ready to hang on the wall
in my shop
just sold ... but I will make more !
Thank you Cathy!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

art dolls .... a boy and his rabbit

these two are cut out separately on my scroll saw
paper art dolls on wood
ready to hang on your wall

in my shop !
just sold !
thank you Cathy

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I remember Mama

I used pen and ink , Inktense pencils too ..... then I cut her out on my scroll saw
Mama Mia !

in my shop

Saturday, February 6, 2010

gift box set.... Oh .... just sold

in my shop

This just sold . Thank you Julie !
I will make more gift boxes

we didn't get any snow at all !!!!
did you ???

Friday, February 5, 2010

Isabella .... wall art

cut out from wood .. I love my scroll saw !

In my shop

Are you getting snow ?
I don't think we will get too much here in Connecticut , but .... who knows !

PS>>>> This just sold , but since it is a print on wood .... I will make more ! [soon ]
Thanks for your comments !!!!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

" Friends " illustration , a wall hanging [ on board ]

you can't see the bottom part
it says .......
Friends cherish each other's hopes .
They are kind to each other's dreams .

in my shop !
oops > this one just sold ... but I can make another !