Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Anyhow, I've recently had a Madonna craving....it's all I've been listening to at work and while painting. And so, I'm going to share Madonna craving with all my lovelies :) (That would be all who reads my blog :)
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Prettyditty's aprons have a flattering fit, with a gorgeous design. I love that she gave enough fabric to tie in the front or back, and the thick strip creates an adorable bow. Her blog can be found at: www.prettydittyblog.com
Monday, July 21, 2008
Her work is beautiful, with a modern folkart appeal. I'm especially fond of her Personalized Big Wooden Letters - you got to get them quickly, because only a few are left! They'd be a lovely addition to a craft room / area, or even for your child's bedroom door. Being a past university student, now college student, I would have loved to have one of these letters for my dorm room. Even now, it would fit great in my craft room, but alas - there are no A's left...sigh.
Silvermoonart has a variety of artworks; you bound to find something for everyone here - whether it's The World is so Full collage for a young one's bedroom, or its her Vintage Treasures box for your teenage daughter or friend, or even her Mixed media perpetual wooden calendar for yourself, to put in your work area, or to bring some love to your office - her shop is sure to please.
It was the first time I took it, I don't know why I didn't do it sooner. I guess there was really no reason. But I have it now, one weekend and 16 hours later.
Friday, July 18, 2008
AKeepersJackpot also has a blog where you can read about her dabbles: http://akeepersjackpot.blogspot.com/. Right now, it's filled with lots of nature pictures from her travels - they're gorgeous!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
And then I pondered, what would be the best way. Well, baby steps would probably work the best, so I thought I'd thinks of a few things and do those. Since my organizer doesn't really start until September, I needed someplace to put these goals - so I signed up for 43 things!
So I started my list off. It only has 6 things on it right now, but that's ok. I'll built as I go along - I don't want to set ridiculous goals.
I'm Jelybeanie there :)
Goals 1, 2 and 3 for this week:
- Stop drinking coffee (drink tea instead) - mostly because I don't drink "coffee", but the overly sweetened stuff.
- Stop biting my nails - this one will be hard, since it's been going on since I've had nails
- Run more
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I finished this painting up last week and it's now posted in my artbyangie Etsy store!
I didn't think I was going to paint rain coming in over a meadow...it just kind of happened that way. My original plan was to create a clover field. But, as glazes and layers built up - it turned into something different all on it's own.
It was until it was almost done did I realize that it wasn't quite what I had planned for it to be - but that's ok! I think it's even better that it formed what it is all by itself; it gives it some sort of inner meaning that it was just meant to be. It reminds me of living at my parents place, in the country, when you could watch the rain coming in - it's a beautiful thing to watch, even if it's just simple nature. Unfortunatly, with all the city buildings, you can't watch the rain so much.
Well, enough of my rambling.
Monday, July 14, 2008
BrillantSky is also newer to Etsy, just having joined about a month ago - so please say hello to her and give her work a look :)
BrillantSky also has her own personal webpage, where her portfolio and a vast collection of paintings resides: www.sarahboys.com
Friday, July 11, 2008
"Circle of Friends" - 9 x 12" Watercolor painting
I thought I'd try presenting it in a frame - we'll see how it goes, it's currently being critiqued in the forums :)
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
This is the family tree for my family - I had to make an example :) My brother Jason is the oldest, and then me, then Justin and lastly Aaron.
The link for the custom family trees are available here: Link
"Sailor's Delight" - Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 24 x 12 x 0.75"
I love the little saying, Red sky at night sailors delight, red sky in morning, sailors take warning. And so I wanted to paint the sailor's delight - and this is what I came up with!
It was made with glaze....upon glaze...upon layer...upon glaze. I worked on this one with a paint brush in one hand and a blow dryer in the other so that I could dry the layers and glazes and keep working on it hehe.
There's also some really nice texture to it as well...the square on the right of the red sky is texture, it almost looks like it was cut into the painting. As well, the yellow-ish horizon line is a little bit raised. I'm not sure why I put the square there, but it is abstract, so maybe there's a deeper meaning in my self-conscious for it that I just haven't found yet.
Available in my Artbyangie store on Etsy.
Monday, July 7, 2008
His children's pieces are simply adorable with so much love and thought put into each piece. His more abstracted pieces are bright, colorful and very well composed.
StarBear sells her originals in his store, so in order to see his entire beautiful portfolio you should visit his DeviantArt webpage, where a vast amount of his artworks are displayed.
For those who don't know what DeviantArt is, it's a community where artist's post, share and encourage each other's artworks. Commenting is allowed, giving artist's the opportunity to be critiqued, offer critiques and grow as an artist. I especially love this site, since not being an art student I've missed out on the advice that helps shape and improve an artist. This site provides this - it is a great site to check out, sign up and give a shot! My deviant profile is: http://angela-vandenbogaard.deviantart.com/
Friday, July 4, 2008
The piece was created by catnipalley on Etsy, and it was titled accordingly, "Fat Cats Sampler". Her work is beautiful, you should definitely check out her store!
It's my Kitty, Oreo in that cross stitch! Maybe he doesn't have the little bit of strips, but he is quite round - that's me and him on the left. And I'm not going to lie, he is currently on a diet. So it's not that I don't *heart* fat cats; I just want him a little healthier so he lives longer.
But what a coincidence!
This lovely little button purse is 100% adorable, called the Herringbone Button Purse. I really like how the artist kept the design clean and concise. Adding a small detail, the button, completing the piece and giving it a nice beachy, sea-breezy, summer, retro appeal. Okay, I know one of those doesn't necessarily belong with the the other two, but those are the vibes I get from it. The button defiantly completes the piece, and it adds a nice touch and interest to the purse.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
This sale is good until July 7th at Midnight. Just wait for me to send a revised invoice; if you do happen to go ahead and pay, I'll just refund the difference - Happy Shopping!