Thursday, June 16, 2016

PPF Peanut and Lily, Chihuahuas to paint

  I did this 8x10 acrylic portrait of my dog Lily 13 years ago, 
from this photo.

And now I have a new Chihuahua puppy dog 12 weeks old and such a cutie! We named her Peanut. I guess I need to paint her picture next.
I made her her own Facebook Page, a You Tube channel and a blog, which might be a little excessive.  LOL. 

Friday, May 20, 2016

PPF, Nibblefest NFAC Pet Animals May 2016 Watercolor Art

It's Nibblefest Time again. May 20, 2016

The theme this time is "Pet Animals" and here are some pet portraits I have for sale on EBAY this week. The starting bid on each painting is only 99 cents, so if you want to collect some doggie art, here is your chance.

5x7 Watercolor and white Higgins Ink on 140# paper. 

According to the American Kennel Club, "The Poodle, though often equated to the beauty with no brains, is exceptionally smart, active and excels in obedience training." This 5x7 loose watercolor with pen and ink accents was painted from a reference photo by Bill Muck.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

NFAC Nibblefest this month is "Things in Jars"

All art begins at 99 cents in auction for one week starting on the 20th of the month. Search EBAY for "NFAC" to see more entries. The theme this month is "Things in Jars." 

This is Canned Food, not in a can, but we used to call it "canned" or canning, whenever Mom or Grandma was boiling those Mason Jars for jams and jellies. My daughter still bottles Tangerine Jelly every year with the fruit from the trees in our backyard.

Square Art, small 6 x 6 inches.  Acrylic on gessoed panel.  A glass Ball or Mason canning jar full of red fruit, could be tomatoes, cherries, baby beets, or what it reminds me of is Crabapples from the tree in my backyard when I was a kid. Mom canned those little gems every year. Yummy!  

I have so many paintings in my stash that I usually can find at least one that fits the theme of the month for NFAC. I should get back to painting, I suppose, but my crochet obsession took over for 6 months or so, and now my right hand is all sore from overdoing it, carpal tunnel I think. 

My grandson gave me his PEZ collection to sell on Ebay, so listing those 70+ cuties has been this week's task. I had an idea to paint little ATC cards of the dispensers but so far have not started that project. Somehow I always find ways to keep busy.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Nibblefest 99 cent auctions starting Today! Farm Animals, Cows and Horses. PPF

Seems like I only post once a month lately, when the Nibblefest Art Contest happens, on the 20th. This month the theme is Farm Animals, 
and here are my 99 cent auctions on EBAY. All NFAC auctions start at 99 cents for one week, so search EBAY for more great art bargains.

2.5 x 3.5 inches small

Comes with mat for framing

3/4 inch deep ready to hang without frame

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Fruit and Veggies, for Nibblefest Art Contest and PPF

It's NFAC time again, the 20th of every month Nibblefest Art Contest happens on Ebay and for 7 days you can get art for sale where the bidding starts at 99 cents. Search EBAY for NFAC for more artwork. 

I have three of them on sale this month, the subject/theme being fruits and vegetables. Mine are all ACEO art card size 2.5 x 3.5 inches and they can be found here. Let the bidding begin.… 
ACEO watercolor pen and ink, Corned beef and Cabbage, for St Paddys Day

Fruit in a glass, Tropical Alcoholic Drink with Umbrella, ACEO

An apple for the Teacher, WC, Pen and Ink, ACEO

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Mystical, Magical, Enchanted Forest, Nibblefest time, 99 cent Ebay Art Auctions

It's Nibblefest time again! Time to get real art bargains! Every month on the 20th NFAC challenges artists to list pieces on Ebay for 99 cents starting bid, according to a pre-selected theme. This month's topic to draw from is "Enchanted Forest" and these are my offerings. 

"Deep in the Dark Enchanted Forest" - 8x10 mounted to 11x14 with mat and backing board. Mixed media, acrylic, watercolor, pen and ink on heavy paper.

Two paintings, 5x7, Watercolors, "Sunshine in the Magical Enchanted Forest." Both of these are offered in the same auction  starting at 99 cents, with mats, ready to frame. They are from a larger painting that I did, and cut them down, or "cropped" them.

9x12 experimental watercolor and, would you believe, bleach? This one seems to be kind of surreal to me. I call it "Magical Mystical Enchanted Forest." Mixed media.

Friday, November 20, 2015

NFAC, Nibblefest dogs for PPF, and Crochet Granny Square Vest

I used to blog every week, but now it is every month, I guess. I don't paint as often so Paint Party Friday has turned into Paint Party Monthly for me.

I did do a pet portrait commission of Rico this week, 5x7 watercolor and pen/ink. I think he turned out really cute, but you never know how the person it was intended for will like it. Have to wait till after Christmas to find out, I guess.
And it's Nibblefest time again, where we have once a month 99 cent auctions on Ebay for one week. Since the theme this month is "dogs" I just had to add a few ACEOs to the mix. Search Ebay for more great NFAC art bargains. Here are my entries, all watercolor, pen and ink, ACEO size.

Back to the 70's. Here is my hippie style Granny Squares Vest and matching hat. Do you think people from the 70's or in their 70's, like me, would wear this vest? I know I would, so, if it does not sell, I have a new outfit for the new year! LOL.
I made the hat with leftover yarns to match the vest.

The pattern was free, on this site: and there are lots more to choose from, like ponchos, gypsy bags, halters, and more vests, if you are looking for yesteryear yarnspiration!

Friday, October 23, 2015

NFAC, Nibblefest, More Colorful Crochet, PPF

It's NFAC, Nibblefest again! 
99 cent auctions on Ebay started on the 20th for one week. See all the great bargains in art. All sizes, not just 2.5 x 3.5 inches!
Nocturnal Creatures for Halloween. My Mixed Media watercolor, pen and ink, painted ACEO entry.

Totally not appropriate colors for the season, but I made it this week, so Happy 4th of July in October.

Visit my Etsy Shop for more of my Freestyle Crochet Art
Lavender Blue, Dilly Dilly!

Neopolitan Ice Cream colors, strawberry, Chocolate and Vanilla.
I even made a pair of matching fingerless gloves, for texting. 

Friday, October 9, 2015

Costumes Fashion Art ACEOs and Crochet, PPF

Fashion Sketches, ACEO size, 2.5 x 3..5 inches, WC, Pen and Ink.

I remember how painful it was to get dressed up and wear killer heels. LOL. Tis the season, but not for me any more. I wear flats all the time now.

This started out as your basic black dress and evolved into a goth-like halloween costume. Amazing how the subconscious takes over and does weird things!

Pretty in pink - My favorite color, Hot Pink! Extra long scarf. I just kept on crocheting and it was a good thing I ran out of yarn! My crochet hats and more are found in my Etsy store.

These are my not chokers, because I don't like the choking feeling but I love the splash of color at the neckline. The button above came from a trip to Europe ages ago. 

This is the Wild, Wild Vest, and I am actually going to keep it, I think, instead of selling it. Who else would wear such a bright and bold creation? I love it!

My first Cloche, and some really cool colors for this set.

And since it has been 2 weeks from my last post, I have created a bunch of crochet art fashions. They are done in FreeForm or FreeStyle, without a pattern, so they are unique, each a one-of-a-kind fashionable wearable art.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Black and White, Two Ways, ACEOs and Crochet, PPF

Black and White, Two ways

These two ACEOs were done with Tradio pen, which is not waterproof and when you touch it with a wet brush, it bleeds and runs in interesting ways.
Available in my Ebay Store in the SALE section. I have more than 50 ACEOs for sale $5 and under. Check it out!


This Freeform Crochet Beret Hat and Mini Neckscarf, both pieces of my Wearable Art collection, which also mimic my love of contrast and pattern. Most of my closet is filled with Black and White because it is so easy to decide what to wear.  LOL. These are currently available on Etsy.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Stained Glass Windows, Dragonfly and Freeform Crochet

Stained Glass Windows

Painted Dragonfly ACEO 2.5 x 3.5 inches
This is my entry for Nibblefest this month, which starts on the 20th. All bids begin at 99 cents on Ebay for one week. The NFAC Dragonfly theme inspired me to mimic the wearable art I designed this week, keeping with the stained glass motif. I will be listing this one on Ebay Sept 20th. 

Freeform Crochet Scarfette and Beret
My latest wearable ART freeform crochet hat and scarfette inspired by a bit of variegated yarn. Look closely in the little circles. It reminded me of a stained glass window so I just went with that and finished it in a couple of days, and made a French beret hat to match. Available on Etsy. This is a one of a kind bold statement for brave fashionistas!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Halloween Witch, Balconies and Scarves for PPF

Paintings and Scarves this week.
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Some sketchy loose watercolor art, and more scarves!

ACEO Witchy Poo and Bat, for Halloween challenge on EBAY Facebook group.

8x10 Loose Watercolor, pen and ink, for DPW challenge this week.

I am working on taking pictures for the "Wearable Art" section of my Etsy Store, but it takes so much time! It's more fun to make them than it is to list them online. I just got the mannequin and the white cardboard backing so I will try to take a few to show you what I have done this week.
Turquoise Blues and Purple Skarfette and Beret

This is the one I started last week, and the mannequin (I should give her a name!) is wearing my blonde wig. This was taken before I got the white presentation foamcore. Below she is set up with lots of lights, which creates shadows . . . 

I don't know how to do the lighting so I don't get shadows, but you can see the shoulder scarf and Beret pretty good. She has this neutral color skin which I did not like at first, but now I do, because she looks good as a blonde or a brunette.

Or without her wigs wearing a cloche and neck warmer.