Beautiful Jewelry in Silver and Copper

Beautiful Jewelry in Silver and Copper
Beautiful Jewelry in Silver and Coper

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Our New Babies

I think I am an animal hoarder. But these guys were begging me to take them home, so I did. Enjoy the video!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Paintings and Stuff

A few weeks ago I started taking an online painting class by Juliette Crane, it is called How to Paint an Owl.
It is an amazing class, the techniques are kind of addicting. The class offers a weekly step by step process and with each step a background, then character, then environment emerges. It has been such a rewarding experience.

I also finished two online painting classes by Wyanne whose artwork just blows me away! The first class was Paint Free where you learn to just let go and paint and have fun while doing it. The other class I took by Wyanne was her Mixed Media with the Girls class. Where we were taught how to paint adorable girls.

So lately I have been painting more then I have been making jewelry. The knowledge from these three classes has opened up an entirely new world for me. Our AZ Room which was suppose to be turned into my Tea Room/Alice in Wonderland Room has been taken over by paint, pastels and canvases. I have been working on at least 2 paintings at a time. Working on them and then letting them sit for a day, then revisiting them to discover new parts which need paint or color.

Here are two I finished today.

Flamingos In Love.

They were so happy to find a romantic spot among the blooming flowers.

Lost Bunny Amongst the Blooms

Poor Bunny lost his way, and somehow ended up in a field of flowers, where the clouds were made of glitter and there wasn't a care in the world. He decided he wasn't lost at all.

Am I going to sell these paintings? Who knows. Are they good enough to sell? Who knows. What matters is that I am building my own style and techniques while having FUN!

Here are the links for those of you who are interested in any of the online classes these two women have.

Juliette Crane's How to Paint an Owl E Course


Wyanne's Online Classes. She offers something for everyone!!!

Owl Paintings in progress

Backgrounds painted and owls drawn in and colored.

Details added to the owls.

On Monday we learn about building environments for our owls. Ohhh so excited!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Inspiration and Muse where are you two?
Please come back. I am lonely without you!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Let Them Eat Cake

Today I finished my Marie Antoinette painting. I call it 'Let Them Eat Cake'.
I stepped away from the painting for a few weeks as I tried to figure out how to do her hair.
Here is a before and after photo of her.



Sometimes it is best to walk away for a while instead of rushing to finish.

Monday, April 4, 2011

How Much is Too Much?

This weekend I switched out my winter closet with my summer closet.
What I realized is that I have WAY too much clothes!
The number of T Shirts I have is stupid. It is honestly stupid! Why does someone need so many?

I decided that for 1 year I will not purchase any new clothing. None. Zip. Same goes for shoes. How many pairs of shoes does a girl need? No more!

I decided to take my T Shirts and make myself a quilt with them. In the winter Peter and I try not to run our heater over night, and our quilts are used often and sometimes we are in need of another one. Now you might think this selfish, and it is. I could donate them, yet they would sit on the thrift store shelves forever because who would want a t shirt with a skeleton with a broken leg that says 'oh snap'??

I will take progress photos and post them either here or on my site.