Friday, August 26, 2011

Jack of all trades, master of none?

Does that old saying describe anyone else out there? Sometimes I think I try so many different things...and I have a blast while I'm doing them....and then I move onto something else. This week it's watercolors again. And as most of you know by now, next week it might be more mixed media again! Then I'll have a new love crush on ACEOs again. I also have oil paints I'm itching to break into also but for some reason they scare me. Silly, huh?

Sometimes I really wish I could focus on one medium, work with it continually and 'master' it! But then again, it's fun to change things up a bit. I guess that's my personality and who I am and I should probably quit fighting it?

Soon, (and TOO soon) the snow will be here again and then I'll probably cross over to crocheting again! Awww, cozy winter crafts!!

I keep hoping I'll stumble upon something that will stick and I'll get so good at it and will never stray again. Oh, who am I kidding. I'll be a hopper 'til the end. And probably lovin' every minute of it! :)

Have a great weekend!!


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Side by Side by Side :)

A funky and colorful watercolor painting 9 x 12

I couldn't decide if these gals were up to something (no good!) or the most untrusting trio to ever land on my blog! I had sketched this months ago and just stumbled onto it last night. I didn't feel like going to the basement to paint so I sat and watched tv and used my Koi traveling watercolor kit. I had a blast!

Hope you're having a great week!! Mine's going by so fast!


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Would you like a glimpse of North Dakota countryside?

Yesterday I was invited out to a little area called Rockin R Ranch. It's privately owned land here where several families have made a wonderful, western themed retreat to spend their weekends. It is SO awesome and so relaxing and peaceful!

This is a friend, Allen! Serious cowboy, huh? Cute cabin!!

I went with 2 friends, Liz and Vicki. Liz' family has a cabin here and she took us out on a 4x4 to tour a little of the surrounding area. This was such a beautiful sight with the sun soon going down and the field with haybales!

Coming back down the gravel road to the ranch.

A REALLY old little house in the country, it even has a loft but the flooring is beyond unstable so I didn't dare walk around inside too long :)

 old straw bed is still inside. Oh, and that's Buddy, the black lab peeking in the window ;)

This is my life long friend, Vicki in the doorway.

An old grain elevator on a hill.

Just had to snag a picture of the little pony at the ranch. It's so awesome, most people bring their horses out for the weekend. Dogs roam casually and all get along. Some of the horses are actually loose too and just wander around grazing. Just a beautiful place. I really wish I had a little more cowgirl in's a place that makes you want to be someone new♥

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

500 Posts!

Thank you all for hangin' in there with me!! I do believe it's time to celebrate with a giveaway! I'm going to work on something special and hope to post it soon!

Have a great day and thanks again for checkin' in from time to time and inspiring me and encouraging me! You are ALL great!!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Here's a shocker!! I finally updated my Etsy store!

My poor little Etsy shop has been SO beyond neglected lately, it's pathetic! Well, today I finally took the time to update it by adding some new items, some slightly changed items and renewed a couple older items. I LOVE the new listing process. Or is that not 'so new'? haha That's how long it's been for me, it was my first time using it and I like it!
Here is a little of what I've been doing:

This girl is painted on 12 x 12 paper for acrylic painting. I'm hoping to make prints and possibly apply them to wooden blocks or little wooden boxes. Need to get to Michaels soon and get inspired as to what to do with these prints!

This is an 8 x 10 canvas.

Another 8 x 10

And another

And finally a 4 x 12 chunky (1.5 inches deep) canvas. I love this little guy ♥

Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend!!

I've been busy painting and thought I'd share a few of my latest with you :)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

So much for blogging more often again!

I really did have good intentions of getting and staying more regular in my blogging routine but I appear to be failing miserably :) Oh well, thought I'd share with you all what I've done in the past couple of weeks. Yesterday I purchased a 12 x 12 book of acrylic paper at Michaels and I played around with it today. I've been trying to decide if I should put some wording on this one or leave it as is. What say you???

This is just a little watercolor collage piece I did yesterday morning. Whimsical and fun!

This is scary, huh? Egads! I just got in the mood to do something oddly strange and colorful I guess :)

I've got a couple other pieces that I just haven't taken pictures of yet, but I will. I got a wonderful request to put some of my pieces in a shop in Watertown, SD called Fiddlestix. I've been trying to think of things to do that won't be so expensive and then have some other original pieces as well. I'm thinking of adhereing prints to wooden blocks. Or greeting cards? I don't know. Any suggestions?? What sells well for you at shows?

I think it's time to close my eyes a little and see if I can feel a little better. I feel a little sinus issue coming on. :( NO FUN!

Have a wonderful week everyone!!