My Art has been featured in a collection on Etsy!

Here is the link to the new treasury “Sugar and Spice” that has featured my new ACEO original titled “Tranquility”

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4d2d35b848118eef20e064c3/sugar-and-spice

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2010. That’s about 5 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 12 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 43 posts. There were 80 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 18mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was March 17th with 56 views. The most popular post that day was New March/April 2008 ACEOs.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were flickr.com, facebook.com, blogger.com, images.yandex.ru, and mail.yahoo.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for medieval love, zentangle, st. patrick’s day, st patricks day, and gold fabric.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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New March/April 2008 ACEOs April 2008
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Trying a New Technique: Batik Watercolors! July 2010
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About January 2008
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Kinwashi Paper Batik ATCs & ACEOs July 2010
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More Batik Watercolor ATCs & ACEO’s July 2010

My Art has been featured in a collection on Etsy!

My art piece is on the bottom row, second one in. Batik No. 2 Orange Citrus

2010-closing-the-circle

Latest Freelance Work

I recently designed an article and a back cover ad for the national POA (Pony of the Americas) Magazine.

click on link below to see article and ad

Rawhide Article and Back Cover Ad

My work has been featured in a collection on ArtFire

My art piece is the third one down on the right. The cat with the house on his tail.

 

 

Kinwashi Paper Batik ATCs & ACEOs

I learned about Kinwashi paper about 2 years ago and was even given a sample, but I never did anything with it. I finally started playing with it and the results are below.

This Japanese paper is made out of bark and has some unique characteristics about it, such as the bark inclusions that are so beautiful in the finished piece. The paper also makes painting on it a whole new experience. It sucks up pigment like no tomorrow so you have to be very sparing on the water or the color will soak through the paper right under the resist. Also, if you wet an area that you have already painted the bleeds onto whatever surface is under the paper. The paper is translucent when wet so I paint on top of white washcloths. Oh, one more thing, the resist likes the paper too much and frequently doesn’t want to come up. I ruined one of my pieces when the resist came up with the paper leaving holes in the painting!

The results are well worth it though and I look forward to working more with this paper and painting some larger pieces as well for my Etsy shop.

More Batik Watercolor ATCs & ACEO’s

I have been having so much fun with this technique. Expect more soon!

2011 Diary Project

Found out about this awesome project thanks to Andrea at EraserQueenStudios for posting this on her blog.   http://eraserqueenstudios.blogspot.com/     

 

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I’ve reserved September 18, 2001 (my birthday). I love trees! Gotta have trees on my birthday right?! *wide grin*

Just finished my page. The one on the left is a pen & ink and the one on the right is after I scanned it and took it into InDesign and added all the pertinent info. The size of the image on the page is 3×8 inches. The finished diary will have a small margin around it.

            

  

Trying a New Technique: Batik Watercolors!

I am really loving this new technique of Batik Watercolors. The colors really pop! I was inspired by the work of Margaret Storer-Roche (her website here: http://waterblossoms.blogspot.com/) Spent the 4th of July playing with masking fluid and Shin Han Watercolors (thanks Mom for the paints!!!). Three of them have already gone to new homes. What do you think of my first set of cards?

My Blog Got A New Look!

I love the new look of my blog. If you like it too don’t hesitate to say so!

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