Friday, November 28, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
I've started the Christmas Greetings and here are a few samples...I just need about 40 to cover my list!
Happy Christmas from the Oregon I know!
Just in case you're looking for a little something special.
You know I'll be painting for the next several days...Oh, and cooking a Thanksgiving Feast.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Personalized Betty Boop Note Card Set
These make great gift ideas!!
Other Great Items on Sale with The Bountiful Sale Going on, Check out all my items! Thanks
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
The lady bug couple are discussing what to buy everyone for the Christmas holidays. The Dawg group has lots of art for your fancy. Just check out our blog and web sites for the beautiful original art we have for sale for YOU...
I have a blog http://barbsgarden.blogspot.com
Please check it out and sign up.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Hope you are all doing well and getting in the Holiday Spirit. I have been working on a few holiday items and have become involved in a group sale on ETSY.
The sale is called The Bountiful Holiday Sale and it started on November 1st. and will go until January 1st. There are quite a few artist involved in this Sale, some of whom belong to this group. Each artist has a different promotion in there shop. Some are offering buy one get one, others have 25% to 50% off, some have reduced prices, and some are offering free shipping. In my shop I am offering buy 1 get the 2nd of equal or lesser value for ½ off the price. You also get free shipping and a custom-made kitchen magnet. The magnet was made from a reduced print of one of my original works.
To see a complete list of shops involved and to read more about the sale you can visit:
or check out the Blog at:
I believe that it is imperative that a person should promote their art as much as possible. A great way of promoting is to become involved in some of the threads in the forum section of ETSY. I have found a thread that is kind of neat. You pick a shop that has commented in the thread and visit it. You then post something you particularly like in the shop and then they will post back. It is a good way of getting people to really check out your shop and see what is available. The thread can be found here:
These are just a couple of the things I have gotten involved with and they have helped produce some sells for me in the last couple of weeks. Give them a try everyone is welcome to join in, consider this an invite.
Here are a couple of ACEO’s that are in my sale:
Saturday, November 15, 2008
My novel is ready to entertain - to while away a few hours - to take you away from the world's miseries if only temporarily.....
It's here: Click here for Susan's novel
And here's the back cover - you can click on it to enlarge it and read the blurb...
Tammy Moody who wrote of my novel: "Wow! One of the best books I have read in ages!I couldn't stop reading from beginning to end! This story has it all- warm wit, humor, romance, & quirky characters -all centered around an action packed, riveting tale that is sure to please right up until the very end! I absolutely will highly recommend this book to all of my friends and family! Hats off to Susan Alison on this one! I can't wait for more books from this talented author!" - (and I hadn't asked her to!) - paints wonderfully and produces loads of greeting cards, too. You can find her art here on various items perfect for giving as gifts: http://www.cafepress.com/tammy_moody and for her cards try here: http://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/Tam_Moody_Greeting_Cards - everything you need under one roof.
Also, Marlene Hawkins said about my book: "It was so refreshing to read a book that wasn't all evil, death, melodramatic, or ties you up in knots, etc. though it did have those elements to some degree. It is just the right kind of book to take you away to a place that holds your interest, where you can just be entertained and enjoy and clear your mind of everyday troubles." Thank you so much Marlene! Marlene has some lovely items in her shop on etsy - go here: http://www.lazyhawk.etsy.com - she does jewellery as well!
I hope I've put those links in right.
It's seldom you find an artist who only paints - they so often do other things too. Everyone has a talent for something, although sometimes it takes a while to work out just what that something is - just keep trying things til you find yours.
Friday, November 14, 2008
This oil painting is done on a gallery wrap canvas and is ready to hang. The sides are painted like the green willow trees. The painting measures 6"x4" and is available for purchase.
Thanks for looking
Thursday, November 13, 2008
New on Ebay "Elizabeth" on Auction....Watercolor ACEO....a litle victorian lady very dreamy eyed..........here's the link to the auction
Also visit my Etsy shop Painted Panache on Etsy. for more ACEO's, art and hand painted china
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
But my theory is sound. My diet started several days ago, and I have 2 1/2 weeks before Thanksgiving and the beginning of the great holiday food voracity. With any luck I can lose 5 or 6 pounds by Thanksgiving, in order to gain 10 pounds on Thanksgiving Day. Then start the diet again and lose 2 pounds before my Moms cookies and candy arrive in the mail. Eat all her homemade goodies and gain 15 pounds in time to start the diet and lose another pound or 2 before the art club party with more homemade goodies, where I will gain 5 pounds. Then I'll have a good week to diet and lose 3 pounds, before Christmas Eve with eggnog and fudge, where I will surely gain at least 10 pounds. Which brings us to a week before New Years Eve and the dress that I would like to wear, that I need to lose about 15 pounds to wear. So I have time to buy another, larger dress, since I am only going to gain 29 pounds, instead of the 40 pounds that I would have gained without the diet. See? It is a good plan.
Thanksgiving dinner brings me grief,
I always eat and eat beyond belief.
I don’t let up till after dessert,
Even though my gut will hurt,
I over eat every year and I suffer.
Both the turkey and my pants are really stuffer.
Here are some of my harvest and turkey aceo cards:
Thursday, November 6, 2008
...since I last saw my littlest grandson. He's already had a birthday and gone through so many changes. Here's a look at his "first tooth".
I never paint portraits of people and really want to change that and improve.
I only have photos of this little guy, (I won't be visiting him until April) and figured that would be an easy way to start. At least he wouldn't be a moving target!
It wasn't as easy as I thought and this is the only one I was willing to sign. (I've put quite a few paintings through the shredder.)
Been working on loosening up a bit and playing more with watercolor. I find it so difficult to "step away from the painting" and fiddle and fuss, ending with much too much detail.
So I focus on letting go. Sounds like an impossible task but here is the result of my effort.
I'd love to hear your opinion of this small work. Please leave a comment.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Hello, my name is Myrna Migala, and I think of myself as an internet artist, selling art on Ebay and Etsy, and a web site I maintain, located on the internet at www.ACEOartcards.com
My day to blog is November 3, but since I won't be near my computer, and no one posted today, I will post this a little early. Let me begin with a November quote, just for fun.
"Thirty days hath November, April, June, and September,
February hath 28 alone, And all the rest have 31".
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So much going on lately, the election, election . . . are you as tired as I am of hearing about it?
This election has me praying for our Country, so naturally it is reflected in my art. Yesterday I painted a 20 x 10" watercolor painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patron of the Americas. I plan to donate this picture to a up and coming school auction but I did upload the image to my internet Greeting Card Shop which is located at http://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/creativecardsbymyrna
The story about the picture is posted here in short and it happened in the year 1531, when this beautiful lady from heaven appeared to a poor Indian. Her picture was imprinted on his tilma to prove to the Bishop that she did indeed appear with a message for the world.
The tilma shows Mary as the God-bearer - she is pregnant with her Divine Son. Since the time the tilma was first impressed with a picture of the Mother of God, it has been subject to a variety of environmental hazards including smoke from fires and candles, water from floods and torrential downpours and, in 1921, a bomb which was planted by anti-clerical forces on an altar under it. There was also a cast-iron cross next to the tilma and when the bomb exploded, the cross was twisted out of shape, the marble altar rail was heavily damaged and the tilma was...untouched! Indeed, no one was injured in the Church despite the damage that occurred to a large part of the altar structure.
In 1977, the tilma was examined using infrared photography and digital enhancement techniques. Unlike any painting, the tilma shows no sketching or any sign of outline drawn to permit an artist to produce a painting. Further, the very method used to create the image is still unknown. The image is inexplicable in its longevity and method of production. It can be seen today in a large cathedral built to house up to ten thousand worshipers. It is, by far, the most popular religious pilgrimage site in the Western Hemisphere.
The watercolor below is my version of this popular vision and now devotion. I hope you like it. If the story intrigues you, you can google "Our Lady of Guadalupe" for more details.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Today is my day. Hi, I'm Joann Y Wheeler of http://jywheeler.etsy.com
Since it's fall, I will feature one of my favorite pieces. It is 4 1/2 x 4 inches x 1/2 inches high. A porcelain box painted to look like faux leather.
This primitive design consists of 2 oak leaves and 3 acorns. Nice dresser box for rings, pins, change, whatever.
Each piece of handpainted porcelain is a piece of art to treasure. Time has been taken to carefully design this piece. It has been handpainted and fired many times in a kiln to an approximate temperature of 1400 degrees to obtain the beautiful finished product. Because each piece of porcelain is handpainted, no two pieces are exactly alike. Click here to go to my listing.