Monday, May 30, 2011

May 26-29 ACEOs - shapes

May 26 ACEO - Art lies sometimes

May 27 ACEO - Art lies sometimes

May 28 ACEO - Art lies sometimes

May 29 ACEO - Art lies sometimes

May 22, 23, 24, 25 ACEOs

May 22 ACEO - Meeting my Dad

May 23 ACEO - Meeting my Momma (boy)

May 24 ACEO

May 25 ACEOs - He loves his overalls.

Friday, May 27, 2011

May 18, 19, 20, 21 ACEOs

I apologize for the lapse in posting the new ACEOs for my Everyday Art project for such a long time... things have been busy! ... among other things, I've spent lots of time gardening and ripping up ivy and hand-placing several tons of rocks and small boulders around a tree in my front yard to make a rock garden. A back-ache and several smashed fingers later, I am quite happy with the results.

Without much more ado, here are a few ACEOs... I made these in a bit of a hurry, so they are definitely not masterpieces... but maybe they will make you smile.

May 18 ACEO - Princess on the Pea

May 19 ACEO - Princess on the P

May 20 ACEO - Princess P

May 21 ACEO - All this princess wants is peas and quiet.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Hair Time Giveaway!!!

Karen is featuring a give-away for one set of the 5x7 "Hair Time" prints on the Naturally Beautiful Hair blog - leave a comment there to enter the drawing!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

May 14, 15, 16, 17 ACEOs

My brother Brian asked me to paint these. The theme of hope and comfort in the midst of a bleak city goes along with his newest CD.

May 14 ACEO

May 15 ACEO

May 16 ACEO

May 17 ACEO

May 10, 11, 12, 13 ACEOs - friendly fruit

May 10 ACEO

May 11 ACEO

May 12 ACEO

May 13 ACEO

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New items in my Etsy shop!

In case you didn't know, you can purchase some originals, as well as prints of a lot of my art in my Etsy shop.

The "Hair Time" print set has been a big hit - and is available either in the size of 2.5" x 3.5" or slightly larger in 5"x7".

The boy with a sparkler (January ACEO Challenge Winner!)is now also available as an ACEO-sized print.

The images are professionally printed with highest quality inks on Kodak Endura Professional papers. In the ACEO-size (2.5" x 3.5")the paper is glossy, in the 5"x7" size the paper has a linen texture.

If you see a painting you love here on the blog, but don't see it in my Etsy shop, email me at ...

May 6, 7, 8, 9 ACEOs

I have noticed that there isn't a whole lot of international-adoption-themed art out there. I intend to change this!

May 6 ACEO: Safe in your arms now.

May 7 ACEO: Meeting Momma.

May 8 ACEO: Her treasure.

May 9 ACEO: Hope.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

May 1-5 ACEOs

Every child (or most) like to play dress-up. Star wars seems to dominate in our household right now, but kids dressed up as animals are so very cute... I decided to paint a few.

May 1 ACEO (this one goes with the sleeping babies from April)


May 3 ACEO


May 5 ACEO

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

April 28-31 ACEOs

This has been yet another busy week, and I'm still playing catch-up! The sleeping babies are easy and fun to do, so I decided to whip out a few more.

April 28 ACEO

April 29 ACEO - ok, this one is probably creepy to anyone who doesn't like snakes... my thought was that the baby is comfy on the snake in the same way a beanbag chair is comfy.

April 30 ACEO

April 31 ACEO

April 26, 27 - Botanical Illustrations

April 26 ACEO - Trillium

April 27 ACEO - Wild Ginger

April 24, 25 - Botanical Illustrations

April 24 ACEO - Daylily

April 25 ACEO - Iris

Sunday, May 1, 2011

April 21-23 ACEOs - Botanical Illustrations

I am lagging behind by about a week... the weather has been so gorgeous that I have spent a lot of time "playing" outside in my garden instead of taking time to paint. I let my garden inspire me to make these little botanical illustrations. I am growing all of these plants in my garden.

April 21 ACEO - Bleeding Heart

April 22 ACEO - Japanese Anemone

April 23 ACEO - Columbine