Monday, June 29, 2009

Trying Something New

For a while now, I have had pieces of left over canvas laying around that is too small to stretch, but big enough that I just needed to find something useful to do with it. So today I experimented. I created this unstretched canvas painting and attached a wire to the top to hang. Pretty cute! I just put it in my shop, I'm interested to see what people think of it. I also created a treasury called Poppylicious check it out it will make you smile!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Today's Paintings, June 27, 2009

As I said, I did work some more on the cherry blossom painting I am working on for my friend. I am liking it better now, but it is still not finished. Hopefully in the next couple of days I will get it finished. I did complete and post two new paintings for my shop today, another Abstract Poppies painting like some others I have done and a very cheery Orange Poppy painting. I just love orange! It makes me smile.

Featured on Patty Baker's Blog

A big thanks to fellow artist Patty Baker for featuring me on her blog! It's because of Patty's workshop that I learned all about this online selling business! I am honored!

Happy Saturday!

Don't you just love those wonderful, lazy, Saturday mornings drinking your coffee at a relaxing pace while contemplating what to do with your day? I'm so happy to say I don't have any real plans today, I can do whatever I feel like. Well, I do need to get dog food today or else my puppies won't be happy with me. I think, truly, finally I will try to finish a cherry blossom painting I'm doing for a best friend of mine. I started a couple of weeks ago, but wasn't liking the direction it was going, so I'm starting over. Luckily, I'm doing it as a gift so there's no real rush. Have a great day!

Check out my artwork that made it in today's beautiful treasury!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Sold on Etsy!

I just had good friend buy a piece of work from me on Etsy, very cool! The best part is that I can just take it to her, no need to wrap and ship! Thanks Brandi!

Can't wait to sleep in tomorrow!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Love this!!!

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Originally uploaded by moxieandoliver

I love these purses!!! They are made from seller moxieandoliver on I think I am going to need to buy one after a couple more paintings sell!

See me on Flickr

I just got my Flickr account set up with many pictures of current and previous paintings I have done.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Really Good Low Carb Strawberry Daquiri

Here's a great recipe I found and tried today, you would never even know it's low carb, delicious!

8 Strawberries
6 Ice Cubes
3 Packets of Splenda
2 oz. Rum
1 oz. Lime Juice

Blend all together in a blender, delicious and guilt free!

Today's Painting Orange Calla Lillies

Orange Calla Lillies on yellow-green background sized 22"x 24" on 3/4" gallery wrapped canvas.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Today's Painting 6/22/09

Large Birch Trees on a golden brown background with real texture!

Monday, June 22nd

Hello all, this was a busy and fun past weekend, with my Mom's birthday on Saturday and Father's day on Suday, we were very busy! On Saturday, we went to Benihana, it was a lot of fun and the food was great! Sunday was pretty low key hanging with both our dad's and having a relaxing day. Today I washed one of my dogs who was in need of a good bath and I need to run to town for a couple of things. I want to try and get some painting done today, get some new things in my shop! My Cosmos, got put in another treasury!!! Here it is

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Hello, and Happy Father's Day to all you fathers out there! Will be going to see my dad later today to hang out for a while. I am feeling guilty, I haven't painted for a few days. It has been a nice break, but I'm ready to start again!

Friday, June 19, 2009

My "Tresured" Cosmos

Yeah my "Cosmos" just got put into a treasury!!! Maybe they will sell!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Painting going to Canada!

I sold my first painting to someone outside the My Birch Trees are going to Canada! Now I think I will begin working on the Cherry Blossoms painting I promised to my good friend. I am going to her house tonight, I wonder if I can get it done in time!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Abstract Poppies Commission

I just got done posting two abstract poppy paintings I got a commission for each is sized 24"x 36". I like the two together I think they are an interesting pair!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Today's Painting, June 25th, 2009

I just completed and listed this "Field of Iris" Triptych. I think this just may have become my favorite painting in my shop now! Do I really want to sell it, it looks really good in my house :0)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

"Orange you glad you looked at me?"

I just listed my first "Treasury" list on, all about my favorite color, ORANGE!

Saturday, June 13, 2009


It's Saturday, I am not going to be painting today, I too many other things to do! That's ok though. I am going to an open house at a shop in town where I sell my paintings. The shop is so very cute, but it has not gotten much business since it opened last summer, hope this helps today. Later I am going to my nieces birthday party, she is 6! And if the weather holds up I might go hang with friends at the taste of Fort Collins later. Hope you all have a wonderful Saturday!!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Triptyched Out! Today's Paintings

Alright, just finished my second triptych today and posted them. I have featured spots in the painting section on Etsy all weekend so I need to figure out what's going in there then I'm calling it a day. Here is Red Poppy Triptych and Sunflower Triptych. Both on sale for $200.00 through Sunday.

My first post in a treasury on Etsy!!!

I got my first item entered into a treasury on Etsy yeah!!! Thanks Andrea. Check it out!!!

Visit my shop, everything on sale with free shipping!!! I hope to add two more triptychs in my shop today too. One of big, red poppies that's almost done, and another sunflower triptych like the one I did earlier this week!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Cherry Blossoms!

My friend came over today and decided she wanted me to paint her some cherry blossoms for her kitchens, I have never painted cherry blossoms before, so that should be fun. I have sold two triptychs this week so I'm going to go with it. I just stretched and gessoed canvases to make three more. I'm going to try and get two of them done tomorrow. I want them done for the weekend, I have my Yart Sale in my shop and I have a featured spot in the painting section on Saturday. I going out for mexican and $.99 Margaritas tonight...Yeah! Have a great evening.

Orange Poppy Tryptic Sold on Etsy!

Yeah, I just sold my Orange Poppies Triptych in my Etsy shop this morning! What a great way to start the day. Today I have one of my best friends coming over, I am doing a large painting for her house, great free advertising! She hasn't decided what she wants yet so we're going to look at some past paintings to get some ideas.

Check out my Yart Sale through Sunday, Everything in my shop is on sale with free shipping!!!

Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Today's Paintings, June 10th, 2009

Yay, I got my lawn mowed before the storm! I can believe the weather here this summer. I don't ever remembering getting this much rain in a year. It's good for my plants and yard though.
Here are the two paintings I completed today and just posted in my shop at
One is called "Abstract Red Poppies". I have some of my paintings for sale in a small shop downtown and these have done well there. The first one I ever painted was last summer and it still hangs in my bathroom. I have become attached to it!
The other is called "Birch Trees II" I experimented with the background color on this one and this is how it turned out. It makes me smile, and kinda reminds me of Sunny D. :0)
Again, I have a Yart Sale going on in my shop where EVERYTHING is on sale and custom paintings and pet portraits are 10% off. Sale goes through Sunday-Check it out!
Have a fabulous day, talk at ya soon!

Wow, I need to mow my lawn!

I have been so darn busy painting, working on my shop, etc. My household chores are getting out of hand! It has rained so much here in Northern CO lately, my grass is growing at alarming speeds! If I don't mow soon, I'll never find my little dog again :0) I will get back to painting later.

Check out my Yart Sale on Etsy!

Everything in my shop is on sale and all custom paintings and pet portraits are 10% off through Sunday!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Done for the Day, I'm Tired!

Yeah, I got one more painting done and posted on Etsy! I took my abstract poppies one step farther with this one. I'm interested to see how many hits it will get, it is pretty different from most of the things in my shop. I'll be doing more tomorrow, but now I am going to relax!

Sunflower Tryptic Commission

I completed this commission today for a customer on I'm very happy with the way it turned out! I might have to paint one for myself sometime! I am going to try and get another painting done today to post hopefully.

Time to Paint!

Time to get to work, I feel like the days pass so quickly when I am painting and working on my business! I love it though. It is supposed to be another rainy day here in Windsor, CO, so a good day to paint! I am excited about what I am painting today. I am creating a sunflower tryptic for a customer and I am going to experiment with some mini pet portraits (4x6in). I posted a mini painting yesterday of Red Poppies, we'll see the results of that :0) Off I go!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Sold on Etsy!!!

I just got a commission on Etsy, it's my 3rd in 2 weeks on the website, I'm so excited! I hope this keeps up!

Going to try something new

I think today I am going to try something new with my paintings. I am going to try and do some very small paintings, something I have never done before and see how well they do in my shop. Why not, it's always fun to try new things and see how people respond to them!

Fellow Etsy Sellers

I am looking for fellow Etsy sellers who have advise on how to be successful on Etsy!

New to Blogging

This is my first official blog! I feel so technologically literate :0) I am an art teacher out for the summer and am workig on selling my own paintings on It has been a lot of fun getting my shop set up and begining to find ways to promote it. I have learned more about the internet in the last week than I have in the past few years! Here is a link to my Etsy shop please check it out! I sell affordable, quality artwork, or at least that's my opinion :0)