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Tuesday, September 30, 2008


I now have magnets with images of my paintings.
So I was looking on etsy, and seeing all these cute marble magnets and thought I'd give it a try. First I tried regular computer paper, but then I tried card stock, and that worked much better. I used mod podge to seal the picture before glueing it onto the marble. Bought some good 3/4" button magnets and E600 glue. I think they turned out good. I like them. I have Splendor In the Meadow magnet for sale at my etsy shop and will be posting more every day.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Glory aceo

Butterflies are so beautiful and free. This is my latest in my butterfly series. I still have to put these last two on my website, hopefully today. But they are listed in my etsy shop

Friday, September 19, 2008

Butterfly aceo

Oil on watercolor paper.

Here is another from my butterfly series I seem to be doing. I love the flash of red and bit of yellow on his wings.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Featured Artist - Sharon K. Shubert

I'd like to tell you about a wonderful published artist from Texas, Sharon K. Shubert. Sharon has her fingers into just about everything, she does acrylic painting, watercolor, collage, digital design, sculpting, Poetry, Pyrography, decoupage, and the list goes on. She is also an active member and moderator of WWAO (World Wide Women Artists), a juried international group of ladies who promote and sell quality artwork online.

Sharon is a very talented and generous artist who I greatly admire. She has been showcasing daily Etsy Treasuries on her website, (frankly I don't know how she finds the time for all she does.) She has also started featuring a Weekly Guest Artist on her website, which gave me the idea of featuring her.

These are just a few of my favorite items she has for sale at her Etsy shop and website.

I love these guys!

Pumpkin People Set Polymer Clay, Mixed Media

Blue Heron Fauve Influence Painting

Are You Our Mother OOAK squared 4x4 mixed media

I hope you take the time to check out her website, Etsy shop and blog. Her sweet spirit and love of life and nature comes through in her work. I am sure you will fall in love with her beautiful artwork too.

Monday, September 15, 2008


I have an etsy shop and belong to the Design Style Guide, our tag on etsy is interiordesignteam. I am involved in blogging there also. Thought you may want to take a look at some really cool items that's been pointed out. Our regular blogger for today has been evacuated from her home because of the hurricane, thank God she's ok. So I filled in for her today. My prayers go out to all who have been effected by this hurricane, past hurricanes, and any other tragic event.

Here's the link

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Rascal aceo

Here's my latest painting, entitled Rascal aceo. My brother-in-law was live trapping squirrels to release else where, when he accidently caught a racoon. My mother-in-law called to tell us about it and to ask my husband if he could go to Tim's and release him since Tim wasn't home. I had been wanting to see a live racoon in person for quite a few years, so I was very excited when this opportunity presented itself. We quickly grabbed the cameras and jumped in the car. When we got there, here this cute racoon sat, stuck in a cage, so we quickly took a few pictures of him, trying not to freak him out more than he already was. Boy did he keep his eyes on my husband the whole time, following his every move.
While standing as far back as possible, Paul used a crowbar to open the cage. I was sitting safely in the car at this time. Once the cage was open, Paul quickly ran to the other side of the car to get more distance between him and the racoon. The racoon slowly came to the door of the cage, looked around, and then took off to a wood pile. It was very exciting to see him be released. Thank you Tim.
I have this painting for sale at my etsy shop,

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Horse Portrait aceo

Last weekend I was sitting on our newly done deck, the old one was rotting away, drawing out this guy. Well, with school starting, that means back to work for me. I work in the lunchroom at an elementary school for 2.5 hours a day. Basically I am running around like crazy washing tables. For most this would be no big deal, but I have a muscle weakness, so it takes quite a bit out of me. So yesturday, I was finally able to sit down and finish my Horse Portrait. I used Watercolor Pencils & Colored Pencils on Watercolor paper. Normally I do my shadows with alot of purple and blue, but this time I wanted to keep it a bit more realistic and have alot of gray in there. I didn't know if it was going to turn out, but I am happy with it. It feels really good to get back to my art after a very busy week. You can find this on my website at look under aceo's. I will also be posting it on my etsy shop in a little while at