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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Fine Art America

I sm so thrilled and wanted to share with you that I have sold another high quality print of one of my paintings through Fine Art America.  The print that sold is of a sea turtle titled, Head's Up, and is on it's way to Ohio.

 There are so many talented artists on Fine Art America and here are just a few I'd like to share with you from the  animal paintings  search.  I adore the White Calf and the colorful Buffalo paintings are superb!
I hope you have the time to check out some of the beautiful artwork on Fine Art America, and just maybe you will find something that you can't live without.
Hope you have a wonderful evening.
hugs,  Brenda

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hand Felted Soap and Bling

I  won a couple of bids on two very cool items for the Treatboxes for the Troops Auction, and they arrived Saturday.  They are both created by artbylisak on etsy.  First, is the keychain bling that I thought was really pretty and it's even prettier in person. I have it on my purse and I love it!
I also bought this heavenly Lilac scented hand felted soap.  It came in this cute little package, and the wool it is felted in has anti-fungal properties so no worries there.  Then when I opened the package, oh my, it was like standing in the middle of a bunch of lilac bushes and I love that smell!  I've used the soap a few times now and I love it and I feel quite pampered when using  it.  It took a little bit more time to get it to lather up for the first time, but that does make sense since it is encased in the felt.  It fits in my hand perfectly and you use it like a wash rag.  It smells wonderful and it's not slippery and doesn't slip out of your hand like regular bars of soap do.  So this spring I get to enjoy the scent of lilacs for longer than the usual two weeks. 

So I highly recommend you stoping by artbylisak's etsy shop and check lisa's handmade soaps out yourself.  They come in all kinds of wonderful scents, some are felted, and some aren't.  Here's a few more that Lisa has in her shop.  They are so pretty!

Herbal Vanilla Body Soap Soothing Skin Shea Butter Goatsmilk

Campers Hikers and Backpackers Plain Or Bug Repellent Handmade Soap Felted

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,  Brenda


Monday, April 11, 2011

Featuring fireflyglassdesign on Etsy

I would like to share with you a seller I found on etsy today whose pendants I am drooling over.  Her name is Judy, she's from Arizona and her shop's name is fireflyglassdesign.  Pretty cool shop name. 

Judy owned a marriage and family counseling practice for 15 years when she discovered glass.  Glass has become her passion and she's been designing fused glass jewelry for about 7 years now.  

This is from her profile about how she creates her gorgeous pendants, " To create my jewelry, I cut glass into small pieces, often layer as many as 20-25 pieces on a background glass, fire it to 1500 degrees, cool it very slowly, smooth and shape it using a grinder and often fuse it at least one more time.
It is a lengthy process, but the result is dazzling. Dichroic Glass has a transmitted color and a reflected color which gives it a magical quality. Because of this it is difficult to photograph, but I try to get the most representative photos that I can"

I think it sounds fascinating and it would be so much fun to watch her create these magnificent pieces.  
Oh, if my daughter happens to read this, Mother's Day is coming darling.  What a fabulous gift it would make for Mother's Day.  Maybe you should think about it too.

I am so glad I could share Judy's work with you, and hope you've enjoyed it as much as I have.  Have a wonderful day!
hugs,  Brenda

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

White Breasted Nuthatch aceo

I just finished this little aceo and listed it at my etsy shop.  It's created with colored pencils on heavy card stock paper. 
Today Michael's had a 50% off on all Prismacolor products, so I picked up a bunch of new colors that I didn't have and a box of their Verithin colored pencils.  The Prismacolor Verithin is a hard thin lead that's great for outlining, detailing, lettering and cleaning up edges.  Ya, I got that from the back of the box.  Oh, I also bought a pad of Bristol paper and am excited to try it out. 
Well, that's it for now.  Have a great day!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Lets Not Forget Our Armed Forces

We have an auction going with items donated by our Designing Artists Women Group, and all the proceeds go to Treatboxes for our Troops who are risking their lives every minute.  Whether you believe in the war or not, these are men and women, sons and daughters, husbands and wives, moms and dads, brothers and sistes who are doing the honorable thing and serving our country.  For more information visit this blog
It's very easy, just go Here (click on the like button) and when you see something you want to bid on, just click on the picture and write down your bid and name in the comment box.  There are many beautiful pieces of artwork and I am donating two of my aceo's, Little Miss Cardinal aceo and Mr. Cardinal aceo.
Great deals, bidding starts low and it all goes for a great cause!!!

Make sure you share with all your friends and fans. Here are a few more items in the auction. 
            Handmade Peppermint and Herbal Soap created by ArtbyLisa

            American Spring Flowers aceo by artist Sue Taylor

             Jimmy the Sheep aceo created by artist Kate Holoman

ACEO Print by artist Judy Pritchard O'Hara

Hope to see you there!