Friday, December 31, 2010

NYE


While I read everyone's New Years Eve plans on Facebook, I started to wonder exactly what it is I'm doing tonight...? We haven't made any plans because Wade's working tomorrow so we can't have a big night. Instead, I think we're just staying in, I'll cook dinner, we'll watch a movie, and I'll probably get some painting in!

I'm actually quite excited about getting some painting done because the last two days have been filled with lacquering, packing and sending off orders and getting Ariella's (my 2 y.o.) room organised - (we painted one wall in pink and white stripes today and I LOVE IT!). Then last night was spent at the Gold Coast catching up with some friends that were up on hols from Tasmania :)

So while I've had a brush in my hand most of the day, I haven't actually got any of MY art done! I'm looking forward to that tonight. I've had quite a few ideas spinning around in my head the past few days...

Wow, after today I'll be signing my art with 2011!

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. I certainly did. We spent Christmas Eve and Day with Wade's Mum in Ballina. We ate SO much yummy food, opened heaps of great pressies, and watched lots of tv and movies because it rained the entire time. It was a nice relaxing weekend though.

I got spoilt! Here's just a few things I received this year:

Kat Von D's latest book: The Tattoo Chronicles! A book full of her journal entries from the last couple of years.

A dutch mini pancake/poffertjes maker! To make those little yummy clouds of joy!
Moxie Doll Avery as "Alice in Wonderland" - I LOVED her the minute I laid eyes on her! She reminds me a lot of the Alice I paint.



Jeans West "Savannah" Dress - so cute!


+ so many other nice things!

Also over Christmas, I reached 300 followers on Facebook! So I've drawn 2 random winners (through random.org). 1st prize is a signed art print - congratulations to Tegan Haberecht! and 2nd prize is a set of art postcards - congrats to Rhiannah Marshall!

We're back home now and art orders are running as usual. Wade's working today, so I'm actually trying to tidy up my studio area at the moment in preparation for the new year. There's bits of paper, paints and canvasses everywhere! So that's what I'll be doing today...

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Monday, December 20, 2010

"A Heart in Her Hair"

With Wade at a Xmas party, it's just Ari and I for dinner tonight, and I'm making super simple Mini Hawaiian Pizzas on pita bread. They're cooking at the moment and they smell good!

Today I updated the photo of my "Hansel and Gretel" painting and also listed another mini painting - "A Heart in Her Hair". Both are up for auction!


Only 5 sleeps til Xmas Day! :)

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

"Hansel and Gretel"

I finished off my "Hansel and Gretel" painting this afternoon! It's been raining all day today, so it's been perfect weather for staying in and painting. Wade's finally got a day off work, so we've just been chilling out here at home, and tonight he's seeing "Tron" at the movies with a friend, so I'll be getting some more painting done. :)

Anyway, back to "Hansel and Gretel"...I wasn't sure whether to put it up for auction or list it as a "Buy It Now" but in the end I decided to put it up for auction (starting at just $99) so that everyone who is interested is at least in with a chance. You can visit the auction HERE.

The photo isn't the best, but as I said it's very rainy and overcast at the moment, so I'll update the photo tomorrow if we get some sunshine. :)

Now I'm back to painting...

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Xmas Preparations

This morning I pulled out all of my leftover Christmas wrap! Every year I get excited and buy NEW wrapping paper, ribbons and tags, and there's always heaps left over, so this year I'm doing the cheap/ecofriendly/simple thing and using the leftovers from other years. I usually have a colour theme - but this years theme is "Whatever Goes!"


As far as Christmas shopping goes - I've been picking up bits and pieces here and there and I was quite surprised this morning when I looked at what I've got so far - I'm nearly done! *Sqqueee!* Next week though I have to grab a few last minute presents, and get Ari's photo with Santa! :)

I purchased a couple of (my own) necklaces from Zazzle too, they have a deal at the moment for $20 off if you use the code: NEWPRODSZAZZ. That's $15.95 instead of $35.95! Bargain. I'm not sure whether to keep them for myself or give them as presents yet! :)


On the painting front, I'm still working on that "Hansel & Gretel" piece. It's really coming along, but it's still got quite a few hours of work until it's finished. I'm hoping to get it finished tonight though. There's also a few new prints in my store.

It's HOT here today! Stay cool!

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Paintings Re-Listed

Ariella was so good at going to kindy this morning! No tears or anything! Happy girl and happy Mummy!

So...I've had to re-list 6 of my (previously sold) original paintings on eBay due to a non-paying buyer (grrr...), so here's your 2nd chance!

***Update*** The lady who purchased them got in touch with me this afternoon and she has been in hospital! She still wants the paintings, so they are back to SOLD again.

I've also got a few new art prints in my store - the "Alice & W. Rabbit" print is HUGE - kind of like a movie poster!

Today I'm going to be working on a "Hansel & Gretel" painting...

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Delilah Bunnybow

This morning I finished up a new painting called "Delilah Bunnybow". This one is a little bit different to my usual because I painted her on a thin (3mm thick) masonite wood panel rather than my usual canvas - just for a change! :) She's currently up for sale in my Etsy and eBay stores.


We put our Christmas tree up last night! A heap of the baubles have lost their strings from moving them from house to house, so it's looking a bit bare at the moment, but it's up none the less! At the moment we've got a green Xmas tree, but I really want one of those black ones - so I'm going to keep an eye out in the after Xmas sales.

I'm waiting on a print order at the moment, so as soon as it arrives I will post them straight to my stores. Sorry there's only a few prints left in there at the moment!

In the meantime, I've got some bargain original auctions finishing in the next few days: "Blue & Purple Fairy Mini", "Red & Orange Fairy Mini" and "Cherry Blossom Fairy".

It's 9:42pm now, so I'm going to get some painting in before bed. Goodnight!

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Weekend in Ballina

We're back from Ballina! It was only a short trip, but we managed to fit in Byron Bay, Bangalow and Lismore as well. Byron Bay is so cool, but it was packed with people! I think it was NSW Schoolies week so that would probably be why...

Today I'm keeping Ari home from Kindy because she's got a raspy cough. She seems fine otherwise, but I didn't really want to send her there sounding sick. So this morning I'm trying to catch up on some laundry and groceries etc (fun times...) and then I'll be attempting to paint, while chasing Ariella around, for the rest of the day! :)

In the meantime, you can check out any available original paintings here. <--- There's a few bargain auctions happening at the moment!

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Ballina here we come...

The weekend is nearly here! Christmas decorations are going up everywhere. We haven't got our tree up yet, but I'm hoping to in the next couple of days. I love making the place all Christmassy!

Tonight we're heading to Ballina to spend the weekend with Wade's Mum. We'll be back on Monday, so over the weekend my online stores will operate as usual. I will have my phone with me, so if there's any important emails, you can still send them through and I'll try and get back to you ASAP.

In the meantime, I listed a little mini painting this morning "Purple & Blue Fairy" - she's up for auction starting at just $15! :)

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

"Cherry Blossom Fairy"

I feel a little guilty today, because while Ariella was at Kindy, I did some shopping rather than painting! My Mum asked if I wanted to come with her and do a bit of Xmas shopping, and seeing as I haven't even started yet, I decided to say yes. I'm glad I did - I was able to grab a few bargains - Kmart has some seriously cheap stuff at the moment! As I said in an earlier post - we're really trying to have a cheaper Christmas this year!

In painting news - I finished "Cherry Blossom Fairy" yesterday and I've put her up for auction starting at just $25!

Now that Ari and I are home, I'm working on some mini paintings before dinner (which tonight is: Pasta Matriciana). Then after dinner I'm going to bunker down and get some painting done that I missed out on today. :)

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