Monday, May 30, 2011

Monday Morning...

Ah, it's Monday again. It was a nice relaxing weekend...a couple of drinks with friends on Saturday night, and pottering around and getting some painting done yesterday. Today I'm keeping Miss 2 home from Kindy because she doesn't seem to be very well - she doesn't want to eat and she's just generally clingy and miserable.

I still have a fair bit of painting that needs to be done today though. I've got 3 commissioned pieces in the works at the moment, and I've also got to seriously get to work on my painting for the Monthly Painters Challenge. It's where 5 other artists and myself set a 'theme' each month and come up with our own interpretation of the theme through our art. This month's theme is a secret for another few days but I can tell you it's quite tricky! It will be interesting to see what the other artists come up with.

I've been working on the commissioned paintings over the weekend, so I haven't got any 'new' art to show you, but in the meantime you can see all of my available originals HERE on Etsy or HERE on eBay.

Also, if you're interested in a commissioned painting - where you get to choose exactly what you would like in the painting - feel free to email me at artbyjaz@yahoo.com.au with your ideas! :)

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Winners!

I was happy to wake up this morning to over 400 likers on my Facebook page! Every time I reach another 100 fan milestone I have a draw and give away art prints to random fans. Today's winners are:

#400 Gypsy-Soul Threads
#91 Alice Peverill and
#191 Taay Habibii Lovelyalotz
(Picked via random.org)

If one of these names is yours - please send me an email to: artbyjaz@yahoo.com.au with the address you would like your prints sent to. :)

Today Miss 2 was at Kindy, so I ventured out to get some more (big!) canvasses for a couple of commissioned paintings I've got in the works. By the time I got home and started laying down some layers of paint on one of them, it was time to go and pick her up! So at least I got a head start on them. I'll be working on them again tonight after dinner.

The next facebook draw will be at 500 fans!

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"Strawberry Butterfly Fairy"

It looks like I might be giving away a few art prints this afternoon on my Facebook page - I promised I would when I reached 400 likers and I'm currently at 399! :)

Last night I finished a new painting called "Strawberry Butterfly Fairy". There's lots of little details added into this one - she has big pink butterfly wings, as well as butterflies flying around her, strawberries, a little ladybug in there somewhere, and vintage style flowers in her hair.


The original is in my eBay store for $139 (or $129 for Facebook fans - just write a 'sold' comment HERE). There are also prints available:

Click here for the 8x10 print
or
Click here for the 12x16 (BIG!) print

I feel like I'm finally recovering from that headcold I had last week. It knocked me around for a while there. Today I'm going to be working on a couple of commissioned paintings and maybe even some more minis!

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P.S. Don't forget my "Starry Night Mermaid" original painting is up for auction HERE! It finishes 27th of May at 8:13pm (AEST).


Friday, May 20, 2011

"Starry Night Mermaid"

I've just listed a new original painting "Starry Night Mermaid" on eBay starting at just 1 cent! Everyone has a chance at this one...


Night!

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Sore Sore Throat

Just a quick post because I've been hit with a crazy headcold. My throat has never been so sore! It feels like razorblades. Thank god for cold and flu tablets at the moment, and the help of my Mother-in-Law who has been staying with us and helping out so much. I'm so thankful!

I've been trying to fit in a little bit of painting here and there, hopefully in a couple of days I'll be feeling better and I'll have lots of new art to show you!

In the meantime - I've got 21 originals available HERE! :)

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Monday, May 16, 2011

"Hawaiian Fairy"

Today it was just hubby and I at home for the 1st time in a long time! Miss 2 was at Kindy and Wade was home sick. Now I feel like I'm getting sick too. I never used to get sick at all until Ariella started Kindy, and now she seems to bring everything home! Anyway - enough about that. The painting show must go on!

Today I finished a new painting called "Hawaiian Fairy". The initial idea came about because I'm entering it into a little competition which had the theme "Hawaiian". So - go figure. A Hawaiian fairy! It was either that, or a mermaid - which I think I'm itching to paint next...

The original is up in my eBay store for $199 (or $189 for Facebook Fans).

Of course, if the original is out of your budget, there are also prints available:

Click here for the A4 sized print
or
Click here for the A3 sized print

I think I might get an early-ish night tonight. I'm keen to finish a "Margeret Olley" biography I'm reading at the moment, but right now I'm painting...

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Available Mini Paintings!

$29 each.

This is the only way you can get an original painting of mine for this price...so grab them while you can.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day & "Oceanic Fairy"

Yesterday I had a nice Mother's Day with Wade, Ariella and Wade's Mum. I got woken up with some nice pressies - new slippers and a beautiful handmade card and photo frame from Ariella - so adorable! Then went to swimming lessons, followed by a wander around the markets, and when Wade's Mum headed home in the afternoon I got some painting time in. We had dinner with my Mum the night before, so we got to spend time with both Mums which was nice. :)

Today I finished off a new painting called "Oceanic Fairy". It's 20cm x 20cm x 3.5cm - Acrylics on Stretched Canvas.

The original is $59 (or $55 for Facebook Fans), and there are also prints available.

Click here for the 8x8 prints ($12.99)
and
Click here for the (BIG!) 12x12 prints ($23.99)

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

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Friday, May 6, 2011

"A Bird Friend Long Gone..."

This afternoon I finished off my latest painting "A Bird Friend Long Gone". It features an angelic girl with her long lost bird friend. There's something about bird skulls (or any animal skulls for that matter) that is so intriguing...

The original is $125 on eBay, and there are also prints available....

Click here for the 8x10 prints
and
Click here for the (BIG) 12x16 prints

Today I spent most of the day painting and running around after Miss 2. Needless to say the house is in quite a state! This Sunday is Mother's Day, so we've got Wade's Mum coming up to stay with us tomorrow. Before then I better go tidy up...

Happy Friday!

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Monday, May 2, 2011

"Cancer (Zodiac Mermaid)" Painting

This afternoon I finished off a new zodiac painting. It was about time I did a 2nd one! My first one was "Scorpio" - about 9 months ago, and I was going to do them in order...but have now decided just to do them randomly. Mix them up a bit! So here's "Cancer". It features a beautiful pink haired mermaid wearing pearls (Cancer's gemstone). Beside her is a little crab friend (the symbol of Cancer), as well as a lotus flower (the starsign's lucky flower). In the background the Moon (Cancer's ruling planet) is shining brightly and if you look closely you can see the starsign's constellation in the sky...


The original painting is $139 (or $135 for Facebook Fans), and the prints are also available.

Today was a public holiday (Labour Day), so it was nice to have Hubby and Miss 2 at home, even though I painted most of the day. Hope you all had a nice long weekend!

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