Saturday, November 13, 2010

Banshee

Banshee is an Irish fairy creature whose mourning crying

is heard when someone is about to die.

ACEO on black card

neopastel and neocolor II

The original is SOLD

To purchase a card, mug, T-shirt etc with this image

please check my Zazzle shop

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A walk in the snow
ACEO, neopastel and neocolour II on black card
available in my Etsy shop
To purchase a card, magnet, mug etc with this cute bird
check my Zazzle shop

Friday, November 05, 2010

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Close Encounter
Neopastel and Neocolour II on black card
currently on auction in my Ebay
to purchase a magnet, card, T-shirt etc with this image
please check my Zazzle shop
This is the second time I'm painting a cat from Monique's wonderful
photos of her cat Camille - click me.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Honeysuckle cottage
oil pastel ACEO
the original is on ebay auction
to purchase a postcard, magnet, mug etc with this cottage
please check my Zazzle shop

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Two sisters
ACEO (2.5 x 3.5 inches)
oil pastel on black card
the original is currently on auction in my ebay
starting at just $0.99 as part of NFAC contest!
To purchase a postcard, magnet, shirt etc with these cute owls
please check my Zazzle shop


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Garfiney Beauty
Greyhound portrait commission
this painting is available on postcards, dog T-shirts, magnets etc

Friday, September 03, 2010

Bernie - the honey bee girl
oil pastel ACEO
To purchase a card, magnet, T-shirt with Bernie check my Zazzle shop

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Mandy and fish

oil pastel ACEO
The original is SOLD

Cards, magnets, T-shirts etc available in my Zazzle shop

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Madame Souris - une pâtissière Provençale
Cute little mouse cook making strawberry macarons for a local café
oil pastel ACEO
on auction in my ebay shop
cards, aprons, magnets etc with this mouse are in my Zazzle shop

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Stunging
Stunning lady in a stinging jelly-fish hat wrapped in an octopus shawl
My most recent painting. It's huge - 18x24 inches and it took a while to paint it, that's why I haven't been posting anything new for quite some time.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Etsy research
When I see that sales slow down a bit I have a peek at what some successful etsy sellers are doing to increase their sales. Craftcount is an unoficial etsy shop sales tracker. You can see the best selling shops by category by country and overall best performing shops. Of course I would be the one to browse through the best selling shops in Art category!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Painting on mdf board

I have been looking for smooth and texture-less support for my paintings for quite some time now. Canvas is a real paint to paint on even after several layers of gesso. Card is not too bad, but it curls when wet, so even though it was much easier to get all the detail right, it still was not very pleasant and comfortable to work on. So I've tried painting on mdf boards and it was fantastic!!! Really great for detailed work! The next thing to try - is painting on wood, which I believe would be even nicer!
Yoshi was my first attempt. It is an ACEO (2.5 x 3.5 inches). Yoshi means "good" or "repsectable" in Japanese.

Next, I painted Emily and Constantine. Also an ACEO. Emily is a cute Victorian slightly gothic type of girl. Constantine is her pet weasel (what a serious name for a little weasel:))

Both paintings are available in my Etsy shop.

Postcards, cards, magnets, totes etc with Yoshi are here, and Emily and Constantine printed products are here.


Monday, May 31, 2010

Emergency crafting

I knew this would happen... Orders kept coming in and I ran out of boxes for my pendants so I had to "invent" something nice to put them into. Since I didn't want to root out my sewing machine from under the stairs I thought I might as well use my fancy Crop-a-dile tool and all the leather pieces bought ages ago with no fixed idea in mind. I'm quite happy with the way they turned out and all my pendant buyers are going to get their orders in these cute little drawstring pouches. That's until I receive my boxes which I think is going to be next week (fingers crossed!)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Another attempt at CPs
both are aceos on card
Summer
available
Cynthia
sold
Both drawing are avaialable as card, T-shirt, magnets, postage etc in my Zazzle shop

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Glass tile pendants
I guess I should have long ago written about glass tile pendants that I have been making for the last month or so. They are absolutely beautiful and such a fun thing to make! I used this tutorial for making them and I ordered my glass tiles, bails and necklace cords from Etsy.
I normally make some 10-12 of them at a time, yet I would only end up with 4 or 5 of the lot:) There would always be some little thing to make me think it's not good enough, like some tiny bubble of air that appeared out of nowhere. But the good thing about it is that I just put those wasted pendants in hot water and eventually I can peel the picture off it - and the glass is as good as new ready to be used for more pendants!
These pendants are very eye-catching! I was wearing my Irish pixie pendant the other day and got lots of complements about it!
These pendants are also great sellers! I'm almost out of my boxes supplies for them and I have to think of some alternative before I sell more!



Pendants with my artwork are available for sale in my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Another CP ACEO
Emma
2.5 x 3.5 inches
coloured pencil on card
the original is available in my Etsy shop
To purchase a magnet, card, tote-bag etc with this image
please check my Zazzle shop

Sunday, May 16, 2010

I have recently rediscovered coloured pencil and here is the result:
Claire
coloured pencils on canson card
2.5 x 3.5 inches (ACEO)
The original is SOLD.
To purchase a card, magnet, tote bag etc with this drawing
please check my Zazzle shop

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Monday, April 05, 2010

Old Irish Cottage
oil pastel ACEO
original is sold
Available on cards, magnets etc
Katie the mermaid
acrylic on canvas
5x7 inches
Available in my Ebay and Etsy shops
To purchase a mug, magnet, greeting card etc with this image
please check my Zazzle shop


Robin in the snow
Oil pastel ACEO
Available in my Ebay and Etsy shops
To purchase a mug, card, magnet etc with this painting
please check my Zazzle shop
Adorable Yorkie
oil pastel ACEO
available in my Ebay and Etsy shop
To purchase a mug, magnet, card etc with this painting
please check my Zazzle shop
Shar Pei
oil pastel ACEO
available in my Ebay and Etsy shop
To purchase a mug, shirt, magnet etc with this painting
please check my Zazzle shop
Baby eagle owl
oil pastel ACEO
Available in my Ebay and Etsy shops
The reference picture for this painting was taken by left-hand who
also has lots of other amazing photographs of birds.
To purchase a mug, shirt, greeting card, magnet etc with this painting
please check my Zazzle shop.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Cardinal
Oil pastel on black card
2.5 x 3.5 inches (ACEO)
Available in my Ebay/Etsy shops
Greeting cards, magnets, bags, shirts etc with this image
are available in my Zazzle shop

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Sweet dreams fairy
oil pastel on black card
2.5 x 3.5 inches (ACEO)
on auction in my Ebay shop

This fairy is meant to give you sweet dreams
so would make a great practical gift
for anyone suffering from insmonia or nightmares.
To purchase a postcard, magnet, shirt etc please check my
Zazzle shop
Steampunk fairy
Fantastic detail on this ACEO - mechanical wings,
goggles and the right outfit - this fairy is stunning!

Media: Oil pastel on black card
Size: 2.5 x 3.5 inches (ACEO)
On auction in my Ebay shop
To purchase a magnet, shirt, card etc
with this image check my Zazzle shop
Cactus Girl
This is a girl that was so much into breeding cactuses
that she turned into one herself!
Would make a perfect gift for anyone with green fingers.

Media: oil pastel on card
Size: 2.5 x 3.5 inches (ACEO)
original is Sold
On auction in my ebay shop
Postcards, shirts, bags etc with this image
are available in my Zazzle shop

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Peek-a-boo!
Playful little fawn hiding among dandelions
Media: Oil pastel on black card
Size: 2.5 x 3.5 inches (ACEO)
On auction in my Ebay shop
to purchase a postcard, magnet, mug etc
with this fawn please check out my Zazzle shop

Friday, February 19, 2010

Little witch and black kitten
oil pastel ACEO (2.5 x 3.5 inches)
on auction in my Ebay shop
postcards, magnets, shirts etc with this imag
are available in my Zazzle shop

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Irish Pixie
original oil pastel ACEO
2.5 x 3.5 inches
on auction in my Ebay shop
postcards, magnets, shirts etc. with this fairy
are avaialbe in my Zazzle shop


Detail:

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Little mermaid
Media: oil pastel on black card
Size: 2.5 x 3.5 inches
Approx. 6.3cm x 8.8cm - ACEO
SOLD

postcards, cards, prints, shirts are available


Detail: