Saturday, July 30, 2016 Temporary Move

I have temporarily forward my website to blogger. I'm going to be building a whole new site from scratch. I'm still trying to get all the details worked out. My website provider told me wordpress will work with their services, when in fact it doesn't, (which really frustrates me they lied) so I have to get refreshed on coding and learn new codes. I'm a little worried I won't be able to do this. I don't know anything about php codes and I have to learn them in order to add IPN paypal to my website. I also have to upgrade my whole site to be SSL secure for paypal to work as well and I'll most likely have to contact my website provider for the that. They do have that option. So many changes and it's hard to keep up with techknowledge, especially with health problems.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Spring Newsletter

It's been a long time since I last post on this blog. I've been battling with my health for months now. At times it's been very discouraging. The one major blessing out of it, is I feel like trying anything and everything new with art. I finally dived into acrylic painting. I also have been wood burning a little. I got a bunch of supplies for sculpting, which I still need to get a few more things, before I start. There's still a lot of things I want to do, like oil painting and pebeo art. I want to eventually do handmade jewelry. I just don't mean regular jewelry like you see everyone else doing. I would like to design or sculpt the pendents. Right now I'm having a lot of fun with painting blank wooden frames with mermaid, fairy, and other fantasy themes. This one to the right is in my personal collection. I'm working on two right now. A unicorn theme for my daughter and dragon theme for my son. The kids are very excited and enjoy watching me work on them. I have a stock pile of frames, I plan to paint/draw more and sell them. I'm just not sure about shipping them with glass. I might take the glass out. The glass is standard, so it would be easy to get the glass at walmart or the dollar tree from a cheap frame. I have a lot of other things I plan on doing as well not mentioned. I'm trying to work as much as I can. I am sick every day. Some days are worse than others. So some days I just can't push past the pain and fatigue of all of it. I really need to start selling work, because I have a studio to finish. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Life and Art

A photo I took of a squirrel playing in my yard. 
Once again I'm battling my health and it's a lot more serious than before. For now I do not want to go into it. I'm just praying about it, waiting on the lord and praying for a healing.

A lot has happened since I last posted. My Father in-law passed. It was a shock, because it happened so fast. Then a little over a week ago, my Mother in-law's boyfriend passed away. There has been so much death in the family over the past few years. I'm ready for a break from all of it, but I know there is no choice in the matter.

I've been working on a project, off and on when I'm not battling my health. I'm only about 50% through it. It is different from my other works and I will be doing a lot of my future projects this way. I've learned a lot of new colored pencil techniques over the last couple of years. I'm really starting to add them into my works. I'm sorta leaning away from the heavy paintery style with mixed mediums, and wanting my work to look more like colored pencil work. Some projects I still plan to do paintery, but I'm really loving my colored pencils for the first time in years.

The kids have about 2 1/2 weeks before school starts, so I'm just sorta hanging out with them for the rest of their summer break.

I'm looking forward to a little alone time in the mornings, that's when I can seem to concentrate the best and get anything done.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

May News Letter Updates

I've been very busy the last couple of weeks working on line art for digital stamps and coloring pages. I have decided to offer these from my website. There are so many marketplaces to sell online, but the downside is they keep changing their policies, prices and looks of the shops. I really thought long and hard about where I want to sell my work. I know it's going to be much harder to sell them from my website, because I won't have the exposure that the online markets have. However, I'm going to keep my art at two online marketplace and that's Store Envy and Zazzle. The shops are free, so there is no monthly bill for it. I most likely will not offer my digital goods at store envy, because they have partner with a company and the price is a little to steep for me right now.