Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Roses



Roses are blooming already..yes they are... in my little corner of the world...
......last week I decided to plant some roses....oops!....I mean  paint some roses and I got so carried away that I can now paint them  in my sleep!

It started with my sudden urge to paint some flowers which were more involved and tighter in technique. I intended to paint wet on dry and started on one and I have to confess, I did not go very far with that thought, in fact it was over even before it had begun!

I accepted it was not for me...it's a technique that I have never been crazy about..way too dry and predictable and makes me fiddle with my strokes a lot., leading to overworked mud!   I love the unpredictable nature of wet on wet and all the happy little accidents which often make me wonder .."how did I do that!"

So as is oft told..'old habits die hard'...I went back to my favorite technique and began to paint 'a' rose which soon ended up as 'many ' roses and still counting!

Here are just a few of them...

This one is still a work in progress piece and I posted a tiny video on Instagram to show how wet my paper is when I paint using the wet on wet technique.




Most of them will be available as prints on Society6 and I might add a few to Etsy as originals.



Hope you liked all the color in the middle of winter !

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week ahead!



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Monday, February 1, 2016

Prints and more...Society6



        Cascading flowers

Happy Monday everyone, hope you had a relaxing weekend and got off to a fresh start this morning!

If you read my previous post than you know how excited I am about my new venture...making my artwork available as prints and more on Society6! So today, I thought of stopping by and sharing a promo code that I received from Society6.

As I learned the ins and outs of this website, I realized that there was a promo code that I could share with my friends and family but you would have to click this link to get that discount. So over the weekend, I spent some quality time learning the ropes of navigating through the S6 site and compiled this post for those who emailed me asking about the S6 site.

Here is some info for you....

1- This is where you will find Prints of my artwork. You will also be able to purchase other accessories like mugs, laptop sleeves, phone cases, throw pillows etc.

You will be able to only find prints of original artwork ie. where the entire artwork  has been composed and painted by me . Prints of stamped images will not be available even if it contains just  a sentiment. Those can be found as individually stamped and painted on Etsy.

2- You will not find original artwork there...for that you need to stop by my Etsy shop.

3- S6 is primarily for those who want to purchase prints of my artwork or boxed card sets and other accessories..because not everyone wants an art print!

4- Most importantly, there is worldwide shipping which I was not able to provide on Etsy.

5- Once I upload my artwork, S6 takes over, so be sure to read up their shipping, return policies and privacy policies, just as you would with any other online store.

and now for the Promo code....I believe they are currently offering free shipping on everything ( excluding framed and canvas prints) in the store and a promo on Pillows...

Click below to receive FREE Worldwide Shipping + 20% Off Throw Blankets and Pillows. Promotion expires February 7, 2016 at Midnight Pacific Time. *Free Shipping offer excludes Framed Prints and Canvas Prints

Society6 Promo Code


           Black &white -Pen and Ink



           Watercolor Sunflowers

      Watercolor Flowers


        Lemon on a plate

Hope you get to take advantage of this promo !

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week ahead!




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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Society6 - Watercolor Class Giveaway Winner



 Am excited to be able to make my watercolors available worldwide! Art Prints, cards and other accessories now available on Society6!

After a lot of of thought, I  have finally decided to offer prints of my watercolors. For now it will be available for purchase on Society6 . The difference between my Etsy store and Society6 store would be that on Etsy , you will find original art only and on S6, you will be able to order prints of my artwork and . ...the most exciting part...accessories!
..yes, you can find phone cases, throw pillows, laptop sleeves, mugs, stationary and more!

I have been working on uploading more original artwork there, but for now you can find these.....












Thanks to all those who left me such sweet comments on the class giveaway post,  unfortunately I have just one spot to giveaway..wish I had more!

And now for the Giveaway winner......

Wow, I would love to win

Congrats Rosie!

Please email me and I shall help you get registered for class!..Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!



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Monday, January 25, 2016

Watercolor Class Giveaway- Online Card Class


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Stopping by to share a fun GIVEAWAY!


Online Card Class has a new watercolor class starting today! It's called Watercolor for card makers-Intermediate techniques. It's hosted by Dawn Woleslagle (Wplus9) and has a number of other guest artists contributing to it .

 I will be taking a class on expressive florals and leaves. So be sure to get signed up!


OCC has generously offered a spot to one lucky winner!

To win a class registration, all you need to do is leave me a comment below by 11:59 CST on 1/27/16. Winner will be announced on 1/28/16
Winner will be randomly selected . 

Optional:

1 Follow my blog

2 Follow me on Instagram-

3 Like my Facebook page




 Thanks for stopping by and GOOD LUCK!
..see you in class!



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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Floral Postcards



This week, I got busy painting some pretty florals and began to slowly add some Valentine cards to my Etsy store.

I especially like the ones I made this morning. I love that it's just a single piece of 4x6 artwork which can be easily framed. It's not really a card, although the work on it is the same, yet it's not folded and is more of a postcard style..if you may..
....it was one of those' why did I not think of these earlier' kind of moment!

Here are some from this morning..they are pretty addictive...I will be painting more tomorrow for sure!







 It's exactly a month until Valentines..so if you are looking for something for your special someone which can preserved once the day is over  than be sure to stop by Etsy!



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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Forever


 Last week my SIL painted a lovely white board for me to use as a background for my artwork photos. I am in love with it!   I can't stop taking pictures...but my camera is acting a bit funny after being on a vacation ..I think it's having post vacation stress!

Here are some new pieces done this week...I started on some Valentine cards and got my stamps out again. I have used PTI and Unity stamps below.Those on Instagram would have seen the floral painting before, but I just got it ready for Etsy.

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                                     Floral watercolor-9x12- Arches CP 140#

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Happy New Year!


 HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I had hoped to get this post up on the 1st but then a recent trip which was supposed to be a vacation made me need another vacation to recover from it!

We decided to end 2015 with a short vacation  and took off for an entire week which was a lot for us! It had been 4 years since we took a 'real' break! I am now trying to catch up  and I think it will be a while before I get through with everything!

Usually I do a 'year in review' post before the year ends, but had to skip it last week because of my sudden unplanned trip. Nevertheless, here is a short overview of the year gone by.....

2015 was a year full of ups and downs and I could feel it every moment! Just when I thought something was going right, I was thrown a curveball! But I got through and lived to tell the tale!

The year started with a major setback and  after something like that, everything else seems mundane and small. 2015 taught us a lot, most importantly, it reiterated my belief in miracles !

On the creative front,
I opened a small little place to showcase my watercolors and nothing could have given me more satisfaction than customers letting me know how much they are enjoying my little works of art!..feeling blessed!
The Etsy shop made me discover a new me! I found that I was capable of so much more than I had thought ! It gave me new impetus and the push to tread into hitherto unknown territories!
Due to the lack of time, my videos became far and few and that is something I will be working on pretty soon!
Again, for the very same reason, my posts on  this blog have drastically come down, but, hopefully, this year I will fall into a regular schedule and have everything in order.
I ventured into a new area of custom watercolors and I must say am loving it so far!
Hand lettering and calligraphy was given a chance and a lot of time was spent on practicing this lovely art!
A major highlight of 2015, apart from the Etsy shop, was seeing my watercolors in print! Thank you   Tricia and Club Scrap!

I think that, just about summarizes the year gone by, that's my 2015 in a nutshell!
..and I start 2016 with a watercolor class on Online Card class It starts on the 25th..check it out!

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I am slowly adding some Valentine cards and paintings to my Etsy shop, here are some cards...
I have used sentiments by Papertrey Ink.





That's it for now, have a wonderful week and and a healthy and prosperous year ahead!



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