Friday, April 29, 2011

Daffodil Mermaids

Mermaids on parade. I took this picture years ago. That little mermaid is all grown up now.

And here is the latest mermaid ready to rock the Daffodil Festival! Shop open 10 to 5.. I hope you'll stop in! :):)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Daffodil Weekend

Daffodil weekend is almost here. A new t shirt/card design to celebrate! More soon....:)

Friday, April 22, 2011

New Doll Queen

Meet the Queen of Buttons.

I'm making more dolls these days and painting less eggs.
I have bags of old tattered lace that I cut up and used for her gown.

And lots of vintage buttons!
I will put her in a shadow box and decorate that as well.
Have a great weekend, and I will post those eggs tomorrow....promise! :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ben Pentreath

I found Ben Pentreath through Selvedge magazine. They have a great online shop.

John Derian plates are in abundance.

Love it....
Love it....

Then there the necessities...bottle brushes...
And hand blown bottles.
Eric Ravilious prints....
And toys.
A mini boules set!
Their "inspiration" blog is swell, too!
Happy Spring! I'll post my eggs tomorrow....=:)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Easter Egg Artist

My favorite book, illustrated by Adrienne Adams.
They paint everything! Their car, a plane and even a bridge.
A fun little paperback that is out of print, but you can get it HERE! I'm off to paint EGGS.....

Monday, April 18, 2011

More Easter Eggs

I decorated some chicken's eggs. Just happened to find 3 dozen of them that I had blown somewhere along life's trail.
I used markers on all of these.
They say that the markers are permanent, but I had a lot of little smudges. :(
Kind of a bummer....but I bet I can fix them somehow.
The goose eggs don't smudge as much, but they wear down the pen points.
So I think I will paint the rest of the chicken eggs instead of drawing on them.
I have oodles at the shop.
I'm open all week from 10 am to 5pm, although I will be in around 11 today as I have to go for a walk in this beautiful Spring weather!The last week before I'm open everyday.

So stop by and say hello! Thanks for looking! =:) =:) =:)

Friday, April 15, 2011

A Painting

I found the frame at the take-it-or-leave-it....
And here is one of my paintings .
The Mermaid with the blowing hair.
Moths and stars.

Hope you like it! xo!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Eggs 9, 10 And 11

Catching up....All of these were done in gouache on black eggs.
I'm trying to get my wholesale orders done in between painting eggs!
I have to admit, I'd much rather paint eggs!
So, I do a little of both.
I am also working on some paintings.
The kind that one hangs on the wall.
And some prints in hand painted frames.
So in case you are getting tired of seeing eggs,
I'll include some photos of that work.
I sure don't know where I'll hang them in the studio.
I'll have to sell a few things first!

Thanks again for looking !