Posts tagged ‘artwork’

May 21, 2012

Zibbet’s Blog – INSPIRE » I was featured!

I got third place in a handmade/art challenge on Zibbet!

via Zibbet’s Blog – INSPIRE » Fantastic Five: ACEO Challenge Winners.

This is my entry (click the picture below to see the listing including a full description)

March 15, 2011

Been away for a while

It wasn’t very long ago that my grandma brought me a newspaper clipping. “Calling All Arizona Artists!” Me, an artist? Sure, I play with paints and pencils. I like to think maybe I have an eye for design, but a real artist? Good enough to submit a couple creations to the Tucson Museum of Art with the possibility of being chosen for display?

Apparently my grandma thinks so. She believes in me enough to pay my entry fee.

So the past two weeks have been spent sketching, planning and painting. Sometimes more than 6 hours a day were committed to artistic expression.

I began with Prince Charming, the painting featuring 3-year-old Joshua giving a handful of wilted daisies to his grandmother (yes, I featured the kind benefactor who paid my fee). I was greatly encouraged when I showed Joshua and he recognized himself!

The second piece is entitled Today Life and Death is Set Before You. In it, a girl is faced with the reality that she holds the fate of not only the child that has been conceived unexpectedly, but the fate of anyone that child might come in contact with, if she is not aborted. Throughout the painting process, I would discover tears on my cheeks, thinking of all the women faced with the little pink +, and the fate of so many of the children known only as an +. So many have been aborted, and it is not only they that pay the consequences. Think of all the lives one person touches in a lifetime. How many lives would have been touched by those lives destroyed before birth?

In a month or so I’ll find out if either of my pieces were selected. I’ll be sure to post either way, along with digital images of the paintings.

February 24, 2011

Language of Flowers notecards

I hand drew the original designs, then transferred them to the cards by hand using a light box and brush-tipped markers.

Loving history and all things feminine, it was natural for me to take an interest in the Language of Flowers. Each flower has a special meaning, and sometimes, certain things will change that meaning such as the color or the presentation of the flower.

You can send messages using flowers too – these cards are available in my zibbet shop! Please let me know what you think of them.

January 17, 2011

Zibbet shop – up and running!

Another goal checked off! I have seven listings. Please go check it out (click on the banner below) and let me know what you think!

Many thanks to Moriah for the beautiful photography of my products!

January 7, 2011

Zibbet shop – baby steps!

I checked another goal off my list. I’ll admit, it was an easy one, but necessary! 🙂

I created a header and profile picture for my (future) zibbet shop! Zibbet is like Etsy, but better (IMHO).

So, if you’d like, click the banner above and check out my shop…my empty little shop. Next step – listing stuff for sale! And if you think you might want to try out zibbet for yourself, click the banner below!