Thursday, May 29, 2008

Happiness for your Fridge ;)

On a request from a customer, I took the plunge and made some magnets. I LOVE THEM! :D
Here's a peek:

Polka Dot Happiness - Blog Feature!

I've been featured on another blog! (woohoo!) On the Dot Creations has featured my popsicle girl card on her site. She features everything colorful and polka-dotty!! I LOVE IT!

See her inspirational blog HERE

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Pins, Magnets, and Framable Art?

So, a customer brought to my attention something I've been thinking about for a while. Would it be worth it to make some pins, magnets, or framable artwork of my little paintings? I made some laminated pins for myself last winter and I loved them. I wore them on my jacket all winter long, and they are still here and in pretty good shape!

Would anyone be interested in these besides myself?

I've had many people interested in purchasing my artwork for framing. I am not a professional matt-cutter or framer. I don't know anything about shipping artwork, other than making sure it doesn't bend and putting it in a clear protective sleeve. I've been leaving matting and framing up to the customer.
I was thinking that if I do any shows this year, I'll bring some artwork for sale with me. Some in frames, some not, and see what happens. I guess I won't know unless I try!

I'll add them to the list of things I'd love to have time to work on... ;)

Friday, May 23, 2008

Blog Feature and Summer Treats!

Fellow EtsyGreetings member stephjacobson has featured the Mother's Day paintings I made for her on her blog! Check it out HERE!

Stephanie makes really pretty "scrapbook style" cards. I especially like this one:

Thank you Stephanie! I'm so glad you liked the paintings! :)

On another note, for some reason I'm on a super summery, beachy kick. Maybe its because this is the weekend beaches open... Or maybe because I don't really like spring (I like all the flowers coming up but that also means pollen and bees!)
Here's something that's been in my mind for a while:
Look for more beachy fun in my shop in the coming weeks! :)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Custom Cupcakes... and BEES!

I just completed these custom cupcake paintings for a customer. They are based on two of my cards: "cupcake head girl" and "happy cake day". We worked out the colors and designs... She gave me the colors "coral" and "celery" ... I think they came out cute! :D

Here are some custom shower invitations I made up tonight. Something new for me... I painted out the bees, and scanned them into the computer. I made the design on the computer and printed them out. I think it worked out well, in terms of cost cutting and time saving!! I couldn't imagine writing out those cards as nice as the computer can, anyway LOL ;)

The only direction I was given here was "bees." (First of all... If you know me, you know how ironic this is... Bees are a NIGHTMARE for me!!! My first thought was, "How do you draw a cute bee!??!" This is what I came up with:

I found out after I made the design that this is the bedding the mom-to-be chose:

Can you believe I came up with the same type of bee and the same colors, without seeing it! Go me! haha ;)