This goat doesn’t have a name yet but he is going in one lucky kid’s (ha!) room!
Projectnursery.com is the BEST source for nursery and kid room inspiration. Two years ago I submitted Georgia’s newborn nursery to the monthly room contest and got 3rd place for August 2013. Not too shabby. When we moved I knew I wanted to submit her toddler room and six months later I finally got around to doing it. Her room is part Georgia (animals, books) and part me (vintage furniture, cool art, “Glimmer” the BEST EVER Sherwin-Williams paint color). So it’s on projectnursery.com. Check it out if you have some time. Hattie the cow is a new painting – soon to be for sale on Etsy.
A couple of months ago I decided on a whim that I wanted to participate in the Big Easel show in River Ranch. I’ve wanted to do it in the past, but it just never worked out (pregnant one year, 7 month old baby the next). So I decided this was the year. What I didn’t know was that it was juried. I thought you just signed up, paid some sort of entry fee, and sold art. Oops. I thought what the heck and got the application anyway. It took me 3+ hours to write my CV, which makes me sound WAY cooler than I actually am not because I wrote it that way, but I just didn’t realize that in five years I had accomplished so much. I don’t really think of myself as an “artist” really, I’m just that girl that paints the funny animals. I also never thought that I’d EVER have to write a bibliography after college. Anyway, so I sent in my stuff and got accepted to round two…and then I sent some more stuff…and I got in! Yay! So I’ll be a busy bee the next several weeks planning this thing to death…oh and painting. :)
So come visit me on April 11th in River Ranch 8am-4pm!
A couple of months ago I did a painting of a great dane named Fred. It was an awesome painting, if I do say so myself, and one of my favorites that I’ve ever done. Nancy, Fred’s mom, happened to post a photo of the painting on a great dane lovers website and Boom! - emails out the wazoo. I got a few commissions from that post so Thanks Nancy! Now I think danes are my favorite dogs to paint. They’re goofy, I’m goofy. I like their droopy eyes. And all the ones I’ve met have fitting names…Fred, Nelson, Norm. It makes me laugh.
Here’s Fred in case you didn’t see him.
Eek! Christmas is almost here!
If you would like to get a custom pet portrait done for the holidays the deadline is November 30th. All paintings will be shipped by December 5th to guarantee delivery for Christmas.
Here are some I’ve done in the past…
Obviously, I do mostly dogs because they’re man’s best friend. But if you’re best friend happens to be an iguana, no problem, I can paint him too.
Check out my Etsy shop (click on the Etsy button on the right) or email email@example.com for more info.
Being an interior design enthusiast I’ve always loved Houzz.com so when several people mentioned that I should start selling my art through them, well, I guess I had to listen. It’s a slow process…I have to physically upload all of the art I have for sale to their product listings. AND since it’s different than Etsy (which I can do with my eyes closed now), it is taking me some time to get everything uploaded. But anyway, it’ll all get done…eventually…