Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Hellooo Bloggers. Just a quick post to let you all know that I have finally set up my ETSY online shop! In the days/weeks to follow, I will be adding original art, fine art prints and greeting/holiday cards to my shop. Just in time for the upcoming holiday season...

It's been in the works for a while but I was a bit nervous about starting it up (reason unknown)! Anyhow..as soon as I figure out how to update my website, it will be on there as well. For now, feel free to browse through the shop from the link on the left or you can check it out directly here:


xoxo with love.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Technical Difficulties...

I'm having some problems uploading pictures to this site at the mo but hopefully this will be resolved by the end of the day! I wanted to share all about the art show on the weekend and other tidbits but I guess I will have to recap without photos for now. The art crawl was pretty great, although people seemed quite thrilled with all the art for sale, there didn't seem to be any actual purchases made! I did manage to sell a few originals and got a few hot leads...so I was happy.

I will be heading into the city shortly to meet with the owner of a gallery/cafe. It's in quite a trendy spot so hopefully it will launch some new avenues for me. It can get a bit frustrating...I hear the positive feedback but I feel like I'm not really moving forward, know what I mean?

Anyhow, I FINALLY cut my hair (to my shoulders) and put in some hi-lites. I guess it looks pretty different but it was a long-time coming! Pictures to come soon....

Wish me luck, xoxo with love.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Well it has finally arrived, the art show that I have been preparing for this past month! As I write this quick post, I have about 15 pieces that I will be selling this weekend ...I had planned for much more but time was of the essence and quite frankly, never on my side. Regardless, I am quite content with my collection and will possibly try to squeeze the below unfinished canvas in on Sunday.

In the meanwhile, my parents are in town for the show and my sister will be joining us tomorrow as well. We will also be celebrating Mom and Sis' birthdays so all in all a great weekend, um whether or not I sell anything!

Will post pics from the show on Monday. Here's also one of the newer acrylics I will be selling.

Unfinished ->

<- Completed

xoxo...with love.

Monday, September 14, 2009

No Rest for the Wicked..

First off, I would like to say thank you to everyone who called and emailed/commented or sent me well wishes while I've been sick and then with the accident. What a wonderful community of friends I have developed over the Internet!

I got a chance to photograph some stuff for my site but I'm not thrilled with the lighting and quality. I shall wait for the sun to come out of hiding so that I can re shoot some of my new art and then upload! In the meanwhile, here is one finished piece. Onto the next one now....

xoxo with love.

Friday, September 11, 2009


Today has been a really crazy day. I have 2 seconds to post so this is a short one. I'm at an Internet cafe and unable to upload any pics till I get home. I was in a car accident earlier this afternoon. It was completely scary...I was in the passenger seat and another car came out of nowhere and plowed right into us. She hit us directly on my side and we spun onto oncoming traffic. No one was hurt luckily but the cars are totalled and it's pretty safe to say that my friend and myself will have horrible whiplash in the days to come..

Well, I have the night off from work as a result and will spend the evening with my easel and coffee instead!

xoxo with love.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sick Again!

I'm not sure if I am sick once more or just have never really gotten over the flu from weeks ago when I had it. Regardless I must push through the congested haze that is my mind, and finish 6 more pieces by next Saturday! Am I mad, you ask? Well yes...definitely so. By my calculations, that is 9 short days left. So this is just a post to let everyone know that I haven't forgotten you and that I will be updating with pics for my show next week!

I've also updated my website (finally), so feel free to wander over there as well: www.charmainedsilva.com.

Here's a snapshot of something I'm working on at the mo. Will upload the finished piece tonight....(hopefully).

xoxo with love.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

My Other Love....

I must admit that outside of painting and drawing, my other great passion is for FASHION and in particular SHOES! I have hundreds of shoes...they just make me so happy! Of course this is probably true for most women but I must say that I have a borderline crazy need to shop even when I'm completely down and out. I would rather spend my last $6.50 on a fashion magazine than a latte at Starbucks. .

Anyhow, I had done a few mini shoe watercolor paintings for some girlfriends that I thought I would share with you. I may start to focus a bit more of my fashionistas in prettier, more detailed outfits from now on. It takes a bit longer for me to incorporate my fashion outfit ideas to canvas but it's definitely worth it in the end

Ciao for now.
xoxo with love.