Monday, November 30, 2009

New on ETSY

These past few days have been pretty horrible for me. I have been so incredibly under the weather and finally had to give in and take some much needed time off to recoup and just relax. I think the worst of the flu may finally have passed but it has left me feeling slightly weaker than normal.

Anyway, I have to really get back into painting and adding new stuff to my site and getting ready for the holidays etc. I have added a few more $25 Limited Edition Prints to my ETSY store and also dropped some prices on some of the originals, just in time for some great XMAS presents! I will be adding new prints to the site as soon as I receive them so keep checking back..

I entered a competition a while back for an Ontario winery. They were looking for local artists to feature on the labels of their wines and I made it to the short list of finalists! I really hope that I am one of the 12 winners selected for the bottles but it has been really great getting the nod up to this point. Can you imagine one of my "ladies" gracing a label on a bottle of vino?? How fun would that be! Check out mine and the other finalists at the FACEBOOK Fan Page for HILLEBRAND Winery Artist Series. Some of the comments are a bit harsh but I suppose that's to be expected in this sort of competition!

Until a bit later then...
xoxo with love.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Twilight New Moon

Today is the darkest rainiest day ever and it seems fitting since I'm heading to a double feature screening of the Twilight movies tonight! New Moon opens at Midnight so that should be fun! I haven't really been a die hard fan or anything and haven't even seen the first movie. Tonight I will hopefully see what all this fuss has been about.

In honour of vampires and the dark arts, I have started this small shoe painting (very rough still). I should hopefully have it finished by tonight if all goes as planned...but uh when does that ever happen! Lots of coffee in prep for this evening, although since I am quite the insomniac, staying up till all hours shouldn't really be an issue. Speaking of vampires......

xoxo with Love.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Another week has begun...

I was recently given an award from the wonderful, always inspirational and super creative Kolleen from her blog over at HeartWingSisters and also from the kind and talented Janine at her blog Join Janine. Thank you so much to Kolleen and Janine ! It never ceases to amaze me the amount of support and encouragement that Bloggers have brought me in the past few months. Please check out both artists' work and inspiring words/thoughts daily..

To accept this award I have to do the following:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 Kreative Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.

So here goes with 7 things about me:

1. I absolutely hate to fly but adore travelling and jump at the chance to explore new countries and meet new people. My goal is to eventually travel to every country in the world...
2. I've always secretly dreamed of being a singer/dancer and have spent many a night in front of the TV trying to emulate my favourite performers!
3. I love to shop. I think it may be a problem for me at this point. I have to buy something new every day (even if it's small like a magazine or a paintbrush)!
4. I looove food um especially sushi and pretty much anything my mom cooks when I visit. I also can't make it a day without coffee and would walk around with it attached to me intravenously if I could in an IV drip bag!
5. I want to be great (not good) at everything I do and often struggle with feeling defeated when I can't make that happen.
6. The unknown future, (my unknown future plans) and the feeling that you aren't in control of your own life at times...this really terrifies me.
7. Even though I have been burned many times and have not yet been successful at it, I will always believe in true love.

And now I must pass on this lovely award to these creative and fun-to-read-daily blogs. I found it really difficult to pick just these 7 but here goes....

1. Kaili: Kaili Art and Illustration
2. Melissa: Wild Dalliance
3. LuLu: mypinkturtle
4. Heather: Life Abroad
5. Tascha: Time with Tascha
6. Kocomo: Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets
7. Cheryl Lyn: Dream Out Loud! Design Studio

Also, here are some pics from my art show this weekend. I did not sell my submission that night but I hope it moves sometime this month when I list it in my Etsy store!

xoxo with Love

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I'm not 100 percent sure how this came about, but I am one of the artists featured on Diane Kennedy's fab blog Blossom Style. It's basically a Graphic and Website Design Boutique dedicated to creating beautiful graphic design that is stylish, chic and girly for print and the web. It is right up my alley and I really cannot wait to work with Diane and her clients in the future!(scroll down on her blog for my bio and images..)

I entered an online art competition ages ago and the results are in finally. And while I am not a finalist, I suppose I should be happy with an honourable mention commendation. Over 12,000 images were entered for international judging and only 40 artists were selected for the final stage of this competition. There were only 50 commendations in the end so I think it was still an honor to be considered. The magazine will be out in publication in December! Check out the site and details about the competition at Aesthetica Magazine.

Until Later,
xoxo with Love

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Accounting Diva

Bloggers, Hola! So yet another week has come and gone and the closer to the holidays we get, the more excited I am! This week has been a bit hectic with work and then keeping up with my commissions etc. There's something about this time of year that I'm sure makes everyone nostalgic and yearning for family, quiet nights snuggling against a burning fire and long walks with a loved one through the fresh fallen snow. I will have to settle for Facebook updates, midnights at a hot stove top and long freezing cold walks to and from the grocery store with heavy bags. Bah..

Here's something that I just finished working on. It was a graduation present for an "Accounting Diva" who just completed her Chartered Accountant course. I don't have permission to post her actual photo yet but please know that I tried to do this in her likeness!
I'm pleased with the results......enjoy.

xoxo with love.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I'm Back!

OK, so I realize that it's been ages since I've blogged but to be honest, I have had a lot going on. With getting sick and working like crazy and not enough hours in the day to do everything that I need (and want to), it's been high stress for me! I really wonder how some artists are able to blog on a daily basis. Never mind my twitter account...i think I forgot the password, it's been that long. I still have to update my actual site and stay focused on new work. And with issues with a temper mental computer, camera, scanner and printer, doesn't really make my job any easier!

That said, I will update ETSY with all new prints this week and then download new photos of paintings.

Finally saw the MJ movie this weekend and all I can say is...WOW! He truly was the King of Pop and he will be missed by millions around the globe.

Here is an 8 x 10 canvas piece that I did for this Little Art Show, here in Toronto on November the 14th.

xoxo With Love