I finally got my fanny in gear today and listed my birdie houses and some other artwork in my Etsy store today. The picture above is one of my new listings. I just put them in my original store, since Etsy didn't really sound too hot on opening a second store. Hopefully people can find them...!!!! Now I am going to spend the rest of the day working on Christmas gifts that I need to get made!!!
Here are some more of the little birdie houses that I made earlier. I am going to work on my Etsy shop today and get them added. I really wanted to have a second store on Etsy, just for my artwork, but I contacted them and they don't really like for you to have more than one shop as it confusing things. So I will added them to my Wood Cellar Graphics store under a different catagory. I hope they don't get lost in the shuffle!!!
This one has a little bell hanging on the front and an old washer around the "birdie" hole.
This one has a little locket and key hanging on the front and antique lace around the outside edge. This one has a little bell on the front!
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!! Thank you for visiting and for all the warm, kind comments. I do appreciate it!
A couple of new birdie houses that I will be putting in my Etsy store soon. I got the pics taken this morning when we finally had some sunshine. These little ditties are about 7-8 inches tall and approx. 3-4 inches wide. My hubby made them for me and I had fun designing and painting them.
It's been awhile since I posted anything here. Been busy like everyone else, I guess. I've been taking a new class Italic Calligraphy from Martha and loving every minute of it. Above are a lot of the practice sheets I've done. I have lots to learn yet, but it is a good start. I tried to learn calligraphy on my own years ago...bought some books, pens and paper, but never got very far. It is so worthwhile to take a class from someone either in person, or the next best thing *online*!! Martha has been a calligrapher for over 25 years and is a natural teacher. I am so glad that I am taking this class from her and making progress. Her work is just beautiful. She has a lovely southern accent that is fun to listen to in her class videos. I have also been busy making some fun things for my new Etsy store. I have a few more items to get done yet, and then will open the store. Hope to sell a few gifts for Christmas! I already have a store for my rubber stamps, but didn't want to mix the two....my stamps and my artwork. So, soon, Beyond the Cellar will open up on Etsy. In the next day or two, I'll post some of the items I've made that will go in my store.
I've started another schedule of Traditions classes. This is from Module D. It was suppose to painted on a beautiful, big wooden box, but it was very expensive! So I decided to paint it on two boards instead. The floral design is suppose to be on top of the box lid, and the geometric design is suppose to be on the inside of the lid.
I am not sure what I am going to do with this geometric design...maybe hang it in my studio. I really am not crazy about it, thats for sure. But, with these lessons, we can't choose what to paint, so have to complete each lesson as is. This was a study of Marquetry, but done with paint. We had to apply layers of transparent paint to build up the colors and shading. Marquetry is normally done with all kinds of inlaid wood.
This little painting is from my gut art class with Mystele. I had the background done, and saw an arm and a shoulder.....and suddenly "she" appeared in the background. This is my first NUDE painting....lol!!! I couldn't decided on what clothes to put on her, and decided that she was supposed to be naked, walking through her flower garden. So....she is!!! This was much more fun to paint than the above paintings were.
Today. I am working on some items to add to my Etsy store. Oooopsss..it will be a NEW Etsy store for my artwork. I thought it really wouldn't work to put paintings in with my rubber stamps, so "Beyond the Cellar" will be my new store. I will post when I open it so you can peek at what I've been doing....
I've been a rubber stamp designer and manufacturer for over 20 yrs. Now as I get ready to retire from the stamp business, I am learning how to paint in acrylics and watercolor, mixed media and collage. I am having a ball! I have been involved in ART all of my life and at a later time in my life, I am finally living my dream!