Thursday, October 31, 2013

Vanilla Buttercream

3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
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Not bad, though, since they go together so well.... it's funny how much fun I have painting icing, considering I don't like eating it at all. It's just so pretty!

Turquoise Icing

3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
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Yay, daily painting! For reals, though, sorry I missed yesterday.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

also different.

so what do you think of this new look? something I'm toying with.

something different....

sorry I missed yesterday! Baby is sick, and now I've got it too.... *blugh*

Saturday, October 26, 2013


just getting started.... we went to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and I got all inspired. It is a GREAT museum!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Haunted Strawberry

3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
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THERE. Something finished. Poor little thing, definitely the last on of the season.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

um... oops.... another WIP


I'm not finishing any paintings this week, am I? Can I blame it on the weather?

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

and another WIP


this seems out of character, doesn't it? do you think I ought to try and finish the fluffy little bits of cuteness?

I think so. they make me smile.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Orange Handled Scissors

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That's the thing with daily paintings, sooner or later you paint every single thing in the house. Here we have the scissors that were sitting on my table where Naomi left them, when I was casting about trying to figure out what to paint :)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Taking on the Attributes

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Allright, I am loving this one but I'm also not sure if it's done or not. Waffling, you know.

Waffle waffle waffle.

Ok, not going to figure it out until I'm better rested....

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

My Favorite Wrench

3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
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Just because tools are fun to paint :) I need to collect some more, I believe....

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Kermit Eggplant III

3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
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Adorable little thing, isn't it? There's so much beauty in the world....

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Persimmon V

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One of my favorite vendors at the farmers market had one of those little green cardboard boxes full of.... something. Persimmons, but not like any I'd seen before, they were little and soft, with a lovely velvety surface that seemed to hold the light underneath it.

So I just HAD to have them, of course.

And now you can see why. Isn't it just the prettiest thing?

Monday, October 14, 2013

Artist and Studio

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Found this lovely shiny ball behind the couch where the Little One had hidden it, and had to paint it right away! Shiny things are so much fun to paint.

In case you're wondering.... you can see two doors and doorknobs in the ball, and my yoga-pant-clad-legs and one hand.... the jar that holds my paint brushes, the computer screen and tower, and some light coming in through an obscured window. Hm. And a mechanical pencil.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013


well, I think she's still in progress anyways.... she had horns but they weren't working, so now she doesn't have horns and is just a lovely, pale creature in the sunlight... we'll see where it goes :)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Antique Wrench and Marble IV

3 1/2" x 9 3/4"
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Returning to a favorite subject. Worn wood, banged up metal, a marble.... what's not to love?

Venus of Willendorf

3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
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Having fun with my little daily-paintings-on-wood thing :)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


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Ok, please forgive me for sharing fanart.... I think it's an interesting painting aside from the whole fanart aspect of it, so hopefully not too much forgiveness is required :)
In other news, STUBBLE IS HARD TO PAINT. Oh my goodness not fair. I guess it's mostly that it is an unfamiliar texture, and the unfamiliar is almost always difficult, you know? Expressive eyes, on the other hand, those are just fun to do.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Pink and Blue

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Having fun. I've never painted hair like this before, the cut or the color, and of course I usually avoid patterned fabrics.... but for some reason this was an image I just wanted to create! This is one of the lovely folks that stopped by my tent Sunday for Festifall, actually. Hope you like :)

Monday, October 7, 2013

Her Name Meant Ibex

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I have so much fun painting little white-blonde children! And redhead. And everything, really.... kids are just awesome.
Horns are fun too.
Have you ever noticed how the whole people-with-horns idea rarely deals with how the horns *attach* to the head? At least with females, we just bury an imaginary juncture in hair and hope for the best.... well, I tried to address is a bit here. And of course her ears got pointy somewhere along the way. Some pieces just paint themselves if you give them a little thought :)


this one sold at Festifall yesterday to a wonderful lady, but I am very much in love with it and definitely will be exploring the concept further.... it's too rainy today, though, so I'm letting my inspiration percolate. And by that I mean my muse is curled up on the couch with a toy dragon, and I'm sketching :)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Watching her Sleep

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come and see me tomorrow at Festifall in Chapel Hill! woohoo!

Friday, October 4, 2013


.... and still trying to get ready for Festifall on Sunday. Feeling overwhelmed, like I always am before a show.... but very happy with the paintings, and that is always nice :)

Thursday, October 3, 2013


trying to get ready for Festifall in Chapel Hill on Sunday!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


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This is a huge painting for me!
Like, literally. 16"x20" is barely inside my comfort zone.
But.... it really felt like it deserved the size, you know? There's something magical about the whole pose.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013



Something different! Abanitu Farms here at the Durham farmers market has lovely, tasty passionfruit right now- that's something that I REALLY want to be growing, I just don't have a good spot for the vine yet :) And of course I had to try painting one, although I definitely have not yet worked up the nerve to try painting an open one!