Monday, October 17, 2011

My First International Order!

Last week there was a huge occurrence in the growing of my little business.  A few of my photography prints are heading to Italy!  Never in my life would I imagine myself making it to Italy, let alone my art.  To me, this is huge, and I can't wait to see what happens next.
Via University of Texas Libraries.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

Craigslist Cravings: Victorian-style Couch.

For only $40 bucks!  Seven foot long, and gorgeous.  It would be really neat re-covered in a neutral grey. Via Craigslist in Bardstown, Kentucky.  Wish I was driving to Kentucky to get it.  Someday I'll get to pick up all these neat finds.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Illustration Friday: Hibernate.

I sort of let this week get away from me, and I never got a chance to get a painting started, so I did something a bit different (for me) and did a pen and ink drawing on hardboard.  I thought about the various meanings of the word hibernate and one of them was "retreat into oneself," which I think all of us do (to an extent) in the winter.  We bundle up and brace ourselves for the weather seemingly making ourselves as small as possible.  That's what this image reminds me of.

"Hibernate." 5"x5" Graphite, Pen and Ink on Hardboard.
I will be putting this image up for sale in my shop.

I used a beautiful image for a visual reference.

The Sun Goes Down via 10 cent designer on Flickr.
The 10 Cent Designer has so many beautiful images to gawk at.  I highly suggest a trip to her flickr page.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Perfect Timing.

I stumbled across a great blog post by Austin Kleon.  He found fame for his newspaper blackout poetry, and I think that's really neat.  It's definitely a creative outlet that I'd like to try soon.  The post I'm talking about is a batch of great advice for anyone in the creative industry.  Sometimes you feel lost as an artist, and this post just made me smile.  I hope it finds a similar emotion for you.

Read the post here.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Big Sale in the Shop!

Joelee's birthday is coming up really soon, so I wanted to celebrate with a nice sale in the shop.  It will be available through October 12th.  Please take advantage of the coupon and get some Holiday shopping done early. Thanks so much.