Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Alice and Nadine

I had a fun morning today. I visited my friend Nadine Buckinger and after a nice chat we traveled over to the Gateway gallery where her work is on exhibit. Remember my earlier post about her beautiful encaustic paintings? I am so happy and proud of her. She is a big hit and her paintings are going so fast. She had already sold eleven of the ones on exhibit! I knew the day I met her and saw her work for the first time she was really talented. Congratulations Nadine! Continued Success!! :)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Etsians have been very kind to me this week and included my items in these 3 fun treasuries! Trutexasscents included my Sheri the Diner Waitress print in her retro dining inspired treasury. Valeriatelier included my Violet the Diner Waitress ACEO print in her pretty violet and lavender treasury and Choumie7 lavishes some sun on us in this bright and cheery treasury that includes my Sunny Russian Doll Small Babushka print. I am honored to have items chosen and included in these splendidly done treasuries! Thank you. :)

Friday, February 12, 2010

SALE Valentine Weekend Feb. 12-15, 2010

Hi Everybody! Happy Valentine's weekend to you all! I am offering a special sale in my shop starting today through Monday:

SALE February 12-15: For every item that you purchase priced at $12.00 or less leave me a message at checkout of a second item of equal or lesser value that you would like for free!
As usual I am also offering Free Shipping!

Have a Great Valentine's Weekend! :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Pencil Sketches

It has been requested that I share some of my original pencil sketches here. These are from my Alice in Wonderland Characters series. The top one shows my original sketch of Alice holding the baby that has just changed into a pig. The next the Mad Hatter, and bottom the Duchess. The bottom two were literally thumbnail sketches (quite small). I find it interesting how much a drawing changes from it's beginning sketch to it's finalized illustration. Many times I fall in love with the original sketch and almost morn it because I seldom look at it again once I am finished with a drawing. Then, years later, I will have a sudden uncontrollable urge to find the sketch and look at it (prove to myself it still exists). I have become knee deep in sketches over the years so it is a matter of figuring out which container, sketch book, year I was working on it. I hope you find these drawings interesting when compared to the final drawings (previously posted), I hope you enjoy them and thank you for letting me share them with you. :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Nadine Buckinger Artist

I would like to introduce you to my good friend
Artist Nadine Buckinger. Her beautiful paintings are on exhibit at
Gateway Gallery in Winston-Salem, NC, Jan. 22 - March 20,
in an exhibit entitled "Surfacing".

The opening was a huge success! Nadine sold 7 paintings!
I'm not surprised, her work is fabulous. She has really found her medium in encaustic. With wax and pigment she paints with such simplicity of line, richness of texture and yummy hue
that her work is simply irresistible.
To learn more about Nadine visit her website.