Come follow my journey! I have no official art training and no real connections to get me into the art world. I am 36 years young and my dream is to become an artist, not just someone who makes art in their basement, but someone who successfully sells their art, and I will not give up on that dream! I would love to break into the world of mixed media art and maybe even have galley shows someday!

Friday, December 30, 2011

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and tomorrow night starts a whole New Year!

...That's a brand new year for you to follow your dreams!

I am looking forward to a very productive year.
I am looking forward to finishing nursing school...if only to work to finance my art addiction!
I am looking forward to losing my last 40lbs, (of the 80 I started out to lose in 2009)- I know it's about time!
and I look forward to making  my Flying Rabbit Studio jewelry come to life and start traveling to some craft shows, if only to meet nice people and be around other creatives!
(and may I be married by December! (I've been waiting ten years for this man to propose!))

I hope you all have a very happy and prosperous 2012!

For 2012...

'Here I stand ready to fly'!

May you meet the new year...
'With arms wide open'!

'I believe' in you!

May we all realize...

Peace to you and yours!

(Just some of my older art pieces I put together :)

Until next time!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

We might have found a new house!

We have been looking for a house to buy for quite a while now, almost a year actually. We have made offers on four different houses and something always seems to happen to the deal and turn it sour. Our most recent offer is a short sale and I don't know much about them. I don't know whether they are mostly successful or mostly not. I don't know whether to plan to own it and get excited and start planning, or whether to detach, remain distant and steel myself against the deal going bad. I am sure there must be a happy medium, but I can never seem to find it.

This has started me thinking, however; whether we finally get this most recent property or not, I need to start planning a decorating scheme for whenever we do finally get to move into our first home.

I want our house to look neat and tidy (which I admittedly am not). I want our house to look homey yet modern and stylish. Scott would like the decor to lean more toward the barren look rather than the cluttered, overfilled, can never find anything mess we live in now. I guess I can't really blame him. My problem is this: I am on an extremely tight budget and by extremely tight I mean non-existent. I would like to be able to fix things up to create my decor and to furnish my home with flea market treasures, like so many of the people I admire on Blogspot, on deviant art and in my favorite magazines. I want my home to <i>exude</i> charm! The trouble is, when I make things, they tend to look like a child made them and not in that charming cute funny childlike way. In the bad way. Why oh why can't art school and workshops and seminars be free!!!

That house we are trying to buy is humble; there really isn't room for all that much furniture. I want it to have a definite style and too reflect who we are but not be too themey. Any ideas?

Let's just do a little dreaming....

I suppose my dream kitchen would look like this…

Or maybe this…

I know for sure I want it to be warm and cozy not sterile. I like the old world style…
Or the traditional designs like this…

I have a starting point I think..this poster:

 I have the poster, I need the frame.
I know I want our bedroom to be somewhat shabby chic, somewhat romantic, I definitely want a chandelier and lots of candles…
But I have to please Scott too, although he did give me free reign over the decorating over the entire house except for his office.
I wish he would make it look something like this…

Yeah right!

And all on a scarce budget!!!
Look out all you decorators and HGTV here I come!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Here's 2 More...

The Woman in Flowers.... Last time I posted the original and the dreamy version. Today I feel like sharing the red and the dark version. Just a note, I am planning on lightening up the face a bit in the dark version.
The Woman in Flowers in Red

This is my daughters favorite, I am not so sure though, I think I will clear up her face some more.

The Woman in Red-Dark version

I really like the black light effect in this one, like I said though I want to lighten up her face some more!

Questions, comments, suggestions..all are welcome, just be considerate with your critiques.

Until next time,