Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dog Ornaments

Christmas is have been given and received...and I can finally reveal some of the special bulbs I painted this year =)

I hope everyone is having a truly wonderful holiday season. My best wishes to all in the New Year! Kathryn

Monday, December 12, 2011

Ornaments are the Hot Sellers Right Now!

You haven't heard from me lately because I have been having fun creating new products in my Zazzle Store. These beautiful ceramic ornaments have been selling like hotcakes!

Check out these designs and many more at Angelself on Zazzle =)

And back to work for me....I'm painting glass Christmas bulbs today! The hand-painted bulbs are gifts, so you won't see pics of them til after the holidays ;)
Hope you are enjoying your own magical preparations!! Kathryn

Monday, November 21, 2011

Bridge Street Market, Buy Local!

This is my favorite photo from yesterday's Bridge Street Market =)

For those of you who live in the Bradenton-Sarasota area, we have a Brand New, Fabulous, Artsy Market on Bridge Street this year! =) Wendy Edmond and I were lucky to have a booth there yesterday. Many artists were painting and creating in the open air, and it was a beautiful sight to behold. The sky was bluer than blue, and the weather was perfect. There was great live music, tasty food items and fresh produce, beverages and plants for sale, kittens at the animal rescue booth, massages being given, and more!
Check out my pics of this gorgeous art/craft market....

A good time was had by all =) Special thanks to Melissa, Jamie, Lorri and Alan for visiting my booth and purchasing my handmade art! Thank you to Melissa Enders, Market Manager, for a job well done!!
Bridge Street Market is on Bradenton Beach. It is open every Sunday 10a-3p through April. Come on out and buy local arts and goods in an awesome island atmosphere, with some new and different vendors each time.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Art Show Pics!

Yesterday was our booth at Mainly Art in downtown Bradenton. The weather was beautiful, and I met so many friendly people =)

We're all set up.....

Check out these darling little scrapbooks made by my partner, Wendy Edmond

Now, here come the customers! =)

Here's a view of inside the booth....

It was lots of work and lots of fun, too. I talked to so many people, I nearly lost my voice! =) Kathryn

Monday, September 19, 2011

Parrot T-Shirt is Finished; Carousel Horse Box is Begun

Thanks to everyone for your kind comments on my works in progress...and thank you for all of your good wishes for my upcoming art event! =) I haven't finished the angel relief yet, but here are pics of the completed parrot shirt....

I sketched and transferred my design for the Carousel Horse Box and have already started painting on it. I love the way it looks already, and will add highlights and a bit of color to give it that circus/carnival aura....

Hope you are happily creating beauty, too! Kathryn

Friday, September 16, 2011

Paint Party Friday - Works in Progress

I've been keeping very busy lately.... getting ready for my booth at our annual Art Slam, which will be held on Oct 15th. Plans for handmade gift items are spinning through my head and making their way into reality =)

Spackling on canvas is forming into an angel relief....

Yesterday, color was added...a bit more work is needed here, softening edges and bringing out the angelic expression....

A Blue and Gold Macaw parrot on a sleeveless t-shirt waits impatiently to be finished.....

A carousel horse on a wood keepsake box is sure to appear next, but for stays spinning around in the back of my mind =)

Check out my pictures from Last Year's Art Slam

Visit the other fab artists at Paint Party Friday:

Friday, September 9, 2011

Paint Me Plaid

Paint Me Plaid is an awesomely fun blog about Plaid Paints. There are giveaways and craft instructions and much more! I was lucky enough to have my lovely Green Mermaid Keepsake Box featured as part of Freelance Friday =)

Check it all out by clicking this cute button link:

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Its time for the ACEO Theme Week Challenge on eBay again! This month's theme is "Bridges". My mom and I had loads of fun creating our versions of a bridge painting. Mine is "Koi Bridge", and hers is "Blue Bridge". Click the titles to visit the auctions, and be sure to check out all of the other great interpretations of this month's theme by searching "aceo tw sep". Have a wonderful day!!

See my other eBay auctions Here

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Purple Pony Art

I'm a lucky winner of Christine Bennett's blog giveaway! I won this pretty kitty magnet, and now its helping to hold up the collection of bits and pieces, reminders, and prayers displayed on our frig =)

Thanks, Christine, for the beautiful Princess magnet and I love the matching note card with your sweet birdie drawings. Its so good to have blog buddies!! =)

Be sure to check out Christine's delightful Etsy shop,
Purple Pony Art. It offers a fabulous selection of her original art and photography!

Hope everyone's day is filled with special gifts =) Kathryn

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Calico Cat Face on Wood Box

I'm in the process of building my stock for Fall shows and the holiday shopping season. It gave me much pleasure to create this sweet keepsake box yesterday =)
Hope you are enjoying the lazy, hazy days of summer in your own unique way! Kathryn

Calico Cat Box For Sale

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Two As One - Paint Party Friday

Recently, I sent this representation of a circle of love to my cousin. He will be getting married one week from today! Please join me in wishing Brian and Annie many, many happy years together!! =) Kathryn

To see the other fabulous artists participating in Paint Party Friday, click the picture link here..........

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Swallowtail Butterfly Floral - Wordless Wednesday

Swallowtail Butterfly, Original ACEO Painting

Red Sky Sunset - ACEO Theme Week

My favorite type of sky to look at is a fabulous, tropical red sunset. So, when I found out that August's ACEO Theme Week contest theme was "Sky", I just had to put one of my most cherished experiences on paper!

This ACEO (Art Card, 2.5x3.5in) is painted in acrylics, and was a blast to create.The reds in this painting are even more beautiful than the camera could capture, believe it or not!
Red Sunset ACEO painting Thanks! =)Kathryn

ps-You can search "aceo tw aug" on eBay to see all of the great interpretations of the August theme, "Sky"! (ACEO Theme Week runs the 1st-7th of each month)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

PPF - A Day Late....Girl with Kitten Portrait

I have finally finished the portrait of my niece and her kitten...Yay!! I actually worked on this one for over a year. Still not sure its quite right, but I think I'd better give it to her before she gets gray hair, LOL!

Happy Paint Party Friday to All =) Kathryn

Weds, July 27th....
Gosh, I forgot to include the photo that I was working from!
Here it is: