Friday, September 25, 2009

New paintings......

here are 3 of my newer paintings.......i am really painting a lot, lately. i sold the last painting (the one of the mountain scene) to a girl from New York. i was so excited!! i have sold so many pieces of my little fairy furniture over the past 20 years and that is always thrilling to me, too, but since i am relatively new at painting, i am so humbled by someone appreciating my paintings enough to actually buy one. i've really sold a lot of paintings over the summer. it's such a surprise! we've been doing the Farmer's Market here and we've just had such a great experience!!
i have been thinking a lot about my blog lately.....wondering how i can make it better, be motivated to post things more often, make my blog more interesting so more people will visit and enjoy it......i wish i had more of theme that i could focus on. we recently went to see the film Julie and Julia......mike and i just loved it. such a great film. but what i liked about it most of all was that Julie, a woman who really appreciated Julia Child......decided to write totally about the cooking of Julia Child. she decided to cook one of her recipies from her cook book for an entire year, or until she had prepared every recipe. i just thought it was so great that she had a goal or a real project she was working on with her that gave her a reason to post every day!! i guess i mostly want to post about something special that will interest readers enough that they will want to visit my blog every day. i love the friendships and the appreciation and the closeness i feel to people with my blog, but i just don't hear from enough people. i need to make my blog more unique and significant. anyway......i have some ideas, but still mulling them around.
i love so many blogs. i spend at least an hour or more a day visiting all the blogs i just love. i am so thankful for all of them, the beauty each person shares and their innovative, creative and amazing ideas......i don't know what i'd do if i couldn't visit these incredible beautiful worlds!!
thank you all of you!
more later. hope to hear from someone. i appreciate anyone who visits and especially who comments. i spend so much time by myself at our gallery or at home, any comments i receive just bring me so much joy!! thank you!
have a happy weekend!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

A few new pictures......

A few new pictures......sorry haven't posted in so long!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

at first, i was so frightened for this child......

when i first saw this picture, i was really not sure what to think! but as i looked at it closer, i realized that the tiger was inside a tank of water and the child was on the other side of the wall. what an amazing picture! the expression on the tiger's face says everything! he looks as though his primal instincts are being challenged by this gentle, unafraid child. i wish we could see the child's expression, but you can almost feel what he's feeling. i think he is just amazed at this magnificent animal and is so grateful to be so close to him, to feel his spirit. animals and children are so much the spirits, filled with life and able to learn......i love this picture.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Paid subscription webisodes......

Hi everyone...... Recently, I heard of the idea of having a paid subcription to your blog so that people could view webisodic videos. I really thought that was a fantastic idea and have been doing some research about's a fairly popular thing to do. I have made so many wonderful little videos, short film clips with my beautiful art and little characters that I thought it would be so much fun to share them with everyone and also charge a little bit to help me continue to do my art. I was wondering if any of you would be interested in this idea??? Or if anyone knows anything about it? (suggestions of websites that help people to get started, how much would be reasonable to charge? how often should the videos be every day, one a week.....?) I love posting on my blog and I love sharing my art and my little films, so it just would be so great to do both and also made some money, too, so that I can keep being an artist!! Any of your comments would be so appreciated!! Thank you...... Debbie