Monday, July 21, 2014

Pure joy.....


The latest issue of Artful Blogging is out for those that pre-ordered.....and I am thrilled beyond words! It is a stunning issue and I am over the moon to be included among such talent! I can't wait to hear everyone's thoughts on the issue. <3





Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What a journey...



You never really know what each day will bring. I have learned so much over the last year as my mother-in-law and I decided to take on the adventure of owning a small business. We had so many wonderful times and made so many amazing friends, but after much soul searching we came to decision that it was just not for us. There were many things that led to the decision but when all was said and done it was just not the path we were meant to take. I spent way too much time focusing on the retail side of things that I just could not put my heart into my art like I wanted. So, we are closing Gypsies at the end of this month and then my new journey begins. My studio is back home where I can venture into it whenever inspiration strikes...it is a comforting feeling knowing that I have everything I need just a few steps away. At first I felt as though the closing of our shop was a failure but I know we could have kept going and most likely made a go of it but it just didn't feel right. So as that part of my life comes to an end I feel that I am on the cusp on something wonderful. I look forward to sharing that journey with you...


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Our visit to Virginia is coming to an end...

Had a short visit with my family...heading back to New Jersey tomorrow with high hopes for the future. It has been a rough road the last month or two but I am feeling optimistic that everything will fall into place. 

Here is the progress of the mermaid I started on the trip down. So far just pencil as I have only worked on her a few minutes here and there. She is a little sad I think....but i think she is feeling hopeful as well. 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Drawing in the car....

With all of my focus being on the shop lately I haven't had as much time to work on my illustrations. I am hoping our little mini vacay to Virginia I can remedy that! :)

Here is the beginning of a new mermaid...  

Monday, June 16, 2014

alcohol ink….

Though I must admit….my pencils are my most favorite thing to use when creating art…but alcohol inks are so darn fun! They kind of have a mind their own but for some reason thats what I love about them. You can't totally control what they are going to do once they hit the surface…but they are like magic as you add layer after layer.

This is an old window that I am currently working on…I felt that the long panels were perfect for tall trees…


Still in progress but I love how it is shaping up…
and of course I also threw in some faerie dust for good measure!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

getting excited about Artful Blogging and a sweet, little illustration…..

So……I am very excited to say this blog will be included in the Autumn issue of Artful Blogging!!!!
It is a dream come true to have my work published by such a beautiful publication. The only sad part is that now I have to wait all summer for it to come out…but until then I shall stay busy enjoying the Summer Edition! :)



When I work at Gypsies on Saturdays…..I usually don't like to get involved in messy art projects because we tend to get busy with customers...so I spend my day drawing. Nothing too complex…just something simple and fun. Here is my most recent piece "Dream a Little Dream"