Monday, June 29, 2009

A few new ACEOs

These were done for a recent swap of Things with Wings for art 42

I had also done two bird cards to go with this, but didn't think to scan them before popping them into the envelope. One was a crow piece, and one was my little bulb headed birds with long spindly legs.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Watercolor Cards

Working on fall cards....breaking out the watercolor as it's been so long since I really "played" with it. These are for a swap via swap-bot. I love how they turned out, especially because i hadn't used watercolors for awhile, other than quick background washes and easy fill for aceos.

So I had to do something fall themed, without being Halloween. I LOVE the fall for the brilliant colors in the leaves and figured that would be an easy way to edge into blending colors again. I then moved from there to the purple martin migrations. This turned out kind of neat, though not exactly what I had in mind.

I then thought about the lovely gourds and pumpkins I so love during the fall. I think there's nothing more lovely than a centerpiece of freshly fallen leaves and harvest gourds. Natural and wonderful!

I figured the envelopes needed a bit of beautifying so I did some simple leave designs for the two leaf and harvest cards.

And a quick purple martin over the tree tops

Quite a satisfying artful evening. Hopefully I'll have plenty more of those to come. Now it's off to bed with me since it's now nearly 2:00 am. I've reverted back to night owl status since being on vacation. Monday is going to be HARD!

Friday, June 12, 2009

I've got myself prints now! WHOOT!!

I found a place to get prints of my aceos...or my larger art on aceos without much hassle of setting up the layout myself (what can I say... I'm lazy and slightly computer illiterate) However, this place seems to be the way to go. I figure if I can make enough money from fairies in the next few months I'll be able to offer a free fairy aceo with each sale next year. :) The bad thing is I'd have to limit it to one striking image (or two as I can get double sided printing) so I'll have to really think about it. They did a great job with the things I sent them. They're photo paper prints right now, but I'm going to try the upgrade next time to a thicker stock which will make them even more "print" like. I'm still going to keep my eyes peeled for other printing venues as I'd love to find affordable printing for larger versions of my artwork.

Here are the prints I'm currently offering in my artfire and etsy shops:
"My Blue Days"

"Carmine Bee Eater Trio"

"Basking Cat"


"Blue Throated Bee Eater"

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Now taking custom orders for Fairy Names

It's about time you say! Finally the fairy names are up in my etsy shop, and my artfire shop available for purchase! Here's just one of the ones I've done.

Saturday, June 06, 2009


If you missed it last time, be sure to check it out this time!!

Have you ever been on a Treasure Hunt? Now is the perfect time!

A group of sellers has hidden a picture of a treasure chest in their shops. All you have to do is find the item with the picture and you can receive the special that they are offering.

Sounds simple, right?

To make it even easier, I’m going to give you the links to the shops and tell you what special they are offering.

These specials are going to run today, Saturday June 6, from 10:00 am EST to midnight.

In each shop’s announcement, you can read more about the special they have running and how it is going to work

Happy hunting!!

Find the treasure chest and get 10% off the item and free shipping!!

50% off item with Treasure Chest

50% off item with Treasure Chest

BOGO at 50% off (equal or lesser value)

Free bracelet with purchase of item with Treasure Chest

25% off item with Treasure Chest

30% off the item with the Treasure Chest

30% off the item with the Treasure Chest

25% off plus free shipping on item with the Treasure Chest

20% off and free shipiping for the item with the Treasure Chest

Thursday, June 04, 2009

I've been digging through old files....found some good stuff! :)

My very first experiments with photoshop. I was realllllly green at this point (as if I'm not still a novice) but I think this was pretty cool!More photoshop play. I just loved this image of my nephew and thought it would make a great card image. This was for a blue swap as well as the x-ray floral above.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Viridian Muse is now offering Flower Fairy Photo Prints!

I found it was time to start adding prints to the shop. I've been getting a lot of compliments on my latest round of fairy photos and thought it might be time to see about getting prints available. So here are just a few! There are more to come! Plus I'll be soon listing my macro photography.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Need to really get some photos edited!

I've got a bunch of photos to get prints and put onto disc. I love this one, of my niece last year. It's amazing how quickly they grow and change.

I'm also working on getting images loaded to my cafepress shop. Pretty soon you'll be able to get images of the flower fairies on cards and t-shirts. I'll be taking time over the weekend to get the first few up and loaded! Right now you can get the Nature Fairy watercolor images on cards and t-shirts. These are fairies I drew a few years ago. I absolutely loved them, and have been trying to re-create the style in other natural seeds and florals, but haven't yet been able to do it. I guess the muse only had plans for these three. Hopefully soon I'll be inspired again to make more. Check them out (warning-artful nudity on these fairies) The Nature Fairies are located under the "Fairy Corner" heading. You can also find some of my macro photography there as well!
Including some gorgeous white roses.