Sunday, January 31, 2010

And the WINNER IS.......

Rose Hughes
is the lucky winner of a FREE Handpainted Necklace of her choice!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this month's giveaway! Each person who wrote a poem or sent me a silly picture had their name put in a hat and I randomly drew the winner, (I didn't judge by the BEST poem or the SILLIEST picture.) I was so impressed by the amazing poetry skills! If you didn't get a chance to read all the poems submitted, I recommend you go to the comments section 2 blogs down and read them.

Here are the photos that were sent to me, incase the links didn't work for you. How great are these?

Thanks again, all you talented, silly people!

As far as the BAD news goes: My necklaces prices are going up to $22 (plus $2 special order) starting tomorrow 02/01/10

Friday, January 22, 2010

Process of Ugandan Boy III

Ugandan Boy III - SOLD

I obviously don't believe in underpainting.

Uganda Boy I and III in their new home:

Thursday, January 21, 2010

January Giveaway

Happy Thursday, my friends!
It's time for the JANUARY GIVEAWAY and I assure you, it's the BEST ONE YET!
One lucky winner will recieve:
1 Custom Necklace of your choice!
Yes, that's right. Maybe you want one of your dog? Your favorite flower? A chimpanzee? A sloth? A kitten in a bucket? You name it, it's yours FREE!
This is what you have to do:
1) If you are one of the lucky people who already own one of my necklaces and want another one, email me a silly picture of you wearing the necklace you already have (, and then leave me a comment below. Let me know if you do not want me to post the picture on my blog.
{the sillier the better}
2) If you do not yet own one of my necklaces, but really really want one, leave me a poem in the comment section about what you would want on your necklace.
{make sure it's a poem}
And that's it! That's all you have to do.
You have from 1/21 until 1/31

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Another Bull Terrier Necklace

Guess what my favorite kind of dog is.

Necklace of the day 1/21 - $18
Click HERE for a direct link to purchase.
New frames too! What do you think?

New Etsy!

Hello and Happy Rainy Thursday!

Just wanted to let you know about my new etsy site for my full sized paintings.

Check it out:

Sock Monkey

Necklace of the Day 1/20 - $18
Click HERE for a direct link to purchase

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tree Silhouette

Your eyes are not deceiving you: the Necklace of the Day is BACK!

Necklace of the Day 1/19 - $18
Click HERE for a direct link to purchase.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Starfish and Beach Necklace

Happy Sunday!

I did another LARGE-Statement-Piece-Double-Sided-Necklaces the other day. I actually like it quite a bit. One side is for when you're feeling colorful and whimsical, and the other side is for when you are feeling more glam. Both sides are for when you are feeling beachy!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New Frames

Happy Wednesday!

Yesterday I got an eagerly awaited package. 15 new pendants! I opened them to discover beautiful square silver lockets with glass on either side, in which I could put a double sided painting. I absolutely love the idea of the glass, and the double sided possibilities. As soon as I removed the packing peanuts, chased Margot, threw away half eaten packing peanuts, and cut open the cardboard and bubble wrap carefully protecting each pendant, I realized I should have measured out the dimensions before ordering. 1 1/2 inches by 1 1/2 inches is a lot bigger than you might think. The other square pendants I have are an inch by an inch. Wow, that 1/2 inch on either side sure makes a difference. Not only in size, but in the possibility of what I can paint on there! I could easily fit 4 or 5 dogs (on each side), instead of 1 or 2! Yet on the other hand, will enough people want to wear this size to make it worth my while to offer it as an option? I think so. Here are some pictures of the new pendant. Please let me know what you think!

Here is a photo with a longer cord. Please keep in mind everyone has their own "perfect length" depending on width of neck, size of bosom, etc. When I sell my necklaces, I'm selling the painting. I expect (and suggest) that many buyers will put the pendant on their own chain of choice.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Custom Dog Painting "Brody"

This is my most recent commissioned dog painting. "Brody"

Click HERE to see Dog Portrait Pricing.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Featured on NBC's "Want This!"

I am honored to be featured on NBC's "Want This!" on the popular Dallas/Fort Worth section! Click HERE to see the link.