Wednesday, September 23, 2015

More Witches!

Not yet posted to my Etsy shop. I want to try and get photos done of matted work in the next few days.
Double, double, toil and trouble. Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Mixed sets of Angel cards are now available in my etsy shop. These cards are prints of my Angel series of colored pen and ink drawings. Packs of ten contain two each of: Ginny Pearl (the first in the series, holding a heart and named in honor of my late mother who inspired the entire angel series), You are my Sunshine(an angel standing amidst sunflowers and butterflies with a beautiful blue sky background), All Creatures, Great and Small (an angel seated and holding a lamb while surrounded my many other creatures, a lion, a giraffe, a calf, birds, a wolf, a cat and even, a snake!), She Hangs the Moon (angel against a night sky holding a smiling crescent moon), The Spirit of Peace (drawn and completed on 9/11, which inspired this one, an angel holds the symbol of peace, a dove.) The sets will arrive packed in a lovely, cloth, drawstring bag. Making them perfect for a gift as well as your own use. Or keep half of them for yourself and give the other five away. They are printed on high quality, heavy, matte card stock and a suitable for framing.

Cards will not be available for shipping until September 30 but if you order them before that date, I will ship them out to you asap.
Halloween cards now available in my Etsy store. Mixed sets of 10, 5.5x4" with envelopes.

Spooky and funny note cards (5.5x4") with envelopes from my original pen and ink drawings: Witches' Ball, Things that Go Thumpity, Bumpity, and Whoopsie Daisy! (or Hold on to Your Broom!) Sets of ten with envelopes. 

Please note: this will not be available for shipment until September 30 but if you order now, I will ship them out to you asap so you have plenty of time to mail them out to friends for Halloween greetings.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Thinking of getting these three cards printed. I want to test the waters and see if they will sell first before I make (what to me is) a hefty investment. So, what do you think? They would be printed with thick, high quality matte card stock and of course come with envelopes. They will be 5x4.5 inches and nice enough to frame. One is blank inside (All Creatures, Great & Small) while the other two have tasteful text inside. Individual cards would have to be $5.00 each which would include shipping cost. I may make one already matted available for around $10 or $12 depending on my cost for materials. Packs of 5 and 10 cards packaged in a nice, cloth drawstring bag, would be $10.00 and $20.00 respectively with $2.50 added to cover packaging and shipping. That is the cost I have to get to recoup my cost plus make a little bit. Do you think they will sell? Would you buy them?

Greeting Cards

I've added a few greeting cards to my online shop:

This is just one example. There are currently a variety of six images being offered. The ones shown, Just Fly!, and three other designs are offered as either 5 or 10 packs with envelopes and packaged in this beautiful cloth bag. Some of the cards have the option of inside text or blank while others are only offered blank. Check them out in my Etsy shop. HERE

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Halloween 2!

The Witches' HERE to see in the my shop

Halloween pen and ink drawing number TWO, The Witchs' Ball! This print is now available in my Etsy shop. It is a print of my original pen and ink. 8x10 inches printed on heavy, matte, acid free paper and mounted to a heavy backboard and then hinge matted with an acid free, black mat. It will arrive matted, backed and ready to frame, hang and enjoy!

Monday, September 14, 2015

I'm on Etsy!

I still need to add photos of the prints actually mounted and matted but right now, these prints are available on Etsy!
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The Witches Are Coming....Soon!

Two wicked(ly) funny ladies.
The Witches are coming to
The witches are coming to:
Right now, there is only equine photography and art but soon, there will be carvings, jewelry and art both whimsical and a little frightening!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Things that go Thumpity, Bumpity in the Night.....

My first Halloween themed drawing. It's ready for a little color but I will offer prints in both color and black and white. 

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Angel Two With Color

with color....I'll offer all of them either with or without color because I'm selling them as matted prints and not selling the original and I already have both on file and ready to print.

Angel Two

The pen and ink of Angel number two is complete and now, to add some color!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Let Me Introduce Myself

Hi! Thank you for visiting my new blog. I made my living as an artist for over twenty years but then I took a very long hiatus. I'm happy to announce that I'm back and I'm energized and full of new ideas. The sculpture and jewelry will be coming in a few weeks. I'm still working on my studio space. But while I finish those mundane but required tasks of clean up and organization, I have been working on a few pen and ink drawings of a new series of my favorite subject, angels. The one shown here is the first in a the series. I will post the others as they are completed. I will offer them as matted prints, matted, framable cards and on fabric in the form of pillow tops. I am also still in the process of setting up my new website and etsy stores but I will provide links when those are available.

Now, the reason behind my name and the reason angels are my favorite subject is my mother. My mama passed away twenty-five years ago. She had a heart attack late one night. While we were rushing to the hospital, I kept saying to myself, "She isn't gone because I haven't heard the bells." This refers to, "Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings." I know that may sound like a childish thing to be thinking but when your mother is dying, we all feel like small, helpless children. My mother passed not long after we reached the hospital. Before the doctor came out to tell us, I felt as if sunlight suddenly exploded in my heart and I heard my mother say, "Oh, Sande! It is so beautiful!" On the drive home, I felt crumpled and I was unconsolable. Suddenly, there was the sound of bells chiming inside the cab of my husband's truck. He was startled and started looking around for the source of all that noise. I said simply, "An angel just got its wings." There was one more beautiful peal of a ringing bell and then silence.

Many years later, on my fiftieth birthday, I did something I'd wanted to do for a while, I saw a psychic. I was an open minded sceptic. I didn't know if I believed in them and wondered if they were all frauds and con men. This one told me that my mother would send me feathers to let me know she was watching out for me. I stopped at a drive through to get something to eat on my way home. I pulled over into the parking area and rolled down my window and through the window a feather floated and landed on my lap. It was a beautiful blue feather and very unusual. Since then, whenever I'm really upset, feathers seem to float out of empty skies and fall at my feet. Most recently when my best childhood friend died. I had a white feather drop in front of me as I was on my way to see her on the day she passed and then at her funeral, I'm walking up to the gravesite where I was to speak about her and at my feet there was a snowy white feather. So, I guess now I believe in both angels and psychics. Which is why you will also see feathers featured often in my work.