Saturday, November 17, 2012

Watercolors and Sculptures Juried Exhibition

My watercolor painting, Twitter, got accepted into the 2012 William Carey University and South MS Art Association Watercolors and Sculptures Juried Exhibition!
AND..... it's on the postcard!!!! WOOOO!!!! (It's the one on the left.)


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Christy Lee Rogers

Christy Lee Rogers is an artist I found while browsing artists' websites and blogs. Her work is beautiful and amazing. She is a self-taught photographer. In my opinion, her photos look like Baroque oil paintings.
"With an eye for the chiaroscuro qualities of light, her subjects bend and distort; bathing in darkness, isolated by light, and are brought to life by ones own imagination."
Source: http://www.christyrogers.com/bio.html

This is one of her awesome videos.


Monday, November 5, 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Progress on my ballerina

Finally got back to my acrylic ballerina. I painted her arms and legs and lightened her bottom leg. She seems a little washed-out. I think she needs more detail in her arms and legs and maybe her face and hair. Hopefully I'll have it done in time for South MS Art Association's annual juries exhibition. Their site is on my Links and Resources page, which I'm seriously considering changing to The Sausage Links page. Seems catchier, ya know? ;-)


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Cleaning Out the Closet

       My closet before I cleaned it out... 

         
    
My closet after I cleaned it out... 

  

How I WISH my closet looked...




Saturday, October 20, 2012

Neat Little Things...


Isn't it too adorable? It reminds me of the story my mom used to tell me about when I was little. My mom always used to tell me to be unique with my art; I don't have to do what everyone else is doing. So, one time, when I was in the first or second grade, the teacher told us to color a bear by the numbers inside each area. I decided not to follow directions - be unique. I colored my bear was all different colors, instead of just brown. The teacher gave me a bad grade and talked to my mom about it. My mom explained to me what she meant about being unique.
Needless to say, mine was the most beautiful bear in the class :)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Little Debbie

Thank you, Little Debbie, for my lunch today. Got my trigylcerides checked, and they're over 500 so gotta cut back on the fried stuff. Woo. Not.


Saturday, October 13, 2012

On to watercolors!

So... I got bored with acrylic. I've been playing/practicing with watercolor. Just checking out some textures and stuff. 

 

So here's a couple close-ups:


I'm excited to get started doing a few abstract watercolors!

Friday, September 28, 2012

My Picasa Art Album

This is my album on Picasa with most of my art! Feel free to check it out!

My Art

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Grand Opening!

In case you haven't noticed...

MY ETSY SHOP IS OPEN!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Show us a little leg ;)


The top leg isn't even halfway done yet. The bottom leg is what I focused on mostly tonight. Turns out this stuff is slow-go. I usually do abstract painting. This is my first painting like this.
The dark shadows seem a little too dark right now. What do you think? I'm thinking I'll continue with the other leg and the rest of her skin and see what needs touch-ups for that.

Oh, have you seen my new little button over to the left? It'll take you to 
www.EverythingEtsy.com
which is a cool place for Etsy-ers of all types. Very helpful websites. I'm in the process of designing a banner for my Etsy shop! Maybe even a logo for my shop and future business cards! Can't wait to get this show on the road :)

Btw, someone hacked my Twitter! What the poo! My Twitter is kinda useless to me though. Never caught on to it. But I did change my password. Crazy hackers! Trix are for kids!


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Working..

So... this is what I'm working on right now...


Saturday, September 22, 2012

A Few Awesome Bloggers

So here are some links to a few awesome bloggers that are also on Etsy. They are some of the top sellers on Etsy.

Mulberry Muse

Berkley Illustration

The Seasonal Cottage

BeanForest

Anderson Soap Company

I'm learning from their Etsys and their blogs. Maybe I'll get the hang of this thing yet :)

Where do they come up with these names? That's another thing I've been thinking about. Right now, my Etsy shop is

Shelana

I like it, of course, it is my name, but I wonder if I should do something more chic-y. Hmmmm....

New Blog! First Post!

Hi, everyone!

This is my new blog. It will hopefully help me promote myself with my future shop on Etsy and my artwork in general. I'm not promising a post every day, maybe not even every week, but I will have updates about my work as well as links to some of my favorite artists and their work. Enjoy!