*My Crows* *My Art* *My Way*

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Business Card and Stickers

Hi Everyone,
Hope you're well!
I got my business card and stickers!

I went with the company "Moo" for my business. I have always heard good things about them. Unfortunately, being in Canada, I do get a duty charge, but I still think it was worth it.
For my business card, I went with the "recycled cotton" option. These cards are made out of recycled cotton t-shirts. I really love the way they turned out and I love the texture of them. I wanted my cards to be simple and to the point, but show a lot of my art. "Adult crows, baby crows, heart, and one of my Goddess."
"Front of card"

"Back of card"

Now for the stickers. Again, I really loved the way they turned out! I picked the bigger size, because I couldn't get my art to fit properly on the smaller sizes. These ones are 3.30" x 2.17". Like I told you before, it took me 3 days to get these things to work out right! I went through many images of my paintings. I really wanted to show a variety of paintings.
These are my baby crow ones.
"Adult Crows"
If I was going to sell them on Etsy, I was going to group them in 5's. 5 adult crows and 5 baby crows. I was talking to another artist friend, and she said, she would like to pick which ones she would like. I can totally understand that, personally, I was trying to make it easier on myself! LOL! I would really like to know what you think?

Big Hugs πŸ˜€

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Rose Of Sharon Trees and Chipmunks

Hi Everyone
Hope you're well!
I thought I would show off some of my Rose Of Sharon Trees. I have many, but the main ones are on the south side, walking into our backyard. I have formed a hedge out of them. I love Rose Of Sharon Trees. They are so easy to take care of! Just make sure they have lots of sun. I cut them down towards winter, otherwise they get too big. Also, when they are happy, they have lots of babies. In spring time, I am always pulling tones out! LOL! We have white, purple and pink flowers.
Going into our backyard.

I have been counting the chipmunks around us. I see 5. Yes, I can tell them apart. They all have there own characteristics. One day, I saw a mom with her baby on her back. It was the most cutest thing I have ever saw. The latest one, that is coming to me, has a little mark on this back leg. I don't know if he got into a fight? Guess what, I got some pictures of me petting him! Enjoy!

I love their little feet!

I do so love nature!!
Big Hugs 😊

Friday, August 25, 2017

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all well!
Fall is for sure in the air! I love being outside at this time! I was getting some gardening done. I have 5 large patches of Russian Sage. Russian Sage is one of my favourite plants. It smells great and it's drought resistant.
It grows very tall. Sometimes you have to stake it. Also, if you let it, it will spread. I have one area, where it keeps spreading and spreading. So, I spent the day, placing rocks and stepping stones in certain areas, so I could get around it.
It doesn't look like much now, because I had to cut some of the plants back, but when it grows in next year, it will look good.
See that part on the right hand side, where the rocks are in a circle. I cut down an old tree, left the stump and let the Russian Sage wrap itself around it.
I got a picture of some of the birds saying hello.
For 3 days, I was designing my new business cards and stickers. As soon as I get them, I will be showing you! Next thing, is getting some of the bags designed!

I did manage to get two paintings finished.

"Wagon Ride" (2.5" x 3.5")
"Spirit Guides" ( 8" x 8")
Big Hugs πŸ˜ƒ

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all well!
As you can see, I've been playing around with my blog! It's fun to play! LOL!
Well, there is no surprise on how the painting I left you with, turned out, because it's in my banner, but I will still show you some of the steps.
"The Breath Of Life" (8" x 8" canvas)
I also managed to get some aceo's painted. (2.5" x 3.5")
"Autumn Fun"
"Pumpkin Patch Love"
At the beginning of the year, I was talking about putting some of my art on clothing. And, after all the research I did, I kind of cooled things down, because nothing seemed to be working out right. Well, I've still been looking on the "Art Of Where" web site, because they are in Canada, hoping they would add more things, for me to see what they are all about. Remember, they don't offer returns. Well, they finally added a bag. They call it a "day tote".
I think I'm going to go for it! At least I don't have to worry about "sizing" for customers. I'm going to try to do 6 different designs. If there is a "painting" you want to see on these bags, let me know! (I'm thinking of doing some stickers too!)

Big Hugs 😊

Monday, August 7, 2017

Hi Everyone!
Hope everything is going well!

This is where I left you with my painting.
Next step, filling in the crow.
The finished painting.
"The Dance Of Enchanted Bliss" (12" x 16" canvas)
I'll leave you with what I am working on now 😊
Big Crow Hugs πŸ˜€

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Hi Everyone!
Happy August!
Hope you're all well!

I've been working on a painting. It's not finished yet, but I would like to show you some of the progress pictures.
Sometimes, painting the "background", takes just as long as painting my crows. Many layers of paint!
And, it doesn't mean it's going to stay that way in the end! LOL!
Next, placement of my crow.
More detail. This is where I am now.
I'm excited to finish it. Hope you like what you see so far!
Big Hugs πŸ˜ƒ