Thursday, April 26, 2012

Such a tease...

I'm working on several new paintings at the moment. They are taking me longer than normal to complete because, as some of you know, I have been hijacked by the knitting fairies. More on THAT later.

For now I will just tell you the titles of the paintings (which are subject the whims of my imagination)…
Shorebird Convention
Bixby Bridge
Around the Bend 
Greener Pastures II
Castle Moonrise 

That's all for now. As soon as they're done and photographed by my wonderful husband I will post them for your opinions. But that will probably to happen until we return from our upcoming road trip to Yosemite and Bodega Bay. I'm hoping to gather more painting inspiration from this trip.

Meanwhile, here's packing to do and I can hear the knitting fairies calling to me "finish this sweater!"

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Off the Grid (not me but the painting)

So today I changed my cover image again...(after all I need to keep it fresh) with a painting that I have not added to Etsy yet. I was not sure it would be popular because I have a lot of similar paintings in my "Island" series. Well I was wrong. A bunch of people like it and I put out a plea for a title since I was out of ideas. There were lots of great suggestions but the one I liked best came from Jessica, a dear and long time family friend whom I adore. Jessica had several good ideas herself but this was my favorite.
So next up in my shop will be…

"Off the Grid"

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Etsy Conversations

My lovely friend Angela of Angela Holden Design has started a podcast called Etsy Conversations. (You may remember Angela from the Handsome Bob movie podcast where she interviewed Irene and I about Thomagination.) I was honored to be her first guest on the Etsy Conversations Podcast.

If you have an Etsy Shop and would like to talk about it (and possibly get more traffic/sales) Angela would love to hear from you. She is anxious for more shop owners to interview. Don't be shy. If *I* can do it anyone can. It is just like talking on the phone to a friend and I promise Angela is a delight and will not bite.

You can hear my interview it is HERE.