Friday, October 10, 2008

a little peek and some news

Hi everyone.. I have a new web site that is now up and running!

I am very excited about this and the other new things to come {Etsy shop} and new works i have been working on and a new series of canvas fiber works I hope you will go and check the new web site out and let me know what you think! Here is a sneek peek of some things i have been working on i will post more pics in the next few days as well

hugs to all ♥

http://blissfulthingsart.com



Tuesday, October 7, 2008

new banner

i made a new banner..well its a fiber painting really but it works well with the kind of work i do
ill use it as well on my Etsy store that will be open next week!! :)
what do you guys think?
hugs ♥

Monday, October 6, 2008

hello everyone

well its been a very busy time for me,so many things on the go at the same time
i have been very busy creating new things for my etsy store that will be ready very soon
and i have also been building a website that will be online in a few days ! whew..im getting a little tired doing all this i hope you will like what ive done ♥
i will post some new pictures this week

Friday, September 19, 2008

busy busy!

well being busy is good but i forget to update this blog! i have been making new little birds ..yellow ones and magenta ones.. oh and of course in blues and greens,also i purchased a domain for my website that will be up and running very soon.. I'm very excited about that,there doesn't seem to be enough time in the day to get all i want done and working from home seems to lead to some distractions, I know one day ill have the studio i always wanted to work in or"go to" it will happen i just have to be patient but that wont stop me from daydreaming about what it will be like :) I did receive my order i put into Dick Blicks the other day,more canvas's and aquabords,a shadow box {to try a new idea} ohh and a tin of 40 neocolour II water pastels ,i had a set of 10 that i loved.. but i felt i really deserved a bigger tin :) they were on sale and how could i pass that up ? some women drool over shoes or clothes..i drool over art supplies and studio spaces on flicker,I have to give my DH credit for letting me do such things, when i first moved here he really thought a art supply store was harmless or cheaper than letting me spend time in a mall shopping..hmm not so anymore,he asked me what i wanted for Christmas last year{our first together} and i sweetly said "oh just the big tin of watercolour pastels" 120 count that is ,well this was fine until he realized this would cost over $200.00 ...so now he knows "box of crayons" is not what its cracked up to be :) BUT they are still cheaper than a fancy pair of shoes...i know he will read this.. i love you dear!♥
I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Hugs

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

ohh an award!


i just noticed this award given to me! how sweet!!!
its from rowen at http://rowandevoe.blogspot.com/
thankyou very much im to pass it along but with so many wondeful blogs out there ill have to think for a day or two to make a list

ive been a bad blogger

ok ive been a bad blogger this past week and havent posted anything
well i have been busy though working on some new projects and trying to create a few things to put into my Etsy shop when i open it very very soon
i am very excited about all this though and have so many ideas in the works and more that are almost complete,im taking a class with Wyanne in how to market and sell on the internet{see her link on the right}so it will be a few short weeks untill im ready to launch the Estsy store here is a little preview of what i have been doing


and a little journal i have done to record my Ideas in

Monday, August 18, 2008

happy monday!

Back to school for my daughter..uggg i cant believe she is in her first year of highschool already..where has the time gone? This is the first time she worried what her hair looked like before she went this morning and she even asked me to help her with it! i remember the days when what was her recess snack was more important or if she could bring her favorite beanie baby to school with her so she would not be scared..the beanie baby was a bribe from me so she would go in the door on her first day of kindergarten..now a purse has replaced the "back pack" and can i wear makeup?
(no she cant yet...another year maybe) :) for every new school year she has brought her beanie baby to school,im not sure if it went today with her ..i suppose ill have o sneak it in her "purse" tomorrow so it will experience high school with her even if its for one day...its just the "mommy" in me i guess..I love you Molly...sigh

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

birdie has landed

im so happy that the little bird has landed at Bernies house all safe and sound!
Bernie loves her and the little suprise i put in her package too..some of my hand made beads...happy happy happy!

Monday, August 11, 2008

colours and textures


I am a blue/green colour addict.. i cant help it, they are the colours I'm drawn too
every time i pick up a paint brush to paint they are the first colours i reach for
Its same with beads and fibers..threads...I think i work better with these than others,don't get me wrong i use allot of others too but just find that blue and green easier..things just "happen" unplanned image's appear. This painting i did the other day was like that, I was experimenting with silk and wool and i had a background already painted onto a canvas, when i first layed down the fibers the canvas was in a different position..lengthwise and i was quite happy with how it was coming out..I took a little break to get some coffee and while i was looking down i tilted my head just to see what would appear..i seen a woman so i turned the canvas around and there she was..a spot just waiting for a face and a flowing dress was already there..the painting has water colors,ink and arcylic paints and is finnished with beeswax..it glows and has a raised texture with the fibers i wish you can see it in person
She reminds me of the ocean and her hair is like stands of seaweed and she looks like she is dreaming..so she is called "Ocean Dreamer'

Friday, August 8, 2008

Yippy!!

this is exciting! my little bird has found a new home! it was a complete surprise to me that she was wanted by a wonderful lady named Bernice who had to have little bird for her collection. I am so pleased that little bird will have a nice new lady to keep her company! She also asked me to make another bird for her as a remembrance for her daughter..i am honoured to do so :)
so i had to make a pay pal account to do this transaction..all new to me and a little overwhelming but i did it,now i am about to have my own etsy shop soon
i have to get over my fears and just do it..i think that i needed a little shove to do this and i have to thank little bird..and Bernice
any advice on selling on Etsy would be most welcomed..

Thursday, August 7, 2008

a little peek..


hi everyone well things here have cooled down a little bit so im back feeling creative..the heat just kills me im more of a winter person i guess lol
heres a little peek of what ive been working on

Monday, August 4, 2008

been away..


Hi everyone..i've been away this weekend my DH took me for a little out of town trip for our anniversry we had a great time!i have finnished the little bird from my other post she turned out well i will post her new look later tonight and some other pics too of something else i have been working on
Its been so hot here today i feel like im going to melt..yuck lol

Sunday, July 27, 2008

what are blissful things?


Well to me many things are or can be blissful..most of the time its the simple little things in life that let you pause and reflect on them. A book you really enjoy and you cannot put it down


A beautiful little bird that comes to land on your deck while you look out the window and stays just long enough for you to get a real good look at it and you smile while it skips around looking for little bugs to eat or to take back to its nest..


For me today its just a relaxing sunday afternoon with nothing and nowhere special to go ,im just going to sort through some arty things i have going and tidy up so i can get a good start on some work tomorrow,i have so many ideas in my head i have to write them down so i dont forget lol


some days its like that a million ideas then some days just a few or none.
ill have to finnish my little bird and show you later on
hope all of you have a great weekend!
Hugs

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

whoops!


My picture size was way to big in my other post! But i have figured it out now..i think :) these are beads made from tyvek


if you are from creative souls these are the beads to be in the draw!

Testing the video options..coolness!

video

Beadwork Pictures


I have managed to take a few pics of some beadwork,Its a new camera so im still learning how it works so please bear with me ill get it right soon enough :)

This peice was done with the embellisher for the background hand dyed silk fibers and scrims on a hand painted background cloth,I love working with fibers and beads, Some of the beads are 10c gold and crystals

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Hello everyone!

Hello everyone and welcome to Blissful Things!
I have so many things to put onto this blog,its overwhelming and new to me and a little scary!
I have read so many wonderful blogs by other artists and have taken the plunge to get myself out there and to share my art with all of you..i hope you will enjoy!