Nutcracker themed artcards, ACEOs


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And the trek through 30 days and 30 ACEOs marches on with my version of The Nutcracker and Clara. This project has me really wanting to watch The Nutcracker again. I want to take the girls to see it for Christmas but now I’m getting impatient. There must be something about making Christmas themed art that makes you want to celebrate Christmas early-this is never the case for me! I like my holidays to be celebrated when they are supposed to be celebrated and never before-the store decorations that go up during Halloween drive me crazy!

The Nutcracker,ACEO 3.5x2.5-acrylics

The Nutcracker,ACEO 3.5×2.5-acrylics

Maybe I’m just mellowing in my old age.

Clara ACEO,3.5 x 2.5 inches-acrylics

Clara ACEO,3.5 x 2.5 inches-acrylics


SugarPlum Fairy ACEO


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Day two of the 30 ACEO in 30 day challenge.

If you can’t tell that I really like challenges than let me just say that I do,I really like challenges. It’s not really incentive to do something that makes them interesting to me it’s seeing what others do with the same prompt. I mentioned that this particular challenge is to make 30 holiday themed ACEOs in 30 days and all of the artists participating are making very cool cards for the challenge. Penny Stewart has decided to do a Nutcracker theme,not The Nutcracker just Nutcrackers in general. Gaylene Allen has decided to go with a candy theme and Joy Redington of Spreading Joy through Art ¬†has chosen not to go with a theme besides the Christmas one. You can see all of the cards for this challenge here.

Sugarplum fairyThis card is my version of the Sugarplum fairy. 3.5 x 2.5 Acrylics,watercolor and prismacolor pencils. Available for sale $6.00,$1.00 shipping and you can pay through paypal if you get in touch with me at lydiapharris at gmail dot com. :)


Update on Fairy painting, a new ACEO


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I’ve been holding off on painting until I get things a little more organized around here but…I finally just gave in a worked on a few things today.

The thing is I was feeling miserable because I wanted to paint and I wasn’t getting much done. Better to paint and then work on messes I think!

On my table today

On my table today

I did more work on my Autumn fairy for the Twisted Ruby Red Slippers¬†Artist’s Collective Auction. She’s had a few things changed on her since this last update but I share that soon.

The mouse king ACEO was made for a 30 ACEOs in 30 days challenge I am taking part in here. The ACEOs have to be holiday themed and I’ve decided to start mine in the theme of The Nutcracker too. :)

Here’s a another view of him:

mouse king

He is Mixed Media-watercolors,colored pencils and acrylic. 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches.

*All of my ACEOs are always 6.00, 1.00 S&H and if you are interested you can reach me at lydiapharris at gmail dot com and I can send you a paypal invoice. :)

Thank you for coming by.

Halloween Giveaway!!!!!


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I love Halloween.I’m pretty much a big kid on the inside so of course I do.:)

I thought I’d take the holiday and use it as a chance to give someone a treat.

If you go on my Facebook page right now I have a giveaway running until Monday at 5 (Central time). (That’s 10/13/2014 for any future readers should they be out there.)

I will be giving away my original watercolor/prismacolor painting of Mummy and Jack.

Mummy and Jack

If you like this painting and would like a chance to own it please enter! It’s open worldwide. Thanks for stopping by,


Women Painting Women


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I have been working on a painting for this month’s show at the Kendall called women painting women.
It’s inspired by Women painting women.
And will be an auction raising money for a scholarship fund to aid aspiring artists.


The only problem is that part of this that says they want artwork showcasing the woman form…my piece doesn’t do that!
I’ll share a few progress pics but I want to keep the final piece private until after the show.



If this painting isn’t suitable than I plan to see if I can put the older piece I did for the Nude show in. This does show the woman’s form but it does so in a small scale. See it here.
Ack. Hopefully this one will be okay though because I really want to show it!

P.S I have a few ACEOs that I’ve shared here before for sale on etsy now. So far I’ve listed A Red Queen, Mummy Girl and Friend and Vampire girl and bat. See them all here. :)

I’ve started a new challenge…


I want to work in my art journal every day.
This isn’t a mandate or anything-
It’s just that I plan on working on things that will take me longer than a day to complete and I think it’s good to also have smaller projects that keep me from getting frustrated,things that don’t have to be “perfect” (whatever that is!)
I’ve joined a 30 day art journal group that Nicci Battilana is hosting for October. Every day she posts a prompt and we can use it for out art journals and then post our work.

Today’s prompt was to draw an interesting mailbox,our dream mailbox ,if you will…and I’m not giving the prompt anywhere near it’s due so please check her post out here.

I am running behind today- my mom had a doctors appt. that we took her to and then I had to go grocery shopping,pay mortgage-do assorted errands,pick up the kids- do homework,dinner,bath time …spend time chatting with fantastic friends on Facebook ,you know-life!
I’m okay with being a day behind though -I started my page anyway, so I’m really not bothered.

You might wonder what a little scarecrow girl has to do with a dream mailbox and to be honest…I’m wondering about that myself. I guess just wanted her on there somewhere because it’s the first day of October!
Let’s find out where this goes come tomorrow shall we? :)

30 day art journal facebook group!


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