David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust art

I was kind of a weird kid growing up.

Shocking, I know.


Because here’s the thing, when you’re raised in a household where the only music that you’re allowed to listen to is Gospel music and if you’re lucky Elvis singing Gospel music and then you’re grandma starts watching you after school and she lets you watch MTV to your little musically depraved heart’s content…well,stuff happens.

When I was a kid MTV still played music videos but those hours that I was at my grandma’s house they were playing older music videos. Because of this I developed a lifelong love affair with Pat Benatar and David Bowie. (Thank you Grandma Maria.

David Bowie was actually my first big crush. (I’ve said this a lot of times in a lot of places. There’s really no reason for me to keep saying it…it’s just that it annoys the heck out of my husband for some reason and that makes me giggle.)


I’ve made a Ziggy Stardust ACEO and it’s currently listed on ebay right now for the Nibblefest Auction contest. It’s a very cool thing where lots of talented phenomenal artists list their artwork in seven day listings starting at the price of  .99 ,whoever’s piece ends on the highest price wins the contest. They graciously let me play along.:)

This month’s theme was the third letter of your name and as mine is D my mind automatically went to David. (You should definitely check out all of the awesome listings!)

You can find David here and there’s a link on my listing that will take to to the other artwork that was created this month.

P.S- I have not been posting 30 paintings 30 days as I should be doing but this one counts towards that,okay?


Big Eye fanart Amy Adams

Happy New Year!!!!

I’m hoping that this year continues the way that it started,with me hearing about a new challenge at the last minute and then diving in so that I end up going to sleep way too late covered in paint but happy.

I’d be completely fine with that.

I painted this fan art painting last night when I heard that Tim Burton will be judging a fan art contest for the movie Big Eyes. What are the rules? What do you get?

Big Eyed AmyI have no idea.

I just like Tim Burton and was excited enough about the Big Eyes movie to paint and enter. It’s a small acrylic painting,5 x 7 but as I’ve been working on ACEOs lately it was big enough. The deadline is January 2nd if you catch a wild hair like I did and want to join go here.

I’m also going to try for 30 paintings in 30 days again. I liked the routine that this challenge got me into last year and more exciting news….

My husband and I just got a little art studio in town where we hope to have open to the public at least once a month! He had just taken a lot of his art work to a local gallery and I don’t really have as many pieces as I’d like so I figure if I’m able to get at least a few more decent works done this month then  I’ll be in good shape. 🙂

So how is your 2015 shaping up?

Getting ready for Halloween

Yesterday i did a good amount of drawing and some painting. I just never updated about that painting or the drawing that I did. Technically I’m done with 29 faces with these-I will continue to make art for the rest of the month though. I want to make a bigger version of the witch for sure.

And I really want to use that pen drawing and turn it into a canvas painting. I just need to fit it all in.

My mom is coming into town today so the past 48 hours have been busy cleaning and looking for Halloween decorations.
Because my mother Loves Halloween.
I’m joking,she actually hates Halloween as much as I love it. It’s our thing. I go all out with decorating for All Hallow’s Eve and she grinds her teeth until November comes.
It’s cute.

I hope to finish these ACEO cards and my watercolor today.

Linking to Leslie Saeta’s 30 paintings,30 days and Ayala Art’s 29 faces. (Tick tock, tick tock .) 🙂



IMG_6505.JPGUpdate:these ACEOs have been finished and are available for purchase here at my new Etsy shop.:)

mummy girl aceo

mummy girl aceo

Vampire girl and friend

Vampire girl and friend


Caterina,woman,cat morphed painting

I’ve been enjoying everyone’s work immensely as I go along. And getting inspired too! If you noticed my clown lady from an earlier post then you might have remembered the Smile art journal page that I made for day 12. That is because when I made that cartoon character based Nicci’s design I really wanted to play around with making a more realistic clown right after.

I spotted some fabulous animal morphed humans on Minerva Levinston’s blog and felt inspired to make an animal morphed human face too.

I painted this:

I like her and may do more in the future.This was a really,really fun one to do!
She is on 9 x 12 watercolor paper ,painted with acrylics and water colors.
I’m also thinking on what I’ll be creating for an art show,Women painting Women and for a Facebook art collective auction called Twisted Ruby Red Slippers Artist Collective where myself and loads of fantastic artists will have artwork up for auction towards the end of October. I’m really hoping I can create something good,wish me luck!
Linking to Leslie Saeta’s 30 paintings,30 days and Ayala Art’s 29 faces. Thanks for coming by! 🙂



Fairy watercolor painting

I really,really want to get better at doing watercolors. That is going to take practice and patience….I’m not great when it comes to patience. 🙂
I’m trying.


This is a fairy watercolor,I did use a little white acrylic in places as well-the wings were fading into the background so I wanted to lighten them. This is 9×12 on watercolor paper. Linking this to Leslie Saeta’s 30 paintings in 30 days as painting number 23,which is way more paintings then I did last month. (Behind but still going!)
Thanks for coming by!


Moon girl painting

This is a very small painting,only 4×4 canvas board. My intention was to stick to the colors that I had left over from yesterday’s painting session. (My first time using Saran-wrap to keep my paints from drying being successful.:)

She is my 22? Painting and my 21st face. I’ll have to double check that but think it’s right! She was painted fairly quickly but I like her.

Can you believe this month is almost gone?

I’m linking her with Leslie Saeta’s 30 paintings in 30 days and Ayala Art’s 29 faces!

*I just noticed that when I edited this photo it ended up being turned the wrong way! (Doh) Fixed photo below!


Numbers 18,19&20 of #29faces

These are also Numbers 19,20 and 21 of 30 paintings.
I started this on Friday but wasn’t able to finish her.
I call her Teary Clown
She’s acrylic on water color paper,about 8 x 10.


Second painting was drawn on Saturday but I had a writing workshop that took precedent so I finished her today also.
I call her Swirling but happy
She is Ali acrylic and on watercolor paper. 8×10


Last painting I had to do because I’m really looking forward to Halloween!


She is “Morticia in Love”
8×10,acrylics on watercolor paper.
She’s not quite finished yet,I plan to touch her up a little once she’s dried completely.
And now I find myself in my kitchen remembering that I promised my youngest veggie lasagna tonight and wondering if she’ll remember…
Linking to Leslie Saeta’s 30 paintings,30 days and Ayala Art’s 29faces.