30 paintings in 30 days,day 4

I’m not where I’m “supposed” to  be but I did manage to paint today..so that’s something. Right?

I’m going to say yes.

I worked on a painting that I’ve been trying to finish for a long time and I think it’s finally done now. I’d like to say that this image

bubble pop princess

is that painting finished but

I actually added to it a little bit more after I took this picture.

Sometimes it’s really hard to stop.

I also started and finished a small painting today:

go lucky bear

I had left over paint from the big painting and a small canvas that I bought in a pack to share with the girls.

It’s just a little cartoony bear but I like it okay. My youngest loves it so there’s that.:)

It’s an interesting time for me. We are trying to get things together for the studio space in town and we are running into a little bit of trouble with the electricity. It turns out that we need a permit for some reason. But we’ll call to sort it out tomorrow and I’m SURE IT’LL BE OKAY IN THE END.

It’s hard for us because we’ve had a week of being stuck in the house because of frozen streets and New Years eve has also meant that it was hard to talk to the people that we needed to talk to in order to get the ball rolling.

It’ll be okay- I’m finishing up paintings and Jon’s been working on a few new spectacular canvases. and putting all of my paintings together? It’s good seeing everything in one space like that. I’m hoping that it’ll encorgae me to keep painting and growing as an artist.

I’ll update as I can. 🙂

P.S- the girls go back to school tomorrow and that’s good in a way but I’m also freaking out a little because routines do that to me. Back to school means back to routine. Wish us luck.


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?

Nibblefest entry for Two or more creatures mixed together

I’ve watched the Nibblefest Facebook page for ages from afar without joining in. Well,I’ve finally tried my hand at one of their prompts and listed on ebay.

Nibblefest is a monthly themed art contest. Contests run from the 20th to the 27th of every month. All artwork is listed on Ebay .com at 99¢ no reserve!

The theme for November was two or more creatures joined together and while I had many ideas in the end I went with this one:

butterfly fairy womanMy Lady Butterfly.

You can find the listing for her here,she’s a 5×7 acrylic painting on watercolor paper. She does not come framed but will be packaged in a way to avoid damage. Please have a look at here on the ebay page where I have more photos. And look at the others who are competing in this contest too. 🙂



ACEOS for sale,and a give away too

I’ve been horrible about updating! I have been busy painting and making ACEOs but mostly I haven’t been posting because my Ipod Touch broke on me. It’s just a lot easier for me to post pictures and updates when I have a mini computer with me at all times! I am going to try to come on here more often though-I miss updating here and also seeing what others are up to.

As I mentioned I have been making lots of ACEOs. I’ve been toying with listing them on ebay for a while and I finally took the plunge last night. So far I’ve listed “Clara” ,”The Nutcracker” ,“Sugar Plum Fairy” and Toy soldiers“Like Toy Soldiers” from the Nutcracker themed ACEO set I made for 30 ACEOs in 30 days.

Black heart girlI’ve also listed this one that I call “Black Heart Girl”.

All of my ACEOs are on auction with the starting bid at $0.99 , I’m offering free shipping at this time for orders in the US and $3 shipping to other countries. I say for now because I’d like to see how that goes before committing to doing that forever.:)

I also have a limited time giveaway to celebrate me listing my ACEOs. You can find it on my Facebook page and the card I am giving away is below. I call her “Blonde Star”. I’d love you to come by and enter! 🙂

Blonde star

Nutcracker themed artcards, ACEOs

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

Currently being auctioned on ebay!

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

You can bid on this card on Ebay right now!

SugarPlum Fairy ACEO

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, art for sale

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!

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Slow progress,I love watercolors but they get moody pretty quickly if you try to rush them!:)

Slow progress,I love watercolors but they get moody pretty quickly if you try to rush them!:)

I’ve been working on an Autumn fairy.


This Original Painting is 7 x 10 with a 11×14 border matboard
Watercolor, acrylic and glitter paint on Strathmore Watercolor paper.

© Lydia Puente Harris

Autumn Fairy,first in the Fairies of the Seasons series by artist Lydia Puente Harris,https://www.facebook.com/lifeartloves

She is available for sale and $30, $5 s&h. (If you are local(San Angelo,Texas) she is available for free pick up. If you would like her please message me at artloveslife at gmail.com.