#29faces starts again today :) #Art

Today is February first and while others might have the super bowl or thoughts of Valentine’s Day approaching…I’m excited to start 29 faces again.:)

Because I did okay with 30 ACEO challenge and the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge last month but horribly at posting what I worked on-I will update about that soon.

This was my first face for February:

RED

It’s called Red and a tribute to Red Riding Hood.

I’m part of a selling ACEOs on Ebay  group on Facebook and we were challenged to make a card that portrayed our favorite childhood stories. I had many favorites growing up but for the challenge I went with Red.

I always thought she had a heck of a lot of spunk for a kid who’s grandma just got eaten by a wolf. (Just sayin.)

I’m having trouble making buttons show up on my sidebar for some reason but you can find out more about 29 faces and the artists taking part by clicking this one:

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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.)

ZIGGY STARDUST

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?

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!

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.

autumn

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.

The Countess 10 of #29faces,30 paintings

It’s been fun making cards this month. I’m part of a group on Facebook called ATC swapilicious and ACEO and they always have a theme we can chose to use in case we’d like some inspiration. The past couple of days have been ABC themed,thus my A is for Alien princess,B is for A “beary” sad girl.

Today’s painting is C is for Countess.

IMG_6122I’m still debating within myself as to whether it’s an ATC or ACEO but I should know soon. (ATCs are made to trade with others ACEOs are made in order to sell.) I had been planning to make a gallery on here of ATCs that are up for trade but I’m in limbo right now-I want a self hosted site and then I don’t. I love the community here but I run into issues with my widgets. I like the easy access to other blogs but I’m not crazy about the web address when I’m telling people where they can find me. I’ve run into similar issues with selling my stuff as well. I want to go through eBay because I like the idea of letting my art go for whatever bid it fetches but my husband has had issues with eBay before so he’s against that route. I love etsy but I’m unsure how to price things.

Sometimes you just have to do what you feel in your gut is right though. And I’m ready to just take a leap now I think.

Info:

The Countess

3 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches
Mixed Media,acrylic and colored pencil
She was painted on an Pre-bordered card.
I’m sharing her with Leslie Saeta’s 30paintings 30 days and Ayala Art’s 29 faces.

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And in case these posts have felt a little women and girl heavy,I do plan on working on a few male faces next.

 

Pirate girl,30 paintings in 30 days #29faces

My painting today was inspired by my oldest daughter and is called Pirate girl. She is another ACEO and was made with acrylics and water color.

I have painted this for 29 faces and 30 paintings in 30 days. And I need to visit everyone still but my computers been wonky so I hope to borrow my husband’a computer later today.

*30 days in 30 paintings

* 29 faces September 2014

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My Fairy girl,#1 of #30paintings and #29faces

Happy first of September! This month I am challenging myself to paint more by joining the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge* and the #29 faces* challenge.

I do not have a theme, I plan to paint ACEOS, canvases and on watercolor paper. I’m hoping to launch an etsy shop this month so this challenge should help me have lots of stuff to put into it.:)

fairy girl

My first painting is called “My Fairy Girl”, she is an ACEO, 2.5 x 3.5 inches on Strathmore Bristol paper and painted with acrylics.

 

*30 paintings in 30 days is a challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta which encourages other painters to get into their studios and paint. You can out more about the challenge and see Leslie’s fantastic artwork here.

*29 faces is a challenge run by Ayala Arts and it’s a challenge to try new things and explore painting,drawing or collaging 29 faces during the month of September. You can find out more about this great challenge here .