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.


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.

29 faces

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



Catch a Fallin Star

I do know that it’s supposed to be Falling but I didn’t want to set off any copyright issues. (Because Fallin is a huge difference obviously?) 😉

I may be a little sensitive to that sort of thing lately because my husband is trying to monetize videos on YouTube and they get rejected due to copyright reasons more often then they should.

His videos are of him drawing his own original tattoo designs and sometimes using tracks of music that are royalty free and available to use with credit to the website.(Dano-songs)

YouTube still sites copyright as the reason for refusing to monetize.

I don’t know-It’s a little frustrating but  I guess we can be thankful for the ones that are okay-ed..most of which have the same music on them but that’s enough of that.Okay, rant over. Sorry.

My journal page for yesterday:

I was keen to make up more of this baking soda mixture that I’ve been using for texture and which I got from Lesley Dupont ‘s blog,Harmony Road Studio. I had talked about this on one of my vlogs but I use it a lot and love it so far so I wanted to share it here too. I used some for the first time today on canvas too because I’m wondering how it will hold up on there. But I’ll be sharing that one when it is finished. 🙂

Here’s a close up of one of the stars:

I used a little bit of the yellow Stickles glitter  I got from Kristin. I’m really loving the Stickles-I had never used them before and I’m impressed with them and how the tube never clogs up like glitter glue tends to do.

I also got my first ATC in the mail today! I was surprised at how happy that made me but it did make me super happy. I guess it’s  one of those little things that I had been meaning to start getting into a long time ago but hadn’t been able to. The girls are older now and keep themselves occupied more than they used to. It’s good to have spare moments for stuff like this.

The swap was over at Swapbot and the theme was carnivorous plants.

This is the card I recieved:

(The picture doesn’t do it justice, it pops out from the background and all of the red parts have been highlighted with red glitter.I liked the raffia too. Very cool.)

And this is the one that I sent out:

(back of card)

My partner also sent me some cool ATC sized images that I plan to using in the future and a cool image of a gargoyle. I was not expecting that but it was a cool surprise.  These cards and the package that I received from my journal page swap partner really made me realize how much I miss getting mail. I want to make some stationary up and start the girls and myself on the habit of sending out letter.

I’m a little bit of denial about summer being over soon and plan to find some really fun stuff for my girls and I to do together for the next couple weeks. Hopefully I will still be able to create, I just might not be able to do too many new things at a time. Which is funny because I keep signing up for new things to try and groups,lol, I’m incorrigible! (And I can’t help myself,ahem.)

Anywho, that’s what’s new in my neck of the woods I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to.