Monday, September 22, 2008

Thank You Karen Faulkner!

Here are the details...

I love Karen's work... And these are the 2 that she is sending me... after I shopped in her etsy shop all night! What fun I had! Thanks so much Karen! Keep up the good work!

Original Art by Karen Faulkner

"Crimson Petals" is a 2008 original watercolor painting on 5x7 inch (landscape orientation) 140 lb. hot pressed paper.

"Blossom" is a 2008 original ACEO watercolor painting, 2.5 x 3.5 inches on 140 lb. cold pressed paper. It is initialed on the front and signed and dated on the back.

Check out the whole shop at:

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

New Cards!

My creative block finally snapped! And, look what came out this week! Yep, after cleaning up the studio and teaching the Paper Arts classes at ArtiCulture I finally had some fun painting! Acrylics (mostly left over from a painting class a few years ago...) came in really handy to make this fun new paper! Then, like always... I cut it up in cute little shapes to embellish my cards! What fun... you must try it! Keep your eye out for new fun colors and textures...I'm just getting started!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


...fall secondary shipping...lower prices!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Paper Fun!

Paper art..... Paper fun...... Come play with me next week at ArtiCulture (at the new space) for some exciting experimenting with paper, pulp, and more!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

drawing for ATC's

Hey all! Let's do a drawing! I would like to try this in attempt to promote my shop at Etsy and just for fun. I have started making Artist Trading Cards to trade with fellow Etsy crafters, and anyone else that is interested. I would like to send one of my "Peachy" cards out to one lucky blogger.
Who will it be? Let's start the comments today, and wrap it up when I return from vacation. I will pick one name on Wednesday, August 13th from the hat and send it out to you! (don't forget to leave your email address or blog info so I can contact you. Also, you could leave a general comment on this post or comment on something about ATC's. I am new to this and learning, so any info is gladly accepted! :)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Life is our teacher. Life communicates with us all the time and it is a lesson to see how life continuously has led me to the people I need to met, to the situations I need to experience, and to the places I need to be. There has never been any real reason to worry since all small individual rivers are already on their way to the ocean, to the Whole. It is not about swimming, it is about relaxing and to float with the river in a basic trust that life already leads towards the sea of consciousness, towards the Whole.

-Swami Dhyan Giten

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Watch Your Paint!

Reading labels is fun, especially when you have a toddler running around the house.
They get in to everything! And, everything potentially ends up in the mouth. So, check your paint to make sure it's safe... and toss the dangerous reds and yellows (they will have warnings on them) before someone eats them. If someone has a list of all the yucky paints, please feel free to post it here too. I went through my paints a few years ago and did it. It's sad to waste paint, but when it's dangerous to your family it's not worth keeping. Have fun tossing!

Monday, July 28, 2008


I love these! I just learned how to make them and did my first swap!
Pictured is a series of 12 (you see 9 of them) peachy fun Artist Trading Cards!
The front features my work, and on the back is contact information, my signature, date, and the number 1/12- 12/12! I can't wait to start trading art cards with all the talented artists out here! Please feel free to contact me if you want to swap. Fun!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The Process


Summer Weddings

Let's make a Wedding card!

1. First choose your card stock. (I used a healthy sheet of textured green)
And make sure you are painting on quality watercolor paper (nothing is more fun to cut or paint on than a fine 140 lb. cold press cotton paper!) Yummy!
2. Now with a blunt tipped brush dipped in red, paint 2 heart shapes. Remember to add some shimmer to your paint if you like that sort of thing! :) Fun!
3. Use your handy-dandy heat tool to dry the paintings quickly. And then cut out your newly created hearts.
4. For the card you'll need a smaller sheet of white 80lb card stock and a slightly larger sheet of translucent vellum. I used a 4 1/2" square sheet of white card stock and the overlay is about 5" square. put a dab of adhesive to hold the 2 sheets together.
5. You can pre cut the edges of the vellum using a pair of scalloped edge scissors, or you can skip this step until after you stitch it.
6. Using sticky adhesive (I like Xyron) place your hearts on the vellum and stitch some stems around them. This will hold all the layers together.
7. Now you're ready to assemble your card. Stick the heart layers on the textured card blank, stamp "grow" with black acrylic paint on silver metallic card stock. Pop that on with some adhesive and a staple (to hold the wire stand on).
8. Finally pop in a decorative brad at the corner and stamp "together" inside your card.
9. You did it! :) Great job!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

ArtiCulture Wants Your Work!

ArtiCulture is having a grand opening event on September 27th!
Come enjoy this event with us!
Help us raise funds for scholarships, and for the big move to
2615 Franklin Ave. E. in the Seward neighborhood.
Submissions should be 5x7 and 8x10 unframed and unmounted.
The deadline to submit your art donation is August 15th.
Then the committee will choose from what is submitted to create a fun show for the party!
This will be a great time to invest in some fabulous art!
See you there :)

tea party fun!


The tea party was a hit! Yummy treats, sweet teas, and summer fun!
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Monday, June 9, 2008

update time

Well... we're back from AZ... and getting used to being damp and cold again!
We had so much fun this Spring with our Arizona family and friends! I wish we could have done more traveling to see everyone...and I wish we could have stayed through June! Next time!
If you're looking for some painting fun, see for my new Summer camps and teacher workshops! Fun for everyone!
See you soon!

Friday, April 18, 2008

cascabel fun

Painting is fun, especially when you get to do it together!
Look who came to paint with us! Watercolors and sun... some of my favorite things!

Friday, April 11, 2008

go girls!

Can you spot the Coral snake?

This beautiful necklace was made by Peter Edgell
(see the link below) and inspired by a REAL Coral snake he found on a walk! Yikes!
I love it!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Flowers for Mom

Etsy Greetings is doing a Mother's Day promotion on Etsy! Buy your Mom a greeting card and receive free shipping on any 2nd purchase in the same store! Yea!
Have fun shopping! Check back soon to see what I found for my Mom! I'll post it here on paintingfun!

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Thank you for your responses... and so quickly!

Laurie! Check your mail box on Saturday...
I'll post the actual card when the paint's dry!

Check back for more Free Art each Wednesday!

And, have a great day :)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Free Art!

Just subscribe to my blog and post a comment on one of the posts (pictures) about my new painting fun @ Etsy! If you are the first one to do this (subscribe and post) you will win one of my handmade cherry cards! I can't wait to see who posts first!

Monday, March 17, 2008


who knew this stuff could be so much fun...

Sunday, March 16, 2008

So Sweet

Check out my new cards on Etsy!