Monday, June 21, 2010

Bohemian and Gypsy Style

I cannot tell you how much I love the Bohemian and Gypsy styles. I did this blog post mostly as a self indulgence, if I were wealthy everything would have just a touch of Gypsy and hippie in it. Maybe not all of my decor, or all of my clothing, but there would be just a bit of Gypsy magic in everything.
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Friday, June 18, 2010

I have quite a few projects going on right now, I like to keep myself busy and I like to change it up often. One of the projects is a custom order drawing. Drawing was my first medium (I guess it is for most people) and I miss it sometimes, so it is nice to get back to it occassionally. This drawing is in the very begining stages, just the outline is done really, and some hints of facial features. The scan for some reason came out dark on the top, not sure why.

I have been working diligently on the starfish, and Beanie wanted to be a part of it, so she drew her own. I guess this will give you a clue what it will look like when it is done :)

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Giggle Goddess Jewelry and Art Parties

What is a Giggle Goddess Party? It is a chance to get together with friends and have a blast looking at pretty jewelry and wonderful original artwork. The parties are very relaxed, no pressure is put on anyone to buy. It is a lot of fun and there are a lot of great products to choose from.
If you live in the Rhode Island area I can come to your home, but even if you aren't, you could host a cyber party and still get the same amount of free stuff. I can send you more information on either kind of party, please don't hesitate to ask.

Free Stuff!!!
You get stuff whether your friends book a party or not. You get free stuff just for hosting a party, even if no one buys a single thing. However, the more people buy and the more people book parties the amount of free stuff you earn just goes up and up. If people attending your party book their own parties the amount of free goodies increases by $15.00 for each party booked. Guests get 10% off if they bring a friend!!!

Blog Giveaway!!!

This months giveaway was chosen by my wonderful son Clayton.
For the month of July we are giving away.....
Any Five Scrabble Tile Pendants (including custom photo scrabbles) and five snake chains OR my brandie new ACEO custom photo portrait. Example photos are below:

What you have to do:
*Become a fan of Giggle Goddess Creations


*Sign up for my newsletter.

If you want to do both, that will be counted as two entries.

Don't forget to leave a comment on this post with your contact information, otherwise I won't be able to get in touch with you if you win.

This giveaway will run until June 30. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on July 1. I will contact them through whatever links they leave in the comment they leave. The winner has ten days to claim their prize. If they don't claim it, a new winner will be chosen.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Day Four of Giant Starfish Project

I feel like this should start out with something like: "Captain's Log", but I am simply not important enough to have a log, just important enough to have a blog :) Forgive me I got less than an hour of sleep last night and about 3 hours the night before. Why - you ask? I will tell you ... it is the painting. I am obsessed. I paint for hours and then when my head hits the pillow I am thinking of ways to make it better and what my next huge painting will be. Sweet passion - let me sleep.

Anyway, my friend took a picture of my hands, and actually they are not bad. Usually after I paint for a very long time I look like I took a bath in paint. It's not that easy to get off either. Especially the blue for some reason, and this painting has TONS of blue.

So this is what I have finished on the fourth day. I am happy, although I can tell you, it has been a lot of hard work. It is crazy how much bigger this painting is than what I am used to.

In the midst of all this crazy happy painting, I have a new project coming up that I am very excited about. I can't tell you exactly what it is, but the picture below may give you a hint. No, it has nothing to do with Wesley, he just needs to be in front of the camera.

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Thanks for listening to my insomnia induced rants ya'll.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Starfish Day 3 I Need More Time

Day 3 of project giant starfish went well, except one small problem (details below). This is the painting so far:

On the third day of this project I felt like Brody from Jaws. He said - "I think we need a bigger boat." I am saying "Uh ... I think I need more time." Each "step" is taking me about 3X longer than I thought. So, this is my new schedule:

6/11: Sketch it out

6/12: Block in sky and ocean

6/13: Block in Rock Shadows

6/15: Block in starfish

6/16: Details of water

6/17: Details of Water

6/18: Details of water

6/19: Details of Beach

6/20: Details of Beach

6/21: Details of rock shadows

6/22: Details of rock shadows

6/23: Details of rock shadows

6/24: Details of rocks

6/25: Details of rocks

6/26: Details of rocks

6/27: Details of rocks

6/28: Details of rocks

6/29: Details of rocks

6/30: Details of starfish

7/1: Details of starfish

7/2: Details of starfish

7/3: Details of clouds

7/4: Details of clouds

7/5: Details of clouds

7/14: Take it to get photographed

7/16: Take it to the Gallery

Keep you updated :)

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Day 2 of BIG Project

I am trying very hard to really take my time and not get impatient with any part of this painting. I have broken it into steps, I am planning on getting it done in two weeks (starting yesterday) so June 21st is my target date.

So there are 14 steps:

1. Sketch the painting 6/9 Done

2. Block in sky and water 6/10 Done

3. Block in rock shadows 6/11

4. Block in rocks 6/12

5. Block in starfish 6/13

6. Block in clouds 6/14

7. Detail of water 6/15

8. Details of beach 6/16

9. Details of rock shadows 6/17

10. Details of rocks 6/18

12. Details of rocks 6/19

13. Details of starfish 6/20

14. Details of clouds 6/21

Step 1 of BIG Project

I love big paintings. Really - so much fun. If you have bare walls they make a very bold statement and I love bold.

The canvas below is one that I bought over a year ago and it sat, painted blue in my painting and canvas "storage room". I was just too daunted by the size of it.

The little man next to it in the photo will be four in a couple of months, and he can't reach the top of it!! I LOVE it!!

For some reason I am not intimidated by it anymore.

This is step 1 - the sketch. I am not sure if you can see the detail, but I will

I played with it in this photo so that the sketch stood out a little more. If you can't see all of it - good!! It will be a surprise. I will be updating my progress daily with this one and I hope to be finished in two weeks from today. So on June 24th I will have a brand new HUGE painting to put in the gallery :)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Key Chain Charms

Occassionally I like to add some new things to my shop - just for fun. The key chains below were made with my pendants and my good friend Lisa's charms. Her shop on etsy is called Tucker's Trinkets and Treasures. She created the beaded charms below just for my glass tiles. She's the best!!
I really like these a lot, I may be having a blog giveaway involving these pretties very soon, so be sure to keep your eyes open for that.
The key chains below aren't listed in my shop yet - but they will be within the next week.
Makes me feel like I should be in a different era. I adore the bright colors in this one.

The Sun tarot card stands for family, children, happiness, a loving marriage and good health. I figured we could all use some of that mojo to carry around.

Om. That's all I need to say.

I have never seen Twilight or read the books, but I plan to soon :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Some New Florals

I am really loving the flowers right now. I always love flowers, but for some reason now more than ever. It must be the summer days approaching. The flowers below are some of latest work.

"Rose" Oil on canvas
Original was sold, 8x10" Print is available

"Daisies in the Sun" 8x10" Oil on Canvas

"Tulips" 8x10" Oil on Canvas

"Sunflower Field" Oil on Canvas
Original sold prints available