Monday, July 22, 2013

New stickers from my artwork!!

Yes, I've been a bit busy and away from my artwork. In January of this year I started up a new website so I can have a place to sell my vintage 80's stickers that I buy and collect. But I'm also hoping that I one day can sell my artwork there as well...I just need to figure out how to set it up so as not to mix the products or confuse customers. lol 

Anyways, new and just in this summer on my sticker website, a new line of very durable high gloss vinyl sticker sets professionally printed with my artwork. These are fun rare and unique stickers that can be found nowhere else but here. :)

I hope you like my newest line in my artwork as I haven't really had time to get to too much painting just yet this year. And I plan on releasing more sticker sets with my artwork as time allows me. lol For now, thanks and have a wonderful warm summer afternoon!!

From The Silver Gardens Studios (TSGS)

Monday, April 9, 2012

The paintbrush has been picked up once again

Okay, I know I'm not the most updated artist blogging out there but I do like to keep anyone who may be checking up on here "somewhat" up to date on the happenings in this studio of mine. I have been selling off a great deal of the vintage stickers I once had taking up precious studio room and am now able to focus more on some of the painting ideas I have. Right now I am currently working on another ACEO piece that I think may turn out to be a nice one...but what it will be is a surprise for now. ;) I'm hoping to have it done this week so please keep an eye out for it on eBay.

And speaking of eBay. After selling two ACEOs last month and paying the bill for those two I now realize that eBay takes a whopping 9% of the sales prices these days...ouch! :{ That made me strongly consider moving more of my sales to Etsy where it's only 3.5% of the sales price. So please look for more future art to show up on Etsy as well. And ideally I'd like to get my own website built and running where I don't have to worry about all those seller fees changing on me...just Paypal fees which is fine. ;p I even have a domain name currently but there is nothing on there quite yet. I just need to sit down and figure what I want and need and then build it. lol

Well for now that is about it.

ttfn folks! :)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Finally, My Studio Logo

I have finally taken the time to complete my studio logo which I have wanted to have for a while now and so I wanted to show you how it turned out. I have also completed my Certificate Of Authenticity cards and now am able to be putting them on all my artwork as well (including art prints) which I'm so excited about. lol I just stepped up my professionalism another notch and that is a nice crossing those both off the "to do" list. ;)

And I am also including a few of my last ACEO paintings that were done this Fall as well.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Aaahh, Autumn

Now that the leaves are turning and the air is becoming cool and crisp I have finally found the time and the quiet (with the kids gone to school) to paint again and I'm loving it. I have so many wonderful ideas that I want to do and am really excited to be able to get the chance to paint them. I just completed two more ACEOs this week and want to share them here for any of you who may be interested. ;) They currently are on eBay but I will also be offering prints of these once the originals are sold.

Also, I wanted to share that I am now offering two different types of prints of each of my artworks. A standard print which will be all open editions, and a really high quality and much more expensive prints which all will be limited editions. The standard prints will not be as crisp in clarity nor in color as the high quality prints and so that's also why the difference in prices. So please keep an eye out for that when purchasing prints from me. If you have a request to get a certain print in high quality that is not offered just yet, please feel free to contact me and let me know.

Well, I hope you all are enjoying the Fall season as well...the colors, the smells, cooler temps, warmer blankets. I feel a bit sadden this year that summer is already over but I suppose with our cooler Spring, the summer felt rather short. But now that Fall has arrived, a new season to enjoy, I get to paint again. And with that, I best find my sketch book and my paint brush and be off to create yet another work of art.

TTFN, my friends!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

First For 2011

I have finally completed my first work for 2011 and it feels so good to have it done. lol I really wanted to paint another unicorn since last Fall to add to my unicorn series and I have finally finished it today. It's currently on eBay for anyone who may be interested in it. ;)

This piece is title "Galaxy" being I wasn't sure what to do with the mane and tail until the idea of making them see-through with distant stars sparkling in them came to my mind...thank you God for such wonderful ideas. ;) I have to say a lot of my inspiration for my unicorn series comes from the wonderful and creative Bella Sara series that's been out for a while now. After seeing so many inspiring pieces done year after year by them I felt led to start creating a few of my own unicorns to offer to all you wonderful collectors out there. Plus, it helps I've had a life long passion for unicorns that started in my early childhood in the 80's. Unicorns were on everything back then!! lol I hope you all enjoy viewing the first piece of 2011. I will very soon be working on a few more pieces. I also just picked up a set of gouache paints and am anxious to start paint with this "new to me" medium.


Friday, May 20, 2011

Finished Window & More

Okay, I know it's been quite a while since I have posted anything new on my blog and I feel terrible about it. Life gets one so busy that you forget all the things you were doing. lol So I will post pictures of most of my pieces since my last post...which aren't too many really. And I will post the picture of this window I had been giving a sneak peak of for so long. lol

So here's the completed window from almost 2 years ago as well as 2 ACEOs I had painted since my last post. The unicorn is my latest piece I created a few months ago now. I haven't been too active with my paintbrush lately and am having art withdrawals again. lol I think it's time to put my other activities aside for awhile and paint again. How it calms me to create and paint.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tiny Sneak Peek

Okay, I know I've mentioned in my auctions on eBay that there is a new window coming up and so I am giving you a tiny sneak peek into my studio to glimpse it quick. ;) I know the picture quality isn't the very best but remember this is just a sneak peek. I will be taking plenty of good pictures when this 43 1/2" tall window is done. I also have plans for another one just as soon as this one is elegant black cat window. I also have plans for a few more ACEOs and a few canvases as well so keep posted or at least keep watching my listings on eBay.

If you see any art posted here that you may be interested in (though most are sold but please ask anyway) I can have professional quality prints made for many if not most. The prints I offer are not off a standard home printer but a high quality art printer that is just beautiful and without any pixels.

As for how things are going here, it's better. Though a bit cold now which turned quite fast though it has finally stopped raining. My husband has been hired for a full time job (in September) which has been a huge blessing though the pay is a bit lower than the unemployment was but we are managing just fine. We all have our health, food on our table, and joy in our hearts so I'd say things are just fine. I hope this posting greets you all as well with the same blessings. ;) I take courage in knowing that God is in charge over EVERYTHING and for those who love Him He sends His angels to keep charge over us. So I know all will always be well with us, even when it is time to leave this earth. And boy is that peace ever precious especially during these times.

But now that it is cooling off outside I am finding more and more time to pick up the paintbrush. I enjoy painting Fall scenes. The colors are so rich and the smells so good...apples with cinnamon baking, newly fallen leaves warming in the sunlight, the earth quieting as it's once again readying for slumber.

Well, I best be getting back to painting that window. Until, my next post, ttfn!!

Evening Majesty

Evening Majesty

Orca's playground

Orca's playground
Sold 4 x 6 OSWOA

Sea Of Dreams

Sea Of Dreams
Sold 4 x 6 Acrylic