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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

It Is Not Hoarding If It's Art Supplies

Funny. Because it's true.

Not Hoarding If It's Art Supplies Meme

You can  never have too many art supplies. Just sayin.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Just Breathe--At My Society6 Shoppe

I just realized this week that I never posted one of my latest mixed media girl paintings, Just Breathe, in my Society6 shoppe. So I did that this evening, because there is currently a Free Shipping sale going on at Society6, along with 10% off many items. Here's just a sampling of the products you can find my art on in my shoppe, including prints, of course.

Just Breath Art Chick Studio

The sale lasts until Sunday, September 25, at 11:59pm (PT). As I said, many items are 10% off. Combined with free shipping, that is a really great way to save money and get some art and/or products at the same time. 

I love the blank stationery cards--great to have on hand when you need a card for any occasion. You can also frame them so that you can have some small artworks around your home, at great savings. The cards are on good, heavy cardstock and the color reproduction is wonderful. 

I have several of the totes myself and they are a really good quality. I carry them to and from work with all my must-haves for the school day inside. And I swap them out when I feel like a change. I like the 16" size the best; the 13" is too small for my school stuff, and the 18" one is just a bit big--but it's great for taking on long car trips or as a tote to the beach or something. 

I get the 15oz mugs quite a bit (not pictured here) because they are a great size and the art photo fills almost all of the cup. I have a nice little collection of my favorite mixed media girls on the mugs and I use them every day!

The quality of the prints is wonderful, and I own one of the clocks too (also not pictured), which is in my studio. I always want to order a pillow because they look great--but I can never decide which one I like the best so I haven't ordered any of those yet. I will one day though. :) The phone cases are quite durable and very pretty. Oh, and I have one of the large carryall pouches--very handy for make up, or would even be great for art supplies on the go. There are too many products in the shoppe to show you here. Just hop on over to my shoppe and have a peek.

Christmas will be here before you know it, gang. So now is a good time to start your shopping!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Trumpet Flower Fairy

As I was out in the garden watering this morning I saw that my Trumpet Flowers were still open. They open up at night time and they are often closed by the time I'm out watering. But it was quite cool over night so they must have been responding to the cooler weather. So I decided to snap a few photos while I was out there.

I took these pics with my iPhone. The pics are always better on my digital camera, but I thought these came out pretty well. I got as close as I could to these flowers, which are quite large.

Trumpet Flower in Bloom

There is something really beautiful about trumpet flowers. I love how the petals curl up at the ends.

Trumpet Flower Close Up

Every once in awhile it's nice to see a black and white photo too.

Trumpet Flower BW Art Chick Studio

For this one I think I spy a friendly little fairy visitor enjoying the trumpet flowers as well. ;)

Trumpet Flower Believe

Monday, August 22, 2016

Destiny Fairy Mixed Media

With so much to do before the start of my first week of my return to teaching upon me, I'm surprised I let myself spend the day in my studio yesterday. But I really felt the need to get in there and be creative. I wasn't sure what I was going to create (I seldom am), but I ended up creating this Destiny Fairy in mixed media painting.

Destiny Fairy Mixed Media Girl

I used a combination of acrylics, Neocolor II crayons, and colored pencils. And the stars were stenciled on. I found the quote online, and it seems to be attributed to Shakespeare. I liked it so I added it to my painting. And hey, I didn't do pink hair this time. LOL. She seemed to need blue hair for a change. 

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Hey Girl Male Figure Drawing

Just created this Hey, Girl meme. I couldn't help myself.

Hey Girl Male Figure Drawing Meme


One of the things I love best about summer (since I don't like the heat--or the fact that my A/C has been on for a month and a half!) is the beautiful flowers I see all the time. I saw this beautiful sunflower outside of a restaurant recently.

Sunnyflower by Art Chick Studio

You have to find the beauty in the little things all around you every day. Am I right?!

Simple Beauty Sunnyflower Art Chick Studio

Hope you find some beauty in your day too.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Sparkle and Shine Digital Art

I'm supposed to be doing prep work for my new Title 1 Reading teaching job that starts in a couple of weeks. But I needed a little bit of a creative break, and since I don't have time to go into my studio all day, I thought I'd create some digital art instead. So this is what I created.

Don't Be Afraid to Sparkle and Shine Digital Art

Maude Fealy was my muse once again for this creation. She was so lovely and I always sense a bit of sparkle and shine about her anyway. So this seemed perfect.

Now I'd better get back to work! 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Claire Returns to Lallybroch Outlander Digital Art

I was in the mood for some digital art today. And since I'm missing Outlander, I decided to create some art about the moment Claire returns to Lallybroch and remembers being there with Jamie. Such a bittersweet moment full of feels.

Claire Returns to Lallybroch Outlander

I really hate that we have to wait for April to see Claire go back through the stones to Jamie! Thank goodness for streaming so I can return to Scotland whenever I feel like it. But I'm really excited for season 3 of Outlander and it can't come soon enough for me.