Friday, July 31, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Feel Better

I'm working on a series of these doodle designs for greeting cards... Here's the 3rd one for a get well card. My grandmother recently had surgery, and I was amazed at the amount of cards she received afterwards. Each day I visited her, she would have another big stack of cards that had come in the mail. Since she was supposed to stay in bed most of the time, reading through the cards was something to look forward to!

So I filled this design with cheery ladybugs and lots of mail. :)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Another new one...

Many Thanks...

I was pleasantly surprised this morning by a blog from Shirley over at Golden Enterprise featuring my designs! One of the great things about sites like zazzle and redbubble and others like them are the amazing artists that make it a real community effort. I've come across many super talented people full of inspiration, great artwork, and supportive words. It never gets old to see their newest designs, or hear their comments about my newest designs...
So here's to Shirley - many thanks for the sweet blog!

shirleypoppy's Store at Zazzle

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Time Flies!

Sorry about not updating lately! I'm of town with (gasp) limited internet access! I'll update this week with some new designs and products, I swear. :) Until then, here are some more great designs I've come across on zazzle!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Memory Tree

The last few days I've been trying something new... mixed media. I've had an old canvas laying around since we moved. I think I've tried to paint it three times before which ended up in nothing I was happy with. So I decided to give it a shot one more time before I trashed it, and I ended up with a funky, mixed media thing that I've named "Memory Tree". Here it is as a card...
I don't think this style is something I'll stick with, but I'm glad I gave it a shot and had fun letting it work itself out. Plus I got to use up a lot of old crafty stuff that I had lying around! It's nice to take the clutter and turn it into something worthwhile.


These sold today! I love when this image makes a sale mostly because it was drawn in the sand after my own wedding. :)


Today these Save the Date birthday magnets sold to someone in Australia!


I've found several more favorites I've been meaning to post!

I love Bubba magnet
I love Bubba by bloodybrilliant
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Photo Sale!

I sold this photo card last night... This is my cat on her first Christmas with us. She arrived as a stray on our doorstep in November and made herself right at home. I'm pretty sure she was a gift from Santa since "a gray kitten" was at the number one spot on my Christmas list that year... ;)

Holiday Kitty card
Holiday Kitty by snapshotstop
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Tuesday, July 14, 2009


These Save the Date stickers were ordered today and will be shipping off to Ireland! Exciting!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Comedy Break...

I know this has nothing to do with art, but it's too good not to post. You've probably seen it, but it doesn't ever seem to get old...

County Fair

The county fair is coming up in August. My husband and I went for the first time last year and had lots of fun. You can read all about it (and see some silly videos of our favorite carnival game...) on my husbands blog (plug plug). Anyway, last year as we were walking around the exhibits of artwork, vegetables, and flowers, we promised ourselves that we would both enter in some artwork this year. Of course we forgot all about that until last night, so now we are trying to figure out how to enter, what to enter, and if we can get it done in time. I think we can, so stay tuned to see what we come up with in the next few weeks!

I changed my mind...

Ok, I first split this one up into two designs, but I think the original might work the best after all...

New Designs

This is "Starstruck", one of two new desings I'm uploading today. I was in a wintry sort of mood yesterday. For some that might mean they are feeling a bit blue, but for me it's the best kind of mood - I love the winter, the smell of snow in the air, the holidays, the decorations - all of it!

Here is the other design:

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Front Page Feature!!

I just found out that my gallery has been featured on Zazzle's front page! This is the first time that has happened, so it's really very exciting!!

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New Gallery

I have been wanting to start another zazzle gallery for a while just for photos. So, I finally did! I'm limiting this one to only snapshots that I think people will enjoy seeing... Lots of my silly cat, of course. :)
Catnip card
Catnip by snapshotstop
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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Save the Date Sale!

Today I sold 100 of these - Again, so thrilled that a bride(and groom)-to-be chose my design for their big day!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Top 10 Winner and Another Feature!

Somehow I missed this when it happened a few weeks ago, but Home Grown was featured in the Fantastic Primitive Art group on Red Bubble. Also, The Stand Off placed in the top 10 of the Bubbler's Weekly Challenge; "Your Best Loser" (an image that hasn't previously won anything). Yay!

Sunday, July 5, 2009


Today I sold these -
This photo was taken at the D.C. Arboretum this spring - I love the colors!

Red Bubble Feature

"Night Lights" was featured in the Fantastic Primitive Art group at Red Bubble! This group is for artwork that is drawn free-hand and there's a lot of great work here, so it's awesome to be chosen as one of the features!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Good Morning Sun

Here's the latest design, Good Morning Sun... an Autumn red tree glowing in the sunshine. The past few days the July weather has been very cool and breezy here in Virginia. It seems a lot more like Fall than Summer! (Not that I'm complaining.) :)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Big Fun on the Bayou

All day long I've had "Jambalaya" by Hank Williams Sr. stuck in my head. I started this design with a different idea entirely, but the song changed my mind and I ended up painting this scene...

Of course I had to name it from a lyric in the song. :)
Big Fun on the Bayou, Blank by tiffjamaica

I was going to post the YouTube video of Hank Sr. singing this song (since many of you may not know it), but instead I found this adorable video of a 4-year-old singing it with Hank Jr. Watch his face as he gets into his accordian solo - It's fantastic!

Enjoy! :)

Today's Best

Night Lights got a "Today's Best"Award. :) I usually don't put my images on shirts, not sure why. But today I decided to try it out with the new design, and it got an award. Awesome!

Another new design

This one is called "Night Lights". I lived on the 4th floor of an apartment building for the last five years - not much wildlife up that high in the city, except for birds, of course. :) Now that we've moved into the new place, I actually have a backyard - with trees, too! Growing up on lots of land, I didn't realize just how important this was until I didn't have it anymore. It is great to be woken up by birds instead of traffic, and to go to sleep watching fireflies instead of streetlights!
Last week I noticed the fireflies for the first time and there were tons of them! I remember catching one or two as a kid (which wasn't ever fun for me because I always felt guilty about bothering them and scared I'd accidentally hurt them), but I don't ever remember seeing THIS many. It was very cool and my cat and I enjoyed watching them with the lights off for a while.


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