May 31, 2009

May we have the winner please?

Its drawing day! My daughter and I cut and folded entries under the supervision of our Pomeranian Capt. Jack who became more and more interested and the pile grew.. did he think they might be tasty? We mixed up the names and jokingly put the hat down for him to *draw* and like lightening he snapped out a name!

Congratulations Abigail! You are the winner selected by Capt. Jack! I will be packing up the original ACEO and White Rabbit for you!

Well we were laughing so hard at this point we just had to let him draw again.. and well a couple of more times! (I wish had him on video!)
this time he picked
Rich Layers
Reni Valentine

These three winners will each receive a little surprise gift from the darkling woods, including an ACEO print of the "Hold Tight Alice" There will be a limited run of 25 and you guys will have numbers 1,2,3

Thank you all for playing, I promise to do another giveaway in June so keep an eye out!

(PS, I'm extending my Buy One Get One Free BOGO sale to June 3rd to celebrate the end of the school year! check my etsy for details

May 24, 2009

"Little Mermaid"

"The Little Mermaid" new commission piece just completed.
I love mermaid stories (even named my daughter Madison after the mermaid in Splash ;) but I rarely paint them. I think its because living near the coast there is so much mermaid art around (and palm trees). Strangely enough though, I chose the most classic mermaid pose and focused on capturing the sense of longing I always felt was the heart of the story.
I think I may have to paint more mermaids!

Print is available here in my little shop

(Don't forget to enter my giveaway...just look a couple of posts down)

May 17, 2009

Story box, ehag

I'm so excited! I've been invited to join ehag, eclectic Halloween artist group. Ever since I was small the sense of wonder, magic and fancy that comes alive during the Halloween season enchanted me. Although my childhood Halloweens were limited to rather sad store bought costumes (do you remember the masks that had the thin elastic bands held by staples? tie on costumes that only covered the front like a drafty hospital gown, but you see it didn't matter because the magic is in the heart) the very sight of the streets filled with other masked candy bandits was enough to send my little heart a flutter. 
To celebrate I'm listing this dear Story box I made around Halloween last year. It's available in my etsy shop

May 07, 2009

Spring Giveaway!

Spring is in the air and summer vacation only a few weeks away! To celebrate I've got a giveaway to take you down the rabbit hole!
An original ACEO painting of "Hold Tight Alice" (3.5 x 2.5 mini painting in a trading card size) Painted with watercolor and gouache on heavy watercolor paper.
Plus.... a 5x7 print of my "White Rabbit" I'll also include some little surprises!

Just leave a comment and I'll add your name to the hat (if you blog or tweet about the giveaway I'll add your name twice :) just add the link! Drawing will be May 31st.
Good luck!

(P.S. please leave a way to get in touch if you don't have a blog/journal)

May 05, 2009

I loved the story of The Little Prince growing up and the idea of people living on their own little planets has stayed with me.  Here is "Star Girl" on her lonely planet, is she expecting company?

Painting available in my etsy shop