Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday Mix: Holiday Prep

I. Love. Christmas. Mostly I love giving gifts. This time of year it's like everyone's having a birthday all at once and I get to gift them all. I love every part of gift-giving, from planning and making lists, to wrapping each box lovingly (wrapping is sort of an addiction for me), to seeing a person's face when they open it up. There are very few things that make me feel as happy. 

This year has been passing so quickly! It feels like I only just put my Christmas boxes away. I'm so excited, and I've been quite busy with a number of holiday projects. Like...

working on holiday art... 

decorating the house... 

...and sewing up geeky little felt ornaments for our tree.
(Yes, we have a Buddha living under it.) 

I have more ornaments to make and to hang, and gifts to make, and cards to order! I'm also prepping a few holiday items for my shop. So don't be surprised if this blog is non-stop holiday until Christmas Day ;)

And by the way...
There are only two more days to get 20% off custom portraits! 
If you're looking for a sweet Christmas gift, now is the time! 
You can click the image to visit my Etsy shop: 

Happy gift-hunting!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday Mix: Haunting Art

♥ Weird, USA: My dearest Angie B's ongoing NaNoWriMo project. It's absolutely incredible; roadtrips and monsters and urban legends, romance and mystery and ghosts! This year she's planning on finishing it up, so if you want to start from the beginning and keep up with her as she goes, you can read it here at her writing journal. It's so worth a read.

♥ 20 Artists Re-Imagine Their Childhood Drawings: I love this, I want to try it myself!

♥ U-Ram Choe's 'Guardian of the Hole': This is so beautiful. NEW YORK, October 26, 2011 — U-Ram Choe's mesmerizing animatronic sculpture, 'Guardian of the Hole' on view at Asia Society Museum in New York until December 31, 2011.

♥ Viva e Deixe Viver: Storytellers and Fairy Tales Advertising: Lovely religious-themed fairy tale advertising from the SurLaLune Fairy Tales Blog (a favorite). 

♥ Ghostly Wood by Wedgwood's Fairyland Lustre: Another something lovely from SurLaLune - absolutely gorgeous Wedgwood pieces inspired by such artists as Gustav DorĂ©, Arthur Rackham, Edmund DuLac, and Kay Nielsen.

 And don't forget, I'm still offering 20% off on custom portraits in my Etsy shop until the end of November!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Custom Portrait Holiday Sale!

I'm now taking orders for custom portraits on my Etsy shop
And to celebrate, I'm offering my followers 20% off all custom portraits for the month of November! 

Simply enter the code 
at checkout until November 30

Happy holiday shopping!