Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Work in progress...

I thought I'd share with you a work in progress I have on my desk at the moment. This is a new print that will be offered at my new Etsy shop EmilyGraceArt it will feature benny bear. Can you guess what he will dressed like?


Sunday, April 27, 2008

Busy Weekend....

WOW where did it go? I think I say that every weekend. Friday night I shopped (food, art supplies, dog food blah, blah) Saturday we had early dinner at my future brother-in-laws for my future sister-in-law's birthday.

Although it was busy I was able to squeeze in painting and get all my open customs DONE! Plus I was able to work on some new stuff!

Here is peak at the customs I finished.....




Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Benny Talks to the moon.....

Just listed at my new store EmilyGraceArt

Meet Benny bear. He's a curious little bear that loves to meet new friends and visit new places. You'll fall in love with his warm and caring nature.

He's the first in a series of characters I will be creating for EmilyGraceArt.

Benny Talks To Moon

Benny Talks to Moon2

This is One-of-a-Kind signed and dated 11x14 wrapped canvas. Painted with acrylic paint.

I need to work on my photography so please excuse the poor photo job LOL.

Emily Grace Art

Emily Grace Art is now open on Etsy! This is my new logo created by graphicallyinclined of Etsy.

I just love the way it came out!.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Decision Making....

I've been thinking, thinking and thinking.... Leave my ebay store open or close it? With the outragous ebay fees (on top of the monthly fee they charge to have the store), and slowing sales I feel I should just close the store, keep my id open but list as I make/create new things. I would rather concentrate my efforts on Etsy.

I already have a great customer base on Ebay and would like to replicate that on Etsy. Direct some of my loyal customers there.

So I think the decision is made in the next day or so I will no longer have my ebay store. I will still be there just without a store front. It's a shame b/c ebay was once a great site. I think they became to full of themselves in a way.



Monday, April 14, 2008

Weekend Update...

I hope everyone is well. What a fantastic weekend weather wise. It was a balmy 75 in Jersey and I loved it. Zoey did too! I took her on 2 walks which she just loved. It's so funny to watch her when she's outside. She doesn't know what to do first explore, go potty or sniff as much of the air as possible.

We had Joe's youngest (Matt - 12) for the weekend. They took advantage of the warm weather and went to the nearby park and played alittle basketball. That gave me some creative time alone to get out the last few of my orders. Ok I have one more which I will finish this week. Then the excitement comes!

I opened a new store on Etsy called EmilyGraceArt> EmilyGraceArt will feature original artwork, ornaments and clay collectables. I'll be sure to share them here as they come along. I can't wait to get started..........

Thursday, April 10, 2008


I belong to a wonderful group on Etsy called Etsybaby. I thought I would share just some of the great items available from this creative group.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


I'm frustrated today (well everyday). I'm frustrated b/c I'm tired of working my 9-5job. I dream of the day I can craft/create as my full time source of income. I think alot of my frustration comes from the fact that I have so many creative ideas I have yet to make a reality.

I am going to follow MARISA HAEDIKE of Creative Thursday's advice and take 1 day out of the week to create. I love to read her blog by the way. She is so inspirational.

I paint every day after work to keep up with orders but I need 1 day dedicated to creating new things. I have lists and lists of new ideas just waiting to come alive.

I now declare FRIDAY'S as my day to create new and exciting adventures. It will be called...... FRESH FRIDAYS!

Monday, April 7, 2008

My Trip to Ikea

So Saturday Joe and I made a trip to Ikea. I know on a weekend I must be crazy. I promised myself I wouldn't get frustrated with the crowds of people wandering aimlessly. I just can't understand a family of 20 all going to look at a coffee table.? I guess it's me LOL.

I kept my patience in check and ended up with a few good finds. We got a new pot for pasta, some picture frames that I want to put black and white pictures of zoey and the boys in. I want to put them i our living room. We don't have any pictures or art in there yet.

We also picked up a new lamp for Chris' room and a night stand for his room (pictured below)

My mom is coming for 2-3 weeks in May so I'm trying to make some order of his room. Next is to fumigate it LOL

Black Bags on Etsy

I just bought this awesome bag from etsy seller blackbags I can't wait to get it! I needed something that I could wear as a messanger bag for my commute to and from full time job.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Minnie at the Beach

I had a busy week/weekend painting. I managed to slip a new design in....Minnie at the beach! She's soaking up the sun like the Godess she is. Available at both Etsy and Ebay. This is a 2 piece set. 100% cotton great for keeping cool in the summer.