Friday, January 30, 2009

Makeup Application

Isn't it amazing how us girls apply makeup the same way? It comes to my mind because this morning on my way into work, as I rode the train, I sat across from a girl who was applying her makeup. Trying not to stare but too fascinated not to watch ( carefully sneaked peaks ) I proceeded to analyze her makeup application.

First she applied foundation. To me there are 2 ways to do it, with your fingers ( her preference ) or a makeup sponge ( my preference - however I very rarely wear foundation makes me breakout ) The finger method to me can't possibly be the better way. How can you get an even application? Not to mention when on a train how clean can your hands be after touching all the gross things your hands touch in a dirty train station.

Second came the liquid eyeliner. I must say she did a great job considering the movement of the train. However I was confused as to why she used 2 different types of liquid liner. Both black. I think it's in our DNA, we can't just have 1 of something we have to have several of the same exact thing and usually in a similar shade, shape, fit.

Third came the mascara again 2 different brands but the same color were used in the application. My real reason for this post is the way the mascara was applied (as was the liquid eyeliner), why is it when applying these most necessary products in the makeup process that we can only apply it with our mouths wide open? You know you do, I know I do. Just thinking about applying it makes my mouth hang open.

Now tomorrow when you apply your eyeliner and mascara as much as you try your mouth will be open, it's nature.


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

3 Triplet Cats... Now in the shop

It's a snowy day here in NJ. Unfortunately I trudged into work. I wish they would call snow days like in school. Oh well, I'm still waiting on my home access. I guess that will happen when I retire but hopefully I can quit my day job before then and just create. Ahhhh to dream. Any way....

I have 3 new creations in the shop Meet Collin, Liam and Philip. They are 3 polymer cats, Triples. This is a new line I'm calling chubsters. Custom orders are always welcome. They are not intended for young children under the age of 12. Purchase them here

Here are a little bit about them...

Collin is studying for his real estate license. He loves watching flip this house, house hunters and design on a dime.

He is life's goal is to have his own real estate / re-decorating reality show. If you adopt him he may try to convice you to let him "practice" his remodeling skills just to you know.

Philip is huge on the professional Monopoly circuit. He has a ranking of Grand Master and takes it very seriously. It's a sport and I wouldn't debate him on it ( just a warning).

If you adopt him he likes to have huge monopoly parties that can last into the wee hours of the morning.

Liam collects rocks and spends all day everyday outside exploring to find that one perfect rock. He's dream is to be a geologist. He has quite a collection, if you adopt him he asks that he can have one room dedicated to his prize collection or a corner in the house.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Don't you want to squish this face?

I know you do. I do. Here is the puppers (aka Zoey, Zoey girl, little girl, the girly) Snug as a bug in her bed. She loves to sleep underneath the cushion of her bed all cozy warm. She had a big day today. My future in-laws were over for Anthony's 25th birthday dinner. With tummies fed and lots of laughs we are all ready for a good nights rest. Zoey is a Pug like the dog from men in black!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Just a quick hello

Popping in to show off a recent custom. 6 4x4 gallery quality canvases painted with your favorite Disney characters.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Featured on Steals and Deals

Steals & Deals

I was so honored to be contacted last year by Abby and Mandy of Steals and deals They run a fabulous blog featuring you guessed it steals and deals. They personalized test/scrutinizes each product she promotes on her blog.

I'm so lucky to be featured as tomorrows Feature Friday , as a part of the feature she will be offering one of my hand painted shirts as a give away. All you have to do is post a comment on the blog Take a peak and enter.

Thanks Abby & Mandy!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Not feeling crafty? Slump?

Do you ever have those days where everything you make ( in my case draw ) looks like crap or isn't how you envision it? That's how I feel today. I have this idea in my head for a drawing and it's just not working out on paper. I guess it's a day I have to leave it at the drawing table and relax my head and that's just what I'm going to do. Cuddle with the puppers ( I need to post some pictures of her ) and idulge in "New Moon" the next book in the Twilight series. Are you reading it yet?

Oh and on a side note.... We offically got approved for our mortgage! Whoo. We close at the end of March. I am so excited, not only to own my first home but I actually will have my own office/craft room!!!

TTFN - Kathy

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Are you reading it?....

OMG this book is incredible. In a word intoxicating. I can't believe it has taken me this long to pick it up. Thank you to my good friend Dyana for recommending it. I'm now on the second book New Moon. I can't get enough of Edward and Bella. I want my own Edward LOL! If you have a chance to pick it up I highly recommend and if you've read it leave me a comment I would love to hear your take on it.

Off to read but for a guilty pleasure....Brett Michael's "Rock of love bus" It's such a train wreck I can't not watch.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Baby it's cold outside....

If you live on the east coast like me you are probably asking the same question as me is it spring yet? It's a blistery 20 degrees out with a wind chill of -10. It's nothing compared to living in ND or MN I'm sure but it's still cold. It's one of those days when the alarm goes of at 4:30 (yes 4:30) that I want to turn over and pull the covers over my head instead of going to work.

I do like the winter though I'm really not a hot summer person even though my B-day is in August. A summer baby. Weird right? I prefer the Fall and the Winter but I do get to a point where enough is enough and I'm ready for spring. Today is one of those days. Dewey mornings where flowers are just about to bloom and you can smell the rain from the day before.

What I do love about winter is a nice fireplace A REAL one (we have a gas one now and will have a gas one in the new house) I grew up with a real one. On days like this every night my Dad would make a fire. I would love to help "build" it and once it was really going sit in front with my dog sneakers soaking up the warmth, listen to it crackle while rubbing his belly. There is something about a real fire that just screams winter to me. I just love that smell too. That woodsy burning smell.

They should make a yankee candle like that LOL. Stay warm east coasters!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Another new ACEO

I love being inspired and productive. I just finished this new ACEO now available in the shop It's called "The Bunny Suit" I'm also working on another suprise for the shop. I hope to have them done and listed this week.


Sunday, January 11, 2009

New Watercolors....

I worked on some new watercolors today. The first is called "mailing a letter" and the second is "monkey business". Check them out in the shop

Saturday, January 10, 2009

What I do at work....

Until my dream job of creating art works out I have a full time job as a data analyst. A button pusher so to speak. Don't get me wrong I'm very grateful I have a job however it's not my dream job BUT it pays the bills at the moment.

I can't complain really I have a great boss and pretty much come and go as I please, but it is creatively frustrating for me to sit 8 + hours a day in a stuffy office while I think about all the creating I could be getting done. You see I have a lot of down time at my job but don't tell my boss LOL.

Soooo this is what I do at work... I draw on anything handy, scraps of paper, napkins (mostly napkins) and sometimes my sketch book if I bring it. Here's what I did this week.....


Thursday, January 8, 2009

Treasury Love

My Pizza baker sign made a treasury today. Check it out

A Congratulations is in order.

Congratulations to my soon to be Niece Kelly. Today she graduates from nursing school. Joe and I are so proud! May all your wished and dreams come true. Congrats Cookie!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Fairy Dwellings on the brain

Lately I've been facinated by little houses and dwellings where a fairy may rest her wings. I came across 2 favorites on etsy the other day. The first is from mayvar This mushling/fairy house just amazes me. She is truly talented.

The next is from etsy seller cocoondesigns partly made of recycled wool this little home is too darling and amazing in detail.

Maybe one day these 2 cuties will find their way in to my studio. This is inspiring me to sketch a new painting, hope to share something new soon.


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Sharing some pictures of the new house

Just wanted to share some pictures of the house. Can't wait to move in april

Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Watercolors

Just sharing some of my first attempts at painting with watecolor. 2 are ACEO's and a 9 x 12 (That's the Rapunzel one) now in the shop

Saturday, January 3, 2009

A Cozy Saturday Night

Right now I'm spending a cozy Sat night with the puppers cuddling in bed and watching my first place on HGTV. Matt and Joe are watching football in the living room.

We had a fun day exploring our soon to be new town/home Tinton Falls NJ. I can't wait to move in, start painting and decorating. I went to WalMart for the first time today. I had fun exploring and picking up a few things here and there. We also went to Home Goods. It's a store you need alot of time to search for those great finds and deals that they have. You can't be rushed. Joe is good he likes to shop but dragging a 12 year old around a home decor store is not his idea of fun. So alas I will have to go back and really take time to find some buried treasures.

Other than that it was a pretty quiet Sat which is just fine with me. Joe made some yummy chicken soup for dinner - perfect on a cold day. I'm so lucky have him to cook for me. A chef I am not. Baker yes, chef NO.

I have some watercolor paintings to share once I get a new printer (tomorrow I hope) to scan them. I'm really enjoying working with watercolor.

Off to make some tea.


New Signs in the Shop!

A quick hello, I just listed 2 new signs in the shop. Cupid bear signs for Valentine's Day and a Princess Castle sign fit for a princess. Hop on over to the shop to check them out!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

Ok so I'm a day late. My resolution this year is to be a better blogger ( I promise ) I've never been a huge New Year's party type person. I like staying home with family and good friends, and that's just what we did. Joe, my future in-laws, and Joes youngest son Matt stayed home, ate great chinese food, watched the first 2 episodes of The Soprano's ( I bought it for Joe for Christmas ) then finally watched the ball drop. Good times to me. I hope you enjoyed your night just as much as we did.

I hope 2009 brings all your hopes and dreams to light. I have a big year ahead of me.... Moving to a new house in April(yeah), getting married in Key West in May with a family honeymoon to follow in DISNEY - I think that's my favorite part. I haven't been there since 1997. It will be Matt,s first trip ever he's super excited.

We'll I'm off to do tidy up the house, get some drawing in and then off for a hair cut. Oh I've been off from work this week and can I say LOVE IT! Can I do this full-time? Alas with normal bills and a new mortgage coming that would be a no, well maybe one day!!!