Monday, August 4, 2008
New Work and a Giveaway
This little witch has been waiting to make her debut for weeks now....Painted on a musical wooden bell which was imported from Russia, she makes the most beautiful sound when tipped. Since only one of these was available, I waffled back and forth as to whether to paint it with a witch or a black cat, and ultimately decided on both. She was a lot of fun, and one of a very limited number of Halloween toys and games I hope to paint in the next month or two. :)
Moving right along, I also have to share a little ornament I painted for the long overdue monthly drawing. Those of you on the mailing list may remember an announcement in the last newsletter about a drawing from the names of all the collectors who've purchased work recently.
Here it is - a sparkling star, painted on a rusted tin ornament, containing a tiny scroll with an inspirational message inside (surprise!)....I'm rather pleased with the way she turned out, and will be sending her off to the winning collector by the end of the week!
More new work is coming soon to both eBay and Etsy, and in the meantime I'm catching up on a couple of commissions, and painting lots of goodies for the big show!
Have to add, I'm LOVING Etsy - the fact that I can set a fair price based on my materials and time, and give collectors the opportunity to purchase work without going through the bidding process...Don't get me wrong - I love eBay too, and the bidding can be exciting - but it's also exciting to offer my work in a new marketplace!
(An aside to all you knitters out there: check out the hand dyed and hand spun yarns on Etsy - they're gorgeous!)
Okay, off to bed with me now, before I turn into a pumpkin (or start buying Etsy yarn again, hehe)....
Until next time,