I made front page!!

My treasury on Etsy made the front page!


Check it out!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


Feverishly Working

I'm working on a lot of smaller pieces right now that will be posted in the next couple of days. These pieces will all be under $15, most will be below $10. Small canvases, children's art, ACEOs (Art Card Edition Originals). Keep checking back! I'm trying to get a lot of stuff up today for my Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal--free shipping on all small canvases and drawings PLUS a free gift with purchase.

ArtsAfire Etsy Shop

On another note, it's Thanksgiving tomorrow! Jeremy and I are going to my grandparents' house. It's going to be a small dinner, with only Jeremy and I, my grandparents, and the Fish guys. It's going to be hard without Lisa this year, but I think it will still be enjoyable. This will be the first time that I have really helped make a Thanksgiving dinner. In the past, I've mainly been in charge of the cranberry sauce (because I LOVE cranberry sauce and I like to think I make it better than most people because of this love).

So this means that I have a four day weekend with my husband! I'm very much looking forward to kicking back and relaxing (after Thanksgiving cooking, anyway). The house is very clean thanks to a deal I made with Jeremy (I wrote his Anthropology paper, so he deep cleaned the entire house--I definitely got the better end of the deal). And I've been very diligent at keeping it clean all week, which means no dishes in the sink! If there are dishes in the sink, I can't bring myself to care about the rest of the house.

Here's a sneak peak of something from my Children's Art collection:

Item of the Day:

Part of takeoutphoto's "The ABC's of Paris" series. This is obviously "X." I would like to get the entire collection and make a wall out of these photos sometime soon.


It's Open!

My store is officially opened! So far today I have 12 items listed with more to come.

I'm planning to do an ACEO per day for a month or so coming up soon. I'll list one every day for $12. I also have some characters for some children's art and am working on a series of ink and marker drawings which will be up soon.

Check it out!


Item of the Day:

A listing from my shop, Arts Afire


Launching in 3...2...1...

My store will be up by the weekend! As soon as it is, I'll post the link to the store, to my art blog, and anything else that I can think of.

This was yesterday's painting:

It will be for sale shortly! I just need to get all of my photography done and price and list everything.

We had a family party last weekend and Jeremy and I were in charge of the activity. I remembered making paper monsters at P&G one day at staff meeting, so I figured we'd do that.

Item of the Day:

My painting above! And this, because it's pretty:

Sage Green Pearl Wire Wrapped Ring by Beaded Bauble Jewelry. Can be custom ordered to your ring size.


I swear we're still here

It's just that I've been painting and when I'm not painting (which is more often than it really should be) I feel guilty for not painting and so I don't blog and I just sit and think that I should be painting. Same goes with working out. When I'm not painting I think I should be working out and then I sit around feeling guilty about doing neither. I need a game plan.

First things first, though. I must clean the house tonight. It's a disaster area. When I have a clean house I am much more motivated to do pretty much everything. And we need to grocery shop. We're on a tight budget because we're saving for Disneyland (and no, we didn't think to save early so that it wouldn't be a complete crunch time to save $1600 in two months), so I'm hoping to keep the grocery bill to around $50. I'm banishing myself to a life of salad for lunch and cup noodles for Jeremy because at Costco those things are majorly cheap and will last a long time. Plus, I'll get skinnier which will be nice because I'd like to not hate all of the Disneyland pictures.

We're having a family party on Sunday at my aunt and uncle's house (Yay! My family rocks!) and Jeremy and I are in charge of coming up with an activity. We're totally making Paper Monsters. It'll be a good time.

I'm currently working on a white paper at work (hello, previous college days filled with research papers) on our investment philosophy. So I read investment books all day at work currently. And create notes and powerpoints about them. And plan seminars and parties and free movies when I get tired of that. I like my job quite a bit.

But I still enjoy painting more. The store WILL be up next week! I'm almost there! And I wasn't going to add the whole hand-painted jewelry aspect because Etsy is OVERLOADED with jewelry, but my mother received two compliments today (TWO in ONE day) on the necklace I made her, so I'm going to first concentrate on the paintings and stuff, then I'll add in the jewelry.

Also, I've been sick for two weeks straight. And it's been my birthday. (Good combination.) Which is why we haven't been around.

Item of the Day:

The Truffle Clutch by Morelle