Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy Holidays!!

This is the art my step son and his wife made for me for Christmas this year. They did an awesome job! (The black is cut out of the wood.)

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and have safe plans for the New Year! After a very busy year it is going to be nice to relax here at home with hubby!

We have a lot of plans for a very Artzy new year. We have a band saw set up in my craft area and while I can't do much with it right now because of my hands we are talking about putting out some new art using the saw. Give us a little while to practice and we hope to use it to create shapes to enhance our paintings and make other art with it.

May all of you and your family have a Blessed New Year

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Circus Time


I thought I would share a painting that I have just started. All that is done is the wood burning. This one is going to be a lot of fun. I look forward to all the bright colors this painting calls for!

Shoot for the Moon






Yes I have finished another painting. I really love the saying in this one!!
Shoot for the Moon


Monday, December 15, 2008

Another Mer Baby


Yep I'm painting another Mer Baby. This painting is not done but I thought I would share a picture of one of the paintings that I'm working on now.

29 Days of Giveaway by Chrysti

I just found this site today but I do want to share it with you! What fun and still a lot of chances to win so hop over to Chrysti's site and join in the fun! Click her to visit Chrysti

New Painting Coming Out Soon

I have held off posting my newest painting until I get some bees wax to seal it with. The bees wax is on its way and I should have it soon. Here is a sneak peek at the newest art that I have.


I also have 2 more paintings that I am working on and hope to have them done by the end of the year.

Monday, November 17, 2008

You can now find me on Twitter

I'm now on Twitter. You might want to follow me there. I have just posted a special discount just for people that visit me on my twitter shop. http://twitter.com/Artzy4U

Sunday, November 16, 2008

My first video you can also see it on You Tube

I have created a video of our dog Boo Boo Bear in one of his silly moments. I hope that in the future I will be able to create videos of my art work and of me creating art.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Christmas Chunky Book

This year I am hostessing Christmas Chunky books in 2 of my yahoo groups. While I will not tell who is getting this book because it is supposed to be a surprise Christmas gift, I do want to show everyone the book I created. I made 3 books that are the same that will be given to 3 different people. I looked up the history of different elements that are part of Christmas traditions. I printed up the history on very nice mulberry paper and created one envelope on each double page spread to store the story pages in. I then decorated each double page spread in the theme of the history that is contained in that 2 page spread.

I had a lot of fun creating this book and I hope the recipients of the books enjoy them!


The Christmas book



The front cover


Poinsettia / Yule Log / Mistletoe


Poinsettia / Yule Log / Mistletoe


Christmas Tree


Christmas Tree


Santa


Santa


Nutcracker


Nutcracker


Nativity


Nativity


Carolers


Carolers


Back Cover

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

3 WEEK CHALLENGE

I would like to invite you to join me and create a new life for yourself in 3 weeks. (one hour/day)

***(NOVEMBER 23rd - DECEMBER 14th)***

Just as repeated positive affirmations can help to eventually make your dreams come true, so can positive artistic expressions.
Sometimes it is difficult to put your hopes and dreams into words. At times like that, try doodling your ideas or drawing pictures or collages of your “dream life.” Look at them daily and you will see your life and circumstances begin to head in a positive direction.
It’s supposed to take around 3 weeks to make or break a habit. Try this experiment for 3 weeks and see what good things happen in your life as a result! (an hour per day to a new you!)

#1) Morning Pages:
Read “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron. It is a fabulous book for anyone who wants to be more creative. In it, she discusses her brain child: morning pages. Morning pages consist of 3 stream-of-consciousness pages written as close as you can get to right-after-you-wake-up. This allows you to purge and release whatever is cluttering your brain and get beyond your internal critic, (who is still asleep.) Sometimes you will blurt out upon the page some very important truths and realizations. Try doing this every morning for 3 weeks. I always destroy mine after I’ve written them, often without rereading them. This gives me the chance to say anything I want, no matter how crazy or awful or weak, and only God will know. It also seems to help me to let go of things that are bothering me when I rip up the pages. You can decide what works for you. I have decided to do something different and hold onto mine for this 3 week challenge, then read them at the end. Morning Pages take around 20 minutes per day. “The trick,” as Natalie Goldberg says in “Writing Down the Bones” “is to keep your hand moving.”

#2) Art Journal:
Each day, for 3 weeks, illustrated a dream, wish, or hope that you have, for yourself, the world, or someone you love. You don’t need to spend a lot of time. A simple doodle will be sufficient. Look them all over each day to solidify them in your mind. Allow yourself to dream about what it would be like if these dreams were to come true. They will take around 9 minutes a day or less.

#3) Prayer:
Everyday for 3 weeks, try saying a little prayer for your dreams. You could do it in your morning pages (as I often do,) or driving to work, or before you fall asleep at night. It can be as simple as: “Thank you in advance for all of the blessings you are sending my way.” This will only take 1 minute a day or less.

#4) Julia Cameron also suggests a 30 minute walk each day.

Positive things will begin to happen if you do these 4 things each day for 3 weeks. Be sure and document any positive changes, large and small. When you give attention to your dreams, the universe supports you, and happy surprises begin to occur!

(This explanation of the free challenge is taken directly from the 3 Week Challenge home page)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sale on my etsy

I would really like to know what you think about my etsy shop, my art and my prices. To encourage you to comment on what you like and don't like about my shop and stock I am giving you a 20% on the first item you purchase.

I am also offering a 10% discount on my "Fall Fun" painting. If you leave me comments then choose to buy "Fall Fun" you will get a total of 30% off that painting saving $47.40.

Now is the time to buy that painting that you have been wanting!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Meet my little MerBaby

Description I am real pleased how this lovely little MerBaby turned out. She has a golden starfish all through her hair. The sea life in this painting glitters and sparkles. The sea shells are actual shells that I picked up from the beach in Florida while I visited there several years ago. The soft blues and greens in this painting along with the sweet little girls face would make a very relaxing accent in your home. This painting has a lot of depth and shine. This painting is created on wood and is about 16 x 15 x 1/2 inches. It is sealed for easy cleaning and durability. It comes signed on the front, signed dated and name of painting on the back. This picture is hung by lovely ribbon, it comes to you ready to hang on your wall

This painting is available at our Etsy shop


Art Journal

I have created my first art journal that will be for sale. This is the same journal that I use. My bubble people have come to life in a journal just like this one. This journal has 75 pages of white cover stock giving you a generous 150 pages to work on. It is wire bound so it will lay flat. This sturdy book has heavy book board covers that make a wonderful working surface when you are on the go. This book is 8 1/2 inches long by 5 1/2 inches tall so it is a perfect size to take along and work on away from home. The covers are painted purple and pink both on the inside and out. I have placed an atc of one of my paintings on the cover in a protective sleeve. I will be happy to replace the ATC if you would like a different one of my paintings to be on the cover or you can change out the ATC for one of yours to make the book more your own. I have added some ribbon and charms to the binding of the book but there is plenty of room to add more if you would like to.

I'm only asking $25 and shipping for this wonderful journal. If at any time you would like to have a journal custom made in your favorite colors and or with watercolor paper just let me know and I will be happy to make a custom journal just for you.

Visit our etsy shop to purchase this art journal






Saturday, October 25, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Snow Angels

Do you remember making angels in the snow as a child? I do! This painting brings back many happy memories. This little one's zipper pull is a 3-D wooden snowman. I built up spackle around the little one to give definition to the snow angel in the same way that a real snow angel would be. There is a sprinkling of glitter to give the snow a natural look on a sunny day. This painting is on wood and is 16 x 15 x 1/2 inches. I will be adding a ribbon for easy hanging. This painting is sealed to protect it.

This painting is available at our Etsy shop.




Angel Prayers

I am real pleased how this lovely little praying angel turned out. She has a golden glittery halo. Some of the wood actually shows through on this painting. This painting has a lot of depth that and shine. This painting is created on wood and is about 7 1/2 x 11 3/4 x 1/2 inches. It has a sawtooth hanger on the back.

This painting is available at our Etsy shop


Sunday, October 19, 2008

We would like to introducing Radar. This cute little guy is from the planet Bubble which is in the Sudsy solar system. Radar will be introducing you to his friends who are also Bubble Babies from Bubble. Radar and his friends will be sharing motivational tips with you. You don't want to miss out on what they have to say so come back often to check out what is happening with Radar and his friends.



Radar says "Always reach for the moon!"

Welcome to Artz 4u

Hi everyone! Dale and Shirl here. We thought it would be a good idea to set up this blog just for our art. We will display our art for you here. Check back often in fact you may want to subscribe to this blog! This is where we will first publish our new art. On occasion we will offer art at a deep discount just for our friends before we post it for sale on Etsy. I will slowly be bringing this site up to date with all we have to offer on Etsy and Zazzle.

I will also be introducing Radar and all of her bubble baby friends here before you can find them on your favorite products on Zazzle.

We love to hear your comments on what we have to offer. If you would like to have something created special just for you let us know. When you are happy we are happy