Wednesday, May 17, 2017

~ Baby's Got Blue Eyes ~

~ Baby's Got Blue Eyes~

This little fawn piece began as a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
ACEO. Here he is laying deep within the forest.
The original was created with Prismacolor pencil on
smooth Bristol paper, and in many areas it has over 9 layers of pencil color.

Over time, I thought I might like him laying on the edge of a field. many artists do...I reworked the art a little more.
Below is the second version of 
"Baby's Got Blue Eyes".

~ Baby's Got Blue Eyes ~
The field version.

Oh my...
Because I can't seem to choose one over the other,
I now use both of this little fawn with
two little field mice, nestled in among the wild strawberries,
white Sweet Violets, and Blue Eyed Grass, for ACEO and larger prints,
cards, mini cards, and bookmarks.


~ Wishing you a wonderful whimsical day! ~

Friday, April 21, 2017

~ Spring Unicorn Necklace Pendant ~

~ Spring Unicorn, Necklace Pendant ~


This whimsical Unicorn necklace pendant was one of the first
equine style wood pendants I created.
This piece is a combination of Prismacolor pencil 
and Golden acrylics. It is sealed in multiple coats
of clear, non yellowing varnish to
help protect it while wearing on a necklace.


~ Wishing you a wonderful, whimsical day! ~ 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

~ Dun / Buckskin Horse Pendant ~

~ Buckskin Horse Pendant ~


This buckskin horse is another in my latest series of horse pendants
with Prismacolor pencil on wood.

My horse Belle was the inspiration for the color
chosen for this pendant. This horse does not have the
exact markings on her, but the body color is very close.

I've found I absolutely love creating these little 
wearable pieces of art!


Wishing you a wonderful, whimsical day!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

~ Hand Painted Fleabitten Grey Arabian Horse Pendant ~

~ Fleabitten Grey Arabian Horse Pendant ~


One of the things I have enjoyed creating these past few months 
are necklace pendants.

Each pendant is created on a hard wood disc,
but each disc is too rough to "paint" on with my
Prismacolor pencils and get the results I would like.

So to prep them, I may spend upwards of 3 hours
hand sanding each, front, back, and sides, to obtain the smooth
surface I am looking for. After sanding, I then trace out
my line drawing, making sure the horse is well placed, giving room to
place the bail at the top through which the necklace chain will eventually suspend from.

Every now and then a line drawing may not transfer well.
With a little fine sandpaper I can "erase" and try again. It's then on to the
Prismacolors. I complete the horse first, as any colors I apply
for the background may "splatter" into the uncolored area of the horse, which is
very difficult to remove.

Every pendant is in full color, front, back, and sides, with layer upon layer
of blended Prismacolor pencils. I use the same technique on these beautiful pendants
as with art I created on paper. Each pendant will take upward of 3 days to complete, from
prep work of sanding, to it's final touches of color and my signature on back.

When my signature has been applied, one by one, each pendant is placed 
into the spray box, where I apply multiple layers of clear, non yellowing
protective semi gloss finish, to help preserve the art for gentle wearing.

After it's protective clear coats, the pendant will hang in a warm, dry
area to cure. A silver plated bail is then added, readying the pendant
to pair with a perfect chain to wear!


~ Wishing you a wonderful, whimsical day! ~

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

~ Sadly my Etsy Shop will be Closing ~

Because of a new policy change, my Etsy shop, De La Renaissance, will be closing on the 16th of May, 2017. With this closing my blog will then become more active, providing the area where announcements will be made of new and available items as I create them, and links as to where they may be purchased.

Thank you all!
I hope you had a beautiful Easter!

~ I wish everyone a wonderful, whimsical day! ~ 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

~ The Blues and Purple ~

One week ago our son and I decided to submit
each two entries to our local fair.
Judging was on Wednesday, and by Thursday
we were so tempted to make the 45 minute trip to go back and see the results.

But we waited...until the last day, Sunday.
That day we attended with our grown children and grandchildren.
The youngest wanted to go on fair rides, so this we did first.

After the last ticket was taken...and the last ride ridden
I could wait no longer.
I HAD to take a peek in the barn that contained this year's fair entries.

We walked passed the vegetables, passed the beautiful cut flower displays,
passed the honey and egg entries,
then finally to the art and photographs.

Here was where family and I stared...searching...
for the two entries each we brought five days before.

~ Late Summer Dragonfly  ~

~ Late Summer Dragonfly ~
(closeup of framed image)

~ Supper Time ~
Grand Lake Osprey

~ Supper Time ~
Grand Lake Osprey
(closeup of framed image)

And lo...
there they were!
Each one beautifully adorned with a blue satin ribbon...
and one...
an unplanned photograph I had taken of a very surprising view, 
had a wonderful purple!
Grand Champion of all twenty photography classes!

I was so happy...amazed...
and grateful!


Wishing you a wonderful whimsical day! ~

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

~ Something New...Notebook Binders ~

~ 3 Ring Binder, Peek A Boo ~

~ 3 Ring Binder, Pegasus Collection ~


Every now and then I enjoy testing out new items
that include my artwork. 3 Ring Binders were the latest,
and I am very happy with the quality of these! I just may need
to create more in the future! Here and here are where you can find them.


Wishing you a wonderful whimsical day!