Down The Rabbit Hole...

"Carried Away" oil on Birch 2011 11x14
"Moving Day" oil on canvas board 5x7
"Me and My Shadow" oil on canvas 18x24

These are the pieces I have completed recently while learning to paint in oil. I have a feeling this is going to be a really fun year...

If you make yourself honey the flies will eat you...

So I decided to give away BOTH illustrations.
I mean, there were so many people that participated and I got such a kick out of the nursery rhymes that I really wished I had MORE to give away. Plus, I really love Lucy and Larry and only 4 people picked that one so in the end I just did a separate drawing for it. :)

I had my husband pick the names out of his dapper hat for me so I wouldn't be tempted to peek. heh.

The winner of "The Lovebirds" is Rachel. "Lucy and Larry" go to Sugarcain.

This was great fun for me and I hope I have a chance to do it again after high season at the gallery is over.

Thanks for the nursery rhymes everyone! I've been giggling over them for days. *giggle*


*giggles uncontrollably*




Til next time, loves...


Instead of belatedly celebrating my 100th sale and seeming as though I just never got around to it in time, I decided to celebrate (prematurely) my 110th Etsy sale by giving away some free artwork. I just like it better that way. Don't question, just enter to win the damn prize, ok? heh. Actually, there are TWO prize choices. When you win, you may pick either the adorable "Lovebirds" OR the slightly ambiguous "Lucy and Larry". The choice is yours. To enter, simply go browse around my Etsy store (take your time, darling) and tell me in a comment on this blog post:

A) Which item in my store is your FAVORITE.
B) Whether you would prefer to win "The Lovebirds" or "Lucy and Larry".

For an ADDITIONAL entry, also include:

C) The oddest nursery rhyme you can come up with. I just happen to like nursery rhymes...

I shall randomly draw the winner on Monday, the 27th of April, because that happens to be convenient for me. hee.

Good luck all!

The long delay...

I just wanted to pop in to apologize for not posting for a bit. i have not been feeling well, but will return soon with new artwork, i promise!



There has been something lurking in my mind...

something about ink and watercolor and know how ideas for paintings and things sort of scuttle about in the squidgy corners of your mind when you are trying to sleep or listen to a radio serial from the 70's or some such thing and they grow and grow and growandgrow and GROW until....they sort of DEMAND to be made or else they take your mind hostage and you can't get the bills written out or read that nice-smelling book you found until they've had their way?

this was one of those times, so i hope you enjoy "Beatrix".

Is Beatrix showing off her naughty knees? Or is she startled to find human legs beneath her skirt? She's so hard to read...

Au Revoir.

Just take it as read that I commented on your blog today...

I am just a LITTLE frustrated with the fact that all the comments I have been posting this afternoon have been eaten up by the blog monster. I so rarely get the time to read people's blogs but I had a half-day due to snow and...I just can't bring myself to do it all again. *sigh*

At any rate, I finished this ACEO. I'm not kidding, I need a nap now because I'm all grouchy. Heh.

Vintage doodles and Other Miss-Takes...

So here's the latest Miss-Takes and my new Pinstripes, you can click on the images for more info, I'm having such a blast with these vintage-inspired images! I can't...put down...the pen....*scribble-scribble-scribble*

The treasury thing...

So I got featured in this treasury, called I'VE GOT A SECRET. Also featured in this treasury, called WELL, WELL, WELLL...AND this one, about BIRDS.

I also managed to curate one, ZOLTAR SAYS...something about a dark winged bird...

Treasuries rock. Off to make art...

The Custom Giraffe...

Hey. So I know I haven't posted in a bit. Been busy taking over the world and drawing curly hair and cutting out fabric and stuff. But here's an image for Brian who likes wine. I like wine too. So here you go, Brian...if you want it let me know. The paper is about 5.5 x 8.5 inches, 'cause that's what I had in my sketchbook :) 25 buckaroos if you want it...



Miss-Construed...........My New Miss-Take.

Out of the 500 billion things I had to do today...this was the one I REALLY enjoyed. I still have roughly 300 billion things to do, but please meet Miss-Construed, my new Miss-Take. She is ink and acrylic on wood, and she's not happy. :)
If you feel inclined, you can see close-ups and such HERE.

I'm not sure where this is going, exactly, but it beats painting cardinals on mailboxes. *sigh*

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, folks!

-Liese Marie, mailbox/house painter in a pinch