31 December 2007

the last characters of 2007...

*Lotti and Franklin*


That is all I can say when I look back at 2007.
When I started drawing these characters on wood in late July, I would have never thought I would be so blessed. Unconventional Ida has really taken off: I can now say that my work is in private collections in 26 of the 50 states, and in five countries...
It amazes me every day.

I want to thank everyone for their support.
Since July I have created 134 different characters, each with their own unique story. I can't wait to see what happens in 2008...


29 December 2007

julie b

Three of my favorite works from artist Julie Beck~
I love each of them differently, yet equally.
I find the color palettes extremely soothing and the subject matter truly piques my interest.

Her etsy shop is filled with quite an array of prints and originals~
Have a peek!


27 December 2007

i'm just not ready...

I have been holding on to "The Girls with Curls" for quite some time now.
I am usually so eager to list my newest items, but not this one.

I think I'm in love...

those eyes...

Scarlett Cat knows how to work those large eyes and pouty lips.
Her characters ooze glamour and put a smile on my face!
*Please visit her etsy shop ~ It is a delightful experience*

26 December 2007

sketchbook* 26dec07

full of whimsy and wonder~

That's how these original pieces from Diane Duda make me feel!
And~ a little secret from me to you~ she gave me great confidence with her lovely compliments when I began to list my work for others to see~

Please visit her etsy shop or her blog for more!!

dragonflies make me happy...

...and so do these earrings from The Brass Hussy!
They make me so very happy that I had to buy them for myself...
I can't wait until they arrive~

phoebe c

There is something about phoebe c's photography that truly speaks to me. Each piece seems to tell a story in the most delicate way.
At the moment I am having a difficult time choosing between these four...
Please visit her etsy shop!

p.s. She also has a delightful blog with recipes to die for...

24 December 2007

sketchbook* 24dec07

keys are lovely...

...and calobee thinks so, too!
Visit her wonderful etsy shop to see more of her amazing photography~

i have been eyeing these for quite a while...

There is something about these red wrist gloves from NataJane that has been calling my name for months now.
I might make them a present to myself after the holidays!

my workspace...

I'm not sure how I am supposed to get anything done with a workplace so cluttered...

treasury* 24dec07

MundoGominola (please visit her shop here...she is an amazing artist and I have fallen in love with her work) has put me in a beautiful treasury!
It is an honor to be included with so many amazing artists~
Gracias MundoGominola!