Monday, September 24, 2018

Moving!

Today we got the notice that we were accepted to move into a beautiful ranch house in Savannah, Georgia! I can't believe it is actually happening! This cute little ranch house is a 3 bedroom 2 bath with a fenced in backyard perfect for our boys (our dogs) When we move in I will take pics so you guys can see it.

I am looking around my art studio and thinking all this will be down there in 2 weeks. I can't believe this. I can't believe we are actually doing this. Matt and I are the only ones going on this adventure (our animals as well of course) but I am the only one that will be this far away from Michigan. I kid you not, every family member lives in Michigan except for my immediate family mom, brother, sister and their siginifcat others and kids. At least we are all out of this hell hold (Lima, Ohio) My mom, stepdad, brother and sister in law just moved like August 31st to Dublin/Columbus Ohio area and my sister just bought a house closer to Pennsylvania.

Unfortunately that means art is taking the back burner since Matt has to work and I am the only that can take off to get this house packed and cleaned. It will be well worth it though, this is the reason why we are moving at least 85% of it anyways is for my art. Come on there is an Art Fair on the river 9 months out of the year so I will be doing those along with at least 3 cons I can think of just in the Savannah area. I am so freakin stoked on this but also very terrified =/

Alright that is all for now off to at least start some computer work on the website since it is getting late.

Till Next Time...

Friday, August 24, 2018

Halloween!

I'm bitting my nails here, foaming at the mouth usually around this time I start putting up the rest of our Halloween decortaions but not this year =/ It is a good reason though but still very sad.

Yes I do keep up most of the Halloween decorations up all year round, just put the Happy Halloween and pumpkins stuff away. Again still very said lol

See the reason is... I am moving. Husband, me, 2 dogs, 5 cats and a high strung fancy gerbil are moving cross country to Savannah, Georgia. Yes the same place where Matt and I got married in a cemetery almost 3 years ago on October 30, 2015.

Well hopefully anyways I mean it is going to happen just don't know if by October 1st, if we can find a place to rent with 2 pitbulls or wait a couple more months and buy a house. Either way we are going to move there. I just don't want to put up the decorations and have to take all the stuff down in a couple of weeks. We will know more details in the next few weeks if we are moving by October. I sure hope so, I can't wait to get the hell out of this hell whole called Lame Ohio I mean Lima, Ohio.

I hate this place so much, we have been here for 8 years and we want the hell out of here. It is the most boring town I have ever been and not to mention it is in the middle of nowhere. You want to go somewhere fun you have to drive an hour or 2 to go somewhere.

To reminisce about Savannah here is a picture of our wedding. I have lost tons of weight since then, I finally sort of have my disease under control hence the weight issue. I was diagonsed with hypothyroidism a year and half later after this picture was taken. This is the heaviest I have ever been and now down almost 50 lbs now =D (I am a work in progress still, have tons more to loose but at least I know the reason why I couldn't loose the weight no matter what the heck I was doing)

Savannah, Georgia Bonaventure Cemetery October 30, 2015



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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Scanning!

I promised I would tell you guys my techniques on how to scan in a painting. Remind you this is still a work in progress for me but what I have found out so far it is working great. It is of course different for everyone so I highly suggest do these techniques on practice paintings first, meaning paint a picture you don't care about selling so if it ruins, your not in hot waters.

First step I tried scanning it in plain with no matte varnish at 600 dpi the bigger the better for me since I am using these paintings for all types of merchandise. When I scanned it in I realized it is to dull so this is what I do. Again try all techniques before you settle.

This is what I like and will continue doing unless I do find a better way and of course if I do I will let you know.

Step 1

Take your painting and spray a light MATTE VARNISH on let dry

Step 2

Scan in your painting I of course scan it in the highest it would go which is 600 dpi

Step 3

Open your editor for your images, I use photoshop, open your image.

Step 3

Play with your settings (every time I do a new setting I always duplicate the image first so if it doesn't work right I can always have the original)

So this is how it goes you have your image, duplicate it before doing anything to it and open up LEVELS and play with the settings till your satisfied

Step 4

Dupilcate that layer with the levels and then open up COLOR BALANCE and again play with the settings. At this point you should have 3 Images 1 No filter at all 2 Levels filter 3 Color Balance filter.

After that if you like it save as and there you go.

This is all a work in progress but I love how it is going so far and it works for me =D

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Family Portrait #1!

I have my second original painting called "Family Portrait #1" done in acrylics up for sale in my shop. This painting is 5"x7" 5/8" inches deep on Stretched Canvas and is varnished with UV protection.

This painting is so dang cute if I say so myself, I can't believe how adorable these creatures are when they get together for a photo op =D I have decided to turn this into a series but this series will be different. I usually create a series as where they are all the same sizes (the canvas) and sort of make them look all the same so when you put them up they look good together. However this series I want them (the canvas) to be all shapes and sizes which I think will be really neat (I hope anyways =P)

Anyways here is the cuties and more coming with the series (this series will be a never ending series)

Family Portrait #1




Of to paint the background for my next painting called "It Floats" still a working title though hehehe

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Silly Sour!

I present to you my very first finished acrylic painting for sale "Silly Sour" - This little guy loves skellies even the very, very sour ones.

This painting is 5"x5" 3/4" deep on cradle Artist Board the sides are painted a glossy black and is varnished with a glossy UV portection to last for many, many years.

You can adopt him in my shop [HERE]

Here is some pictures of him, I am so madly in love with him. These pictures doesn't do him justice

Silly Sour


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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

It's A Bust!

That painting I have been talking about that I have been working on for serveral days. Yeah! Well that is a bust =/ My youngest cat which just turned a year old jumped up on to my art desk and sketched the surface of the wood panel =( and it is deep. I will go ahead and keep this and try to fix and just keep it for myself but dang it he was looking good.

Here is the painting and you can clearly see the damage by the eye



and here is the hellion, his name is Ashes and we call him Mr. Ashes. I love this little hellion so much even though he does try to kill me everyday but I wouldn't change it for world.



Well off to the drawing board again for a new painting idea. I will recreate him down the road but for now he is just a casualty.

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Shark Week!

How the hell did I just miss shark week? Since I can remember I have always watched shark week and this year I did not see one episode (shaking my head) =/

I just have been so busy working on my creatures the days, nights, weeks and months are just flying by. Plus with Matty having his office occupying the front room right now due to us fixing up his office, I don't want to bother him. Oh well there is always next year.

I am still working on the new painting that I mentioned before that I was working on, it's coming along great. Can't wait to show everyone this one =D You can also see the progress shot of him up on my instagram page. The links are on the right hand side of the blog.

Till Next Time...