Happy 2016 friends! We have been bogged down with a nasty cold for two weeks now. I am kinda happy to have the holiday's behind us. They are a lot of pressure you know? Anywho, it's a new year and you didn't stop by to read my ramblings.
I have been waiting for a month to share this piece. It was a commission. Since it was a Christmas present for a special someone I couldn't share it until now. "Those who wish to sing will find a song."~ Swedish Proverb That's all I have for today. I'm going to find a nap. :) Have a happy day friends! xoxo,
Hello my beautiful friends! My heart is overflowing with love and joy to share the Sherbert Ink art sale with you. Alas, the finished art pieces are piling up on my desk, it can only mean that it's time to send them out into the world and hopefully to new homes. Coincidentally, the holiday season is just around the corner and these lovelies would make excellent gifts to give or keep. ;) In honor of this big art sale I will be having a Facebook giveaway for a print of my Not My Monkeys painting over on the Sherbert Ink Facebook page. Details for the giveaway can be found at the bottom of this post.
Not My Monkeys
Now, on to the art sale. All paintings are canvas panels, which are perfect for framing or as they are. The size of each piece is listed under the art work name. All pieces are $15 each, plus $5 shipping for out of towners (I am happy to combine shipping). Pieces are first come, first serve. Order details can be found at the bottom of this post. If you have any questions about a piece please email me at Sherbertink@gmail.com.
Slightly smaller than 4"x6" mixed media painting on canvas panel. Happy is the perfect combination of color, flat texture and doodlie charm. A circular metal charm is the perfect finishing touch.
Slightly smaller than 4"x6" mixed media painting on canvas panel. Bright and cheerful, Dream1 has layers of texture, color and charisma. A circular silver metal charm is the perfect compliment to the layers of texture.
Slightly smaller than 4"x6" Mixed media painting on canvas panel. Love6 has so much texture and character, it's a personal favorite. A circular metal charm completes the piece.
Hello Sunshine1 SOLD
6"x6" mixed media painting on canvas panel. Sure to brighten any space with a pop of color and flat texture.
Hello Sunshine2 SOLD
6"x6" mixed media painting on canvas panel. Enjoy sunshine any time of day with this delightful piece.
6"x6" mixed media painting on canvas panel. Faith has layers of painty goodness, doodles, and lastly she is kissed with gold to seal the deal.
6"x6" mixed media painting on canvas panel. Like her sister's Faith and Love, Hope is all about the details.
6"x6" Mixed Media painting on canvas. Filled with bright colors and scrumptious texture.
6"x6" mixed media collage painting on canvas panel. A sweet scene to remind you of home.
6"x6" canvas panel mixed media collage painting. It's a daily reminder that anything is possible.
*If you are interested in purchasing a piece please email me at Sherbertink@gmail.com. Include the name(s) of the pieces you are interested in as well as the email address where you would like the invoice sent to. I will send you a Paypal invoice (you don't have to have a Paypal account to pay). You will have two days to respond to the invoice. For local friends I am happy to take cash and give you your piece in person. My Sherbertink watermark will not appear on your piece. U.S.A residents only, sorry! Thank you so much for supporting Sherbert Ink. It means so much to me! Now on to the giveaway! :)
1 person will win an 8.5"x11" print of my original painting Not My Monkey. The giveaway is open from 11/18/2015-11/22/2015. To enter please "LIKE" Sherbert Ink on Facebook andtell me what is your favorite piece in the art sale onthis Facebook post. On 11/23/15, I will choose one winner at random using Random.org.
Thank you so much for supporting my little creative endeavor. It means so very much to me.
Occasionally I am asked to create a painting for someone based on a phrase or word (non-copyrighted). This past Spring I was asked to create such a piece for "Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys". I have to say that this piece challenged me in so many ways. It stood in front of my like a giant wall and I wasn't sure how to get past it. Well the only way out is through. I was completely over thinking the whole thing, to the point of paralysis. I started small, with a notebook and some sketches. I practiced the letters for weeks. I drew and erased the figures many times, and moved them around. Just when I had finished the pencil copy of the letters I realized that they were too large and wouldn't work with the rest of the design. I had to frog the whole thing and start over. My deadline loomed large and I wasn't even close to completing it. So, I walked away from it for a few days and painted other pieces. I needed to find my creative happy place again, and it worked. I was able to come back to this piece with a sense of refreshment. Things started to fall into place, finally! This piece became a real labor of love! I'm really happy with the finished piece and more importantly my client was too!
All in all I am grateful for creative challenges, the kind that take you so far out of your comfort zone they scare you a little. I mean what's the fun in playing it safe? :) xoxo,
Not My Monkeys is an 8"x10" Mixed Media Painting on canvas.
Hello dear friends! My apologies for my lack of posts lately. I have been crazy busy with kids and their summer adventuring. Isn't that the way it's suppose to be though? I'm just happy that they let me tag-a-long (i.e. chauffeur them). :) I am enjoying a huge dose of artful MOJO lately. It's about time really, I had a major dry spell for awhile. What I have come to learn is that I just have to pick up my brush, even when I don't feel like I have an ounce of creativity left in me. Do you ever feel that way? The great news is that I have a bucketful of art to share with you Lovelies! Hurrah!
Allow me to introduce you to SWEETLY. Her superpower is kindness. She is waiting patiently for her next opportunity to sprinkle sweetness on the world.
I called upon all of the usual suspects to bring her to life (acrylic paint, watercolor pastels, ink, stamps, found objects, pens, various papers, a sprinkling of magic, and a pinch of sleeplessness.) and there she was. Personally I am a wee bit smitten with her.
Stay tuned friends, I have some awesomeness to share with you very soon. Until then. :)
SWEETLY is an 8"x10" mixed media collage painting on canvas panel.
I adore the planner girls with their fancy, decorated planners. They are so inspirational! I sadly and not one of them. My planner is mostly functional with a dash of pretty thrown in to keep things interesting. I have been watching several planner girls over on youtube and two of my favorite girls (Rhomany's Realm and Carie Harling) created the One Book July challenge, last year. This year I thought I would jump in with both feet and participate. The idea behind the challenge is to simplify your planning system and see if you can make it work with less. I created a new, smaller Shidori for the challenge.
I started with a piece of veg tanned leather cut to my desired dimensions. This is the same size as a pocket Midori.
I rounded the edges and punched holes in the spine for the elastic. Next I oiled the leather with jojoba oil. Then I stained the leather a gorgeous timber brown. I love how there are tiny differenced in the color, like marbling. Of course I forgot to put gloves on before I started working with the stain an ended up with brown hands for a couple days. :)
The leather is wearing so beautifully. I love every little crease and mark. I finished the Shidori off with white elastic (because it's what I had on hand) and a little silver charm. You can see what it looks like on the inside in the video down below, as well as my progress in this one book for July. Thanks for stopping by.
After months of nonstop pocket letter madness things have slowed down. In fact right now I am mostly only making them for my penpals and I like it that way. It gives me a chance to really get to know them. I really have the best penpals a girl could ask for. They truly are the sweetest. It takes happy mail to a whole new level. Here is the latest that I have received and sent in response.
It was so much fun to create this sparkly Summer themed pocket letter. P.S. She loved it!
These are the goodies that I included. You can see it all in detail as well as the brilliant British themed pocket letter she sent to me in my Youtube video. Thanks for stopping by.