Wednesday, October 29, 2008


My thumb is as good as new now! Lots of new skin.... wow, it looks about 20 years younger than the rest of me! :D

Wanted to share a little painting I just finished. I love this girl! The colors turned out beautifully... wasn't sure as I haven't really ever used this color combo before.

xoxo Liz

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Yes, my thumb is GREEN! LITERALLY green!!! I am *not* a gardener!

I have an infection in my thumb most likely from paint or some other little tidbit I've smashed in there when painting! I love using my fingers so I guess it was bound to happen. It really hurts so bad... hard to believe a little thumb can hurt so much. Anyway, I lanced it myself (EEK) and.... om.... well, lots of green goop came out! I'm so sorry if I'm grossing you out here! ;o)


Monday, October 13, 2008


I learned some new TRICKS!

I took Suzi Blu's Petite Doll class... my theory of art is that there is always always always something new to learn! Suzi's class was a BLAST and I learned a lot of really COOL new stuff! I started using some different paints that lend themselves to layering more and also got the beeswax out again! Here's one of the "layered" paintings:

I really believe this is my medium!!! I'm not great at moving the paint around in one layer and blending in one layer. I tend to overwork things and then you get the dreaded MUD! Laying is right up my alley as I do not have a hugely long attention span, so I can do one thing and the next thing is soon to come. The exception to this is that I seem to spend a huge amount of time on the face shading. I like it perfect, which I wish I could somehow STOP that as I think sometimes it's too perfect and not enough CHARACTER, kwim? I struggle to sort of "let go" when working on the face. Maybe I should just accept this.

Anyway, thanks for reading this far... here's a cute little video that made my heart sorta flutter!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Time for a FREEBIE drawing!


It's that time again... to enter this one please respond to this post and include one of your favorite etsy shops! Thought this might be a fun way for all of us to check out some shops we may have never seen before. :)

I'll have the drawing on October 28th! I'll draw two names this time!

Thanks everyone!