1/31/2010

Daily ACEO Art Card #31 6 Eyed Lizard Tongue Dude

One month of art cards completed! We'll see if I can keep it up for 11 more. Here's a 6 eyed dude with a lizard tongue. I really like people with extra eyes. Watercolor and ink on watercolor paper. Click here to buy it!

1/26/2010

Daily ACEO Art Card #26 Carl the Lizard Bunny

Carl knew he could be a good bunny if it wasn't for his lizard tongue. Watercolor and ink on watercolor paper. Click here to buy it!

Tacky Tuesday - John F. Kennedy Ashtray

It's time to show off another one of my prized tacky possessions. Today we have the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy ashtray! I'm not sure why you would want to put your cigarette out Jackie Kennedy's face. I use it to hold guitar picks.

1/24/2010

Daily ACEO Art Card #24 Bentley the One Eyed Circus Chimp

Bentley the circus chimp wanted to perform on the trapeze, but he had no depth perception. Watercolor and ink on watercolor paper. Click here to buy it!

1/22/2010

Daily ACEO Art Card #22 Spanky the Monster

One eyed, three toed green monster named Spanky! Watercolor and ink on watercolor paper. Click here to buy it!

Illustration Friday - Clumsy

I have to admit, it was my clumsiness that left this poor manikin crippled. Sorry lil' manikin! Watercolor and ink on watercolor paper.

1/19/2010

Daily ACEO Art Card #19 Anatomical Human Heart

An anatomical human heart in reds, blues and yellows. Watercolor, pastel and ink on watercolor paper. Click here to buy it!

Tacky Tuesday - Abalone Jesus Lamp

I have an affliction. I collect tacky decor, and I can't stop! I thought I would share some of my goodies. Here we have an abalone Jesus lamp that I found at an antique store. Unfortunately the lamp part was so old it had to be removed, but I love it anyway.

Under the Influence: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

If I lived in Los Angeles I would definitely go check out the current show at Gallery 88. 100 artists reinterpret He-Man! I loved that cartoon when I was kid.
He-Man Art Show (via fark.com)

1/17/2010

Daily ACEO Art Card #17 Chubby Gargoyle

This chubby gargoyle is doing his best to be fearsome, but maybe he had a few to many sweets. Watercolor, acrylic paint and ink on watercolor paper. Click here to buy it!

1/16/2010

Daily ACEO Art Card #16 Robot on Wood Panel

Hand painted robot on a 1/4 inch thick poplar wood panel. Click here to buy it!

Free Houseplants!

I love having plants growing all over my house and it's even better when they're free! Here's a a few I have currently growing.

Potato
When your potatoes sprout just plant them about 2 inches deep in potting soil. They make a nice sturdy green houseplant.

Wisteria
I found a seed pod dangling from a vine while out for a walk and decided to plant the seeds. I now have this pretty plant growing and it can be pruned back so the vines don't take over.

Pineapple Guava
I found the little fruit from this tree growing out by the swimming pool at the apartment complex I live at. Any fruit with seeds are fair game for my indoor garden.

Jade Plant
For succulents like jade just cut a little piece off, even a leaf will sometimes work. Stick the branch or leaf in soil and with luck you'll have a new plant!

Random Spices
I raided my spice cabinet and planted a few of every whole seed I had! Here we have mustard, fennel, cumin and coriander.

Avocado
My avocado tree is nearly three feet tall! I started it by sticking toothpicks in an avocado pit and suspending it (fat side down) in a glass of water. When it was big enough I planted it in potting soil.

1/15/2010

1/14/2010

Daily ACEO Art Card #14 Owl #1

A one of a kind 3 color owl print in pink, brown and blue. I used an ivy leaf for the background texture. Gelatin plate monoprint on 65lb card stock. Click here to buy it!

1/13/2010

1/12/2010

1/11/2010

Daily ACEO Art Card #11 Abstract #2

Abstract expressionist painting in blues, yellow, red, white and brown. Acrylic paint on bristol card stock. Click here to buy it!

DIY Chalkboard Coffee Table

I found a really ratty coffee table, but the base still looked good. I dragged it home, removed the moldy old top and cleaned up the metal legs. I decided to turn it into a chalkboard coffee table! I bought a piece of 1/4 inch mdf, a can of chalkboard spray paint and some bolts to attach the top to the base.

After I cut the top to size and drilled holes for the bolts I gave it two coats of Kilz primer. I sanded everything smooth and sprayed on two coats of Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint.

Yay, chalkboard coffee table! It's going to be fun sketching, jotting down notes, or even playing games!

1/10/2010

1/08/2010

Daily ACEO Art Card #8 Confined

Today's art card was inspired by Illustration Friday. The topic: Confined. Watercolor and ink on watercolor paper. Click here to buy it!

Watercolor Inspiration

The leaves on most of the trees around here are long gone, but a few still remain. I just love their colors!