Saturday, March 29, 2014

Photobombed by a Squirrel!

Going through my photos, and tagging them with keywords, and loved this ruined farmhouse (southern Oregon), so enlarged it. I started to laugh ...
I was ...
Photobombed by a squirrel!
This little guy looked up out of a ditch/creek? to see what was happening to an otherwise quiet rural area. Took 3 photos, he's in 2 of them. Made me laugh.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A word on displaying and collecting original art.

Art adds SO much character and adds interest to one's decor.

A few years back I decked all my walls full of art. Some were from floor to ceiling. Some were my art pieces, but it included others' work, too.
I loved to look up and see it. It gave me a lot of joy.

But even more amazing, my visitors loved it. People would come in and go directly to my walls, and conversations would start up. Even people that were usually not interested in art were attracted to it.
While one large artwork over a sofa might be asthetically pleasing, maybe my ideas of collecting and displaying art might be a lovely alternative for some.
This is some of my art as displayed in my apartment a few years back. A SFA (Small Format Art - search on SFA to discover more online) watercolor 5x7" of a Royal Doulton teacup with pink roses. There is an ACEO (2.5x3.5" - search on ACEO to discover more online) on top of the china cabinet, too. And a 12x36" acrylic on canvas of music artist "Sammy Blue" (google him to check his work), a friend of mine.
Original art is OOAK - only one of a kind. If you want to be unique, this is a wonderful way to go. Great works can be found online - I'm sure you can find some to fit YOUR budget.

Happy collecting and decorating. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Original ACEO (2.5x3.5") watercolor painting. Historic old Victorian house porch, entry doors.

"The Old Victorian" original ACEO watercolor (+ some ink). 2.5x3.5". Listed on eBay:

"I tend to get 'caught up in all the details' when doing my art. I deliberately chose a looser style with this, and love that I did. The house is lived in an historic with wonderful Victorian features. Shown in the 'lace' work on the door and side windows. A 'side' door to the house, but accented with a lovely garden and topped off with an American flag.
The garden is lit with sunlight, which in turn is reflected in the windows and door glass.

Although some of my brush strokes give fine details, I chose to add a little bit of ink work, particularly to emphasize the iron lace scroll work and to add character'. Some nice steps make this entry seem really inviting. I love old houses, and this one is a joy!"

Saturday, March 01, 2014

New ACEO watercolor painting. Cowgirl barrel racer - white horse.

Original ACEO watercolor painting 2.5x3.5" "I'm grinnin'. I'm winnin'." 

"Just the sheer exhilaration of barrel racing sets one's heart a'poundin'.
Whether this rider is grinning for the pure joy of it, or because she's winning, I don't know.
This is a winner for capturing the thrill of this ride! Yehaw!
Cowgirl up!"

Rodeo barrel racer on a white horse. By artistjillian © Jillian Crider.

On eBay: