Monday, July 18, 2016

Custom Fashion Illustration For Your Blog, Log, Header or Business Cards!

I'm offering a new item in my Etsy Shop.  If you are a blogger or a business owner, or if you are just looking for the perfect gift for the most stylish girl you know, this Custom Fashion Illustration Portrait Package is the perfect thing for you!

This illustration is in watercolor with a little colored pencil for a final touch.

This photo and painting is of the incredibly stylish fashion blogger, Amber over at  I truly envy her wardrobe!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Midnight Lace Dolce & Gabbana Inspired Fashion Illustration

This watercolor fashion illustration was inspired by a Dolce & Gabbana dress.  I added the little red heart purse for fun.  I liked the way the waist is sort of like a corset and the 1950's flare to the skirt really adds a vintage feel to this dress.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Turquoise Glitter And Gold Sparkly Shoe Greeting Cards

Add a little glitter and gold paint to make a hand-painted card for a friend really sparkle!

On this piece I used FolkArt Metallic Inca Gold Acrylic Paint. It's a fresh "happy" kind of gold.

After I painted the image on the greeting card, I used a craft brush to paint on some Martha Stewart Glittering Glue in the area where I want the glitter.  Then before it dries completely, I sprinkle a little Recollections Glitter.  Shake off the excess, and there you have it!  Of course, expect to be sparkly yourself for the next couple of days.  It is hard to control glitter, it just gets everywhere!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Pink Gingham Fashion Illustration Print

Just in time for summer, a pretty pink gingham dress!  This was the first time I used my new Angled Sapphire 3/8" Robert Simmons Watercolor Brush.  I always use round brushes.  But I really liked using this angled brush.  It covered a lot of area in a short amount of time.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Cutest Little Camera Bag Disguised As a Bowling Bag/Purse!

I finally broke down and bought a real camera (Canon EOS Rebel T5).  Well, as real as I can get on my budget.  What a difference!  I'm very happy with it.  However, it is bulkier then the little point and shoot that I previously had.  I suddenly realized, I need a camera bag.  I started looking around for one and was a little sad at the prospect of a bulky and unstylish camera bag.

Then I came across a photo of this cute Red Camera bag that looked like a bowling bag/handbag!  So excited!! Unfortunately I couldn't get my hands on it.  As far as I could tell, it is only sold in England and no longer shipping to the U.S.

Acme Made The Bowler DSLR Camera Handbag

Although I wasn't able to purchase this really fun Acme bag, I did find something similar.  It still has the bowling bag shape and can also pass as a handbag.  It comes in a couple of different colors; white with black handles, red with black handles, and black with black handles.

Fujifilm 2011 Bowler Bag For Camera

This Fujifilm Bowler bag is sold on Amazon for between $26.65 - $17.95.  And although it is listed as a Dark Blue, mine seems more black then blue.  And it came with a white shoulder strap.  Great deal, huh?

The bag is small, but there is plenty of room for my camera, the charger, cord and manual.  Or you could use that extra space for your phone and wallet or an extra lens.  There are two outside pockets with velcro to store keys etc. in.  The divider is on velcro so you can adjust it.

Friday, June 24, 2016

From A Simple Sketch To Printed Artwork

The little doodle that started it all!  Most of my paintings start out as a little doodle.  The challenge is to keep that spontaneity and translate it into the final painting.

Working on the “P.S. I Love You” artwork.  When hand lettering, it sometimes takes a couple of tries to get it just the way I want it.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

What Red Lipstick Is Marvel's Agent Carter Wearing?

I was so excited when I heard that ABC was releasing the show "Marvel's Agent Carter".  Actress Hayley Atwell reprises her character, Agent Peggy Carter, from the films "Captain America: The First Avenger" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier".  After watching the first Captain America film, I wondered what happened to Peggy Carter.  I thought she was such a strong and intelligent character, but was left back in time, when Captain America woke up in the future.  Well, now we get to find out with this TV series.  I just love stories taking place in the 1940's, one of my favorite eras.

The series picks up after WWII is over.  All the men have come home, and now Peggy Carter is being treated more like a secretary than a secret agent.  Unbeknownst to her coworkers, she is being sent on secret missions by Howard Stark (Iron Man's dad).  And of course she looks fabulously stylish while doing all this!

So what is that perfect shade of matte red lipstick that Peggy Carter is wearing?

And now you know where to get that perfect 1940's red lipstick.  Isn't the packaging so cute?  Bésame recreates modern versions of classic luxury makeup.

Watch "Marvel's Agent Carter" on ABC Tuesday nights.  Catch up on all episodes on Hulu.