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Posted by popwheel on July 17, 2008

Some mornings my favorite invention is the “brew delay” alarm clock feature on my coffee pot.  That way when I stumble out into the kitchen all bleary-eyed, I can grope around in the cabinet for a mug and pour myself some of the magic elixir quickly.  I can’t handle tasks that require any amount of dexterity—like trying to separate out just one coffee filter from the stack.  Now if I can only remember to set it up the night before!!!

Here are a few of my latest paintings currently available in my shop:

Gray Poppies on Pink -- Original Watercolor 8x10

Gray Poppies on Pink — Original Watercolor Painting 8×10″

Cold Dead Flowers — Original Watercolor Painting 8×10″

Underwater Flowers — Original Watercolor Painting 4×6″

Underwater Flowers — Original Watercolor Painting 4×6″


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July Summer Sale-abration!

Posted by popwheel on July 9, 2008

The Ringmaster has informed me that it’s time for a sale just for all of my loyal blog readers. Receive 10% off your next purchase (excluding shipping fees). Offer ends July 31st, 2008. So hurry on over to my Etsy shop and take a peek. To receive the discount, you must pay with Paypal. Enter Coupon Code BLOGJULY08 in the “Message to Seller” box when you checkout. Then pay with Paypal and I will refund you the 10% (excluding shipping fees, of course) through the Paypal system (this should make for a quicker and smoother transaction).

Here are just a few of my latest paintings:

Pink Flowers, White Flowers -- Original Watercolor ACEO

Pink Flowers, White Flowers -- Original Watercolor ACEO

Red and Pink Zinnias -- Original Watercolor 4x6"

Red and Pink Zinnias -- Original Watercolor 4x6"

Red Flowers -- Original Watercolor Painting 8x10"

Red Flowers -- Original Watercolor Painting 8x10"

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Loitering in the Tubes

Posted by popwheel on June 12, 2008

Last night I was doing a bit of online “research”. You know the type where you start off with every intention of investigating a topic or just checking your email and before you know it you’re hip-deep in Celebrity Gossip and your eyes are so dry that you can hear yourself blink. Take a peek at this site the next time you are “checking your email”. This artist, who calls herself “14”, posts satirical commentary along with her own original artwork on Gallery of the Absurd. Her illustrations are really quite lovely and some available to purchase:

Enough with the dirt! Here’s some recent additions to my shop:

Foggy-Day Flowers — Original Watercolor ACEO/ATC

I really like the background of this little painting–yellow and gray is surprisingly soothing to me.

I also created an ACEO of this little Raven.  He looks ready to steal shiny metal objects.

Thieving Raven — Original Watercolor ACEO/ATC

Red Flowers — Original Watercolor 8×10″

I love how the red flowers really seem to pop off the white of the paper on this painting.

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Hooray For June!

Posted by popwheel on June 5, 2008

You would hardly know it’s almost Summer here in Portland–it was drizzly and gray again today (which I love!). I’m happy it’s June because my daughter (Pink Ninja Girl) will be out of school in just a week. My mom is planning a trip with my younger niece to visit the baby. They’ll be able to stay for longer than an overnight trip this time. I’m hoping we’ll be able to go and stay at my parents’ house several times this Summer as well.

Oscar is about 4 months old now! He’s developing well and finally…FINALLY giggling. I know it’s right on schedule and all but I’ve been anxiously awaiting this milestone. It’s my favorite time! There really is nothing quite like baby smiles and giggles.

I’m pretty sure that I’m experiencing something that a lot of other new SAHMs deal with–it’s like a form of culture clash. If you had told me a year ago that I would use the phrase, “So we were watching Baby Einstein today…” in a sentence, I would have thought you were nuts. Life just keeps changing! However, I draw the line at Barney.

Over the weekend I got the urge for homemade scones. I served them with freshly brewed coffee and blackberry jam. Yummy!

Scones and Coffee

I have listed a new print in my shop. This is an 8×10″ print of my original watercolor illustration featuring a trio of dandelion flowers against a vibrant pink background. I really like the texture in the pinks:

Pink Dandelions

… and here’s what it looks like framed …

Framed Print

PinkDandelions — 8×10″ Print of Watercolor Painting

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Baby Party Hat???

Posted by popwheel on May 4, 2008

What fun it is to have a baby boy! I never realized that changing their diapers could be such a risky endeavor (baby sprinkler!). I’m learning something new every day. We put up these monkeys as targets on the wall over his changing table. He gets 10 points for the bottom monkey, 20 points for the middle, 50 points for the top monkey…but if he hits mom or dad, he gets 100 bonus points! He’s definitely winning this game!

Today Oscar decided to wear his new Pee-Pee Teepee as a Party hat:

After the party Oscar and Johnny Cash decided to take a nap together:

Here is a new watercolor I recently put in my shop. It has a polka-dotted background with stylized red flowers over it. I just love the way that the red flowers in this painting are translucent enough so that you can still see the dots underneath them. That’s one of the most beautiful aspects of watercolors and why I choose to paint with them. I also love to paint with a vivid color pallet and graphical design:

Polka Dot Flowers — Original Watercolor 4×6″

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Poppy Fire

Posted by popwheel on November 4, 2007

Just a quick post to show what I have listed recently in my shop

This one I love!  It’s already sold:

Poppy Fire — Original Watercolor


Dressmaker’s Form — Original Watercolor



Lightbulb Cards

The Metamorphosis

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