Saturday, March 22, 2008

I'm back online!

I'm back online but, my computer is still running slower than I'd like. I probably need to spend some time deleting what I don't really need to see if that would help.

So, I spent way too much time on the phone with the cable company. I tried to tell them I thought I needed a new router. After more than a week of regular phone calls, they sent someone out. I was right. I needed a new router. Hopefully this will take care of things for a few months...I wish I could hope for a longer period of time...but, that is usually not the case.

I did make some decisions for my CMZ Art Etsy Shop though. I'm taking it back to the original direction I had for the shop when I first opened it.
I'm doing more prints...fewer manipulation...and I even added a few paintings for custom art. I selected a few paintings that I can do quickly so, turn around time on those pieces shouldn't be more than a few days to a most.

I don't have enough space to paint canvases that I can't move quickly. That is the main difference I have found between eBay and Etsy. About 90% or more of my original paintings sold right away on eBay, so I seldom had more than a couple of paintings sitting in my studio for more than a week at any one time. But, after four years of working this way, I was beginning to feel more like a 'painting factory' than an artist.
If I move the custom art quickly enough on Etsy, I will probably paint a few paintings that I can offer for immediate purchase.

The picture in this post is taken from one of my original paintings then, manipulated in photoshop to give it a completely different look! I really LOVE the outcome!!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A 'rerun' from my other blog...

I'm taking a break...
Actually, it's more of a working vacation. I'm currently having computer problems...most days I'm lucky to get 30 5 minute increments, online. My signal strength is usually very low...most signal at all.

It'll take about a week to get it back up and fully operational.In the meantime...I'll be working on getting some new pieces ready to go when I'm back up!

This is pretty much the same announcement as I put on my 'another painting blog' blog...actually it is the same. But, with the computer problems, I don't have a lot of time to think about what I want to say..I just need to 'say it' :) time:)

Sunday, March 9, 2008

I think this is a lovely piece

This is my newest print in my CMZart Etsy Shop. Currently it is a 5" x 7" print on 8.5 x 11" premium heavy cardstock paper.
I am thinking about making some blank greeting cards with this image and different words. Maybe a "missing you" --- "thinking of you" ---"love you"..... We'll see.
I'm very happy with the picture. I had seen something similar, so I decided to try to see what I could do with my own picture.
I think it came out quite lovely. I did have to do some enhancements to give it a 'softer' feel.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Chicken Noodle Soup

This is my newest piece in my CMZart Etsy Shop.

I really do like it!
It's only 9.99 plus shipping.
You can now purchase it directly from me by clicking the button below.

I've been working more in the different digital programs on my computer and

this is one of the pieces I completed. I especially like the childlike art work of

the piece, as I think it makes the piece just that much more charming.

This is another brand new, digital art print, that I have in the shop.
I love the saying,
"My Life Is My Message"
attributed to Ghandi.
Both pieces are very affordable as I decided to leave these pieces as Open Edition prints, rather than Limited Editions.
I'm working on several more of the digital art pieces,
some fine art...others whimsical and sweet!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Feeling 'under the weather'

There is a nasty flu bug running rampant....and I think I may have 'attracted' it. I just feel kind of 'yuck'.

My daughter in law came home sick with it I didn't have the grandbabies...a good thing for all of us. My son stayed home, to take care of his sick little I imagine he'll need caring for next.

I purchased some of those detox through your feet pads...Avon had them on sale, so I decided to try them. I then, forgot about them...again..the whole 'yuck' thing...but, my oldest daughter gave them a go. She swears she feels better after once use...but says, "they are so NASTY when you remove them"...maybe I'll give them a try. I need to feel better!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

I Opened The Doors..

..and let the air rush through.
My house has been shut up all winter long. Today it got up to 65 degrees and I just had to get rid of the 'stink'.
Now my allergies are going crazy but, at least my house smells fresher!