Sunday, September 16, 2012

Happy Fall!




Hello friends, did you think I fell off the face of the earth? Well it sure felt like it! I took a bit of time away from my blog over the last few months. I don't do much art over the summer, as the weather beckons me outside. This year was super busy, we went to  Greece, where I enjoyed the sunshine and beach for a couple of weeks, then once home, I had to look after my parents' garden and dog for 6 weeks while they enjoyed a nice vacation too. The weather gods kept me busy, they thought it would be fun to give us a drought, which meant frequent watering, and of course, the dog can't miss his walkies!

As well, I've been in kind of an art funk. Haven't felt like creating anything for months, once again my muse decided to vanish without warning....however, I'm feeling in the mood again, and the last week, created 2 new mixed media paintings, the witch you see above (sold), and the angel below. As much as I love summer, I'm always happy to see the weather turn cooler, because it means more time indoors, and this is when I'm at my best. 

To welcome fall, I decided just yesterday, to put everything in my Etsy store 20% off. It's a good time to do a little clearing out, and making way for new art. If you are interested in anything, please use the coupon code 'Pink20' at checkout, and it will automatically take off your discount.

This has been a year of technical difficulties as well. My crappy printer decided it will no longer print black - which means I can't add new prints to my shop, and now my computer won't recognize my camera stick, so I can't take photos of my art to upload to my computer. How frustrating! Looks like I will be buying a new printer soon. I'd be happy to hear some suggestions...I'm leaning towards an Epson, but haven't done any homework yet.

That's it for now, don't want to bore you with a novel. I look forward to getting caught up on my blog reading. One of my joys for the fall and winter is to make a nice cup of coffee, sit down and read my favorite blogs. Hope you all are doing well, I missed you all! 







13 comments:

Deborah said...

I am just coming back myself...my last post was in Feb. of this year...nice to see you again!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I was pretty sure you were a gonner! Thanks goodness you are back and sparkling ;-)

Micki Wilde said...

So good to see you back in blogland Betty!!
Love your paintings especially the witchy girl!!

Fotf said...

Good to have you back, although i myself have been a bit absent on the blog front. Love your new work too :)

SueAnn Lommler said...

I too enjoy the coming of fall!! But it also means winter is soon to make an appearance. Sigh! Not looking forward to that!
Hugs
SUeAnn

Maggie said...

Yay, you're back! Welcome! I missed your posts. Love your two new paintings, especially your little witch! I'm not surprised she's already sold.
I love fall, it is my favorite season of all.

Cameron said...

I knew you'd be back....eventually...haha!
You've been missed!

I saw your new girls in your Etsy store and smiled....so glad you are creating again!!

Kathleen said...

Welcome back! Hope your sale goes very well! I had an Epson for a while. It printed very well as long as I used it all the time. I went on a vacation and after two weeks I never could get it to work right again. I have a Canon now, and it works great =)

Rosemary said...

Happy Fall to you ......She is adorable.

Pam of alwaysartistic said...

Betty, glad to have you back. So glad your muse came back too :)
Good luck with your sale... Love your witch! And your angel is beautiful too!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Both of these pieces are SO lovely! I shared the witch on Pinterest - I loved her so much. Congrats on the sale!!! It's great to hear from you again. :)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Both of these pieces are SO lovely! I shared the witch on Pinterest - I loved her so much. Congrats on the sale!!! It's great to hear from you again. :)

Mina said...

What a wonderful summer you have had! You know I am in love with this little witch. Warmest hugs sweetie.