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1. CRADLE BEAR


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2. she's leaving home

 I really am awful at finishing a story off. This one has been going one for nearly six months and it still hasn't come to a conclusion. I can never deal with endings. I wonder what deep psychological scar I'm avoiding looking at? Hmmm. But, that's another post, another drawing, hey, another book!
So, when we last caught up with my bookbench, my girl, she was finished - all apart from a little colour that I added, and a few more doodles. Less is never more around here. Why stop when you can just keep on going and going? (Go Sober For October really is making me look at my addictive behaviour, it seems).
When I'd thrown as much colour and doodles at her, it needed to be finished with a coat of hardcore resin/varnish. That bit was done at 2am the night/morning before she was being picked up. It was meant to have been done four days before (I didn't realise that until 2am when I finally read the tin) but, shhhh, don't tell anyone. And, anyway, I couldn't have lived with the small of that resin for four days. I'd have been as high as a kite.
And then they came to take her away. After a rather undignified exit from my house which included a door being removed and a washing line being snapped - she just didn't want to leave - she was off.
 After dominating my living room for the past few months she suddenly looked so small. She looked tiny, out there, in the big wide world (car park). Aw.
 She was carefully and lovingly wrapped then bundled into the back of a van and off to find her new home in the big city. In the Big Smoke.
 Well, not quite. Because, yes, she did make her home in London, for the summer, but it was in a rather lovely, green, little churchyard in Greenwich. I even got to go and visit her.
 And, not just once, but twice. Yesterday, I went to say a final farewell, as all of the fifty bookbenches were gathered together in Gordon Square, London, before they go on auction and onto the next chapter of their lives. Lots of people came out to see them in all their glory, on a perfect autumn afternoon.
 And, so, that's it. This evening they will all be auctioned of to raise much needed funds for the National Literacy Trust.
 Unfortunately, I won't be able to make the auction, but I hope she goes to a good home. Bye Bye bookbench.
THE END
(or is it? Maybe, I'll get to visit her in her new home, where ever that may be)

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3. all thumbs...

is how I feel when I'm playing around with my computer, but now the elephant's on a shirt...

Magic, sigh.
 

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4. slow and steady....

slow and steady
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not only wins the race...but the heart of a beautiful, strawberry pink haired mermaid. :)

these two cuties were shipped off to new york this past monday and are ready to be welcomed into their new home in a baby girl's nursery.

{that pink hair...be still my heart. ;)}

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5. ~HaPpY WoRLd ElePhAnT DaY~

a crop of my painting "moonlight mavens"
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love,
me and maggie
xxx

{almost forgot. good thing i didn't. not quite sure maggie would have ever forgiven me. :(
whew!}

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6. this scarlet haired beauty....

"ribbons undone"
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has completely stolen my heart!

inspired my favorite musical maven, tori amos and her song entitled "ribbons undone"...hence the name of the painting.

i "heart" her. the painting...and tori. :)

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{ps and btw, there's a really cool shop i opened up recently at nuvango where my paintings are featured on lots of tech products from iPhone cases to skins for your laptop...even the beast of a 17" mac, like my own. think i need this beauty for my mac...}

oh, and the video for my inspiration is posted below. 
tori, tori tori....how i love you so!


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7. a pretty little bow....

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makes everything better. :)

wrapping up (no pun intended) the piece entitled, "ribbons undone". inspired by the song of the same name by my favorite woman ever, tori amos.

{probably no coincidence that this beauty above has scarlet hair...}

"ribbons undone"~pencil sketch
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8. a peek at this sweet face....

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on the easel this week!

i am currently working on a little scarlet haired beauty who i have fallen madly in love with. must be the red hair...or that's it's my ode to my favorite musical maven, the gorgeous and wickedly talented, ms. tori amos. i have MAD LOVE for this woman. always have. always will. 
http://instagram.com/toriamos
is it the red hair? the fellow piano player? the fact that we're both leos? it's all of the above and so much more! just adore her! *enter plug for the new cd, "unrepentant geraldines"*...http://toriamos.com/go/music/#. this wins my top spot for favorite tori cd. seriously. this replaces my beloved "scarlet's walk". but, not by much. ok, let me stop because i could go on and on and on about her and her music. speaking of....

the song, "ribbons undone" (written for her daughter and located on the 2005 release, "the beekeeper") was the inspiration for the painting on the easel this week. such a sweet song...


{p.s. and btw, you can't be a leo and NOT be awesome...and we should know ;)}

laying down layers of color...
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crimson colored lips...
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strands of scarlet...
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9. NEW WEBSITE...DONE!!!

screenshot of the new site

actually, i finished it four days ago and kind of forgot to promote it. my downfall/undoing....self-promotion. i truly am the WORST at it. and it's not because i don't believe in myself or my work, it's that feeling of not wanting to be pushy (for a lack of a better word). plus, my introverted personality doesn't do me any favors there. slowly, but surely, i will improve in that area. 

ok, back to the new site (and not my undoings-as there are a few...;))....

so, i decided to go with squarespace. i was previously hosted by intuit/homestead for the past few years but i felt like it was time for a change. and what a welcome change squarespace was/is. what wonderful customer service/assistance they have (available 24/7-and for insomniacs like myself who love to work late at night, well that right there, my friends, is priceless). also, i built the whole site in less than a week. for me, that's pretty awesome, as i do not like spending more time on my Mac than i have to. easel girl, right here (hence the fact that i don't paint digitally). 

i have only the best things to say about squarespace and would highly recommend them. oh, and their mobile site is another huge plus. didn't have that with intuit...and isn't everything *mobile* now?!

now that the site is DONE (yay me!) it's back to the easel. and let me tell you, i have had some serious painting withdrawal. *needed to sniff tubes of paint just to get through*. ;)

{ps and btw, in the process of adding some new shops/venues where my art can be bought. as i said, self-promo, my undoing.}

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10. moonlight mavens...

moonlight mavens
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the new *face* of the enchanted easel!

and...wait for it, wait for it....the new website is done too! I'm a girl on a mission! :)

so, now the back story for this painting (because isn't there always one.)...
well, i knew i wanted something different...something to represent the new style i seem to have evolved into with the start of 2014. i also knew i didn't want an easel in the image, knowing of course that this would be the new front page of the website. 

so...i had to include my stuffed elephant, maggie into the design because she is my partner is creative crime, after all. couple that with the fact that i am an insomniac and do my best work after midnight (don't all of us artists?!) and the fact that i'm obsessed with chris martin and the coldplay song "yellow" ("look at the stars, look how they shine for you....i drew a line, i drew a line for you and all the things you do, and it was all yellow") well, there it is. 

a little coldplay, a little insomnia, a little nicole and a little maggie, of course...and so "moonlight mavens" was born. from my head to the sketchbook to the finished painting.

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and because this song was such an inspiration to me....
it just doesn't get any better than this...or him.

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11. a peek at some teamwork...

a peek at "moonlight mavens"
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just a glimpse at the new *face* of the enchanted easel.  this business is my proverbial *baby*. I've built it all by myself and have done most of the legwork after not one, not two, but THREE cervical spine surgeries in the last four years. 'cause that's just how i roll. ;)

I've had the painting done for over a week but i'm doing my best to re-build a new website hosted by squarespace...which, by the way, i HIGHLY recommend. i didn't think such wonderful and cooperative corporations existed anymore. they are fantastic. it's just a matter of getting acquainted with the new site and how it works as well as adding watermarks and shrinking images for the web....mundane stuff like that. let's just say, i would rather be painting. but then again, what else is new?!

hoping to be done by the end of this coming week. if not sooner....*fingers crossed on that one* ;)

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12. don't we all paint the sky with stars when we can't sleep?!

"moonlight mavens"
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well, my little elephant, maggie and i surely do. ;)

"monnlight mavens", the new *face* of the enchanted easel. painting finished, scanned and ready to post.

next up? website re-do. (teeth grinding just typing that...)

{p.s. and btw, maggie is really real. sleep with her every single night.....for the last 14 years. :)}

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13. building layers on brunette tresses...

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{because browns can be beautiful too}


good thing i don't like chocolate because after working with this palette of delectable browns...well let's just say i prefer my reeses pieces...and black licorice. ;)

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14. i drew a line for you...

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and it was all YELLOW! 

{a peek at my next painting entitled "moonlight mavens". it will also double as my new homepage image on my website. always trying to re-invent myself....}

{and it kind of was inspired by favorite Coldplay song. kind of...;)}
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15. Some ideas come fully formed and some show up on the fly

I get a lot of ideas while I'm doing something else. Most come while I'm on a deadline, of course. This painting came to me in the shower fully formed with the caption already written.



Text reads: Once there was a girl who made a wish.

It took a couple of tries to get the girl right.

Close up of the moon. I used old books in English, Italian, Japanese, and Latin.

Now this one came as an idea about collaging fish scales, but a friend thought it was a mermaid. 
I rotated the canvass and decided she was right!


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16. meet Kiiro....

kiiro kokeshi
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ok, so guess what color Kiiro is in japanese...? (hint-it's the name of a very popular Coldplay song...and my favorite Coldplay song).

if you guessed YELLOW you are correct! ;)

Kiiro is the third kokeshi in my series of four. 
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up next, Aoi...

"look at the stars, look how they shine for you. and everything you do, yeah, they were all yellow."~chris martin


{best thing about this video...it's only him! :)}

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17. illustration friday~retro

nothing says "retro" like the 80s!

my piece entitled "the rainbow connection"...paying homage to one of my favorite dolls from the 80s...little miss rainbow brite and her beloved pony, starlight.

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18. Spring!

Busy with lots of lovely deadlines right now. Can't wait to show you what I'm working on, but it will have to wait. Here's a quick little sketch to hold you over. Happy Spring!

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19. all horses...

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should have rainbow colored manes. or so i think anyway....;)

snippets from my piece entitled "the rainbow connection"... my tribute to my favorite childhood doll, rainbow brite and her sweet horse, starlight.

oh i loved that doll! 




"the rainbow connection"
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20. A girl and her pig


A new sketch of a girl and her pig.

And here she is in color. Pencil sketch colorized in Photoshop.


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21. Green Circus







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22. "i drew a line for you....oh what a thing to do....

and it was all YELLOW."

...to quote my favorite Coldplay song. oh how i love me some Chris Martin. ok, that's a whole other post for another day....;) although i will say, hey Gwyneth, you never really deserved him anyway. ok, moving on....

painting lots of YELLOW this weekend....from blonde tresses to stars. lots and lots of YELLOW!


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23. the rainbow connection

finally got around to scanning this little beauty....my homage to my FAVORITE childhood doll, Rainbow Brite. along with her BFF, Starlight, of course. ;)

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24. Rainy Day Walk by Sharon Vargo



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25. new series....

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in the making.

i am crazy in love with all things japanese...from the culture to the food to the super cute art such as the company sanrio (hello kitty) and anime. oh, and let's not forget my obsession with cherry blossoms and the absolutely breathtakingly beautiful sakura trees. i mean even my fragrance is japanese cherry blossoms. as i said, obsessed. really need to go to japan once day...

anyhoo, i've been wanting to do a little series of kokeshi dolls for quite a while and i had these thumbnails drawn up since this past november. how tight do i work?! gosh, i could probably save myself the drawing step in between and just sketch these right onto the canvas, using these thumbnails as my guide. but....i'm too OCD for that (and love drawing just as much as painting) so i'm going to whip out 4 8x8 sketches and then transfer them to the canvas.

can not wait to paint these! :)

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a peek at little sakura {big surprise with the name}...

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