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1. so, these arrived the other day...

well done, Society6. well done.

you know, it's always such a rush to see my finished paintings on products such as tote bags, wall clocks, tech cases, etc. really. it never gets old. to say it's rewarding is well, an understatement. NOTHING makes me happier than painting/drawing. COUNTLESS hours go into building up a painting....from the initial sketching process to the layers of prep work for the canvas and then the of course adding the COLOR with layers of acrylic. every single brush stroke is a joy to make. then, to see it all done is overwhelming. (i must confess, i cry sometimes when i finish a painting...there's just SO much emotion and passion that i put into each and every single one. finishing one is definitely bittersweet...whether it's a commission or just one that i've painted that will sit in my studio until it sells one day). so back to Society6 and the A-MAZ-ING printing job they do....

the above pic shows the tote bag (sized at 16x16) and the really awesome "carry all pouch" (as they call it-available in THREE sizes-this is the medium). love love love how these turned out. so true to the original painting (which is FOR SALE-contact me if interested)...just lovely.

also ordered a few mugs for Mother's Days gifts that impressed me as well (pic coming soon). they have everything from wall clocks to throw pillows to duvet covers to stationary cards. click on over here to the homepage and check out some other really great artists and their products. you won't be disappointed.

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2. Bicycle girls with pony tail- Business Card Sculpture

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3. BIG SALE!!!


added some new items to my S6 shop and what a great day to do so! BIG SALE! 15% off EVERYTHING and wait for it, wait for it...FREE SHIPPING too!
now THAT surely makes for a happy monday! :)

*sale ends at midnight tonight (PST)

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4. "sweet serenity"....

"sweet serenity"
9x12 acrylic on canvas
©the enchanted easel 2016
the name of this little beauty.

inspired by pantone's "GORGOIS" (as my FAVORITE make up artist, Mally Roncal would say-please, that's a whole different blog post....LOVE that woman...i digress!) palette of 2016, featuring the colors, rose quartz and serenity (hence her name)...and my favorite, lilac grey (ironic, considering i am not a big lover of anything purple).

i'm kind of loving little miss serenity right now and i will be featuring her on some great products in my Society 6 shop a little later in the week. until then....

PRINTS are available in my etsy shop and...the ORIGINAL PAINTING IS FOR SALE. contact me here or message me here if interested.

{below are some parts of the painting...}




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5. FOREVER FR-HENS :)







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6. Childhood






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7. FINALLY....

got around to curating my first little treasury on etsy late last night (yay me!)....inspired by one of my favorite flowers (and recent paintings), the delicate and graceful snowdrop.

click on over and take a look at the exquisite handmade items i found in my search. they are simply stunning in their own right.

silence of the snowdrops
8x10 acrylic oncanvas
©the enchanted easel 2016
the other inspiration for this lovely treasury, my painting entitled "silence of the snowdrops". prints here and other goodies here.

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8. the making of "silence of the snowdrops"...step by step!

i thought it would be interetsing and fun to take a look into the creative process of my paintings...from thumbnail to sketch to paint palette(s) to the finsihed piece. i know i absolutely geek out looking at other artists WIPs so i thought i'd create a new album after each painting of the step by step process i use (and have used for YEARS) and share it with everyone. i work traditonally...pencil, paper, paint, canvas. i have much respect for the digital artists of the world yet for me, the passion and love will ALWAYS be in the traditonal tube of paint. old school...and proud. 

for a look at the full album and step by step instructions, please click on over to my Facebook page...and perhaps give it a "like", if you would be so kind! :)

PRINTS of this beauty here. ORIGINAL PAINTING is AVAILABLE. contact me, if interested. 

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9. first painting of 2016...done!

silence of the snowdrops
8x10 acrylic on canvas
©the enchanted easel 2016
winter, my favorite season. meet Eyra...."silence of the snowdrops".

this is my most favorite painting i have ever done. i am a winter lover through and through and nothing will ever change that. snow, icicles, cold air, snowdrops....i love all of it. tried a softer color palette for this piece to (hopefully) convey that frosty feel that winter brings and i also tried a bit of a new technique (which i am currently obsessing over)...

MULTIPLE coats of gesso on an already pre-primed canvas. i. am. smitten. i wanted something smoother, something that didn't *eat* the paint like the very lightly pre-primed canvas did. i tossed around painting on wood but then didn't want to have to go down the road of heavy shipping rates being that the wood is considerably heavier than canvas. plus, i love canvas....painted on it since i was a little girl when i got my hands on my first paintbrush so i kind of have a sentimental attachment to it (big surprise, what am i NOT sentimentally attached to?!). anyhoo...i have found that 6 coats (yes, 6) got me the texture (or lack of) that i was seeking. applied in alternate directions (one app-vertical, next app-horizontal...and so forth) with LIGHT sanding in between...paint applied like a dream. time to start buying gesso in buckets...:)

beautiful little Eyra is for sale as a PRINT here  with other novelties featuring this lovely here.

see, winter can be beautiful...:)

*ORIGNAL PAINTING IS FOR SALE. EMAIL ME HERE IF INTERESTED.

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10. Merry Christmas!

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11. DECEMBER DISCOUNT DAYS...DAY 22!



so, today is officially WINTER!!! well, i am ecstatic about that as it is and always will be my favorite season. however, i may have a bone or two to pick with Mr. December. this month has been more like spring than any December i can remember....and that bums me out. hopefully, at some point. Jack Frost will decide to pay me a visit. i miss him.

on a happier note....today is officially the first day of WINTER!!! and this beauty is today's FEATURED DRAWING! the lovely and pristine, Crystal.

{on a side note, i'm wearing RAIN boots to the post office today instead of SNOW boots. can i just say how wrong that is?! :( }

***last year on this day, i was snapping pics with Jack Frost....my forever love.***


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12. DECEMBER DISCOUNT DAYS...DAY 18!

hard to believe we are already 18 days into December....and it's not feeling one teeny tiny little bit like winter here on the east coast (very upset about this). on that note, today's FEATURED ORIGINAL DRAWING has more of a spring vibe to her (fitting for 65 degrees...in December). beautiful little Blossom is 40% off today.

{thinking winter thoughts....:)}

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13. DECEMBER DISCOUNT DAYS...DAY 14!

this fourteenth day of December features a playfully smirky little beauty named Flora....40% off this ORIGINAL DRAWING!

{flowers in December? why yes. here in PA we have yet to see a temperature dip past 60 degrees. and i am not happy about that...WHERE'S MY SNOW?! :( }

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14. DECEMBER DISCOUNT DAYS...DAY 10!

today's FEATURED PRINT is...30% off "moonlight mavens" (a.k.a. the *face* of the enchanted easel). 

{based on a true story....;)}

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15. my heart....

those who know me know that i am a sucker for little kids. healthy ones, sick ones, underprivileged ones....all little kids. perhaps it comes from spending 16 years of my life as a preschool teacher, which is much more than just "teaching"...it's an almost maternal-like *job* (and i use the word "job" very loosely-as it never was anything of the sort for me).

ok, before i get too sappy here (happens with stories like this), if you could please take a moment and send this precious little angel a Christmas card, i have a feeling it would make the entire rest of her year! and please, feel free to share this link with everyone you know. the more, the merrier! :)


{one of the joys of painting for children....hope she loves them!}

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16. DECEMBER DISCOUNT DAYS...DAY 9!


40% off day 9's FEATURED ORIGINAL DRAWING....the happy little Glacia.

{proof indeed that winter is wonderful! :)}

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17. DECEMBER DISCOUNT DAYS...DAY 5!

on this 5th day of December, the lovely Camellia is today's FEATURED PIECE.

an ORIGINAL DRAWING listed at 40% off....for ONE DAY ONLY.

{happy Saturday, everyone!}

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18. DECEMBER DISCOUNT DAYS....DAY 4!

todays' FEATURED DISCOUNT PRINT is....this icon!

30% off ALL DAY. TODAY ONLY.

{hello kitty. loved her then. love her now.}

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19. throwback...

"moonlight mavens"
11x14 acrylic on canvas
to one year ago yesterday...and this painting, "moonlight mavens".

hard to believe this piece (and the newly designed website, by me) are exactly one year old! how do i know this? it was website renewal fee day yesterday (squarespace is awesome, by the way)....and, i have a memory like an elephant. ;)

here's the story behind this painting as well as a bit more about me (in case you didn't already know)...

{and, just because it's throwback thursday, well i thought i'd share a picture of a very small Nicole with lots of dreams behind those big brown eyes of being the bestest children's artist she could be! :)}

a little Nicole...circa. 1975/76

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20. असुरक्षित महिलाएं

असुरक्षित महिलाएं

cartoon by monica gupta good days

 

असुरक्षित महिलाएं

दिल्ली में  भरे बाजार सरे आम एक लडकी को चाकू से जान से मार दिया जाता है . लेकिन मुद्दा उठाया गया दो दिन बाद … शायद इसलिए कि मीडिया ने मुद्दा उठाया. वही राजनीति होनी शुरु हो गई. सभी पार्टियां एक दूसरे पर आरोप प्रत्यारोप लगा रही हैं और तो और आपस मे ही लड भिड रही हैं … जिसे देख कर शर्म से सिर झुका जा रहा है.

मीनाक्षी हत्याकांड मामले में दिल्ली सरकार ने दो दिन में पुलिस से रिपोर्ट मांगी है। ये रिपोर्ट पांच 19 साल की इस युवती की की शुक्रवार को चाकूओं से गोद कर सरेआम हत्या कर दी गई थी।

मामले में दिल्ली के गृह विभाग के मंत्री सत्येंद्र जैन ने पुलिस आयुक्त बी.एस. बस्सी को पत्र लिखा है और मामले में दो रिपोर्ट रिपोर्ट करने के आदेश दिए हैं। उधर देर शाम मुख्यमंत्री अरविंद केजरीवाल व उप मुख्यमंत्री मनीष सिसोदिया ने पीडि़त परिवार से मुलाकात की।

पुलिस आयुक्त को लिखे पत्र में बताया है कि परिवार ने आरोपी जय प्रकाश पर इस मामले में 2013 से परेशान करने बात कही है और इस वजह से वजह खुद को प्रताडि़त महसूस कर रही थी। इसके बाद भी पुलिस द्वारा कोई मामला दर्ज नहीं किया गया है। पुलिस आयुक्त का कहा गया है कि यदि कोई ऐसा अपराध सामने आता है तो उस संबंध में तत्काल कदम उठाने की जरुरत है लेकिन इस मामले में ऐसी पहल नहीं की गई। इसलिए पूरे मामले में पांच बिदुंओं पर विस्तृत जांच करने की आवश्यकता है।

Stalker stabs girl to death in central Delhi market 427254

उसकी गलती इतनी थी कि पहली बार छेड़छाड़ करने के आरोप में वह उठ खड़ी हुई थी और उसने पुलिस में शिकायत की थी। मीनाक्षी ने आरोप लगाया था कि मां की शह पर दोनों भाई उससे छेड़खानी करते हैं। इसके बाद पुलिस ने मां-बेटों को हिरासत में लिया था।

इसी का बदला लेने के लिए तीनों ने मीनाक्षी को बीच राह रोककर चाकू से हमला कर दिया। दोनों भाइयों ने लड़की पर चाकू से 35 बार वार किया। बेटी को बचाने आई मां पर भी आरोपियों ने चाकू से हमला किया। हत्या के आरोप में जयप्रकाश उर्फ सन्नी को गिरफ्तार कर लिया गया है।

प्रत्‍यक्षदर्शियों ने बताया कि ईलू और उसकी मां ने मीनाक्षी के बाल पकड़ते हुए उसकी कलाई मोड़ दी। इससे पहले कि पड़ोसी बीच-बचाव कर पाते सन्‍नी ने मीनाक्षी पर चाकुओं से हमला कर दिया। पुलिस ने बताया कि गुरुवार शाम 7.45 बजे एक लड़की और उसकी मां पर चाकू से हमले की जानकारी मिली थी।

मौके पर पहुंचने पर पता चला‍ कि लड़की और उसकी मां को राम मनोहर लोहिया अस्पताल में भर्ती कराया गया है। लड़की बेहोशी की हालत में थी, इसके चलते उसके बयान नहीं हो सके। बाद में गुरुवार देर रात ही लड़की की इलाज के दौरान मौत हो गई। इस मामले में पुलिस ने आरोपियों के खिलाफ आईपीसी की धारा 302 और 324 के तहत मामला दर्ज किया। Read more…

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21. "Horse Love" by Linda T Snider-Ward, Louisiana artist

Horse Love is painted from my reference photos after attending a horse show nearby. This sweet little girl seemed to have such a connection with her horse. The painting turned out a bit too sweet, but I enjoyed painting it. More of my artwork can be seen on my website and my Etsy shop

If you're a watercolorist or just someone who likes dappling in watercolor, and you would like to join this site and share your work, send me a link to your blog or website in a comment, and I'll add you to the site.

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22. a bit of a little fire starter....

©the enchanted easel 2015

©the enchanted easel 2015
on the easel this week and most likely next week as well!

{kind of loving this little beauty....:)}
©the enchanted easel 2015
©the enchanted easel 2015

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23. LOVE IS….

Un altro assaggino :D

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24. illustration friday~whimsical

moonlight mavens
11x14 acrylic on canvas
©the enchanted easel 2014
truly this week's IF theme was created just for me....and little maggie. ;) two little insomniac BFFs painting themselves a whimsical night sky. ' cause while the rest of the world sleeps, we paint. :)

{throwing back to last july 2014 for this one...my website's home page image and the *face* of the enchanted easel. a bit more about this painting here....}


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25. DECEMBER DISCOUNT DAYS....DAY 3!

ok, so i love me a pink haired mermaid. enough said!

{today's FEATURED PRINT is this beauty...cute little turtle included.}

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