Friday, July 13, 2018

Paint Party Friday 7/13

Hi Everyone!

I have been so busy that I totally forgot about Paint Party Friday. EEEKKKK..... I have been painting, leather sculpting, and getting paper mache pieces made. Today though I will show you finished worked. First is the finished leather piece for my exhibit. I sold one last week and had to get this one ready for show. The white feather shawl is amazing in person. Then I did another chain pull painting. I have also been selling these so want to keep some on hand. Plus they are just so much fun to make. 
A big thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting PPF.  Now I want to talk about Etsy for a minute. So many shops have and are closing because of all of the horrible changes. I closed my beadwright etsy store over a year ago. I strictly sell of my beadwright.com website. Then I found out that etsy bought Dawanda and all of the sellers there will be transferred over to etsy. Ohhh and by the way etsy just raised their fees by another 43%. If you are closing your etsy shop let me know so I can help advertise for you..... for free through my beadwright newsletter.




Have a great weekend!
 
Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Paint Party Friday 7/6

Hi Everyone!
It has been a fun and busy week for me.  I painted the walls and cabinets in my bathroom. I still have to do the countertop.  It will be some artsy project I have in mind. Then I just had to play with the pulled chain technique again. It is so much fun. I look forward to seeing what all of you have created this week. Thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday








Have a great weekend!

Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

More fun art

Hi Everyone!

I love it when I find some type of art that is fun and messy and ends up being really pretty. This is not my idea but I am trying to make it my own. This week of PPF I will explain how I do this process. Again it is so much fun. Here are today's pieces



Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Just have art fun

Hi Everyone!

I am just have art fun with this painting. I look forward to creating  a larger canvas with this technique. Are you having fun with an art project? Let me know. 



Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Paint Party Friday 6/29

Hi Everyone!

I have missed a few weeks due to traveling. Not for fun, rather taking hubby to doctors apts.  I have a few pieces to show this week and I am happy with both of them. First a big thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday and to all the artists who show up to show off their art. 

I had this leather piece made up for a few weeks and finally finished it up yesterday. This was so much fun to make and there is another one ready to decorate on my art table.




Today I got up at 4AM. I really do love early morning days. I have accomplished a lot including this piece. It was nice to get into the paints.
Wishing everyone a great weekend.

Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

PPF June 15

Hi Everyone!
My week flew by and so not much art done at all. I did make this cigar box for my Son for Father's Day. The box is beautifully constructed with very nice wood, however I painted it and then decorated it.  I am so hoping he likes it.
So what did you do this week? I really want to know.






Linking up with Paint Party Friday hosted by Eva and Kristen.
Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Bead Sets

Hi Everyone!

Getting home from VA. had made me very busy. Getting a yard sale ready, and adding items to my beadwright.com is all time consuming. It is getting done though. Lots of new bead sets and here are just a few.  Come see all the new items at www.beadwright.com 
For my beady and multimedia art friends.






Nicole/DVArtist
 Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

I am home and it's Paint Party Friday

Hi Everyone!
I have been home a week or so from my trip to VA. I had the best time with my daughter and her husband. We spent two days visiting DC. It was fabulous! Seeing the White House for the first time is quite humbling. What I really loved is that most everything there was free. The zoo, museums, art galleries and much more. Eating out was not that expensive either. DC is exciting with lots of energy. VA is a busy place too. I did like that EVERYTHING is so convenient. I could have stayed longer but will definitely go back before this tour of duty is over for them.  Not much art work done. I am a private artist. Meaning I don't like people watching me create. So while in the SF airport I began to draw. I was sitting off by myself and before I knew it 3 people were watching me and asking me questions. Uuhhh did I invite you into my space? They were nice but it is like interrupting someone that is reading a book. LOL  So to say the least this is not my 
best but it is what I have this week. 
Big thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday


This is a sculpted leather woman in progress. I will get her finished this week. She is a birthday gift for my neighbor.  
 
We were so fortunate to go to the Renwick art gallery in DC. The entire gallery featured artists from and about Burning Man. We were in awe of the art.
It was quite dark so photos are not as good as they could be.
This was overhead as we walked up the stairs
 As you walk in she greeted you. She is all wire with an amazing steal armature.






Last but not least, a person that is into the macabre as I am could not pass up seeing the steps from the movie "The Exorcist" Ya know the steps that Father Karras fell down.
 That's it for now. I will post more photos later on.


Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Hi Everyone!

I am home from my trip to VA and DC. What a wonderful part of our US country. I had a wonderful time with my daughter and SIL and was able to help them with the move they made from NC to VA. Seeing the White House for the first time stirs up powerful emotions.  DC is a busy and fun place to be. We road the metro, first time for all of us, went to the Renwick art gallery, and the Zoo. Embassy row was pretty amazing as well. I can't wait to go back. 



Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

PPF I'll be gone for awhile

Hi Everyone!

Here it is the second  week of May already. Next week I am leaving on a trip to visit my daughter and her husband. My SIL has just been promoted to Master Sgt in the US Marines and has been stationed to VA. Yep I  am going to VA.  So this will be the last post on PPF until I return in June.  Flying is not a good thing for me so my doctor has prescribed some meds for me to make the trip a bit easier. I really don't like flying alone but I will make an adventure of it.  Have you ever been to VA? If so where about? I would like to know. Or maybe you live there.
A big thanks to Eva and Krista for hosing Paint Party Friday.

Not much art this week but here are a few pieces.

This is a quick draw I think maybe 15 minutes

  Sculpted leather over and armature doll body

I love no face dolls

 Here hair is awesome!

See ya all when I return
Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Paint Partry Friday 5/3

Hi Everyone!

Wow I just about missed PPF. I have been so busy this week that my days have passed me by. All of the art I have are WIP and no photos. It has been dark and overcast so not good for photos. I drew this in the last 30 minutes to have something for PPF. Yikes!!!
My days are full and very busy.  I am working on 6 leather projects all at the same time. Most everything is dry and I will airbrush tomorrow and try to get some embellishments on. 
What have you been doing? Leave me a comment about your week.

Here is the quick draw for tonight. 
 Ohhh this one I did last week. I took this photo then worked on the face some more. When I went to take the final photo I dropped my camera on the drawing and put a fold in the paper. So this is kind of funky.

Let me see what else I can find to show.
Oh here are two leather pieces I have not shown yet. 
OK I am doing better than I thought. LOL

 
Thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday.
 
Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Photos with new camera

Hi Everyone!
It feels like my life is on high speed and I am loving every minute of it. This is the first time I have felt this good in over 22 years. So I am taking full advantage of it. At the beginning of the year I was gifted a beautiful new camera. I joined the camera club and am so happy I did. I have learned so much from these wonderful photographers. I have been getting use to the new camera and learning just what constitutes a good photo. I still have a lot to learn but at the last meeting got an applause and a pat on the back for showing a good photo. The encouragement there is pretty amazing. So here are a few photos I have taken recently.
Hope you enjoy.

An overcast day of a Hosta in my back yard. 
 

Spider web over a bucket 

 Another shot of that sweet cow

The next two photos were taken at the airplane and space museum
Not conducive to great photography but I had to get this shot.

This is the Spruce Goose. It is gigantic.


Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.