Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Halloween Rats and TV complaints

I am starting on my Halloween ratties, one is happy with his pumpkin basket and the other just loves his turkey costume. I will have fun the next couple of weeks deciding how to dress them.

I am so not ready for the new shows to be starting. I am peeved that they took 'Without a Trace' off the air so I am boycotting Tuesday TV. NCIS is ok but why did they make another one in LA when they could have kept 'Without a Trace'? And then sticking another new show in it's 10:00 slot, I don't care if Mr Big is in it or not, I won't watch.

They always seem to get rid of the shows I like so I try not to get too attached. First they get me hooked on 'Vanished' and 'The Nine', they just pull them off the air with no ending show of what happened. And I really liked Everwood, and that was pulled too even though it had better ratings than some garbage they kept on. Arrghh. The good news is I won't be a slave to the TV this season.

I am hesitant to name my favorite shows for fear they will pull them off the air too. (Yeah, like the network execs hang on my every word, haha)

Oh well, maybe I will have some rats protesting about my TV shows. In the meantime I will go back to my book, 'The Neighbor' by Lisa Gardner, which is excellent. Can't wait to see how it ends.

Have a great evening.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

It's NFAC time

It's NFAC time again, when artists on eBay do any sized art based on a theme (this month is Birds and Bees) and list it for 99¢.

I had help from Rattie and painted a bumble bee and a stuffed turkey and of course Rattie. I did this on a nice thick acrylic paper with a base of watercolor, then colored pencil and gouache. I am in the mood to try different things lately.

I also listed my ACEO from yesterdays post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Visiting Friends and Sneak Peek ACEO

I am off to visit with two of my dearest friends, which will be like another mini vacation for me.

I am posting this ACEO as a sneak preview. I am thinking up the story, which I only have partially done and may change. Feel free to post your thoughts on what the story could be.

Well I better go start getting ready so I don't get teased, as I am always running a bit late, but not as late as some people, who I won't name, but you know who you are. heehee

Hope everyone has a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Day off

I am taking this Thursday off and going to moms which is always fun. We'll be going to Costco for a fun filled shopping spree and because she has a coupon for kitty litter.

I am almost finished with 'The Enemy' by Lee Child and will start a new book at mom's tomorrow. There a 3 to choose from, the new Lisa Gardner, a new one by Preston and Child and a new Jeffrey Deaver. I don't know which one I'll choose to read next. Stay tuned...

Below is my latest rat with a fall leaf. This summer was so mild for most of it that I'm not begging for fall yet. Usually the last few weeks of August are killers and I can't wait for the cooler weather.

Enjoy your day!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Fall Strawberries

My newest ACEO on eBay features a rat with some strawberries in a grassy field. This is done on 185 lb Acrylic Paper in acrylic paints.

I was also trying out my watercolors on an ACEO of a rat with a fall leaf just for something different and ended up using pen and ink on it too. Not sure if I'm crazy about it.

Next will be trying a combo of paint and colored pencil. I like trying new things.

Weather is pretty gloomy here in NJ. It's a bit too damp and chilly for this time of year.

My nice neighbors just gave me some garden tomatoes and a cucumber. Yummy!!!

I will be heading off to mom's later today and we're going to the library. The 3rd season of Dexter came in and I can't wait to see it. I will get some popcorn and have a good weekend.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day.

Friday, September 11, 2009


Things just haven't been the same since.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Acrylic ACEOs and a Tee Shirt in the Works

Above are my two latest ACEOs and probably the last featuring summer activities until next season. The ratties will be getting out their fall wardrobe. These are done in acrylic paints, one on Art Spectrum Colourfix Paper, (this is the first time I've painted on this paper) and one on 185 lb Acrylic Paper my old time favorite for acrylic ACEOs.

It was fun painting again, it's been a while. I may try a combo of paint and colored pencil. And I may break out my watercolors again. I learned how to watercolor in art school and for years it was my favorite medium.

The reason for my wanting to paint for a change comes from looking through my older art for things to put on my Zazzle site. (see link to the right). Most of my earlier works were acrylics and it reminded me how I should use them again.

I am also working on a drawing for a tee shirt featuring a rat. It will be printed in white ink on a dark tee shirt.

My nephew gets sworn in today as a Peace Corps volunteer. He has been doing well over there and seems to like it. I never realized what a social butterfly he is.

Well I'm off, thanks for stopping by.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Happy Labor Day

Little Mamie is feeling in a bit of a funk these days, not even the beautiful moon can cheer her up. Meanwhile Ratsie is enjoying her 'Breakfast of Champions' which consists of coffee and cigarettes.

I have added some new items to my Zazzle store, above are mousepads printed with some of my earlier works, before I was overtaken by ratties. haha

There is free standard shipping until Tuesday for most items at Zazzle if total is $35+. Some restrictions apply, like skateboards and oversized items. It's all on their website.

I hope everyone has a happy and safe Labor Day! I am hoping to get a lot of drawing done.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Something a little different

Before I get to the something different I will show you what I came up with for ACEO theme week on eBay. (Search ACEO TW Sep). The theme is 'Harvest Festival' and the story is that before I could draw the harvest of squash, zucchini and eggplant, this rattie had grilled it up and put it in a roll with pesto. So I just had to draw her enjoying the harvest along with her soda and chips.

Now for the different. Below is an acrylic painting I did a few years back titled 'Death by Chocolate'. I have put it on a mug in my Zazzle store.

Zazzle has a lot of great items. If you love squirrels (and who doesn't?) you simply must check out the fabulous photography of poozybear. The shots she manages to get never cease to amaze me! She has other critters too.

Have a nice day and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

ACEO Theme Week September

It's good old theme week time. Sometimes I have an idea ready ahead of time and sometimes, like this month, I am caught by surprise. The theme is 'Harvest Festival' so I imagine I will do something with veggies.

To the right is my newest ACEO with a rattie thinking the water is too cold for swimming.

It's a nice pleasant day here in NJ, perfect weather.

I have been adding things to my Zazzle shop.

Thanks for visiting and have a great day.