Tuesday, November 26, 2013

It's Snowing!

It snowed here in New Mexico which is kind of a big thing for around Albuquerque, they don't get much snow. Many other places outside of Albuquerque can get alot of snow depending on the year. I wanted to share my thoughts of what I thought Foxy was thinking(can you say that ten times really fast?) when she discovered there was snow in her very own backyard. You have to understand that she dearly loves snow, it makes her a joyful dog! Snickers well he prefers the beach but he'll romp in the snow if it's around. Above  is foxy's first reaction to the snow ......
Could it be true? Is it really? Why yes I think its!!!!!!

SNOW!!!!!!! Snickers! It's Snow!! It's Snow!!!(she continued barking it's snow! quite a while I won't bore you with how many times she said this)

Oh my god this is awesome! Let's run!!!

I didn't get any pictures of her tearing up the yard because she was basically a blur but she is definitely a happy dog! (until it melts)

I showed you this piece last week.

 I finished it with a few details and a snow flurry so I named it "Flurries"

"Flurries" available at www.stacysartstudio.etsy.com

Then this....

Started to shape like this....

but it's not finished yet so it has a little ways to go. I love how it feels right now and I hope I can accomplish what I want on the canvas!

Then I got to start a really large piece!

I'm going to do mostly everything I normally do on this piece but I'm going to add something I've not done before so we'll see how it comes along. This piece is going to take me a long, long, long time but I'm looking forward to the challenge!

Now, my inspiration for this week is....  Amber Alexander! I just love her style, her humor and her talent! I mean really, a cat with glasses? How could you not love her work?!


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

It's Cold Out There!

Well, it's starting to get chilly here but I'm a big softie, since I lived on the beach for a few years and now I'm back where there will be an almost real winter! I love painting snow scenes and this week I actually painted quite a bit.

The one on the right is almost done. I might leave it alone, other than a couple of details. I kind of like the simplicity of the colors and mountains.

I finally finished this piece! I started on the tree in the back and it felt like it was dancing so I decided to add a partner to this piece and name it "The Winter Dance" . I'm a hopeless romantic!

"The Winter Dance" available at www.stacysartstudio.etsy.com

Then I started this piece and I have a plan for it that I really hope manages to get from my imagination to the canvas!

The hint I'll give is that it's going to be a wintry day.

My inspiration this week is just the cutest ever! Here is the link,

These are so adorable! What an amazing nightlight! Every little fairy and grown up fairy would want one!

 Fall Wedding Table Centerpiece The Wizard's Cottage/Nightlight

                                                            I know I'm in love!

                          I wish for you to have a really happy, week full of imagination!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


 This week I was hit by a whole bunch of inspiration so I sketched like mad! It gave me an idea to share my sketches with you. They start out as a really rough draft of what popped up in my head and then they turn out pretty close to what I saw in my imagination!

                                             Here's the sketch for "The First Dance"
the first dance sketch

and..... this is how it turned out! (It's still available, it's at a gift store in New Mexico but it might show up in my etsy store soon!

"The First Dance" available

                              This is the sketch of "Does Anyone Have the Time?"

and this is what it turned into!

"Does Anyone Have the Time?" SOLD

                                             This is the sketch of "Jungle Adventure"

and this is how it turned out...

"Jungle Adventure" available at www.stacysartstudio.etsy.com

                          This is the sketch of  what turned into my "Love" tree series

and this is one of them.....

"Love" SOLD

Here's another one.....
"Love Endures" SOLD
I absolutely Love painting my love trees. I never paint the same thing exactly, so each one is original. I don't have any right now and can hardly wait to start some more in the near future.

There was no sketch for this painting, because I started it as soon as the idea hit me. I was looking at some quilts and I just had to begin painting it! It's almost finished and it's already sold!

"The Golden One" SOLD

I hope you enjoyed seeing a bit of my process. I love seeing other artists work, I really love the diversity of art. Each artist looks at the world thru their own unique perspective and puts it on their canvas whatever that may be. There are many that have influenced me. My influences are Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Leonardo Da Vinci, Georgia O'Keefe, Norman Rockwell, Walt Disney, Thomas Kinkade and Bob Ross and oh so many more, as you can see, I just love art!

One of the great benefits of living back in New Mexico again is that there are artists everywhere! There is amazing art all over the place including wind art! Today my inspiration is Lyman Whitaker who sculpts amazing pieces that use wind. I know you'll enjoy looking thru his amazing pieces here in his web-site!  Enjoy!

                              I wish for everyone to have a happy, creative week! 


Tuesday, November 5, 2013


                 This week I've been slowly working on this piece I told you about last week.

Then it became this.....

                                            and then I didn't like some of it so it became this

I'm still working on it. This one is slow because of all the details, plus I have slowed down in my  productions since we moved back here to the desert. My kiddo is feeling better and is spending alot of time with friends, which means I am too. I figure that he will soon be moving on and doing his own thing so for now I'm not going to worry about how much I can paint, I'm going to really enjoy him and his friends. I am still painting! don't worry! For me it's like breathing, I must paint! Just a little slower for a little while.

I painted this little painting as well. Our son has serious breathing problems and perfumes/fragrances will make him sick and sometimes make him stop breathing.


A few people on facebook and google+ said hey! I want one of those! so it gave me an idea! We have a porch that covers the front door which will protect it from the elements. However, for anyone else I'll be painting this for I want to make sure it won't get damaged from rain or snow or whatever, which means for the next couple of weeks I'm going to search for some wood I can reclaim to create a sign with. I used to paint on wood all of the time because it's what I could get my hands on. In fact when I started painting on canvas it took a long time for me to get used to it! I might begin to add a few signs to my etsy shop! We'll just have to see!

My inspiration this week is....... Nancy's Voice

This is the link to the shop on etsy


This shop is there for the sole purpose of supporting anyone who is dealing with domestic violence. It's run by Nancy's daughter and her story really is heart rending. She lost her mom Nancy to domestic violence and now speaks out and I believe the more we talk about it the more likely we can help anyone who is trapped in a cycle of domestic violence.   Thankyou for speaking out!

                                                           Have a really great week everyone!