Saturday, May 19, 2007

This Blog is Closed.

I'm leaving this blog available for reading, but I will no longer be posting to it. If you want the most recent updates, please refer to my profile for my blog "Fairywebmother's Laboratory". That's where I'll be blogging from now on, just FYI. If you are subscribed to this blog, please change your subscription to the other one. Thanks!

Bettina

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Typing in Hindi

ई चूसे लोवे।

ई चूसे पास।

ई चूसे जोय।


How cool is this?

Monday, March 05, 2007

New Work, New "Me"!

It's been a while since I have updated the Lab Log, as I was having trouble with my account, but now that I'm back, I can let you all know what I have been up to.

I have recently returned to painting in acrylics and my style keeps evolving. If you checked out my You Tube video (see the last blog), then you will see the difference. I really enjoyed making that video and it was only possible because I have created so much art, lately....whew! I plan to make more of those, very soon and the idea has inspired me to think more about my music, again, which I have been, sadly, neglecting. Now, art has me thinking about music and music has me thinking about art, which is quite energizing.


The painting on the right is an ACEO, acrylic on Gessoed, acid-free card-stock. It's called "Golden Summer" and, as of this writing, has not been listed on EBay, but I will be listing it, soon! It has metallic accents, which are hard to see in a scan. I use metallics, a lot, in my work, lately. I just love how they blend in and change the other colors...and I've always loved shiny stuff! :)

Well, I'd better get back to all my other projects! Hope you enjoyed this little update. It's good to be back on Blogger.

Love, Light and Brightest Blessings!

Bettina

Monday, February 26, 2007

Woo Hoo! I'm Back!!!

OMG...my blog settings have been messed up, for weeks!! I think I finally got it right! Yay!

OK, I'm going to keep this one simple. Go see my "You Tube" Video!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfTXTJ15bXg


Man-o-man...am I havin' fun now!!!

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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

My Evolution!

I am sure evolving, lately, as an artist. I have had so much fun experimenting with water colors. I've tried them, before, but nothing clicked. Now that I am working in small format, my art cards are each like a practice block. I feel more, artistically stimulated than I have in a very long time. So much so, in fact, that I have really been neglecting my blogs! So I'm here, now, to update a bit.

I'm painting, painting and painting...then listing, listing and listing at EBay and other auction sites. I have even added a shopping cart to my Fairywebmother.com site. All of this is still in it's infancy, so stay tuned for more updates.

Here's one of my latest pieces. You might still find it at EBay.



If you actually read this...Thanks!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Adventures into Ebay.


Yup! I've done it! After joining and being a member since 2000, I have finally moved to the next level and listed my work on EBay!

I've started small, listing my ACEOs (Art Cards, Editions and Originals). To my amazement and delight, I actually sold one! Now I'm painting and listing, painting and listing.

I belong to the ACEO group at EBay. They are a very supportive bunch, offering critiques, encouragement and tips on listing and such. This week there is a little contest among us. It is ACEO's Theme Week and the subject for this challenge was the Zodiac. This painting is called "Pisces". It is listed (for now) on EBay with "Aquarius" and "Sagittarius".

I just can't stop painting these things. I should be rehearsing! I have an important (to me) gig coming up in two days and I need to restring my guitar and work some calluses back up, but nnNOOOOoooooo....I'm on this machine, beefing up my sites and adding to my blogs. Guess I should go practice. Tootles! :)

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Idea for Displaying Art Cards!


For my boyfriend's birthday, I painted him a special card to reflect his love for tie-dye. As I was looking for a way to wrap this, as a special gift and to keep it safe, I came up with this. I removed the inside of a CD jewel case (Since I produce my own, music CDs, I had these laying around). Then, I cut a piece of black foam board to insert as a matte. I had to snap off the little, plastic tabs that hold in the usual, paper insert, but that was easy and foam board is the same depth as the jewel case, so it keeps the card from sliding around, frames it nicely, but gives it room to "breathe". When I took the center out, I was left with a kind-of-a hole down one side. I found some matching ribbon, dipped it in diluted glue and scooshed (scooshed?) it into the opening. It dried stiff. Yay! The cool thing is, you can see the front and the back of the card and it is fully protected. Just FYI!