Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sculptures Galore

I have been creating interesting sculptures for people to enjoy. My taste runs toward the different and unusual. I like for people to get a little magic into their lives and a sense of wonder. If you would like more information on my sculptures, please visit my Art Fire or my Etsy shop. The links are on the right! Thank you.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Like Cats?????

If you know anyone that loves cats, one of these would be a great gift. You can find then in either my ArtFire or my Etsy shop. Links to them are on the right! Thanks!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The ArtFire Group Deal!

Great news, everybody! ArtFire is having an offer for a Group Deal! Only $5.95 for prememim membership. That is if they can get 20,000 people to sign up. The numbers are rising quickly!

This membership comes with no listing fees or sales fees!

What Art Fire says:

"We want to make sure all of our current members have a chance to get this deal before opening the deal up to the general public. If we get to 50,000 opt-ins before the deal goes public, it will never be offered publicly. "


"For every sign-up we get after 20,000; fully 1/2 of the gross revenue is going to a Buyer marketing program in October and November.

If we happen to hit 50,000 that would be about $90,000 in October and $90,000 in November.

Even better. . .

This community is going to pick where the ad money goes. "

ArtFire has many wonderful features. Creating a sale in your studio is easy and adding coupon codes is, too. I am very happy to hear that the curated lists will be featured on the front page, with a fair policy of not repeating the same sellers over and over again in a short period of time!

To check out this wonderful deal, just click on this link!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Glimmering Gems!!!!!

There is a Twitter Pal of mine that has a shop on Etsy. I have become very fond of her AND her Gem shop on Etsy. Such beautiful gems!!!

She has a wonderful selection of gems and a wide price range!

Her Etsy shop is GlimmeringGems

Follow her on Twitter:

Friday, September 3, 2010

Deep Space?

Ok, so do you like space things??? How about astrology. These wall plaques make great home decors. The first one is The Grand Trine and the second one is The Algnment. Both are available in my Etsy Shop.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Saturday, May 8, 2010

DaxDesigns Bead Art

Here is an amazing talent with beads, Dax Design's Bead Art. Located in Australia, this bead artist brings bead work up to fine art. Her name is Glenda. She creates original handcrafted bead art jewelry and keepsakes.

The following is from Glenda's bio:

" Glenda's beadart is inspired by shapes, patterns, colors and meanings of cultural and natural worlds near and far. Many of her designs use traditional beadweaving techniques that women have used in diverse cultures over time to create beadwork of great beauty and significance to their daily lives. Some of this beadwork carries hidden messages, some forms their dowry and much of it contains their wealth in a wearable form. All of it intrigues, enchants and inspires me to use beads to create wearable bead art that celebrates this tradition and brings diversity to what we see and wear and in daily lives."

I feel that my life is enriched just by looking at Glenda's work. Please visit her Etsy shop for looking at her many beautiful creations!  Here are some links for DaxDesign:

First, Glenda's Etsy shop: 
Her destash shop on Etsy, DaxDestash:
Glenda's Blog, DaxDesigns:

Friday, May 7, 2010

Red Fairy

Okay, so I told you I was having some inspiration, but having some trouble with painting. I am getting frustrated with the acrylics. They are drying out too fast as I use them and they don't flow and mix the colors. Soooo, I am dreaming of oil paints. Not just dreaming, but I am starting to use them!!!!

I really love watercolor, too,  but there is nothing like the workability of oils. So here is The Red Fairy that I painted with acrylics. It took me way longer to paint than it "should" have.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Twig Letters, Personalized For You!

What could be better than Personalized Twig Letters???? These letters are so charming to me, I could just about burst! If you are familiar with The Sister's Studio, yes! One of the sisters has created this shop. I don't know which one.
Here is an exert from the shop announcement. It reads as follows:

"Take a nature break from your hectic schedule and let the outdoors and unique in. These letters are perfect design elements in your child's room, in your office, or anywhere in your home.

  I have been harvesting bits of stems, flowers and leaves to adorn my twigs and turn them into wall poetry for many years for friends and family, and since 2007 on Etsy, I blend natural, organic elements and blend with copper, stainless steel or silver wire. I first started out in my other shop but it was a muddle of my art, twigs and prints, then branched out (no pun intended) here, to focus on creating little works of art from nature and the land.

All the products used are organic and entirely home grown in my garden. There is no store bought plants, silk flowers or adornments that may contain harmful chemicals, paints, or dyes used in any of my designs."

and links to their other great shops: Prints Original

Here is one description of a fabulous Twig Letter creation:
"Twig Wall Poetry", these little twig gems have been created from bits and bobs found in my garden. Each letter is 6 inches high by approximately 3 inches wide, if you have a particular word, name or phrase in mind please just drop me a note and I will be happy to create it for you. These little twig letters look lovely on any wall, are perfect above a bed, next to your desk, or any room in your home, take a deep breath and let your mind meander into the countryside.

My twig wall poetry reflects my love of Mother Nature and language. Simple materials and words combine in a fluid and graceful visual and bring to mind the peaceful quiet of old country farms, forests, meadows and fields. They are as timeless as nature itself, but receive fresh life as modern words, phrases and names.

Each Twig Letter is made with attention to detail, a tribute to the bounty of my garden and nature. I am very fortunate to live in a climate where it is easy for me to forage through the greenery, grasses, weeds and flowers to make my original creations. Coming out soon is a new line of work that I am presently creating, very original and I am excited. New line will still be earth friendly and socially responsible. Taking care of nature one step at a time.

I blend natural, organic elements and with copper, stainless steel or silver wire and all come with hangers.

Branches: Oak, lemon verbena, manzanita, rosemary
Grasses: Wild oats, wheat, stray grass
Flowers: Montbretia, salvia, lambs ears, honeysuckle, morning glory, coneflower, velvet plant, some weeds, statice, gypsophylia, straw flower, ornamental grasses, pepper tree berries, moss, lichen, yarrow, creeping geranium, dried rose buds
. "

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Spring Inspiration

Okay, so it's spring. Which means a lot of spring cleaning and planting of the garden. And new inspirations for artwork. I have started FIVE new paintings. But it is slow going... for me.... it is always slow going when painting.

What are you doing this spring and what is inspiring you???

Do you need any advice? Remember, Aunt Jane gives good advice!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Ok, so here is my painting that expresses this excruciating experience- and the painting is titled: Indecision.  Sometimes I just am not able to make up my mind: a Libra curse!  It is a painful state of swirling and see-sawing."Indecision."  It is an original watercolor painting by me.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Breaking Bad!

I just LOVE the t.v. show, Breaking Bad. It has amazing actors. I think Bryan Cranston is some kind of genius. Even though I usually don't like grizzly crime shows, this one has a wide range of humor, drama, artistic camera angles, cracker jack writing and amazing twists. Plus it is good to see good old Albuquerque!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A New Day, New Art Work

I have been making cat face sculptures lately. Art Bell once said, "If you cover up their ears, cat faces look just like aliens!"  It is SO true! I find the cat face to be most fascinating! Here is my newest, The Cosmo Cat. I just let myself go- no rules! Any colors, and shapes on the cat face. I just zen along as I go. Thanks for looking!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Aunt Jane Couldn't Make It All Better

You know, I haven't posted here in a really really long time. I am not a verbal person, or a word person. I am a picture person: colors, patterns, shapes, etc. So it is difficult to express myself in words. And then I have this depression and stress sometimes. That's when I become REALLY silent. I just have no words. And nothing that I think anyone would want to hear. And no one would hear or read it anyway.

Well, I finally had my BIG breakdown. You see, I have a most beautiful son who is an adult now. At age 17 he came down with schizophrenia. It breaks my heart. He is 35 now. For a long time he did very well on medication, had a job, his own apartment, social life. But then... He went off of his medication, and just left. He ended up in San Diego and is homeless. And not on medication. Sometimes he emails me from a library or somewhere. His words are like some sort of poetry- word salad that I attempt to decipher. He is in complete denial and has no insight into his illness and does not want any help.

I made an attempt to get him back here, but it didnt work. I just Broke into little pieces. I became suicidal. But a tiny part of me in the very back of my mind said- tell someone. So I did. I told my sister and my boyfriend. And I said, "Gosh, it would be good to be sedated."  So I went into the psych hospital and got help. I am now on Seroquel, a medication that really helps me. I still feel the pain and the sting of my son's situation, but it is a little bit further away, rather than right up in my face to the point I cant breathe. I have a little breathing room. I am not suicidal anymore.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Spring Chicken Birthday

Spring is here, and it is my hen's first birthday. They have been awesome companions and they even feed me. I read that in scientific studies chicken's language is quite extensive. Of course! They make many sounds and are always talking about whatever is on their mind. I have Americauna hens. They lay blue/green eggs. Because they are free range and eat very well, the eggs have a brilliant orange yolk.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Got Fairies?????

Got Fairies? Or Fantasy Art??? We need it. Because real life is too cruel and stark. Ah, to soften off the rough edges... a little escape now and then. What do you think??? And I think whining is good, too. Why not have a little compassion for one's self?

http://www/     Is El Linko

Monday, April 5, 2010

What Have We Here?

Here is some new work of mine for your pleasure. These works are in my Etsy  shop. Link: 

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Love Cats??????

                 Well, hello Everybody. I just had a nice relaxing vacation in the psych ward and am all refreshed! Here are some new works of mine.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

New Stuff

Alrighty, I have some new new stuff to show you.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


I have a new new Etsy treasury. It is an art treasury of wonderful abstract artworks. I have not been able to figure out how to create a screen shot, but here is one of the great works of abstract art! Here is the link to the treasury click on Abstract---->  Abstract!!!
Interdimentional Droplets
by Etsy username Surrveallevi

Monday, January 18, 2010

Etsy Treasury - Beaded Fantastic

 I created a treasury! It is called, Beaded Fantastic! Click on this link to go see it: