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Today is my Birthday

Is 35 middle age?

Many of the women in my family live well into their nineties. I will not be middle aged until I turn 45. How grand is that; I have another 10 years before the infamous mid-life crisis!

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Until then, I will continue living, creating and enjoying life all the while smiling wearing these sunglasses at night that I found on the ground this past Hallowe’en.

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Cheers!

And just a note and BIG thank you to everyone who has wished me a Happy Birthday via Etsy, Facebook, Twitter and email! Etsy and Facebook go so far as to program a Happy Birthday message into your dashboard in celebration of your special day!

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34th Birthday Post
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Photocredits – PicsByIan

Amelia (Avocado Edition)

Meet Sunshine’s earthy sister!

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Both Sunshine and Avocado made the front page of Etsy. Thank you :)

I created the Amelia series from an original gouache and india ink painting on red paper. I removed the background digitally and coloured her using Adobe Photoshop.

There is one other sister and her name is Blueberry.

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The original painting is for sale here. And you can find each Amelia Edition in both 5×5 inch and 8×8 inch size within the prints section of my shop.

Hope you like them!

Sassy Sea Urchin – Illustration

I drew this drawing using a Micron 005 nib pen and later digitally colored it in Adobe Photoshop.

The Sassy Sea Urchin is listed in the shop. You can see the Sassy’s brother and the original ink drawings here.

Sassy Sea Urchin art created by illustrator Jessica Doyle

Beachy Beachy Beach!

Violet the Vulva

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She is a petite 2.5 by 3.5 inches.
She’s a popular *ACEO and
she’ll fit right into your pocket
to to carry with you
wherever you go.
She’s discreet.
She’s pretty
and pink.
She is
Violet the Vulva.

I created her using lightfast Prismacolor Verithin Colored Pencils and one Archival Micron Pen on acid free heavyweight paper.

Yes, you can have her to.

*ACEO – Art Cards, Editions and Originals. They must measure 2.5″ by 3.5″ and can be created from any medium. They are the size of a hockey or Magic card and a beautiful way to collect affordable art.

Spring Tree

Size – 8″ by 8″
Medium – India ink and Windsor and Newton Watercolor on Arches Cold press watercolor paper.

Artist Statement – Ever wonder what a tree would look like without leaves or blossoms growing on one side? The new baby foliage on this tree faces the other way, giving good reason to believe the grass IS greener on the other side. Or in this behind the seasons look, Spring IS sprung on the other side.

Spring is the second watercolor in the four seasons series. The Winter painting is beautiful to.

The sun has been shining these last few days here in the city. You have no idea what it feels like to have heat on your skin after 6 months of being couped up inside freezing. Well, winter is not that bad. But Spring sure does feel that good!

The original Spring painting has since sold. It is however available as a glicée print in my art shop.

Thank you.

UpdateSpring was featured on Monkey Bun’s Etsy Pics!!! Thank you Krystal.

Triplets Floral – miniature painting

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Size – The Standard *ACEO size of 3.5 by 2.5 inches. It is probably appearing larger on your monitor. Get out your ruler!

Materials – Black, Red and Green Micron (005) pen, Windsor & Newton Watercolor

I drew this on Hand pressed, handmade paper stock that I purchased many many years ago in New York City while attending a fabric surface design trade show in 1995. It is a textured rigid khaki green card stock and is about 1/16″ thick. It was really great to create upon. This card sold yesterday from my Etsy Shop.

*ACEO – Artist Cards Editions and Originals. An ACEO is the same size as a Baseball, Hockey or Magic Trading card.