Friday, October 24, 2014

Lilla Rogers Make Art That Sells Part B WK1

Most of you have no idea that I took Lilla's Part A during the busiest work season of the year for me this past winter/spring but I did! Now here it is months later and I am embarking upon the Part B. I have no idea what I am going to come up with but I am very glad to be doing this again. I really missed the pace.

This is Week 1 and the focus is on the paper market which I love! Our assignment is to make a card using penguins and igloos for the icons. I have come up with several designs and now that the regular work week is over I am going to sit down and get them made. In the meantime here are a few very sketchy sketches that helped get my mind in gear for this first assignment.



Time for bed now so I can get a fresh start in the morning!


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Painting SALE to help my family!

 OWN this beautiful 18 x 24" original painting by yours truly with Pay What you Will pricing - meaning you choose the price! All the details are below so read on and thank you!



AVAILABLE - my original painting titled Thinking of Home for a Pay What You Will Price!

Why Pay What You Will?
First and foremost: My Son-in-law and my grandson were in a serious car accident just a week and a half ago. My grandson is OK but my son-in-law's brain injuries from the accident put him in ICU for several days at thousands of dollars each day. Although he is out of ICU now and is on the long road to healing, it has cracked my daughter's and their lives wide open and they as they are facing huge challenges both personally and financially because of it. My heart aches for them and since a mother's love won't pay the bills this was one way I thought I could help.

Second and just as meaningful: Everyone deserves to own original art that they love.

So to start off this new endeavor I will use one of my favorite original paintings about memories of home titled "Thinking of Home".

About the Painting:
Thinking of Home is an original painting I created to convey my personal feelings about home. It encompasses memories from my childhood home to the home I built for my own family. The bird represents my children beginning their own new lives and the flowers represent the love and beauty that lies within my fond memories of home. This painting measures 18 x 24" and is ready to hang on any beautiful wall in your home. If you follow me then you know my large paintings usually run between $250 - $450.

How it works:
This is not a first come first served process so what you want to do is
send me an email (oddimagination @ gmail.com no spaces of course) that contains the following simple information:
1. Let me know you want the painting.
2. Tell me what you value about the painting and/or why you really would love to own it.
3. Tell me what you would like to pay for the painting and include your email (for invoicing purposes only).
4. Shipping will be added to the invoice.
5. The recipient will be chosen based on the above criteria. 

Thank you for the love and for helping me to raise money for my precious little family! 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Goddess Face Stencil New in my Etsy Shop

I think she came out really nice. You can find her in my Etsy shop here.

I created this Goddess Face stencil just for you to have loads of creative fun with! She even comes with another set of eyes and nose to play with. You can use it in your Art Journals, Mixed Media Paintings, on your walls, whatever! The uses for this stencil are as limitless as your imagination. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

New Stencils! Created by me just for you




I made these stencils from two of my original paintings. They are great for creating and having fun in your art journals, mixed media art, wall art and more. They are easy, reusable, and I hope they inspire you!
If you are interested, you can purchase them in my Esty shop https://oddimagination.etsy.com



Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sneak Peek and Update on my next Big Thing!



I am diligently working on my "Next Big Thing" that I think you guys will really love. I can't wait to get them in my Etsy shop for you! So excited! 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Something Exciting Is Coming!

I have BIG news about something very exciting that I will be introducing in my Etsy shop very soon AND it involves these original faces by me!

Be on the lookout because the "launch" is just around the corner! 




Friday, January 17, 2014

Learning from others

I love how Mindy Lacefield creates her little people with all the bright and fun colors in their face. My girl may not be as bold but Mindy's art was definitely my inspiration. I think it is a good lesson in learning when you try on someone else's work. It gives you an opportunity to see and think like them if only for a moment. I also think it is important to give credit back to the artist for the inspiration and the new processes learned.

Thank you Mindy! :-)

Friday, January 10, 2014

Cute Collage Girl

This is just a quick and fun piece I made for fun. What better reason to create right? That is a Teesha Moore stamp in her hair and I think I am still going to add some words that will something to the effect of "Be still and listen to the voice of your soul."  I Love your comments so fire away! :-)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry, Merry, Homemade Giftwrap

I made this simple yet fun packaging to wrap some gifts for my friend Cynthia.
What I used: brown paper lunch bags, white acrylic paint (I have fallen in love with a brand called Cryl from Germany), permanent black ink pen, washi tape, blank tags.

I am sure you can figure out by looking at the pictures below how I created them. You should try it, so much fun! I love, love, love the black and white on the brown bag. Also, the washi tape and the tags are a fun touch and I liked figuring out a design for the tag to match the bag.

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!


p.s. the embrace imperfection stamp I used on the snowman came from Teesha Moore - she is a sweetheart and sent it along with a few others when I ordered her zines. Love her and her art!





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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Gift Tags and Paintings

I was playing with the Gelli Arts gel printing plate which is really cool! I did a bunch of tags and decided they would be cute to use as gift tags. Here is the first one I made and used on a gift to give away. I think it came out pretty cute!
FRONT

BACK

Here is a painting that is nearly finished. The only thing left to do is put the quote I made in her hair. It is going to say "Believing in yourself is your greatest source of power". 


And last, here is a Jellypus I made for my Grandson's room. He wants a fun, aquatic motif. I thought this fantasy creation was perfect for a five year old. lol


I love the way they turned out!  See you next time. :-)