End of Summer Pinterest Theme

August 31, 2012

Seashell Lamp

This time around my Pinterest theme is seashells, sand, sea glass, and pearls.  It’s all about things you you can find on the beach.  Happy hunting!      www.pinterest.com/janepurcell

Urchins!

www.janepurcell.wordpress.com

www.etsy.com/shop/underthenumnumtree

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My Floral Silhouettes

August 14, 2012

I call this one Skim-Milk Cow

Skim_milk_cow_etsy

These Girls Know Their Stuff!

June 5, 2012

Butterfly Perfume Bottle

I’ve just been introduced to a new blog that I think is going to blossom into something big-   OhSoGirly.com  I’ll quote them (Julia and Lior) directly from their own about page because they say it best-  “Oh So Girly is our corner of the internet where we embrace pink, flowers, kawaii stuff and everything girly, in a celebration of cute and pretty things!  Stay tuned for posts on girly gifts, beautiful home decor, beauty, fashion and everything in between.”

Pretty pink shoes

Actually they found me, and I’m glad they did.  They posted an article on my shop UnderTheNumNumTree  that was both flattering and informative.  The blog is relatively new but packed with all things that girls could want.  Every time I enter their site I find new things to enjoy and indulge in.  Oh, and of course there is their zazzle and cafepress shops- you have to check them out- they are gorgeous!  I’ll continue following them for sure- they’ve got the ideas, the talent, and the drive.  Here are some more links to check into:

http://www.ohsogirly.com/

http://www.zazzle.com/inspirationzstore?rf=238418629569684551

http://www.cafepress.com/inspirationzstore?aid=49789583

http://www.zazzle.com/girlytemplate/home

Trendy Girly Bling


A Little Help From My Friends

June 5, 2012

Hi folks!  It has been a while since I have written anything here and I feel that a great way to start would be to talk about the circle of people, sites, and their shops that have influenced me and been friends as well.

Aunt Bean Artworks

Image by Christine Smith

A fellow artist on Twitter has been a fan and a friend, and I think her artwork is dreamy and lovely. You can see how she follows her heart.  Her name is Christine Smith and I highly recommend that you follow her blog  www.auntbeanartworks.blogspot.com/ and on Twitter www.twitter.com/ChristineCantow

Early on I discovered an artist whose miniature artwork just blew me away- not only because it was beautiful, but because the work was so painstaking and meticulous that I doubt few can accomplish what she does.  Her name is Evelina Pastilati, and I have featured her in earlier posts of my blog.  When we met she was beginning to make gorgeous jewelry.  I consider her a friend and am pleased by her success.  These are just a couple of ways to find her on the web:

Jewelry by Evelina Pastilati

https://www.twitter.com/JewelsByEvelina
http://www.etsy.com/shop/JEWELRYANDMINIATURES

Evelina Pastilati

Evelina guided me to this site:  A Little Etsy Love  www.etsyfix.com/  They help Etsy shops with promotions through giveaways, coupons and ads.  The giveaways are in article form and are short but empathetic to the atmosphere and feeling of the shops they feature.

My ad on “A little etsy love”

I’ve done both and feel good each time I get that little ding on my iPod that says I’ve been mentioned by their site.  I personally worked with Nancy Fallon- one of their contributors and I felt the goodwill of friendship instantly.  I’ve also linked to the site with a button on the sidebar and wrote a post about a little etsy love previous to this one.

Nancy Fallon NFallon Design Studio

Nancy Fallon also has her own Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/nfallondesignstudio.  You can find wonderfully beautiful knits, cards, purses, jewelry and art prints in here- my favorite being The Animal -a sweet watercolor reproduction of a giraffe.  You can follow Nancy on Twitter at:     https://www.twitter.com/NFallonDesigns

Another Etsy friend has provided me with some of the tools I need to sell my work and has happily answered my questions.  She provides me with mat kits and I had not realized what a difference they would make to showcase my art.  I purchased black double mats, and later on white double mats.  Both look stunning, but when I saw how sweet the white mats looked with my art,  I realized that I should be focusing on marketing for babies and children.  it was just that one extra click of the dial in the right direction.  I recommend to anyone who loves art that you visit her site- she has been quick and efficient in helping me get the right tools.  http://www.etsy.com/shop/framergirl

For even more supplies such as: kits, acrylic, and some frames, try www.documounts.com    They also specialize in custom mats.  Framergirl can answer any of the questions you may have.

Artist’s supplies by framergirl on etsy.com

I could list so many more people who have influenced and supported me in this great big world wide web, and I will share them with you.  For those of you who have not seen any of my works or sites here are the links to my favorites:

I played with an art program on this one of black-eyed susans

My Shop       www.etsy.com/shop/underthenumnumtree

Pinterest       www.pinterest.com/janepurcell    You can see more of the works from the people above here as well

Twitter     www.twitter.com/mjanepurcell

Facebook   www.facebook.com/underthenumnumtree

Jane Purcell “Chocolate Milk Cow”


Gallery of Animals- Art Prints for Children

April 16, 2012

Playful Pink Dogwood Kitty

Springtime Bunny

Strawberry and Chocolate Milk Cow Print

Skim Milk Cow Print

Hawaiian Boxer

Huh?!?

March 3, 2012

New bed, cozy-comfy, lovely view of the yard, so what’s with the body language?  Kitty is slow to accept change…

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Kitty's New Bed

Kitty's New Bed


Don’t Hate Me ‘Cause I’m Beautiful

March 1, 2012

I'm Too Beautiful

I love this-  it’s one frame from a video.  I had just learned how to capture a still shot and believe me, Kitty made me work hard for it.  I won’t bore you with the film -for 2 minutes I managed to capture the rug, the ceiling, my feet, blurry stuff I can’t identify,  and about 12 seconds of Kitty (what I was aiming for).  She sat with her back to me, and with lots of coaxing- (lots), she finally rolled over, posed and looked me square in the eyes.  It was just for one second- I’ve got the proof on the timer. What a sweet shot.  Good girl.


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