Friday, September 29, 2017

Starting over.

New at Redbubble = click here to go to my shop!
I now have new paintings listed on eBay.

The painting shown here is also available.
There's a Paypal button to purchase directly from me.





Monday, September 25, 2017

The Monday.

The forecast predicts lots of sleep and low energy. My body is adapting to the colder temps. Fall came suddenly. The days have been gorgeous, a sky so blue, crisp nights. Hubby cleaned the gas heater and it's ready to go.

Artwork? still on eBay.
Have you checked my Redbubble shop lately?


































Here's a nice Brazilian song:


  


Lyrics - try your Portuguese?

Noite gelada
Sempre melhor que quente
Cama arrumada
Sempre junta a gente
Bolo de chuva
Junto com cobertor
Ave Maria quem já ligou pro vô
Casa abafada
Luz que nem toca a gente
Mesa empenada
Bota um papel e a gente sai
Bolo de chuva
Acho que me molhou
Que coisa absurda
Alguém já ligou pro vô?
Sai de casa sempre assim que der
Mas sai sem esquecer que a sua casa é sempre aqui
Sair de casa é só pra quem quer
Pois a coragem anda a pé
E vai te levar pra longe
Meia jogada
No quarto jamais ausente
Quadro entortado
Dentro da foto a gente
Bolo de chuva (toque de chuva)
Trás mais unzinho pro vô
Olha a fritura
Mas dentro vem muito amor

Sai de casa sempre assim que der
Mas sai sem esquecer que a sua casa é sempre aqui
Sair de casa é só pra quem quer
Pois a coragem anda a pé e vai te levar pra longe



Monday, September 18, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Fresh.


This tote bag is from a design in my sketchbook. An entry in my journal, that I did a collage on top. Purchase here.





This is my recent fox "Karma". Named after a dog that was in need of a new home on Facebook.
Purchase here.



This is a mermaid I painted in my sketchbook. Purchase HERE.



The same mermaid, as an acrylic block. Aren't these things great looking? I want one.
Find them HERE.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tuesday Beautiful.

You undisclosed lovely being who bought this from my shop at Redbubble yesterday: thank you for the support and for the beautiful feedback you left me...
It went in as a private message so only I could see but I'm fixing right now by sharing it here on my page. :) Thanks! <3

"I love MeloEarth designs bc of its whimsical quality, and how it transports me into a world of fun and fairy tale, where I get to drop into my child-like qualities and experience beauty, lightness, and enchantment again and again. {heart emoji goes here}!"

#Aw! Exactly what I do. I lighten things up. All the heaviness of this world needs us, anti-gravity folks (I'm an air sign) to offer reminders to self and others that we keep attempting to uplift our emotions toward the little things that are still magic and intriguing (and everywhere!); curiosity (not panic, not worry, not warfare) is what assists one's return to a state of hope-fullness. I will always attempt to add hope to my life and the way it reflects in my art is, even if the subject is sad...notice how [she]'s surrounded by joyful or gentle colors that seem to add happy energy or nurture [her]........  :)  I don't have huge ambitions with art...a smile...a quiet enjoyment of what you see is all that matters to me. Those that get it, get it. And I'm content at that.

Thanks for the stream of thoughts your feedback allowed me to have. My morning pondering work is done and I even made 2 phone calls to catch up with relatives I hadn't spoken to in eons. Dogs fed, I'm fed, trash went out....Now I'm onto ART! 

I'm going to post something new today on my print shop at Redbubble. I also need to go in and readjust every design I have. The site offers new features from time to time but it does not update older designs. A shop owner has to edit the older ones manually. Each product...in order to use the new feature. 

I also want to add my website to every product (a tiny disclosure) so that anyone looking at any products knows where to go to get their own. Redbubble does not do that, they just print what you upload...so each upload should have your info!!! and it shouldn't be ugly or affect your design enough to call attention to it...it should be discrete, on a corner, clear enough to be read but not in competition with the image. If your eye keeps going to the website info, you need to tone it down (tweak the transparency/opaqueness feature whether you are using text or a logo file). 

Follow my shop if you'd like. These are great gifts, and the print quality is excellent.
Wishing a good week to all! xo


Monday, September 11, 2017

20% off promo ends today!

Redbubble is having a 20% off anything, it ends tonight - Use code FINDIT20 by September 11th at 11:59pm PST, so less than 5 hrs left. But if you sign up for their newsletter via email, you will be notified of the promotions they have from time to time. HERE'S MY SHOP.


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Ahhh, time alone, how much I love thee!

Having a bit of total alone time. Dogs and daddy went out.

I'm all for work and sleep right now. I love the feeling of having my dogs in bed with me. Little Rudy, mom's shadow, touches me all night long. If he's not using me for a pillow, he's pushing his paws against me the way these cute tiny dogs do when they feel cozy and loved. I love that to no end. I pet him when I can manage to lift my hand at night from the slumber state, and the first thing they all get is a kiss from momma before we all go do our doo-doo-duties in the morning. They are on my schedule, hehe.  They have been really good lately at sleeping through the night and not getting distracted by outside noises. Getting used to the fact they have to share their yard with wildlife, I suppose?

Okay, so art-wise, I am doing all kinds of things, now that this train has taken out again.
Sales are happening, I feel inspired, eager, and grateful. I just get all jammed up with all of these different activities that it involves. I shouldn't, I am a Gemini, but I'm also older, been doing this for many years now and some parts of the process go slower than others because, well, they are not my favorite. Shipping is not a favorite anymore and it has been the case for a good while. So I apologize for that part. I am not a fast shipper and I try to make that clear from the get-go (I hope I do). I will make it even clearer, that it does take me a bit to be ready to drop off the package. I often list pieces while still having steps to be done, such as spraying, finishing a tiny detail, scanning....making sure I have all of these steps covered is necessary before I send anything out. I lost a lot of opportunities to scan great pieces I have created in the past due to relying on second-hand info from tech guy who's not an astist...turns out his advice for me to scan my art a 300 dpi was WRONG (painting small, I need far more res than that! so I am able to reproduce my images larger, on products that are large, such as a duvet cover or a bathroom curtain!....and I did it for too long in years past, the insufficient scanning of stuff I no longer know who purchased, or I could borrow to scan again, now that I know what to do.

That's just one realization I had this year, to learn to rely more on my research than in what people say, ESPECIALLY those who consider themselves "too good" at what they do. They are not. I could point out flaws if they asked and could deal with raw truth. Hardly anyone can. Don't tell me my flaws either. lol

Boy, do I digress....but that's me, and I embrace it now. Anywhere you see me writing it's gonna be like this. I write and don't edit. I hardly ever edit. If there is no such thing as improvised, spur-of-the-moment writing anymore, I will keep it alive. There's a name for it, I forget. I am caring less and less for "definitions" of things in the way we have agreed to do it. A LOT of it is nonsensical. I refuse to go along. I'll make up my own if need be. lol
So in writing, from me, what you see is what you see and maybe by the time you see it I am already a brand new person, no longer the one who wrote what you read. Looking at life in a wide new way, where details are mostly irrelevant is helping me to free my creativity when expressed. Which is what I want, more and more and more of.

In a very distant past I remember looking at artists on media and thinking "I wish I could be that crazy", meaning "free"...at the time I did not know the word "free" was even a thing. I felt free (at that time) but not in my mind. I became a prisoner of modes of thinking way too young, having it modeled for me so accurately and frequently.

I don't even care about that stuff anymore also (childhood "issues"). I now fully realize that we each have/live/are bound by/ our own inner states of evolution or stuckness. Parents, relatives, neighbors, friends, frenemies...everyone is hanging onto dear familiar notions of being/speaking/acting/thinking. No one is gonna change anyone unless that one wants/is ready for something new. That's a measure of resilience but it can take the form of stagnated indecision.

No one speaks about their deepest fears, I notice. And that's a defense mechanism, at its classic level. We try to look brave, we try to fend off worry but I know we do worry. That's the natural state of brains now. How could it not be, in a world as complex as the one we collectively create?

Why am I talking about all this so early on a Sunday AM when I should be enjoying my quiet alone time??
I will shut it now.

Art deals today: Society6 is having a sale. Here's a link to my shop. I am using S6 as a host for my landscape paintings only, no other theme (the others go to Reddbubble). So you will only see a couple of paintings and some of my husband's Northern California photography.

The sale is: 25% Off Everything  - Starts: 9/10/17 @ 12:00am PST
Ends: 9/11/17 @ 11:59pm PST

My eBay auction is still up. More coming soon.


That's it for now.  Have a good weekend!
The acrylic blocks below, and much more, at my RB SHOP. The promo right now is 20% off everything. Use FINDIT20 code at checkout.



Monday, September 4, 2017

Ponderations on a Monday.

I really love California!!
Just wanted to say that, to begin with.

Listening right now...if you'd like to play along... (Pressing Strings is a band from Annapolis, Maryland, that wasn't around when I lived there).....


I was writing away on FB when I noticed the backwardness of it all.
I need to write here on my blog and post a link on FB, instead.
That was an agreement I made with myself.
I forget my own agreements.
Then I write and paper piles and that's not attractive so I ignore it.

Today...got up thinking again (gotta stop this bad habit).........

No more apologies for loving Melancholia.

When anyone sees "sad" in my art, let's be clear: it's my love for sad things you see. I don't hide it. No shame in it.

Somebody in this world has to feel for others who don't, won't, or have forgotten how.

When I go look for a human-based definition, apparently we all have agreed - because it's on wikipedia - that it's a "mental disease" (?). I say #nope. So much more to it, so many variations, seasons and applications!
If you speak to the "right" people, they will call it "depression", which some prescribe pills to mask, while others affirm can be wiped out by the proper overstanding of biology, thought patterns and nutrition. Four hundred years before Christ the Greek philosopher Hippocrates spoke about four types of temperament (notice temperature as the basis here), affirming that the types were a result of various body fluids. That's how archaic this thinking is. 
Nothing is wrong with you. It's what you decide to create that gets created.

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Interesting how we classify everything, and I've never met the one person who oversees all of this subjective rewriting of natural things where some behaviors are translated as "normal" and others cast aside as undesirable. Like crying in public has become something you need to apologize to. I don't. Well, tried, and stopped. It never felt natural to me to say I am sorry for crying. Never. Anytime I can't put it into words I either write, paint or cry.

As for classifications, I don't mind them. They are like Santa Claus: come and go. I'd rather shut up and capture beauty in images I can't even begin to speak about. So, my instagram. <3

"I'd rather watch my kingdom fall
I want it all or not at all
Say it like you mean it"


Sunday, September 3, 2017

What's been going on.




I just finished these 2 paintings today.



The painting of the pup is a mini "aceo" size, 3.5 inches wide x 2.5 inches tall. 

Painted on heavy, quality watercolor paper I used some glitter and several delicious layers of watercolors.




To purchase the original: click below; you'll be taken to Paypal.
You will not be charged until you enter your payment method and finalize the transaction manually. Please send me your mailing address in the notes to seller box or email me.



He is also in my Redbubble shop where you can purchase t-shirts, greeting cards, stickers, gadget covers, tote bags, etc


I have ongoing auctions on eBay. Click here to see and play.


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“We create in mind a thought-form of what we'd like to be experiencing. Without that thought-form, all the creative energy in the universe can't form itself into a form that isn't made. We are obliged, then, to create the ‘first creation,’ and that's the one in mind . . .

How you feel about the realities of your life and what you do about them is completely unlimited by the power within you. Your future isn’t determined by your facts, just as your destiny isn’t determined by your history.” - Morrissey







Close-up (this can only be acquired if I scan to make it into products, Ask me, if interested.


Saturday, September 2, 2017

Fate, the Un-Conscious Spirit



Her name is "Fate"

She is what you see when you are unconscious.
She will stare back at you and try to wake you but you still have free will.
She just can't do it all. Change, or accept your Fate.


Click to see and play
My NEW fox AUCTION on eBay