Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Thinking back...





This morning I am here with my coffee at my desk thinking about the past year it has been a interesting one for certain. If I were to think to all the best parts of it that stand out I would say the election of Barack Obama was really meaningful one to me. I think the other thing that stands out is Blake and I took a trip to Orlando and hung out at Disney for days..but that wasn't the most important part. It was our extra trip to go see the legendary Coral Castle. Edward Leedskalnin was a incredible man and if you read about him in the link provided you learn about if you put your mind and imagination to something anything is possible. Above are some photos I took of the site.


I struggled this year with a creative block that now finally feels done. Every so many years I have a bad long standing block but afterwards you realize your mind is just figuring out stuff...I have had the past month a lot of creative break throughs in painting behind the scenes... and I feel most optimistic and obsessed with painting its been the most dominate thing on my mind and its all I feel like doing.
I am thankful I have the artist friends I have who I can share these things with as they are on similar journeys.
All in all I wish you the best for 2009 I wish for you that your dreams be realized, problems conquered, and that you are surrounded by people who really accept, love and support you.
Renee ^i^



Thursday, December 18, 2008

Auctions

Hey folks I will be posting new ebay auctions after the holidays!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Holiday Greetings

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

New Ebay Auctions for this week...




Hi Folks I have two new auctions for this week on EBAY Check them out "Star Bright and Holly Faery"


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving

I want to take a moment and wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. I know we are in some trying times right now it is something our whole world is facing from war to a global economy that is hanging on to maintain and the various struggles that humanity faces.. Please remember there is always hope...

With that note I wish you all the greatest of abundance and love to fill your lives this holiday season and beyond..

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Please Read

This was sent to me tonight and I would like to pass it along...
http://www.repoweramerica.org/page/s/epa

Monday, November 24, 2008

New Auctions



Hi folks its time for a new auction I have above "Winter Wind Spirit and The Leaf Gather" up on ebay here.
Other than that I think this week I am going to start painting some holiday inspired pieces..well in fact today!
I am amazed its already the holidays where does the time go??

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Justine Suissa

This song I heard tonight while in SL and I think its beautiful... there is some music in this world that will pull you briefly out of ones gravity weary shell. This song made me a instant fan ....



Check out Justine Suissa my space page

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Interesting

I love when I stumble upon cool movies and things on the web..this looks interesting ..

http://illuminated.com/

Sunday, November 16, 2008

New Ebay Auctions




Yes its Sunday Original Art Auction Time! Two new paintings one a 9 x 12 watercolor of a mermaid called "LeeLa" the second is a 4x6 painting called "The Fairy Pendant" Check them out at the link here
Its all snowy and brrrrrr cold..I hear Blake downstairs heating up some soup!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Snow

Well its was a super grey day today mixed with a load of big fluffy snow flakes... wild! Most happy because I have done two paintings for ebay which will be up for sunday auctions. So I will be posting new auctions soon! Yippy!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Interesting

Below is a link to a bunch of interesting little articles for artists and general being creative insights...
http://ezinearticles.com/?Out-of-the-Box-Thinking&id=1422394

I thought it maybe insightful if you meander into my blog and your a creative person..well we all are creative people are we not.

I have out my window a dark grey autumn day and always for some reason days like that make me feel super creative there is a odd comfort in it. Nothing better than grabbing some soup and tea and a sweater and get down to business..I think today I am going to problem solve my creative blocks issue I have been having off and on for a year now. I am starting to see the blocks as a need for something new or change or thinking different and it forces you to face that...you can't do the same things the same way all the time. I think the bag needs shaked up...

I have written in my blog about the muse that has been hiding then comes out then hides again. And I joke about luring her out with chocolate which has been an obvious reference to my creativity...I am at a point of grabbing her by the shoulders and giving her a good shake and asking her "what does she want" and slap the chocolate outta her hands. I woke up this morning with a determination to problem solve this and start getting a hold of what is sapping energy outta my life and what I need to do to resolve that.

Ok off to do just that keep cozy and warm!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

SL Halloween

Was in the spirit!

Monday, October 20, 2008

New Art Last Look!



Well "Last Look" is now done and will be available as prints in November....
Was a great weekend just passed the family celebrated Josie's 1st birthday! Happy B-Day baby doll!
Tomorrow I will be sitting a ruffing ideas for some new paintings to start really looking forward to it!
Have a great one!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Brigid

Brigid Ashwood is a genius...I want to eat her brains:) Thanks for all the advice when I was building my new website!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Last Look


This is a work in progress at this point called "Last Look" its interesting because its inspired by the story of Snow White. Its an image of Snow White giving one last look at the huntsman as he is setting her free into the forest instead of completing his mission the queen set him on.
Its giving a last look at her home and everything she knew...implied by her looking over her shoulder.
I wanted to start on a winter painting felt this would be a good one to finish..I started it a while ago but put it away have a handful like that...

Zooombbbiiiiessss

Oh this cracked me up good today...Zombies Dating Website...

http://mingle2.com/zombieharmony/free-dating-sites

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sea Angel Now Finished



Well Sea Angel is done will be able to buy prints of them in October:) Yea!












Thursday, September 18, 2008

Funny

This one goes out to Suzi Jen and Trista....


Hold On

http://myplay.com/video-player/sarah_mclachlan/hold_on

I love this song!!!

My friends got me into Sarah Mclachlan we even all have see her in concert togther. Speaking of my gal pal group we are getting together for Carla's Birthday tomorrow...HAPPY B-DAY CARLA.
Will be a fun eve of tarot readings and Bday cake....Yea!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

WIP Progress


Sea Angel Painting...Progressing!

Monday, September 8, 2008

WIP Sea Angel


This is a new painting I am working on called "Sea Angel" I have yet to design the costume for her. I like to create a seperate layers in Photoshop and experiment with the costume and other enhancements like jewelry and props. The layers option gives you flexiblity to do that which is one of the many powerful features in photoshop as well as a lot of art programs. Still working on Sea Angel she is half way through done so I will post the final soon.

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Ok its start work soon here for me... its been super busy but I am most happy it is!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

SL Eye Candy


I never cease to be amazed by Second Life...And I have been quite taken by the snapshot bug in there:D I know some folks don't get the virtual thing and frankly I don't care to explain what the draw is. Simply for me its a deep personal joy and anthor way to express myself creatively.


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

CILM SIM Nation



Well some art news today....

Being I am a huge SIMS2 fan and I support virtual worlds and have a interest in them. I am glad to share the news that CILM who creates and sell packs of my Tubes and Images for download has launched a new site.

CILM Sim Nation. You now can purchase my art legally online to use for your content creation for the SIMS game.

Below is the write up and info...

CILM announces a new website that offers legal image licensing to Sims Gamers
Creative Image Licensing and Management (CILM) announces that they have now made it possible for Sims Gamers to legally purchase the usage of artists' digital images. The web site, CILM Sim Nation (http://www.cilmsimnation.com/), offers artist tube and image packages for custom content makers to use in their Sims games. Some of those artists include: Anthony Guerra, Olivia, Joel Adams, Jennifer Janesko, Matt Busch, Ted Hammond, Mark Wasyl and many more with more added to the web site frequently. The art available can be used to make clothing for your Sims and furnishings, wall paper, floors and paintings for your Sim's homes. Even the smallest Sims house can look high dollar with an Olivia painting on the wall!

CILM Sims Nation makes it easy to purchase art for your content by using an easy-to-use web site interface with a FAQ's section, different ordering options, and legal licensing that allows you to create and share your Sims custom content creations with those gamers that love your creations. Artist packages, at CILM Sims Nation, are clearly visible and contain images as the artists created them and the same image professionally tubed for ease of use. Also, you can show off your content making ability by entering special content contests. If you love making content you can also get information about being a custom content maker for CILM Sims Nation.

Enjoy!...

Saturday, August 23, 2008

New Art Satyr Dreams


Well my painting is done its called Satyr Dreams and it will be up on my website to buy as prints the begining of September.
I have a new painting in progress will show a snippet soon...ok now to enjoy the weekend:)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Facebook

Well signed up with Facebook profile here..
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=802411599

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

4 Strings



I just got turned on to this band while in second life...this music lifts up my heart and spirit love to hear it!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Satyr Dreams WIP


What I have new on the screen...Satyr Dreams..keeping my promise of painting more dewds:D
This subject was a character I created and played when I used to role play Changling the Dreaming. And if I still did tabletop role play its the game I would be playing today..Loved it! I had two satyr characters this is the male one. Its a work in progress so still pushing about the pixels for it not much detailing and highlights yet but working on it.
Today finishing up a book cover and gonna relax the rest of the evening. Looks out window..looks like a boomer maybe coming in..stormy day ahead.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Bowling

Well for the first time since the 80's I went bowling tonight with my husband...I realized that bowling alleys are were time stands still..still the same as I remember them. I had a blast though its been so long and was fun..and in the last game I beat Blake:D Will do it again next week.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Second Life Pic


Well while in second life tonight took this pic of my avatar LeeLu...I rather like it:)


Sunday, July 13, 2008

Saturday, July 12, 2008

New art coming in August...

Return To The Sea





Dragon's Keeper






Well these are the two new pieces that will be on my site http://www.artbyrenee.com/ as prints for the begining of August. Also I have a original art auction for tomorrow evening! Stay Tuned!

Other than that its been a easy going summer so far..nice visits with family and the little ones Josie and Aden!

Well getting ready to enjoy this weekend! Have a great one:)





Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Doodle


Was having some bit of fun drawing and painting directly in Photoshop...this was the outcome to the right thought I would share it.
Just a quick painting of a lovely faerie noble woman.
Keeps the arm loose:)
Other than that been a busy bee as usual!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

WIP more of a glimpse


More of a glimpse of Return to the Sea...almost done with this one!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Return To The Sea WIP


Been back to digital painting this week I have to the right here another work in progress called Return to the Sea. Basically about a shape shifting mermaid fed up with human complexities and is returning to the sea the place were she is originally from back to a simpler way of life.
This is one of three paintings almost done very pleased with them.
Other than that its been stormy here so its a perfect day for painting I won't have any new traditional art this week balancing things out by painting digitally needing to get caught up on new art for prints.
I am really in need of a museum trip may visit the Carnegie Museum soon or the Smithsonian. Blake and I have been talking about take a road trip there in the near future.
Ah well must go get gussied up would like to go out to eat tonight and visit the bookstore.
Have a awesome week!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

New Sunday Night Auctions

New original art auctions now up on ebay!
Click Here!!

Well been a busy bee as usual! The heat wave here is rather icky so I been hibernating in my studio!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

New Auctions Now Up...


New original art auctions going on now link below...
Well so far its been a really nice and relaxing holiday weekend. I have my new computer all set up finished loading stuff in it. The graphics card is super improved so I been a video game junkie this past weekend I can't get over all the detail I have been missing out on.
The energies as of late have been peaceful and really lite and I have had tons of energy this past week have
gotten lots done.
Feeling pretty good hope it sticks around for a long while:)

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Friday, May 23, 2008

Best Friend


I wanted tonight to express how much I love my dearest friend Barb and her husband Den. We have been friends for well over 10 years now we met through the SCA and I want to thank her for always being there for me. She always listens she is compassionate loving person and a incredible creative lady. She just recently sent me this picture of her from her Victorian ladies women's club tea party she just attended I just loved this pic wanted to share it.
Thanks Barb for being a awesome friend!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Digital Art

While surfing the web I found this article really liked what it had to say about digital art...
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0HMU/is_12_27/ai_73393259

Monday, May 12, 2008

CD Cover Order of Nine

Quick Art News flash..

Metal band Order of Nine from here in Pittsburgh released their new album I am proud to say I created the cover for this great band...check it out http://cdbaby.com/cd/orderofnine3

Thanks Jere for the opportunity!

Joy!!!

I am so totally thrilled yesterday purchased a new computer for my business haven't done that since 2000. So Happy!!!

Also Happy Mothers Day Mum! And Happy 3rd B-Day Aden!!!

It was a layed back weekend Saturday was sunny so we went to the flea market Sunday it stormed and hailed a little felt bad for Blake he really wanted to go to the field and fly his RC airplanes. I know in my journal I bring up the weather a lot and seasons..weather really affects my moods all mostly good. Seasons and weather really spur my creativity hence why you see a lot of autumn themed pieces. . .Its my favorite time of the year go figure huh.

Well gotta plan my day and make a few trips!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

WIP Dragon's Keeper


Dragon's Keeper I thought I would do a quick post about its the current piece I have been working on behind the scenes. Been working on it off and on the past month keeping with the dragon theme I have been enjoying as of late. Also a clipping of the line work below..I may start out with a idea but in the painting process will start changing some things from the original sketch. Like the hair on the subject I let loose and have the wind blowing about to go along with the fiery scene. Its a turbulent painting and I wanted aspects of the subject to be affected by that environment.

Well lots on my plate today will be printing today and tomorrow and been doing a lot of graphic layout type projects so its a balancing act while on a merry go round. Been having fun trying out some new projects in other arena's in the art field I have always enjoyed variety. So much out there to explore and learn.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Happy D Day Mom

Well as of this morning my Mom is officially divorced "she is quite happy and is in a spry mood" so she is doing quite well.

So here is a fun blessing for you Mom!

May your days be filled with relaxing spa treatments
May your evenings be swimming with adult beverages
And nights may you be entertained by hot dancing dewds!

We love you big hugs!

Welcome to my new Blogger art journal

Hi Folks

Well I have moved over here to Blogger and will be posting all my art and studio news. I decided it was the best move a place where I can be more open. So stay tuned will start posting again shortly.

To say the least it has been super busy here I just got my website updated! There are current original art ebay auctions going on here

In the background I am working on new pieces of art to update the site up the road. I would love to post one a month but it has been project busy "thankfully so!" so it may be a bit before new stuff appears but please enjoy the most current new batch of works.

Well back to tweaking this journal...

Peace!
Renee

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

New Journal!

Decided to move to a Blogger journal will post soon....