Monday, February 11, 2013

The Visitation of Eugenie's Muse And a New Shop ~

I've been so busy lately.

So, so busy.

Some good stuff.

Some bad stuff.

The good stuff comes from my studio.  

I finished a piece that has a lot of personal meaning to me.

This piece is chock full of images that were inspired by the Great Depression, the Ozarks and hard times.  Death and hope as well.

It isn't as bright and colorful and curious as my usual art.  

Eugenie is still in my shop.  If you're interested in purchasing her, just click Right Here.

I've also been playing with salted watercolor again ~ 

This is "Lollianna" ~ 

She's a character from one the children's stories that I wrote called: 

"Lollianna and George Roy's Spectacular Balloon Animal Party."

I am hoping to paint George Roy as well.

My watercolors are simply quick studies.  They're not perfect.  They're "prototypes" for the characters in my books.  Doing theses quick paintings helps me to identify the characters physically.

If you're interested in purchasing "Lollianna" you can find her in My Shop.

She's very affordable and she's one of a kind.

I've also been busy building a second online shop.  A place where I can sell some of the vintage photos I have. 

Here's my new shop ~ 

Most of the photos I'm selling are pieces that I can't use in my art or pieces I've already used.  I don't actually cut into the original photo...I just scan them and hand-tint the scans.  However, there are a few photos that are dear to me that I have listed ~ 

The Hingtgen Sisters has some history.  The three girls were daughters of the photographer Theo Hingtgen.  Their names were Anna, Mary and Bertha.  Mary is the little girl in the middle and she was deaf and couldn't speak.  The photo was taken in 1890 and is in excellent condition. you can see, I've been busy in the studio and busy building a new shop.

I hope you are all well and staying warm and safe.  I hear tell there's a lot of snow out there!

Until Next Time:


Cecilia said...

Lollianna is so whimsical! Did you ever publish the story? Sounds like it would be a fun one.
Congrats on your new store, too. Love those old photographs - alas, I have too many of my own to purchase more, but I sure enjoy looking...
I'm amazed at your creativity, it seems to have no bounds. Sometimes I get a bit "jealous" of that - nay, more like frustrated with my lack thereof!
Lots of sunshine here, today, sending an armful (?) of it your way. ;-)) said...

I loooooove this piece a whole whole whole lot.

And your salted watercolors, scrumptious!!

Old photos just steal me away.

Such treasures!


Gerushia's New World said...


Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog!

No, I haven't published any of my stories...their on paper and in my head. That's probably as far as they'll ever go. But it's fun to write and create characters to go along with the stories.

I don't think you lack creativity at all! You're a gardener and you have a flair for interior decorating. I think those are very creative talents.


Gerushia's New World said...


Thank you for liking my new piece. That means the world to me. I know it's quiet and subdued, but I think it speaks a bundle in it's quietness.

Do you still have the vintage photo of the girl with the teacup that I gave you?


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