Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Acrylic Painting Missy69

As you can see, I am not blogging as much as I would like to. I need to get onto some kind of a schedule, like I used to. My homeschool blog is need of attention as well. Oh well.

 I actually did two of these ruby-throated hummingbird paintings, one facing East, and the other West. I was going to list them together, but then I thought what if someone only wants one. They are painted exactly the same, and both are available in my Etsy shop.  If they look a little bit different it is because I had to use two different cameras, so lighting setting was different.   They are done on wrapped canvas, ready to hang, all done in acrylic measuring 10x8. I am super pleased with how they came out, and they will look beautiful hanging on any wall. Check them out in my Etsy store.

 I had my first crochet item sale, yesterday. I love to crochet, and was thinking of giving it up, as I have no need for all these baby things. But, now I have renewed hope, lol.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

I Love Hummingbirds!

I have said before that painting nature is one of my most favorite things to paint. It is also one of my most frustrating things to paint, since I want my painting to look exactly like whatever it is I am painting. This is sometimes very difficult. I did one hummingbird painting, a few years back, that I love, but now I have drawn out two matching hummingbirds, on two separate canvas. They will be sold together, in my Etsy shop, once I get them painted. We have a hummingbird feeder, and I think the most I have had at once is three. They are so much fun to watch, and if they get used to you they will just stay there and let you watch. Some people even get the privilege to feed them from their hand. I would love that! I probably won't get a chance to paint them until next week, but that is ok. In the mean time I will watch videos to get their colors embedded in my brain.

 I also drew out two new wood burning projects. One for Mother's Day, that will be here before we know it, and another tree of love, that I absolutely love because the flowers look like Shamrocks. I didn't get it done in time for St Patrick's Day, but if you are Irish, or love Irish symbols, this piece of work will be special. Be sure to check back to see it, should have them done tomorrow.


Saturday, March 19, 2016

My First Product Video for My Etsy Shop

Etsy has added a new feature where you can create videos for your Etsy shop.  Now, I need to make a story video, to upload.  But, for now I am doing product videos, using Slidely software.  Click the link below to see my first ever Etsy product video.  More to come, I hope, lol.

http://slide.ly/view/d341d3880eaf56e5503f023f462c4160

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Follow Me On Social Media

I will list all my social media links below.  If you want me to follow you back, just drop me a comment.  As an update, I think I am going to stop crocheting.  I know it is sad, but I could be learning more jewelry, paint and wood working techniques, all items that I have sold.  I have not sold one crochet item, not even one.  I just have to be practical.  If you have an Etsy store, be sure and check out my new social media team.  It is growing, and has some steady, active members, but can always use more.  Join it if you want.

https://www.pinterest.com/iaminterested/

https://www.tumblr.com/blog/melissaiam14

http://www.bestie.com/missliss08

http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/melissaruth1/likes   I could really use more on this site.


https://twitter.com/melissasjewelry

https://www.facebook.com/missliss12/?ref=hl

https://plus.google.com/u/0/104465407564945183380

https://www.etsy.com/teams/27173/social-media-love

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Rustic Easter Rabbit Zentangle Wood Burned Wall Art

I simply love wood burning, or pyrography which is the official term. My mother gave me a whole bunch of wood slices, and I could not wait to do something with them. This is a hand drawn rabbit silhouette with zentangle doodle patterns, drawn then wood burned into the rabbit design. It is signed and dated. I do not trace, or transfer my drawings, they are all hand drawn. This piece is available in my Etsy store. 


My Prasiolite emerald cut ring sold, the other day. I am so happy some lucky lady will be wearing that beauty soon.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Lovely Sterling Silver Green Peridot Ring

I finally got to make some new jewelry pieces, with traditional settings, and gemstones from my personal collection. I love Peridot! It is my birthstone, and in the lime green, that looks like fresh grass, is my favorite hue. Peridot can have more yellow undertones, and it can also be bland and blah. I love vibrant, bright, beautiful Peridot. The ring below is sterling silver, and this ring is made well with a thick silver band. It is a size 7, and I would wear it as an engagement ring. You can view it in my Etsy store, along with my other awesome items, of course.

Aquamarine is the birthstone for March, and I hope to get some info up soon about this beautiful gemstone.  I do have blue gemstones, in my collection, and some jewelry, but I am not positive they are Aquamarine.



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