Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Jess Brown Doll and the CPSIA

I usually leave my "kid" blogging to my daughters blog, couldn't help to share her Jess Brown doll on my art blog. This truly is a work of art. I love Jess Brown dolls and was thrilled to get to special order mine right from Jess herself. Check out her site here... Jess Brown

Emma with her Jess Brown Doll she has named Emma too.

With everything that is going on with CPSIA and the chance that we could see the end to handmade America for kids, I really want to make sure I get what I can for Emma while I still can. I love buying her special handmade clothes, toys, and furniture. I have a wonderful wood telephone from Canada, a beautiful handcrafted wood chair, my Jess Brown doll, numerous dresses from Etsy shops and loads of other wonderful handmade blankets, burp cloths, and purses. Emma's world would be much duller and not so unique with out such wonderful one of a kind pieces. I don't want her to live in a world of plastic Mattel and fisher price, but that is exactly what the government is doing...Not sure what the CPSIA is and what you can do about it Please by all means check out this link CPSIA Resources

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Custom Work

The last month or so has kept me busy with some commissioned work. First up I did two really fun and super cute pieces for a young lady named Bella that is currently living in Europe and getting to see the world. Her room is being done over in a Parisian theme so I got the job of creating a few pieces of art to go on her newly painted walls. I did Bella in Paris at the Eiffel Tower and Bella and Lulu in Paris at the Arc de Triumph. Both were a big hit and are now currently for sale in my Etsy shop. I do plan on updating the colors in both pictures with French colors and Lulu will turn into a poodle so that there is a choice for my shoppers.

I just finished a wonderful watercolor for a good friend of mine. She had a wonderful picture of her niece and nephew that I then sketched out and painted in a large size of 18 X24 inches. It was a nice break to do a more realistic portrait piece. It's been a long time and it was very refreshing.
I did have loads of plans for getting some really cute pieces out for Easter to put in my Etsy shop, but time just didn't permit. I will still be doing them of course but they just didn't make it for Easter. The bright side is that they will be there in plenty of time for next year!