Monday, April 30, 2007

SPRING and ArtWords

"Get Happy" D. Altaville c.2007
This was actually a special request piece I did for someone who has a shop on etsy called Check out her shop as she is another SAHM, trying to use her creative talents to bring in a part time income.
Sure does shout Spring...dontcha think? is a beautiful day here and I think I will be putting in my own Gerber Daisies this afternoon along with some Nasturtiums.
Life has been up and down here. Hub is still out of work, and I am on my usual emotional rollercoaster. I'll spare you the details and just say that I am trying to keep the faith and putting a lot in God's hands. And trying to keep an attitude of gratitude.
AND speaking of gratitude, I want to thank Sewing Simple on etsy for featuring me and my shop on her blog. See the post below. And by all means check out her shop.
She offers custom designs for very trendy clothes and accessories!
AND I also want to thank Groovy Vinyl on etsy for doing a feature on me at her blog here:
Groovy Vinyl is a very appropo name as the gal designs jewelry from old vinyl records!!
How cool is that! Well, find out for yourself and go to her shop on etsy. You will be amazed at what she does!
So now that I've given you plenty to I'm off to do some Spring cleaning!
Happy Day all! And please support artists on etsy when you are doing a little shopping!

Saturday, April 28, 2007


Really!! Just Go here...
Spread the Joy Today!
And Have a Beautiful Saturday!

Friday, April 27, 2007

Check out MY INTERVIEW!!!

Cool beans I tell ya! Go to this link and check out my interview about being an etsy seller.
Please take a moment to visit someone very special. She is a young, creative and very talented. I, for one, think she shows great promise with a camera in hand. AND she has a new blog in need of visitors! SO PLEASE .....Take a peek for your self!
Just click on the Lavender Funk link to the right. Thanks and Happy Friday!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Wish I Had More.....

"Lily Claire and Her Turquoise Hearts"by D. Altaville c.2007
Well, I wish I had more to say lately, rather than just posting my art...but quite honestly, there's not much new here to talk about. Spring has finally sprung- and that's good, so I can show off some Spring flowers soon. I just got some very happy Gerber Daisies yesterday.
I have two new commissions to work on- and that's good too!
And soon I will be doing a post about some wonderful artists on etsy.
And that too will be good.
So I guess for now, all I can say is that all is well and good.
And what's so bad about that? lol
OK I'm off to do some laundry. See...told ya, nothin' new and exciting! heehee
Happy Day All!

Monday, April 23, 2007


"Standing On The Purple Hills Of Hope" D.Altaville c.2007

Friday, April 20, 2007

Back To Color....

"She Came From The East" D.Altaville c.2007
OK I couldn't stand it. I couldn't look at my blog and not see some color! lol
So here it is! Something to brighten your day and weekend.
Hope it's a good one for everyone!
Please excuse all my "Blarketing" as Garden painter calls it!. {:
But a gal's gotta do what a gal's gotta do!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

A Little Black & White...

"Code Logic" by D.Altaville c. 2006
Just thought I'd share a B & W ATC...ya know...something different.
And of course it is on ArtnJoy at etsy.
Hope everyone is having a non-logical day!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

American Idols....

"American Idols of My Hood" by D.Altaville c.2007
Though I'm not a huge fan of this show, I have been known to tune in on occasion.
However, this piece is more of a tribute to all the wonderful friends in my life,
and that includes my blogging friends!
They are MY American Idols and I am blessed to have them in my life!
And of course I have to say that this piece is available at Art n Joy on etsy.
Thanks all for being there and Happy Tuesday.

Sunday, April 15, 2007


"Get Lucky"by D.Altaville c.2007
Available at Art n Joy

Saturday, April 14, 2007


Take Advantage Of The SALE At ART n JOY Today! New Pieces Up! TAKE A LOOK!
Art To Make You Smile!

Okay enuf said! I'm off to clean house. YOU! Go shop and have fun! lol Happy Saturday All!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

What Do You Think?

The top one is called "Holding On" and the bottom one is called "Hanging By A Thread".
Two pieces that have been here for months, that I finally finished yesterday
and put up on etsy. I personally like them...a lot. Though they are yet another
departure from my usual. Don't ya think? to all critiques and opinions. (Of which I appreciate greatly by the way!)
Let 'em rip all!
Happy Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


"Listen" by D.Altaville c.2006
This is an abstract from my past work. I am putting them up on etsy as I would like to start doing more abstracts. Of course, it would be nice to finish up some of the many pieces that I have already started. You know me, something always in progress, somethings always left undone (which kind of annoys me about myself). Jumping around like a bean from one genre/series to the next. And as you can see, I'm getting into the watermark thing. I should probably put it on all my works on etsy...but where does a girl find the time?'ll be interesting to see how my abstracts do.
And of course I will continue to cut, paste and play and do my funky journal pages so there will be more of them to come too. Afterall that is my playtime!
So what do you all think of Abstract BlueJude?

Monday, April 09, 2007


It twas a wonderful Easter and now I am eggstremely tired! But the little guy had a great time and it was wonderful to see my friend Debbie again. Though we always seem to forget we are not 19 anymore when we get together. So we had a bit too much vino, but a good time was had by all. And now I am just way to tired to post anything of any intelligence or worth so I will just say Happy Monday to all and hope you have a great week!

Saturday, April 07, 2007


"What A Wonderful World" D. Altaville c.2007
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Friday, April 06, 2007


Okay, first off I am very excited as I just posted the very FIRST PIECE in a BRAND NEW SERIES I'm working on! Very different from my other work. At least I think so! lol
Wanna take a peek? You can see it by clicking here
AND today I'm off to get my many eggs to start the festivities! We will color them this afternoon, marvel at our creations and I am oh so thankful that they are not calling for rain or snow on Sunday, so I don't have to wrap all the little buggers in cellophane! Yes, I have been known to that to save my little lovelies creations.
Then I will have to complete part two of our Easter tradition that I started when my older two were about three and four. I take those plastic eggs and not only do some get jelly beans and quarters BUT they also get little clues that have to be figured out by my very genius children and that clue will lead them to their loot or sometimes to another clue! (the loot ranges from $1.00 store chachkas to a new video game, as I have not yet hit Trump status). Of course, being the little anal nerdie birdie I can be, the clues must rhyme and are usually quite humorous! THEN I have to remember where each gift goes according to the clue and for what child. I keep this written down, naturally as my brain can only hold so much info. lol
They have enjoyed this so much that I think I'll be doing it till their in college! And now that I have the little will be even more fun...and more work. Well, an Easter Bunny's work is never done. Yes I am one cwazy wabbit! And I just found out that one of my dearest and oldest friends will be joining us this Easter which is very special as we don't get to visit often.
So, even though Spring is not in the air I am feeling the stirrings of new beginnings. Good beginnings that hopefully will lead to many blessings. And to all you other cwazy wabbits...Have a Wonderful and Blessed Easter!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Wednesday's Bliss

"Bliss" D.Altaville c.2007
Bliss. That's what some blogging buddies have added to my life. Not only with their encouraging words and kind support, but with their little surprises as well.
Carrie at Violets Are held a give away of which I won a charming little egg full of chicks!
How delightful it was to receive in the mail. Wrapped beautifully in violet blue tissue paper, but of course! Then a day later, what does the maillady have for me? A BEAUTIFUL pin that I won at Windy Angels give away. Not only that, the very most generous and kind Windy included an ASTONISHING Fabric Postcard that she had created a while back and that I had commented on- on her blog. Windy, you brought tears to my eyes. I was so touched that you remembered how fond I was of this creation and how you so generously gave it away. I truly will treasure it always!! My only regret is that my camera is a little wiggy so at the moment I can't share pics. But hopefully, later today or tomorrow I will have some up.
And so it is a cold, bleak, rainy day here but still I feel blissful and blessed.
Thanks you guys for being so wonderful!!
Blessings of Bliss To You All Today!

Monday, April 02, 2007


"Patience: I'm Still Growing My Wings" by D.Altaville c.2007
This pretty much sums up how I'm feeling today!
But patience does pay off, as I finally got a spot in Underwired Magazine's April Issue
as the Featured Illustrator! How cool is that?
No pay. But at least it's exposure.
Now if you wanna know what piece it is, you'll have to visit my etsy to find out!
Can you guess which one it is?
Blessings to all this week!

Sunday, April 01, 2007


I am just burning up with new ideas and series! Always have been, for a WHILE.
Most STARTED.....still waiting for their companions. Anyhoo....ABSOLOUTELY AMAZING but I just STUMBLED across this old Journal FULL (well, almost) of these PERSONNA's that have been in my mind for YEARS!! Occassionally they pop up out of nowhere...well...yes...somewhere.
BUT I found this treasury of ideas with these funny personnas and they were MINE!
I'm so EXCITED I could burst! So I had to babble and ramble and OH MY!
Just what I needed. ANOTHER Series to work on......
later gators....


"Trust Your Heart Always" D. Altaville c.2007
I simply love this one! And being the shameless promoter that I've turned
into I must say that this little cutie is up for sale at Art n Joy on etsy.
Take a Peek!