Monday, November 26, 2007

Basement Art

"The Man In My Basement" D. Altaville c.2007
I did this piece earlier this year, came across it over the weekend and decided to sell prints of it at Abstract Joy on etsy. I LOVE THIS! The reason for the title is because he ACTUALLY was created in the basement! (Now Understand I have an UNFINISHED basement, but excess art supplies are down there. SO, while I was waiting for the dryer to stop one day, I started drawing this. Then just continued intermittently, when I was down there. Adding a stroke of color here and there and well, you get the picture.
So he is available here: where I still have my SUPER SALE going on. AND there is some new relisted stuff at Art n Joy here: also on SUPER SALE!
Anyhoo, I had a lovely weekend and the best part was the day I spent with my daughter yesterday. We spent some time looking at her fave photographers on the net, went out for pizza and played PacMan and generally did a lot of talking, bonding and lots and lots of laughing!
Nothing is better than laughing with your child.
And if you wanna know what I finally ended up naming the piece in the post below, well, you'll just have to use the link to Abstract Joy on etsy to find out!
OK enuf rambling. Hope everyone has a great week filled with lots and lots of laughter. I feel truly blessed.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Name That Piece

I am having a SUPER SALE at both my etsy shops all weekend long, including Monday.
All prints have been marked down, so take a peek while you're doing your holiday shopping!
The above piece is momentarily titled, "Stck Lady & Her Nest" though I'm not terribly fond of the name. Any other suggestions?
Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend! I am so thankful for all my blogging buddies!

Sunday, November 18, 2007


"In Between" D. Altaville c.2007
Yup, this is how I'm feeling right about now. In Between the Tears I Can Face My Fears.
At least that was the journal entry for this one.
And yes, it's available at Abstract Joy here:
AND I am having a storewide sale at Art n Joy here:
so you can add a little joy to the lovelies on your gift giving list!
Sorry for the shameless promoting but times are tough and every little bit helps!
Hope you all are having a JOYOUS and Creative Sunday cherishing those you love.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Out Of The Blue

"Out Of The Blue" D. Altaville c.2007
No clue. Don't ask! lol Just another BlueJude-ism. I do like it though. And it is up on my etsy shop Abstract Joy, here:
And yes my Art n Joy Shop is still in existence as well.
Not much new to tell here. I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is next week! How does that happen every year that it just creeps up on you so quickly?
And contrary to the post below, I actually do a kick- butt turkey and actually enjoy doing it! I guess all of us can have our contradictions.
Ok, if your looking for a good read check out EAT PRAY LOVE.
And if you need a good movie, check out Georgia Rule.
And of course have a great week, and add a little art to your life! Preferably mine! {:

Friday, November 09, 2007

Me, Cook?

"What Ya Got Cookin" D.Altaville c.2007
Just a silly journal page I did recently. The real kicker is that I hate to cook- So I have no idea where this came from! The only thing I've been tryin to cook up lately is some new art.
Hopefully I'll have something to more substantial to show soon. In the meantime, I hope everyone has a great weekend, filled with great food, from your kitchen or someone elses!

Monday, November 05, 2007

It's A Scary Life!

This is the little guy trying to look scary and maenacing. A tough job with such an angelic face, dontcha think? lol
Me thinks he should put the mask back on!
My daughter chose to be one of the Seven Deadly Sins. The Sin of Wrath. And yes, being a teenager, I have certainly experienced her wrath first hand! However, I think her only sin is that this child is another one too beautiful to look very menacing. Tho I think her outfit is uber-cool! Fun was had by all. Oh and if you're wondering where my 16 year old son is- well, he begged off from the festivities as he was busy with major schoolwork. That guy is definately gonna take care of his mama in her old age! I want to thank you all for the well-wishes on the post below. I'm still chugging along, and keeping the faith that God will see us through this storm. AND I have been trying to do SOME creating. Will show and tell soon. Happy Week All!