Sunday, November 30, 2008

Tinkering with polls...

Hello all - I'm tinkering with my poll process because I want to streamline it. I've been doing my polls through yahoo, but that's a pain because it's cumbersome to people to sign up there, look at photos on blogger, then go to yahoo to vote. I could do polls here on blogger but they don't allow me to collect the names of the voters, so there is no way to do a random drawing. I'm thinking that I may move my polls to facebook. There, I can create a poll with just the pictures, so you don't have to go back and forth from yahoo to blogger. I've started a group there and I think that may be an easier place to house my group. Join me on my facebook group at ...

Take a test poll at

Be sure to watch for my next poll, which I plan to launch Tuesday! I'm going to send invitations to all the people that have participated in the poll to join facebook so watch for that!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Poll winners!

Winner of the poll - mdmsiamese!! Mdmdsiamese gets first dibs on the original painting and a free print. Tonyamouse has won the random drawing for a free print of her choosing. Below is the winning image. Click on it to see the print!

For a chance to win a free print, participate in the current poll running below. Once you vote, your name will be automatically entered into the drawing! Just click on the link to vote. You will need to join my yahoo group to participate. I NEVER sell your info to advertisers! Once you are a member of my group, you'll also get updates whenever I finish a new painting and have offers exclusively for my group members.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New Poll!

The winner of the siamese poll will be announced soon. In the mean time, let's vote for the next painting! If you had a dog in one of your files in my yahoo group, it should be in the list below. If you had more than one, I chose just one out of your file. Two winners will be chosen: the owner of the winning picture and a randomly drawn member who participated in voting. That winner will be able to choose any print they want from my store! There are several links you can click to vote. The 'click here to vote' link will take you to my yahoo group, where you can vote for the picture you like best. I'm sorry if I butchered the breeds, PLEASE email me and fill me in on the correct breeds! Start adding more pics; my next poll will be of beauty, so any pic I find in the yahoo group photo files that is beautiful, will be considered for the next poll!

1 Golden Lab

2 Alaska dog

3 Big Lab

4 Smile

5 Little White dog

6 White Retriever

7 Dog and Kitty Buddies

8 Basset puppy

9 White dog Closeup

10 Alaskan dog with blue leash

Click here to vote!

11 Black and White dogs

12 Sheepdog

13 Big Black dog

Click here to vote!

Village Artists Gallery

Here are pics of the gallery I'm in on the gala opening night. These are my paintings and prints behind me.

With my fiance Tao and friend Brynne.

We had a nice little crowd for our opening!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

New "Forest Light" painting completed

Click on the painting to view it in my gallery!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

New Painting - "Toasty Tuxedo"

Click on the picture to see it on Etsy!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

And the winner is...

Watch the video to see who won the first drawing for a free print!

Be sure to vote in the latest poll so your name is entered in the next drawing. You will find the pictures to choose from for the poll below!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New Giclee and Print available!

This was a commission, and the owner kindly gave me permission to offer him as a print too! Click on the picture to see the listing!

Now offering this as a HUGE giclee - Click the picture to see it!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Vote for a chance to win a free print!

Vote for your favorite! If you are not a member, join my studio and vote, and you will still have a chance to win a print of your choice. So there will be two winners with this contest; the owner of the photo, and a randomly drawn participant who will win any print I have available. These pictures were taken from the files of members of my yahoo group (see link above). If you would like to participate in future contests, be sure to join my group and add your photos! My next contest will be for non siamese pictures!

1 - Siamese on rail
HERE's THE LINK TO VOTE Just click to go there. Anywhere you see words underlined, you can click on them and it will take you to the link described!

2 Siamese on rug

3 Siamese on Chair

4 Siamese with Orange Nose

5 Siamese by window

6 Siamese on Couch

7 Siamese Outside

8 Siamese Snugglers
9 Siamese on Pink

10 Siamese with Babies

11 Siamese Eyes

New Painting "Orange Tabby"

Here's my newest painting...

"Orange Tabby"

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Win a Stocking full of goodies!

A team that I am a member of on Etsy is having a holiday contest. Search through each member's listings to find a picture of a stocking. If you win you'll get a goody stocking and discounts in participating stores. Go here for more info:

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

New Painting - "Sheepdog"

I just finished this one. Click on it to view the painting.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Pictures of the day

I went over to my parents' house tonight for dinner, just in time to capture the perfect light...

This is an egret that was stalking along the edges of my pond. Although I was already late, I just had to take the time to capture the stunning light!

Sadie Plays with a brush

Sadie Video

Here's the REAL star of the show...