Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Thanks Moms! Mother's Day Giveaway

To say "Thank You" to all you amazing moms, I am giving away a free print from my Etsy store. Just check out the prints section at animalcracker.etsy.com then come back here and leave a comment telling me which one you would like. The winner will be chosen in honor of Mother's Day! Have A Great Day. (pic. is of my son giving his mommy some flowers he picked)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

30 Blissful Minutes of "Mini" Fun

I think all the Mom's out there will get this one... I wish I could spend a fews hours every day painting. But with my often crazy schedule, it rarely happens that way. So the other day, after getting frustrated with the lack of time to myself, I decided to take it on the road. I loaded a "mini" 6x8 canvas board and my paints in my car and - after runninng 3,000 errands - I sat in the parking lot and painted while waiting for my son to get out of preschool! Thirty blissful minutes to myself doing something I truly enjoy. I am not the most neat painter - so my car interior - at least some spots - got a bit of a makeover. Who Cares! In case you were wondering, the little bear is the one I worked on in the car. Here's wishing all you Mom's 30 blissful minutes of Fun! (Sorry so short but need to run. My son just tied himself up with an entire box of floss and can't get free.) Happy Mother's Day!
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The ones you just can't give up...

There was an interesting post in the Etsy forums the other day. One of the shop owners asked if people ever felt sad about selling some of their items. Most people replied - YES - including me. Some of the paintings I have done, for whatever reason, are just too difficult for me to sell. Like this painting I did last year of a bear. I have done many bear paintings so I am not exactly sure what it is about this little guy - maybe his sweet little face. But he hangs in my son's room. And that is where he will stay.