Monday, November 22, 2010

Fun with GLITTER! and a Giveaway with a "Catch``!

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It's been a busy week in the studio as I prepare for a sale at our local Art Centre.  This will be the first time I've put any of my illustration work for sale publically.  Needless to say, I have no idea if I will sell anything!!! One or two sales would make me happy. I live in a small city - about 70,000 and I have no idea how many people will turn out for the sale.   I also realize a lot of the digital work I do doesn't appeal to a large audience.  Some of it is too cutsey, some of it too surreal, and often (well, almost always!)  it's quirky.  But, I'm ok with that, because the joy is in the process and the moments I spend with my muse.  Nevertheless, it would be fun to see someone walk out with one of my prints.  I will be volunteering just for two hours and I'm sure will probably spend more on other artists work than I could ever generate myself!

Here's three images I'll be selling as prints - I think they'd be suitable for a younger person's bedroom, or they could be quite funky on a bathroom wall.  I've kept them sized at 5 x 7 which also allows me to keep the price down.    For a change, I added glitter to each of the prints - just because they lend themselves to sparkle, with the messages and the 'feel.'   So, you'll also see some photographs of them in their frames and with the sparkles.  I'll be putting them in my Etsy shop later today or this week.

Oh, and, I wanted to again thank Marsha for her new images from Tumble Fish Studio.  They are a ton of fun to play with and my favorites are the Ethereal Circles/Spheres!!! 

Above, a photograph from "Love Conquers All"

Another photograph - it's HARD to photograph sparkles....without them looking 'messy'!

"Love Conquers All" - digital 5 x 7"

Above  photograph from "Love Conquers All" - I made her cuffs from the necklace and neck  of a another vintage image!

"The Tinsel Fairy" - 5 x 7 inches inside mat -  this tinsel does not 'cling' :0)

Above photograph from "The Tinsel Fairy" -
I initially made her in more pastel tones, but recolored her to work with the other two prints.

Tradition -  (this is not a clue)

 When I was a little girl, a very little girl, it was my job to put the tinsel on the tree when my Dad had put up the lights, and my Mom had put the glass decorations on.  Actually, I put the bottom 2 feet of the tree tinsel on, as that was as high as I could reach.   I just realized this very moment, I put the tinsel on because it wasn`t breakable.  :0)
 It was an annual tradition and it went along with their annual Rum and Egg Nog with Nutmeg, homemade Nuts and Bolts that were laced with garlic,  and for my brother and I - the first lemon tarts of the year.  What food do you associate with the season?  Apart from Mr. Turkey?

Above  photograph from "Honor All Beings" - this has particular relevance to me as I have struggled with the number of Greckles  (very similar to Starlings) we have in our yard each summer.  They hog the bird feeders and chase all of the song birds away.  I've really had to work hard at 'liking' them.  They do have gorgeous deep brown/black opalescent wings that reflect deep turquoises and purples in the sunlight. 

So, this one is for you Greckles out there...I will try hard again next summer to 'honor' you....but sadly, right now, you are just one level above a mosquito in my books!

``Honor All Beings`` 5 x 7 `` ìnch digital

``Love Conquers All`` - 5 x 7 inch digital

Image Credits:  Tumble Fish Studio - Masterpieces,  Letters, Zetti Masterpieces Ethereal Circles-Spheres, Angels, Splendid, (  Holliewood Studios - for little trees (Christmas Morning) and heart (Love and War) and wooden window (Haute Halloween), roses (Rose Is A Rose)   and FineCrafted Designs - for bits of vine turned into tinsel - (Good Evening) plus a little bit of hair from CrowAbout Studio B all at -  (  Cali Designs - cherry blossoms, Tangie Baxter - star on crown and feather halo (  and Kate for letters for LOVE CONQUERS ALL plus a few bits and pieces from my own collection. 

FINALLY !!!! The Giveaway!!!!
Well, if you managed to read this far (or scrolled down in a hurry!) - here`s the giveaway details.  In order to be eligible you must answer this skill testing question:  Which of the 3 prints posted above had a revision made to it?  And, how was it revised?  In other words, something changed at some point from the computer images to the photographs taken.... 

You must also include your home address in your email that contains the correct answer so I know where to send the print if you win! 

I`ll draw two names  from those  that respond with the correct answer and send each person  a matted copy of the original print.

ps - there are two correct answers (thanks to all of you that have replied with another answer!!!  ) If you guess BOTH, I'll enter your name twice.

Deadline: - November 30th, 2010
Email your answers to

Thanks for reading!!!!



Fiona (anubis 1 ) said...

Oooh Trudi, these are absolutely stunning my friend. I'm sure that these will snapped up straight away. Totally Fabulous stunning pieces. Oh and you've got mail Hun. I just couldn't pass on an opportunity as Fabulous as this. Fingers and toes crossed over here.
Hugs Fiona.

Linda M. said...

Hi Trudi, Cut-out-cookies with sprinkles. Oh, I love the images. I'll email you too. Good luck with your sales. I think you will do very well.

sugar Creek said...

I love every one of them! Really just beautiful work. Good luck!

Tabitha Corsica said...

You've got mail... :-)

Debby said...

They are all just gorgeous, you rock.

We always had a special Christmas breakfast with these cheesie buns. My Grandmother started it and it has just gone on down through the generations. I could imagine a Christmas morning without them..

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I so love the glitter my dear. May your holiday be filled with laughter and pure Joy! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Sandy said...

OMG Trudi what for wonderful and unique pieces. Absolutely stunning. I´ve missed the right words in english. Wonderful images. Love it, love it, love it.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Thank you for stopping by. When you did, I had no idea you were actually the person I was needing your address for. I am currently working on my butterfly and will soon be needing your address so I can send it. It should be ready to go in about a week.

Having just visited you for the first time, I saw the word "cutesy" in your first sentence. I find nothing "cutesy" about your art. Cutesy is ducks with bows or images of big eyed girls. Your art is colorful and sincere. I love it. And thanks for coordinating this project. I hope you do well this weekend.

Terri Kahrs said...

When I read the word, "glitter", I had to make sure that it was, indeed, your blog!!! LOL! Trudi, each and every one of these prints is amazing! Blessings for many sales! Will send an email too! Hugs, Terri xoxoxo

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

These are lovely, so colourful! I can definitely see the appeal in a younger girls room. Best of luck with your sale. I always think of mincemeat tarts, christmas pudding and homemade candy. I continue with the tarts and pudding!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Trudi! S T U N N I N G! Oh my goodness! Sparkle and Twinkle and everything enchanting. Best work yet and I just love them!

Palma said...

Trudi, your work is absolutely stunning and so unique. I, too, love your work and I am very honoured that you took the time to comment on my work.
I don't think that you'll have too much trouble selling your beautiful creations.

I am so happy to have discovered you through 'The Buttefly Effect', project and again, I think that you are a very wonderful person for your efforts.

Wishing you all the very best

Casey's Crossing said...

Here I sit on Thanksgiving Day drooling over your gorgeous work!
Love, love, LOVE the new art work -
wish I could attend the art fair to make a purchase. Alas, I'm in the USA. May have to settle for a print, lol. Keep up the fab work and NEVER let go of the "quirky" as that's what makes your work so fabulous and endearing!!