Sunday, December 12, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up #9!

I have so many exciting things to share with you all this week! I'm having a HUGE giveaway for the holiday season, I have also released my Angelique products this week, HAED has come out with 3 new Christmas cross stitch designs and I have picked a name for my Candy Cane Witch!

Win a FREE 8x10" Original Commissioned Painting!!

I am so absolutely thrilled to tell you all about a HUGE giveaway that I'm fortunate to be having this month! A very generous person has donated money for me to paint an 8x10" commissioned painting to give away to one of you lucky people! This person wishes to remain anonymous, but if you'd like to thank this person for the opportunity, please leave your comments here and I will make sure they receive them. =)


To Enter - Tell Me Your Favorite Holiday Tradition

To have a chance to win an 8x10" commissioned painting painted by me, Nikki Burnette, simply make a post on my Facebook note here telling me what your favorite holiday tradition is. It doesn't have to be a Christmas tradition. It can be any holiday that you celebrate any time of the year. Please only post one time. Multiple entries will not be counted. To make it easy to keep track of everyone, please only post on this note. If you email me, message me or contact me in any other way, I will send you a response requesting that you post to this note.

The deadline to enter is December 22nd at Midnight PST. On December 23rd, I will randomly select one person who has posted on this note and announce the winner!

What You Win - 8x10" Commissioned Painting

I will paint an 8x10" commissioned painting for the person that wins! This will be absolutely free, no shipping costs, no! The painting will be painted in watercolor and ink. Please have an idea of what my style is before entering this giveaway. I paint fantasy women, usually fairies, mermaids, witches, vampires, steampunks, etc... I don't feel comfortable doing exact portraits of someone, but can make the figure resemble someone by choosing the correct skin color, eye color, hair color, etc...

Please also keep in mind the size of the painting when thinking about what you'd like me to paint. I can usually fit in one figure and one creature/animal or several creatures/animals if they're smaller. I will talk more to the winner about the commission process, but to get a general idea, you can view the description on my Custom Paintings here.

I will begin work on the winner's commissioned painting at the beginning of January. It usually takes anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months for me to finish a commission. Please keep in mind that I retain all rights to the commissioned painting, including reproduction rights.

Thank you to everyone who enters! I look forward to reading about your traditions. =) If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact me! =)

Angelique Products are Now Available on Etsy and eBay

I also wanted to let you all know that I have released my Angelique products on Etsy and eBay! She is available on ACEO, 5x7 and 8x10 prints, stickers, magnets, buttons, pocket mirrors, bookmarks and printable coloring pages! I hope that you all enjoy her!

New Cross Stitch Designs from Heaven and Earth Designs

Heaven and Earth Designs (HAED) has released three new images of mine as cross stitch designs! They are three of my holiday images: Neva, Shanna and Elana. And the fantastic news is...they are currently 20% off! Make sure to buy them quickly to get the discount!

Belle Line Art - Candy Cane Witch

I just wanted to share with you all the next painting that I'm going to be working on. I have named her Belle which was suggested by Kristin Palmer. I thought the name suited her perfectly! Kristin will win a 5x7" print of the finished piece. I have these naming contests for all of my pieces, so make sure to follow me on Facebook to participate!

I just wrapped up the final linework on Belle. This linework is transferred onto my watercolor paper to create the finished painting. Hopefully I will finish her the week before Christmas. I'll make sure to keep you all updated!

I may be kind of quiet the next week or so! I have family coming into town which I'm so excited about! It's also Christmas time which is always hectic...lots of orders and lots of things to do...buying gifts, wrapping presents, parties, etc...! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up #8!

Whew has this been a busy week! I have so much to tell you all about! I have a brand new original painting, I have released all my Tracey products, HAED has released two new cross stitch charts of mine and I have a new Christmas sketch!

Angelique - New Original Painting For Sale on eBay

I just wrapped up a brand new painting! My newest piece is titled Angelique and it depicts a haunting and beautiful vampire fairy sitting inside a creepy cemetery, surrounded by skulls and a dragon friend. The night sky is painted in brilliant shades of blue and black with a bright moon overhead. Angelique's outfit and striped stockings are done in various shades of red and black. 

She measures 8x10" and is painted with watercolor and ink. She's up for a 10 day auction on eBay with a starting bid of only $99.99!! Also included is a free ACEO print of Angelique. I really hope that you all enjoy her and thank you so much for looking! =)


View and bid on Angelique here.

Tracey Products

Last week, I showed you an adorable commissioned painting that I finished up. Her name is Tracey and she's a cute and flirty fairy painted in gorgeous shades of purple. She's sitting atop a mushroom with her fairy kitty friends.

This week I have updated my Etsy shop to include all of my brand new Tracey products! She is now available on ACEO, 5x7 and 8x10 prints, stickers, magnets, pocket mirrors, buttons, bookmarks and printable coloring pages.

Right now she is only available on Etsy, but if you would like to purchase her products in any of my other shops, please let me know and I will gladly get them set up for you.

View all my available Tracey products here.

New Heaven And Earth Designs Cross Stitch Releases


Heaven and Earth Designs is the company that licenses my artwork to make cross stitch charts. They have just released two new charts featuring Arden and Telsa!


View my new Arden and Telsa cross stitch charts here.

New Christmas Witch Sketch and Naming Contest

This week I also drew up a brand new sketch for Christmas! The sketch features a witch riding on a candy cane through a forest of decorated, snow covered evergreen trees. I thought since it was for Christmas, I'd swap out her broom for a candy cane! She seems to be enjoying it. =)


Now that she's all drawn out...she needs a name! I'm having a naming contest for her, like I have for most of my pieces. All you have to do is choose a name that you think fits her best and post it either here or on my Facebook page. You can find her sketch under my "Wall Photos." In a few days, I will choose a name for her and the person that suggested that name will win a 5x7" print of the finished piece!


She is up next to be painted and I will hopefully have her done by the end of this coming weekend and up for sale in time for Christmas. =)

This coming week is sure to be as busy as this past week! My Christmas shipping rush is in full force, so I'm making products like a mad-woman and trying to keep up. I'm also going to try and wrap up the candy cane witch painting so that you all can enjoy her before Christmas. We're also going to try and do some Christmas shopping too! Should be a lot of fun. =)


I also wanted to tell you all that I am going to have a HUGE and I mean HUGE Christmas giveaway! I should be making the announcement this week, so stay tuned to my Facebook page for more details!