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Monday, March 30, 2009

Looking back at Earth Hour!

I think that Earth Hour this year was such a great success. As I watched all the lights go off in the buildings that surround mine, I realized that many of us truly care about our planet. 

Later that night, on the 11 o'clock news, they recapped all the cities that turned lights off. It was great seeing all the cameras shots going dark. 

Time Square went half dark which did disappoint me because I expected all the lights to go off, but broadway went dark. 

Over all I think that Earth Hour was a great idea and brought awareness to us all.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

New fantasy fairy art painting.


I just finished my new painting of a fairy with red heart lock and keys. I still need to title it. The painting will be up for sale soon and prints will be available too.



Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Taking a walk through the fantasy world!

I have always enjoyed the fantasy world and creatures that live in it. Fairies are my favorite, but I also enjoy elves and trolls and any creature that is unique and creative. 

My father would read me fairy tales and tell me stories about the fantasy world. I couldn't get enough.  

I use to do a lot of drawings of fairies and mystical creatures. Lately I have been painting female characters, but these characters are not fairies. Although my art will always have the theme of fantasy, I have decided to go back to my true love and paint a series of fairies.  

I am in the middle of my first painting which I will post as soon as I am finished. 

I have also been experimenting with a new surfaces to paint on. I have been painting on wood and on masonite boards. I like how the acrylic paint rolls on smooth and theses surfaces can be found cheap.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Today is Barbies 50th Birthday!

I grew up playing with Barbie and I am so happy that I can say that today is Barbies 50th Birthday. There will be a Barbie birthday bash that will have a pink carpet. The birthday will be decorated in bright Barbie pink and is invitation only. I wish that I had an invitation since Barbie was my favorite childhood toy and I love the color pink.

Happy Birthday Barbie!

Friday, March 6, 2009

My Russian Blue Cat, Smokey Bear!

I went home to Buffalo, NY not to long ago and took some photos of my cat there. I adopted a cat from the SPCA about 3 years ago when my 18 year old cat Midnight had to be put down. That was the hardest thing I had to do and my family was devastated, so I went that week to the SPCA that same week and found this cute 2 month old Blue Russian. She fit in my two hands and she was so scared. My father named her Smokey and she's been part of my family ever since. 

When I moved almost a year ago, my parents kept her because they loved her so much. She is now such an independent cat and is a little nasty (she nips at your toes), but she is still so cute. 

Here is a picture of her about to run down the stairs.



Isn't she so cute!