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Wind Up Doll Art - Big Eyed Girl - Painting



I have a new painting that I am so excited to shear with everyone.

big eye victorian wind up doll with blue dress painting by artist julia finucane

I started this wind up doll painting sometime ago and had to put it aside for awhile because I was working on some other paintings and projects. I have been looking at it the whole time though and couldn't wait to finish it. This painting is one of my favorites and I am so happy I completed it.

This painting is not for sale because I have decided to give it to my mother for Christmas. She saw the painting when it was still a work in progress and loved it. She has been asking me, "Did you finish that painting yet?" and when she and my family came down to visit me in NYC for Thanksgiving, she showed everyone the WIP (work in progress).

big eye victorian wind up doll with blue dress framed painting by artist julia finucane

I varnished the painting and found a silvery golden frame to put it in. The frame compliments the painting so well and it has little decorative details in each corner which are shown in the picture below.

big eye victorian wind up doll with blue dress framed painting detail by artist julia finucane

Well hope that you enjoy the painting as much as I do.
Happy Holidays =)

Art Exhibit - Buffalo NY - Unveiling The Winning Images



julia finucanes image of pink petunia at iprintfromhome artist show

Well I have the images from Wednesday nights Art show - Unvieling the Winning Images from iprintfromhome.com.

julia finucanes image of pink petunia and other art at iprintfromhome artist show

julia finucanes image of pink petunia and other art at a distance at iprintfromhome artist show

Unveiling the Winning Images, is an exhibition of the winning images from a nation wide contest run by iPrintfromHome.com/the Campos Group. This art show is being held for the 8 winners and I am so happy my image 'Pink Petunia' was apart of this amazing show.

julia finucanes image of pink petunia welcoming banner at iprintfromhome artist show in buffalo ny

FAE Magazine - Yule Gallery - Faeries And Enchantment



FAE Magazine Faeries and Enchantment Yule Gallery banner

Two of my Holiday themed fantasy paintings are up and showing on the FAE magazine website in their FAE Yule Gallery.

My painting 'Crimson Fairy' and 'Snowy Noel' are shown with many other very talented fantasy artists.

julia finucane images in FAE Magazine Faeries and Enchantment Yule Gallery

For those of you who have never heard of FAE magazine, it is described on their website as...

FAE – Faeries and Enchantment Magazine has faerie art, faery fashion, folklore, fairy news, views, events, music, films, meditations and much more. Every issue has more exclusives than you can shake a faery wand at! FAE is a full colour foil embossed glossy faerie-sized lifestyle mag printed and published quarterly in the UK on FSC accredited paper.

Art Exhibit - Buffalo NY - Unveiling The Winning Images - Iprintfromhome



Tonight is the iprintfromhome.com Art Show called 'Unveiling the Winning Images."
iprintfromhome art show banner

Unveiling the Winning Images, is an exhibition of the winning images from a nation wide contest run by iPrintfromHome.com/the Campos Group. This art show is being held for the 8 winners and I am so hppy to be apart of it.

The shows information is...
My Image: 'Pink Petunia'
December 1, 2010 - Wednesday
5 pm - 8 pm
iprintfromhome location...
1016 Niagara Falls Blvd. Tonanwanda, NY. 14150

julia finucanes image of pink petunia in iprintfromhome art show

For those of you who do not know or have never heard of iprintfromhome, they are a family owned and oporated printing company. They are located in my hometown of Buffalo, NY and supply to customers all over. They pride themselves on high quality and have the best customer service.

I would recommend them to everyone who needs prints made of a photo or a piece of artwork. I order my 4" x 6" prints fom them and recently I ordered some ACEO prints which came out wonderful. I get the lustre finish paper which is a combination of glossy and matte finish which is perfect for art prints. Also the metallic paper is really awesome for certain prints.

Iprintfromhome also offers a program called 'Thank you dollars' which is...
If you are referred to iprintfromhome by a friend, you get a $10:00 credit to your new account. *To get your $10:00 credit in 'Thank you dollars'
Sign in as a new member and enter "TWEET - referrer's name" in the registration box when you create your account.
So for example if I refer you it would look like this ( Tweet- juliafinucane ). Hopefully if you are reading about this promotion here, you would be kind enough to put my name as shown above. Once that is done, they will then deposit $10:00 into your account.

Thanks for viewing =)

Snow White Art - Original Fairytale Painting



I finished another Holiday winter themed painting. This one has a snow white theme, based on the popular children's fairy tale.

fairytale painting snowy noel by artist julia finucane

This Original painting is done in acrylic paint on textured watercolor paper. It measures 5" x 7" and will fit in any standard frame.

This big eyed girl painting is titled 'Snowy Noel' and has a whimsical fantasy feel. Noel sits in the snow while flakes fall gently down on her. She can be found for sale on ebay here.

Holly Berry Birds - Whimsical Winter Sparrow Bird Painting - Julia Finucane



I finished a new whimsical bird painting and wanted to shear it with you. It is title 'Holly Berry Birds' and is listed for sale.

whimsical holiday holly berry bird christmas painting by artist julia finucane

This painting is done in acrylic paint on 5"x7" inch textured watercolor paper. It has a winter holiday theme that features three cute little famtasy whimsical sparrow birds. These birds are painted bright red and sit on their brown branches enjoying the soft snow flakes fall down on them.

Enjoy and Thanks for viewing =)

Happy Halloween 2011 - Trick or Treat



I hope everyone had a wondeful and fun Halloween.

julia finucane and husband in halloween costumes

The little costumes were amazing and so cute. I was so happy to get more kids at my house then last year even though it was freezing out. My favorite costume had to be a little strawberry that was on a baby. It was such a great idea and probably handmade.

I dressed up as Snooki from MTV's Jersey Shore which I pulled off because I'm super short =) and my husband was a white suit bandit. We were with our friends (their photo's are below) and had a really fun time.

friends of julia finucane dressed in halloween costumes

friends of julia finucane dressed in halloween costumes

Well until next year, Happy Halloween =)

Iprintfromhome Art Show - Unveiling The Winning Images



I am so happy to announce that on December 1, 2010 I will be in the iprintfromhome.com Art show called 'Unveiling the Winning Images."

fantasy nymph image of pink petunia fairy by artist julia finucane

This art show is being held for the 8 winners of their iprintfromhome paper sample kit contest which was held a few weeks ago. I was so happy to be one of those winners and am now happy to be apart of this show.

The shows information is...
My Image: 'Pink Petunia'
December 1, 2010 - Wednesday
5 pm - 8 pm
iprintfromhome location...
1016 Niagara Falls Blvd. Tonanwanda, NY. 14150

For those of you who do not know or have never heard of iprintfromhome, they are a family owned and oporated printing company. They are located in my hometown of Buffalo, NY and supply to customers all over. They pride themselves on high quality and have the best customer service.

I would recommend them to everyone who needs prints made of a photo or a piece of artwork. I order my 4" x 6" prints fom them and recently I ordered some ACEO prints which came out wonderful. I get the lustre finish paper which is a combination of glossy and matte finish which is perfect for art prints. Also the metallic paper is really awesome for certain prints.

Iprintfromhome also offers a program called 'Thank you dollars' which is...
If you are referred to iprintfromhome by a friend, you get a $10:00 credit to your new account. *To get your $10:00 credit in 'Thank you dollars'
Sign in as a new member and enter "TWEET - referrer's name" in the registration box when you create your account.
So for example if I refer you it would look like this ( Tweet- juliafinucane ). Hopefully if you are reading about this promotion here, you would be kind enough to put my name as shown above. Once that is done, they will then deposit $10:00 into your account.

So go check out this wonderful company, mention my name =), and if you are in the area go check out the Art show on Dec 1st.

Enjoy and thanks for viewing!

Witch Art - Halloween Fantasy Painting



My latest and brand new painting 'Forest Witch' is now available for sale on my Etsy. I finished her a few nights ago and love how she turned out.

big eye girl painting of a forest witch by fantasy artist julia finucane

This painting features a cute little forest witch, perfect for Halloween. She has a rustic orange dress and matching hat. This big eyed witch stands in her forest which she also watches over.

She is done in acrylic paint on 5" x 7" textured watercolor paper.

Thanks and happy viewing!

Autumn Witch Art - Vampire Works In Progress



I wanted to shear with you the two paintings I am currently working on. Both are 5" x 7" in size and done in acrylic paint on textured watercolor paper.

big eye forest witch works in progress image by julia finucane

The first one is a cute little forest witch perfect for the Fall / Autumn season. The second is Vampire themed with black bats, a full moon, and roses.

big eye forest witch and moon vampire works in progress image by julia finucane

Also a quick reminder...
I have a Original art, some prints, and my rag dolls up on ebay for the holiday season.

Enjoy and thanks for viewing =)


Ghost History - Do You Believe In Ghosts



Do you Believe in Ghosts?

This is a question that many people find to be controversal do to religous views or because of lack of scientific evidence.

shadow of jesus statue reflected on st louis cathedral in new orleans

A ghost can be defined as the spirit or soul of a dead person or animal, usually a family member or friend. I did a web search for 'Ghosts defined' and many definitions came up including Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary here.

I have always been a believer in the spirit world and I try to learn and research as much as possible when it comes to this 'other' world. I have had the usual experiences that many people choose to ignore. Many photo's taken in my childhood home that was built in 1910, where my parents still live today, have orbs and unexplained lights or glows above our heads. We like to believe these are family members joining in our celebrations and daily lives. Many of these photo's are taken on holidays or on special occasions. Below are two photo's taken Thanksgiving 2009 and both have orbs in them. One orb is over my sisters face and the other is next to my dad making a goofy face near the door.

sister and cousin of artist julia finucane with orb father of julia finucane with orb

My dad had an experience when he was a young child. His father, my grandfather, died when my dad was only 5 days old. He was hit and killed by a drunk driver while walking home from a local Irish pub. My dad believes that his father came to him one day while my dad slept on the living room couch. My dad explains that he felt his fathers presence and saw his fathers face which woke him up. My dad remembers being lifted up off the couch and held by his fathers spirit. My dad never knew his father and never really new what he looked like, but my dad new it was him. He insists still to this day that he wasn't dreaming and that he was too scare to be sleeping. I should also say that my dad is a very intelligent and reasonable man, so for him to say he had this experience happen to him, I believe him even though my mom is skeptic.

I am also a huge history person and love hearing about different events that have happened in the past. I am lucky to have a husband that shears in this obsession. With every little weekend trip or vacation we take, we always try to go on some sort of tour that involves history. Many of these tours are ghosts tours and are always entertaining. Below are photo's from the amazing Mark Twain house & their Graveyard Shift Tour and The New Orleans Vampire Tour. The New Orleans photo is of St. Louis Cathedral which has a few orbs floating around it. This Cathedral is very beautiful but also has a pretty horrible story attatched to it involving the making of the city and quite a few dead soldiers as well as many others which can be found here. To find more on this Cathedral all you have to do is search it on the web and you will find a lot.

mark twain house st louis cathedral in new orleans

I have many more photo's along with a lot more stories and tours that I plan on shearing with you. I am adding a Ghost / History series to my website to add some more fun to the site. If anyone has any stories to shear, please do in the comments section. Also * Please Note that this is for fun and I hope not to offend anyone. I am a religous person and wouldn't want to upset anyone and I feel everyone's opinions are important.

Thanks for viewing =)

Art Contest Winner - Pink Fairy Art



I am so happy and proud to say that I am one of the winners of the iprintfromhome.com image contest with my image Pink Petunia.

pink petunia fairy nymph image by julia finucane

Iprintfromhome put on an image contest to choose the artwork for their new '2010 edition of our Paper Sampler and Calibration Kit.' which the send out to customers to showcase their different papers.

The contest consisted of 150 submitted pieces of artwork, and from these pieces they narrowed the images down to put up for public voting. The voting went on for 2 weeks on Facebook and also through e-mailing. The 8 images with the most votes won the spots to be in the '2010 edition of our Paper Sampler and Calibration Kit. '.

Iprintfromhome is also planning on showing the 8 winners in an art show at their store in Tonawanda, NY. The opening reception is goig to on Dec. 1 2010. To view the 8 winners please go here.

Iprintfromhome is a local Buffalo, NY (my home town) printing company that is family owned and operated. To fine out more about them you can read my post about them here or go to their website here.

Mark Twain House - Halloween Tour - Hartford Connecticut



mark twain house

This weekend I went to Hartford, Connecticut and while I was there I had the opportuniy to go on the Mark Twain Graveyard Shift ghost tour. I try to go on a ghost tour with every city I visit and when I found out about this one, I was too excited.

The Mark Twain house was just amazing. The details of the wood and the painting on the walls were simpling exquisite. I can only dream of living in a house so beautiful. There was an indoor fountain area with plants and window walls off the library and now Christopher (my husband) wants to do this in our future house. =)

mark twain house taken by julia finucane

The ghost tour that we went on is only available in the month of October and very informative. The tour guide talked about the different spooky and unexplainable stories that the staff has encountered. She herself said that she is skeptic when it comes to spirits, but she had an experience were she saw a male figure moving from one room to another and can not explain what or who it was. The house has had many paranormal observers visit including Ghost Hunters / TAPS.

Mark Twain was also a very interesting man and there is a museum that is also on the property with copies of his book, notes, photographs, and much more.

Pink Noise Art Zine 4 - Interview



The Pink Noise Art Zine #4 came out yesterday and I am so proud to be apart of it again. Last zine issue I had some of my artwork displayed in it, but this time I have alittle more. Katie, the zines founder, included a brief biography and images of myself as well as my artwork. You can find my stuff on pages 42 - 45 in the zine.

pink noise art zine julia finucane interview pink noise art zine julia finucane interview

For those of you who never heard of the Pink Noise it is defined as (according to the zine site)...

Pink Noise is a multi-level artist promotional project.

A place to show your work and let everyone know where to find you online. It is also a developing artist resource, to make all those interesting places out there easily accessible.

Essentially an Artist Directory, but with the added twist of close collaboration with an Art Zine. This interactive element sets it apart from the average artist listing!!

To view more about Pink Noise and the artists involved please click here.

pink noise art zine

New Orleans Vacation - Southern Plantation Tours



st louis cathedral

I am back from my little vacation with my Christopher. We went to New Orleans and had the best time. I absolutely love that city with the people, the food, the art, and the street performers. Nothing compares in my eyes.

When we weren't eating =) we went on tours and explored the city. We went on a Vampire tour which was very interesting and kinda creepy. I bought a book after about New Orleans ghost and vampire history. I also took this photo below which was outside of the St Louis Cathedral and is of the Jesus statue. I thought is was an amazing picture.

st louis cathedral shadow

We also went on three plantations tours. I love looking at how people lived on these huge and beautiful sugar cane plantations. The three we went on were the Laura plantation, Evergreen plantation, and the San Fransisco plantation ( all shown below in order ). We went to Oak Alley last year. I can not wait to return to New Orleans and hopefully I won't have to wait to long.

laura plantation new orleans

evergreen plantation new orleans

san fransisco plantation new orleans

Purple Fairy Art - Fantasy Jewelry Box



out of the pansies fairy purple trinket box


I have been painting some jewery / trinket boxes and as I finish them, I will be placing them up for sale in my Etsy shop.

I listed the first one up for sale yesterday. This one has an image of my painting 'Out of the Pansies fairy' which has a whimsical fairy sitting on purple flowers. I hand painted little purple flowers along the top and sides of the box. The box opens and closes with a hinge and latch.

Mouse In My NYC Apartment



image of mouse
Sunday night, while creating some new zazzle products and merchandise, out of the corner of my eye I saw something scurry right paste me. I looked up and saw a little gray mouse running from under my radiator, along the baseboard, and into my kitchen.

I jump up on my chair, like those sterotypical house wife images, still holding my computer in my hands. I think about it now and have to laugh at how scared a little mouse made me. Oh and my dog Puppy, a huge Rotty, did nothing. Yeah I know she is not a cat but still. Puppy just looked at me up on my chair like "what are you doing?"

Anyways, I new that I had to get it out and I would NOT kill the poor little guy. I called my husband at work, of course he had to be working that night, and asked him what to do. He told me to put towels in front of all the doors trapping the mouse in the kitchen, so I did that. I also put a cardboard wall up in the hall to the kitchen. My plan was to scare him out from under the stove or where he was and push him out the door.

Now I live in NYC in an apartment building and I have never had a mouse in my apartment that I know of and really do not know how he got in. I had the front door open waiting for this furry little guy to run out but finally realized that this was a bad idea because with my luck I would let more in this way. =)

Well after like 20 minutes of waiting, I gave up. I saw him again about 2 hours later. He ran from under my refrigerator to the door, bumped into the door, and ran back under the refrigerator. That was last time I saw him.

My husband and I searched for him yesterday and found nothing so I do not know if he got out or not. I am thinking he is scared under my sink somewhere. I refuse to put down those traps that kill them. I know that he will probably die anyways because our building, like many NYC buildings, have an exterminator come in twice month if not more, but I can not kill him.

Well, I am hoping that he got out and am goig to forget about him until I see him again.

Handmade Rag Dolls - Julia Finucane



black bunny rag doll by julia finucane

I have some rag dolls to show you. I call these hand sewn, all homemade dolls my 'Droopy Heart Rag Dolls'. Each is sewn by me and then the face is hand painted in acrylic making these dolls unique and one-of-a-kind. I add different accessories including bows, nuttons, and ribbon. I also sew an upside down 'Droopy Heart' on each doll making them official. Each doll has it's own name as well.

I am also taking cutom doll orders for these dolls.

blue rag doll by julia finucane

pink rag doll by julia finucane

Pink Noise Art Zine 3 - Featuring Julia Finucane



pink noise page image for julia finucane

I was featured in the Pink Noise Art Zine #3 which just came out today. The Pink Noise Art Zine is an online collection of artist from all walks of life. It looks really great and the artwork is amazing. Go check it out and spread the link around to those who might ike it.

These artists in the Zine, includng myslf, are all part of the Pink Noise community created by Katie Robinson which is as follows...

pink noise art zine logo
Pink Noise is a multi-leveled artist promotional project. A place to show your work and let everyone know where to find you online. It is also an artist resource, to make all those interesting places out there easily accessible.

Essentially an Artist Directory, but with the added twist of a close collaboration with an Art Zine. This interactive element sets it apart from the average artist listing!!

The philosophy behind Pink Noise is that in sharing around Pink Noise to others, you are a) promoting yourself and b) promoting everyone else that is involved as well.
. . . . And if everyone does it, we all help each other out! It’s a wonderous and simple plan and I love it! Even just posting a link on your social networking profile is going to help spread awareness, anything else interesting you do will be great and I know for some people it can be used as a bit of an ‘excuse’ to shout out about their work, in ways they might not have felt comfortable with otherwise.

Bird Art - Whimsical Flowers - ACEO Cards



blue sparrow birds aceo


I worked yesterday on a few more ACEO original paintings and would like to shear them with you. I really enjoy doing these little pieces of art and they seem to be very popular right now and are very affordable.

red sparrow birds aceo

yellow bee and flower aceo

green sparrow bird aceo

purple flowers aceo
purple sparrow bird aceo

yellow sparrow bird aceo

green sparrow bird aceo