What I've Been Working on No. 6

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Our baby girl Zoe is 6 weeks old this week and has so much personality. Addy is doing great with becoming a big sister. We've been holding down the fort, enjoying the warm weather and getting used to being a foursome. Right now I would LOVE to go out to eat at a restaurant, a date night would be amazing. I'll just keep daydreaming. ;)

Two new prints are in the shop, the one above called "5 Little Chairs" and a succulent painting called, "5 Little Cacti".

What I've Been Working on - No. 5

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I've been working overtime so I can re-open my shop and today is the day! I now have three new mixed media illustrated watercolor girls added to the shop. The one above is called Orange Top Knot Girl.

Also, I'm offering more sizes: 4x6, 5x7, 6x8 and 8x10. As a thank you and to celebrate I have a 20 percent off promo going on, just enter APRIL2015 as the code. Promo ends Sunday, April 5 at midnight MTN time.

Follow me on Instagram (@fluximagery) and once I reach 300 followers (I'm at 219!), I will have a giveaway (shipping worldwide).

Thanks for your support and have a great week!

New Channel Video and a New Print!

I've been a busy girl over here trying to figure out how to record and edit video on my iPad. I set up my YouTube channel, fluximagery, (like and subscribe!) and two videos are published so far. I'll show more works in progress in the future. There is no sound because that part was driving me insane with copyright infringement and all that.

One day I will have sound on my videos, mark my words. If you have any feedback, leave me a comment, I would love it.

Also, this print is now available in my Etsy shop right here.

Winter Bunnies

I think I have sweaters and all things winter on the brain because I'm not wearing these items myself.  I'm in full maternity gear but form fitting and representing the bump.  My bunnies and bears get all the fun this season....and all the bulk.

Now available in my shop.

Bunny Unicycle

I have bunnies on the brain.  I really shouldn't because I'm a home owner and we don't take too kindly to them eating up our lawns.  But if I see them anywhere else, they get an "aww" from me, every time.  I have been sketching them over and over and one of them turned into this unicycle watercolor print.  Now available in my shop.

Is there anything you think is the cutest as long as it isn't in your own backyard?  Do tell.

Chirp.

I had an epiphany this weekend.  Since I've been "out of the game" or at least feeling like it for so long, I didn't know how to get back in the saddle.  I love my baby girl SO much and I feel guilty even uttering any negative words that can come off as excuses for the brakes being pushed pretty hard on my illustration life.  Back in the day I had time to let my mind drift, sketch and let that sketch turn into something.  In the back of my mind that has still been there but growing, falling over and getting back up again in this new chapter called motherhood has taken first place.  Rightfully so but there are other art mamas (you inspire me!) that are doing both and then some so I can do it too.

My epiphany was that I had to change my art process.  Completely.  There aren't enough hours in the day and I am the only piece of the puzzle that can change.  So I got back in my saddle aka desk chair and got to work.  A couple weeks ago baby girl took a 3 hour nap so I was able to completely ditch my old watercolor palette, wash it out and refill it.  There were paints I had squeezed into the corners of my palette and they were bleeding into my paint puddles, my watercolors were rock hard and crusty (a huge no-no).  So once I reloaded it and used it for the first time, it felt so great.  This is how watercolor is supposed to act.  Free flowing and unpredictable.

This little guy appeared and I hope many more appear to join him.

Chirp watercolor print available in my shop.

Signed, Sealed and Delivered.

Around the time when we were moving in, I received an email from a local salon called Bliss.  They found me on Etsy along with others and were interested in selling some pieces of mine in the boutique area of their salon.  I was excited to hear the news but we weren't moved in yet, surrounded by boxes and home office was not even close to completion. Thankfully they were patient with me and I dropped off some goods today!

I got hit with some crazy cold/flu/madness on Monday and I'm still getting over it.  I wanted to postpone dropping off my work again but decided to just power through and get it done instead.  As a result I learned so much about packaging, branding and presentation.  This was a great experience and I hope my little items are successful and find loving homes.

Fellow doers that create, package and present all by yourselves....you are incredible.

It is not an easy job.