Thursday, August 25, 2011

Back from the trip

Actually I got back late on Monday, but have been recovering from the altitude and the lack of moisture for the last two days.

Every place we'd planned to go on Saturday was CHOKED with people so no trip to Virginia City this time. Which means the architectural doo dads I'd been planning on sketching and photographing there were lost. But we did go quite a few other places and I got a lot of other "little details" to work from.

I got about 210 pictures and about 48 or so of them are usable for fodder, not very much sketching because I got the feeling others didn't want to wait while I sketched. But still lots of usable fodder was gotten.

Also I've made some necklaces on zazzle.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Time for some Painting Fodder

Tomorrow I will be leaving town (laptop is coming with me, Boyfriend is not. so not putting anything in vacation mode as I'll have a computer with me and a pair of hands at home to ship things).

I will be gone till next Monday. I'm going to be at WorldCon on Friday helping friends throw a room party. The rest of the time I will be wandering around acquiring painting fodder and staying with my folks for a visit.

So far I have been informed we will be going to Virginia City, Taylor Creek, and a new hiking area my folks found that I can't recall the name of. I am going to have my eye out for tiny things, I wants some little detail-y things to work from this time. I'm bringing several travel art options including the travel watercolor stuff and the sketch box along with camera just in case I can't get them to stop while I sketch and paint. Not bringing the field easel, pretty sure I don't want to cart it around and it takes too long to set up when other people are waiting on you.

I'll probably update here at least once or twice and maybe have some pictures to share. I most likely won't be posting new works for sale though as I am not sure I can make my mom's scanner talk to my laptop.

This should be fun!

Friday, August 12, 2011


So I set up a Zazzle store. Mainly because I thought that the Lemon design (which is so far, my best seller on redbubble) would make a really good mouse pad design and redbubble doesn't do mouse pads or mugs which I felt the pin up girls would be cool on.

I tried not to go too nuts, and for the time being tees stickers and cards are still on redbubble, although since redbubble and Zazzle are both pretty free about where else you post your designs and I really like redbubble I most likely will not remove the designs from redbubble and move them over should I decide to offer tees and stickers and cards on Zazzle, more than likely I will just add Zazzle as another outlet for those items.

So I have a selection of mugs, the recent kitty designs , the pin ups and most of the celestial stuff. Lemon is now available on a mouse pad and a mug, as well as Candy Canes on an ornament and postage stamp. Also I magnet with Rooster Doo-Dad and a Organic Tote Bag with Garden Royalty. I will probably be adding a few more odds and ends later today.

So far the views are decent, we'll see how it does.

Design a personalized gift at Zazzle.

Oh also I did a pair of shoes and some "Pants are for Suckers" Doggie tees ( I couldn't resist... that's what I think every time I see a dog in a tee shirt)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sleepy Yawn

Today's pin up was greatly aided by the acquisition yesterday of a new drawing board, and five new colors for the prismacolor pile.

and here she is:

Sleepy Yawn
Color Pencil on 9" x 6", 60 lb recycled sketch paper
©2011 Amy-Elyse Neer

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Monkey Bananas!

Friday, August 5, 2011

today's collections start with some flowers