Monthly Archives: September 2011

Cute & Quirky Etsy Treasury


‘Cute & Quirky’ by FunkyFeisty

I love things that are a little off kilter. Here are some of my cute AND quirky favorites. Hope you enjoy!

Let Smiles Be Your Umbrella …


cute Girl Baby Doll


Painted wood rocking horse


Superb Snowhite szofita ring


Fine Art Print – Escape to S…


Sugar Skull Compostition Boo…


BAM comic embroidered headba…


6×8 Flat canvas Beeswax Folk…


D and D Rosary – Even Gamers…


Mustache Necklace With Pink,…


susy homemaker- original col…


Comfort 8 X 8 Inch Print of …


Cutie Spider Fused Glass Pen…


Halloween Bat Gift Tags Vint…


First Date….an 8×10 print


Calavera Necklace, with Hear…


Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.


Old Dog… New Tricks



So… Sometime ago I watched a Youtube video featuring artist Katie Kendrick. She gave a tutorial on doing backgrounds for mixed-media art pieces. It looked like fun so I decided to give it a try.  I just played. I used water color paper and water color crayons. I used old dress patterns. I used paint. I just kept playing and adding layers.  I had a blast. And then IT happened. I hit a block and put it away for the summer.

Not long ago ANOTHER artist that I had met on-line shared some pieces that I was inspired by. Alicia Caudel does some amazing altered art pieces but recently painted some portraits. These made me think of my little blue haired girl packed away in a box. I pulled her out and my daughter INSISTED I start working on her again. So I did!

I let the piece lead me. It turned out like nothing I had really done before.  I started to see things in it that had more meaning than I had realized before. Hidden things that only made sense to me. She took on a life of her own. I posted a couple of pictures while I was working on it and then a picture of the finished product. It wasn’t a ready for etsy type picture or anything but in a matter of minutes she had found a new home and a friend commissioned to be sent along with her.

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I need to learn how to do this more. Just let the moment take me. I need more practice at starting out with absolutely NO idea of where I’m headed. Unlike my directional sense in a car my artsy sense can’t really get me so lost I have to call some one to figure out how to get home.

Enjoy your day and make sure to check out BOTH Katie Kendrick’s Blog: Joyously Becoming and Alicia Caudel’s Website: Altered Bits by simply clicking on the italicized names.