Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
The cupcake and Dashie mug are from my birthday earlier this month.The mug was a perfect gift from my sister. It's a little bigger than my other mugs - perfect size for my tea habit, and it also features Rainbow Dash. Enough said. :-D
After some hard work and planning, I opened a shop on Etsy for my art. This is new territory for me, although I've had experience selling vintage and second-hand on Ebay. Anyway, I'm not sure where this is going, but I've found painting to be incredibly fulfilling in my life so I'm excited about the future. My shop is called Flying Clubhouse Art, if you'd like to visit. I plan on creating more listings this week as soon as the varnish is dry. https://www.etsy.com/shop/flyingclubhouseart.
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Saturday, February 4, 2017
I'm still recovering a little from some sort of mega-cold. I haven't been out much recently, mostly staying in and painting. I wanted to share my art from this past month. I shared Cloudscape II in the last post, but I present it here in its final version.
1. Coleus, mixed media on paper, 11" x 14"
2. Paper Valentine, mixed media on paper, 11" x 14"
3. Juniper, mixed collage on canvas, 11" x 14"
4. Raspberry, acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20" x .75"
5. Cloudscape II, mixed media on canvas, 16" x 20" x .75"
6. Sky Mirror, mixed media on canvas, 16" x 20" x .75"
7. Fuchsia, mixed media collage on canvas, 12" x 12" x .75"
Thursday, January 19, 2017
I'm loving the current bizarre spring-like weather, but not long ago we were blanketed in a beautiful snow. It prompted us to buy our first snow shovel, the handle of which served as a perch to a tufted titmouse (see first photo).
Have you seen Fantastic Beasts? We caught it at a local dollar theatre the other day and I fell in love. Steven liked it too - he's a proud Hufflepuff and could relate to Newt Scamander in many ways. :-) We have been spoiled with entertainment this month, also enjoying the new Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix. Lemony Snicket was the subject of one of our first conversations when Steven and I met at school. We were both fans of the books, and Steven ended up giving me a copy of The End early in our relationship.
I've been busy painting my little heart out - mostly abstracted cloudscapes with acrylic and metal leaf. I haven't had much time for blogging, but if you'd like to follow along with my painting adventures, I set up a new Instagram feed @annafranklinart
Monday, January 2, 2017
Happy New Year!
I posted a very similar outfit with this American Apparel dress not terribly long ago, but I wanted to highlight my favorite dress from 2016. I might have worn this to a party, but I didn't actually go out for New Years Eve. Steven and I had a great time staying in, playing video games and eating celebratory chocolate cake.
It felt like the world went nuts in 2016, and it was hard on the soul. It taught us a lot, though. On a personal and practical level, 2016 was good to us. We're alive, we stayed healthy. I picked up painting again after a long hiatus.
Despite all the darkness, I have high hopes for 2017 and I wish all the best for you in this New Year.
dress: american apparel
vintage 70s clutch: etsy