A duo or trio of illustrations

These two mixed media illustrations were created along side each other, along with another which so far I have not worked on. For these I worked on Matt Board which I really enjoyed using and will certainly use again as my substrate.
‘Angel Above’ 

‘The Genius in Me’
I will finished the 3rd one, but until then here is all three in the early stages.
Yes these two are already in store.  😉
Hugs & Smiles,
Kyles   =D

While There’s Life, There’s Hope

This painting was inspired by two fellow artists, Cathy Bueti and Dee Champion. Both of whom are beautiful, inspiring, strong women who also happen to be cancer survivors.
Cathy is also the author of ‘Breastless in the City‘, which I read from cover to cover, in record time I must say. It was one of those books that once you begin reading you can’t put down. Definitely worth reading. To read more about Cathy’s book you can visit her here where you will also find a link to her blog.
I first met Dee on Tamara Laporte’s art website, Willowing.ning. This led me to her blog where I read about her survival story.
These two amazing women, strangers from across the globe, were the inspiration for this mixed media art piece. Thank you Cathy and Dee.
‘While There’s Life, There’s Hope’

This is now in my Etsy shop.
Kyles =D

I’m back with NEW Artwork.

How great it is to be back. My hubby, 3 children and I were away camping for 10 weeks. It was great being able to spend such fun and memorable times with my family but I’m so glad to be back in my own bed and back into painting.
Here are a few things I’ve finished of this week. These original mixed media paintings are all available in my Etsy store. I’ve been playing around with new styles and different techniques.
‘Prayers in the Garden’
‘Angel Blessings’

Now that I’m home I need to catch up on creating some artwork for the course ‘Life Book’ that I’m enrolled in both as a student and teacher. As a student I have so many classes to catch up on and as a teacher I still have another lesson to prepare which goes up in August. I also need to catch up with the students who have completed artwork from my class/techniques to give them feedback/comments.
As you may know, I am also enrolled in ‘Angles in my Studio’ both as a student and teacher. I need to catch up on class work and finish recording my lesson that goes up this month.
There has been so much wonderful artwork produced from these courses that I will dedicate a separate post for each course showing you the beautiful pieces that have been created.
Until then,
Hugs all round.
Kyles =D
P.S I would love to hear what you think of the different styles I’ve been playing around with. I do love hearing from you. xo

New Mixed Media Artwork

A few more finished mixed media artworks. Available in my etsy store.
‘Always Follow Your Bliss’
‘My Kimono’
‘A Bird in the Hand’
I’d really love some feedback regarding my store, so if you could do me a huge favor and take a peek, it would be greatly appreciated. You can leave a message (convo) by going to the ‘contact’ word on the left hand side of my store, just before the words ‘Shop info’ which are written in bold black writing.
I’d really like to here what you like and don’t like about my store. Do you like the look of the store? What about the prices? Anything I should change?
Comments on this post are still welcome here and appreciated.
Smiles, Kyles =D

New Mixed Media Artwork on Wood

I thought I’d share some more work in my store. More to come.
I’d love to hear what you think.
There is still time to enter my Giveaway.
Classes on Lifebook have been great and I am so proud at the response to my class. It’s never to late to join in. Click here for more details.

New mixed media artwork & Giveaway still on

Here are two more items that I added to my store this week. 
‘Bless this House’
‘Beauty is Everywhere’

Feedback always welcome.

Both paintings are available in my shop
You can still enter my Giveaway here. Entries close the 15th Feb 2012.
I hope this post finds you well.
Kyles =D

Giveaway and new mixed media artworks in store

G’day all, Just thought I’d pop in to let you know I finally started adding some original mixed media artwork to my etsy store, funnily enough it’s also called ‘Blissful Pumpkin’. Here are the first 2 items on the shelves. I’d love to hear what you think. Hopefully I’ll add more over the next few days.
Butterfly Love
Birdie Companion
You can still enter my 100th post giveaway. Entries close 15th Feb 2012. So please spread the word.
Wishing you a wonderful day.
Big smiles,
Kyles =D

100th post Giveaway

In honor of my 100th post and as well as to celebrate my Life Book classes going online this week I thought I would have a giveaway.
Instead of 1 class this month I put together 3. So students are already getting more than they signed up for. How cool is that? The feedback from my Life Book classes have been overwhelmingly positive, so a big THANK YOU to all of you lovely students.

The giveaway:

1x matted print ready to be popped into a 5×7″ frame. As well as the inclusion of secret goodies.
‘Believe in Dreams’

To enter:

Simply become a follower and leave a comment letting me know you did. That’s it. How easy is that? 

Additional entries:

Please comment separately for each additional entry, to make it easy for me.
‘Subscribe’ by email (enter your email in the box to the right of this post)
‘Like’ my Facebook page,
‘Follow’ me on Twitter.
Share this post for 2 additional entries. (please let me know where and provide the link) 
Original art works will be put into my store very soon as promised.  Just running a little behind schedule due to Life Book preparations and preparations for another up and coming course I’ve been asked to teach on, Angels in my Studio. So look out for that. I’ll give you more information soon.
Hugs, Kyles =D

30% Off in my Etsy Store.

To celebrate Christmas I thought I would have a SHOP SALE.
From now until the 14th of December I will be offering 
30% off on all my art prints and original ATC’s 
in my Esty store.
I’m planning on adding more original artworks up for sale in the new year.
In the meantime, here are a few items you will find in my store:

No fancy photos or layout today. I have to go and do some recording for my Life Book classes.
Happy Wednesday (or whatever day it is for you),
Kyles =D

I have a HUGE secret……and a GIVEAWAY.

Yes I do have a Humungous, Gigantic, Enormous Secret. I am so, so, soooooooo excited, I want to scream it to the moon………….unfortunately it is a secret, so I can’t tell you……. not just yet, anyway.

I also have a GIVEAWAY coming up that you wont want to miss. If you haven’t subscribed to my blog via email, you may want to do that now, as to not miss out on my next post. You wont be disappointment. 
I’ll leave you with this eye candy. I printed out some of my digital ATC sheets for a future project. Don’t they look great. You can view them all here at Blissfully Digital.