Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

 Little Blue Fairy
5x7" - Graphite & Colored Pencil on Bristol Board

This one is a very late Christmas present for my fabulous Aunt, who is the best and most supportive aunt anyone could ask for! (But Shhhhh! Don't tell her, she doesn't know yet! ^_-)

One of the reasons I was so late with everything this year is that my little white cat Bonnard got very sick the week before Christmas and had to stay at the animal hospital for several nights. He finally came home in time for Christmas because he wouldn't eat when we weren't with him! He's on several medications right now and still needs more tests, but he is doing so much better and we are so happy to have him back. (So is his brother, Berlioz, who has barely left his side since he got home! That was the first time they have ever been apart.)

 And, right in time for this blog post, look at what I got in the mail!!! This is a gift from my very talented friend Anita (go check out her website and her blog)!

She made the most beautiful cards, which are printed on such gorgeous paper! I'm so happy to own a card with her illustration!

She also included gorgeous handmade ornaments and the cutest little lion sticker! You can't tell, but the sticker is glittery and has the coolest texture. Also, the ribbons for the ornaments are so nice and velvety...

Gosh, I am going to have to step my cards up next year! tehehe

I hope that you all have the most wonderful New Year! Do any of you have resolutions for the new year? Any special events to look forward to?


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Green Girl & Flowers

A new piece - 5x7" on bristol board.

In other news, my mom and I went to an award ceremony for my dad and he ended up giving US flowers. Awwwwwww.

<3 Sara Lynn

Saturday, December 11, 2010

And the winners are...

 Okay, so I drew the names out of a bowl, not a hat... 

ANYWAY, since I had more entries than I expected, I added a few extras to the deal... the first person drawn would win a postcard pack plus a signed & numbered mini print AND I decided to have a 2nd a 3rd place winner, each getting a mini print.

And the winners are...

1. Pavinee, winning a postcard pack & mini print!
2. Tribal-Berry, winning a mini print!
3. Laura Garabedian, winning a mini print!

Congratulations, everyone!

Thank you to everyone who entered! 

Friday, December 3, 2010

Win a Postcard Pack!

I'm giving away a free postcard pack! To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post by December 10. Make sure you include a valid email address, so I can email you if you are the winner. I will ship internationally!

You can comment until midnight on Friday, Dec 10th. I will put everyone's name into a hat and draw for a winner on December 11th!

Good luck, everyone!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sweet Cheeks

Pencil on bristol board. Approx. 6 x 8".

This one is a Christmas present for my mom.

I hope everyone is having a happy Thanksgiving!


Sunday, November 21, 2010

New Postcards!

Hi everyone! My postcards arrived in the mail yesterday, and I now have a set of 3 available in my shop (I can sell them cheaper in sets, but feel free to email me if you only want one)! Sets are $9.00 USD. The cards are professionally printed on very thick sustainably sourced paper. The front is glossy, but the back is left with a satin finish so you can write on them easily.

I hope you like them! Also, I've got some new drawings in the works that I will share soon!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!! <3

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Greeting Cards!

Hello everyone! I'm now offering some greeting cards in my shop. I have three designs available right now. They come in packs of 3 (with envelopes), and you can choose between 3 of the same design or buying a set which includes all three designs. Cards are blank inside so that you can write your own message. Card sets are $12.00 USD. 

These are professionally printed and I'm very pleased with the quality. The paper is very thick (340 gsm), which makes them very sturdy for displaying on a table or mantle. The paper is FSC credited and PH neutral.

The cards:

I hope you like them! <3

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New Drawings For Sale!

These are now for sale in my shop!

Bird's Nest
(Original ACEO - 2.5 x 3.5")

Tyger, Tyger
This one measures approx. 3 x 3.5"

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare sieze the fire?

(excerpt from The Tyger, by William Blake)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Presents to Myself.... (And 7 Things...)

So I have a habit of buying little things for myself when I am under stress. (READ: I recklessly spend money throughout the entire second half of any given semester.)

Anyway, I wanted to share my most recent etsy purchases! All of these items are handmade, inexpensive, and totally worth it.

From Yee Von:

 I smiled so much when my mailman gave me this hand-decorate envelope! So precious!

 So... I've got a confession: I'm a terrible photographer. Like, really terrible. So I hope you'll go see this gorgeous pocket mirror and postcard in Yee Von's shop, because I could just not do them any justice. (That little deer is the back of a hand-written note from Yee Von - so beautiful.)

(This image is taken from Alice's esty shop - I have the black cover version.)

This is the first story in the book. As soon as I got my package in the mail, I sat down and read this hand-made book cover-to-cover. It contains a mixture of beautiful and absolutely hilarious stories and poems, all of which I highly recommend! I didn't want to give anything away by posting photos, but this book is filled with some absolutely stunning illustrations that are not to be missed!

From Lulu Bug:

I have had this necklace for a few weeks now and it has quickly become one of my favorite necklaces! I am completely enamored with the delicate little bird and it looks good with everything! I got the tiny version, because I like small jewelry, but there is a larger version with this design as well.

Now, I was tagged by the lovely Vanilla, so here are 7 things you probably don't want to know about me...

1. I am going to school to be a children's librarian.
2. I drink way too much tea (as in 5 cups a day is a "slow day" for me).
3. My favorite charity is the World Wildlife Fund.
4. Rice noodles are delicious.
5. I love dolls, too! Pinky St and J-Dolls are my current favorites. I have too many, I don't know how my fiance lives with me.
6. I haven't been getting any homework done because I've been playing this game on my ipod.
7. I'm a Taylor Swift fan. Like, not even a closet Taylor Swift fan. It's bad.

I tag... Kathy, Cecil, Michele, and Shayla. <3

Friday, November 5, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Parting with art?

I'm finally getting to the point where I don't miss things so much when I ship them away in the mail. I just feel incredibly grateful for having had the chance to make them. (Of course, it doesn't hurt than I have digital photos of everything I make, tehe! I don't know how they did it in the old days...)

What about you guys? How do you feel about parting with your art?

Sunday, October 17, 2010


I have some new originals available! Both are ACEO size (2.5 x 3.5").

"Vintage Jewel"


I hope you're not getting too sick of seeing ACEO pieces! I've been so busy with graduate school that this is a wonderful size for me - it means I can FINISH something! lol. I am going to try to do some mid-size pieces soon (4x6 - 5x7" or so). I hope that everyone is doing well!

<3 Sara