Tuesday, November 11, 2014

And Away We GO!

disneyland illustration j. shari ewing


                     If you couldn't tell by the subtly of that doodle, we're going to Disneyland tomorrow!!!  So excited!  It's been a couple years since I've been to the happiest place on earth so this is definitely exciting!  Joe and I decided this trip will be a belated one year anniversary for us.  So as a reward of making through one year of marriage with each other we are going to stuff our faces with churros, fill our ears with Disney music till we're numb, and right the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad to my heart's content!

Before I go I wanted to share a little piece I did for a friend of mine.  It was a very emotional little creation but it was worth every minute knowing how much it meant to her and her husband to have this image in her home.

A Day For Dailee

angel baby illustration j. shari ewing




Til next time!  TTFN, ta-ta for now!


Friday, November 7, 2014

Life Is The Bubbles!

life is the bubbles paper art j. shari ewing art





             This past weekend friends of my husband and mine got married.  I usually try to make my gifts to people as unique and personal as possible.  So I decided instead of the typical slow cooker or blender, I would make her something with what she is obsessed with, Ariel.

Ever since she saw my other shadow box mermaid piece she's been talking about how awesome it would be if I could make one for her... Well her wish came true!

Don't worry!  We got a little something for the Groom too, he wouldn't be too thrilled about a Little Mermaid picture like his wife would.  Though it would be fantastic to see a 240lb buff man get excited about The Little Mermaid and bubbles.

Here's the other mermaid shadow box that inspired this little gift

lagoon love mermaid paper art

 And now on to the new creation!

watercolor paper art illustration

the little mermaid j. shari ewing illustration

Just had to pop a frame on it (that is why the coral isn't flush with the edge of the background) and Ta-DA!  Here's to a lifetime of love, happiness, and ADVENTURE Donny and Jess!

Always remember... Life is the BUBBLES!

Friday, October 31, 2014

They're Creepy and They're Kooky

Happy Halloween!!! One of my favorite holidays!  And in honor of they're greatness, I give you An Addams Family Portrait

the adams family





Even though Halloween is going to be over tomorrow (*sigh) I've decided I'm still going to keep this painting out, it just makes me Happy... I mean, perfectly miserable.

The 2014 Livermore Artwalk was a success!  Met a lot of awesome people and found a bunch of good homes for my little creations!

Here's a little shot of our booth
 
livermore artwalk 2014 art booth happy accidents

And the production line I had going on my dining room table the night before!

happy accidents art illustration




Now that the fair is all over and done with it's back to the grinding stone... Commissions!
Here's a little taste of one I just finished...

disney the little mermaid ariel illustration




'Til next time!  Happy Autumn!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

2014 Livermore Artwalk

It is official I will have a booth at this year's Livermore Artwalk! Saturday Oct. 11 from 11-5pm in Livermore, CA.  Here is a link to their Facebook with all the info!   Livermore Artwalk

I'll be showing in booth #12 in front of the Bankhead Theatre along with Ashlee Petrilli of Sincere Snapshots, and Jennifer Salas.

Here is a little preview of what will be available

 livermore artwalk 2014 watercolor disney dogs bankhead theater





I'll also be doing live paintings!

Come on by and say hi!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Quick Post-Mugshots Galore!

      So I was rummaging around Instagram (as I do) and noticed that a bunch of artists do daily warm ups.  I've never done them because I felt that that was time I could have spent on the piece I was working on.  Well an hour into working I'm going back and changing everything I did that day cause it was stiff and annoying!  Well DUR!  The hour I spent drawing, getting frustrated, then going back and re-doing could've been just me warming up, then starting fresh on whatever piece I was working on.  So I decided to stop being stubborn and tried some warm up faces the other day, and honestly, I'm hooked.

illustration characters watercolor sketches


This new found "frustration free" way of working got me on a roll doing a series of Mugshots I've been wanting to do for probably a good year now.   Disney villains!  I'm in a frenzy trying to get pieces finished and printed for an upcoming Artwalk in Livermore this October, hopefully I'll get enough of them done in time!

disney villains mugshot madam mim illustration

disney villains mugshot madame medusa illustration

disney villains mugshot ursula illustration

Ok!  Now back to work!

Monday, August 4, 2014

A Summer of Paper

Realized I haven't posted in a while ... Oops!  Wanted to post the completed cut paper pieces before I get waist deep in more paper trimmings...

mermaid lagoon illustration watercolor
I had to resist just covering this one in sparkles ... 28 years old and I still can't resist sparkly things!

mermaid tropical bird watercolor illustration
Lagoon Love - 10x20


 Sweets Shoppe -8x10





birdcage rustic watercolor illustration southern pourches

Summer Birds - 11x17


And here's a little sneak peek of my next post ... COMING SOON!

 


Monday, July 21, 2014

Silly Old Bear . . .

So a friend of mine is having a baby and I wanted to make their future little boy something special.  The theme for their nursery is Winnie The Pooh so it was only natural that Pooh's butt makes an appearance.  So I recreated one of my favorite scenes from Disney's 1966 film Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree and attempted to mimic the film's artistic style, but in layers of hand cut and painted watercolor paper.
disney winnie the pooh and the honey tree

winnie the pooh stuck in rabbit's hole

winnie the pooh and the honey tree stuck in rabbits hole
It was a great excuse to watch the movie again, but frankly I never need an excuse to watch Disney movies!  Hopefully their future baby boy loves this movie as much as I do someday!