As my artist's statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance. -- Calvin and Hobbes

Monday, November 30, 2009

Cyber wha?

Cybercraze! I'm in a daze!

I've been shopping online for years now, and I love love love it! I've also been making Christmas gifts for as long as I can remember. And now that I've had the pleasure of joining the wonderful and talented artists on Etsy and Artfire, I have been enjoying the penultimate joy:
The online-handmade experience! (the ultimate joy involves ice cream.)

These are a few pieces from a new collection of watercolor leaves. Check out the small (and I mean that literally) collection in my shop of miniature paintings...all with Cyber Monday Free Shipping!

These original watercolors come with free shipping, but they also come in a groovy 12" square matt, making them super luscious and ready to throw in a frame!

The best part, the gift of art for only $25 is a steal at twice the price! Get two, they're small!

Check out the shop today to see lots of bright playful art! Benefit: You get groovy delivered to your door, and I get to buy more Christmas presents!

Smelly Rhino Studio
Regards, Rebecca

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Turkey is gone, 'cept the soup

I'm sitting in my studio.
It is very late on Saturday night.

I missed telling you Happy Thanksgiving.

Now that the turkey is gone,
and all that remains
is the soup I made today from the last bits of leftovers,
I figured I ought to at least write a line or two

to wish you some cheer to wrap up the end of your weekend.

It's the least I could do, after all, and we know I'm pretty good at that.

The pie is finished as well. I only made one; apple. For the two of us, alone for the weekend.
Pie was sure good for breakfast, lunch and dinner, (but only after it was first enjoyed for dessert!)

The lights went up today. The tree became glorious. Hot buttered rum was well featured for the occasion. I used every decoration this year. We needed it.

We need to decorate,
to celebrate,
to linger,
to feel festive.

Yep, it's coming back to me now. That beautiful, wonderful, energetic feeling. I have waited so long.

Ahh, I will treasure this moment!

On to Christmas.
At last!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Back To Nature

December 5Th, don't forget to join handmade artisans at the Chattahoochee Nature Center for the Back To Nature Show, benefiting the Center and of course for the fun of the community!

If you live in the Atlanta area, stop by the Barn Owl Hall in Roswell and buy unique Christmas gifts that have been handmade locally!

You are not only supporting your local area artists, but make sure to take notice of a growing group of Georgians on the the Georgia Etsy Street Team, a group of folks who sell their works online at! Etsy artisans are worldwide, numbering well over one million talented people! Be sure to visit Etsy and shop from home whether or not you come to the Nature show!

You will be able to enter Etsy drawings and receive discounts for hopping from one vendor to another! It's gonna be fun!

I'll post another reminder in a couple of weeks with all the Etsy shops participating in this fun market!

Things to Ponder

Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches. -Andy Warhol

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
-Walt Disney
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