Tuesday, June 25, 2013

How to leave a comment on the blog...

Hello My Friends!!

I have had people say to me that they read  my blog but can not leave a comment.
So, recently I played around with the comment box to see what might be giving them problems.  Is it the little box that says google that causes confusion?

•So let me give your step by step instructions on how to leave me a comment and if you still have trouble please email me.

*(My email is Limelightartworks@gmail.com)

1. Scroll down to the bottom of the post you wish to comment on...
2. Click on comments
3. In the box write your comment
4. when you are finished go to little box that says
Comment as: Google Acc.
click on it and scroll down. You will see a few options.
You can choose- Anonymous
5. Then click on Publish

So it is as easy as that!
I love to hear from all my readers so , please leave me a comment or message today!

Hugs To All!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Marginal Way

What a beautiful day yesterday was!!!
The weather was perfect in Maine.
Friends of ours were up for the weekend and so
off we all went to Ogunquit ME.

We had a yummy lunch at the "Lobster Shack".
A former student of mine recommended eating there.
The other members of our party got the lobster roll that came with chowder.  I got the fish tacos.  Then we all got dessert which was a huge strawberry shortcake.

We were stuffed and decided to walk around and see the shops and of course - walk the Marginal Way.

The ocean was fairly calm...No huge waves like I have seen before.

This is one lovely home I saw along our walk. 
Yes, I am always drawn to welcoming front porches with the American flag proudly hung.

Along the walk I took loads of flower pictures.

 (I will add some more floral shot's later)  The beach roses were beautiful and fragrant hmmmm...

Before we hit the road for home we did make one more stop.
That was at the Stonewall Kitchen. 

It is a massive building with a "Studio Kitchen" for lessons and broadcasts.  In the other part was a cafe and shop (Um I will take one of everything please...Teehee)

Outside the building were beautiful gardens. I especially LOVED the cute hanging watering cans.

As I said before it was a perfect day in every way!
All for now!
Hugs :O)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Greetings on Wednesday

Hello my friends,
It is just the most perfect day outside!!
I find it is cool but not too cool .
Quite sunny and the ground is wet
 and green from all the rainfall
we have had lately.

I have been bitten by the sewing bug
this summer.
My plan is to try to replicate outfits without having to pay the big name designer bucks

 Here is the fashion of the day

Yes.. I would love to own the dress by Elizabeth Makay!
I know I am not a fashion illustrator 
but I find drawing outfits very relaxing!

I plan on making some jewelry as well.

I'm off now to work on my latest paintings. Yes, I am doing two at a time. While one dries I can work on the other.

here are some shots of my chile peppers & coffee beans
I call it "Hot Coffee"

My other painting is a rose.
I'm doing the rose and donating it to my town library
for their auction later this summer.

All for now!
Hugs :O)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Outfit of the day

Hi my friends
I think Ive been watching too many "You Tube" videos!

Yes, I do have my favorites and most of them are beauty and makeup videos.
Here are a few of the ones I check several times a week!

•You Tube Scrappy Jessi (Jessi Nagy)
•Kandee Johnson
• LisalisaD1

Anyways... Sometimes they showcase the outfits they have on or the make up
brands. So today I thought Id give it a try...Not on You Tube but an illustration
via my blog.

Incase you were wondering No... my shirt is not a
"Mina Vivacious" plaid top but a look alike I came across!
I had sun glasses for earlier but now the clouds have moved in and its stormy out!!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Orange Sherbet Rose

Hi there my friends!

I am back with some photos of my latest project.
No... it isn't a rose made from sherbet... 
But the coloring of the roses on
this bush make me think of yummy orange sherbet!

•Here are some shots of it 
as I was painting ...

What do you think?
I'd love to hear from you!


Thursday, June 13, 2013


Dreaming of Sweet Candy Crush Saga
That online game I am slightly addicted to...

Last week the theme for Illustration Friday was... "SWEET"
So this is me in my little day dreaming mode

Hope you all are having a Sweet Thursday!!


Sunday, June 9, 2013

The final rules...

9.  Art that Connects? What sells is art that connects. There is an exception: When art gets to the level of auction houses (like Christies or Sotheby), it then has more to do with ego-of-ownership rather than the art making a connection.  My doctor spent $70,000 to buy a Nicolai Fechin. It's not one of his best, but my doctor can say he owns a Fechin.

Artist's whose art is not selling is simply not producing a product that connects. If you want to do your own thing, then keep your day job and fill your garage with your creations. One day your family will have the unhappy task of burning those masterpieces.

On the other hand, if you would like to enjoy some of the fruits of your labor while you are living, then you need to pay particular attention to what I am saying in this paragraph. Those who do not make art that connects with people will not earn a living with their craft. At an outdoor show I once saw a man who made a "chicken call" out of a paper cup and a rubber band. He had people lined up to buy his creation. I recall a couple drilling a hole in a big rock, sticking in some flowers and selling out the first day of their show. Their stuff connected. When we send a painting to one of our galleries and it does not immediately sell, we know we did not make one that connected to the buyers. The reason people buy art is because they feel linked to the piece. It may just be one color in a painting or the feel of the alabaster in the sculpture, but there is a correlation. Make art that connects or fail...this is the reality of our business.

10.  Failure to produce.
 This sounds on the surface like something you would not have to tell artists. Yet, their failure is never having artwork to sell. Isn't this amazing? As we say in Texas, "You cannot sell out of an empty wagon." Failures suffer from an ailment known as "I'm going to." This is not like cramming for a history exam the night before. Artists must produce constantly if they plan to earn any semblance of a living from their craft. Of the two eBay artists I'm helping, one makes a dozen paintings a week and the other two or three. Guess which one will earn $40,000 this year.

11.  No fun.
 Fun is one of the keys to success. If you cannot have fun, then art is not where you need to be. Great work comes from great joy. Leave the angst for the movies; do art that's fun. Your life is not a dress rehearsal. We only pass through one time. Select art you enjoy making. If you love what you are doing, there is a good chance others will feel your happiness and attach with what you are producing.

We purchased a clay pot from an artist at a craft festival because she was telling everyone who entered her booth how much joy she got feeling the clay. We later gave the art piece to an admirer who commented how warm inside the little pot made them feel. The clay artist was able to project her joy into the clay and it remained locked in the hardened dirt so strongly that the joy was still present when our friends saw the piece.

12.  Artistic Suicide.
 I'm not talking about putting a rope around your neck and jumping off the balcony as my dear friend and master artist, A. D. Greer did. Nor am I referring to leaping off the Golden Gate Bridge. I am talking about things like this: Mikki and I were freely helping direct a young artist's career and seeing some nice results. I sent a blast email to friends, including him. This was early in our computer days when we didn't know about Bcc. The young artist took our mailing list and began an aggressive marketing program. What he failed to realize, two parties on our list were dying of cancer. As a result, he lost a free marketing coach because he committed "artistic suicide." Never cheat anyone, especially friends.