Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Hello sweet bloggie friends!  Today I thought we'd take a break from the Day of the Dead projects.  In my Dia de Los Muertos excitement I forgot to share a beautiful canvas I created (or maybe I just to keep her all to myself a little longer).  This canvas is simply entitled "Gypsy".

She came together so quickly that I didn't get very many pics of the progress.

If you follow me on FB then you probably saw this pic.  As usual I had no plan and just started slapping paint onto a canvas and set it aside for a few days.

Then I found a photo on Pinterest that really inspired me and I went to work.  Her scarf is actually patterned paper that I cut, glued and then painted over.

Next I searched for the perfect quote!  

I have to say, I really LOVE this one!  She really speaks to me.....

Prints of this beautiful bohemian will hit my Etsy shop, LittleHoneyBeeStudio tomorrow so keep an eye out!

Thank you so much for spending a little part of your day with me and I hope my "Gypsy" inspires you as much as she does me.  Have a beautiful day, hugs, peace and love to you all!!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Courage & Strength: Dia De Los Muertos Mask

Hey, hey, hey!  I hope you guys are having a fantastic weekend.  I thought I'd share another mask with you guys tonight.

This one gets it's name from the sentiments on it.

I think this one might be my favorite so far.  I'm loving the sentiments and bold color combo.

I took a couple of short cuts on this one.  I used rubons for both of the sentiments but everything else is hand drawn and painted.

If you're interested in this mask, it can be purchased HERE.

All of the masks are listed in my Etsy shop, LittleHoneyBeeStudio.

Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bendita Mujer, Blessed Woman

Hello, hello!  I'm excited to share my latest canvas with you.  The title of this piece is "Bendita Mujer" which means blessed woman.  The inspiration for the title and sentiment was the cross on her forehead.  So let me rewind things a bit to tell you the story of how she sprang to life.

I created this background in between projects to use up left over paints.  Love the pink against the blue!  So anyway, I had no plan for it.  I was just playing around and it sat to the side waiting for inspiration.

Then during the Peddler's Show, I sketched her out in one of my journals.  I love the way she turned out and knew she NEEDED to go on a canvas, lol.

I thought this background would be perfect so I sketched her out and started painting.

I changed a few things from my original sketch like her mouth.  I wanted her to be happy since she'd lived such a wonderful life.

The words are my own.  I thought of how a women was the heart and soul of her family.  I think my mother might have subconsciously been the inspiration for this piece.  It reads:

"Bendita Mujer, Luz de la famila.
Querida Mujer,
Bendita sea su presencia par siempre.
Querida Mujer"

Translation: Blessed women, light of the family.  Beloved Women.  Blessed be your presence forever, beloved women.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you've enjoyed my "Blessed Woman".

Have a beautiful, blessed day!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sugar Skull Mask: Orange & Green

Hey everyone, I'm back to share another Dia De Los Muertos mask with you!  This is the second one I've completed this season.

I usually start out with the eyes.  The whole design depends on the color I use on them.  Here the main color is green with accents of orange and teal.  I also mixed in a tad bit of red.

I really like the mandal/zentagle/doodled flowers so that's what I went for on this mask.  These types of flowers are so relaxing to create.  It's just a matter of adding layer upon layers of lines.  You should give it a try the next time you're sitting around waiting for your kiddos or at an appointment.

And of course I HAVE to add my flourishes, lol.  I love the fluid motion of creating them :D.

This mask can be worn or hung as decor.  If you're interested in purchasing this mask, you can find it in my Etsy shop here: LittleHoneyBeeStudio.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Have a BEAUTIFUL day, hugs!!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Dia De Los Muetros Mask

Hello, hello!  I hope you all are doing fantastic.  I just wrapped up a show this weekend and wanted to share one of the masks I created.  You know how I love Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos, I always look forward to this time of year.  So here is the first mask of the season!
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I kept this one fairly simple as I got back into the groove of things.

I love the way the crackle finish on the heart turned out.  I started by painting it in and then applied a layer of Tim Holtz' crackle paste.  Next I brushed on black Tattered Angels spray ink.

This bad boy will be hitting my Etsy shop in the morning!

Stay tuned for more Day of the Dead projects over the next few days!  As always, THANK YOU for stopping by and have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

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