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Thursday, June 9th, 2011
5:07 pm
[zyada]
Attention crafty people of Fort Worth (and Dallas too)! Etsy Fort Worth and Etsy 817 are hosting the Fort Worth edition of the Etsy Global craft party, tomorrow, as in Friday the tenth of June. This will be a family friendly event, so come join us!

Location: Firehouse Art Gallery
Time: 7-9 PM
More info here
Sunday, June 6th, 2010
11:49 pm
[zyada]
Do you live in Fort Worth? Do you like to craft? If you do, come join the Fort Worth Etsy Craft party! Be a part of an event that is both worldwide and local at the same time. You don't have to be a member of Etsy to join us. There will be door prizes and crafts.

When: Friday, June 18, 2010
8:00 PM

Where:
THE HOUSE COFFEE BAR
915 Florence St
Fort Worth, TX

RSVP here: Etsy Craft Party Fort Worth
Sunday, May 17th, 2009
3:59 am
[meliadawn]
Big Eyed Fairy Drawing


 I have been trying out new ways of drawing faces. I have been checking out manga and big eyed art and playing with it to see if they can still look my ladies if they have big sappy eyes. Okay even if they have big eyes, they didn't exactly come out sappy. I am rather liking the attitude.

Big eye fairy with a bit of attitude
So does it still look like my art?
The hair is supposed to look a bit like the goddesses that I did last year.
BTW she is
for sale on etsy.
Thursday, January 15th, 2009
1:04 pm
[sm00bs]
Attention all DFW Crafters
Especially crafters on Etsy:

http://etsydallas.blogspot.com/2009/01/apply-for-etsy-dallas-today.html

Etsy Dallas is accepting applications until the end of the month. If you sell on Etsy, this is a great way to get your shop recognized. If you like to buy local, this is a great way to check out local finds.
Monday, August 18th, 2008
9:40 am
[ktmae]
Fabric and more fabric
In prep for the big move I have culled my fabric stash. And I am willing to part with it for 50 cents a yard. Yes I said $.50 a yard. Come get it.

Current Mood: crazy
Friday, August 15th, 2008
7:31 pm
[ktmae]
Moning to Denver
Hey all you local crafters,

I am moving to Denver and would like to upload a bunch of my craft stuff. I have candle and soap making stuff. Drawing & painting stuff. Quilting and other supplies. The sale will take place August 22, 23 & 24 from 9 am to 4 pm at 6944 petty ln, dallas, tx.

Current Mood: cheerful
Wednesday, August 13th, 2008
8:32 pm
[lilmissanthropy]
Any Interest??
Hey all,

I am looking for someone to help me with a project and upcoming birthday present!
I am desperately in need of someone local with a serger to help me finish some reusable menstrual pads for my daughter's 12th birthday. She has a specific cut of pad that she loves, and unfortunately the company who made them is no longer producing them. I have all the materials, cut to size and prepared. All I need is for someone to finish them off, and then sew a quick contouring stitch around the middle.

I am more than willing to compensate you for your time! I live in the McKinney/Allen area, but I travel all over, so I am flexible! If anyone is interested in giving us a stitch or two, your help will be greatly appreciated!
Thursday, July 24th, 2008
10:21 pm
[meliadawn]
Murphy
Murphy

Murphy 10x10 Acrylic on Canvas

Prints available.
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008
11:03 pm
[meliadawn]
Morpheus
Morpheus
Morpheus 10x10" Acrylic on Canvas

This painting was requested by Katie. She did a version a few weeks back and wanted me to do one as well. Here is Katie's...
Katie\&apos;s Dreaming Cat

Now Katie isn't the only one I am taking requests from for the 99 Cats and a Bird Series. I have only completed 18 paintings (yes, I am behind on getting them posted), and I am running out of idea.
In the meantime to help support me while I spend all my time working on this project you can purchase prints and gift items featuring this image.
Saturday, July 19th, 2008
3:18 pm
[meliadawn]
Edison - What a Shocker!
Edison
10x10" Acrylic on Canvas
By Request

This little fellow has a bad habit of chewing on wires. Due to his shocking curiosity he was named Edison. We are hoping that he is trying to invent something like a personal shock therapy device and not just trying to get himself killed or practicing for industrial espionage.

Please visit www.99CatsAndABird.com to see more of the paintings in this series. All paintings in this series are being done to raise money for the East Lake Pet Orphanage.
Saturday, July 5th, 2008
10:40 pm
[meliadawn]
Sam
Sam the Patriotic Cat
10x10" Acrylic on Canvas

In honor of the recent 4th of July celebration we have Sam.

Sam has a stars and stripes stove pipe hat. The background is an abstract pour with interference spirals and dots to represents fireworks.

Original Post at 99CatsAndABird
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008
10:46 pm
[meliadawn]
Emerson


Emerson
10x10" Mixed Media on Canvas

You all know that scene. The kitty seems to want to sit on the book. He can't imagine why you are getting so worked up about the whole thing, and by the way since you are there, why are you petting him?

The orginal will of course be available for auction at the East Lake Pet Orphanage sometime in Febuary. Details coming soon. But in the meantime you can find gift items featuring Emerson at Cafepress.

http://www.99CatsAndABird.com
Friday, June 6th, 2008
10:48 am
[meliadawn]
Cuthulhu Ink Drawing!
Cuthulhu Art Nuveau ink drawing
I know, after all the cuteness, this is a bit different. But I couldn't help it. The males in the household were having a marathon of Calls 4 Cuthulhu episodes and it all just kinda got stuck in my head. I actually did this shortly before my computer crashed. I was going through some things when I came accross this and realized that I had not shared this particular obsession that James has infected my darling baby boy with. But in honor of the boys in the home we have Cuthulhu.

Okay, and yes, I admit it, I like the the show too. Makes me actually considering reading the books once the Topamax stops messing with my brain enough to let me read a good book again.
And of course you can find some fun gift items reaturing this drawing on cafepress. 

BTW I will be at the City Arts Festival the weekend of June 13th over in the Dallas Arts District.  The DMA and the Nasher will be open all weekend for free for the event.
Saturday, April 19th, 2008
10:51 am
[meliadawn]
Bath House Cultural Center Spring Art Mart
 This weekend is the Spring Art Mart.   I am very excited.  Last night's reception was very nice.  Lots of folks came by.  Today it is part of the Dallas Art Dealer's Association's Gallery Walk.  Although Gallery Drive might be a better word for it.

Oh yeah, and they used one of my paintings on the website to promote the show!
Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008
11:09 pm
[lokis_dottir]
some illumination is required
There are a couple of items that I'd like to make to customize to my own personal decor, but I'm having some trouble either finding the component parts, OR deconstructing the methodology.

The first item uses some sort of glass tile overlying Japanese craft paper (that I have in droves) and then either uses flat head thumb tacks, or magnets on the back to create unique and decorative push pins for an office corkboard, or magnets to keep someone stylishly organized. or to add some bling to a drawer or cabinet pull.

Here's where I got the idea: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10670614

Now I've tried looking and asking for help tonight at JoAnn's, but with no luck. The closest item I found was a package of some little beveled square crystals, but the problem is they have some sort of mirrored backing. Now I thought maybe there's some way to strip the backing off (but I wouldn't have a clue how to do that). or maybe the perfect component already exists, I just haven't had any luck finding it. Can anyone help?

Item # 2 looks easy enough if I can just find the right components. Glass/Acrylic coasters, that can be customized by slipping in your own photos, paper, prints of artwork, etc. I'm not having any luck finding an item like this, anyone know of where I can find them?

Thanks!
Tuesday, April 1st, 2008
10:47 am
[meliadawn]
Homage to Mucha
Well this week's illustration Friday's theme is Homage. So I did an Homage to Mucha. I love his illustrations and it fit right in with my fascination with mandalas. Not sure what to call the drawing. Although, I am thinking that it will be a painting before I am done. It is just calling out for some watercolor.

Mucha Homage

8x10" pen and ink

And of course reproductions can be found at cafepress.
Sunday, March 2nd, 2008
2:32 pm
[meliadawn]
Death- Kitty of the Apocalypse
Death is done. All the stippling and everything.
Kitty of the Apocalypse - Death - shaded

7x9" pen and ink on Bristol Board.
The wide black border is not part of the original art, but is included on the designs available at cafepress, zazzle and imagekind.

The original posting is at my website blog.
Tuesday, February 26th, 2008
1:18 pm
[meliadawn]
Fairy Cat in Ink
Okay, I have decided that I need to go back to the basics for a bit. I think I might be getting distracted by color a bit. So the last couple of days I have been working on this little fairy cat.Fairy Cat and Mandala

Fairy Cat and Mandala 8x10" Ink on Bristol Board

This can be found at CafePress and Zazzle and imagekind

the original post was on my website blog
Friday, February 15th, 2008
8:33 am
[meliadawn]
L'Autel Du Chat
L’Autel Du Chat

16x20" Acrylic on Canvas

I finally got a good photo of this painting

You can find this image at cafepress.
Wednesday, February 13th, 2008
10:01 pm
[meliadawn]
Feline, Fruit and Flowers
Cat and Pears
16x20" Acrylic on Canvas
A cream and brown kitty with an amphora of flowers, a bowl of pears and a dove.

Available at Cafepress and imagekind

I am not sure why the colors on this one came out more subdued than my usual work.
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