Thursday, December 22, 2011

Falling Behind and Catching Up!

I've been a little busy here lately and so guess what I did? I missed a Sneak Peak Sunday, Motivation Monday, and a Wacky Wednesday! Well it's time to get caught up here, so here is the sneak peak:

Can you guess what I'm going to do with this? =)

And as for a Motivation Monday - 

Spray paint always motivates me. I plan on bringing out my spray paints again soon and painting a bunch of pictures with them. I will definitely be taking a heater to the garage with me! But what do I paint? Well here is one of my previous paintings:

And my Wacky Wednesday? Well the only thing I made a total mess of this week was my car. So I don't have any projects to show you that have gone wrong, guess we'll skip the Wacky Wednesday post then.

On to my Finished Friday! I finished a few more egg ornaments which I added to my Etsy shop, along with the finished painting from last week. Here are some of the eggs:

This egg is just a tad drunk =P

This one is perfect for a unique wedding gift!
You can find the eggs for sale here: Wedding Egg, Cheers Egg

So looks like I'm all caught up on posts now, but I will be working overtime for the holidays  so there will be no more posts until I'm back on a regular schedual. Until then:

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Finished Friday!

So what have I finished this week? Only one painting sadly, but I did manage to blow out and string a few more eggs for etching! I really need to move out to the country though, this whole 4 chickens per back yard thing (OK so I have 5, shhhhh!) is making for slow egg production. The fact that it's winter doesn't help either. But I digress, here's my finished painting:

This painting is a mixture of oil paints and oil pastels.

I don't have any pictures of my eggs, but there are about a dozen that are ready to be etched. And I do have a few more projects that are in the works. I can't wait until its warm outside again so I can spray paint again. 

In other news, I made it into another treasury on Etsy =) You can find it here, <3 My Whimsical heart <3This is the piece that made it into the treasury: 

Butterfly Glass Candle Holder

I hope all your projects are going well this week!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wacky Wednesday

So today's project didn't go wrong, but boy did it make a mess!

This is what happens when you peel the labels off about 15 wine and beer bottles! No matter how neatly you stack it, eventually the cat gets on the table and carries it around stuck to her fur, or the dog walks by and sweeps it off with his tail. It was a huge mess by the time I was done, I'm still picking up pieces! But this mess will all be worth it once my project is finished!

Happy Mess Making!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Motivation Monday

Today I'm following Veda's Beads with a Motivation Monday! It's been extremely cold and dry lately so I thought I'd like to remember how my yard will look in the spring. Today I'm also feeling very bright, full of reds, yellows and oranges. Here are a few pictures of warm sunny days and bright colors!

These Tulips look like they're on fire.
Ruffled edges in orange.

Light red and yellow.

Pink and white.

Orange and burgundy sunflower.

Velvety petals.

Green and white flowers.

Now I just need to do something with all these great colors!

Blog Organization And A Sneak Peek Sunday

I'm taking a cue here from Veda's Beads and trying to organize a way to blog without feeling like I have to post all the time. I really just don't have something interesting to talk about every day!

So here's my organization plan for posting:

Motivation Monday - Something that inspired a piece of artwork.

Wacky Wednesday - Art projects that go horribly wrong or create huge messes.

Finished Friday - What projects I've completed for the week.

Sneak Peek Sunday - What I'm currently working on.

Hopefully this will help with the blogging organization, now I need to organize time to paint, cut glass, and post new items on Etsy!

I know I did a sneak peek yesterday, but here's another one:

I'll be back tomorrow to share some Motivation with you!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Painting And Pricing

Since I'm new to selling anything I make, I'm still trying to figure out the right pricing. Lots of people favorite my items, but I've had very few sales. So I think I'm going to go through my Etsy shop and reprice a few items. Maybe that will help. I also need to paint faster so I have more things to add every day, and I need to start listing glass projects.

There just aren't enough hours in the day to get every thing done I want to!

It's also a bit cold for painting right now. Since my favorite medium is spray paint, I can't exactly paint in the house. I need to set up a few heaters in the garage so I can bring out my paints =) I've been working on a few projects with oil paints, but I get frustrated with how long oil takes to dry.

But anyway, here's a sneak peek of my latest painting:

I know it looks like a bit of a mess right now, but just wait till it's finished! Now I'm off to my day (I mean night) job!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Etsy Treasuries

Just wanted to mention that treasuries are a super cool feature on Etsy. It's sort of a list of favorite items that all kind of go together. And I made my first one the yesterday titled Bit Of Blue. You can check it out here if you want.

I've also been featured in two treasuries since opening my Etsy shop, which is very exciting! My JOY egg ornament was put into a treasury called  Spread The Joy, and my 'Twin Night' painting was put into Trees Of Life.

I can't wait to add more items to my shop! It's really uplifting to know that other people enjoy my work as much as I do! =)

JOY Etched Egg Ornament.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Welcome to KTBelleCrafts' Blog! This is where I will be sharing my artsy projects and my excitement about finally being able to sell my work!

My shop where I sell my artwork can be located here.

Fell free to browse my shop, ask me questions about my art projects, and compliment or critique my work!

I do many different art projects, everything from cutting glass, hand blowing eggs, and painting with oil, water colors and spray paint. I like to keep busy and try just about every artsy craft that I come across!

Here are some pictures of my latest bits of work:

Christmas Tree laser etched into a hand blown chicken egg.

'Sun and Moon' spray painted yin yang.

'Twin Night' Spray paint.

'Two Souls' Oil on canvas.
Tree of Life laser etched onto hand blown chicken egg.

Thanks for stopping by!