& they swam & they swam…

Posted in business-a-go-go, Fun Stuff, Main, sidenotes at 9:17 pm by carrie

Ahhh, art monday! I was given some inspiration this weekend by Babs and off I went! Sidenote… 99% of my everyday-around-the-house t-shirts have little paint splotches on them. I make a huge mess while painting. There is something comforting knowing that I don’t own a pristine t-shirt…

The first to be almost finished is the little duckies by the pond image that I’ll use for cards and a wall hanging… I’m thinking of adding polka dots around the border…

When I was painting this I was thinking of the little song we sang in tap dance class… “Swim said the mama fishie swim if you can and they swam and they swam all over the damn… boop bood diddum daddum waddum, choo”. I must point out, these aren’t fishies (thanks captain obvious) but I somehow wanted to run and get a little tiara, tutu, tap shoes and some sunflower seeds in honor to the hours of tapping we did with Miss Kay Kourey of the Kay Kourey dance school. Ahh… memories… they always tend to be long-winded.

Oh, the frustration of drawing people, even if it’s just a tiny head and hand… very much the challenge. I love this image. The inspiration for this one came from a tiny 1″ x 1″ square black and white drawing of a baby in a bassinet in a tree. The not-so-little blue bird is there to tweet this toddler away to dreamland… I find it quite sweet :)

In other news… I’m trying to add new items to our growing family of goods at the store and website… which was officially launched TODAY. For those of you seeing this blog for the first time… Welcome! Please feel free to leave comments and let me know what you would like to see here ;)

Anywhoo… I would really like to get these candles, and I would LOVE your input:

They would sell for $19.99. They are made of soy, not too overpowering, burn 80 hours, are 12 ounces AND you can clean the cup out and use it later on for beverages (since soy is so clean)! I’m leaning towards scents such as Orchid, Sweet Pea and Vanilla, Fresh Lilies and Willow Blossom . If you would like to check them out, click here and let me know what you think! They are called Skeem Candles…

The dinner timer just dinged! Off to make a salad… I’ll post more later! (possibly tonight!)


  1. Babs said,

    September 26, 2006 at 9:53 am

    Ohmygoodness! Those baby illustrations are cute as a button!

  2. Tracey said,

    September 26, 2006 at 4:17 pm

    Darling illustrations. how do you get to the website that you just launched? (or did I misunderstand?)

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