Well, it sure has been a long time since I updated this blog. I hope everyone is well.
I have a lot of art to show you: three 16×20 paintings that I did recently, as well as a ton of Christmas Ornaments for 2019. I am still producing the ornaments, as well as some small paintings for affordable art Christmas gifts and will continue in this mode until sometime in mid December. So if you want ornaments, now’s the time to keep an eye on my patreon, my facebook , my instagram or other socials postings with those items.
In the meantime, my beloved work computer died and I’ve been stuck in finding someone to help me recover the data. And also finding a new computer that I’d be happy with. Trying to work as fast as I can on art, is taking most of my time. But it’ll get done eventually. I’d just assume forget about it lol. It throws an unwanted monkey wrench into my routine.
I don’t know about you, but we went from summer, to winter, here in high elevation north/central NM. Then my furnace broke lol. Took almost a month to get it fixed. Yee haw, what fun lol. Very thankful that all those years ago, I decided to get a wood burning stove put in the living room. It was super nice having a fire. I love it. But it’s also super nice having a new furnace, as the days get colder. We’ve already had 4 snowfalls in the last month. I’ll post some photos I took yesterday at the end of this newsletter. They’re just too pretty not to share.
Anyways, let’s get to the art…
Dancing In The Fire Light, 16×20, acrylic and ink on canvas. You can find it in my shop
The Elder Forest (in broken toyland), 16×20, acrylic on canvas. Find it in my shop.
Gathering In The Elder Forest, 16×20, acrylic on canvas. Find it in my shop.
Winter Birdie 01, 3×4, acrylic, ink and glitter on wood. This one is NOT in my shop. If interested, contact me at brokentoyland.com. Just go there and click CONTACT to send me an email. If you msg me here, I might not see it. They don’t notify me via email.
Here’s a closeup of the glittery edges:
The red glitter is much darker than shown. Without my photoshop, it’s impossible for me to adjust them to get them looking like they’re supposed to.
Now, for the Christmas ornaments!
This one is the only extra large one I have this year. It’s acrylic, ink, some paper and glitter on ceramic. Contact me from my website if interested. And here’s a couple closeups, below:
I am making a LOT of these sets of 3. These have all sold (they go fast) but I have more coming. Keep a close eye on my socials. Or better still, my patreon. If you subscribe with any amount, you’ll be the first to see new art as it’s created. Also, if you subscribe to Tier 2 (rampart), you will get a monthly art gift as a ‘thank you for your support’.
These are the ceramic ones I always do. I have lots more coming in stars, hearts, circles, stockings, snowmen, candycanes, angels, etc. These two above, have sold, but more are coming! Stay tuned.
These three are available. Trees are 3×4.75 and hearts are 3.5×4. All are acrylic, ink, paper and glitter on ceramic. Contact me from brokentoyland.com if interested.
If any of you have requests for characters (animals, subject matter, etc) on ornaments, email me and let me know. I’m on a roll here!
To wrap this newsletter up, I just want to share some New Mexico beauty with you.
This is around the corner from my house. I feel so blessed when I see views like this.
This fence very New Mexico. It’s called a coyote fence. On the way to the post office, I passed it and noticed the little piles of snow atop each log. Art in nature. I had to come back for a shot.
This is actually at my local post office. You’d think you were in a forest, were it not for the edge of the parking lot on the middle left portion of the photo. Just gorgeous.
Even a giant melted snow pond in the street, makes for a beautiful shot.
In the distance, you see the snow covered mountains to the north, behind Santa Fe. This photo and the previous ones, were all taken on November 22nd.
This was taken out my bedroom window, on November 21st. I had no idea snow was forecast, and I check often. They end up telling you there’s 100% chance of snow, after the fact lol. It dumped all. day. long. But was slowly melting the whole time, so it wasn’t too bad. Just really cold. And thank God, we just got the new furnace a couple days before that! We still have snow on the ground today but it’s patchy and melting into mud. That’s always fun when I let Jaxx outside lol. Speaking of…
This boy of mine, loves to sit in the chairs outside and get some sun. Yesterday was no different. Only there was snow in all the chairs lol. After standing up on each one, and walking around on it, he finally just sat down and owned his right to sun himself lol. He didn’t seem phased at all by the snow under his bottom. The goof. I only let him stay up there for the photo. Didn’t want him getting a frozen behind lol.
Ok folks, that’s it for now. I will be posting a couple more times here before the year’s end. Not going to forget and let it go for another 1.5 months.
Have a happy Thanksgiving, too. I hope your day is filled with genuine thankfulness and love. I’ll probably make some food and settle in to playing world of warcraft, like usual lol.
So long for now. Until next time, take care ❤