Tuesday, March 31, 2009

"Steampunk Cat" Original Painting is SOLD!

"Steampunk Cat"

12" x 16" Original Acrylic on Cotton Canvas Sheet, 2009

I sold the original off of my website yesterday! Yay! So I have ended the eBay store listing for this painting :) *I still have all the prints on sale on my website including the LE Canvas Prints that look just like the original painting are 25% off right now! * "Steampunk Cat" items on my website *

I'll be spending the rest of today getting orders ready to mail ;) Have a great day you guys!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

New Art! "Steampunk Cat"!, New Jewelry Pendants! ImagiCon Art Show & Print Shop

Happy Spring! :) I have an exciting update to share with you tonight! Lots of News!! I have my completed "Steampunk Cat" painting, NEW licensed Designer Jewelry Pendants featuring my fantasy cats & my artwork at the convention ImagiCon this weekend! First my new painting! I am so thrilled with the way this painting turned out! It took me such a long time to complete due to the tons of little details but it was well worth it!

"Steampunk Cat"
12" x 16" acrylic & ink on Canvas, 2009
An elegant Victorian steampunk cat gal poses for the perfect portrait with an interesting collection of flying ships, hot air balloons and other flying contraptions behind her.

* "Steampunk Cat" on my website *, Original Painting, Cameo Necklaces, Bookmarks, Keychains, Magnets, Notecards...
LE Canvas Prints *On Sale!" $75 each,
Prints *On Sale!" 5x7 are $7.00, 8x10 are $10.00 & 12x16 are $24.00

"Steampunk Cat" Original on eBay

Prints Sale on eBay!"Steampunk Cats" 12x16", 8x10" & 5x7".

** NEW Fantasy Cat Jewelry!! **

Designer jewelry pendants inspired by my fantasy cats created by Pacific Trading Giftware! The pendants measure about 1.5 - 2 inches in length and have an 18" black cord necklace with 2" extender chain. They are handcrafted of lead free enamel metal / alloy and each comes purrfectly packaged on a backingboard in a cello bag.
NOTE! *Pre-Orders* I am taking pre-orders for all 12 pendants. All orders places for pendants will be shipped around the last week of April.

(These new pendants have been made a part of my "Jewelry" category on my website. This Jewelry category now links to both my new pendants and to my cameo necklaces.)

March 27 - March 29, 2009, Birmingham, Alabama. I am unable to be there in person BUT I will have a my art available for sale in both the Art Show and Print Shop at reduced show prices!
"ImagiCon is a first year Full-scale Science Fiction and Fantasy convention premiering in Birmingham, Alabama on March 27 - 29, 2009. Building on the success of a similar one-time event in Birmingham, which attracted record numbers for a first-year event of this type, the Magic City proved itself a perfect site for a Fandom-focused convention for Sci-Fi and Fantasy enthusiasts."

LE ACEO Prints
This is just a heads up about my LE ACEO prints on eBay. Due to many reasons I am planning to remove ALL of my ACEO prints from eBay and place them either on Etsy or my own website for sale as I have time to do so. It could be a few weeks or it could be a few months before I get them relisted.. They will all be removed from eBay on April 10th. If you would like to purchase any before they are removed from eBay please click the link above.

Well I think that's it for now ;) Time to take a little break tonight!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Louis Wain "The Man Who Drew Cats"

I Love Louis Wain's cats. :) I've even had a few people compare my artwork to his. I think it's a nice compliment. Here's a neat video about Mr. Wain's cats & life...

It's so sad to see he was ill in his later years :( How fitting he was able to live out the rest of his life surrounded by cats.

Edited to add...There is some debate over if it really was his illness that caused him to create that way or if he was just experimenting with patterns.

From Wikipedia ..."It is not known if these works (The patterned paintings) were created in the order usually presented, as Wain did not date them......Wain experimented with patterns and cats, and even quite late in life was still producing conventional cat pictures, perhaps 10 years after his [supposedly] 'later' productions which are patterns rather than cats." I guess we will never know for sure.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

"Steampunk Cat" WIP #3 & 4

Here's a few more WIP pixs since I paint sooooo slow. Well not that slow ;) I have been busy with some family stuff & business stuff as well. Also this painting has a ton of tiny details......

I have finished more than you can see here. I just didn't taker another photo yet. I should have her all done early this week *fingers crossed*

Steampunk Cat Rough Sketch
Steampunk Cat WIP #1
Steampunk Cat WIP #2

Friday, March 13, 2009

I'm in a newspaper article about Artists on Etsy....

The article was in our local paper ( Pensacola News Journal ) on Saturday 3/7 on the front of the Life section :) I was a little disappointed that they didn't show my artwork I sent BUT I am very glad that they put my website link in the article. Weird isn't it... An article about selling on Etsy and they put my website link not Etsy Shop link. They also goofed and said that the other girl they interviewed is "Tigerpixie" on Etsy. It's all good! I am just happy I got to be a part of it at all :) Here is the link to the article online ( my little paragraph is on the 2nd page ) ... It's so Etsy

Monday, March 02, 2009

Updates! Zazzle Sale, Facebook, EMG, Ezine Feature!

Wow, It's March already! Where did February go?? I have a few little updates and announcements today :) Zazzle Sale ... Ellen Million Graphics ... Facebook ... Ye Olde Witches Brew Ezine ...

*Zazzle Sale! $4.00 off Shirts Through Tuesday! Use Code; PATTYSHIRT09

Carrie Hawks, Fantasy Cat Art TigerpixieArt Zazzle Gallery

My Zazzle Gift Gallery, http://www.TigerpixieArt.com
I have added about 30 new items since my last update!
*Details.... $4.00 off T-shirts discount applies to each qualifying Zazzle apparel product. The coupon code PATTYSHIRT09 must be entered during checkout to receive the offer. Offer is valid through March 3, 2009 at 11:59pm PST. Your order must be placed during that time to qualify for this special promotional pricing offer. This promotional offer may not be combined with any other Zazzle promotional or discount offers.

New Coloring Book & Products from Ellen Million Graphics!
I am very happy to announce that I have a few select images available on products through Ellen Million Graphics! You can see them all here, Carrie Hawks, EMG Page

The coloring book is titled, "Dragons, Fairies and Fantasy Horses, Vol 2 (now with more fairy cats!)". It features 5 of my coloring images ( Dea Dragonfly, Logan Ladybug, Autumn Winds, Buzz Bumble Bee & Summer Sunshine), along with images by Alice den Hollander, Erika Harm, Laura Melis, Ellen Million, Jennifer L. Nilsson. The coloring book has 22 full-page illustrations for hours of coloring enjoyment. Difficulty level: Pretty darn challenging. Single-sided printing for painless tear-out and to allow bleed-through coloring media. Coloring books are 8.5 x 11 inches, staple-bound, with sturdy cardstock covers.

Ezine Feature!
Ye Olde Witches Brew Magazine, Embracing the Vintage Witch

I am proud to announce have a little feature with my artwork in Ye Olde Witches Brew Ezine!
"Beautiful fantasy feline art is what Artist, Carrie Hawks brings to life with beauty, grace and a uniqueness you will not find anywhere else". My good friend Carol Ochs is also a featured artist in this issue. You can register to see the Ezine for Free here, Ye Olde Witches Brew Magazine Subscribe

"Steampunk Cat" WIP Pixs
Hehe! & yes, that is my own weird version of that 1800's bat plane & yes, that is a flying clawfoot bathtub next to it :P I had fun making these up!

Steampunk Cat Rough Sketch
Steampunk Cat WIP #1

Facebook, I have a Personal Profile & an Artist Page on Facebook! I update my personal page regularly and my artist page will have all the latest news, artworks, updates on new product and any events or special happening in my little art world. I would be happy to add you to both of my Facebook pages! Just add me as a friend and I will add you back!
Carrie Hawks, Tigerpixie Art Studio Page on Facebook
Carrie Hawks, Personal Profile on Facebook
Or you can search for me by my name or email address, tigerpixie@cox.net

My next big update will be my completed "Steampunk Cat" painting! Oh and also some new products available featuring my artwork! I should be receiving the samples later this week! Yay!! :D
Thanks for looking you guys!!