Sunday, 28 December 2008

Gyspymare Studio's, 'White Winter Hymnal' Etsy Treasury

'White Winter Hymnal' is Jen's wonderful visual treat of a Treasury, that gives you that special silent feel of deeply fallen snow, edged with a touch of Magic.

To be included in a Etsy Treasury, is a gift to the participating artists by the creator of the treasury, as the curator never stars in their own treasury, so its a very unselfish act.
Thank you for including my Wolf , Jen.

Friday, 26 December 2008

Papillon Angel

Included in an Etsy Treasury 'Earth or Heaven' chosen by Magnetwear from Magnetplace.

Heavenly Horses, New Treasury, Whoa Horse Artists Group

Heres a lovely mixed Stable of Heavenly Horses from The Whoa Girls .

Friday, 19 December 2008

A Knight to Remember: Etsy Treasury

This Ones was a pick of my own choice, and features two Talented English based Artists ; Mark Satchwill, and Elle.J.Wilson, along with a wonderful electic mixture of Goods from artists from all over the world.

Monday, 15 December 2008

Quoth The Raven, Nevermore; New Etsy Treasury

Jen, GypsymareStudios; has bagged another treasury, and dedicated it to an Edgar Allen Poe Raven Theme.
Jen included my London Tower's oldest in age recorded Raven 'Jim Crow', within this super Treasury which was full of amazing art picks.

Desert Jewels Arabians

Once again I was fortunate enough to be included in a lovely treasury dedicated to Arabian Horses, it was a beautiful treasury full of amazing horse Artists.
This lovely treasury was chosen by Etsy's horsesculpture

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Myth and Magic at Christmas, I bagged a Treasury!

For the first time,I managed to Grab a Etsy Treasury spot, and picked just some of my favourite sellers. Now I know Its relatively easy I shall try to repeat it,...
It was Full of wonderful pieces of Art anyone would be happy to receive as a Christmas Present.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Alternate Paths, or Imaginings

Hi I been tagged, by fellow artist
So I’ve decided to list these seven previously untold, .Alternate Paths, or Imaginings.
I have some scraps of memory very clear visually, but I haven’t a clue where they are from, these are the first three listed...
One is my riding under some low fir trees. Its Autumn/Winter, I can smell the pine scent, and the horses body, I think I’m side-saddle, but not sure, and I’m wearing long fine leather gloves a soft hat, speared with some clip at the side which I’m worried about losing, as I keep checking it.
The second is its definitely Winter, I’m cold, Stamping my feet which are in leather buttoned boots with extend above the ankle with a small heel. I’m wearing a dark subdued heavy weight burgundy velvet jacket, and floor length skirt, I don't seem to have a coat, I’m waiting for a coach. I have a small bag or luggage of some kind.
The third, I’m a child 5/6yrs its very hot its summer, I’m skipping along as children do. there are roses down the side of the drive. I think a man ,maybe my father , is under the car working on something. Its an american looking car maybe 1940-50’s
The next four, are just some of the lives I would have liked to have lived. (I have a big List)
Became a notorious, and hopefully uncaptured lady highwayman. As in The Wicked Lady (1945) starring Margaret Lockwood. (In actual fact I would have probably been an notorious horse thief and got myself hanged at the crossroads!)
Lived the life of a Cowgirl, just horses, and my trusted dog. (which probably equates to slept in the barn like a hobo)
Taken to an ‘Indiana Jones’ style life of adventure, treasure hunts, following clues through history, cracking the codes, fending off the evil villains and of course getting the treasure. (Been a terrible geek, and just visited lots of museums; which I already do & enjoy)
High Seas adventure as a villainous and ruthless Pirate Privateer, the scourge of The Spanish Maine.
(Who knows perhaps I could have managed that one!)

Thats it!, hope you enjoyed those I’m not tagging anyone else this time, as most people I know blogwise, have all been tagged recently.

Sunday, 30 November 2008

Etsy Treasury 'Welcome to my Nightmare'

Welcome to my Nightmare, was the title of a new Treasury selection by Jen of Gypsymarestudios, I was lucky enough to be included, Thank You Jen.
Hunters Moon was Featured.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Treasury on Etsy

Danielle Barlow had a new treasury spot on Etsy. I was very grateful that she has included one of my purse mirrors along with an incredible selection of different artists works.
The treasury was entitled 'A Time of Magic'
This one has now exspired as these treasurys only last three days, but they are interesting to view, and there are lots!

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Poppy goes Designer....

I had ordered two reversable fabric bandanas from our friends Velma Tracy, and Leo at ‘Designsbyone, on Etsy.
Today they came, Heres my Technical Director Modeling, check Poppy's Blog for more Pictures.
No, she doesn't mind wearing them in the least, she positively soaks up the extra attention from people who make a fuss of her.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Seven Not widely Known Facts

I pinched the text from Danielle text because she has explained it sowell, and I know she wont mind.
So, Heres goes, I will play the 'tagging game', as I have never done it before. I don't usually do the 'pass it on' stuff, but this seems harmless, and kind of interesting to read ! I was tagged by
I gather that what I have to do is tell you 7 interesting (and little known) facts about myself, and tag 7 other bloggers.

1. I also have Romany gypsy in my ancient ancestory,way back on my maternal grandmother’s side all her family the ‘Harwoods’ were dark and raven haired. My Grandmother had green eyes and kept her jet black hair(no Grey) into her late 80’s, when she passed on.
2. I often dream about things that haven’t happened yet, or of people when they are ill, not always nice.
3. In my school days, when I stayed for school dinners(that were awful) I would swap my dinner for someone elses pudding/desert, and then go around again for seconds of pudding. No I was healthy and really skinny. One or twice in the year we had an awful cocoa pops chocolate covered puffed wheat slice with mint custard, I hated it. All the other kids loved it.
4. I won an award at school for the best results for the student in my year. I chose a book for my gift award, on ponies and showing, by Glenda Spooner, it was a great treat, as I love reading.
5. I still have my teddy from when I was 1year old, I went to pick him up the other day by his ear,(He doesnt Mind) I realised his ear was worn, I must have always done that since a child.He has a little lamb friend, I can remember chosing for my Christmas present, when I was a toddler, I was lifted up to see him on the top shelf of the toy shop. They are kept together, and I worry what will happen to them when I die.
6. I painted a leather biker jacket for one of my nephews, with a hellhound snarling out of a flaming circle, his choice. I think it was maybe an Iron maiden album cover. He was constantly being stopped in the streets by bikers wanted to know where he got it painted.
7. I used to think I came from outer space as a small child, I would lie awake in bed and ask them to come and take me home, as I didnt like it here.....

Well, there you have it! 7 rather random facts about me!
I now tag 4, a bit short I'm afraid, but there you go..,,
and the rules say I now must let them know what I have done.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Whoa Sketchbook to Sale for Horse Charity

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor is a member of a juried group of Ebay horse artists who started the Whoa Charity Sketchbook project earlier this year. Back in April, she asked for members to sign up and take turns to add original equine art to an 80 page blank book. She had members add work from here in Great Britian, to all over the States. Each artist was given up to 5 pages to sketch whatever they chose. Also click HERE to see the sketchbook blog. Pictures of all new art is added by Jen, to the site as soon as it is completed. Hopes are bouyant to have the book finished and on Ebay for sale around Christmas time.
Jen herself produces wonderful,rich artworks , plaques with a Halloween ,fantasy twist, she also does a great line in Vanners.
Danielle other UK artist on the project, is also an extremely talented artist with horse, fantasy, dartmoor,and crows amongst her varied pallette.
As Danielle states in her blog entry; "We are also looking into the possibility of having the sketchbook printed, so we can sell copies of it, although the costs are looking a little prohibitive at the moment. Any suggestions here are welcome"!

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Poppy, Starts a Blog;Its a Dog's Life

Poppy long suffering technical assistant, recently promoted to Technical Director, Has taken it into her paws to start her own Blog, Poppy's; Its a Dog's Life. At the moment not much action in her Office, Looks like shes having one of those 'Power Naps'.
Oh, I see, Actually I've just been informed its not a nap, she was 'just resting her eyes'......

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Season of Mists & Mellow Fruitfulness

I’ve spent a strange day today, I feel I haven’t accomplished much, which I know is nonsense, because I have; but when there is so much to do it always seems such a drop in the ocean.
I extricated my self from the computer made a cup of earl grey tea, and stood looking into the garden through reflectively sips. Its one of those glorious bright autumn days, chilly with beautiful sunshine. The summer geraniums are still soldiering on, happily ‘cocking a snoop’ at the winter chills, and tiny cyclamens are blooming in shady spots, sheltered against the tree and near the house. Winter is definitely on its way, but so far we have had no frost. Autumn promises to give us another taste of US New England tree colours after another unseasonable wet summer, good recompense I feel, as I am always so envious of the beautiful fall colours in the States.
I apologise to friends I should have written to, I hope you have come here and see I am still around, and thinking of you, and regrets to the art I should have made... but its been a strange day.

Autumn Term.

An Update on my mare, after the scare,see older posts; as you can see she is still happily pottering around,and enjoying herself fingers crossed.

The young children of the nearby small school and playschool were enchanted last year when I managed to find suitable rugs for her, in their school colours, she sported mauve gingham checks that matched their summer wear, and mauve warmer versions to match their winter sweatshirts, which they have found highly amusing. Because of her age many children have grown up always seeing her on place, quite a feat, and she is a well known celebrity, who is happy to stop and be petted by the tiniest of fans.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Large Magnets

Some new large Magnets now available on Etsy including
this Edwardian Vintage style Design.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Pastel Mixed Media Paintings

These are a few partials and closeups from some of my past mixed media works,originally in A4 format.

Click on Images to see more detail.

Friday, 3 October 2008

New Photographic Print, on an Etsy Treasury

The Photograph 'Rose Net', was choosen to star along with other artists in an Etsy Treasury called 'The Best Part of Waking Up!'
The whole Morning pick, was from Rochelle, at 'gallerydarrow'
Thank You Rochelle.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Unicorn Blue Dreams Backpack

100% Unbleached Cotton Canvas Rucksack/Backpack, drawstring quick release top, small zipped wallet/coin pocket, adjustable shoulder straps and top carry handle.

YBA Artists Awards

I finished listing, and sending the last entries into the YBA last night, They are a new Ebay Artists Group with fantastic ideas and organisation(see Previous Posts).
Some existing art was entered, and some new, about 50/50, now the deadline is passed, I will have to get back to boring housework, with hopefully some time for some more new new art and listings. Collectors as well as Artists will be able to vote, on selections from the art show entries, all work will be anonymous, the only criterias are listed in YBA info.
For Collectors, there will be many of your favourite Artists work too. This event has been well supported with over 800 enties, with many unusual categories too, which will make for interesting viewing, I cant wait to see them all.
Almost forgot 'White Rabbit', why you have to say it on the first of the month, I dont Know!

Whoa Sketchbook

The Whoa Sketchbook is back on track after a delay in proceedings, check out the new sketches, More new work should be appearing as the sketchbook picks up speed between the US artists listed on site.....

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Sunrise Photograph

Taken very early Saturday morning.
I think this will have to be a Limited Edition Run in Artwolf's Etsy Shop

Saturday, 27 September 2008


These photographs were taken by my partner Mark, these were some amazing wood carvings we saw on our travels round the Island today. The Hare and the Magpies were in Arreton, carved into a cut down tree stump.
The second The Koi, was in Godshill a small part of the car park was given to a little peaceful place to sit and contemplate and was in rememberance of Matthew, a young man who passed away, and was commissioned by his family. A beautiful tribute.
These are great photographs of amazing art with heart, and given that Mark only had the camera passed to him, and not years of slog and hard experience, they were far too good so he had to be punished, hence the stocks.

Friday, 26 September 2008

Aceo Cards Sets now on Sale on Ebay

Sets of The Ist Edition Playing Cards are now begining to become available for sale and auction on Ebays site. Some with Prints and one Original.
Just type in Aceo Playing cards in search for a few sneak previews
Limited 1st Edition run of 1250 worldwide.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Things are pretty slow here, I've being trying to put together some entries for one of my Ebay groups YBA new yearly Aceo Art awards.

Arrived home, yesterday evening, and waiting on the doorstep, was a parcel with my playing cards sets in , from the US, and a beautiful bunch of carnations an old friend always leaves them for me if I'm not in.
The playing cards, are an Aceo artists deck, with 52 cards and 2 jokers, and an info card, all with different pictures rendered by aceo ebay artists, it was a great project and I was lucky enough to get to portray a card, The 4 of Diamonds.
There will be decks for sale on Ebay, by different artists in the coming weeks ahead, and some signed artists decks too, with every card signed by the original contributing artist.
See one of the older posts below for more info and a click on button.

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Seagull Aerobatic Displays

Whoever thought half a loaf of sliced bread could provide such entertainment and rewards for the participants. These Gulls were really experts at hovering and waiting for us to throw pieces of bread

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Sunsets and Butterflies

This beautiful sunset was captured on an Autumn Evening,Last year, and these Butterflies taken one afternoon,this Year.
All the images are owned and copyright to Artwolf 2008

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Yesterday Talk like a Pirate Day 19th September

I'm sad to say I just missed 'Talk like a Pirate Day', I love Johnny D's Film Portrayal, still I shall just have to do a bit of practise today....Take what you can, and give nothing in return!!!HAah

Friday, 19 September 2008

Geese, Hissing Sid

Heres a Lovely picture of the small flock of geese kept at the farm where I stable my horse. They actually look very peaceful in this picture, quite opposite to how they usually react to me. When I empty my wheelbarrow, the gander usually takes this as his signal to creep up behind me and attack; In the winter with wet ground I'm usually alerted in time, as I hear the flapping of his feet in the final run down to peck me in the breeches!. Still they do look very calm here. They all have very nice names, but all I can think of as far as the ganders concerned is 'Hissing Sid'.

White Air Extreme Sports Festival Weekend

19th to 21st September. A line up of sports events for this extreme festival from Thundercat European Championships, Windsurfing UK Freestyle Championships, Kitesurfing, Surf, SUP, Skate Ramps and street with Suso, BMX on the ramps, Parkour, European Mountain Board Freestyle on the radical RAF White Air ramps, FMX shows its face for the first time, Sailing, Kayak, Mountain Bike freestyle and trials, Flatland BMX, Turfdogs land Windsurfing, Jet Ski, Frisbee, Inline, Land Yacht, Jet Ski, Digital dj mixing, Hard Grafft, and loads more.
A chance for the public to come and have a go at new sports,and arts.
The Red Arrows will be performing in the skies on both Saturday and Sunday. The Live Stage also continues at White Air….three days and two evenings of live groups and djs …..check out the music section on the White Air web site for the full line-up!

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

New Pocket Purse Mirrors

New additions on Etsy including these

OSWOA (Original Small Works Art) Awards

OSWOA (Original Small Works Art) Awards