Monday, December 13, 2010

unconditional love

1. : not conditional or limited : absoluteunqualified<unconditional surrender> <unconditional love>

This is my latest painting. One in a series of 5. 

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

give thanks and go shopping

I'm happy and I want to give thanks. So...i'm having a sale in my etsy store. 15% off everthingy when you use the coupon code"givethanks" at checkout.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

weird and wacky

Lately i've been forcing myself to just draw. Not worry so much about the perfect shape face, or proportionate nose. It's liberating and a little scary.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

just dance

This is a new brooch that I've just added to my shop. I'm noticing a theme lately with my brooches and pins. I call them "Little Big Mouths". They often say and do the things that I wish I could. I guess I'll live through them for a while. Anyway, meet Chase. 

Chase is a party guy. He's that guy. The one that tries to hard to keep up with the youngsters. He thinks he's sooo cool, even though he's waaay past his prime. He's friends try to tell him, but he thinks they're jealous. Chase flys by the seat of his pants. He's not interested in commitments or sleeping over. He doesn't care what everyone else is doing,  he just wants to party.

Chase wants you to just dance.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


It's the time of the year for many journys. Trips to visit family and friends. Many places to go. Rush, rush, rush. Hard to find balance, and to keep my footing. Trying to stay cheery and bright.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Take a Journey

This is a little reindeer ornament.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010


Great news today. I've been accepted into the Patchwork Indie Art & Crafts Festival in Long Beach, California. It's November 21st.

Click on the link for more info:

I also discovered two of my dolls in Art Doll Quarterly Magazine, Nov/Dec issue. I submitted them on a whim a few months ago, and was surprised when I saw them ( and a write up) included inside.

Today is a sweet day.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

See Beauty

I hope you see beauty all around you today.

Here is my newest brooch. A reminder to slow down and open our eyes.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

On Sale Now

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Here's all the permission you need to enjoy being yourself or rest in between.

Find my Lil Big Mouth art doll pendants for sale at


I'm back in business. I had a great birthday, and got a new camera too. Here's a look at at what I've been working on.

My Little Big Mouth pendants and brooches.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Be Still

Sometimes you have to be still.


Rest a little.

Whenever I don't, God intervenes.

My camera broke.

A box of art supplies that I knew I ordered never arrived.

Why? (I never actually ordered them.)

I think it's time to be still and rest.

I will be back in about a week, around the time of my birthday. We'll celebrate with a huge sale, and new goodies galore.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Three Friends

The end of summer. Where did it go. Back to school tomorrow. Four different drop offs. Four different schools. Better get some sleep.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

O Lovely Peace

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful Sunday. Here are some pics of my new painting.

Monday, July 19, 2010


Remember that the worst of it is already behind you.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Rescue

I made a few changes to what I thought was a finished piece. She went from a blonde to reddish blonde. All in all, I like how she turned out.

She's in the shop today.!

Monday, July 12, 2010

ACEO and MAGNET Giveaway

Hi all,

In order to celebrate the fact that I actually finished a few paintings AND listed them in my shop, I'll be doing a giveaway on FRIDAY.

2 items are up for grabs. 1) An ACEO print of Weightless (the sweet pregnant lady in the water) 2) A 3 x 4.5 magnet of Frida's Snowfall .

Just leave a comment on my blog and your name will go into the drawing. Good luck.!

Friday, July 9, 2010

I Am An Artist

For many years she kept her addiction a secret. She was afraid that if anyone knew her true identity they would laugh. So she would paint, sew, and create in the small dusty garage that was her studio. Never proclaiming what she knew was true. But after many years of silence she decided to set her dream in motion. She took her first step. A sweet little e-course where she earned her wings (shout out to "K Rae"). Now every morning she looks in the mirror and says, "Hi. My name is Kandi and I AM AN ARTIST.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


I remember being pregnant and feeling larger than life, especially towards the end. I gained 65 pounds during my first pregnancy. The water was the only place where I could feel like my old self.

Weightless is a ACEO with a crackle finish. She will be for sale tomorrow in my etsy store.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Almost done...

These three little paintings are almost done. From left to right:

You Gave Me Wings

Diego was her love

The Rescue

Friday, July 2, 2010

A few works in progress

For the last few weeks I have been painting and drawing and sculpting but not finishing any one thing. I think I'm going backwards in my progress.

Meet armless Alice. She's about 4 inches tall and will be quite nice if I ever give her arms.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Knee Deep

I am knee deep in Kelly Rae Robert's fabulous e-course and all the self psychoanalysis that comes with it.
All I can say for sure is that before this course, my journey into the art world and trying to make a business out of it has been so much like high school. "Will they like me?","Am I good enough?", "Will I ever fit in?". Maybe. Maybe not.

The worst that can happen is nothing.

Wish me luck !

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Alice In Wonderland

My obsession with Alice continues. This is my latest mixed media creation.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Alice Redo

SHe was done and ready to go,...or so I thought. At the last minute I scraped her face off and started over. Patience my dear friends, patience.