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Heather’s Art~ 2016 Year in Review

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Hello my friends! Thank you all for sticking with me, as we enter another year! Since I started in 2012 I’ve gained 172 followers! Thank you all so much for your friendship! Here is my year in review for 2016! Other than birthday cards for folks, I really haven’t done many paintings this year. I guess I’ve gotten a little discouraged when it comes to fine art. People don’t seem to be buying them like they used to. So I’m trying to express my art in other directions. I’m trying to become a book illustrator. However, I’m still making hand carved jewelry and selling them on my mom and dad’s Etsy shops:

Cottage Made Gifts

Stinnett Studio

Here are a few examples of what I’ve made this year:

 

We also are selling some vintage Barbie’s and accessories in our Cottage Made Gifts, shop. They were found in the attic of a very old house and kept safe in a Barbie Case.

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This year, I’ve been working hard on becoming a book illustrator. I’m also trying to self publish my own children’s book called, The Monster. I’m hoping to get it published by March of 2017.

Thank you guys again! Praying for many blessings this New Year!

Heather

 

 

Hand Painted Walking Stick~ Flower Garden #1

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So it was my turn to make a walking stick. 🙂 I was too chicken to do a carving like my folks had, but painting was more up my alley so I made this Garden Nature Stick. It was a lot of fun and I would love to make more! Each bug and flower has their names written beside them. I signed and numbered this stick as #1! I’m very excited and hope that it will find its way into someone’s heart and home! Its available in my Dad’s Etsy shop at:stinnettstudio.etsy.com .

The stick includes Hand Painted: Black Eyed Susan, Ivy Vine, Bumble Bee, Honey Bee, Glass Wing Butterfly, Morning Glory, Blue Butterfly, Ivy Vine, Leopard Frog, Snail and Meadow Mushroom, and Lotus.

 

Miniature Painting ~Greeting Cards

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Give more than just a card this year. Buy a hand painted card instead so you’ll be giving your loved one a gift as well!

These cards are available in our Etsy Shop at: Cottage Made Gifts

*We’ll take custom requests.* ORDER SOON! 🙂

 

Blue Hummingbird~ Watercolor and Pastel

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Hello everyone! This is my latest painting that I made as a birthday card. The medias are watercolor and pastel.

Lately I’ve been working on illustrations and putting them on my other blog, heatherstinnett.wordpress.com.  Please take a look and follow!

Hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Gentle ~ Watercolor Painting

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Horse painting Here is one of my latest paintings that I created using watercolor. I really like horses I think they’re beautiful! But they’re one of the hardest things to draw! Even though I like horses, I wasn’t really into them; I liked pigs, miniature ponies, and dinosaurs! Hehe! What does that say about me? Oh well… I guess I’m weird.

Horntoad~ Watercolor Painting

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I painted this card for my Dad for Father’s Day. We love Horny toads, they’re so cute! One of the things I love about them, is their fat bellies and stubby tails. 🙂

Chipmunk in Blackberry Bush~ Watercolor Painting

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Available as a Fine Art Print

I’m now finished with my painting! Soon I’ll need to frame it and get it ready for the Art Show next month. Hopefully I can get my deer painting finished in time as well. My new Sable brush, that I mentioned earlier, did a good job, although…it wasn’t the same size that I had before. I think perhaps I’ll order another in a smaller size some time. But other than that, it’s what finished my painting and I think it turned out well. 🙂

Fawn~ Watercolor Painting in Progress

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Watercolor Fawn 001 copyHere is my latest painting in progress.

I’m not quite finished with his fur yet. I’m hoping to put some foliage around him.

I’m still waiting for my special Sable Brush that I ordered last month, but now it says that it may not arrive until next month. Bummer! So my chipmunk painting that I had been working on, may be stalled for a while longer. 😦

Chipmunk in Blackberry Bush~ Watercolor Painting in Progress #2

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chipmunk in progression 001 blog chipmunk in progression 002 blogHere is an update on my latest painting. I got the berries mostly done, they may need a touch up here and there, and I started working on the chipmunk. I’ll need to work on the leaves, and satisfy myself on the final details and then it will all be done! 🙂 Unless I can make due with the brushes I already have, finishing it may be slow. My favorite sable brush through the years has been loved too hard, and is now out of shape, and the poor thing isn’t working right for me anymore. So last month I ordered a new one off of amazon.com. The bad thing is that it’s being shipped from Europe, so it’s not expected to get here until the 20th. 😦 Mean while, I’ll see what I can do with what I’ve got or work on another project while I’m waiting. 🙂

Chipmunk in Blackberry Bush~ Watercolor Painting in Progress # 1

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A New Painting for the New Year!

Here is one of my latest paintings I’m working on. Showing my sketch at the bottom and my finished background at the top. The top picture has a mask on the chipmunk and unfinished leaves. I hope to have it done sometime in January of 2015! 🙂

A big THANK YOU! to all of my followers for joining me this year!

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