Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New Website!!!

I have a new website! Feel free to check it out but make sure to come back here to see the cutest little chipmunk that's been perched on a pumpkin in our back yard!


Are you back?  It really feels great to have the site done and live! I felt that I really needed to put together a professional website since interest in my art has been picking up. I also felt it was a must if I'm going to seriously pursue licensing/publishing my images. Something I'm still looking into but if I see something that interests me I suppose it's better to be prepared.  OK on to that chipmunk.


How cute is that?! I was taking the photo from inside the screen door so I was a far away hence the fuzziness but I still think it's so cute! It may be my next painting. Speaking of paintings....Here is the little wren in my "D" that I told you I was going to do.

If you can't tell these plants are completely made up. That's one of the things I love about painting, you can make up whatever you want! Not that mother nature doesn't do a perfect job on her own, but there are no rules in this realm so why not? On to my next painting where I'm breaking all the rules! haha. (Let's hope sarcasm is detectable.)  ;-)

I'm painting a little Holstein calf with a chickadee perched on it's head holding a clover in it's beak. Have you ever seen a chickadee with a clover perch on a cow? I bet not...see totally breakin the rules! It's getting crazy around here. I'm really looking forward to working on this one through the week. But first things first, I'll be on pinterest for I'm sure what will be wayyyy too long today. I need to find a dessert to take to our family gathering Easter Sunday. There are so many amazing ideas it will be hard to choose what to do! Will you be celebrating Easter? I'm really looking forward to it this year as I will finally get to see my cousins two little ones for the first time! My family is so spread out so it's always a treat when we get to see one another!

Hope you have a wonderful day, it's very chilly here today. The weatherman said something about flurries. I'm just going to pretend I didn't hear him!


  1. Good morning, Shelly. Your new website is great! Do you plan to make some of your paintings available as note cards? The chipmunk would be a cute painting for sure. And I love the little wren. Now that I have a granddaughter I thought it would be lovely to spell her name out with little paintings like yours! Perhaps little 2 x 3 cards I could frame? Hint. Hint. And when I read "If you can't tell these plants are completely made up" I felt something break free in me! I'd love to be able to plant the flowers in my garden, but my past attempts have always disappointed. That is my problem--I try to make my drawings realistic. Maybe its time I make up my own plants! It certainly would free me to paint and therefore gain some practice in the art. Eventually, maybe, they'll either start to look more realistic, or at least become realistic to me. That's really all that matters--that I love it, right? P.S. When I click on the link at your Etsy site back to your Blog it doesn't take me back to it. Instead I just get this message "BirdBrainStudio's Shop Announcement", then a repeat of the line I clicked on.

    1. Cathy, thanks for the heads up on the Etsy thing. SO many sites, so little time, I'll have to see what's going on there. Also, I had never thought of doing note cards, but I think you've planted a seed! I've had people tell me they would like a calendar but again that that SO little time thing always creeps up on me! What you said about making your drawings realistic I can completely relate too. That is your brains way of messing with your mind! Haha...I say just go for it! Sometimes I squint my eyes at something to blur it, that way I only see the very simplest of shapes and color and don't get bogged down in details.

    2. I will have to give the squinting a try! :-)

  2. Beautiful painting. Great new site, well done. Clarice