Friday, December 20, 2013

You better watch out...

You better not cry! You better not pout I'm telling you why!  Yes, Santa is coming!!! Sugar cookies are done and Caramel Chocolate Macaroons are scheduled for today!  Enjoy your weekend and here is SANTA!

Watercolor Santa
Nice vintage watercolor Santa.
Watercolor Santa Postcard
Watercolor Santa Postcard by Kinder_Kleider
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Thursday, December 19, 2013


Chocolate Chip cookies are done, sugar cookies today and macaroons tomorrow! Just a bit of wrapping left and I am ready for Christmas!  Going fast. 

Today it is going to start getting warmer.  I will have to get my son out on the sled while we still have snow and before the rain starts.

I have a design that is probably what a lot of people are doing today.

Vintage Christmas Shoppers
A mother and son shopping for Christmas!
Vintage Christmas Shoppers Card
Vintage Christmas Shoppers Card by Kinder_Kleider
Browse more Christmas Cards at Zazzle

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Chilly morning

It is cold this morning, then the warm up begins and we will probably lose all the snow we got the past few days.  Maybe some cookie baking today!  Got to get them done before Christmas Eve!

I have another Vintage Christmas design to show you!

Vintage Christmas Tree Greetings
A lovely vintage Christmas card!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


A light snow today.  Looks nice outside but have lots of snow clearing to do.  Getting closer to Christmas....8 days away!

Santa has come to say hello!

Santa Painting
Season Greetings from Santa!

Monday, December 16, 2013

9 Days til Christmas

Nine days left...  Santa is getting ready.  So am I!  Cookies are going to be baked this week. Yum! Dentist day today  for my son. Will be fun.

Here is a nice print, had several deer come by the house this weekend. Never realized how tall they are until you see them up close!

Vintage Reindeer Print
Nice vintage print, sure snowy!

Friday, December 13, 2013

12 Days til Christmas!

Happy Friday the 13th! Storm is heading our way.  Should start late tonight and tomorrow morning....possible 6 to 8 inches!  Whoa!  Got the shovel ready!

Time to start wrapping, done with Christmas shopping!  Great thing to do during a snowstorm.

Enjoy your Friday and I have an appropriate design to show today if you are expecting s-n-o-w~

Snowflakes on Red
Just a fun design for the winter season.

Thursday, December 12, 2013


Brrr.  Chilly today.  I am tired, little one fell out of bed during the night and bunked with me so I didn't get much sleep.  Lots of tea today!  Got to get moving and grooving.

Today I have another Christmas design!

Santa Christmas Greetings
Another vintage image brought back to life!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

14 days to Christmas

Xmas is coming up fast!  Cookie baking next week.  Got have a variety for Santa!  Maybe another storm on Saturday also.  Wintertime is here.  It is going to be cold.  I have to go to the doctors today so will be bundling up. Brrr.

More Christmas designs...this on I really like!

Merry Christmas Kitty
Another vintage greeting transformed and remastered to be used again!
Merry Christmas Kitty Greeting Card
Merry Christmas Kitty Greeting Card by Kinder_Kleider
Check out other note cards online at Zazzle.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

More Snow Today!

Snow has started, storm number 2! Should get just a couple inches today.  Schools are delayed around me but others are starting to close. An early white Christmas!

Got a Christmas print to show!

Best Wishes Santa
Here is a vintage greeting card!

Monday, December 9, 2013

So icy this morning.

Schools are delayed, everything is glazed in shiny ice.  Looks pretty but not pretty to drive in.  I am 98% done Christmas shopping.  Yahoo! My goal was to be done before December but sometimes things come up. I am still happy with the progress so far.  A little preschool today, got to work on some letters.  One big letter is my son's to Santa!  We have to get that written and tied up outside for the deer to take to Santa!

How about a nice poinsettia for the day!

Poinsettia Painting
Took an idea and transformed into a fun holiday painting!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Da Da Da Dummmmm...

The cold is coming, maybe 4" of snow tomorrow. WHAT???  They said barely anything yesterday.  So really it is a wait and see event.  I hope it stays ok for travel.

I have a design that just might show what is in store for my area! Stay warm and enjoy the weekend.

Winter Snowman Painting
Worked on this image, totally remastered it.  Turned into a painting and I do like it!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Warm as ever!

Going to be close if not at 60 degrees today.  Wow, then tomorrow, brrr, the temp will drop dramatically.  Maybe that is why my sinuses are bothering me.  Got some artwork done yesterday.  Working on a painting and liking what I see so far.  Just have one more Christmas design to post today on Zazzle then I will work on the next holiday...New Year's! Can't believe 2014 is around the corner.

I have a vintage winter bird print today.

Birds and Berries
Did a lot of work on this image, it took months for me to finally like what I did.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

December is here!

I can't believe how fast this year has gone by.  Christmas is just around the corner.  Yesterday I ended up decorating, just about done.  That way we can enjoy the rest of the season with Christmas decor everywhere!  Fighting a cold, made chicken soup yesterday to help combat.

Someone is dreaming of Santa!
It was so warm yesterday.  We explored and found our pumpkins eaten by deer!

Today I have a cute Christmas design

Doggy Season Greetings
Very old print that I color restored and spruced up.
Doggy Season Greetings Postcards
Doggy Season Greetings Postcards by Kinder_Kleider
Check out Dog Postcards online at zazzle

Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday

Not going shopping, no, it is tree trimming time! I am filled with turkey and pie and decorating a tree sounds just fine!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Apple Pie

I smell apple and pumpkin pie! Will be making the glazed sweet potatoes and preparing the homemade stuffing today!  Can't wait!  Hope you all enjoy your Thanksgiving tomorrow and I will be back on Friday.

Santa is here...

Laughing Santa
Reworked a retro Santa into a holiday greeting!
Laughing Santa Postcard
Laughing Santa Postcard by Kinder_Kleider
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

It's Snowing

Got appointments today so have to travel. Right now the roads are just coated in white.  We are not supposed to get much, maybe an inch, but you never know!  Got 5 designs cleaned up, remastered etc and uploaded.  Just have to add to products.  Don't know if I will get all of them on products today but will try.  Lots of holiday prep is on the way!

How about another bright vintage print!

Goat and Flowers
This nice vintage design needed lots of remastering to make it usable.  Turned out to be a very cute print!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Checking off the Turkey Day Countdown

We are counting the days til Thanksgiving! Almost here....yum!

Working to get the whole weeks worth of artwork done today and tomorrow.  I try and do a design a day.  So far I have two images ready, three more to go.

This design below has sold! A set of business cards with this vintage design!

Zebra Pop Art
I had to do quite a bit of work to make this vintage image usable.  I like it!

Friday, November 22, 2013


Happy Friday to all! I have been cranking out designs.  Would like to get all my holiday images done by Thanksgiving.  Christmas is just around the corner...arrgh.  I am not ready!

I have a non holiday showcase today!

Sailboat Painting
This image needed some repair but it was kind of unusable so I transformed into a painting.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

One week until Turkey Day!

Turkey day, turkey day, I can't wait til Turkey Day!  It will be nice to spend the day with my family and eat turkey, watch football, eat turkey, have pie, eat turkey and of course eat turkey!  One week to go.  My son drew a turkey (cooked) on his dry erase board and put a number 8 in it yesterday to start the countdown.  I think he has inherited my artistic ability because for a 5 year old he drew a beautiful turkey!

For the one week countdown I have a Thanksgiving Day design for you to see.

Thanksgiving Greetings
Nice vintage image I restored and added an argyle background to showcase autumn's beauty, leaves!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

So happy!

I am so so happy!  My son has read two books on his own so far!  Love that, had a goal by Christmas and I think we made it, early!  He has some preschool today.  He works very hard.

Today I have some angels.

Three Angels
A small bit of repair and color correction brought this vintage image to life.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Made a decision

There is no way I will be able to lose weight during the holidays.  No way.  Since my surgery taking so long to recover, a cyst bursting etc I have not been able to lose much of what I gained during that time.  I know I can but when you have pies, turkey, cakes and cookies coming up, well, that just makes things even harder.  I could try moderation but I think that is genetically impossible for me! Never worked. My goal is to maintain what I am now and then after the holidays I can get back to my regular self.  I usually gain a bit during the holidays but this year is different with my health issues causing weight gain early.  I am walking/jogging at least 5 miles most days, should help level things off.

Working on  more designs.  Hoping the holiday time takes sales up.  So far it has been going well.

Today I have something different, a cute puppy pop art painting!

Bulldog Pop Art
I love dogs, cats, birds, animals of all kinds!  I like this design too!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Holidays are coming!

Now for me the holiday season has begun.  10 days to Thanksgiving.  Can not wait for the family to be together!

Got some holidays designs coming and here is the first.

Dove Painting
Peace to all!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Fabulous Friday!!!!

My son had a great day yesterday...not over yet.  Wait til he sees what tomorrow brings.....he he.  Tomorrow we have a small get together with family.  He will be thrilled to see his cousins!

I have been squeezing in artsy stuff when I can.  Got so many for Christmas together the past few days.  They will be popping up soon in my showcase.  Today I have a sweet little kitty to show.
Have a FABULOUS weekend!

Kitty Picking Flowers
 More of a spring print but still cute. Who doesn't like kittens in dresses!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Happy Birthday to my son!

Happy Birthday to you!  My son is 5 today.  Where did the time go.  He is already up and waiting for presents! Today is his day and he will have a wonderful birthday day! Off to make his birthday magical!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Mind melting...

Yesterday I said my son's birthday is three days away, no it is tomorrow.  Don't know what planet I am on!  I think I thought it was Monday yesterday. I got most of the cake topper done.  I will have it finished today.  All his presents have been wrapped and ready. 

Got a whole lot of art prepared and uploaded yesterday.  I figured if I go all out the next few weeks that I will not feel so guilty when the holiday takes over and I don't have the time to work on Zazzle, but I know I will squeeze out some art time anyways!

Holiday Candles
Another graphic that was hard to use so I transformed it into a painting.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tick Tock..

Birthday is only 3 days away!  Still have to construct the cake topper, will try and get some done today.  I did sketch what I think might work.  I don't want to disappoint my son since I did say, sure I can put all the Angry Birds on your cake.....sigh.  I will get it to work!

I got a bunch of artwork done last night, was on a roll so I will be uploading like mad today.  Once I get into a groove I can get a lot done.  Wish I was always like that but it comes and goes.

I have a musical print today!

Blue Tuba
How about a Blue Tuba painting!

Monday, November 11, 2013


Boy only a few days till my son's birthday! He is counting down the days.  I finished making some decorations and next I have a cake topper to make. He is growing so fast.  I can't believe it will be 5 years since he was born.

Today I have a holiday design to showcase!

Birds on Holly
Nice cute vintage holiday design.  Had to do some work to make this graphic usable.  I like it!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday Friday

Okay, off to do some errands and appointments, have a design to upload today, did two yesterday! Found out it will take about two weeks for my back pain to go away, little every day.  Well little is little, and I mean a little each day.  Still feels horrible.  Tired of it already so I am going to pretend I am ok!

Today I have a cute painting of Art Supplies!
Took a vintage clipping and transformed it into a fun painting.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Some answers...

Well my back pain is solved at least.  A burst cyst.  Just have to wait for it to heal.  I have many more but can not take any medication because of my risk of stroke.  I am researching natural ways to help.  I had one burst a few months ago and it was painful then and it is painful with this one too!

Got three new designs uploaded yesterday.  Hurts to sit long so doing a bit at a time.  Going to get some more designs created today.  Sold some clocks yesterday!  I hope to sell more.  So many new products are being developed and set up on Zazzle that I need to go through and add past designs to them.

Today is a test design I did using a black and white image, colored and transformed into a painting!

Zinnia Painting
Nice colorful flower, I like it, hope you do too!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Ready for least virtually.

I can not stand my back, what is going on. Think I will sleep on the floor tonight. Nothing is touching the pain. Grrr...if not one thing it is another.

Got some artwork done yesterday and made a lot of sales. YEA! Going to keep at it today as I ice and heat and medicate my back.  Voting was fun, I let my son push the vote button at the end, he is so cute.

Today another Christmas design....Ho Ho Ho!

Santa Art
 Digital altered art into painting, on lots of products but do like the Santa scarf!
Santa Art Scarf
Santa Art Scarf by Kinder_Kleider
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Vote Today!

Go out and vote!  I am this morning.  Even though my back is just horrendous I am still going to vote.  I have taken my son to every election since he was born.  He is excited!

Yes my back still hurts, very stiff today.  Can't sit for more than a few minutes before the pain gets too much.  Must do some more artwork today!  Sold quite a few items yesterday.  Would love that to be the norm every day!

Today I have a holiday painting.

Holiday Candle Painting

Took a very pixelated image and made it into a painting!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Oh My....

My back is out, inflamed, and painful.  I can not sit or bend.  I hate this.  I personally feel the surgery I had did something because I certainly have not had any change in symptoms since it(supposed to correct it), my weight has increased (knew would during recovery) but I can not seem to lose what I gained, strange , and back pain coming and going since.  Don't know.  I have another check up scheduled so will see what is going on.

Going to heat and ice my back and hope for the best.  I will work on some more artwork and have been selling some neat stuff so happy about that.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy November

November 1st!  Boy the year has just flown by.  My little one will be 5 in 14 days! Wow.  What happened, he is growing so fast, I feel like he was just born yesterday. He is so excited for his birthday.  I am instructed to make a rainbow cake with Angry Birds on the outside....oh boy. Rainbow cake easy...Angry Birds...don't know.

Going to try and get a couple dozen perogies made today.  Been quite awhile and seems like perogie weather.  Have to get caught up on artwork.  Got one new design going on today.  Need to keep that going, every little bit helps!

Today I have a digital watercolor from a vintage illustration.  Enjoy your weekend!

Watercolor Owl
This was a tiny illustration that I worked on digitally to create a nice watercolor print!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

One more day!

Halloween is tomorrow!  Supposed to be mild but rainy so I think I will take the car since the hills here are STEEP! I am getting a cold so I want to try and not aggravate it to make it worse.  Hate being sick.  My son is excited for tomorrow.  We have several places to visit during the day tomorrow to show off his costume.  We will be prepared for massive candy haul.

Today I have a Halloween image to showcase!

Watercolor Black Cat
Digitally altered image, original was way too pixelated so need to tweak it a bit.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Halloween is getting closer!

I hope the weather holds out Thursday, it might rain. Got to go trick or treating no matter what!

Got one design done yesterday, hopefully more today.

Blue French Horn
Some more digital artwork!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday Morning

Time to get back to artwork.  Will be working on quite a few ideas today as well as some preschool.  Starting a new workbook today, my son is excited!

Today I have a holiday design.

Birds on Holly
More digital enhanced artwork.

Friday, October 25, 2013

The pics are in...

Beware, spider ahead!

Shiny scary spider...

Rare to find such a large spider this time of year!

Don't let that cute face fool you!

He will lure you in, have candy ready. Candy is the only defense!

He loves the costume. Parade tomorrow! Excited!! Enjoy your weekend and be back Monday.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The spider is done!

The costume is done, finally! Will take pictures today. Now I need to clean up my workstation so I can get back to artwork. My hands still hurt but the smile on my son's face makes it worth it.

I have an autumn image today.

Digital artwork, experimenting with different types of manipulation software.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

My hands hurt!

I have the body done of the spider, just have to sew the harness on. I added some more "scary" upgrades. I added a shiny skull to the back of the hoodie. Just have to paint lightly around it so it will pop. Going to get black pants today and I will be done!!!! Pictures to follow.

Today's showcase is Green!

Asparagus Art
A little digital artwork!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

"Sew" much sewing

I have the body of the spider covered in black felt, hand sewn, all by hand. Next is to add a shiny fabric my son likes to the body of the spider to make it look spooky. Then construct the harness and then I am almost done. I need to get black pants for him and then picture time. Boy my hands hurt but I want it done today but I have a feeling I will be adding claw like ends to the spider legs!

Well I have another vintage bird print to showcase today. Will get back to artwork once I finish the costume.

Vintage Cockatoo Print
I like this one!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Running out the door

Literally I am heading for the door. We are going to get the fabric for the spider body. I have it constructed. All it needs is the covering. That is my focus for the day. Once the costume is done my mind will be back into working on designs. I need to have the costume done by Saturday for a parade, another the Monday after and possibly one on the 30th and what ever events I can find too.

I do have an aquatic design today.

Crayfish Art
Nice little digital artist design!

Friday, October 18, 2013

No spider yet.

Thought I would have more done on the spider costume. Got to have it done soon! Will get the hoodie done today, my goal.

I have a honey bee today! Enjoy the weekend.

Watercolor Honey Bee
Took a really pixalated image and turned it into a watercolor art!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

"Spinning" a costume

So far I got the body of the spider drawn up to scale, cardboard ready for cutting, the hoodie is pinned marked and ready for spider parts and eyes. I will see what I can get done today. I know I can get the head done. I am still trying to plan on how to "stuff" and cover the spider body. I will figure it out!

I like this design showcase today....

Red Fox
I like this illustration, brightened the colors and added a fun background. One of my favorites.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Well today is the start of my son's costume construction. I have long spider legs, short spider legs, cardboard, felt, duct tape, hoodie shirt and various paints.....lets see what we can come up with! Thinking this is going to be an interesting build....I will post pics when finished.

Today I have another bird print in my 14 image series!

Vintage Blue Macaw Some color correction, and ta-da!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Taco Tuesday?

Yes taco Tuesday today because that is my son's favorite! He did so well yesterday with his letters v - w - x and will finish his workbook the next session. He is picking up reading so fast and excited to learn!

Today I have the final sulky racing picture of the three image set.

Vintage Sulky Horse Racing Another cool image! I like the aging on this print.

Monday, October 14, 2013


What a weekend, nice weather for October. Got the car washed, vacuumed and detailed (by me). Built some dinosaurs and started working on my son's Halloween costume. Of course he wants to be the scariest spider I can make him and they don't make scary spider toddler costumes so making from scratch. I got the legs and the black hooded sweatshirt. Need to construct the body and face. Need to have it soon, Halloween parade coming up!

Today a vintage match label to showcase.

Solo Sailing Ship Match Label
Nice label, just needed color correction.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday....PIZZA NIGHT!

Homemade pizza night tonight. I make a bunch, four large gluten free pies. We will be set for the weekend. I use Bob's Red Mill gluten free pizza crust. My method I get four large pies out of one bag (says only one on package!) I make thin crust so after all the toppings etc, it ends up to be a low calorie yummy pizza! Also number and math day for my son! He is breezing through his second workbook. His last workbook ended at number 12, this one goes up to 20. He loves it and we go at a pace that he enjoys.

Another parrot image from my bird series, they are quite cute!

Vintage Red Macaw
Not much repair on this image, just color correction. Enjoy your weekend and will be back on Monday!