Thursday, October 31, 2013



Happy Halloween to all!

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!

Thursday, October 10, 2013


Okay, I have been very diligent in saving my computer projects and turning off the computer every night. I have lost a lot of work either not saving or trouble overnight like last night. I was working on a holiday image and let my one computer program process it. It was late and it was going to take some time so I thought I would check in morning. Well out of all the nights that I picked to leave the computer on was the one night Windows did an update and restarted my computer and caused me to lose all my work...sigh. Now to start over and never (well I will try to never) do that again.

Today is the second sulky racer, I showed you one yesterday, one today and the last one will come soon!

Vintage Sulky Horse Racing
Just some small repairs and color correction!
Vintage Sulky Horse Racing Wallet
Vintage Sulky Horse Racing Wallet by Kinder_Kleider
Check out Horse Wallets online at zazzle

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Arts and Crafts

Today is arts and crafts day in home preschool. Last time we made Halloween spiders, monsters and cats. I wonder what we will do today?? Maybe a pumpkin.

Today I have a sulky horse racing image. There are three separate images, more to follow!

Vintage Sulky Horse Racing
Did a few spot repairs and some color correction to bring out this image.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Fall is here!

Nice cool crisp morning! The storms yesterday took the muggy heat away and now it is very nice and cool outside. I like it!

I have another bird print in my series of 14 to showcase today!

Vintage Parakeet
Another neat image!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Where is Fall?

Got the sweaters and long sleeve shirts out, packed away the summer clothes....where is the chilly weather, windy days and piles of leaves? Maybe after today. We are supposed to get rain and storms later and some slightly cooler weather. I am ready for the chill. It is time to take the A/C out of the windows!

Today is alphabet day for preschool, we are on R S and T. Exciting, almost finished with the first workbook, then on to another! My son is doing so well. Reading words like mad. Our goal is for him to be able to read a small book by Christmas. I think he may be at that point much earlier.

Got another bird print from the series I started.

Vintage Parakeet Print
Just a bit of tweaking this image and it was ready! Cute vintage birdie!

Friday, October 4, 2013


More math and numbers today for my son! He is doing so well, even writing his own math problems for me to solve. Another warm day though out west they are gearing up for possible 2 feet of snow! Looks like our warm spell is going to last for awhile. Nice and warm this weekend!

Did three new designs yesterday and need to upload them, I have a vintage squirrel print today. Enjoy the weekend and see you all Monday!

Vintage Squirrel Print
Some color correction and a bit of repair but not much to make this print pop!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Warm again today.

Boy we are spoiled. Eating outside in October again today! Another 80 degree day.

Haven't done too much more artwork in the past few days but have a backlog of images to showcase.

Vintage Green Parakeet Print
Another in my bird series, just some color correction and edge clean up.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

80 degrees today....

It is going to be 80 degrees today! Wow for October. Bet in two weeks we will be chilly.

Some pop art today.

Hen and Rooster
Just a Hen and Rooster image transformed into pop art!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Hello October

From my window I can see blazing reds, oranges and yellows of the leaves. It is so pretty and being a bit cloudy this morning makes the colors even more brighter. Hello October! Plus this week is going to be nice so grilling outside! But also need to start getting ready for the cold weather, cleaning the radiators and making sure blankets are fresh and ready for the chilly weather cause it is coming fast!

Another pretty bird from the seriers I am working on.

Vintage Green Parrot Pring
Color adjustment and some edge repair and voila!