Thursday, July 31, 2014

Making progress...

I finished the first motorcycle image last night and started the second.  I should have that done today.  It really is going to take quite a while to finish them all but it will be worth it!

Another original artwork by me to show today!

Violet Watercolor

Testing my abilities using the computer to paint photographs.  I think this one is not too bad.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Still not feeling good but working away!

I still feel not so well but I am working on the second motorcycle image. Will finish posting it sometime today.

I have artwork made from some of my photography to show you.

Portulaca Pop Art

Do like how this turned out!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Day off, not scheduled...

Not feeling well today.  Either a bug or something I ate.  Hoping the latter so I will be fine tomorrow.

I do have the last chicken in the series to showcase today!

Vintage Silver Braekel Chicken

The last one of the series!!!  Check all the products here.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Started posting the motorcycles!

I have the first image posted on Zazzle, it will be coming up in this blog soon!  Each image will take me a full day to place on products.  I spent so much time on this first image, going through every product Zazzle offers and selecting the ones that these images will work on and believe me it is quite a few more than I usually do.  I think I will post one of the motorcycles, sneak in a different design, then post the next motorcycle image until they are done so I get some variety over the next month.  I have 27 of the motorcycles to upload!

Today is the second to last chicken!!

Vintage Sebright Bantam Chicken

I love love love this chicken, check them out here.

Friday, July 25, 2014

I think I got it!

I have decided on a rusty diamond plate for my motorcycle background.   I really not 100% sold on it until I see how it looks on products, second choice is a red rusted metal texture, then a birch bark.  Any way I am covered and can begin the upload processes.  I do have most of them resized for Zazzle, once the 27 are done then I will upload and create!

Going to try some fishing today, if my son doesn't then tomorrow I will go and see what I can catch.

Only three chicken images left, here is one!

Vintage Orpington Chicken

Another lovely chicken, I think this is the type I saw at Reptileland during their Dinosaur program! Check the chicken out here.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Still not sure...

I gathered and created more backgrounds for my motorcycle series but still not quite what I want. I know I will find one today and if not tomorrow is the deadline. I must prepare for my next mission, some holiday images.  Have a few Fall and Winter holiday images I want to get up before September.

Super heat today then tonight we are in store for storms and cooler weather.  Maybe can get my son and I out fishing Friday! Supposed to be nice.

How about a ...

Vintage Modern Game Chicken 

I really like this chicken, wish we could raise some here, but we can't so I will have to make do with these!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Decisions, decisions.

I am trying to figure out the right background for the motorcycle prints I am working on.  I want one that will work with them all so they can be used as a set.  I just need to step away from it for a while and come back to see which I like.  I have metals, bark, stone and etc. to work with but maybe I need some more brainstorming.

Well I didn't have a showcase yesterday but I have one today! After today there are only 4 more in the series.

Vintage Minorca Chicken

Another chicken I really like!  See them here.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Was on a road trip to see dinosaurs and reptiles yesterday!
A Chameleon


T Rex

We had a great time!  Must do again.

No showcase today.  Got lots of work to catch up on!

Monday, July 21, 2014


Was a beautiful weekend, couldn't ask for better weather.  Today is a road trip with the family.  It will be fun!

Guess what???  I finished all 27 motorcycle images!  They have been converted to watercolor paintings.  They look much better.  They were ok before but not really versatile in all the different products I can place the images on.  Now the sky is the limit!  I just have to work some image magic and upload them to Zazzle.  But first I must decide on a background that will tie all the images together, just in case you want to have them as artwork and they will match each other.

Another chicken in the series today!

Vintage Leghorn Chickens

I like this one too!  Check them out here.

Friday, July 18, 2014

It's Friday!

Going to be a gorgeous day!  I managed to get 4 more motorcycle images done yesterday and decided to count how many I have and I counted 27!  I will be working on these for awhile but they are turning out nice. Then I will do some holiday images to get ready for fall.

Enjoy the lovely weekend!

Today more chickens.

Vintage La Fleche Chicken

Oooh, I really like this one!  Link is here to see on other products.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Wednesday wonders...

Okay, I have another motorcycle image done.  Have a visitor for a week, my niece!  My son is happy to play with his cousin so I will not be doing too much on the computer. Going to enjoy the family time together.  I will sneak in a few minutes here and there because I really can't stay away.  Always have to tinker!

How about another chicken print today.

Vintage Houdan Chicken 

This is a beautiful bird, love the black and white plumage! Check out all the products here.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Gluten Free Meat and Potato Pie

Yum, made this the other day.  I have not had this in over 20 years. Since there are two of us (me included) in the family with gluten intolerance I am trying to convert some old favorites so we may eat them again. The taste was right for this recipe but the crust fell apart when cutting. I think I need to pre-bake the bottom to make it more stable.  It is OK for the top to crumble.  As you can see by what is left it was a hit!
Gluten Free Meat and Potato Pie
Today another chicken print!

Vintage Faverolles Chicken

Learning so much about different chicken breeds, this one is nice!  Check it out here.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dodge another set of storms.

Sure looked like we were going to get hit with big storms yesterday.  Watched the radar, turned the computer off and guess what.  The storm split in two, we were right between the two storms and ended up free and clear!

I did get a fourth motorcycle image done so I am making headway. Once they are done then I will post them up on Zazzle.

Today one of my favorite chicken prints!

Vintage Bresse Chicken

Looks great on all these products.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Nice weekend!

Was a beautiful weekend, hot and humid but nice! Enjoyed the weather.  We dodged some storms and I made Ratatouille like the Disney Movie!
 It was delicious and definitely will make again, and again!

I will be back to working on motorcycle images, two done, third almost ready!  How about a vintage puppy image instead of a chicken print today to showcase.

Vintage Dog Art

A bit of color correction and repair makes the puppy shine, check it out here.
Vintage Dog Art Sticker
Vintage Dog Art Sticker by Kinder_Kleider
Find other Dog Stickers at

Friday, July 11, 2014

You'd think I would learn by now.

I must save my work every minute! I did all this work on the second motorcycle image and I really liked it.  It was late so I left it till morning and guess what? Windows did an update and restarted my computer. Didn't save it. Lost all the work.  So now I am starting over and saving after every adjustment.  Grrr.

Today I start with the chicken prints I did! 

Enjoy the weekend!

Vintage Cochin Chickens

Nice one of the series, see it here.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Time consuming...

I am on my second of almost 20 motorcycle images and still not liking the output yet.  I have corrected some missing areas of the image and some errors done when it was printed.  I still need to adjust something but not sure what yet.  It is so close to being what I like.

I do have another animal print today to showcase.  I like this one!

Vintage Deer Print

See this cute deer on many products here!
Vintage Deer Premium Jewelry Boxes
Vintage Deer Premium Jewelry Boxes by Kinder_Kleider
Browse other gifts designs on Zazzle.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

More summer storms

Wild storms last night, we dodged it but barely.  Only had flickering lights, a ton of rain and lots of lightning and thunder.

I decided to almost change the motorcycle images completely in order for them to look proper.  I was checking out the ones I did previously and really not fond of them.  I got one done, converted to watercolor and did some digital touch ups.  Much better.

Well today I will work on more motorcycles and of course have artwork to showcase!

Vintage Gazelle Print

Nice simple design, see it on products here.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Summer weather

Sunny, then stormy, then sunny again!  Lots of rain yesterday, going sideways.  Was fun to watch.

Looks like I will be hand restoring and working on many of the motorcycle images I have, much easier to do it that way. If I had a pen and tablet for the computer then that would work.  The one I did have was so ancient that they no longer supported it and I could not get drivers.  Something to save up for!

Today it is an original pop art I did digitaly using one of my photographs.

Dandelion Pop Art

Check it out on these products here.
Dandelion Pop Art Case-Mate iPhone 4 Case
Dandelion Pop Art Case-Mate iPhone 4 Case by Kinder_Kleider
Find more Dandelion Casemate Cases at Zazzle

Monday, July 7, 2014

Merry Monday

What a weekend, a windy weekend.  Flew a kite, watched everything blow around.  It was wild.

We had cake as you can see, I made it especially for the 4th.  It was delicious and of course gluten free!

I have the last butterfly picture to showcase today!

Vintage Butterfly Art

The last and it is nice, check it out here.
Vintage Butterfly Art Cards
Vintage Butterfly Art Cards by Kinder_Kleider
Check out other Butterfly Cards at

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Storms yesterday

Had to shut down for a few hours during some big storms yesterday so computer work was out the window.  Did get my cake baked and ready for icing tomorrow.  It is red, white and blue inside! I managed to get my Portulaca Pop Art uploaded and placed on products, I have two violet pictures to upload and was working on a marigold painting but not sure I like it.  Needs some more work.

I will be back on Monday, 
Happy 4th of July 
to all tomorrow!

Okay here is 12th butterfly, one more to go in series!

Vintage Butterfly Art

Another cool butterfly, see all the products here.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Finished my new picture!

Updated my profile picture, next is the bio.  Got my violet picture done and a second one also!  Now comes my motorcycle restoration.  That might take a while, there are quite a few and I am fussy!

This is a short week with the holiday on Friday.  Going to bake a two layer cake tomorrow, let it cool and Thursday I will ice it and it will refrigerate until Friday making a delightful dessert for the 4th of July!  I will try and take pictures of it.  YUM!

Number 11 of 13 to showcase today!

Vintage Butterfly Art

This is a nice one also, a hint of purple on the edges.  Check them out here.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Warm weather is here!

It was warm yesterday, hotter today!  Got to keep an eye on the vegetable patch and keep them watered. Oh, ouch, oh, I burned my self on the leg last week with a pizza pan, hurt when it happened then was not too bad, that was until I scrapped it accidentally and broke it open.  Hurts worse then when it happened!  Got to watch those pizza pans, they sneak up on you.

I have one original design done yesterday from a picture of local flowers.  I hope to have that posted soon.  I am now working on some Violets and then will come the motorcycle images to restore. 

I like this butterfly!  Blue, black and red makes him pop.

Vintage Butterfly Art

I have this design on lots of products here.