Flora Digital Stamp and Original Ink & Watercolor

It's been a while since I updated my blog.  I've been working hard on my Etsy shop for weeks (then I was sick for a week...) now in preparation for the holiday shopping season.  There always seems to be more to do on top of the list of things to do. ^^;  Such is life, I guess.

The day before yesterday I was finishing up these two pieces. One on the left is a commission for a client -- a Lotus Sprite with a little frog friend (4" x 6").  The other is a 5" x 7" piece that I originally started in spring at one of the Sketch Fest events.  Sketch Fest is fun to participate, but if one is not careful (and disciplined), it's amazing how quickly a stash of half-done sketches grows out of control.  Then they just sit on the shelf like unfinished homework.  I cannot say that I like that feeling.  I feel a compulsive need to finish the piece that I start. XD  Well the lines were finished then scanned and process for digital stamps to be listed at my shop (http://www.Etsy.com/shop/AuroraWings).  "Flora" digital stamp is here. https://www.etsy.com/listing/163718316/digital-stamp-instant-download-flora?ref=shop_home_active

Then yesterday, I was able to color "Flora".  It started out as "Flower Fairy" to the prompt "hair of flowers" or something similar.  And since it was spring, I was envisioning pinks and greens, but now that it is fall and the leaves are starting to change colors, I was more in the mood for a muted color scheme.  I like the way this turned out though.  I bet it would look beautiful in a gold frame. :D
The original is available at my Etsy shop.  https://www.etsy.com/listing/163825803/original-art-flora-flower-goddess-in?ref=shop_home_active

I'm hoping to have several more original illustrations of this size and some that are around 8" x 10" for the holiday season.  And of course, some more original ACEOs, too. ^_^

I've been itching to get started on some polymer clay sculptures of my Flower Sprites, but I have not had the chance to get going on them yet.  I'm still behind the schedule with commissions (I do feel fortunate that work keeps coming ^_^)... and there is also a large secret project that is a collaboration with another very talented multi-media artist...

UPDATE (Sept. 27, 2013): Finished the commission Lotus Sprite piece. ^_^  The camera (and for that matter, also the scanner) has a hard time accurately seeing reds and greens.  The original, in person, looks so much better. : (


  1. Oh, those are two very magnificent sketches Mitzi. Particularly the flora Digital Stamp I like very much.

    ♥ Carmen

    1. Thank you so much, Carmen! Glad to hear you like Flora.

  2. Hi Mitzi, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

    1. Hi, Chris! Thank you for stopping by and thank you for your kind words. ^_^ I'll be stopping by your blog here shortly.


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