Thursday, June 22, 2006

Manic Trout is bursting with Jewelry!

Brodie Dirty Secrets Necklace

Brynn Summertime Rolls Necklace

I have done a great deal of updating to the Manic Trout site. There are some new aspects to check out, such as Info and News, but the bulk of the updating occurs in the Jewelry much new stuff that you'll just have to go and see for yourself!

New items such as the necklaces all previously posted in this blog and many others as well...

Thursday, June 08, 2006

New Necklace Design

I designed this new necklace earlier this week and am love with it! I was looking for something light and big enough to fill in the negative space above a tank top or over a t-shirt and that was colorful, simple and unique.

I have the turquoise one out twice and have had women and men asking me where I got it every place I went...I had to order more business cards I have given out so many over this piece!

The new "Bubblehouse Necklace" should be available on Manic Trout shortly. I am trying to choose colors right now...any suggestions, please let me know!

Saturday, June 03, 2006

My First Paint Out Was Today!

Today I tried something new, I participated in a Paint Out in my town. It was juried and I was accepted on the basis of my sea scapes and abstract work, but honestly it was my first stab at oil plein air painting.

It was pouring out so I had to re think where I would paint so I would have a little shelter...but I was happy with the outcome. My work was very different then the majority of the 49 other painters as they were almost all Hudson River School style painters.

Much to my delight "The Idea of Perfection" was purchased by a gentleman whom I spoke to afterwards and he told me he loved the painting because it was so different from the rest and had such a bold use of color...which thrilled me!

Perhaps I will return for the Fall version and try my hand at the foliage!