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I just thought I'd share a few pictures from the craft show this past weekend while I'm cleaning up my art area so I can paint again!  Enjoy :D

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Update: one of the winners is from Deviantart!!!  Congrats to LunarLilac! :D 
Thanks to everyone who voted :D :D :D
Questions for everyone: Should I make more of these mugs?  Do you have any suggestions of more of my art that might look cool on mugs?

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Raffle time! Let me know which is your favorite for a chance to win one! Winners will be announced Saturday (or possibly Sunday if I don't have time due to the craft show this weekend!). Good luck! :D

Side note: Fredericksburg (VA) Craft Show this Saturday and Sunday!  If you're in the neighborhood and decide to stop by, feel free to come to my booth and say hi!

2018 April Raffle by crazycolleeny




Update:
Raffle winner has been decided - I was stunned by the response to this raffle (90+ votes across various social media, which is huge for me!!!), so thanks to everyone who participated.  Sadly, there is only one winner to this raffle, Crystal Wood.  Congratulations to Crystal and thank you all for participating!  Next one is April 6th!

The other two paintings will be relisted in my Etsy store for any interested (and if you participated in the raffle, send me a message and I'll give you a discount code for either of the other two paintings).

Raffle March Winner by crazycolleeny



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Hooray, it's time for the monthly raffle! This time I'm giving away one of my large (18x24"!!!) older paintings, so let me know which is your favorite for a chance to win! Good luck!!! :D

Raffle March by crazycolleeny


Update: Raffle winners have been decided and notified! 
Thank you all for participating; I really enjoy these raffles and I hope everyone gets to win at least one :D  The top choice was #7 (The purple one with the Milky Way), and to my surprise, the next two top choices were a tie between #3 and #4 (the cat skull and the robot skull)!  I really value this input, so thank you all so much for entering the raffle :)
And for any interested - these framed prints are also now available in my Etsy store.

Raffle time!
Just leave a comment (preferably with your top 2 favorites - for science!) for a chance to win a framed mini-print of your choice.  The prints are 4x4" inside 6x6" frames.  They look really great in person in these frames, and I can post pictures of each individually if you would like to see any of these in better detail :)

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A few quick things - (1) I've posted a few of my paintings from earlier this month on Etsy, and (2) if you're still interested in one of my 2018 calendars, send me a message (they're $15 + shipping).

New stuff on Etsy wooooohooo:

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Combo1 by crazycolleeny
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I had a few requests for a calendar from my raffle. Leave a comment if you'd like to purchase one ASAP so I know how many to order and I can get them to you sooner. I think the price will be around $12-15 (+ shipping), depending on how many I get. By the way, they're not huge calendars - they're actually quite cute and compact, 6.5x8.5" (or about 13x8.5" when open), so they work quite well in smaller spaces but they do hang on the wall (maybe next year I'll get desk calendars?).

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Update: This month's raffle winners have been decided (and notified) - one was a deviant (Mesmerick)!  Thanks SO MUCH to everyone who participated; I really loved hearing all the fun things people are planning to achieve this year! I wish everyone the best of luck with everything. :D

Raffle time!
I've made a few 12-month calendars I'd like to give away for this raffle, so for a chance to win one, comment with your new year's resolution! Winners decided tomorrow - good luck! :D

Raffle 2018 01 by crazycolleeny
Happy New Year!!!
I have some exciting things planned for this year and I'll be working my butt off to get a bunch of art done, so I'm really looking forward to 2018! This month, I'll be working on more spacescapes to replace all the space art that was bought recently, so if you have any specific space-y suggestions, feel free to leave a comment :) In the meantime, I'm still having a new-years sale (25% off) on a bunch of older pieces in my Etsy shop for at least a few more days, and stay tuned on Friday for the monthly raffle!!! :D :D :D

Newyear by crazycolleeny



I spent most of yesterday getting ready for next Saturday's "Holiday Craft Fair"... so many paintings to sign, title, wrap, box, etc! Maybe toooo many? I suppose it's better to be over-prepared than running around like crazy last-minute ;) If you're in the Richmond area, feel free to drop by and see all the handmade art!!!  I'll be the one probably adorned in clothing with cats on it at (yesssss) by a table that says "Scenes by Colleen" full of (mostly little) paintings. :)

Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday, Dec 9th (between 12 and 4 PM) at:
Westover Hills Branch, Richmond Public Library,
1408 Westover Hills Blvd, Richmond, VA 23225

Craft Show Prep1 by crazycolleeny



Update:
Raffle winners have been notified! Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone for participating :D :D :D

RAFFLE TIME!
Early in November, I decided to test out painting on small wood circles (I primed them first, of course) to see what I’d like. I also used some quick-drying medium since I wanted to test out some spray varnish on them after they had dried for a while. The results are below – a few magnets and a few ornaments (well, you could hang them anywhere, but I’ll call them ornaments). Just comment “magnet” or “ornament” (and your favorite, if you like) for a chance to win one at random!  (Larger pics below, too)

Raffle 2017-12 by crazycolleeny




Bigger pics of ornaments and magnets:

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Untitled by crazycolleeny




Update:
All three winners were from Facebook this time! Thank you all for participating and good luck on the next one :D

RAFFLE TIME! I wasn't sure what to raffle off this time, but I noticed some of my old flower paintings (actually, the 3rd one is a drawing) and thought they kind of stand out as not really my "style." Which of course makes me wonder how I'd make flower paintings in my style, so maybe you'll see some interesting flower art at some point, haha :) In any case, if you like any of this flower art, let me know which is your favorite for a chance to win one :)

November Raffle by crazycolleeny



(And yes, I know I still have one more skull painting to go ;) )
Hi everyone!  Happy Halloween!
A few quick things:
(1) I am having a sale on all skull paintings for TODAY ONLY on my Etsy site!
(2) In celebration of this crazy skull project, I'm "hosting an event" on my Facebook page, which is basically a place for me to ramble about silly things and show pictures all day because I don't usually update social media that often, so if you'd like to see what I'm up to today, I'll be posting there :)
(3) I was not able to start Skull 50 last night, so I'll be working on that tonight (and probably still updating that Facebook event while I work on it, if you want to see some in-progress stuff)
(4) Have a wonderfully spooky day :D
Skull Sale Picture by crazycolleeny

Have you been watching me paint skulls in the last month and a half?  I just wanted to let everyone know that they will all be listed on my Etsy site at the end of the month (Oct 31st - Halloween of course!), and on that day - for ONE DAY - they will be on sale.  Afterwards, all remaining skull paintings will be back to their normal price. 

Etsy store:  www.etsy.com/shop/ScenesbyColl…

I had previously planned to auction them off, but I had to change that due to technical difficulties, plus Etsy has seemed to be a good place to sell my art so far.  Since I had to change last minute and can't do auctions on Etsy, I thought I'd offer a discounted price for one day (even though I never have sales and might not ever again).

When I'm done with all the paintings (probably sometime on the 30th), I'll make a video (and post the link on my page) so everyone can see all of them together and see how I've done! 

Also, thanks to everyone who's been watching, liking, commenting, sharing, etc.  It's been difficult for me to keep this up when I never seem to have enough time, and it's really nice to hear that people are watching to see what I come up with next - even if you don't like all of them - heck, even if you don't like any of them!  I always appreciate advice, too, since I'm still growing and experimenting with my art.  

The 50-Skull-Project is almost over!  Let me know if you have any ideas for what I should do next!!!  In the meantime, I just wanted to let everyone know about the sale of all the skulls on the 31st on my Etsy site.  Thanks again, and have a lovely (spooooky?) day :)

Update!  Winners are two from Facebook and one here from Deviantart (Jeccax!)!!!
Thank you all for entering and all the great ideas too; it looks like I may have to look into getting my skulls put on some merchandise! Fun! :D

Raffle time!
For this raffle, I'd like to put some of my art on merchandise - stickers, magnets, mugs, cards, shirts, phones, whatever!  Have other ideas?  Let me know!  So to enter the raffle, let me know (1) which item you think I should make and (2) which skull you'd like to see on it!  The winner(s) will be decided on Saturday.  Now I have to get back to painting more skulls so I can catch back up (there WILL be a skull painting posted later today), so good luck and thanks for watching!! 🙂

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Update:
Raffle winners have been decided!  Thanks to everyone who participated; I truly appreciate the input!!!  Congratulations to Robert Hudnall (first choice was B), Robert Donovan (first choice was D), and Daniel Barcelon (first choice was Q)! 

The other minis will be up in my Etsy shop soon (probably by tomorrow or Monday), and the next raffle will be October 4th :)
www.etsy.com/shop/ScenesbyColl…

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The time has come for the monthly Raffle!!!  Let me know your top THREE favorites (by comment or message) for a chance to win one!  I know that there are so many here, but you can go to my photos to see closeups of all of them.   Also, you don't *have* to tell me your top three, but it helps me figure out what I should make more of, so at least put your favorite if you want to enter the raffle.  Winners will be announced some time tomorrow.  Best of luck!!! :)

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Update:
(1) The winner of the raffle is Kara from Facebook, who chose the third painting!!! Congratulations!
(2) I live in a relatively small place and am becoming overrun with paintings. I would love a little extra space on my walls for newer paintings, so if you really loved #1 or #2 - I'm offering them for the price of shipping. First come, first served, so let me know ASAP if you want either!
[Update: the other two paintings have also been claimed]

Thanks to everyone for participating!!! I really appreciate knowing what kind of art people like! :)

Raffle time! 

I pulled out a few old forest paintings where I was still learning to paint with Bob Ross (one is a little newer but still in the Bob Ross style), and I thought people might like to help free up my walls for new paintings ;)  So let me know which is your favorite for a chance to win one of these for your wall! :D

2017-08 Raffle by crazycolleeny
Update: Holy cow, both winners are from Deviantart!  Congratulations to Ratofblades and LunarLilac!!!
The forest set was very popular, so I think I'll be ordering extras and putting some sets in my Etsy store :)

Monthly Raffle!  Let me know which is your favorite set (Forests, Mountains, Nebulae, or Animals) for a chance to win a set of notecards!  The winner(s) will receive a set of 12 cards in the set of their choice.  All you need to do to enter is to comment or send me a message before Saturday.  And if you're really keen on a different picture being included in a set, let me know that too!  (I couldn't decide which ones either, so I wouldn't mind changing or adding to a set!)  Good luck and thanks for watching!

Raffle July by crazycolleeny
It's been a while since I did a challenge, so my next challenge will be to paint a real nebula (which I haven't done in a while!).  I've chosen 9 options below - let me know your top two favorites, and I'll paint the one with the highest votes!  I may do some smaller versions of other favorites, too ;)

Fav Nebula Choose by crazycolleeny


And in case anyone is curious for some more info:
1 = Witch Head Nebula (faint reflection nebula in the constellation Orion)
2 = Thor's Helmet (emission nebula in constellation Canis Major)
3 = Helix Nebula (planetary nebula in Aquarius constellation)
4 = Rosette Nebula (emission nebula in Monoceros region of Milky Way)
5 = Crab Nebula (supernova remnant in Taurus constellation)
6 = Horsehead Nebula (dark nebula in constellation Orion)
7 = War and Peace Nebula or Lobster Nebula (diffuse nebula in constellation Scorpius)
8 = Butterfly Nebula or Bug Nebula (bipolar planetary nebula in constellation Scorpius)
9 = NGC 6188 (emission nebula in Ara constellation)
I'm very bashful now; I've just watched the video from the local news in Asheville, NC where the 4th grade students just received the raffle paintings from last month's raffle... 😳
Yes, there are a few errors (I do not live in NC, and it was my monthly raffle which they found out about because the teacher looked me up after watching my Art-o-Mat video, not an "Art-o-Mat contest"); I forgot to include info about myself with the package I sent so there are a few assumptions based on what they did know... but it is adorable nonetheless. 
You can see what I'm talking about here:
wlos.com/news/local/vance-elem…
I can't stop blushing; their reactions are so cute!


Also, I've recently listed a ton of the mini-spacescapes (just like the ones the kids won!) in my Etsy store, so now you can grab your favorite one if you want :D
www.etsy.com/shop/ScenesbyColl…


Just thought I'd let anyone know who might be interested :D
Have a great weekend, everyone :)
Edit: Raffle winners have been decided, all entered through Facebook (I had a huge response there this time!):
Rhoda Hymel (1 - Autumn Tree)
Ryleigh Cahill (2 - Evening Pier)
Jacqui Stallard (3 - Cloudy Night)


Raffle time! This month's raffle is for one of three 9x12" older paintings: (1) a thickly textured painting/palette knife painting of a tree in autumn, (2) a dock/pier in the evening being lightly covered with ocean water, and (3) stars and moon peeking through light purple-shaded clouds. Let me know which one is your favorite (comment or send me a message) for a chance to win the original painting! Feel free to share if you like; anyone can enter as long as I can see the message or comment! Winner(s) announced Saturday. Best of luck :)

2017 06 Raffle Juneraffle by crazycolleeny