Friday, February 1, 2019

New Funny Products from Smirking Goddess™ Studio

Special Announcement! 

I am adding new inventory to SmirkingGoddess on ETSY! Now you can order some of my funny magnet designs in a ceramic 11oz coffee mug. Perfect conversation starter at work, even MORE PERFECT? As a gift for your coworker, friend, Mom or daughter or wife!

I invite you to check out my introductory line here:

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Voila! My Finished Handpainted Woodslice Ornaments

I've continued my journey of seeking out art surfaces in my studio to handpaint on. Initially, I was woodburning designs, but on smaller slices with strong grains, the effort was hard, and I wanted to return to paint.

I'm enjoying adding my whimsical repertoire of hand drawn characters to my line of whimsical art products in my etsy shop: SuzanneUrbanArt

This wine enthusiast porcine is ready to add a little wit and whimsy to your decor and come christmas he'll happily perch on your holiday tree.

Also available, is my finished Chef Valentine Ornament, a delightful treat for the kitchen foodie or chef.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Starting the New Year's Off with Handpainted Wood Slice Ornaments

November and December are busy ETSY shop months for me, thus my two month gap from posting here. After the holiday rush of getting orders out I'm back, and determined to fill my other much-neglected (second) Etsy shop, SuzanneUrbanArt with more of my art.

This year's goal is to finish 100 pieces of art by this August, "Ha! Ha!" you say? "What a lofty concept!" you chortle? BUT, I prepared for this time. Last Spring and Summer I over-worked myself to the bone to finish outdoor landscaping-garden projects so I'd have more time this year to stay firmly planted in my studio come Spring AND Summer 2019.

Admittedly, I did steal back some time in the Fall to make holiday props for our front yard, and this set me back in adding more work to that second Etsy shop BEFORE Christmas. When I scored an eight foot Canadian-made Toboggan on Facebook Marketplace for only twenty bucks, my ADD distraction-addicted-nature swiftly whoosed me away from the paint palette to set up an outdoor work space in late October. The toboggan idea led me to creating a sign using vintage ice skates I purchased up the street at the VFW Flea Market and then there was the shutter snowman panel I wanted to re-paint.  .  .

All got finished and I loved how our front yard looked. But as orders poured in I was also feverishly working on pieces for a local show-(I RARELY do Connecticut shows)- at Red Bee Honey in Weston Connecticut. Happily, all of this got done before December 25th.

This month, I'm finding it hard to put away my holiday yard art with twinkling lights, but any day now Mother Nature will blow into Connecticut dumping snow in her wake, and moving an eight foot Toboggan to the SheShed won't be so easy amid snowdrifts.

I'm now officially ready to move forward and stay happily camped at the drawing table, and yes, it's about time to do so.

Please check in my ETSY shop or follow me on Instagram to see what I'm up to! And thanks for stopping by, I missed you!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

My Halloween Pumpkin Guy Wood-Slice Ornament-What a Mouthful!

I've been a member of EHAG (Eclectic Halloween Artists Guild) since it's inception on eBay in early 2k. EHAG is a juried group of artists who paint and sculpt unique Halloween art for collectors. Some of the best known Halloween artists are members of this group and I'm proud to be a part of this association. Now that I'm in the studio building up my second ETSY shop: SuzanneUrbanArt I've rejoined EHAG's Artist Emporium and last nite on Hallow's Eve I place the below handpainted ornament up for sale:

This ornament is approx. 3.25" in size, handpainted with artist grade acrylics and sealed with a non-yellowing Ultra Matte Varnish. A vintage Campfire Girl bead is attached to twine hanger. Signed on the back he'll make a happy addition to the avid Halloween Collector's tree.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Some Tools of My Trade, Making Funny Magnets

Retro Fridge Magnets
Tools of my trade. At Etsy's invitation I decided to enter their #ETSYorganized neatly Instagram campaign to show some of the components in my studio that turn my witty designs into magnets. To follow me on Instagram: @smirkinggoddess_studio

Wish me luck that ETSY will like my pic!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

My Witty Cat Christmas Ornaments Now in my Etsy Shop!

Handmade Christmas OrnamentsI like the idea of transforming something old into something new, so I upcycled some kitchen curtain material into three hand-drawn whimsical cat ornaments. My disgruntled hand-drawn kitty was conceptualize and created using permanent, archival pens, stuffed, sewn with a rick-rack hanger. The buyer can write their name and that of the giftee even if it's for themselves!
These witty oranaments available here:

Hope you will explore my shop this holiday season as I add more fun art decor for your home.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Gratitude for this Delightful but Meaningful Etsy Feedback

Sometimes just a picture will suffice to tell a story. I have a second ETSY shop: SuzanneUrbanArt that I've had little time to nuture until now. Why? I had a day-job and another very busy Esty Shop:
SmirkingGoddessStudio. Writing gag lines takes time, but it seems that creating my whimiscial characters into fun products takes product development and time invested to all new heights. I haven't had the time until now to work on fresh products for my SuzanneUrbanArt shop until now. So when a purchase comes in, and a glowing review for a long neglected shop now coming to life. I am very grateful.  I offer after purchase a coupon to my wonderful art collectors and buyers after sale.