Tuesday, April 30, 2013


GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!  Did you win?  Scroll down to see!

I had planned a giveaway through a skull-themed blog this week, but it fell through.  Since I hinted about the giveaway last week on my Facebook fan page, I figured I should deliver!

Here's what you will receive if you win:
Soul Searching (top) and Spirits' Journey (bottom)
enter to win 8x10" prints of these paintings or just shoot overto my shop and snap up a pair if you don't want to take your chances
The giveaway is open to all US and Canadian residents 18 years and older.  Just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget below (be sure to use the images and tweets provided), and I'll pick a winner within a couple hours after the giveaway entry period closes.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck everyone!

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Because It's ALL About You! (new landing page at skelekitty.com)

I spent two full days this week working on making my shop easier for folks to get around in.  There are two big changes that I think are pretty cool:

New main page.  Instead of the old main page, which took you to the first 20 or so products, now you will start at this awesome page, where you can browse by item (paintings, earrings) or imagery (hearts, Doctor Who, etc.)   It looks like this:
NEW skelekitty.com main page helps you browse items using pictures
As you can see, all the text links are still available on the left nav bar, but now you can browse visually, and easily find imagery (previously these categories could only be accessed from a pull-down menu on the ALL THE THINGS page).  If you ever want to return to this page, just click the shop banner and it will take you right there.

Links inside listings.  Let's say you are clicking around and come across a pendant you like, but you don't wear jewelry, so you wonder, "is this available as a print?"  Now all you have to do is scroll to the bottom of that listing and click SEE ALL ITEMS WITH THIS IMAGE (it's right above the price).  Clicking that link from inside any listing will show you all items with the same image or group of images.  In the rare case that there is no link, it means that the item is unique or is not yet offered on other items.

I'm always looking for ways to make shop browsing easier for customers, so if you ever have a question or suggestion, drop me a note using the contact link in my shop.

Thanks for dropping by!
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Monday, April 8, 2013

Spring Forward In Time - Timey Wimey Piece and Print of the Week

It's Monday, and that means it's time for a new Print of the Week (and it's early since I'm not catching up on last night's episode of a show my husband won't watch).  But first...

Timey Wimey Weeping Angel
with watch gears
I was going through my supply stash recently and came across some Nunn Design 1" bezels I purchased at an expo a few years back.  I was doing a run of glass and resin pendants anyway, so I thought it would be a perfect time to do some resin layering in one of the bezels.

But which image should I use and what stuff should I layer in there?

We learned in the Doctor Who episode Blink that the Weeping Angels use time to "kill you nicely. No mess, no fuss. They just zap you into the past and let you live to death."  Then they feed off all of your life's stolen moments.  So yeah, it seemed obvious: one of my Weeping Angel paintings + timey wimey stuff (gears) = awesome.  I made one of these to see how you guys like them, but if I make more, each would be slightly different (and yes, of course you can get one custom made with a different Weeping Angel).

Sage Bee 8x10" print
Moving on to something a bit lighter (but wait!  We "lost" an hour recently!  Was it the Weeping Angels or daylight saving time?)  It's definitely feeling like here, which means sunshine, sneezing, blossoms and bees!  I'm celebrating the return of the honeybees by putting the Sage Bee print up as Print of the Week.  Sage Bee was one of the paintings I did for the Spring "Out There" nature-themed art show last April.

You know the deal by now: the 8x10's are 50% off (only $7.25), you don't need a coupon code, and the sale is good all week (I switch them out mid-day on Mondays).  You can always find the Print of the Week by clicking the link in my shop, or find all the sale items by clicking on OMG, ON SALE!!! (and I added some more pendants to the sale/clearance section last week!).

Oh yeah, and I'm working on something else to help you navigate the shop, but that will have to wait for another blog post.

Happy *ACHOO!* springtime!

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Print of the Week: Pomegranates and Skulls

It's time for the Print of the Week!

Love & Death, one of the fin de siècle flower series I painted in the Spring of 2012, is 50% off this week.

Love & Death features pomegranates, which symbolize either love or death
in different cultures/mythologies.  The poms are set against a deep blue
background with layers of images including insects, clocks and muertos.  

Here's the scoop on my weekly print sale:
  • Sale is from Monday to following Monday, I usually switch them up around lunchtime (or some time that afternoon)
  • You don't need a coupon code, Prints of the Week are automatically marked down
  • 50% off 8x10" prints (only $7.25!) and more than 30% off 11x14" prints 
  • No limit - get as many as you like
  • I'll decide which prints go up, BUT I will make that decision based on fan/client input
  • Images will not be POTW more than once in a 6 month period, so snap up your favorite when it comes around
  • You can find the POTW by clicking on the Print of the Week link from my site (or click the OMG, On Sale! link to see everything that's been marked down).
  • Occasionally, I'll put a pair of prints on sale. When I do, you can get just one or both if you like.

Check back next Monday (just click on the "Print of the Week" link in my shop) to see which print will be on sale. I will switch them up around lunchtime (or so) here in California.

And of course, let me know which image you would like to see as Print Of The Week!
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