Monday, December 30, 2013

New Sheets and Stuff About Prints...

How lame is it that i am actually showing you guys my new sheets...

Ok, so fine... I'm clearly not a terribly interesting person if the most important thing i can show you is my new sheets

Believe me there is enough "interesting" stuff going on in my world that is just too batshit crazy to talk about here -   So simple things like new sheets are easier to talk about...
(sorry i said batshit, but it was too perfect a description)

Anyway...  i love finding sheets i like that are a really good price

I found these at "Ross" - Queen size - 300 count - for $24.99

 I mean, they are a little much, but i think they're cute in the room and what a great price!

I read somewhere recently that when you start going over 300 count sheets you're just paying alot of money for something that is not that much better

I don't know if it's true - but i find that often when sheets get too high of a thread count they are slippery
and i don't like that

Do you remember fresh sheets from when you were a child ?
My memory is that they had a little cottony texture
I don't know what that texture is called, but i love it...
...probably alot like what real linen sheets (which i can't afford) feel like

See that fur throw on the bed

it is a real lampskin, washable, and you can find it in a big bin at Sam's for $30.00
at least you could about a week ago...
i love it, my kids love it and my dogs love them


Ok, so check this out

I finally took "Good Morning Miss Daisy" to the photographer so i could make giclee prints of her

(she is now available in my Etsy shop, and on my website)

This is part of the process of making sure the prints look just like the original painting

Here is the original painting sitting with the best two proofs

they look alot alike don't they?
but there are very subtle differences...

 I have a clear preference for which one i think reflects the painting better than the other
which one do you think it is?

it took my printer 13 proofs to get the color just right

It takes a good bit of work and time and money to get a print looking the way you want it too - 
to be just perfect for your buyer

but when it's right, it is so fun to send them off to good homes where people will love them

I have to say this is one of my favorite cows, and i am getting a print of her for myself - the original is sold and on the way to her new home...


I also wanted to tell you that i have started a Facebook page for my blog posts, random observations, pretty stuff, and cute animals and things  

I'm not sure the social media etiquette on asking people to follow my Facebook page
But if you'd like too, you can click on the "F" facebook link at the top right hand side of my blog and follow
 or click here
I have like one follower at this point
Anyway I think that's pretty much what all the cooler, smarter bloggers are doing - is more facebook stuff - 

I will never be really cool because i'm a total neurotic geek 

...But i thought it might be a good way to get my paintings and prints "out there"

Thanks guys - you're really such good friends -  

I'm desperately trying to catch up on your recent posts...

work is just crazy right now
and so is home...

...the end...


  1. I think the print on the left looks more like the original but I am drawn to the lightness of the one on the right. I do not know if that helps! I had a Facebook page but really hated it. I had alot of weirdos tagging my artwork that I was constantly having to try and block. Facebook changes their stuff, including your privacy, so often that I found it too stressful to manage. So good luck with yours. I need less stress, not more in my life! lol

  2. Hello, your new sheets are simply beautiful, oh but I'm soooo loving your new sheep skin throw, it looks soooo soft and inviting...

    Wishing you a happy and healthy New year,

  3. Love your new sheets and thanks for the tip about thread count.

    I love the Daisy painting. My husband is an oil painter and many people ask if he makes prints because his work is not affordable for the average family - including us. But, he has never had luck with the color. His work is very colorful and the best source in the area for giclees just did not do his work justice.

  4. liking you on facebook--look at you gettin yer social media on. i'm on there too. your new cow is beautiful, and i'm guessin you went with the one on the left that has a lil more contrast going on but not sure. hope you find peace at home soon and look to 2014 with big hope.



  5. Hi Cindy! I'm loving your sheep skin and what a deal you got! Your Miss Daisy painting is just darling:):)

    Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year ahead! xxleslie

  6. Thanks for sharing your facebook page :) I like the print on the left--but all computer screens look different so not sure if that means much. Love your new sheets!

  7. Yep I joined your FB page Cindy, so glad you have one now so we all can keep up with you!

  8. Oh I also LOVE Miss Daisy! I would say you picked the one on the left, am I right? Wait maybe the one on the right, heck I don't know they both look great to me!

  9. Yep, I agree with everyone. The one on the left has more contrast and shading. But either way, you are an amazing artist, girl - and I am so proud to call you friend! Following you on FB now, too. :)

    xoxo laurie

  10. Hi Cindy,
    I love seeing everyone new sheets, yes I do, I like Ross too, and I think higher thread count means hotter sheets since they don't breath as much and I like to sleep cool... You know you are amazing, Miss Daisy is a Beauty!! Maybe I need a new monitor I was voting right, everyone else thought left, I gotta know the answer!

  11. Love your sheets! And I love Miss Daisy too!! I'm going with the one on the left. Your art is amazing. What an incredible gift you have - beautiful!



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