Showing posts from September, 2011

Once upon a time

If you read my last post, then you know that the beautiful Ginnifer Goodwin bought my snow white painting and that she had a request from a certain cast mate to paint Prince Charming. Of course I did a double "squeal" quietly to myself and said YES! yes!!! so as I searched for reference material to paint the Prince, I came across these beautiful stills from the Show. This is Once Upon a Time. and i'm so excited for it to start. set your dvr's folks. i know its gonna be brilliant. Welcome to Storybrooke! (starts oct 24th)

the charming and handsome, Josh Dallas

the kiss that can awaken beauty and release evil spells! (love this)

my rendition of Prince Charming

DisneyLand trip and the fairest of them all!!!

Thursday night we arrived back home from our LA trip to DisneyLand and the Tim Burton exhibit at Lacma.  We normally go to Disney World every year this time to hit EPCOT's food and wine festival and to see all the amazing Halloween decor. But the Land did NOT disappoint! here are some photos of the trip. if you follow me on may have seen these photos. when we check into our hotel....we open the curtains to this spectacular view. view of Disney's Califonia Adventure park we watched the world of Color show from our window the first night.

the first full day, we visit laguna beach.
a cool, foggy morning but still so breathtaking
(and on this trip Tim and I celebrated our 15th wedding
anniversary. time sure flies!)

when we are strolling through Downtown Disney, we spot these darling Jack carmel apples being made.

This is the Tim Burton exhibit entrance. this was the
only thing we were able to take photos of.
the exhibit was AWESOME....chock full of Tim's
concept drawings, p…

Mail art love

I just returned from a trip to Anaheim and LA after visiting DisneyLand and the awesome Tim Burton exhibit. it was all so very inspiring!!

well i arrived home last night with a mailbox full of beautiful mail art!!! you guys,,,,,!! you are continuing to blow me away! yes indeed.....

here are the latest pieces:

 art by Tammy McGee wow!! a little owl sculpture. so intricate and colorful with matching tissue paper and darling little note. you have totally outdone yourself dear girl!
 a closeup shot of the owl......precious!!

 mail art by Dani Harvey oh these sweet,awesome bunnies. they make my heart go pitter.patter and yes Dani, YOU ARE an ARTIST. go girl!  this is beautiful work. I am so proud to be an owner of your work!

mail art by Sabrina Luna I love that they are made on recycled materials. just awesome textures and so much love put into these. bravo sweet girl!

mail art by Sandra Granthon what a beautiful girl atc....and such words to live by..."my mind danced with great spir…

MAIL Art monday comes early!

Mail art monday has come early......because i am leaving town on sunday morning headed for DisneyLand and to see the Tim Burton exhibit. i know that i will come back all inspired and ready to paint again....

my mailbox has been so so happy you guys.....and SO HAVE i!!! i am still being blown away at the creativity and beautiful art that has graced the old tattered mailbox lately (the mailbox door has broken off...yikes)

you guys have out done yourselves again!!! (and no, complaints from me)

here are last weeks gatherings:

mail art by Tonya Turvold I love the crimsons, browns, and pinks. those little wings and face are so darn cute!!

Mail art by Jonna Barnett oh how i love birds and he has truly captured my heart!! beautiful

 mail art by Susana Tavares this stitched wonderfulness has textures  abounding. absolutely stunning!

mail art by Linda Abbott my heart goes pitter.patter over aquas and yellows and these featured friends are going to send me over the edge!! love. love.


more mail art

Ok mailbox has been filled to the brim with beautiful art. I am so excited and thrilled with all the amazing art i'm getting. I decided to do another post because i have lots of art to feature here. so fun!!

love these warm colors  mail art by Magda Polakow

gorgeous layers and imagery!!  mail art by Katie Cisek I love how Kathie just painted on a canvas board and then just addressed the back....brilliant!!

awesome expressive mail art and painted envelope. gorgeous textures and color!!  by Micki Wilde

 stitched goodness - mail art by Kim Dubay beautifully tactile and lots of yummy handwriting on the envelope. just so lovely!!

i'm a huge fan! i love the pastel colors  mixed with the "magic crown" in black. breathtaking!!
mail art by Harmony Lenasbunt
Micki and Kim, i sent your mail art out to you yesterday so keep an eye out in your mailbox..... :-)
Magda and Katie, i will send yours out to you tomorrow.....
(and christy, i believe you already have yours…

Mail Art Monday!

So, I've decided to feature the mail art I receive on mondays on my Blog. I'm so so excited about this little project because what i'm seeing so far has blown me away. Here are the first pieces of work that landed in my mailbox over the past week..................

from Nina Cunningham

by Renee Stien

from Gail Stoughton created with business envelope, paper, arcylic, and stabilo
Thank you 3 for playing and participating in my project. Gail and Renee, I will post your mail art to you very soon. 
and if you want to participate just send a piece of mail art to me at:
Mindy Lacefield 123 Detonti Drive Maumelle, AR  72113
and if you want to be featured here on my blog please included your website so i can link back to you.

Work in progress

I have been working on some paintings to take to Gallery 26. I haven't worked this big in a while. and by big i mean 14"x18" which is not huge but quiet a nice diversion from the tiny canvas i normally work on.
These are the paintings at a couple different stages. Its only about 1/2 complete at this point:

Call for mail art!!

I put a call out to the Magically Mixed media fan page on facebook to participate in a little trading of mail art. I'm so so excited about this. I am asking anyone who is interested in sending me your mail art. you can send it to:
Mindy Lacefield 123 Detonti Drive Maumelle, AR 72113
and i'll send you one back!
the premise is very easy. there are no rules. only to have fun, no stress, and be yourself.
the mail art pieces that i'm sending out are simple paintings made on a cheap substrate - chipboard. nothing special, just quick and easy. this is the fun about mail art to do quick sketches, drawings, paintings, or collage and not have to worry about messing up an expensive canvas. just let LOOSE!! 
you can send small standard envelopes with a little collage or painting or drawing (whatever you want and feel most comfortable doing) or you can do something on one side of a postcard and send it along. your options are limitless. if you work with fabric, you can stitch till yo…