From the time I was a little girl my favorite animal has been the Moose
to be honest I'm not sure I've ever seen one in person
but I love them none the less
Last weeks Doodley Doo was Woodlands
and I used the topic to work on a drawing I did back in 2008
I've been so dang frustrated lately with how to color my work
and after hours of experimenting I think I've finally found
a process that works for me!!!
What do you think?
I painted my moose - his name is Peppermint
in photoshop... it's a rather long process
well at least adding all his hair was
but I love the clean look
and the fact that I can edit my work as I move along
no more going to far with the colors
or oh my goodness why did I choose that color!!
and so forth and what not...
I was so excited with how Mr. Peppermint turned out
that I used him as the mascot of my new etsy shop I just opened
I know - kind of sudden right?
well I've been thinking about and honestly really needing to
open a second shop in order to separate all the different avenues
my little creative mind takes me in
So now you can find all my vintage items at Merriment and Peppermint
along with some new vintage inspired nursery decor
that I will be finishing real soon
Here are a few more shots from the little photo shoot
hubby was kind enough to do with me yesterday
in fact hubby was such a great sport
because we realized after we were done
that I didn't have a memory card in the camera
so we had to go back to the house and then back out again
and of coarse the lighting wasn't as good the second time around
so I don't think any of these photos are amazing
but I also couldn't decide which shot was the best... lol
For those of you who signed up for my giveaway
and were so kind as to spread the word about my shop
I did see my numbers jump a bit
and even made a sale! :)
I really appreciate the support!!!
So without further delay...
the winner is
the ever sweet Linda