Friday, December 7, 2007

Ok, here it is...

My latest, and I think my favorite drawing!
After drawing in just pencil for so long, I wanted to try using colored pencils instead, and I am really pleased with how they worked out. His name is "Haunting Eyes".

Friday, October 26, 2007

My Latest work.....

I am working on a new drawing, this time in colored pencil. I am very satisfied with how it is turning out!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

My new Zazzle Store is open!

My new Zazzle store is open, and there you will find a multitude of great gift items with my artwork on them! Everything from t-shirts, mugs, mousepads, lots of great items - check them out!

create & buy custom products at Zazzle

Friday, August 17, 2007

I've opened another new shop for gift items!

I have opened a Cafepress shop, where you can purchase fun gift items with my artwork on them! Lots of t-shirts, mugs, mousepads, greeting cards, etc can be found there. Just go to this link and have fun shopping safely and securely! Christmas is coming, ya know! Carla


Friday, July 13, 2007

Still working on my latest wolf.....

I am still working on him, but he is almost done! I plan to add in trees in the background.

Monday, June 18, 2007

About the map.....

I found this map on another blog, and decided to try it here as a guestbook.
Add yourself!

Map yourself!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Working on another wolf pencil drawing

I am about 2/3 of the way finished with another wolf drawing.... I just LOVE working in pencil. I think it's similar to black&white photography..... it lends itself to so much more detail & light. I won't be able to work on it this afternoon... I have to work my dayjob til 5 today.
I got a request for a commissioned drawing - but I simply cannot do a decent drawing for $10. She wanted it in color, no less. Sometimes I wonder if people realize that alot of time & effort (and yes, love) goes into my artwork - I don't just do quick sketches. No matter how much I would like to please everyone, I simply can't. I did alot of research on pricing my artwork, and I believe in fair market value.
OK, I'm down from the soapbox now, contemplating a good Father's Day gift for my Dad. He is really special to me, and I always try to find something he would enjoy. Hmmmmmmmmmm.....

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Summer's here!

Well, the weatherman was wrong - he said today would be partly sunny and 80 degrees, it is raining and 59. The only thing he had right was the wind. Oh well.
Great news! I consolidated all of my links to one central site:
Go there and check it out! All of my links are on the left sidebar (my store, my art gallery, my art profile, blogs, etc). Let me know what you think!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Art in Iowa

Today I am so excited - the artistic ideas are just boiling over in my head, and I am going to spend my afternoon taking pictures of my artwork, jewelry, etc. to list online for sale. I have been researching pricing, and I think I can be competetive. Check out and see the new Cougar I just finished... Carla

Friday, May 11, 2007

Wildlife and Nature Art in Iowa - tractors too?

Well, I am almost finished with the cougar drawing.... it is turning out better than I thought it would! I am trying to generate some sales thru ebay, and, but with gas prices soaring, people are not buying art. AND, the local news here in Eastern Iowa said that Iowa ranks 45th of the 50 states in art purchasing. In the last year that I have been selling my artwork, I have NEVER sold art to anyone in Iowa. Interesting. Maybe if I do a drawing of old John Deere tractors, I will get noticed here. That may be interesting to try... I usually do wildlife / nature pencil drawings... maybe I should try doing a watercolor? We'll see ! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

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I am so excited today... I have been working (slowly but surely) on my new drawing, a cougar, and he is turning out to look AWESOME! His eyes just burn right through you. I am so excited to finish him and get some prints made so I can upload him online. I wonder what I should name him? I always have trouble coming up with interesting names. Oh well, it isn't really that important. Dont forget to check out my artwork on , search my name on eBay and, and Later! Carla

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Thurs 19 Apr 07

Thursday 19Apr07OK, I've been a bit distracted now... just found out the X is going to court to try to have his child support reduced.... AGAIN - this guy has filed motions 6 times since 2000, and has never gotten what he wants. I live in another state, so I don't bother to attend. He's made himself quite a reputation with the court there... let him continue to be the idiot he is.OK, now that I've vented about that, time to let it go and think positive thoughts! Yes, I have read The Secret, and am trying to apply it to my life. I want to buy the DVD and watch it again & again, it is much faster than re-reading the book. Dont forget to check out my etsy shop at!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

It's Wednsday already!

OK, so I didn't get time to do any artwork yesterday.... but fishing was fun! I caught a fat 10.5 inch bass, first one this season. I think maybe the water is a bit too cold yet, they are still too deep to catch. But spawning should start soon, then they will be hungry! Tonight, I will FORCE myself to sit still long enough to work on my drawing... I also found some cool artist websites to show my work/sell my work - those are worth spending some time on, also. So much to do, so little time! Thats all for today!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

What Im up to today.....

I want to include on my blog today a note about WWAO - Worldwide Women Artists Online - we are a fabulous group of gals - dedicated to our artwork - PLEASE check out our work by search WWAO on etsy or ebay, any artwork site you can find.... we are there!

You can find my artwork at: (I have ACEO's listed there) (I have prints listed there)
I did get some marketing done yesterday, added some prints for auction on - My son who is 11 said to me after supper last night - "Mom, get drawing!" I asked him a while ago to give me a little 'push' now & then. I plan to draw this evening after I take him fishing - our favorite summer passtime. There is a pond across the road from our farm, FULL of big bass & crappies - privately owned - can't wait!

Monday, April 16, 2007

16 April 07 I'M BACK!

Wow, its been a while since I've blogged.... still trying to figure this out. I've been spending alot of time marketing - trying to find low-cost auctions and such to sell my artwork on. I did create a fab new website to look at: check it out! Thats all for now,,,

Monday, March 19, 2007

Monday March 19

Yesterday my aunt came by to purchase a print for a local charity auction - fire & rescue unit dance & auction. She chose Running Free, a horse print. I may decide to donate a print also, am toying with the idea of matting and framing a set of 4 ACEO's of my wolf drawing series. Hmmmmm... we'll see!

Friday, March 16, 2007

View my artwork...

Please take some time to view my artwork - just click the My Website button or go to, and if you want to consider purchasing a print, go to OR you can search my name on eBay to see if I have current listings there. Let me know what you think!

My first day

Wow, here I am! My first attempt at blogging... its a bold new world for me...

This is me - my name is Carla and I am an artist trying to get noticed out here on the www. I am a member of WWAO, Worldwide Women Artists Online, and alot of us do blog here.
Well that;s it for now, we will see how this goes!