bunnykissd: (BunnyVoices)
Accessory Spleen
For the fashionable bunny rabbit...

Click to embiggen...


I dedicate this madness to Joseph. It's all his fault.
bunnykissd: (Bunny - Kiss)
If there is any interest, I have just about finished up my 31 Day Drawing Challenge, posted to my deviantART and blogspot and flickr. Feel free to head over to The Diary of a Crazy Rabbit Lady, Too to see the pretty pictures! ^-^
bunnykissd: (Etsy)
Faerie Garden Fancies is now offering PRINTS! Check out our debut image:


Brown Bears Bake Brownies 5x7 Print of Original Watercolor


Any original art listed at the shop will be offered in print format for a more wallet-friendly price. Stay tuned for more updates!
bunnykissd: (Artist)
Well I am a little sad. Ripple has closed without ever posting the ATC I made back in June for them. But they did a tremendous job! They had over 900 art donations and raised over $11,090! And while many artists contributed, both unknown and well-known alike, there really was only one person running the Ripple blog, the person who got the whole things started, Kelly Light. She did an amazing job!

I still would like to offer my little bit of art to someone who donates. So I will send this off to the first person who donates to the National Wildlife Federation’s Gulf Oil Spill Restoration Fund and sends me the email confirmation of the donation. (Just fwd the email to bunnykissd [at] gmail.com.) If you're not interested, please pass the message on to others who might be! Thanks!


Click for larger view...

ripples

Jun. 26th, 2010 12:10 pm
bunnykissd: (Artist)
I wish I could afford to donate and get this card:


Click to go to ripplesketches.blogspot.com...



But at least I could offer my own (and possibly more to come):


I'll post a link to this on the blog as soon as it's posted on it...
bunnykissd: (Artist)
Wanna know what I've been doing?

Bunches of Pictures... )


More in the works!
bunnykissd: (Etsy)
SweetSallysSoaps gives us the topic: Show me your all time favorite piece of art and why you find it inspiring.


For a while, I had wanted to Dress Up my purse, but didn't know what I wanted to do. When Esme bleached her jeans, I decided to pop my purse in too. When it came out, I thought the pale blue and white looked like clouds in the sky. So I thought a winged bunny (my mascot) would be perfect! I opted to use acrylic paint and see how well it worked...

Once I got started painting, I decided to include all the things that are important to Who I Am. Of course there is the winged rabbit, which turned out to be a hare, flying over a cloud, which symbolizes my spirit overcoming struggles. Then there's the rainbow, universal symbol of hope; to me it also represents not just Gay Pride and Diversity, but also Creativity and Art. But it didn't feel *done* then; there was a big empty space under the rainbow that needed something.

It was about this time that I realized that Spiders were a totem of mine. Spiders embody the qualities of creativity and creation, magic and wisdom, communication and connections, intuition and inspiration. They remind us that we are weaving our own destinies and we need use our creativity to build the web of our lives. So I added a garden spider and her web, which I embroidered on, using a very fine iridescent thread, and in it I sewed a pentacle, which represents my pagan spirituality. (I had to go over it with some white paint because it was too hard to see...)

But still there was the emptiness under the rainbow. I didn't want to paint anymore; so I added a butterfly and it's path with Sharpie marker. Obviously butterflies represent change and transformation, beauty and freedom; I also added a little a more symbolism by creating it from a lemniscate, the infinity symbol, shaped into two hearts, which to me (and perhaps others) expresses infinite love: polyamory, and it's done in the colors of bi-pride: purple, pink, and blue.

Naturally, I added some sparkle to the whole thing! ^-^
bunnykissd: (Etsy)
I entered and would like your votes!

You can get links to all the entries here: http://community.livejournal.com/etsy_mouse/368198.html, and my post is here: http://community.livejournal.com/etsy_mouse/360602.html

To vote, just comment on the post with the words "YOU HAVE MY VOTE!" Please only vote once...

*sniff*

Jan. 31st, 2010 11:05 am
bunnykissd: (Etsy)
Not one person voted in my poll... -_- Maybe it's cuz the links/pictures didn't work; so I shall try again! ^-^

I'm going to enter a little contest and the challenge theme is Green. I already have a few items in my shop that fit the bill, but I could also make something else a little later. What do guys suggest? Enter just one thing I already have made? Enter several? Make something new? Of course I am worried about entering a bunch of stuff and having my votes all split up, know what I mean? So what do you think?

[Poll #1519163]
bunnykissd: (Etsy)
The theme of this week's Blog Carnival is to Show Our Face, to let others know the artist behind the work. Since you can see who I am just by clicking on my 365 tag, I decided to have the lovely and talented Jacqueline Parks interview me! Enjoy!

Artist's Interview with Diana "Bunnykissd" Bukowski of Faerie Garden Fancies
Interviewed by Jacqueline Parks

1. When did you first get interested in art?
I don't remember ever being without crayons and paper and pencils and scissors and glue and tape...

2. What are some of the earliest art experiences that you remember?
Making paper doll chains with my grandmother, creating drawings to go with songs I heard on the radio, drawing with Ed Emberley's books, using the Barbie Fashion Plates to make textured drawings...

3. Who influenced you as a child/teen to become an artist?
My grandparents, my grandmother was always showing me how to do something neat with paper, and my grandfather was the first to ever really critique my drawings...

4. How does being an artist influence the other parts of your life?
There was a time, a long time ago, when I had my first apartment, when I would buy flowers from the grocery store, and steal toilet paper from work. I still don't handle my money as well as one would expect a "grown-up" to, and I tend to be absent-minded and distracted by things most people just don't notice: a particularly vibrant leaf on the ground, a bird in a tree, an interesting cloud... I'm also finding that I'd rather not work at a *real* job anymore...

5. What is your current favorite medium to work in and why?
I don't really have a favorite at the moment. I've always loved colored pencils, but can't ever get them to work like other people can; so I've been practicing with them. Also, I like the looks people get with markers, yet again, they never worth that way for me; so more practice there. I'm also practicing with watercolors too, which is similar to my favorite thing to do which is water my acrylics down a bunch, but it acts different on paper than it does on the poly clay; so more practice! And yes, polymer clay is always fun to play with...

6. Who is currently influencing your artistic direction?
A whole bunch of really talented folks on dA: thegirlinthebigbox, mandarinmoon, valentinacrespo, odins-girl, darklingwoods, lilmidnight, colorfulblossom, iceandsnow, marina-b, ALWAYS esme123, just about ALL my friends, and of course people like Suzi Blu and the Godess Leonie and Vanessa Valencia at A Fanciful Twist.. omg I really could go on forever!

7. Show us one of your current favorite pieces and tell us why you like it in particular?

I really like this piece because I went back to my beginnings and got inspiration from Ed Emberley, which was fun, and it's cute (almost kawaii), yet the moon is so pretty...


8. What is one medium that you have never worked in that you would like to try?
gouache

9. What advice can you give to aspiring artists?
Never say never. Don't say you can't. Don't listen to people who tell you you can't. Have you seen Picasso or Pollack's work? Don't expect perfection; it's art, not a photo. And of course, practice, practice, practice.

10. What direction do you see your art moving in in the next five years?
More collage just for myself, more sketching and drawing on the fly, and most importantly, I'd like to see it be my primary source of income...
bunnykissd: (Love-Technicolor)
If anyone is interested in what I've been doing since taking my test, I spent several days editing & uploading these photos, and just uploaded all of these as well. Enjoy!
bunnykissd: (Etsy)
I have never done this before, but here goes!

I will create a piece of art for you; all I need is an idea or image with which to work.

Send me a note to discuss what you want and the final price. General prices are as follows:
~ Poly clay pendant/pin/magent (under 3" diameter) $21 + $4 S&H
~ 4"x6" watercolor postcard $5 + $1 S&H
~ 9"x12" inked sketch $13 + $4 S&H
~ 9"x12" painting $27 + $4 S&H
~ Digitally enhanced photos $10 (no shipping, emailed)
~ Etsy banners/blog headers $10 (no shipping, emailed)

PAY VIA PAYPAL BY JULY 31 and get free shipping and a surprise gift!
bunnykissd: (Artist)
Art vs. Craft: Is it an issue / non-issue and how do you feel about the argument?

First let me state that I didn't know there was any kind of a debate here. The only problems I've found is when asked to label my blog or art work: Is it art? Is it craft? I dunno... It is what it is.

However, when trying to define it, my first thought is that if your selling it or displaying it in a museum or art gallery, then it's art, but crafting is something you do with your kids; it brings to mind construction paper, white glue, tempera paints, and popsicle sticks. When discussing it with my 15 year old daughter, though, she brought up a good point: Art is personal - you do it for yourself - while a craft is something you do with other people as a group activity.

But what about all those *Craftsmen* I wonder... Furniture builders and architects, who don't really work with other people, still call what they do a craft. But I know a lot of scrapbookers who would take offense if you called what they did crafting.

After checking the internet for the definitions and to see what others are saying, I am even more confused. Art is usually defined as human efforts to reproduce the world around them according to aesthetic principles, while craft is usually the skill used to create the art. Some arguments say craft is closed-ended, cookie-cutter, follow-a-recipe type of creating, while art is open-ended, creative, do-what-you-want creating.

It's all very confusing to me, and I really don't think it matters, but what I do think is important is that the sites that want you to categorize your art/craft should clearly define what *they* mean by the terms, so when *I* want to list with them, I know which to choose!

Today's Art

Apr. 5th, 2009 10:14 pm
bunnykissd: (Artist)
I know I said I'd post pics from April Fool's Day, and I have a review for you all too, but today I ignored everything I thought I *should* do and painted. I bought a little 2.75" square canvas a few weeks ago for some small amount of money; I thought it would make a great trial & error piece for me to play around on before I put more money down on a bigger canvas. I've never worked with one and had no idea how I'd like it...

Anyway, a couple of years ago, I got an idea in my head for a painting and wrote it all down. Last year, I made a little sketch of it. Today, I thought I'd paint it on this little canvas.

Well, canvas doesn't work like I thought. And it doesn't do detail too well - an important factor when painting a 2.75" square. However, I am please with how she came out and am wondering what to do with her now. Do I seal the painting some how? Do I use mod podge? The acrylic spray sealer? Or should I use some thing else? What do my experienced canvas using friends out there use? Your recommendations?

Oh, I suppose you'd like to see this tiny painting, eh? Well, my bunny looks a little too cartoon-y and the bird not so joyful as I sketched. It's also hard to see the egg she's offering, and the scan is really bad. She's smiling when you see it in person, not that weird scrunchy face she's got there, but you get the idea...

Ostara Dawn's Gift


And while you're at it, check out the new stuff at Faerie Garden Fancies...

Don't forget to leave me your advice!
bunnykissd: (Etsy)
Sorry for not getting to this first thing this morning, but we've been busy pulling pranks on the kids all day! ^o^ But this folks is NOT a prank!

Now is the time to determine who wins this great little package of goodies!



First let's print out a sheet with everyone's entries (email for the first, following and/or a link for any others), then cut them up....


Then we'll fold them all up tiny...

and stuff them in a box!

Then let's have the joyous JoAnn draw a slip to see who won...

The jovial JFargo! Congratulations!


I'll be shipping your package out as soon as I can. Thanks to everyone for playing and keep your eyes open for more games soon! ^-^

P.S. Post about pranks on kids coming next! ^o^
bunnykissd: (Etsy)
OH NO! THERE IS ONLY
Created by OnePlusYou


Here's a peek at some of the things that will come in your package if you win:

Perfect for Easter!


The White Rabbit, with a touch of March Madness himself...



Remember you can have up to *3* entries! Here's how:
  1. Leave a comment on this post: http://bunnykissd.blogspot.com/2009/03/march-madness.html for one entry. (Don't forget your email or a link so I can contact you!)

  2. Post about my giveaway in your blog and leave me a link to it for a second entry.

  3. For yet another entry, add me to your Following list via Blogspot! (Just click on the link over to the left!)
You could win a small package of goodies from Faerie Garden Fancies, including the above, a spring art ATC not-yet-created, and perhaps a few other odds and ends, as the madness dictates...

You have until MIDNIGHT EST, March 31, 2009 to post your reply, and on April 1st, I will select one lucky winner!

So don't be an April Fool; get your entries in today, and spread the word!
bunnykissd: (Artist)
As requested last night by [livejournal.com profile] moonstone_fae...

All I have left is to seal it. It doesn't show much in the pic, but the box has a rainbow kind of like the pentacle does. It's about 3" diameter. The inside is black, the rim is silver, and there is another silver ring around the bottom.



bunnykissd: (Artist)
Painting in the kitchen...


Painting at my desk...


This is how my Gala & Nubby painting is coming...

(Inspired by thegirlinthebigbox and Gala & Nubby...)
bunnykissd: (Etsy)
OH NO! THERE IS ONLY


Here's a peek at one of the things that will come in your package:

Perfect for Easter!

Remember you can have up to *3* entries! Here's how:
  1. Leave a comment on this post: http://bunnykissd.blogspot.com/2009/03/march-madness.html for one entry. (Don't forget your email or a link so I can contact you!)

  2. Post about my giveaway in your blog and leave me a link to it for a second entry.

  3. For yet another entry, add me to your Following list via Blogspot! (Just click on the link over to the left!)
You could win a small package of goodies from Faerie Garden Fancies, including a spring art ATC not-yet-created, a spring-themed piece of jewelry, and perhaps a few other odds and ends, as the madness dictates...

You have until MIDNIGHT EST, March 31, 2009 to post your reply, and on April 1st, I will select one lucky winner!

So don't be an April Fool; get your entries in today, and spread the word!

Oh, and while you're at it, check out the new Fancies at Faerie Gardens!
bunnykissd: (Boing)
No, this post will have nothing to do with basketball, but it will have everything to do with the madness that is said to descend upon hares in the month of March, and I, being of rabbity persuasion, often have fits of madness to rival those of said March hare, and speaking of March hares, mad hatters, and white rabbits... I'm late, I'm late, I'm late! *gigglefitz*

Seriously now people! I meant to post this much earlier, but as I always say, better late than never! Now where was I? Oh yes, March madness! It has come upon me and I am feeling like a giveaway! I had so many wonderful people come visit for the last one, that I thought, "why not do it again?"

So my dear friends, here is how to win:
  1. Leave a comment on this post (follow link to my blogspot) stating you want to be entered.

  2. Please include a way to contact you (via email or another blog, etc.) in case you win.

  3. For an extra entry, post about my giveaway in your blog and link me to it!

  4. For yet another entry, add me to your Following list via Blogspot!
I suppose now you want to know what you'll be winning with all this work I am making you do! Well, it's a surprise! Ok, not entirely... You will receive a small package of goodies from Faerie Garden Fancies, that will include a spring art ATC, a spring-themed piece of jewelry not-yet-created, and perhaps a few other odds and ends, as the madness dictates...

You have until MIDNIGHT EST, March 31, 2009 to post your reply, and on April 1st, I will select one lucky winner! So don't be an April Fool; get your entries in today, and spread the word!

OMG the madness is starting again, I am getting corny... I better end this post now...

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