Thursday, September 30, 2010

Snuggle Buggles

I just started a new series of original sepia ACEOs / Baby Brownies called "Snuggle Buggles". They are wonderful little creatures that need a home and of course, some love. Each original sepia is available at my new Etsy shop. They are not only great collectibles but they are also very affordable.

Well, it's raining buckets today, a perfect day for a cup of tea, time with our little munchkin and more Buggles.

Here are the first two Snuggle Buggles, available HERE

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The BABY BROWNIE / ACEOs are back!

I've been making the best of my time with my creativity lately, working at night on my commission and book work while during the day watching our little pumpkin. He is such an inspiration and an absolute blast to spend my  days with. Yesterday, I tried something new...while the he was napping I created 3 ACEOs, aka Baby Brownies, and decided that I would offer them on my Etsy store. Etsy is real easy to use and manage.

These little original works are available HERE on Etsy...

Friday, September 24, 2010


Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to let you know that I just opened a shop on Etsy. I have a few books and figurines available on there and I will be adding more items such as small original watercolors, aceos, limited edition prints and more in the near future. Feel free to check it out.

All the best!


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Ruthie's Gift

While sitting in my booth at a show this past weekend, watching the people walk by, I decided to pull out my watercolors and create a painting. As do most of my paintings, it became something very personal to me and thus, "Ruthie's Gift" was born. It is a tale of neighborly love.

Simon, was a root dweller, who often would spend too much time alone sulking beneath his tree. He always choose to turn down visitors and would continually think deep within himself while watching other folk walk by his gnarly tree. Daily, as he would hide among the roots, he found that each day became sadder than the next and this habit of choosing the company of himself rather than others started to eat away at his lonely heart. For many days, he stopped looking out beyond his tree and as low as the roots sank into the ground, so was the state of his heart. Suddenly, in all his sadness he cried out, "Why, oh why, am I so alone!" and he fell fast asleep in his tears.

The next morning, Simon heard something stirring at the foot of his tree. When he arose to see what it was, he was greeted by a kind looking mouse who was wearing a blue bonnet and carrying a small pouch. Then the mouse spoke, "Hello, my name is Ruthie! I live in the tree next door and I have been living there all my life. I heard you cry out last night and I am here now, to be your friend. I decided to awaken early this morning to make you a special gift. It is a little pouch to place all your sad thoughts into, so that your heart will have more room for thoughts of Joy". At that very moment, Simon came out from beneath his tree and buried his head in the coat of his fury friend and with a joyful noise said, "Thank you, thank you, for rescuing me".

The Moral: It is far better to seek friendship rather than yourself. Love is meant to be shared and true Joy is a gift. It is, also, never too late to reach out a be a friend to those around you. ~JB

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Being Mr. Mom....

I am back to being a Mr. mom by day and an artist by night. It's going to be a change but I will make the best of it. In fact, every time that I look into my son's smiling face it's a reminder of how blessed I am to have him. He is one very happy baby. I plan to teach him a lot as well as learn a lot and to make sure that I take joy in each moment.

I am currently working on some commission work and I only have 3 more art shows to do to finish the show season. In this post, you find a couple more sepia drawings that I did while on the road. I hope to have some paintings to share with you real soon. ~James