EEPA! EEPA! EEPA! HOCHANDA!

Run, don’t walk! To Hochanda.com to see the latest episode of Stamp Addicts!

Sarah and Vicky will demo some fun products and brand new stamps to dress up your Easter cards and crafts!

Stamps by yours truly will be featured, as well, so EEPA! EEPA! EEPA! ONDALAY! Over to Hochanda I’m on my way!

Little Debbie Does Dolls

We are the local Little Debbie Snack Cake distributors , so we see her face on all our product. So, I suppose it shouldn’t come as any surprise if she subconsciously shows up in my artwork, lol. Totally not intended but pretty cute, nonetheless.

Doll design in progress

E.T. Phone Gnome

Here’s a friendly little gnome

Looking for a friendly home.

He doesn’t want to be alone,

And he doesn’t have a noisy phone.

He won’t eat much,

Or be overgrown.

So, can he, pretty please,

Come to your home?

He (and she) are available from Sherry West Art NOW!

They’ve got lots of outfits, accessories and elements for lots of fun paper doll play, Cardmaking, journaling, scrapbooking and more!

Contact me:

SherryWestArt@gmail.com

It’s almost summer, dincha gnome?

Polly Paper Dolly

New release from Sherry West Art…..

POLLY PAPER DOLLY!

Includes….

*Polly Paper Doll

*Autumn Outfit

*Sunshine Sunflower Dress

*Angelic Attire

*Snow Much Fun

*Lots of Extra Elements!

Have fun playing with Polly with your children or grandchildren, print her out as a coloring page or use her as a digital stamp to create fun greeting cards and projects!

Available for $4.95 as a set.

300 dpi, high-resolution digital printable resizable jpg file.


Send me a message via Facebook Messenger…

https://www.facebook.com/sharongwen.west.1/

Come join the Sherry West Art Crafting and Coloring group and post your Polly!


https://www.facebook.com/groups/SherryWestColoring

Visit Sharon’s blog to see her make!

https://rainbowsandbordeaux.blogspot.com/2020/12/polly-paper-dolly.html?fbclid=IwAR0FZh4oOqfyQ7FLbDs3giIuUFO6vybzmwx3Ukbie8Uwrlr_nJ2WeDevFjI

Christmas Freebies for Your Holiday Coloring and Crafts!

Sherry West, Sherry West Art, 2020

With Christmas coming up so quickly, it´s time to get those cards and crafts done!

Here are some great places to find….

Clip art

Borders

Images

Fonts

Backgrounds

Printables

Kids

Gifts

Decorations

The Spruce Crafts

https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/free-printable-christmas-gift-tags-1356290

Christmas HQ

https://christmashq.com/designs/fonts/

The Prudent Penny Pincher

200 Cheap and Easy DIY Christmas Gifts

Shutterstock

Free Christmas Stuff: Get Your Cards, Clip-Art, SFX, and More

Merry Christmas?

Or is that Merry Cats-Mouse?

And just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, lol.

A very appropriate stamp design to close out 2020, wouldn’t you think?

TP CAT & THE 2020 TP TREE

is available as a digital stamp, coloring image for just $2.50!

Want him?

Send me a PM on Facebook Messenger: Sherry West,

or

Email me at: SherryWestArt@gmail.com.

Mixed Media Message

My very first mixed media project!

It´s official. Ím addicted..

Now I understand why everyone is going crazy for junk journals, bible journaling, bullet journaling, and paper piecing!

This was sooooooo very satisfying to make!

I wasn ´ t actually trying to do a mixed media piece. I was bored and drew the central head, then added color to it with Inktense pencils.

I started the initial drawing in my sketch book so scribbled color swatches and samples all around her while I was having fun. She wasn’t supposed to be anything more than a way to keep my brain busy.

I thought, well, why not cut her out and paste her to a new page like Íve seen other people do? So I did.

And then I kept going.


I scribbled some scratchy roses.

Some of my color samples were bleeding into the top of her head, so scribbled roses up there to cover it up, otherwise she looked like a Russian babushka with a headband, lol.

I wanted to try and add some other different things to the page so scribbled a word, added hearts, scribbled lines and color them in.

Then got a great idea: I could make a mixed media piece for my boss who loves this kind of stuff!

I wasńt quite sure what else to do to it, but grabbed some paper from the library trash can (reuse and recycle!), cut out some hearts, put sticky tape on the back of them and randomly placed them all over the page.

They needed some color and shabbiness, so I hit them with some blues and reds in a watercolor type wash, plus some scribbles, then bent and cut the edges so they looked like they were coming off the page, which they were, and trimmed the outer perimeter of the whole page.

I showed it to the girls on my design team, and now they want to do it! So I’m going to redraw her on my iPad, but now I can’t find my Apple Pencils.

And that’s how she came to be.

INGREDIENTS:

Canson Black Hardcover Sketch book

Mechanical pencil and eraser

Sakura Pigma marker

Derwent Inktense pencils

Water brush pen

Scotch tape

Cardstock, from the trash bin

An Attitude of Gratitude

This lovely card is a representation of what I am grateful for.

It was colored and created by my very talented friend and Design Team member, Marnie Schagunn, using my stamp image.

I have a real live, bonafide “Design Team” of lovely talented coloring and cardmaking ladies who are in the process of making my images look good, my images are being turned into rubber stamps by a small UK stamp company and have been shown on tv not only once, but will be twice in less than two months, my book is being published and coming out in print soon (so excited!), I’ve met so many wonderful people in these new endeavors who have shown me so much patience, support and help, and I have a loving caring supportive husband who puts up with all of my shenanigans and three great hilarious kids, health (more or less, depends on what day of the week it is and if all the stars, moons and planets line up right), and faithful friends who put up with me and hang in there, whether I deserve it or not.

I’m counting my blessings!

I’m not making much money (barely covering the Etsy shop fees, but, hey, that counts!) but I get to be a real live working artist and book author!

And, my art and coloring skills are actually getting better, slowly, but anything is an improvement! How much better does it get?

Win-win!


(Btw, please forgive me me if I sound like I’m bragging. I’m honestly not. I’m just very sincerely appreciative of these wonderful opportunities and all the dear people that are in my life.)

I Did It!

Have a Rosey Day! Sherry West, SherryWestArt, 2019

I did it!

I can color!

I’m NOT naturally gifted in the coloring department. Not. At. All.

If someone is “artistic” in one area, that doesn’t automatically guarantee they will be artistic in another area….like, say…oh…coloring in my own line work.

As a professional illustrator, I HAVE to be able to color in what I draw. Unfortunately, coloring is NOT my gift. I can draw, but I can’t color. That’s NOT good for a professional artist.

I have to ask others who are good colorists for help in that dept., and lucky for me, there are lots of good ones out there in the area I’ve chosen to specialize in – adult coloring and stamping – who love to color, are good at it, and kindly and graciously volunteer to help me.

After I Publically beg for help.

I have met so many nice people through this method, that I actually look forward to having to ask for assistance because I know I’m going to get some new wonderful friends, as well as some great coloring, out of the whole deal.

There’s a good reason why kids and pets beg….

It works!

Have a Rosey Day! Sherry West, SherryWestArt, 2019

This cute little gal is available in my Etsy shop