I'm currently taking a long, indeterminate break from painting and jewelry making. I had another baby who is now a active toddler that keeps me busy. I do have plans to resume making art and brand new jewelry in the near future though.
A new collaboration and business effort between me and ~tiranaki (https://www.deviantart.com/tiranaki) brings to you origami ornaments and jewelry as well as more of my regular natural stone and Swarovski crystal jewelry. Everything will now be offered for sale at our Etsy.com site @ Koana Art and Design. The store also has tiranaki (https://www.deviantart.com/tiranaki)'s beautiful silk screen designs.
Some of my oil paintings will also be available as prints. I've started with the Blue Rose/Rosa Azul painting. More to come. If there is a particular painting that you'd like as a print, let me know!
Unfortunately I'm still working at a very slow pace...in other words, during my 2 year old's naptime! ^_^
So I'm adding a lot of Gaia related art. I'm doing avatar art as a way to practice using Photoshop CS which I'd had for years (I've always had a version) but thought I didn't have the time or the knack to learn to use it to create art. I do know how to fix minor problems in photos and have made simple web graphics in the past.
So anyway the Gaia avatar art is easy to make since I don't have to damage my extremely tired mommy brain searching for a theme or character design. So I'm doing realistic and chibis as well. Also its good practice for my people drawing skills in general which were sadly neglected through out my college years.