Work in Progress-November Birthstone Fairy

I’m working on a few birthstone fairies right now, including June’s Pearl. It looks like November’s Birthstone Fairy, Topaz will be finished first.  I am in love with the sunny yellow that I have picked for her.  It’s not a color that I work with often  I usually work with pink, purples, greens and blues. […]

Artist Blog Hops For You To Participate In

Blog Hops are everywhere, food blog hops, sahm blog hops, craft blog hops, scrapbooking blog hops, etc. etc. What is a Blog Hop?  It’s a chance to have a list of blogs about a certain subject, all in one spot.  One blogger will host the hop on their blog.  You fill in a form on […]

Pinterest is Perfect for Artists

Pinterest is perfect for me.  I am very visually motivated and inspired.  When I first saw all the beautiful pin boards, wonderfully organised, with so many gorgeous pictures, I fell instantly and hopelessly in love.  It had me hooked.  What is Pinterest?  Pinterest is a social networking site with a twist.  It is an image […]

Do You Love Your Art? Why Doesn’t It Sell?

Some of you may already know that I’ve started a new personal blog, At Home With Tori .  I did this because I want this blog to stay totally about art and I’d like to involve you in the conversation.  After all, one sided conversations, are just weird, if not a sign of insanity.  Please save […]

Snowy Morning

Snow!  Last week it was so warm, the grass was starting to turn green, and this morning we woke up to snow. It’s so pretty, but I’m glad it will probably be gone by noon, I’m ready for spring. The dogs had a wonderful romp in it. … and pronounced it delicious! What has this […]

Getting Reconnected

Finally my website has a front page again.  Finally our internet is stable and I don’t time out waiting to upload, download, page load… well you get it. Of course to fix, if only temporarily, our internet problem we had to unplug our land phone and plug the dsl directly into the phone jack, as […]

New Art – Christmas Roses

It’s beginning to feel a bit like Christmas.  I wanted to do something to remind us to enjoy the moments, the simple things that are what really make the holidays special, like roses in December.  The tubed version is available at Artistic Dreams Imaging at a fantastic price of $1.00!  Special pricing on all my tubes […]

My Inspiration Map

First let me apologise for being absent for so long.  My computer died in October and I had to get a new one.  There went my personal challenge for the month of October.  Ahh well.  I love the new computer now that everything is installed and I’m back up and running.  After that, other things […]

A Fairy for Halloween

Here’s the third in my marathon of creating Halloween, gothic, scary or dark artworks… and it’s a fairy.  I thought I’d try to stay away from fairies, but obviously, I can’t. Pumpkin Hot Seat by *ToriB on deviantART Full production credits in my Deviantart Gallery. Her tubed version will probably make her way into Artistic […]

A Personal Challenge

I’ve given myself a challenge – to make at least 3 gothic, dark, scary, Halloween inspired works per week, in keeping with the Halloween spirit.  Dark isn’t something I am totally comfortable with, but I decided to try to push myself out of my comfort zone.  I started September 30th with this piece: Run Away Little […]

Angel Tubes Released

Two of my angels (Starlit Angel and I Believe in Angels) have been released as .psd tubes at They are perfect for inspirational and religious tags.  Starlit Angel would be beautiful on Christmas tags. Enjoy!

Halloween Pixie

Not everyone likes spooky, scary stuff on Halloween, some people like cute Halloween.  For your cutsie fix, I created this adorable little Halloween Pixie. This cutie is available on tee shirts for your little ones, stickers ideal for giving to Trick or Treaters instead of candy and on Trick or Treat bags at my Zazzle […]