Thursday, June 14, 2012

Art Challenges - Rendition Me This and Artistic Sentiments

"Calla Lily View"
by Dana Marie

Art Challenge - Artistic Sentiments
Come Join in the Challenge!

"Tranquil Journey"
by Dana Marie

Art Challenge - Rendition Me This
Come Join in the Challenge!

~ Dana Marie

My eBay Store and Auctions - Original Wearable Art Necklaces by Dana Marie

It has been awhile since I have really updated my eBay store so I decided to do so yesterday. I even put up two auctions (the original wearable art pieces below)

I'm on my computer upstairs (I'm usually on my laptop) and the colors of the pieces above (and in my shop) almost look florescent! I hope they don't appear that way to others!

I have probably 5 paintings or more that I'm working on at this time and I'm hoping to get a couple done by this weekend.  :) 

Off to do some laundry and then paint!

~ Dana Marie

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Moving to Portland

We are moving to Portland!

We have yet to find "the house" but I've already started changing location from Salem to Portland.

I honestly can't even count how many homes we have looked at so far, but the search continues. :)

So, any of you from Portland area that know of any houses for rent please keep us in can email me at

This is from our Craigslist ad:

Professional couple (Clinical Psychologist and Artist) with one child looking to rent a 3+ bedroom home with private outdoor space.

 We have a fourteen year old, sedentary Golden Retriever and a well-mannered house cat. Excellent references from current and previous landlords.

Longer-term rental preferred. 1 year lease +

We are looking at Lake Oswego, West Linn, Tualatin, Beaverton, Tigard, Sherwood, Happy Valley and the general Portland area.

Flexible on move-in date.

Prefer 2400+ sqft.

We are going to miss our beautiful home in Salem, but we are looking foward to our move to the Portland area. We enjoy our living space (private front and back) outside and spend as much time out there as possible so we are looking for a house with a great outdoor area.

We are Non-smokers.

Monday, June 11, 2012

RIP mystgarden (Kim Collins Fillio) - Memorial Fund

This message was sent to me today by an eBay group (*Custom Dolls, Houses, & Miniatures* CDHM:

Kim Collins Fillio Memorial Fund

Our little world of Doll and Miniature Artists has lost one of our own, mystgarden aka Kim Collins Fillio. Our friend, my friend, lost her battle with cancer. She was only 48.

A very close local friend of Kim's has established a Memorial Fund. The Fund page states (below).

If everyone could find it in their hearts to just donate US $6 we can hit this goal easily.

"Kim Fillio was an artist known all around the world for her amazing lifelike little fairies, no two were the same... She lost her year long battle to cancer May 25 2012, leaving behind 5 children and her husband. During Kim's fight she was unable to sculpt and contribute to the financial needs of the family... everyone pulled together going the extra mile...even though, her husband's profession as a steel worker, can at times be sporadic.

Running between medical appointments for the treatments, trying to keep the girls in their active lifestyles, he had been laid off several times and we all know how hard todays economy can be without any challenges.

The family is in need of financial assitance to maintain their home and get back on their feet. unfortunatey, there was no insurance to assist the family after her passing."

My heart goes out to her family and friends.

With Much Love,
~ Dana Marie

Monday, June 4, 2012

Forest of Dreams (Original Acrylic Painting) - Sold

8" X 8"
Original Acrylic Painting

Feedback from Buyer:  Absolutely beautiful painting. Seller has wonderful talent. Fast shipping too!

~ Dana Marie