Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Moon Baby

This is one of my first pieces of art. Around 2000, when my dad was starting to display symptoms of his dementia, but was still pretty normal, I started drawing and painting on a regular basis.
I had in my possession a box of watercolor paints I had bought in the late seventies when I got back from living in Hawaii and was living in Laguna and signed up for a class.
I only went to one session and never returned. But I kept this box of cake watercolors and a brush.
It turned out the brush was fabulous and I have never been able to replace it. It held a tip and danced with movement. I started painting small paintings and selling them on ebay. My first sale was for $5 or less. I was thrilled that people would actually send money.
I slowly raised my prices but never high enough.
Now I am hanging in a store and having a great time. I think it is better if people can see the work in person. Still ebay was a lot of fun once and I spent eight years glued to the screen of my computer...maybe someday I will get back into it.


  1. I LOVE this moon baby painting. It is really good for being your first one. You are blessed with natural talent, Shelby.
    ♥ audrey

  2. Hi Ive come over from Gaea. Your paintings are lovely!! Really lovely!