Hi my name is Roxanne Tobaison a watercolor artist for over 32 years.

Check out my watercolor paintings, prints, ACEOs, note cards and unique one-of-a-kind watercolor pendants.
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Sunday, March 6, 2011

I'M HOOKED!  I love these little ACEO - Artist Trading cards
 This is my third year of doing a ATC trading show.  Tampa Realistic Artist, Old Hyde Park in Tampa, Fl. has hosted these shows.  Artists from all over send in their cards and it is a judged show. We trade our cards online and if any ar left at the end; You can trade at the trading party and bring extras.  It's almost like a frenzy with the trading at the end - so fun.

This year, I won a 2nd place award in the watercolor division and 5 of my 6 entered was traded before the party.  Lots of fun and great to have these little treasures of other artists' work.
ACEO stands for "Art Cards, Editions & Originals".
They're miniature works of art the size of a trading or playing card (2.5" x 3.5") 
they're an inexpensive way to buy original or limited edition art.

You can click on the link and see these cards and more on my etsy site:

Friday, March 4, 2011

Inspiration - Sand Hill Cranes

INSPIRATION...that's what I'll talk about, after a writer's block. I have to give credit to my friends on BNR/BNE for giving me this idea.  Thanks guys.

One of my newest paintings is of my beloved - Sand Hill Cranes.  They are prevelent in the low lands of this  area.  Did you know they mate for life...and they always live in the same areas - at least in this area of Florida.  I know that many do migrate, but not the ones in our back yards here.

My inspiration is "Jack and Jill"  They live near the lake by my mother-in-law.  They come up in the yard and feed at her birdfeeder.  Each year they have one or 2 chicks and most of the time, only one survives.
I know they are the same ones as Jack has a slightly broken leg, always sticking out to the side.  When the chicks are born, they are fuzy and orange and really cute.  Within a week, they grow tall and it doesn't take them long to get quite big.  In my watercolor titled, On Alert, you can see the youngster is almost as tall as the parents. I have an unending supply of photos taken of Jack n Jill.

I hope, I have shown you my love of the local birdlife of the area. 

On Alert
Sand Hill Cranes
by Roxanne Tobaison

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Another day of NEW things.

This is my first blog and first post.
This has been an interesting year;  Lots of new adventures for me.

I have to admit, I'm a little nervous about committing to somethine else new.  Was it that way for you on your first blog?  I visit many blogs daily and have enjoyed seeing different people's views and checking out different shops and products. 

I hope you check back and see how I progress with my adventure.  I hope to feature many of you and your products. 

I am a watercolor artist for over 32 years and in my etsy shop have many different types of watercolor related items - original watercolors, ACEOs, note cards, watercolor jewelry and prints.

I just celebrated my first year on etsy:  - please check me out and I promise to be more interesting with additional posts.  You have to start somewhere.