Tuesday, November 18, 2014


I have been busy painting and promoting to get my Society 6 website up and running.  Unfortunately I haven't kept up with the blog.  It is a decision of how much do I want to be in front of the computer or in front on my painting station.  Today is a paint day.

But first I want to share about the giveaway, that is why you clicked on this, correct? (link is on the Left sidebar or go here http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/f67a01141/

My Facebook page has passed the 550+ mark of followers who are seeing my daily work, work in progress, and my odd sense of humor.  As a celebration, I want someone to have one of my new pieces....either in the form of an art mug or $15 to spend at any of my shops.  I really want to enjoy what I do.  It means the world to me.

All I can say I can say is thanks you.  The quote came from a Facebook page, Art by Aurina.

Ok to some of you an art mug may not be a big thing, but for me it is.  I get excited every
time I upload a painting and see it on the display mug.  Each time I think of you carrying it from the coffee/tea pot to your desk, every time someone comments on a pretty mug you have....I then know that I have made this place a better pl ace.  Those little moments mean the world to me.

I know some of you may say no to the art mug, so you can choose a gift card of $15.  You may not be as excited as I am.  But I am here to share the last two pieces I uploaded.

Sunset Bloom....

So please go enter the giveaway (left hand side), give some Facebook love, and visit one of my shops.  I am always open to suggestions and special orders, just let me know.

Hugs, Judy

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Blue Saturday

Today I am posting two of the paintings I have been working on this week.  They are blue, which today represents my mood.  But I don't want to burden you with my drama, so the best thing I can do is share what I have created.

This one is another grunge landscape.  I love the teal/blues.  They will look great in my bedroom over my dresser.

This second one was a little more difficult of me.  It was a little more controlled with creating squares, rectangles and circles.  I like it but it has a different personality.

Both of these works are available in prints, pillows, mugs and more on my Society 6 shop.  For now the originals are mine or until I am ready to release them.

Hope your Saturday for of joy.


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Awesome deal for a limited time!

I just wanted to past this awesome deal to you!  Well I'm going to take advantage of this offer too!

My Society 6 shop is giving FREE SHIPPING worldwide along with a $5.00 each item SALE.  It is only for a very limited time, until 11/9/14.  They are offering this to new artists to get their shop off and running.  And what perfect time, in time for the holidays.

The only condition is that you need to use this PROMO CODE link:

If you don't use that link you don't get the discount.  These are some of the items.

 So if you have a little shopping to do, please use this PROMO CODE: http://society6.com/judyapplegarth/framed-prints

Happy Thursday! - Judy

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Happy, happy mail!

Something about getting happy snail mail, you get excited when the Fedex person rings your doorbell and the dogs start barking ballistic which scares the crap out of me because I can't hear the doorbell.  That is one tone that I can't hear at all, love hearing issues.  Meanwhile I start running to the door, which gets the dogs even more hyper and they start circling my feet which makes me trip over the little loving yappers.  All the time I am yelling at them to be quiet.  I try to adjust myself so that I look calm and cool when you open the door.  Yes, that is how it happens at our house when the doorbell rings.

Anyone have that happen?

Back to the happy snail mail...I just got my first test order from my Nuvango shop.  Wanted to see how ling the order takes and the quality, plus I couldn't resist seeing my artwork printed.

So I order a bright cel phone case so I won't loose my phone.

Yes it is orange, what color would you expect from me?  Bright cheerful and an great example of my artwork.  It might catch a few peoples attention and be a conversation starter even if they don't like orange.  I will forgive them.

But Nuvango ships the cases in these nice heavy duty felt cases.  I like them so much that I want to keep that too.  Hubby picked up my phone and when he flipped it over he saw this...

Yes I have a matching screen saver.  I'm such a dork!

It seemed silly to order just one thing, right?

I ordered a little something for Jessi too.


So the skinny...I am impressed with the printing and quality of Nuvango.  It took a week and 2 days to get my order, which is not bad since the printing facility is in Canada.  If you are just ordering cel cases they take 1-2 days to print and them ship.  I took a little longer because of the stretched canvas.  They take a couple more days.

Over all, I'm impressed and thinking of ordering more very soon.

I hope you hop on over to my Nuvango (almost every cel phone cover made) shop or my Society 6 (home decor items) shop.

Now back to my studio to paint! - Judy

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

FREE Shipping Worldwide

Ok, that feels really great to be able to offer FREE shipping worldwide.  But it is true.  My Society 6 shop has an offer today for free shipping.  For the past week or so I have been adding items onto my new website at Society 6.  It is so exciting to see my artwork on mugs,

and on pillows,

and even as clocks

I know it is silly to get excited over free shipping, but really I'm excited when I see how the artwork looks on different items other than framed artwork.  What is really nice I can keep some of the artwork for me, but share them with you with prints, pillows, cel case, clocks, shower curtains and duvet covers!

Have a happy Wednesday and go checkout my new shop. - Judy

Saturday, October 11, 2014

#66 - #69...Catching up a few of the paintings

Boy!  This week I have been busy trying to update my shops, blog and Facebook.  I'm changed the name of my shop to my name.  Mainly because most people don't understand the ScrampAlot.  It was the name of my stamping team when I was a Close to my Heart consultant, which means my website and everything is in ScrampAlot.  So in the next few weeks everything will be changed over.

Today's catch up painting is a 4 part series.  I scanned them to place on my Society 6 shop and Nuvango shop.  They look great.  The originals are 4"x4".  I'm not sure what I am going to do with them....mat them to fit a standard frame or mount them onto mini canvases.

In the meantime, I am going to show you scans and then you can go the the Society 6 and Nuvango shops to see how they look framed.  Just a note - Nuvango prints are framed, they don't offer unframed yet.

Encircled in Lavender #1

 Encircle in Lavender #1 Art Print

 Encircled in Lavender #2

Encircle in Lavender #2 Art Print

 Encircled in Lavender #3

Encircle in Lavender #3 Art Print

Encircled in Lavender #4

 Encircle in Lavender #4 Art Print

 What I find REALLY cool about Nuvango is the Tech gadget cases and skins.  They make cases for every type of phone, tablet and game system.

Look at this for my tablet....


Well that is it for my coolness.  Need to finish some more paintings that can be my new business cards.

Happy Saturday! - Judy

Monday, October 6, 2014

Photoshop...ugh! Monday update...

Yes, Photoshop!  I took a great class at University of Alaska on Photoshop and then decided it was too much work for most of the photography I do (Etsy, Blog, family photos), but things are changing around here.

Big changes for me.  In the next couple of weeks you are going to see changes in the blog format and additional website links, along with better quality photos (I hope).  I have decided to take the jump into making my artwork available on Society 6, which will have home decor items, along with art prints AND Nuvango, which has a LARGE assortment for phone case, skins and more.

But back to my blog post for today, look at this pile of paintings!

Yes, they need to be scanned, uploaded, edited and then on to these wonderful websites.  To answer the question if I am still painting the 200 paintings....yes.   I think there are 10 finished pieces sitting there in the desk.

And when I get tired of the computer work, I am working on a commission.  Here is a sneak peek of what I am working on.  This is 1 of the 3 piece set.

This is just a corner of the work, didn't want to show too much yet.

Have a wonderful busy Monday! - Judy

Monday, September 29, 2014

#64 & 65 - I stepped outside of my comfort zone

This past week-end I stepped outside of my comfort zone in many ways.  We will start with my comfort of being in social settings.  I am not anti-social, I just don't enjoy being around crowds.  mainly because I miss most of the conversation and people really do get annoyed when I ask them many times to repeat hat they said.  Most times I just smile and nod.  So back to this week-end...I attended a bbq for a friend's vow renewal and I attended a house concert.

Both were fun (uncomfortable), love my comfort zone of home.  I hope this doesn't sound like I never go out and do anything.  I just prefer one on one.  So how does this relate to my art????

I am going to share painting #64 & 65.  I will admit that these painting were sort of out of my comfort zone too.  Watercolor on Yupo paper is comfortable, sharing what I do is no so comfortable and when you are asked to paint something for someone's CD cover - really uncomfortable!


This is a painting is available as an original and/or print.  I painted it while I was listening to Ben Allfree's music.  It was I wonder if I can do this kinda of thing.  I had so much fun that I had to try it again with my signature color - orange!


Yes, #2 was chosen for the CD cover for Ben's first CD.  It is kinda cool to see this and for me to take a chance.  he had all the confidence in me and I have to thank him for that.

He has the original painting, but we have agreed to have the print available for a little while for his listeners (groupies) to purchase.  So if you would like to see the print or purchase you can go to HERE.

Overall I am glad I stepped out of my comfort zone.  The house concert was great and I would highly suggest you book Ben for a concert.  His info is here.

May the rest of your Monday be great! - Judy


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