Half Full

When I look at this piece I don’t see an empty vessel. I see it as ‘Half Full’ with room for more. That extra room is what keeps me going, making me reach, step outside my comfort zone, and not let up.

Trying something new is a great way to stretch your artistic muscle. I love playing with shading and trying it out in a new way is really fun. ‘Half Full’ is available in my Art Shop

Melange Weekly Challenge, Fly

Here is my Melange Weekly Challenge page for the word ‘Fly’. I find it really fun to work the challenge into my journaling. It makes for a stress free way to participate. If any of you want to play along you are welcome, no need to be a member of the team.
This page was done in my Moleskine Journal. ‘She dreamed of taking flight’, these words capture the feel I have as we enter summer. I long to take off and explore some new place. The traveling itch. When I go I will of course bring my journal along…

New Shop Promotion Sale!


I’ve just added some ATC’s and prints to my Print Shop. I also have two more orders coming any day and will be adding a few more of my limited edition prints.

As for my new Art Shop, I have added a couple of new pieces this past week and to promote my new shop I am offering 30% off of an original piece to my blog readers! This will only be offered here and will end on Friday, June 5th. Just mention that you heard about the offer on my blog and I will refund your 30% savings through Paypal.

This is the last day of school, summer is truly here for us despite the rain. I am keeping busy with preparing for my summer workshop, Pursuing Portraits and as always my art journal. I just got a fabulous new product, Derivan Liquid Pencil. I did this quicky journal page last night and am loving this stuff. It is actual graphite pencil, in a liquid form that you can paint with! It literally took about 15 minutes.

Simple Pleasures

Happy Monday all. I just listed this piece in my new shop. ‘Simple Pleasures’ is done in Art Journal fashion, with lots of luscious layers that only truly show up on close inspection. You will recognize the lady from my banner, she has been added to the collage and painted over to incorporate her. The soft, muted color palette remind me of a summer day. I hope the sun is shining where you are:-)

New Shop!

I recently opened a new shop and slowly but surely have been moving things over there. The new shop, pamcarriker.etsy.com is for original artwork and comissions. My old shop, thebagladysart.etsy.com will hold all of my prints. I outsource my printmaking to a professional printer and have really loved the results. I just listed several new prints and will be listing a few more, including my ballerina, ‘Wistful Glories’ next week. I only make 20 prints of 8×10 size of each work. The prints come with custom mats so you can easily pop them right into a frame. The mats are signed and titled and the prints are signed and numbered on the back in archival
pen. For more printing information you can checkout my shop.
This is the latest limited edition print I am offering. ‘Letting Go’ is featured in the current Cloth Paper Scissors The original is not for sale.
I would love if you would come by and heart my new shop, I will return the favor!