Psalm 118: Commission Painting Part 3

In my final update for this project, Psalm 118 painting, I’ve added a second coat of color to the letters and added some gold details. (Mouse over the photo below to see the process.):

 

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Psalm 118: Commission Painting Part 2

If don’t already follow the Dream Shop’s Instagram page, I would definitely go check it out. (Of course I may be a bit partial to it.) In my recent update I’ve added a continuation to my Psalm 118 painting. Check out the progress below (Mouse over the photo below to see the process.):

I started my text by roughing it out on some scrap paper before translating it back to the canvas in a larger scale. After the transfer was complete, I mixed my darkest shade of red with burnt umber and a dab of black. From there I took my time switching between and angle head brush and a pointed liner to lay out the initial letters. There’s still some clean up and tweaking to do though before this piece is ready for its new owner.

 

All images: © Aundria Martinez.

Psalm 118: Commission Painting

If you keep track at all of my newly added Instagram page I recently added a new job to my projects list. You can check out the proposal below:

This particular work is typography based but with still have a little Dream Shop flair.

It’s taken a moment to get more canvases in but I’m back at it with my pile of Apple Barrel, Folk Art, and Blick Artist Acrylics. I’ve started with using a little antique white and cadmium red to start building up my base of colors. Red acrylics tend to lay out thin and sometimes see through, and work better together in layers. I’m purposely leaving the center of this piece lighter than the edges. After the first coat I gradually faded in a few more darker shades I’ve concentrated closer to the edge and corners. (Just mouse over the photo below to see the progress thus far.)

 

 

All images: © Aundria Martinez.

Project Update: Bradley Family Crest

My last heraldry project McCurdy Family Crest I finished recently. Now I have finally completed my latest crest project: The Bradley Family Crest. I have moved since starting this painting and welcomed our fourth child just before putting the finishing touches on it.

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New Project: Bradley Family Crest

My last heraldry project McCurdy Family Crest I finished recently. Now I’m in the process of starting a new crest: The Bradley Family Crest which is a bit long over due now between my recent move, Makers Market preparations and getting ready to add a new member to our family, but progress is progress so here it is:

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As the Dust Settles…

Tools of the trade.The past couple of months have been a very busy time for me and the Dream Shoppe.

I’ve moved homes, prepped for an entire month for a yard sale and craft show, and trying to get various projects finished.

Now that the dust has cleared of the Maker’s Market its time to get down to business with a couple of projects I’ve have slowed down on progress, however I ran into one little speed bump this week: the case of the missing brushes.  Continue reading

Today is the Day: Makers Market in Bethel, MO

Let the countdown begin! It is now only mere hours till our community yard sale and Makers Market. My booth will be in our own garage due to the unpredictable weather but please do swing by and take a look at the many pieces I have available! Buy with cash, check, or credit/debit with my new Etsy reader just for Etsy shops like the Dream Shoppe!

If you follow my instagram you may see a piece or two of my handmade jewelry show up recently in preparation for my first crafts show—and our community’s first ever—Maker’s Market & Yard Sale in the Heartland Community in Bethel, Missouri, on the afternoon of April 29th from 5pm to 8pm, and morning of April 30th from 7am to 1pm. If you happen to be in the area come stop by and take a look. You might even find something to take home with you!

See more location information here at my etsy shop: DreamersLilDreamShop on Etsy

Take a look below at a few pieces you might find available:

Also available will be my Three Wooden Crosses 8×10 Acrylic painting, a couple of hanging magnetic make up trays and a handmade driftwood jewelry hanger for all your pretties, plus home made holiday wreaths, match safes, and yummy kettle corn in handsome mason jars to snack on!

Anything not sold this weekend you will be able to find on my Etsy shop after the sale.

I originally started making jewelry from salvaged/broken bits and pieces several years ago for friends and family as a fun way to make custom Christmas and birthday gifts from year to year. Now I am offering some of my creations for sale. 

The Maker’s Market will also feature:

  • Fishing Lures, paracord bracelets, hair bows, baked goods, sterling silver rings, sterling silver rings with gemstones, candle holders.
  • Treasure & Heart home decor and gifts.
  • Upcycled home decor.

There will also be several homes hosting yard sales in the area as well with a variety of items to sell.

Need Directions? Visit heartlandmissouri.com.

All Images © Aundria Martinez.

Last Minute Preparations for the Makers Market in Bethel, MO

I’ve been hard at work the past few days assembling display materials including repurposing an old mannequin, and card table. I’ve also been adding cards to my finished jewelry pieces, and yet there is still so much to do!

If you follow my instagram you may see some of the  handmade jewelry I will have available for my first crafts show—and our community’s first ever—Maker’s Market & Yard Sale in the Heartland Community in Bethel, Missouri, on the afternoon of April 29th from 5pm to 8pm, and morning of April 30th from 7am to 1pm. If you happen to be in the area come stop by and take a look. You might even find something to take home with you!

See more location information here at my etsy shop: DreamersLilDreamShop on Etsy

Take a look at the progress I’ve made thus far:

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Only a Week Away: Makers Market in Bethel, MO

See the Makers Market Shop dates and times below!

If you follow my instagram you may see a piece or two of my handmade jewelry show up recently in preparation for my first crafts show—and our community’s first ever—Maker’s Market & Yard Sale in the Heartland Community in Bethel, Missouri, on the afternoon of April 29th from 5pm to 8pm, and morning of April 30th from 7am to 1pm. If you happen to be in the area come stop by and take a look. You might even find something to take home with you!

See more location information here at my etsy shop: DreamersLilDreamShop on Etsy

Take a gander below at a few more pieces you might find available:

Also available will be my Three Wooden Crosses 8×10 Acrylic painting, a couple of hanging magnetic make up trays and a handmade driftwood jewelry hanger for all your pretties!

I originally started making jewelry from salvaged/broken bits and pieces several years ago for friends and family as a fun way to make custom Christmas and birthday gifts from year to year. Now I am offering some of my creations for sale. 

The Maker’s Market will also feature:

  • Fishing Lures, paracord bracelets, hair bows, baked goods, sterling silver rings, sterling silver rings with gemstones, candle holders.
  • Treasure & Heart home decor and gifts.
  • Upcycled home decor.

There will also be several homes hosting yard sales in the area as well with a variety of items to sell.

Need Directions? Visit heartlandmissouri.com.

All Images © Aundria Martinez.

Prepping for the Makers Market in Bethel, MO

See the Makers Market Shop dates and times below!

If you follow my instagram you may see a piece or two of my handmade jewelry show up recently in preparation for my first crafts show—and our community’s first ever—Maker’s Market in the Heartland Community in Bethel, Missouri, on the afternoon of April 29th from 5pm to 8pm, and morning of April 30th from 7am to 1pm. If you happen to be in the area come stop by and take a look. You might even find something to take home with you!

See more location information here at my etsy shop: DreamersLilDreamShop on Etsy

Take a gander below at a few more pieces I’ve been working on that you might find available:

Also available will be my Three Wooden Crosses 8×10 Acrylic painting, a couple of hanging magnetic make up trays and a handmade driftwood jewelry hanger for all your pretties!

I originally started making jewelry from salvaged/broken bits and pieces several years ago for friends and family as a fun way to make custom Christmas and birthday gifts from year to year. Now I am offering some of my creations for sale. Stay tuned for more!

 

All Images © Aundria Martinez.

Mark your Calendars: Makers Market in Bethel, MO

See the Makers Market Shop dates and times below!

If you follow my instagram you may see a piece or two of my handmade jewelry show up recently in preparation for my first crafts show—and our community’s first ever—Maker’s Market in the Heartland Community in Bethel, Missouri, on the afternoon of April 29th from 5pm to 8pm, and morning of April 30th from 7am to 1pm. If you happen to be in the area come stop by and take a look. You might even find something to take home with you!

See more location information here at my etsy shop: DreamersLilDreamShop on Etsy

Take a gander below at a few more pieces you might find available:

Also available will be my Three Wooden Crosses 8×10 Acrylic painting, a couple of hanging magnetic make up trays and a handmade driftwood jewelry hanger for all your pretties!

I originally started making jewelry from salvaged/broken bits and pieces several years ago for friends and family as a fun way to make custom Christmas and birthday gifts from year to year. Now I am offering some of my creations for sale. Stay tuned for more!

 

All Images © Aundria Martinez.

New Project: Bradley Family Crest

My last heraldry project McCurdy Family Crest I finished recently. Now I’m in the process of starting a new crest: The Bradley Family Crest. I’m a bit behind on updates after recently moving offices and still in the process of unpacking a final few boxes, but progress is progress so here it is:

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New Project: Bradley Family Crest

If you are currently following my shop you might remember my McCurdy Family Crest I finished last month. Word is out about the finished piece and thus I get to add another to my project list.

This time I was asked to reproduce a second family crest like the one below:

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Bradley Family Crest

 

Another version with the motto more ledgable.

Another version with the motto more ledgable.

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The Dream Shoppe’s Social Networks

There are a variety of ways to follow people these days, and keep track of what they’re doing. You can find a few of my social links in the handy dandy side bar to the left of the page but you can also check them all out right here below:

Dreamers Lil Dream Shop on Etsy is where you can find my fan art and original Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) and ATC prints as well as downloadable digital prints and paintings.


GodsDreamer at Society 6 Visit this growing network where many artists gather and have the opportunity to share with you, our followers, an whole new variety of printed products including framed art prints, cards, phone cases, clocks, tote bags, leggings and so much more. I have a few pieces featured so far and looking to add many more! Plus first time shoppers can take an additional 10% of your first order.


GodsDreamer @ 123rf.com Here you will find my first online portfolio of purchasable photos and vector graphics from cars, nature, holidays, baby showers, and inspirational typography, with so much more being added on a regular basis.


Aundria Martinez @ Behance.net Get a more extensive look at my work from the past few years in photography, typography, vectors, painting, print, and illustration with my growing portfolio. My project dates back as far as 2006!


GodsDreamer @ Deviantart Before there was Behance.net there was Deviantart—the home to some of my earliest work and the place where my current employment got a glimpse of some of my first work. It’s been a while since I updated, but I’m back at it again adding new projects when I can and link to where they can be purchased where available.


GodsDreamer @ ViewBug More Recently I’ve also joined the collective photo bugs at ViewBug in my attempt to display my photography work–mostly nature shots and macro photography. I have high hopes of getting a better eye for the perfect shot through the camera lens.


GodsDreamer @ Instagram I’m more than just a graphic designer, illustrator, and photographer. I’m also a wife and mother of four with a wide variety of interests. If you don’t mind the kid photos between projects feel free to follow me here.


GodsDreamer2005 @ Twitter Here you’ll mostly see links to my latest updates from Etsy, Instagram, or either one of my blogs I manage or follow.


Dreamers Little Dream Shoppe @ Facebook Find updates from the Dream Shoppe, and other artists I follow, or fun DIY projects and art techniques I find along the way in cyber space.

 

All images: © Aundria Martinez.

McCurdy Clan Project Final Update

So now my beloved heraldry crest is finally done. It took another couple of days to get all the blacks laid down and outlines accomplished, but it’s finished an a beauty to behold! Check it our below:
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