Monday, January 31, 2011

My Year in Watercolor

by Artist Rita Squier

Original Watercolor Painting
Size: 2.5 x 3.5 inches

I Just Reached One Complete Year of My Painting A Day Challenge!
I painted at least one little original watercolor painting, everyday for an entire year. This is a fantastic and fun milestone for me. I began my Painting A Day Challenge on February 1, 2010. At first it was just going to be for one month. One month turned into two, then three and I figured I gotta keep it going for an entire year. I made it!

View December's Painting A Day Challenge on my website here:

You can find a bunch of my little watercolors for sale in my Squier Etsy Shop:

I'm dreaming up something special to celebrate my year in watercolor, so stay tuned!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Girl with a Torch

I'm a girl with a torch!

Have you seen my new torch fired beads?

I will slowly add them to my Squier Etsy Shop in the Torch Fired Jewelry section.

The beads are so much fun to create.

What do you think of my new beads?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

January Watercolors

Sneak Peak

Here's a sneak peak at some of January's Painting A Day paintings. A colorful variety of snowy landscapes, a few dew drops and the thought of spring flowers.

Today, I am working on editing the photos from December and January to get my website up to date.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Icicles, icicles everywhere!

The ones over the door are kind of scary.

Even the bird feeder is frozen shut.

A few inches of snow on top of a few inches of ice on top of a foot and half of snow.

Just lovely.

Painting A Day Continues

by Artist Rita Squier

Original Watercolor Painting
Size: 2.5 x 3.5 inches


My Painting A Day Challenge continues, pretty soon actually in less than 2 weeks I will have a complete year of miniature watercolors paintings. At least one painting, painted everyday of the year. Somedays, more than one was done.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Funny Little Friend

Ahhh ... my funny little furry friend Chloe.

I found this picture on my computer and I just had to share it. She loved posing for pictures.

I miss her so much, I cannot believe she's been gone two weeks now. She'll be able to play in the snow for eternity now.

Last Saturday Night

More beading fun on Saturday night!

His and Her beads.

My husband Michael torch fired the beads on the left and I made the beads on the right.

Yes, yes, I know ... I need to start showing off my Painting A Day Challenge again. I will get to it soon!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Three Weeks Worth

Sneak Peak

Here's a sneak peak at three weeks worth of my Painting A Day challenge paintings. I have photographed them all individually this afternoon, plus today's painting.

I will post a few here from time to time and slowly listing them for sale in my Etsy shop:

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Torch Firing Fun

I got a torch firing enamel kit for Christmas. Here are my first and second attempts at enameling beads. I love it!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 -- My Birthday

My husband baked this delicious chocolate almond torte for me, for my birthday.
It is fantastic!

Next week, I will continue with Tuesday's Tips & Techniques for Watercolor Painting, this year will be a challenge in coming up with new tips. I've been writing them once a week for two years now! Oh my.

Please come back and read my blog often.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

Merry Christmas
& Happy New Year Everyone!

This is my 2010 Christmas card, I hand painted lots of them! Sorry it has taken me so long to get it posted to my blog, but under the recent circumstances, I'm sure you understand.

Things are slowly getting back to normal here and hopefully I will be in a new regular routine soon.


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