EBSQ Art Seen and Blogged in November

Today’s post is a celebration of art created in November by EBSQ artists who are also dedicated bloggers. Mind you, this is only a sample of the amazing art I’ve seen. I invite you to explore more from our gifted artists:







Artist Featured: Kimberly Vanlandingham, Sherry Key, Gretchen Del Rio, Diane Whitehead, Patience, Marcia Baldwin, Karen Winters, Mark Satchwill, Sandra Willard, Torrie Smiley, Christine Striemer, Dia Spriggs, Carmen Medlin, Michele Lynch, Carol DeMumbrum.

Team EBSQ September Showcase: The Deep end of the Ocean

We are tied to the ocean.
And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch–
we are going back from whence we came…
~John F. Kennedy

Gulf Shore Dreams by Windi Rosson  Nautilus Shell 55 by Kathy Morton Stanion

Seascape by Claire Bull  Blue Crab by Barbara Haviland  Tide Poole by Elis Cooke

Below the Surface by Melia Newman  Mermaid Art Doll by Lisa Nelson  Just Another Mermaid by Lynn Dobbins

Milky Way by Sherry Key  Sail into the Color by Kathryn Ramos  Westie Diver by Kim Niles

Sea Gems by Amanda Makepeace  Crashing Waves by Christine Striemer  Seahorse and Fish by Theodora Demetriades

Bright Beams Our Father's Mercy by Patricia Christensen  Cadet Ship by Rossana Kelton  The Wave by Dawn Sebaugh

By the Sea by Marcia Gordenstein  Peaceful Island by Melanie Pruitt

Featured above are: Windi Rosson, Kathy Morton Stanion, Claire Bull, Barbara Haviland, Elis Cooke, Melia Newman, Lisa Nelson, Lynn Dobbins, Sherry Key, Kathryn Ramos, Kim NilesAmanda MakepeaceChristine Striemer, Theodora Demetriades, Patricia Christensen, Rossana Kelton, Dawn Sebaugh, Marcia Gordenstein, and Melanie Pruitt.

Are you an EBSQ Artist selling on Etsy, eBay, Zazzle, Artfire or RedBubble? Why not join Team EBSQ?

Team EBSQ August Showcase Pt 2: Still Life

Welcome to part two of our incredible Still Life showcase!

Promises by Caroline Baker  Ripening by Jeanne Forsyth

Remnants of Childhood II by Aimee Dingman  Ginger Jar by Aimee Dingman  Cupcakes by Aimee Dingman

Onion by Christine Streimer  Paintbrush by Christine Streimer  Bowl of Lemons by Christine Streimer

Inspired by Janet Fish by Heather Sims  Gerbers and Babytop Bottles by Heather Sims  Hershey Kisses by Heather Sims

Signs and Symbols by Amanda Makepeace  Ginger by Amanda Makepeace  Beach Pebbles by Amanda Makepeace

Peppers Five by Ricky Martin  Fiesta Mexicana by Ricky Martin  Juicy Pears by Ricky Martin

Featured above are: Caroline Baker, Jeanne Forsyth, Aimee Dingman, Christine Striemer, Heather Sims, Amanda Makepeace, and Ricky Martin.

Are you an EBSQ Artist selling on Etsy, eBay, Zazzle, Artfire or RedBubble? Why not join Team EBSQ?

Team EBSQ August Showcase Pt. 1: Still Life

Artists have been depicting inanimate objects (still life) for thousands of years. So its not surprising this month’s showcase is HUGE! Be sure to stop by tomorrow for part two.

Grandma's Pears by Carolyn Schiffhouer  Orchid with Bottles by Carolyn Schiffhouer  Still Life with Flowers by Carolyn Schiffhouer

ACEO Still Life by Theodora Demetriades  Bouquet in Blue by Theodora Demetriades  Hydrangeas by Theodora Demetriades

Lemon by Torrie Smiley  Glass of Red Wine II by Torrie Smiley  Little Green Pear by Torrie Smiley

Enchanted Forest by Melanie Pruitt  Enchanted White Orchid by Melanie Pruitt  Enchanted Butterfly by Melanie Pruitt

Makeup Brush by Pati Springmeyer  Vagabondastical by Pati Springmeyer  Fresh Flowers by Beth Fiedel

Featured above are: Carolyn Schiffhouer, Theodora Demetriades, Torrie Smiley, Melanie Pruitt, Pati Springmeyer, and Elizabeth Fiedel.

Are you an EBSQ Artist selling on Etsy, eBay, Zazzle, Artfire or RedBubble? Why not join Team EBSQ?

Team EBSQ July Showcase: Sunsets

At sunset, Nature is painting for us… day after day… pictures of infinite beauty. 

John Ruskiin

Fountain in the Night by Carolyn Schiffhouer  Tropical Sunset by Melanie Pruitt  Forgotten Summer by Melia Newman

Uncharted Territory by Elis Cooke  Gulf Shore Dreams by Windi Rosson  Sunset Hula by Melanie Pruitt

3 Martini Sunset by Diane Casey  Shakin at Sunset by Diane Casey  Wooded Serenity by Dee Flouton

Abstract Print by Claire Bull  Florida Keys by Dia Spriggs  Sunset over Binigaus by Dee Flouton

High Power Sunset by Nancy Denommee  Sunset Sail by Dee Flouton  African Sunset by Dia Spriggs

Featured above are: Carolyn Schiffhouer, Melanie Pruitt, Melia Newman, Elis Cooke, Windi Rosson, Diane Casey, Dee Flouton, Dia Spriggs, Nancy Denommee, and Claire Bull.

Are you an EBSQ Artist selling on Etsy, eBay, Zazzle, Artfire or RedBubble? Why not join Team EBSQ?

Team EBSQ June Showcase: Facial Features

Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?
~ Pablo Picasso

ACEO Portrait by Connie Black Foster Bissell

Moonlight Becomes You by Sherry Key  Moonlight Becomes you Too by Sherry Key

Featured above are: Sherry Key, and Connie Bissell.


Are you an EBSQ Artist selling on Etsy, eBay, Zazzle, Artfire or RedBubble? Why not join Team EBSQ?

Team EBSQ May Showcase: Masks

“Why do you wear a mask? Were you burned by acid or something?”
“Oh no. It’s just they’re terribly comfortable. I think everyone will be wearing them in the future”
~ The Princess Bride

ed Moon Masquerade Ball by Sherry Key  Monster Mashhk by Dee Flouton

Batman Mask by Dee Flouton  Renaissance Masquerade by Sherry Key

Tinkles Silence of the Lambs by Sherry Key  Masquerade 2 by Dee Flouton

Featured above are: Sherry Key, and Dee Flouton.

Next month’s theme: Facial Features

Are you an EBSQ Artist selling on Etsy, eBay, Zazzle, Artfire or RedBubble? Why not join Team EBSQ?

Team EBSQ April Showcase: Frogs

“Time’s fun when you’re having flies.” ~ Kermit the Frog

ACEO Frog Baby by Sherry Key  Tree Frog 472 by Lynne Neuman

Mosaic Frog by Theodora Demetriades   Tree Frog ACEO Set by Amanda Makepeace   Wooden Frog by Barbara Haviland

Bed of Frogs by Jasmine Becket-Griffith  Tree Toad Tea Party Sherry Key  Frog King by Lisa Nelson

Living Green by Amanda Makepeace  Tree Frog 184 Lynne Neuman  Toad Baby Snaps by Sherry Key

Mug Frog by Theodora Demetriades  Tree Frog 551 by Lynne Neuman  Curiosity by Amanda Makepeace

Featured above are:  Theodora DemetriadesSherry KeyAmanda Makepeace, Barbara Haviland, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Lynne Neuman, and Lisa Nelson.

Next month’s theme: Masks

Are you an EBSQ Artist selling on Etsy, eBay, Zazzle, Artfire or RedBubble? Why not join Team EBSQ?

Team EBSQ March Showcase: Blue Birds

Who doesn’t love blue birds? Any “blue” bird for that matter never fails to catch the eye.

Nature Buddies by Aimee Marie Wheaton Mosaic Blue Bird by Theodora Demetriades

Spring Blue Bird by Patricia Christsen High Winds by Sherry Key Silvery Blue by Julie Behm

Rainy Day Owl by Julie Behm Blue Bird of Happiness by Nancy Denominee Perched up High by Sarah John Afana

Resplendent Blue by Amanda Makepeace Blue Bird and Cone Flowers by Patricia Christensen Blue Bird of Happiness by Sherry Key

Blue Jay by Barbara Haviland Blue Heron by Dia Spriggs Blue Hummingbird by Julie Behm

Featured above are: Aimee Marie Wheaton, Theodora Demetriades, Patricia Christensen, Sherry Key, Julie Behm, Nancy Denomee, Sarah John Afana, Amanda Makepeace, Barbara Haviland, and Dia Spriggs.

Next month’s theme: Frogs

Are you an EBSQ Artist selling on Etsy, eBay, Zazzle, Artfire or RedBubble? Why not join Team EBSQ?

Team EBSQ-Etsy Featured Showcase: Passion

Passion. The word can be interpreted in many ways. It’s used to describe the love between two people, the zeal for life, and the intensity of an artist’s skill with a brush, to name a few. We hope you enjoy our team’s interpretations of Passion!

Burnt Offerings by Diane Casey

Raspberry Truffle by Kris Jean Passion Flower by Amanda Makepeace

Dali by Patience Edgar Allan Poe by Patience

Elf Man Drawing by Pati Springmeyer Shaman's Rite by John Borrero

Crochet Wall Vase by Sherry Key Hearts Kisses Hugs ACEO by Sherry Key

Eiffel Tower by Patricia Lee Christensen Paris Sidewalk Cafe by Patricia Lee Christensen

Pretty Pansy by Patricia Lee Christensen

Featured above are:  Diane Casey,  Kris Jean,  Amanda Makepeace, Patience, Pati Springmeyer, John Borrero, and Sherry Key, and Patricia Lee Christensen.

Next month’s theme: Blue Birds

Are you an EBSQ Artist with a shop on Etsy? Why not join the EBSQ-Etsy Steet Team?

EBSQ-Etsy Valentine Showcase

The EBSQ-Etsy team has everything for Valentine’s Day; greeting cards, art, jewelry, gift sets and more! Here’s just a sampling from our team’s amazing artists:

Valentine with Birds and Flowers by Theodora Demetriades Chocolate Cherry Mouse Fairy by Sherry Key Timeless Love by Aimée Wheaton Evening Shadows Pendant Jeanne Forsyth

Key to my Heart ACEO by Chris Kapono Two Hearts One Love by Rebecca Salcedo Alice Turret Moon Sherry Key Valentine Fraktur with Bunny by Theodora Demetriades

Flaming Heart by Carolyn Schiffhouer ACEO and Pendant Gift Set by Jeanne Forsyth Silver and Lavender Pendant by Chris Kapono Love Hugs Kisses by Sherry Key

Love Heart Trinket Box by Chris Kapono Romantic Valentine by Theodora Demetriades Blooming Love by Rebecca Salcedo Wildflower Pendant by Jeanne Forsyth

Featured above are: Theodora Demetriades, Sherry Key, Aimee Wheaton, Jeanne Forsyth, Chris Kapono, Rebecca Salcedo, Carolyn Schiffhouer,

Team EBSQ-Etsy Featured Showcase: Long Nights

Long Nights. Long Winter Nights. It’s easy to sum up January with only those three words. Christmas is over, New Year’s has flown by and now we are all waiting for Spring.

Faces of the City CVII Another Long Winter's Night

Closed For The Night

Midnight Reading DaVinci Chianti for One


Featured above are:  AjaDonna Gill Colestock,  Kris Jean,  Amanda Makepeace, Torrie Smiley.

Are you an EBSQ Artist with a shop on Etsy? Why not join the EBSQ-Etsy Steet Team?


Team EBSQ-Etsy Featured Showcase: Winter Wonderland

It’s a Winter Wonderland here at Team EBSQ-Etsy! We hope you have a magical holiday season!

Ice Skating Kids by Renie Britenbucher Penguin About Town by Beaded Heron Fetch by Diane Casey Candy Corn Winter by Sherry Key

Lunchbox, Lost in Antarctica by Vicky Knowles Surfing Penguin by Beaded Heron Lizard Wings Sherry Key Westie Snow Plow Kim Niles

Snow Sheep by Sherry Key Snow Owl by Sherry Key Winter Trees by Carolyn Schiffhouer Miss Ingrid by Sherry Key

Winter Moon's Guardian by Amanda Makepeace Snowy Night by Lisa Nelson Snowmen Couple by Beaded Heron Making Snow Angels by Betty Stoumbos

Featured above are: Sherry Key,  Amanda Makepeace, Stephanie D’Aigle, Betty Stoumbos, Lisa Nelson, Carolyn Schiffhouer, Vicky Knowles, Diane Casey, Kim Niles, and Renie Britenbucher.

Are you an EBSQ Artist with a shop on Etsy? Why not join the EBSQ-Etsy Steet Team?

Team EBSQ-Etsy Featured Showcase: Shades of Autumn

Autumn, in all it’s glorious colors, never lasts long enough. Maybe that’s why so many artists are drawn to capturing it’s intensity before Winter takes hold. We hope you enjoy our showcase this month featuring this wonderful flames of color!

Final Bows by Elizabeth Fiedel Poppies by Jeanne Forsyth

Orange Shell Turtle by Sherry Key Evening Show by Jeanne Forsyth Sweetgum Fall by Amanda Makepeace

Down the Yellow Path by Barbara Haviland Pumpkin Festival 2010 by Sherry Key Holding On by Amanda Makepeace

Evening Show by Jeanne Forsyth Mt Charleston Sunrise by Muriel Areno Aztec Diva by Sherry Key


Featured above are: Sherry KeyAmanda Makepeace, Jeanne Forsyth, Barbara Haviland, Elizabeth Fiedel, and Muriel Areno.

Next month’s theme: Winter Wonderland

Are you an EBSQ Artist with a shop on Etsy? Why not join the EBSQ-Etsy Steet Team;)

Team EBSQ-Etsy Featured Showcase: Dia de los Muertos

This month’s Team EBSQ-Etsy theme was Dia de los Muertos, the Mexican holiday to celebrate loved ones who have passed on from this world. Contrary to what you may think, this is not a morbid, dark day. It’s a day to celebrate life and the memories of departed friends and relatives.

Grave Sitter by Sherry Key

Day of the Dead Sugar Skull by Christi Schwartzkopf Visit by Sherry Key

Come Visit by Sherry Key Señorita by Amanda Makepeace

Crystal Onyx Skull Long Earrings by Sholeh Mesbah


Featured above are: Sherry Key, Christi Schwartzkopf, Amanda Makepeace, and Sholeh Mesbah.

Next month’s theme: Harvest

Are you an EBSQ Artist with a shop on Etsy? Why not join the EBSQ-Etsy Steet Team?  😉

Team EBSQ-Etsy Featured Showcase: Shades of Green

This month’s Team EBSQ-Etsy theme was Shades of Green. For some of us, the Greens of Spring and Summer will soon be a thing of memories as Autumn and Winter approach us in the Northern Hemisphere. Let’s go out with a blast of color!

Green Glass Mug by Barbara Haviland Grannies by Steven King Moon Landscape by Sherry Key Green Dichroic Pendant by Carmen Trueheart Curiosity by Amanda Makepeace Digit Floating in the Milky Way by Sherry Key Sunlight in the Jungle by Stephanie D'Aigle The Forest of Wic by Amanda Makepeace Nereus Favor Ring of Wisdom by Marvin Lee Billings Dragon and Teddy Bear by Melia Newman uspension No. 2 by Sarah John Afana Wave Spiral Necklace by Wandie Ortiz eaded Dome Needle Felted Bracelet by Harlan Butteryfly Kiss by Sherry Key New Leaves by Elibazeth Fiedel

Featured above are: Barbara Haviland, Steven King, Sherry Key, Carmen Trueheart, Amanda Makepeace, Stephanie D’Aigle, Marvin Lee Billings, Melia Newman, Sarah John Afana, Wandie Ortiz, Harlan, and Elizabeth Fiedel.

Next month’s theme: Dia de los Muertos

Team EBSQ-Etsy Featured Showcase: Wildflowers

This month’s Team EBSQ-Etsy theme was Wildflowers. You find them along highways, tucked in the shade of the forest and even in your own backyard. Summer is all about wildflowers!

Barbara Haviland

Sherry Key Michele Bruce

Carolyn Barbara Haviland

Michele Bruce Gentian Blue

 Featured above are artworks by: Barbara Haviland, Michele Bruce Carter, Carolyn Schiffhouer, Sherry Key, and Amanda Makepeace.

Next Month: Shades of Green

Team EBSQ-Etsy Featured Showcase: Summer Vacation

This month’s Team EBSQ-Etsy theme was Summer Vacation. For some people summer vacation means a family trip; while for others it’s that all too short break from school. Whatever your definition, we hope you enjoy these wonderful interpretations from Team EBSQ-Etsy!

Featured above are works by: Elizabeth Victoria Knowles, Stephanie D’Aigle, Muriel Areno, Alma Lee, Sherry Key, Diane Casey, Michele Bruce Carter, Amanda Makepeace, and Sholeh Mesbah,

Next month: Wildflowers

Team EBSQ-Etsy Featured Friday Showcase: Green

Green. A mixture of Blue and Yellow. It can be bright, dull, dark, lush, or the lightest of light. Green can also be used to describe recycled, re-purposed, or reused style art. This month our showcase features Green in all of it’s glory. We didn’t want to be limited to traditional shamrocks for this time of year. So sit back and relax, enjoy our interpretation of the word “Green”.

This artwork is brought to you by the following talented EBSQ artists:  Beth Fiedel, Windi Rosson, Wanda O’Connor, Sholeh Mesbah, Amanda Makepeace, Muriel Areno, Sherry Key, Vicky Knowles, Tiffany Matthews, Vicki Ann Saunders, Carmen Trueheart, Tracey Allyn Greene, Tamara Erin Lance, Steven King, Kris Jean, and Ingrid.

Next Month: Butterflies

Opt-in today! All you have to do is post the link to your Etsy store, and be a member in good standing with EBSQ. Simple huh?

~Kris Jean Mod Team EBSQ-Etsy