Friday, December 11, 2009

Xmas cards

St. Nickolas was my card in 2007 (made into a Advent Calendar.)
Sleigh Ride Home was for 2008
The gift...for me! was for 2009
All of these were on the cover of a Horse Newspaper for Christmas...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Christmas image in my front yard

Years ago when we moved to Wisconsin we had a huge piece of Styrofoam in the garage, but no use for it, so I painted an almost life size Saint Nikolas on a white Horse then cut it out...we then propped it up with a wooden frame under our trees and put a spotlight on has been a hit ever since.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

a card for UW School of Veterinary Medicine

This was a donated piece of art for the University of Wisconsin-School of Veterinary Medicine for the year 2004 usage.

Holiday Gift Cards Benefit Both People and Animals Funds raised by these cards support sustained excellence at the School of Veterinary Medicine, allowing them to enhance their facilities and services to better serve clients, their animals, and students.

This card features a few of my pets representing different animals for the card.

Midwest Horse Fair Coloring book '97

I designed and donated this art for the cover of the Midwest Horse Fair 1997 coloring book, then to be auctioned off...the image made the cover of the coloring book but the original drawing disappeared for the made me sad to think someone took it.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mosaic Mural Book, Le Cadeau Du Cheval "The Horse Gift"

A perfect time to have The Mural "Le Cadeau Du Cheval - The Horse Gift" in a book form, or make a life size horse, you'd be making a smaller version of the original Mural. Also can be used for a great Fundraiser, selling each page cutting it out, placing it in the proper numbered square on the mural board (pattern included) The book is around 5" x 5".

My personal donated painting is #182 "together again" a tribute to both of my two muses Ibn & ChutYa.

Holiday Season is coming soon, this would make a great addition for a Horse Lover's collection.

*see additional information at
The Horse Gift
you can purchase through this site by contacting me
includes shipping

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Illustrations in a Book

I had the pleasure of donating my illustrations for the inside of a book, the "Mystery at Silver Key Stables" written by a young girl named Alexandra Gritta.

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Friday, September 11, 2009

a Birthday Princess

A couple of years ago my dear friends daughter Taylor had a Birthday, and one of the gifts the daughter wanted, was a painting of herself as a Princess (including the colors purple and lavender) I made up a Princess costume(C) and painted her image in it...she was happy indeed...and that made me happy.

Monday, August 17, 2009

my left handed painting

This might be an indication I'm getting old! I fell again for the third time in two months, this time fracturing my "right artist wrist"
Thank God I did not break my hip!
I'm typing with my left fingers...and decided to try and paint with my left hand, as I have some Plein Air painting events to go to...thinking maybe painting left handed I'll come up with a uniqe style...actually not, the painting just looks like mine done a bit badly, but I do like it, I called it up and away!...I photographed this scene in Arizona while driving...lucky shot, I just pointed out the window and pressed the button.

Friday, July 3, 2009

wooden box ACEO card storage

Since I paint ACEO cards and Miniature art, I have always wanted a place to store my cards, so I made several one of a kind boxes with decoupage images from some of my paintings
  • box is approximately 4.5" x 6.5" x 4" images surrounding a screen top with images all the way around
  • $10.00 + $4.00 S/H
  • you can use PayPal, money order or check (the later will be held 10 days till shipping)
  • email me with any questions. artbydelia (at) charter (dot) net

Saturday, June 13, 2009

my foyer mural

This mural is my foyer front door, it is a steel door and was very dark at one time, so I painted it light in color and added the mural to lighten up the foyer...I'm getting ready to also repaint this area.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sympathy card for loss of a Horse

This is one of the paintings I did for, it's a Sympathy card called "into the Pearly Gates" representing the loss of your horse, inside is a beautiful poem. These cards can be purchased through me or HoofPrints.

Inside of card

Don't mourn for me
Dear owner, kind and true.
I know that you will miss me
As I will also think of you.

We shared so many secrets;
those you whispered in my ear.
I've kept those secrets for you
lest any one would hear.

And in return you've kept me
from being turned out in the cold.
You've fed, watered, & cared for me
while we both grew old.

But God had called & needs me;
He says that it is time
I claim that sweet reward
in a kinder, greener clime.
He promises sweeter clover,
clear water, rich and pure
I'll never have to suffer
from wounds that humans cannot cure.

I'll romp and play all day
with others he has called hither.
I'll have so many new friends
that will scratch upon my wither.

I'll be watching out for you
when comes your judgment day
and together towards the pearly gates
we again will ride away!

author unknown

Individual card/envelope
Price - $ 2.00  Sale  $1.25 + .75 mailing
Package of 5 cards/envelopes
Price - $ 5.00  Sale  $4.00 + $2.00 mailing

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Friends of River Front

This Plein Air painting was also done at the Park in Beloit, of a Lion drinking fountain...I donated this painting for Auction at the Friends of River Front in Beloit WI.

11" x 14" acrylic

Monday, June 8, 2009

My Muses

Two paintings of my Muses, Ibn and ChutYanna featured in two miniature paintings donated to the Pyramid Society Auction (Arabian Horses) several years back...unfortunately the Arabian with Peacock feathers is missing, the other one was sold.

I'm happy to announce that my Peacock Feathers painting has been found and returned to me by the Pyramid Soc. I'm so pleased to have this painting back, since my mare died in 2007.

8 minutes of Peace on 08.08.08

In 2008 Phil Alain did a show called 8minutesofpeace he wrote about it on his blog, however the website for "8minutes of peace" is gone.
I participated with donating three paintings, the theme was 8 and we where to incorporate the number eight or impression of, intertwined with Peace.. here are my paintings
* Beginning or End (eight doves)
* Gift fo Peace
* Sunset (8 symbols hidden)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Cafepress products

If you are a fan of cafepress you will find several of my shops featuring many designs and products, including the bag with an Andalusian Horse at

other designs at

Friday, June 5, 2009

"Peace I leave with you"

This painting was done after 9-11, it is named "Peace I leave with you" John 14:27
I gave it to Crystal Lyons from Texas who has a great Ministry on horseback. There are many images incorporated in this painting, they can not be seen in this small image..(cherubs, horse, lamb and dove.)

Vietnam Veterans Chapter #236 prints donations

These are just a few paintings over the years that I have done for prints to be raffled off at my husbands VVA Chapter #236   Xmas Party...

Featured here:
"and Some Gave All"
"Freedom is not Free...a Battlefield Cross"
"Welcome Home"
"POW-MIA" peace
"Soaring over Old Glory"

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Borne' Saddle

I designed the buck stitch image on the saddle for Borne' Saddlery, the image is of a Friesian Horse sporting a rhinestone eye. I have also designed for Borne' website images, images for sweatshirts and advertisments.

Gallop Home products

Equine Board Game can be found on Amazon, eBay and various equine shops.

I did the design of the board game and images used for the box, also the four Puzzles (Arabian, Friesian, Thoroughbred, Paint) and a 48 page Coloring Book.

This is a fun game learning about Horses and the principles of Horsemanship.

Monday, May 18, 2009

painting on Mailboxes

My mailbox that I painted about 8 years ago. Featuring a horse, dog, cat and bird...something for everyone, two different paintings on each side of the mailbox.
It just now needs to be repainted...I'm surprised it lasted this long with the seasons here...I have done many others and hope they have lasted as long.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

painting a wall Mural and all that was in this room

When my hubby went on his yearly golfing trip, I decided to strip the wallpaper in his bathroom...the texture of the walls reminded me of a Fresco, so decided to paint a mural on the large wall, hoping it might resemble an old time painting, like a Fresco. I chose a scene from a photo I took in Austria at The Melk Benedictine Abbey, I also marbled everything including the top of the toilet seat.
I am about to repaint this bathroom and will paint over the mural...I'm happy just having the photo now.

painting on a Chair and Rocking Horse

Several years ago I was asked to donated my artistic imagination in creating a design on an old chair and a wooden rocking horse...It was for the Hospital in Columbus, Wisconsin....I must say I enjoyed painting these two items...the chair brought in the highest bid and the rocking horse also had a high bid...I was happy that it was good for the Hospital Benefit.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

painting on a Memorial Rock

My friend that I painted the Fireplace Mantle for, asked me to paint on a very large Memorial Rock that was for her father. I used the image of the Dove and Hands that where on the Sympathy card I had sent...this because they liked it so much. After a couple of years the image pealed off because the rock was very rough, it is on the top of a hill near woods and was very exposed to the seasons. So I repainted the image on a metal plaque, and it is hung there on the same spot.

painted Fireplace Mantle

A friend of mine asked me to paint her Fireplace Mantle, wanting the look of marble...she also wanted me to add my signature Angels on the side of the Fireplace I painted a couple cherubs.

Easter Egg and bunny

I painted this egg for myself to decorate my Easter table, unfortunately I dropped the egg and it cracked, this photo shows the side not too badly damaged. Look closely and you will see the crack above the lamb.

Horses on Painted Eggs

These horse images are all on one egg, it was done for a gift...lots of "stuff" on one egg, makes me think "what the heck was I doing?"

painting on Eggs

Althoug I enjoy painting on eggs...I dislike blowing them out! Finding that wooden eggs are much better to paint on, and you don't have to worry about the fragility of a real egg.
So here are a few Easter eggs I have done, I also do many eggs as Xmas ornaments.
I paint a great deal of images on one egg all the way around, not having duplicated one, they all are "one of a kind"

painting on small Rocks

Here are samples of small Rocks, most one inch long. I have done hundreds of them...don't know if it was worth the time and energy to paint all that detail onto a rock, but that's what people asked for...just hope they didn't loose them or left them out in the rain, saying that, I just found three 1" rocks in a pot in the garden that have been outside for 5 years or better, surprisingly the images are still intact.

    • I will take custom/commission orders,
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    • starting at 1" - 2" rock $20. S/H $2.00
    • this makes it one of a kind

painted Rocks

These are from the past, so I will start with this art form and continue on to styles and different mediums...the first images are of some rocks that I have painted...I have been known to paint on anything that doesn't move, but then I have also painted on things that move! So nothing is safe from my expressions in the art form.

Images shown are on large rocks, approximatley 9" - 10" long, painted with acrylic paints...

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