Thursday, November 19, 2009


Okay, so I haven't been around much... Been working two jobs, plus my freelance work... And my computer DIED about a month ago, just got it up and running once again.. So I'll try to blog more, but I'm the laziest blogger in history.

Uh, yea... So, here's some art.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Half Price Prints!

I'm selling my prints for HALF the price for this week, for the end of summer. :) Originally priced at $10/print + shipping, they are now....

$5 +shipping!!! Awesome.

Check it out!

The Amazing $5 Print Sale

Friday, July 10, 2009


I should spread this around, cause I want to Custom stamped sterling silver ring is the prize.AMAZING.

Nest Blossoms

Good luck!

Monday, June 29, 2009

HUGE Update! Paintings and Plushies, OH MY!

So, I'm alive, i have paintings and I've been dabbling in plushies. I've started my new job.. Sorta.. I hope they give me more hours, my poor credit card hates me right now...

So, here's som recent work, all is available for sale at my Etsy store, both original and prints as well as the plushies! I also have a HUGE (okay, sorta huge) amount of ACEO collector cards, both original and prints for sale at my Etsy store. All for under $17.

Vireo.Etsy.Com - Original Art and Toys

Elenor the StarFish

Igor the Love Monster

Sleep Little Owl - 3x4" mini painting

Panda Star - 3x4" mini painting

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Go visit Mesha's Blog

Mesha's Blog

And enter her contest, kay?

Monday, May 18, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

One more commission

Another, finished last night

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Some Commissions

Some commissions I've finished while I've been between jobs.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Mermaid commission 1/2

1/2 Of a mermaid commission on Etsy.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


You never know what you'll see in the watery depths.

8"x10" Hand painted Beechwood cradle board.

Acrylics on Beechwood

Finished with slight iridescents(not visible in photo) and high gloss varnish for generations of enjoyment.

Sides are finished with a coat of white paint and varnish, so that it is ready to hang upon arrival.

Available for purchase from my Etsy Shop

Monday, April 27, 2009

Deer Me

A painting.

3"x4" acrylics on beechwood.

For sale at my Etsy Shop.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Did this painting on some 4x6 canvas board that I bought.

This painting is for sale, $30US + shipping. Email me, if interested ash.cruikshank at

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Will O' Wisp - FULL COLOUR

Finally completed this. my hand is looking and feeling better. Down to two bandages. Polysporin is awesome stuff.

Expect more from me towards the end of the week.


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Hey!! Look what I did!

View at own risk, blood and grossness. This means you do not click this link KS. Yes, you. GROSS

Yeah, i did that while washing a glass that broke in my hand. i spent over 2 hrs in the clinic today only to find out that i waited too long for stitches that i now,it's going to take me longer to heal and i'll get a nasty yeah... my right hand is useless and it's my dominent hand...thankfully my instructors (so far) have been understanding. kindof hard to paint when cannot hold hand is wrapped like a mummy. hence the lack of caps....i have to shower with a bag taped to my wrist. :(

anyways, art is on hiatus until further notice.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Will O' Wisp - Sketch

Ooooh, the workings of a new piece.

Will O' Wisp

The actually depictions of the will o' wisp will be those blobs in the BG. Will o' wisps are lights that would leave travellers astray. Also known as witch or fairy lights, there were said to be held by mischievous fairies. Once getting a traveller totally lost or near the edge of a cliff, the fairy would snuff out their light, snicker and leave the traveller lost and alone.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Unari. Mixed media... watercolours, inks, gold gel pen, markers, soft pastels.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Melusine Final

Finally done. Now I get to work all day on the next one.. So behind!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

AND it continues...

The bad luck, that is..

So, I go to prepare a portfolio for my big job interview on tuesday... Only to have my back-up hard drive with ALL of my recent work (minues Merrow, Melusine, Kelpie and Vireo arts, THANKFULLY!!) not work.. And I mean, not work.. As in, it won't spin, and therefore won't let me access my files... So, yah.. I thought I was screwed, but THANKFULLY I remember that most of my work is on as prints at dA... Just, I enabled downloads for those pieces and got them. They are in JPEG format, unfortunately, but atleast they are atleast 300dpi, if not 600dpi.

Just add it to the list....

Melusine WIP

WIP of my Melusine.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Okay, so I sliced off a chunk of thumb and finger at work yesterday.. Nice.. Miss Holly and I went and searched for the chunk, found it and threw it out. Nasty. So, I'm all bandaged up. You don't realise how much you use your non-dominant thumb until it hurts like hell..

ANYWAYS, here's a sketch. Cheers.

Updated Melusine Sketch

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Not too fond of these next few sketches, but we'll see where they lead to. This thrusday is the first day that I get to meet the student I'm mentoring. That should be interesting. Hopefully I'll be able to lead in the right direction.

Bad luck continues.. Cats broke one of my few wine glasses, toilet over flowed... AFTER I peed (nice, I know), and now the power button on my desktop broke off, so I won't have a desktop for the next few weeks.. Thankfully, I have my laptop. Looking forward to next week, as my interview is approaching.

Here are the sketches. These are for my encyclopaedia as well.. I don't know, just not to fond of them at this stage.

Will O' The Wisp


This is a portrait of my friend Ty ( he made fun of me for drawing something in 'chibi' style. He makes for an adorable 'chibi'.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Two new illustrations and some sketches

I've basically had a week from hell... I treated myself to some salon time (MONEY!!) cause I has some extra cash, only to lose my cell phone promptly after that. Then my laptop stopped working due to a Vista issue (thanks MICROSOFT!!), so I removed EVERYTHING including Dell drivers, only to find that my dell driver CD was broken in half (WTF...?), finally got that fixed, only to get the stomach flu and miss a shift a work (there goes some money towards new cell phone...) Now today, another HP/Vista error with my scanner... The HP software could not recognize the scanner.. WTF.. So, finally got that fixed. One good thing, I have a job interview to be an art instructor for when I move back home. Wish me luck.

These two are for an encyclopaedia that I'm working on about Celtic folklore. Next one the list is Will o' the Wisp and Cait Sith.

The Kelpie

The Merrow

Some sketches