Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Photography + Art

Lady In Red Crop, originally uploaded by Chimera Creation.

There is something exciting going on at ! After months of work, I am excited to be offering my art created with camera and computer. As soon as I get the first round listed, I will be having a fun scavenger hunt contest where you can win a free ACEO!

Monday, February 18, 2008


I've been in a little bit of a funk the past couple of days. I haven't really posted anything new in my stores, just been doing a bit of relisting. I haven't created any new ACEOS, but I have been working on some digital art that I would like to sell prints of. On the crochet front- I'm almost done with a jellyfish- he will be called Piccasso, he is white with some fancy rainbow bits.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Hippy Hippo ACEO

Hippy Hippo ACEO, originally uploaded by Chimera Creation.

Hippy Hippo wants to know if you've visited yet? Well? Give us a visit!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Jelly on ChimeraCrochet on Etsy

FIERY TENTACLE-Y GOODNESS! I looove making jellyfish. I just finished up this bright guy today and put him up on

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Featured ACEO

Oooh, a big thank-you for showing off my ACEO on your lovely blog!

Mindee in her Footy Pajamas

Mindee in her Footy Pajamas, originally uploaded by furkidfever.

If you haven't checked out furkidfever's flickr photostream then you are missing out. This cute little photo is just a preview of the yorkie wearing clothes madness.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


ferrrret, originally uploaded by Chimera Creation.

Soft little fluffy wuffy hand crocheted ferret baby cutekins. He was fun to make and is for sale at

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


kit1, originally uploaded by Chimera Creation.

I just wanted to share this with everyone. Heh, it cracks me up. Chinchub!

My First Treasury

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That I know of! Here is the link: though it won't be active forever...

Monday, February 11, 2008

Sparrow Norway Rabbit ACEO

I found a beautiful postcard sent from Norway to "Nord America" in the 1900s at an antique shop the other day. The writing on it was so exquisite, I knew I needed it for my art. I made this ACEO, "Sparrow Norway Rabbit" out of it. I used the postcard and the stamp as well as some angora rabbit fur. I think it turned out quite lovely.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Eggy and Toasty BFF

Eggy and Toasty BFF, originally uploaded by Chimera Creation.

Here is a portrait of Eggie and his sidekick Toasty. I had SO much fun making this cute little duo. I started by making the jellyfish top and when I had it half done I thought, "Gee this looks like a sunnyside up egg yolk." So I decided to make white stingers so he would be totally egg colored. And what goes better with a sunnyside up egg, but toast? I never use a pattern so I was hoping I could make a toast shape. I think he turned out pretty good. Aww... smiling toast... (^_^)

Saturday, February 9, 2008

A Peek

I just thought I would give you a little peek in to my studio and let you see what normally is in here- my daughter, my small aceo collection, a mess and me.

Friday, February 8, 2008


February 014, originally uploaded by Chimera Creation.

I got my new camera today, a canon PowerShot A570IS. I'm pretty happy with it so far. I took some photos of Josh's drums and some of a collage I did for ChimeraCreation. Check out my flickr photo stream or my shop to check out some more super nice macro photos of my stuff.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Boyd Birdie Featured on Cuteable!!

Boyd Bird, originally uploaded by Chimera Creation.

Boyd Birdie, the little neurotic bird of ChimeraCrochet was featured on Cuteable today! I'm so happy!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

I just joined!

Art and Cameras

Well I broke my camera a day or two ago. It was a PowerShot A520. I had gotten some moisture on the lens and I was pushing on it, wiping it off and I pushed it in a little (it was zoomed out) now it is stuck, and from what I hear, trash. SOOO, I'm thinking of upgrading slightly, going with a Powershot 570. It's not too expensive- under $200 and I was pretty happy with the Canon I just broke, so I think I'll just get another one.
In other news- I have made some great digital art that I'm thinking of trying to sell on So far I have made 4 collages. I also have some photographs I have taken that I might list. Right now I am ordering some test prints to help me decide where I want to get them printed at.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


ACEO, originally uploaded by Chimera Creation.

This is a new ACEO I put up on
It reminds me of Florida in maybe like the 70s? The teals and blues and pinks with a palm tree... I like this one because of the texture the gesso gave it on the bottom layers.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Jelly Projects

I've finished the jellyfish for my daughter and almost completed one for my shop- He is yellow and white, like a sunnyside up egg. I just kill myself with my own humour.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Oven Squirrels

Sorry, just HAD to post this- check out the names of these oven squirrels:
Colonel Curlyarse
Princess Dances with Chipmunks
Brigadier O'Squirrely
Sergeant Bushytail
Lieutenant Furrycheeks
Prime Minister Cheeky
President Nutless
Dutchess Squirrely
Skippy the Squirrel
Scamper the Squirrel
Pope McNutty
Scampy Acorn Short of An Oaktree
Doctor McBush

Friday, February 1, 2008

Artist's Passion

"and now she feels the passion that an artist feels when she/he truly discovers what they are meant to be doing." from

This quote from ravenx's blog really struck me. I do a lot of different types of 'arts and crafts' from crochet, to painting to photography. I enjoy doing them all, and depending on the day, I think I feel the 'passion' at different levels for different things. Sometimes I wonder if one day I will try a new art or craft and it will just blow all the others out of the water. But as it is, I only do things I enjoy.

I wonder how many artists go through art/craft after art/craft before they discover 'the one'. I'm sure most try a lot of things, because if you just have that creative urge in you, most likely you will seek more than one outlet for it.

Kitty Crazy

February 011I was going to post a photo of a work in progress- I am making a jellyfish stuffie for my daughter Elsa. But I'm more in a photo mood and thought I'd post some kitty photos from my flickr account. I've become obsessed taking photos of my kitties cuddling and then uploading them to flickr.
February 010January 007
One of my main problems is photographing Ernie. His black face is hard to capture, even in natural light.