Progress – September 11, 2017

September 11, 2017

I’ll admit it: this week got away from me. It’s been productive, but not in a way that I had originally planned.

I finished Space Ninjas Aren’t Real, sent it out, and got it back. I worked up the cover for the audiobook of Stardust, and got two of the three tracks uploaded. And I had a show in Burley, Idaho, this weekend with my friend, Stacy, where we shared booth space. She does amazing natural stone jewelry and beautiful crochet work — all of which she does herself. My son was there, and her husband and their beautiful puppy, Loki, came over. It was a good time. I’m really glad I did this show.

Now, I only have to get ready for Salt Lake Comic Con. Plus, I want to get some pre-orders done before I go. Just a few things to do.

So, here are the numbers.

Fiction words written last week: 4,437 words

Blogs/Newsletter articles/non-fiction written:  1,448 words

Writing month to date total:  9,071 words (That’s not even enough for 1 of my weekly goals. I really need to get it together!)

Writing year to date total: 266,154 words

Drawing/painting last week: I didn’t get any painting done, though I did spend time on Thursday varnishing several paintings I had finished and Friday packaging up those paintings for sale. I also wired up a couple of the wrapped canvases I had finished. I completely forgot to record time for this. It’s just something I do, part of the process, and I don’t think about all the time that goes into it.

Audio: I spent 3 hours editing audio. That, of course, doesn’t include the time I spent working on the cover for Stardust or uploading the audio; just the time I spent actually working on the tracks.



Tick-Tock Tuesday -1/24/17

January 24, 2017


Surprise! It’s Tick-Tock Tuesday. You have 24 hours to act.

Time’s a wasting! Don’t let this deal get away from you.

Use code TT2430 to get 30% off your order of $20 or more from my Zibbet store.


Better get going! Don’t let someone get your painting. Order it now.

Tick-Tock Tuesday! 12/13/16

December 13, 2016

Surprise! It’s Tick-Tock Tuesday. You have 24 hours to act.

Time’s a wasting! Don’t let this deal get away from you.

Use code TT1325 to get 25% off your order of $10 or more from my Zibbet store.


Better get going! Don’t let someone get your painting. Order it now.

ACEO of the Week – 12/03/16

December 3, 2016

Forest 2014-51
3.5″ x 2.5″
oil on canvas
©2014 Dawn Blair
Availability: SOLD

This weekend I’m out at the Jerome Music Boosters Holiday Craft and Gift Fair. Come on out and check out the ACEO I will have on sale out there.

Make Me an Offer

June 21, 2016

I’m trying to clear out some older artwork to make room for new art. That means you can get a good discount on some of my older work. Currently on eBay:

Tree of Life #2

Tree of Life #2 8″x10″ on canvas Dawn Blair ©2015


Comet on the Skyline_Dawn Blair_2015

Comet on the Skyline 8″x10″ acrylic on canvas Dawn Blair ©2015


#4114002 acrylic 8x10

#4114002 10″x 8″ acrylic on canvas Dawn Blair ©2014


Yes, there is a list price of $75-$85 on these if you want to make sure you get your desired piece, but you can also make a lower offer if you wish. I will accept reasonable offers.

Get in there now because if someone comes along with a decent offer, your artwork might vanish.

Trust me, as someone who kicks myself for not buying a college student’s dragon painting I saw several years ago, wishing you owned a piece is nothing but a false dream.

More pieces will be added soon. I am even tempted to auction off some of my larger pieces.

ACEO envelopes for August

August 13, 2015

Winning eBay auctions going out the door:

Dawn Blair_ACEO1

A closeup of Bonnie’s envelope:

Dawn Blair_ACEO1a

Dawn Blair_ACEO2

And a closeup of Michael’s envelope:

Dawn Blair_ACEO2a

A big “Thank You!” to Bonnie and Michael for helping to support my art.

Reusing the Hamburger Helper box

September 16, 2014

Several years ago when I first started selling ACEO’s on eBay, I was afraid they’d get bent in the mail. So, I started making little cardboard protectors.

They were simple little things, made from boxes of things I bought at the store, like Hamburger Helper.

I collected cardboard box by box. Even more, I hated putting these protectors together. It wasn’t that it was hard or even took long, it just was boring. I don’t do well with boring.

Then one day, I came across Geninne’s Art Blog. She had all these cute envelopes that she would send out to people who were collecting her art. As much as I’d like to say the idea was mine, I really decided while looking at her website that I really needed to be more creative with my ACEO protectors. Even more, I dare say that I considered the idea of becoming a **GASP!** stamper.

I started making stamped ACEO protectors then and decided I really liked doing it. It’s amazing how something as simple as adding stamps can make a boring job creative and fun.

Here’s some of my protectors that will be going out to winners of my eBay auctions for original ACEO artwork this month. I hope they find the stamped creations as fun and delightful as I had in making them.

ACEO protectors


Here’s the backside of a couple of these:

ACEO protector back2

ACEO protector back


And occasionally it’s challenging to use the actual box:

Star Wars ACEO protector