T Minus 52 days…

52 days approximately till baby boy arrives and finally, the nursery is coming together…

The theme started as Calvin and Hobbes but kinda went a more, “Best Friends” route. There is a Tim Burton corner with a custom painting sent to me by dear friends (Jack and Sally- I Love You to the Moon and Back). On each of the orange cubes are characters from Burton’s movies and their dog companions (Jack/Zero, Victor/Scraps and Victor/Frankenweenie).

Buzz and Woody hang from the fan. The Calvin and Hobbes canvases are all finished except the green one in the corner, which I hung only to get sizing and measurements right. The light switch covers are all tiger print. The shag rug a very vibrant Cheetos orange.

The baby’s name is going to hang above the window once I figure out how to mount the letters.

The ceiling has some glow in the dark Jack Skellington heads. My hubby says those will scare the baby but I disagree 🙂

Still have a few details to add, like the shadow boxes with Calvin and Hobbes on a sled and in a wagon respectively. And obviously I’ll need to add furniture lol

I’ll post more pictures when it’s finally complete.

My Heart Belongs to Rescue Boxers fundraiser

It is finished! This one of kind art toy figure will be raffled off to support Legacy Boxer Rescue in their upcoming legal fight. To purchase raffle tickets, go to our square shop at

https://squareup.com/store/5149-and-1-slash-2-art/item/my-heart-belongs-to-rescue-boxers.

There are more pictures and ton of details on the raffle itself. Tickets can be purchase through March 8th. At $5/ticket. There is also a limited number of 5 tickets for $20 and 10 tickets for $40 while supplies last.
Any questions, concerns, issues, etc PLEASE contact me first before buying. Good luck! I’ll announce the winner here on March 10th NOON PST.

The figure comes in a nice glass display dome with custom packaging featuring Managements handsome smoosh face.

Boxer Rescue fundraiser coming…

If you know me, you know I’m all about the dogs. My heart belongs to rescue boxers. So I’m working on a little piece to help fundraise for @legacyboxerrescue as they go into an important legal battle. I’ll post info on how to win this piece and help LBR soon on our Facebook page.

Like most everything I do, it will be one of a kind.

Facebook contest

Our Facebook contest has ended. The winning picture is ‘Dudley’ submitted by Karen W. Your mini painting is packaged and headed out to you tomorrow.

Management insists we get back to doing more boxer dog art. And more contests. So be sure to follow the page to enter to win free artwork.

Honey Mickey Mouse

Finished custom Disney vinylmation figure “Honey Mickey”.

I don’t normally customize toys. I kinda prefer building and creating my own from scratch. But this was a fun diversion from nesting to just paint without an agenda.

And this one got claimed immediately so he is not available. Maybe I’ll paint some more vinylmation figures in the future though.

Checking in…

I’ve hit a kind of ‘painters block’ of late with my muse. But I’ve had some release this week that I will credit with prepping for the birth of my son. The nursery theme is going to be Calvin and Hobbes.

The plan initially was paint all the walls in murals. Build in a tree fort. Do something with a small radio flyer….

Until I came down from my Pinterest crack high and really thought about all that work….

So now it’s big canvases. I’ve been working on a few this week. Just need to clean up the lines.

While waiting on this second one to dry, I started in on a 12×12 gesso board panel. I didn’t expect much. But next thing you know, several days later, “Smashed” was born. Feels good to be doing a little artwork again. I’m surprised how much detail made it’s way in considering how cluttered my mind feels.

I’m interested to see the next direction the work will go.

Now, time to get back to nesting with a couple Calvin and Hobbes shadow boxes…

Don’t worry…. Management is still supervising closely.

Clearing out Inventory!

I have to make room for baby boy arriving in April. So I’m discounting art like crazy 🙂

All available paintings and art toys are anywhere from 35-75% off. The shop won’t reflect the discounts. And some stuff hasn’t made it in there yet. So if you see something here in the for sale gallery or on Instagram but not listed in Etsy, just contact me.

You can message on Instagram or Facebook to get the discounted price. Or just email acp@5149andahalfart.com