Saturday, September 30, 2006

My Newest Painting!

Check out my newest painting! This 9x12 Fairy Garden Fun painting is listed on Ebay, and starting bid is $14.99 with a Buy It Now for $34.99. Here's the link:

  • Ebay Auction

  • Don't miss out on this one! I plan to paint two more fairy paintings that will coordinate nicely with this one. Please let me know if you have any questions or anything. Thanks!

    Great news!

    Well, this has nothing to do with my artwork, but I'm so excited and wanted to post our great news!

    We're going to be first time parents!!!!

    We just found out Thursday, and I'm almost 5 weeks along. I guess now I have to get started on painting some furniture and artwork for our own baby! :)

    Monday, September 25, 2006

    Other Furniture that I offer

    I do offer other tables if you don't care for the table set with the spindles, which you see in my auctions. I can also substitute the square alder table for this round one:

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    This set is pine, and has rounded, smooth edges. Here are the pictures of the unfinished pieces....all they need is your ideas and my artwork!

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    The price for this set, including shipping, is $260.00. If you are interested, please contact me and we can set up a private auction, or I can send you a Paypal invoice. The sets do have to be ordered, but don't take long for me to receive.

    Don't you just love this vanity set for your little princess!?

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    This crescent nightstand is perfect to set by their bed:

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    I also offer toddler beds and night stands.(your choice of star, heart or no cutout for the bed.)

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    Or, how about a custom painted headboard? (your choice of star, heart or no cutout)

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    Maybe a fun bench/toychest designed just for them? (choice of heart, star or no cutout)

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    Accessories not included, all items arrive ot me unfinishedand ready to paint. Custom design your child's whole room in your (or their) specific, unique theme! Thanks for your interest! :)

    Sunday, September 24, 2006

    Christmas Orders

    Normally, beginning the first week of October up to Christmas is when I wish that I had an extra pair of hands to paint my table sets! I go from August and September being my worst time of year due to summertime and back to school, to October-December being my busiest time. I normally list 3 table sets for sale on Ebay at a time, but I also sell outside of Ebay as well. If you would like to purchase a table set for Christmas or anytime before then, please feel free to contact me for a timeline of when your artwork will be ready. I generally tend to be alot faster than I give myself time for, but I think it's just because I love seeing what comes out once I start to work on a piece. I love knowing that alot of times I'm creating a present that a child will grow up remembering. That special place where a child got to eat supper, a place to sit and do his or her own artwork. Their own little customized space in this world!

    Friday, September 22, 2006



    I'd like to write a few questions that I've gotten from clients in the past, and also some questions to give you a little more background on Smoocherpoo Designs. Of course, I always welcome questions (and comments!) no matter how big or small, so ask away!

    Is there a meaning behind your Ebay name?

    Yes, and no. When my husband and I first got married, he would call me smoocherpoo as a fun nickname. About a year after we were married, he talked me into trying to sell some of my artwork that I had lying around on Ebay, but when I had to come up with an i.d., I had nothing! Then, he said "How about Smoocherpoo!?" Luckily I chose that name because now it fits perfectly with my chilren's artwork theme!

    Have you always wanted to do children's furniture?

    I honestly never really thought about it, until one day when I was out shopping and saw a cute, unfinished table and chairs set, so I thought it would be fun to paint. I painted it and listed it on Ebay and got about 12 bids, and it sold way more than what I listed it for...I was hooked! While that listing as up, I got questions from other Ebay members asking me if I could paint a custom set, or even other furniture for them, and I've been loving it ever since.

    How long have you been selling on Ebay?

    Since 9/12/02

    Who is your favorite Ebay artist?

    I love all of the work of the ladies in my online groups, but I'd honestly have to say The Painted Cardinal. Her work is so amazing. She does portraits that are so life-like, you have to do a double take!

    Who do you get your inspiration from?

    Most designers of children's boutique-type items usually get their inspiration from their children. We currently do not have children, but I'd have to say that mine comes from both my wonderful husband and the parents that buy the artwork and furniture from me! I've met so many amazing clients over the years that have encouraged me with their kind words when I'd show them pictures of the progress I've made while designing their furniture, and especailly when it arrives and they email me right away so thilled to have it!

    How many hours per week do you spend designing items for both Ebay and customs?

    For items that I just design myself, and then list on Ebay, I'd say about 42 hours 7 days a week, and on customs, once I get started it's hard for me to put down the paintbrush, so I'll paint about 12 hours per day until I complete the piece that was commissioned. That's my number one compliment that I get, is how fast I am!

    Do you sell outside of ebay?

    Yes! I'm on quite a few boards (notice my second post on this site)and get contacted that way, and also through Ebay when someone sees my table sets, but wants to know if I paint other furniture. I just send them a Paypal invoice! I've sold about as many pieces outside of ebay as I have on Ebay!

    As far as furniture goes, do you only paint table sets?

    No! I love working with all furniture, and wall art! I've painted toddler beds, table sets, night stands, bookshelves, frames, footstools and many other items.

    When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

    A Cosmetologist! I've always had a creative streak and knew it would be something related to that, but I never dreamed I'd be a professional artist. I thank my wonderful husband of five years for that. He encourages me and is happy that I work from home doing my dream job, and he's my biggest fan.

    Tell us one thing about yourself that we may find surprising.

    I can't pencil draw very well, so I freehand paint everything straight onto the piece I'm working on without ever drawing it first! :)

    Have a great day!

    Wednesday, September 20, 2006

    Table Sets Information

    Recently, I decided to upgrade the table sets that I use. My previous sets that I use, and you see in my pictures, were pine without rounded corners. I wanted to use a better grade wood and rounded corners so that it is a little safer for the little ones. My new sets are made from solid alder wood, which is in the birch family and has a natural cherry appearance. They are sturdier and should last for your little ones to hand down to their children one day. (with normal treatment, that is!) So, the pictures in my examples are to show you my artwork only. I haven't painted on one of the new sets just yet, so I don't have photos to share of them painted. However, here are some photos of the sets I will be using from now on....all it needs is your wonderful ideas and my artwork to make it a true treasure!

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    Child's Table measures: 24"W x 24"D x 22 1/2"H
    Child's Chair(s) measures: 12"W x 11 1/4"D x 25 1/2"H. Seat height 13 1/2"

    I can get a round table if you prefer, just let me know before I order. The cost of my table sets with two chairs, customized is $265 with free UPS shipping. I can create a Paypal invoice for you, or if you'd prefer, you can go through Ebay to purchase a set. My ebay name is Smoocherpoo, and if you check out my Ebay items, be sure to review my feedback....100% feedback! Please allow up to 3 weeks to receive your set, however, it rarely takes more than 2 weeks to receive.

    I'd be more than happy to answer any questions!


    Tuesday, September 19, 2006

    Art sites and info.

    I decided to start this site for my clients who have asked to be added to my newsletter mailing list. Since I don't have a mailing list, I thought this way would be better so that each person can go in and read my posts and view all of my MANY sites that way, instead of getting so many emails in their inbox.

    I plan to update this when I have any new or exciting information to share, and welcome any and all comments to my posts. I'm frequently becoming a member of new sites and fun things, so I'll post those sites here (the site names are clickable):

    EBSQ- my very first site that I was ever invited ot join. I've received many commission requests through this site and recommend it to any artist to photographer out there.

    Argus Galleries- I was invited to join this new, online art gallery several months ago.

    Impactfolios- I was just asked to join this online gallery 2 weeks ago.

    Saatchi Gallery- I was invited to be a part of this online art gallery that's in the UK.

    Boutique Mom - I was asked by this super sweet lady if she could feature my work on her site about a month ago. Here, you can see what she wrote about me...

    Imagekind Prints- I was contacted about a week ago to showcase my work on this fun site. I've been wanting to sell prints of my work for a long time, and now I'm able to do that! You can purchase just the print if you don't want it framed and matted. Much cheaper that way!

    Confetti Kidz- Here, Susan contacted me and asked if she could sell my children's artwork and furniture in her online boutique!

    Ebay Smoocherpoo- Here's the link for you to see everything I have for sale at once.

    And, finally

    Photobucket- I decided to use this site not only as a great website, but also as a great place to host my pictures. I have html codes all over the place, and thanks to this site, I can place my pictures anywhere that allows html!

    So, as you can see, I'm all over the place! When I get added to new sites, or any other exciting news comes about, I'll be sure to post it here!



    About Smoocherpoo Designs

    Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me!

    I have been painting and drawing since kindergarten, but it was about 5 years ago that I began selling my artwork on Ebay. I've always done projects for friends, family, coworkers, etc., but I never thought of selling online until I had some pieces that I painted in my spare time lying around, so my husband suggested that I give it a try and I've been hooked ever since!

    Although you'll mostly see children's furniture and decor listed on Ebay or in my boutique sites, I paint grown-up art as well. I have painted murals, store signs, signs for schools, designed a beauty salon, canvas paintings and more. Children's furniture and wall art is where my heart is! I absolutely enjoy what I do and the friends that I make in the process.

    I'm part of several art groups, boutiques, online galleries and blogs which are all filled with talented artists who make everything you can imagine, from making their bedroom unique and beautiful to making your child the talk of the town in their custom jewelry, bows, shoes, outfits and more!

    I am also featured on Boutique Mom and sell items on Confetti, so please be sure to visit them as well!

    Customs are always welcome, so please feel free to email me at and we can discuss your ideas and prices.

    Print & frame my art at Imagekind...

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