this day could not get much better…

i love rainy days. i just do. 

there's something about cloudy, rainy, wet days that make me feel happy and thankful to work from home….

Cloudyyy in love. 

so much to share today… i've finally completed the rest of my commissions. they were each a joy to work on… i feel strangely nervous when i do commissioned paintings. a million times more than a regular spur-of-the-moment-idea painting. it's scary…. you know, a little. :) 

so it made my day (i mean week!) when i saw these photos of Emily opening the commissioned painting that her sweet mom had made for her…. 

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made my heart so happy. 

here are the new custom girls…. 


for Carrie. 


for Chunling (& Fluffie). 


For Janel. 


for Vera. 

IMG_9404 for Marjolein. 

yay!! i feel accomplished. these are shipping out in the morning with lot of treats. :D 

i won't be taking commissions for a while now because i've started production for autumn & winter RVA items (yayyy!) that need my full attention. thanks for the interest. i enjoyed painting these! 

a few red velvet peeks for today….

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he! these little guys made me laugh… i guess they are probably girls….


and i added the Panda Party print  to my shop….. finally! :D 

this afternoon i spent some time with Amy & Story…. smoothies & Vintage Vice. it was niceee. she's only in town for a couple weeks, but i wish she was staying forever! 

Photo well, i'm off to finish cleaning my studio… 2 reasons… 

1. magazine feature photo shoot coming up… must tidy & add extra cuteness. 

2. tomorrow i am getting a pup! 

:))))))) XO. elsie


    I’m so happy for you Elsie!

    I can’t wait to hear if you name him/her what you told me….or something else just as cute!

  • Ohhh what kind of a puppy are you getting??

    I loveee all your commissioned paintings you did. So lovely!

    Love & Adore you!

  • Awww, a puppy!!! He/She is gonna be sooo spoiled, lol!!! Can’t wait to see pics!!!

    I usually love rainy days too but we just had tornado warnings here and water was pouring in the living room thru a little a/c we have in there. I was running around catching the rain in bowls. Quite funny now that I say that, lol.

    Oh, I was wanting a painting of my own soooo badly!!! You need to do customized crafty girl ACEO’s!!! =)

    See you Saturday!!! Can’t wait!! xoxo -j

  • those paintings look sooo cute, and I can’t even imagine all the happiness they will bring! 🙂

    congrats on the puppy!!!! can’t wait to see photos and hear what you name the little one. <3

    ps: i love rainy days too, they're just the best. xo

  • YAY!! I LOVE my painting!! I’m so excited to get it and put it up on the wall… eeeeppp!!!

    And how exciting that you are getting a puppy…hopefully it comes from a safe place, I’ve been fostering puppy mill dogs lately, it’s sad, puppies deserve soooo much better because they bring the world soooo much love and loads of adorableness too.

    Hugs to you, thank you SO much for my painting!! Hug and kiss on the nose to the new fur-baby!


  • p.s. can I post that picture of my painting on my blog? and what about using as my avatar? how cute would that be?!?


  • I am so happy you are getting a pup. I looooooooooove my dog and he gets a lot of my artistic attention. I can’t wait to see new stuff with your doggie:) XOXO

  • Aww! A puppy! I am so excited about a new pet, anyone would think it was mine! =D

    just another pretty colour in the beautiful elsie cake rainbow.

    think of of all the pet things you can make now! painted bowls, pretty collars, puppy beds,………!

  • Hi Elsie! Just popping by to say I LOVE MY PAINTING! Can’t wait to get it 🙂 And do post about your new puppy soon! MUACK!

  • i would just look like that if i was getting a custom painting <3 so pretty.

    and a puppy??? aaaaaaaaaaaaaaw. share pictures as soon as possible, pleaaaaaaase! 🙂

  • Hi Elsie,

    I totally love my painting 😀 yay yay… me sooooooooo happy 😀

    How great that you can finally get your puppy!

    I totally love the Red Velvet Cupcake Plush Doll.
    Hope you keep them for a while in the shop?!
    Not so long ago a placed an order and now i am getting my painting yay.. so i will wait a little while to order 😉

    Have a fun weekend, can’t wait to see your pup 😀


  • Aren’t Rengawks Cupcakes supercute! I’m a big fan of them and have my own two Cupcake mascottes (made by my mom) and bring one (or both) with me wherever I go, we even have a flickrgroup for them! Buy or make one and join us 😉 See my Cupcakes here:

  • I too love rainy days. They always make me soo happy ^_^
    Also, LOVE the red velvet cupcakes!!

  • Oh, LOVE those cupcakes! i Love rainy days too (once in a while)! i don’t have to work anymore (outside my home) & when it’s raining i’m so glad i don’t have to go out & can jst go to my studio:)

    we just got a yorkie puppy…FUN!


  • First off, you MUST show pics asap of new puppy!!!

    Second, the custom girl for Carrie is soooo me, but would need glasses. Very cute! Wish I could have one. 🙂

  • Are you adopting a puppy from a shelter?! Hope so – there are so many that need a good home (like yours!) and some lovin’. 🙂


    I have two. They make my heart so happy. You will feel like a mommy. What kind of pup are you getting?

  • Ha, it’s so strange to see dutch words in your beautiful paintings!

    Lucky girls!

  • I’ve wanted a little puppy for so long! I’m so glad you’re getting one! 😀 I’m in love with a couple prints now, especially the pandas! I can’t wait till my mom will let me buy some of them! I want to get 4. 😀


  • Hi Elsie,

    I can’t wait to see my painting in real life…It’s beautifull..

    Thank you so much…xo

  • Loooove those yummy clouds. Storms are so awe inspiring aren’t they?

    Can’t wait to see your puppy!!!

  • yay paintings! yay puppies!

    i drove through springfield on vacation with my family last weekend, but we didn’t have time to stop at RVA – i was sooo sad! maybe next summer 🙁

  • a. can’t wait to see your new lil addition! & he/she will probably have a super cute name!!!

    b. you just made my day! I will be snagging one of those panda prints later this evening!!!

    c. overall cuteness filled post! Thank you for always sharing!!!


  • hi! love the new carrie-girl and the muffins! i follow your blog for quite a time now and found you on facebook too, i sent a request, please add me *she asks very cutely with sugar on top*

    thanks for sharing your art with us! best wishes from austria / europe, nika


    I also think you should make cute doggy stuff now! how exciting!

  • aww puppy! I can’t wait to see pics of the little fellow

    I got a pup last week – I loves him 🙂

    you’re puppy is going to be so loved


  • seriously IN LOVE with your girl paintings. i wish i could get one that me. 🙂 maybe sometime in the future.
    i can’t wait to see your pup! that’s so exciting. eek!
    and that cloudy picture is just perfect. i love days like that.

  • thanks so much for all of the kindness…. golly! 😀

    Carrie & all custom girl-girls:
    You are more than welcome to use the image of your painting on your blog, for profile pics ect….. I wish my photos were more perfect, but it was getting dark!
    Glad you love them. I’m so happy!
    XOXO. elsie

  • your commissioned artwork is so beautiful- and you can just see the pure joy on that little girls face! omg! Such a great post!

  • 1. I love that stormy picture! Did you take it yourself?

    2. That girl’s happiness makes me smile 🙂

    3. Love the commissions!

    4. Those cupcakes are FREAKIN’ ADORABLE!! I just ordered two 🙂

  • I love, love, LOVE the paintings. Someday I will be able to afford my very own Elsie art…

    The cupcakes are ADORABLE!

    Can’t wait to see the puppy 🙂

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