Art: “Krampus Coal Machine”

Ink, paint, metallic paint, mixed media on paper. Original 5″ x 7″

The dark side of the holiday…
December’s Nibblefest NFAC theme is “Krampus.” I had never heard of him until this theme came up.
Apparently he is the anti-thesis to St. Nicholas and is the one that gives coal to all the misbehaving children.

Per Wikipedia: Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic folklore figure described as “half-goat, half-demon” who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards the well-behaved with gifts.

Original hand painted collage of a vintage Krampus head floating in an original hand painted and illustrated coal spitting globe machine. The globe is actually shiny and glittery which doesn’t show up in the photo of the painting.
Original art by Sherry Key Skey
Krampus Coal Machine on Ebay (SOLD)

Art: “Something Wonderful Is About To Happen…” Mixed media painting

Something Wonderful Is About To Happen...

Claim it, expect it and be ready, because something wonderful could happen at anytime or anywhere!


8″ x 10″ Original mixed media altered art collage by Sherry Key Skey

Gifted to Syble B.


Art: “Queen of Most Everything” Colored pencil, mixed media

Short and sweet…

Little lighthearted artwork I worked on over the weekend.

EBSQart online art community has an Exhibit this month to do with “Crowns.”

I haven’t entered a show in a while and the prospectus on the exhibit is to “be announced” but I was just playing around with ideas this weekend because I was in a creating mood and when an artist is in one of those moods, they just “got to create.”

I don’t need the impetus of a pending exhibit or show to want to create because I am always thinking, planning and scheming up an art piece…(-:

Wishing you a cheery, happy and positive rest of the week!


Sherry (Skey)


5″ x 7″ original art, colored pencil mixed media painting on paper by Sherry Key

P.S. I am getting a little bit tired of this WordPress theme so will probably be experimenting with some different themes this week so if you see anything wonky going on here, that’s what it is.

Art: “Stars at Night – Alien” Shadowbox

3″W x 5″L x 1/2″D Original handpainted by Sherry Key Skey.

Lowbrow mixed media, little alien in a shadowbox with a stars and night all around.

Lowbrow, Pop Surreal, mixed media shadowbox
Lowbrow, mixed media shadowbox


Art: “Big Eyed Bluebird” Mixed media hanging wall art

I’ve been gone on vacation and to my family reunion and haven’t really been able to be on the internet or here on my art blog.

Had a great fun time pre-reunion with my lovely cousin Alana. Reunion was great, fun, stressful, etc.


I made several new artworks for the family reunion auction but forgot to take photos.

Anyway, there was this one artwork that sold at the reunion that my cousin really wanted but had gotten outbid on. So here is another one that is similar.

Happy Birthday Alana and this one is yours if you want it!!…he, he.


About 4″ x 7″, painted wood, metal and mixed media by Sherry Key/Skey

Art: “When Pigs Fly” original art by Sherry Key

5″ x 7″ ink, mixed media collage on art paper. Original Lowbrow, Pop Surreal art by Sherry Key aka Skey.


When pigs fly,
my oh my,
what a sight that will be in the sky.

An impossibility? An adynaton, a hyperbole?
Well if it is a possibility,
I’m hoping that I will be the first to see.

(-: Sherry

Per Wikipedia:
“The phrase “When pigs fly” is an adynaton- – a figure of speech so hyperbolic that it describes an impossibility. The implication of such a phrase is that the circumstances in question (the adynaton, and the circumstances to which the adynaton is being applied) will never occur.”

(Made this original little artwork to take to auction at my family reunion to raise money for the next year. We’ve been having this reunion for over 41 years now, wow!)

Art: “Miss Lizzy Goes Beekeeping” ACEO art card

A lovely vintage Victorian lady beekeeper…(-:

Miss Lizzy Goes Beekeeping

2.5″ x 3.5″ ACEO art card. Original artwork by Sherry Key aka Skey

Art: “Cats Are From Venus”

NUFF SAID!…he, he, he.

"Cats Are From Venus" by Sherry Key


Original art by Sherry Key, Skey

5″ x 7″ mixed media and oil pastels on canvas.



Art: Yay! I was “Art of the Day” on EBSQ Wednesday, August 3

An honor, thank you EBSQ! Posted as AOTD for this week’s theme “Yellow.”


Art” “Chiro”

Just a quick add of one of my newest little 5×7 painting – drawing artworks on paper.

“Chiro” This little character is wearing the symbol for the planet, which represents healing.

I gave this one that little Pokemon anime – manga type vibe…(-:

"Chiro" by mixed media artist Sherry Key

Original artwork by Sherry Key, Skey

Art: “Pikachu Costume” #Pokemon #Pikachu Fan Art by Sherry Key

Nibblefest NFAC art contest where all entries (auctions) start at just .99 cents (on Ebay) and runs the 20th through the 27th of each month.

I created this little character wearing a Pikachu Costume and this artwork is my entry for this month’s Nibblefest theme “Magical Night.”

"Pikachu Costume" by Sherry Key Skey
Lightning fast with lightning out his @#$!

Hello all! I usually try to post on Monday or Thursday but haven’t had a chance to be online much this week. I love Anime and Manga art and created this little homage to Pikachu.

5″ x 7″ original painting drawing of acrylic, ink, paper, on sturdy canvas board. Can be propped on a shelf or fit in a standard 5″ x 7″ frame.

Have a great weekend!


Bid on Pikachu Costume on Ebay HERE.

Art: “It Takes A Lot To Make Me Smile” Original ACEO mixed media art

“Keep a smile on your face” Test#476

Cranky, mad or tired? No problem!

Whatever your mood or whatever business you are in you can smile effortlessly with this invention.

I’ve heard it keeps road rage down by an extra 20% because frankly, who could get mad when they come up on that.

Or, maybe they get the “you know what” scared out of them…that’s a possibility too.


Well it made me smile during the conception and creation of the contraption.

Keep smiling all…Sherry


Original illustration, 2.5″ x 3.5″ collectible ACEO art card on 5″ x 7″ mixed media background.

Art: “Green Eyed Cat” pastels on pastel paper

This reminds me of a cat I used to have named Schitzy.

Pastels on pastel paper
Pastels on pastel paper

Original artwork by Sherry Key (Skey)








Art: “My Pet Chinese Dragon Redux”

On my previous post where the challenge was to create an artwork from a scribble I created an artwork named “My Pet Chinese Dragon.”

I kept wanting to carry the artwork a little bit further and after mulling it over in my head I started trimming away at it with some decorative edging scissors and placing the loose pieces in various configurations using black paper as my background.

It is sometimes hard to let yourself do this with the original because after all you put in on the artwork the first time, you can’t uncut it once you have cut it, as it were.

"My Pet Chinese Dragon Redux"
“My Pet Chinese Dragon Redux”

Then I cut some more pieces and parts and some of them looked like they would make good clouds so I painted those blue with white dots and placed those here and there until it was pleasing to me. And it was good.

I took a photo of this through the glass because I haven’t affixed any of the pieces to the black paper yet so it’s not as clear as it is in person.

This version has more depth and interest to me. I “likey”…(-:

Great Monday day to you! Why am I talking like this? I don’t know.




Art: CROCS used to be part of my fashion statement…(-:

I used to love my CROCS shoes.

While I can say Grandma looks adorable for her age, and maybe her support hose are held up by a fancy garter belt under that dress, I still may have to seriously rethink my CROCS as a fashion accessory.

I think Grandma ruined my love of Crocs…)-:


Original artwork by Sherry Key aka Skey

5″ x 7″ mixed media on paper.

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