Saturday, October 25, 2014

Holiday Season Opens Early...

As fall weather brings out weather that varies from cool frosts, sunny and/or rainy days, it seems to have stimulated my friends, neighbors and coworkers holiday spirit. I, certainly find that it is easier to focus on the holidays and shopping when mother nature reminds me with beautiful colors, falling leaves, frosts and cool temperatures, that the holidays are right around the corner.  

Even better, for this artist's seasonal business, is that these feelings seem to be kindled amongst a lot of people. I find myself busy on all my free days working on orders of hand painted ornaments and personalized art or holiday themed canvas pieces. (I am NOT complaining!) 

So, I will endeavor to take this changing of the season with grace and dignity,(because we all know I usually do not) as this Santa's Helper finds her commissioned list growing earlier than usual. 

Thank you, to everyone who supports local business, in particular, artists. When you employ someone who uses their creativity, you offer them an opportunity to generate unique and fun work doing something they love. In return you are rewarded two fold, by sustaining and encouraging small business, and, giving a distinctive and noteworthy gift to someone you care about. 



Lets start off with this piece, after all fall is not gone yet! This pumpkin design is a spin off of the other fall canvases. It is 16 x 20 inches in size and it is basically the same design, but the owner requested a few sunflowers. 



This ornament is currently up for grabs. It is 4 inches in diameter and beneath the decoupage is glass. Then painted in various colors and details and priced at: $45 


Cheetah, Leopard and Zebra Print, Stacked Ornaments is a wall canvas, 12 x 24 inches in size and painted with acrylics and personalized in any pattern you prefer 

I also sell other designs of ornaments... This particular style is 4 inches in diameter, they are painted in two steps: first inside, then outside, Prices vary according to your personalization requests $35-65  Ciick this link for other examples



Ornament Holiday Art Canvas is from 2013 and still popular, it is a 12 x 24 canvas (as are most of the wall art designs) Note** the more letters in a name the smaller the ornament size. The ornaments can be created like Snowmen or Elves. Click this Link and Scroll to see more examples. 

I love to create abstract ornaments without personalization. If you are looking for a special gift, but nothing personalized, check out some of the Limited Edition 2013 Series I painted last year. They were very popular and sold well. Perhaps I should created another set this year.....

Last, but certainly not least, canvases that made up the set from the Twelve Days of Christmas. These hand painted miniature sized two inch canvas were attached to ribbon for display purposes on a tree. These pieces are something I prefer to do only as special request. But they looked awesome on display. I will see if I can get another photo from the owner and share later in another post. 

Thanks for stopping by and if you found something that sparks an interest don't hesitate to contact me via the link provided on the ride side of the page. I love to hear from you and try to bring your visions to life on canvas. Whether it be fun holiday pieces or serious work.

Peace,
Valerie 


She enjoys rain 
for its wetness, 
winter for its cold, 
summer for its heat. 
She loves rainbows 
as much for fading 
as for their brilliance. 
It is easy for her, 
she opens her heart 
and accepts everything.” 
Morgan LlywelynBard 
The Odyssey of the Irish








Sunday, October 19, 2014

Being Thankful...

Night Light Star
and Beautiful Colors
from my Studio Windows

It would appear that a lot of folks are gearing up and ready for the holidays, which I am glad to see and hear. I love to be busy and having fun, creating something special for you to share with your loved ones. That said, I will get right to examples of holiday canvas art that have kept me busy the last couple of weeks.

*see links to more personalized art and ornaments to the right---> 

Please contact me to place order or to answer questions regarding hand painted, personalized art. I work on a first come-first served basis and as the season nears, please allow extra turn time for your special creation. 



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PERSONALIZED HALLOWEEN/FALL
WALL ART
12 X 24 CANVAS
$50
PERSONALIZED FALL
WALL ART
16 X 20 CANVAS
$50
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CONNELL Holiday Art
12 X 24 PRE-STRETCHED CANVAS
ACRYLIC PAINT

HOLIDAY ORNAMENT WALL ART
12 X 24 CANVAS
CAN USE UP TO 7 LETTERS BEFORE THE SIZE OF ORNAMENTS DECREASE IN SIZE
COLORS MAY BE PERSONALIZED
BE SURE TO CHECK OUT MY SNOWMAN ORNAMENT DESIGN ON THE ORNAMENT PAGE
A SNEAK PEAK OF PERSONALIZED ORNAMENTS IN PROGRESS
I USE A TWO STEP METHOD TO PAINT INSIDE AND OUT OF EACH ORNAMENT
FOR A DEEP, UNIQUE COLOR AND QUALITY LOOK
DEPENDING ON DETAILS
 PRICE RANGES $35-65
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'YOU ARE MY HAPPILY EVER AFTER'
MAKES A GREAT WEDDING, ANNIVERSARY OR HOLIDAY GIFT!!!
FOR THE EXTRA SPECIAL COUPLE IN YOUR LIFE
$65
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Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. 
Cicero -

Thank you my friends for your continued support, be it small or large, 

important or fun, each and every one 

is a reminder, that you believe in me. 

Peace,

Valerie 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Kitsch, it is an integral part of the human condition...

 Update:

The nursery letters are finished and home with the new expectant parents, where they anticipate and prepare for the upcoming event of Jasper! 

If you are interested in ordering/requesting personalized letters or art work, please contact me for information on pricing and placing orders. 
**A link to email me is provided on the ride column of the blog**
 Thank you 
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THESE LETTERS ARE 13 INCHES TALL AND PAINTED WITH ACRYLICS



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It is hard to believe, but the holidays are nearly upon us. The early (and wiser than the rest of us) shoppers have begun working on their lists. Believe it or not, I have already received more Christmas orders than I have for Halloween/Thanksgiving canvases. 

I will be doing hand-painting Ornaments and Canvas again this year. 
I am working on a couple of ideas for different art canvases so check back 

The sneak peek below is a "special" special order.Therefore it is a little more expensive than the others. BUT, it is going to be great! It has been a lot of fun coming up with the design and seeing the customer get excited about my idea. 

I love to watch as the paint breathes life into a design. 

12 X 24 PRE-STRETCHED CANVAS
PERSONALIZED WITH NAMES AND SURNAME IN BANNER


No matter how much we scorn it, kitsch is an integral part of the human condition.-Milan Kundera

Peace,
Valerie