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



Monday, October 6, 2014

A New Stage of Opportunity and Strength...


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I have a short story to share with you about the three pieces of artwork shown below. Two of which, you may remember from my daily painting, and the third, a piece that I have never shared before. These pieces are going on an exciting and new adventure, as they are being considered for part of the permanent collection of artwork to adorn the walls of  the The Wise Inn. (facebook page)

The Inn at Wise was built in 1910 and stood as a focal point of the town with much important history to share. Unfortunately, being long neglected, due to funding issues, the deterioration seemed almost beyond repair. This lovely old building is part of the small county where I have lived for most of my life. Growing up in the community, like most everyone else, I share many memories centered around the town and the Inn. From the wonderful food of the coffeeshop and formal dining room, the history of the place goes on and on. For me personally, one of my fondest memories of the Inn, was getting all dressed up for my prom and sharing a formal dinner there,at the Inn, with my date. 

It has been a long journey of hard work and many back sets, that have now transformed the lovely old place, back to its former glory and then some. I, for one, can not wait to see the place teeming new energy and spirit. Hopefully the revitalization of the town will be their reward. Many people and a lot of time have been devoted to this labor of love and I for one think she was worth every minute. 



8 x 10 inch canvas
oils
Day ______ (2010)
My View From 1502

11 x 14 canvas
oils
Day 96 (christmas eve 2010)
My View From 1502 

19 x 24 on wood panel
oils
"Her Secret Place"
(date unknown)
Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.
Bet Friedan 
Peace,
Valerie