Monday, May 23, 2016

Roses for your sofa, chair or bed

These rose pillows are the perfect decorating mix and match accessories for a beautiful romantic pop of color

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I've given them all different titles like Afternoon Roses, Midnight Roses , Red Night Tea Roses, Cloudy Day Tea Roses , and Twilight Roses , yes there are 5 to choose from in this series. See all 5 here.

These pieces were developed from the Mother's Day bouquet from my daughter. I feel like this design has somewhat of an artdeco feel with the dark outlines. I enjoy that these look contemporary yet soft and roamticatthe sametime.

Yes of course you can get these in prints too!

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Dragonflies for your home

I happened to read this poem
 "In The Flutter Of Gossamer Wings",
here's an excerpt;
"Comes in many shapes,sizes and odd colors,
flying in such grace on those gossamer wings,
this sleek dragonfly,when seen,my soul stirs
for God in his splendor created such things!" 
Rick Fernandez Sr. 
Dragonflies buzz about my yard and pool nowadays however my first experience with them was at the "pond" that I frequently share about from my childhood. 
Older kids used to talk about them and damsel flies with fear filled wives tales that they would sew your mouth shut. Why the dragonfly would bother to do that I do not know. (insert laugh). Do you recall that tale?  

The above piece "Cattails and Dragonflies"
 can even be carried with you as your phone case

The Odonata come with much symbolism; hope, self realization, looking deeper, living life to the fullest.
What story or symbolism have you experienced with dragonflies?

The matching piece to this has a purple water lily.

I like the contract of the deep blue dragonflies against the
light blue sky and teal water. This piece "Purple Water Lily and Dragonflies" 
is also available in pillows, duvet, totes, shower curtains and prints. 

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Featured artist of the Week on #Artworkarchive

Sometimes there are surprises that happen that can really make the week brighter and better, and this surprise of being the featured artist of the week via Artwork Archive has given me such an uplifted feeling and makes me glow a bit. You see, I was traveling last month, when I received the call that my mother had a series of strokes, I flew to her at the hospital. I stayed with her through rehab, and in her home. Now a month later I am back at my home in Florida with her. This has been a very hard month, so when I received the notice of the feature via email I missed it, however I did not miss the post on instagram which lead me to reading that I was featured, then I found the very nice email from Artwork Archive regarding the feature. I truly needed this boost. I am quite grateful.

Artwork Archive is the database specifically created for artists that I absolutely adore using for my art, collectors and galleries. I can access it wherever I am online. I can do labels, mailings, pricelists, gallery and consignment lists.  The other feature they have is called Discovery.   I can choose which piece in my database become public and can share pieces from the site online - see this is my public page.  The feature has me on their twitter banner, their instagram   and on their facebook banner too!

Good news! My mother is doing quite a bit better!

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Monday, March 07, 2016

Bunnies to Love

Find me some BUNNY to Looove...

Here's "Sweetheart Bunnies"
original here on my Artwork Archives Portfolio

are you singing yet? "Find me somebunny to luv..."

and some really fun greeting cards too
the inside greeting is customizable at no additional charge

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Friday, March 04, 2016

March Steal of the Month #bridge #art

March Steal of the Month 

8x8" acrylic on canvas 
Bridges.. exciting, crossing fears, majestic, rickety..

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Happy Leap Day!

Happy Leap Day! Is it Leap Year? It is !

Wishing you a Happy Leap Day!

Did you know there is a Leap Year Capital?

Anthony – Leap Year Capital of the World

Anthony, Texas, in the United States, is known as the “Leap Capital of the World”. Every leap year, this tiny town hosts the Worldwide Leap Year Festival.
Hmmm never knew this 

Gloves Hide Naked Ring Finger

In some places, leap day has been known as “Bachelors’ Day” for the same reason. A man was expected to pay a penalty, such as a gown or money, if he refused a marriage proposal from a woman on Leap Day.
In many European countries, especially in the upper classes of society, tradition dictates that any man who refuses a woman's proposal on February 29 has to buy her 12 pairs of gloves. The intention is that the woman can wear the gloves to hide the embarrassment of not having an engagement ring. During the middle ages there were laws governing this tradition. from Leap Day Customs

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

It's a Wonderful World Coloring Book Volume 1 is Published

It's a Wonderful World Coloring Book is published!

I am excited to share my first published coloring book with you.
I dedicated this book to my grandson Landon.

I've been drawing these and I'm hoping
others will really enjoy coloring these pages. 

Flowers, florals in vases, seahorse, cats, 

mushrooms, leaves, sailboat, fish, birds 
and yes even cups.
A lot of the subjects
 you see in my very own paintings. 

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Thursday, February 04, 2016

Steal of the Month February

Surprise! Here's a fan favorite painting for this month of Love and Valentine's as the Steal of the Month - "Kissing under the Yellow Umbrella"! 

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Sets and Pairs to decorate your home

I have placed several images in print and pillow options to be used for decor in my Fine Art America Shop, such as these pieces titled Sway and Swaying.

I thought these would be great together as prints or fabulous accent pillows.
They are here in my shop in pairs

There's so many paintings there!

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