Friday, October 24, 2014

Gorgeous 2015 Calendars in 3 Themes

I am sure I have shared how thankful I am for my art collectors. Not only do they buy my art for their homes and business spaces and also for gifts but they also make requests for items with my art that turn out to be big hits with so many people. Although I created some years ago this week I was asked for calendars by my collector Diana. After some research I selected Zazzle a print on demand site for my calendars. TA DA! Here are three that I am so excited to be able to bring to you.

GORGEOUS COVERS!  And custom size options. 


This is the month of February 2015 complete with Chaucer's Love Birds

Crows, Ravens and Blackbirds! A full calendar of crows for 2015. 


AND 

Coffee, Tea and Cups!

There are so many to see!
Take a look at these months of your favorite colorful beverages

Which is your favorite for your 2015?



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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Where's the wizard? I got my brain back

I have no idea how or why but perhaps you can relate. Months of catching up from the moving, events, injuries, and renovations and more could be the reason that I just felt... slow.  

NEW PAINTING! "Fluent" 11" x 14" acrylic on canvas

Has that happened to you? Your pace slows.. well with two injured feet that makes sense however even my ability to stay connected, and do all I need to take care of all slowed, like molasses. 
I woke up a few days ago and I literally feel like I got my brain back, "I got my mojo going on." lol

SOoo what am I doing to celebrate?
LOTS!
if you are a newsletter subscriber you will see BIG DEALS in the newsletter I sent today
oh you are not yet?.. it's sooo easy click here and BAM you are in!

Robin Maria Pedrero painting live at Baterbys

A few weeks ago I painted live at Baterby's art gallery
They recently installed my art at B- Resort and Spa in Lake Buena Vista Florida
(I think that's cool)

After that was the Dresses Opening reception...GREAT NIGHT!
so if you are in Orlando come by on
 FRIDAY OCTOBER 10,  6 - 9 PM 
for Dresses Closing Reception. 

I've been adding lots of new work and reproduction options to my website

Ohh yes back to what am I doing to celebrate..

I am having an "UNBIRTHDAY" 10 day give away
on my facebook page we are on day 2 so hurry by to get in on the fun.


SMILES to you!!! 
Robin

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Get yourself art and get a gift

 I have been creating paintings and selecting various images of my work
producing reproductions of my work for several years. 


I  like to experiment and try new methods, papers and packaging.
Shown here are gorgeous colorful perfect reproductions.
When I place my work in galleries, art centers, gift shops etc I like to have a consistent
product, where the papers, borders,  packaging and presentation are uniform.  Typically I now use luster paper for large poster sized reproductions and a hot press paper all other reproductions.
 I have some reproductions on luster paper with various size borders and a variety of packaging that I would like to offer as a gift with your next purchase on my Robin Maria Pedrero .com site 
or my etsy shop  .  These are valued at $20 and $30 each. 

When you make your purchase at
RobinMariaPedrero.com  or in my etsy shop 
I will select one for you,
or you can select from the availability just message me. 

Perhaps this will help with some of your gift shopping.
Let me know if there is any way I can assist you. Thank you!!


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Thursday, September 04, 2014

Grandmother Creates Incredible Playhouse with Mariposa Shower Curtains


I am excited to share this wonderful playhouse built by a very special grandmother Kathy. 
She is so creative!  The front entrance is my art! Let me tell you the story of how my art came to be the entrance for her granddaughter's playhouse.

 

I created the painting Mariposa for an art collector years ago and have since offered the image in reproductions and on various products on Cafe Press. Kathy found my Mariposa shower curtain in my Robin Maria Pedrero Designs shop, Nature with the Mariposa Designs.

 I received an unusual message from Cafe Press stating that a customer (Kathy) had asked if I would be willing to offer the image Mariposa flipped. I removed my name from the image in Adobe Photoshop,  as it would have been backwards and created the listing. Here..

Cafe Press had us contact one another which gave me the opportunity to ask Kathy her plan for the two curtains. When she shared that it would be for a playhouse I knew I had to ask for pictures. 

I find this playhouse so magical and I am delighted to have my work as part of this child's world. 
She sent pictures of her darling granddaughter which made me glow. 


 I enjoy to see all the ways people use my art, how they frame it and wear it and live amongst my art. 
Thank you Kathy for sharing these images and for permission to use them as well.



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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Live Painting at Baterby's with 1.7 million artworks




 I am preparing my canvas and getting ready to paint live at Baterbys Sept 5th. 

hmmmm what will I be painting?  COME SEE!!

Baterbys Open House

September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Excerpt on event from their website ...
We are partnering with Whole Foods Market Winter Park to Host an Open House that Benefits UCP of Central Florida on Friday, September 5, 2014 from 6 to 9PM!
This event will celebrate our brand new 15,000 sq. ft. warehouse and showroom, located at 6848 Stapoint Ct. Winter Park, FL 32792. It will introduce our entire collection of art featuring over 1.7 million artworks, the largest collection of art for sale in Central Florida, to the community for the very first time.
Our one-of-a-kind collection includes some of the greatest names in art such as: Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, Joan Miró and many more. Additionally, our collection is composed of the top selling contemporary artists of today as well as the up-anFrd-coming local artists of Central Florida.
This highly-anticipated event will include art-related raffles that will be dispersed throughout the evening, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine provided by Whole Foods Market Winter Park, live painting sessions by local artists Robin Pedrero and Virginia Arakelian, and great deals on artwork – all when you reserve your seat for FREE below

All the artworks available at Baterbys are sold framed and come with two LIFETIME GUARANTEES: a Lifetime Exchange Policy and a Lifetime Guarantee to Authenticity.
UCP (United Cerebral Palsy of Central Florida) will be the benefactor of the event with 10% of proceeds and 100% of donations being given directly to the charity. To learn more about the benefactor please visit www.ucpcfl.org.

Private tours of the warehouse or requested artists’ work will be available by appointment the evening of the event. Call 407-622-1407 to schedule your appointment today.
 Go to their Site to RSVP

They also have facebook invite




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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

I've dots before my eyes

Polka dots that is! 

"Yellow Polka Dotted Pink Cup" by Robin Maria Pedrero
 I adore Polka Dots! They are classic. I like them mini, medium and large. 
I like dots in art, decor, fabric and clothes. 
I do not own a real cup like this one, I painted it on canvas for fun. The yellow dots were painted last after all the dots in the background. Perfect for a cafe, kitchen nook, or your favorite sublime spot for a cup.

 The Story behind Polka Dots has some interesting stories like this one by Martha Stewart;

"To capitalize on the popularity of the polka in the late nineteenth century, one enterprising American textile manufacturer coined the term "polka dot" to describe the dots on one of his fabrics. The name stuck, and today the term refers to round, evenly spaced dots of identical size (Martha Stewart, 13)."
 Staying with the dotted theme I created a pale yellow butterfly and daisies


"Daisies and Polka Dotted Yellow Butterfly" by Robin Maria Pedrero
There are white dots like orbs of light floating in the air and the pale yellow butterfly has a dotted body and black and white dots like a doily edge. I also like how the center of the daisies mimic dots. This painting is great for a small spot. It's a happy piece that I hope makes you smile. The 8" x 8" original and prints on archival paper and canvas are on my website.  See here..



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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Art for Education at the University Club of Orlando

Art For All Spaces and the University Club of Orlando are joining forces to host Art for Education, a special showing of Central Florida artists, sponsored by the Downtown Arts District. This event is a first of its kind in Orlando, showcasing the work of both established artists and students from local colleges and universities.


 Proceeds from this exhibit will support the University Club Foundation scholarship fund.

The University Club of Orlando was established in 1926 by a group of university graduates and community leaders who wanted to recreate the fraternal experience they enjoyed in college. Knowing the benefits of a good education and wanting to give back to the community, the members of the Club formed a Foundation to provide tuition assistance to local students. The Foundation currently funds scholarships for five local colleges and universities, including the University of Central Florida, Rollins College, Valencia College, Seminole State College and Florida A&M University College of Law. To date, the University Club Foundation has donated over $1.6 million in scholarships to these institutions. In its 88 year history the Club has developed into a Downtown Orlando fixture. It is now the city’s premier private club. Its membership is made up of a wide range of Central Florida business owners, doctors, attorneys, developers, bankers and civic leaders, all of whom are dedicated to supporting education.



“Art for Education” will feature the work of Ken Austin, Megan Paquette Stepe, Robin Maria Pedrero, Linda Brant, Judy Batterson, Marsha De Broske, Richard Munster, Doug Powell, Louis Lockheed, Saulius Jankauskas, Irma Kirveline, Patrica Byron, Natasha Schaidt, Bonnie Sprung, Cathy Hempel, Bricelyn Shafron, Janae Corrado, Paul Scarborough, as well as work by current students and recent graduates of the University of Central Florida, Rollins College, Valencia College and Seminole State College.


Tickets are available for a tax deductible $20 contribution, $10 for students and will be available online (www.ucluborlando.com) prior to the event or at the door on the day of the event.


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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Robin Maria Represented by SunDance Graphics

I am so pleased to share that I am represented by SunDance Graphics 




"SunDance Graphics is a fine art publisher and art licensor committed to providing unique, trend-conscious art for the home décor industry at sensible prices. Our outstanding artists, in-house design team and helpful sales staff offer flexibility and service. The SunDance Art Licensing division provides high quality art to manufacturers worldwide."

I was so excited to have my work represented by SunDance
at Surtex in NYC in May 2014


 

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Silk scarf and custom handbag set of Dancing Dragonflies

My art collectors are so cool!

Rose saw this painting 

"Dragonflies Dancing" 


and she commissioned me to make a silk scarf and handbag set.

HOW MARVELOUS!!

Thanks for the great idea Rose,  I'll do more of these sets.

Want your own limited edition "Dragonflies Dancing Silk Scarf" ? 
check it out here

The bag was  custom sized with a pocket for her cell phone. 
I have all kinds of custom bags and pouches

 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Celebrating 50 by giving it away

Congrats to Sharon Mai !

Winner of my 50th Birthday Give Away


I am celebrating turning 50 by giving away an original work of my art


This blog post give away drawing is for a Robin Maria Pedrero original 
 
To be eligible for the drawing you must do 3 easy things

1.First SHARE this blog post on your choice of social media, facebook,  twitter, g+, ETC
3. Comment on this page and my facebook page 

  Note I hand publish comments on my blog
so your comment will not publish immediately after you post it

 I will announce one winner on Wednesday June 18th 

 The winner will have a choice of one piece from a selection of small works of art.
The art will be shipped to the winner in July 2014

Remember to come back here and check to see if you won
Go to 
Robin's Society6 Shop
to browse art
Best Wishes, Robin