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New Piece: Autumn Farewell

We live in a beautiful part of Western New York where the views are amazing. I love driving down back roads, especially for sunrises and sunsets, and just take in the view. This painting was based on a late autumn morning, and I was taken aback at how the bright blue sky and purple and white fluffy clouds were so vibrant when paired with the bare, dark trees and chopped down cornfields. I of course had to take a picture and paint it!

Title: Autumn Farewell

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2022 Event Schedule

Its going to be a busy summer and fall! Here are my upcoming event schedule as of right now:

The Works of Your Hands
Visiting Artist Solo Exhibit at The Gallery in the Valley, Geneseo NY
August, entire month

Brockport Arts Festival
August 13-14
10am – 5pm both days

Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show
October 8-10
10am – 5pm Saturday & Sunday
10am – 4pm Monday

There are still a couple places I might be applying to, I just need to sit down and figure out how busy I want to be this fall!

New Product Designs

We have two new print designs and a new notecard design this month!

Second Star to the Right is now available in 5×7 and 8×10 prints AND note cards!

Autumn Farewell is now available in 5×7 and 8×10 prints as well! Apparently I wrote down that I revealed this piece on the blog, but apparently either the blog ate it or I accidentally marked it down that I posted it. Stay tuned for that reveal, but here is a sneak peek to tide you over until then!

If you are interested in any of these products, they will be up on Etsy after April 18th when the Etsy strike is over. If you would like them or any other piece in the meantime, please message me and we can arrange purchase off of Etsy.

Stay tuned for more print and note card designs to be released later this month!

New Piece: Magenta Morning

If you know me, you know when I see the clouds or sky I get the feeling of just needing to paint it. Sometimes I get the urge to do it in watercolors, other times oil, but the feeling doesn’t go away until I get it out of my brain onto canvas or paper.

When I finally sit down to recreate it…it doesn’t always go the way I want it to. The colors aren’t looking right, they’re not blending the way I want…and I end up creating something completely different than intended, and most of the time, I end up loving the outcome.

This new piece definitely was one of those times!

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New Piece: Second Star to the Right

You know I’m obsessed with clouds, right?

Actually, anything sky related makes my heart sing: sunbeams poking through the clouds, the way the colors swirl and change for sunrises and sunsets, the clear, bright blue skies…it is my happy place!

One evening I was taking my oldest son to school for a practice, and as we got to the end of the road, this beautiful sunset was just beginning to fade and stars were just starting to appear. He looked at me and said “Mom, you need to paint this.” He took a picture of it quickly before we finished heading to school, and this piece was born not too long afterwards.

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New Piece: Cotton Candy Skies

I love spring mornings.

You know the ones: when the sun finally feels warm, there is a slight breeze, the sky bright blue and the leaves starting to bud on the trees. It feels amazing to the senses and the soul after a long winter!

One one of these mornings as I was keeping an eye on kiddos waiting to board the bus to school, there were fluffy pink clouds in the sky that reminded us of cotton candy, and so this piece was inspired!

Title: Cotton Candy Skies

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Tags & Packaging

I’ve been working on making some changes? improvements? to some of my displays and packaging!

First up: price tags for festivals!

I love using hanging tags because it doesn’t harm the frame or leave sticky residue on the glass. In the past I will just take my tag punch and use white cardstock and that has worked wonderfully, but I thought I could elevate them and make them unique.

I spent some time thinking about what I could do different, and as I finished a watercolor painting it hit me: I use scrap watercolor paper for testing colors before putting it onto my piece, and then I just put it into the recycling when the paper is full. What if I used that paper as my hang tags? They’re making use out of something I’d normally get rid of, saves me money as I no longer need to buy cardstock, and it jazzes up my hang tags!

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Discontinued Product Designs

It’s time to clear out some product designs to make room for all the new pieces I’m working on!

As much as I would love to keep all my designs around forever, I not only do not have the space to display everything in my booth at festivals but I also don’t have the room to store everything in my studio.

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New Piece: Sunset Memory

One of my favorite places to be is always the ocean. I love watching and listening to the waves and watching the clouds roll by, but there is something magical about the sunset over the water. The way the sky changes colors, the clouds darken, and night starts to take over…it makes me feel at peace and so, so happy.

Which means, you guessed it, I was inspired to make a painting of it!

Title: Sunset Memory

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