Monday, September 19, 2011

Paintings or Prints Part 2

Tail Feather Watercolor @LRStudio.etsy.com
Yesterday I told you about offering original art instead of printed. I also offer professional prints in my Etsy shop of certain paintings but the prints are of paintings which I sell for hundreds and some thousands of dollars. Not everyone wants or can afford this work and I feel offering prints is more than acceptable.
What I am referring to is illustrated art or art that artists create quickly and with ease. I know for my large detailed watercolors it takes me sometimes up to 3 weeks to complete because of the process I use. A watercolor an artist can simply and use just color splashes and with little detail added creating something special. It exudes emotion and is a wonderful purchase for the person it touches on an emotional level. Is that not why we buy art to begin with? I am not one who thought art should be bought to add affluence to someones life. Let's face it fellow artist, most art collectors can not tell an original from a fraud. Having said that I am determined to produce simple artwork for everyone. Why should a few get to have an original painting? Maybe more Etsy Shop owners will forget about the bottom line and start to follow my lead and offer original work and not prints.
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Original Watercolor Bright Pink Coneflowers on Quality Paper Not a Print.

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Original Watercolor Bright Pink Coneflowers on Quality Paper Not a Print.
Original Watercolor @ LRStudio.etsy.com
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Original Watercolor Bright Pink Coneflowers on Quality Paper Not a Print.Original Watercolor Bright Pink Coneflowers on Quality Paper Not a Print.Original Watercolor Bright Pink Coneflowers on Quality Paper Not a Print.
An original painting of bright pink coneflower dancing in the field is painted with high quality watercolors on 200lb cold press rag paper. Very colorful.
Amazing value.

It is unframed.
Measures:12" x 8.5".

If you are ordering outside the USA:
I ship everywhere please before you order ask for international shipping actual charge to your location. The price for shipping everywhere is only an estimate.

More Paintings and Prints: http://www.etsy.com/shop/LRStudio?section_id=8032541
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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Original Watercolor Paintings, Not a Print.

AUTUMN STORM watercolor
Lately I have noticed many people offering prints in their Etsy Shops. Prints of what I would say are simple renderings of paintings either sold long ago or they were painted with the expressed purpose of creating prints. The artists have invested in high quality printers and are printing their rendering, signing them and reaping huge profits. Honestly I really do not mind and they are selling their work as prints. But what about the artists that offer original work? Is this affecting the price of orginal art work? Probably.
So instead I decided to offer my etsy customers an alternative. Simple original watercolors at reasonable prices. They are unframed, painted on high quality 200lb. watercolor rag paper and I use the finest watercolors. They are not magnificent works of art but they are small studies (renderings)of flowers, autumn landscapes, feathers and birds. Each painting is no bigger than 9" x 12" and can be framed in a standard 8x10 frame. These paintings range from $24 to $28 depending on the work entailed. Custom paintings are also welcomed. Now would you rather an original painting or a print? you decide.
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Friday, September 16, 2011

Have you tried to barter?

Grades of Vermont maple syrup. From left to ri...
Bartering has been around for eons but how many people today actually think about implementing bartering

I recently sold a print to a person in Vermont. She wanted it framed. I had just used up my last drop of Vermont maple syrup. If you have never had the real stuff from Vermont oh please try it. Any way I thought why not barter for some maple syrup. She was thrilled to do so and the deal was struck. She wanted a frame added to the print and felt I would be better equipped to know which frame would be best. So I took the print, matted it and added a beautiful black wooden frame wrapped it up and sent it on its way. Little did I know that my syrup was going to be delivered 1 hour later via FedEx. I could not be more delighted. You would think I just won the lottery. No money has changed hands yet the feeling I know she will get when she opens her package will be just as grand as it was for me today.
Being paid for your wares can come in so many different forms of payment. Staying open to what is being given to you in the moment. To remain so focused on the monetary value losing the true meaning of wealth. The universe always providing and always taking care of your needs. Maybe that is what it is all about? Not the money. The simple act of giving and receiving, is truly an awesome feeling. Give it a try, bartering the new way of buying.
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Monday, September 5, 2011

New Woodland Fairy Settings for Fairy Houses

Imagination and the energy behind the thought is a marvel. To think this simple Woodland Fairy Setting started from a branch I found on the road. I dragged it home and I am sure my neighbors think I am quite mad. That is perfectly fine by me because my imagination has taken hold and I know something wonderful and magical is going to come forth. I wait for the wood to dry and then take care to cut off only what I need for the project or new creation to be born. I sliver and cut and shape the wood. As I work I see images and stories as I lose myself in my work. I feel my work is more meditative than physical. I feel charged with energy and that creative energy flows into my work. The fairies help by charging each piece with the positive energies of their natural world.

This is a Woodland Fairy Setting now available in LRStudio: Between the Weeds Shop at etsy.com and is a nice companion piece to my Fairy Houses.

Woodland Fairy Chair and Trinket Box

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A Woodland setting for a fairy with a trinket box sits upon a mound and just below is a perfect twig chair amidst the ferns and ivy. By the way any fairy will love this serene setting and you can use the trinket box for many things, earrings,rings, and baubles. Or a Tooth Fairy to come and collect your little ones tooth.
Everything is glued in place but the lid to the trinket box is removable. The bottom has cork buttons to protect furniture surfaces.

Place the tooth in the trinket box and the next morning find it gone and a gift in its place.

Measures:8"l x 4.5"d x 5"h. Weight: 9oz.

If you are ordering outside the USA:
I ship everywhere please before you order ask for international shipping actual charge to your location. The price for shipping everywhere is only an estimate.

More Fairy Houses: http://www.etsy.com/shop/LRStudio?section_id=7684784
Shop: http://www.LRStudio.etsy.com
 
Something's up @ LRStudio: Between the Weeds. Please tell me what you thought.

Friday, September 2, 2011

What I found after a thunderstorm last night.

I walked this morning after a wild thunderstorm hit our neighborhood yesterday evening and found all sorts of goodies that had fallen from the trees. Acorns and lichen filled branches and twigs spewed about the streets making a mess. But Tuck and I saw treasures all about, given to us for free by Mother Nature. I guess it is a matter of perspective. Do you see the ugly or the beauty? I can guarantee you there is always a positive to every negative thing that happens in your life and it comes down to how do you want to perceive the situation. As a disaster, a challenge, an insurmountable feat or instead see it as an opportunity for growth, to help an other person, to understand the blessings and be grateful. We can all turn destruction into something beautiful.
My woodland fairy houses display my testament to finding beauty and magic in the world. They are charged with the energies of nature and are protected by the earth magic of the woodland fairies. The fairies show us if we only ask they will supply what is needed.
A new woodland fairy setting is in my Etsy shop at LRStudio.etsy.com. Come by and see what is new.

Woodland Fairy Princess Chair with Ferns and banner

Woodland Fairy Princess Chair with Ferns and banner
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Ready for a Woodland Birthday Celebration the banner is hung on this adorable Woodland Fairy Princess Chair. You can remove the banner and add what ever you want on a slip of paper(easy to cut).Lush ferns grow on the back and there is a chair and table ready for your fairy friend to join the fun.Measures 6" tall to the tip of the twigs and 3" wide.
If you are ordering outside the USA:
I ship everywhere please before you order ask for international shipping actual charge to your location. The price for shipping everywhere is only an estimate.
Will discount for multiple orders of fairy chairs.
More Fairy Houses: http://www.etsy.com/shop/LRStudio?section_id=7684784
Shop: http://www.LRStudio.etsy.com

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