Saturday, June 30, 2012

Etsy Treasury Summertime Cottage

This weeks treasury filled with cottage decor for summertime ahh's.

Friday, June 29, 2012

People leave and life changes.

Found this quote and image of a defunct blog from a few years ago and since I discovered it in my own life maybe you feel it in yours too. It is sad it is happening to so many of us but is it wrong?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

My style is discovered Upscale Cottage Contemporary.

Upscale Cottage Painted Farmhouse Wood Box Garden Flowers
Sometimes an answer is right in front of your nose and this past week has proven to me again how that statement is true.  As an artist I am always trying to expand my work. It was drilled into me from the moment I sat down in a studio with an instructor watching and critiquing my work. By the end of the year you are supposed to have created a body of work that is new fresh and speaks to the world with your distinctive style. I had forgotten what was taught to me years ago and instead have chased trends. Maybe it was boredom but I know that would be a lie. I had fallen from creating from the heart center, my purpose or gift, to creating from the ego. The ego wants recognition, wants ‘likes’ and is driven by sales (which is a good thing) and always needs more.
The answer came to me after receiving photos I had ordered of some of my work. I wanted to use them on cards and send them to clients and friends.  I had put them away to work on at a later date. After rediscovering them I looked at the images and found all the work on each photo had been sold. The photos I had chosen was of work in the shop that was for sale and this was only a couple of months ago. What I found was the thread I had missed. It was my style and it was a style I admired. Why else would I have chosen the photos of this particular work? Throughout the years I have tried many designs for decor and furniture. I pulled out my books with the past work filling the pages and as simple as the nose on my face was the answer. What worked? The detailed painted garden and woodland flowers, birds on branches that wrap around the sides and top with my signature delicate ink line work. Amazing there it was my style.
My style is timeless and unique. It is contemporary and upscale. It is not trendy so it will never not be the ‘in thing’,  just a treasure to endure time. It is time for me to define it and embrace it because if I do not how can I expect anyone else to cherish my work. I have decided to define my style as Upscale Cottage Contemporary. I am taking the chic out of cottage and making the next step to contemporary. My work is the crisp clean lines found with contemporary work but stays with the high-end feel of a Hampton Cottage. Visit my shop at Between The Weeds for recent work.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Fairy Wish Magical Pillows by Between The Weeds.

Briar has been busy helping me creating these sweet little fairy wish pillows for sale now in my shop, Between The Weeds. She has added some fairy magic and given each pillow a blessing of love and joy with the added kick of abundance. Just remember you have to believe in fairies to have their magic happen.

Buy these fairy wish pillows now at Between The Weeds.

Fairy Wish Hand Painted Cottage Heart Pillow

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Fairy Wish Hand-Painted Heart Pillow is enchanted with fairy magic and a simple inspiring word 'grow'. The pillows are hand sewn and slightly stuffed, made of cotton canvas painted with acrylic paints and ink and heat sealed. Attached is a natural wool heavy yarn. This pillow the fairies picked spring fresh colors of pinks blues lavenders and sage green ( that matches the wool). On the back of this pillow is a field thistle.

Size of pillow: 9"l x 5.5"w x 1.5"d.

Though the fairies inspired the making of these new pillows the style is influenced by my love of farmhouse cottage chic. Hang the pillow on a door knob or nail or the knob of a dresser to remind you to keep growing. Age should never stop anyone from remembering to grow.

These are my original designs and I hand craft each piece.
All rights are not transferable with the purchase of this painting and remain with the artist.
The copyright is for photographing and does not appear on the original.

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