Sunday, June 30, 2013

I love bees and cottage gardens. Do you?

Botanical Nature Art Original Painting Garden Flowers Bees Laurie Rohner

Botanical Garden Flowers and Bees Nature Art is an original painting by Laurie Rohner. This painting is all about bees and garden cottage flowers in bright lush colors. I painted coneflowers,herbs, larkspur and delphinium, queen anne lace, bee balm and hollyhocks and one or two bees too. It is fun and whimsical. Hang it anywhere you want a reminder of nature in full bloom.

An illustration acrylic painting is on canvas and ready to hang. Painted on all sides so you do not need a frame. This painting is the same style of painting found on my boxes and furniture which includes my signature ink drawing.

Color Palette: petal pink, soft cream, red, raspberry, deep green oxide, green, yellow, soft green,lavender,sky blue,purple.

The painting is signed and dated on the reverse and arrives Ready to hang!

The painting measures 8 x 8 inches on wrapped canvas (1.5" deep) with staples on the back. These paintings have beautiful color and a great finish.

The staple-free sides of the canvas are painted. The painting continues around to the sides - framing is not required.

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.

Your painting is then safely packed and shipped via Priority Mail.

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.


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Friday, June 28, 2013

Excitement must lead to immediate action.

"Excitement must lead to immediate action or you will lose the power of momentum. More dreams die because we fail to seize the moment. Do it now!"

- Tony Robbins, one of the TOP motivational speakers and authors.

I started new work because I listened to what my clients were saying. Keeping your work evolving and experimenting with new concepts and medium allows the creative side of any dream to give birth. It is exciting following a new direction. It is what keeps a dream flowing. 

These are two of the recent works I am creating in my studio at Laurie Rohner Studio and Between The Weeds Etsy Shop. I am an artist. I believe original paintings and original functional art is the higher calling using my gift and talent. I believe I can offer original artwork for sale and not reproduce my paintings on demand. I often think about the collector who spends the higher price to buy your work, then you start to reproduce it. Not limited editions but with no set amount. Is the original art still of any value? This is what cheapens artists. It is easy to follow the easier of paths and the money is nice but I think about the collectors of your original work. Eventually a new trend will come along and your work may become obsolete and the market is flooded with your cheap prints. If value is to be given to any dream it must start with the original concept. You started painting to sell your original art to people who admire it.


 Vermont Storm Watercolor Landscape Nature Art

Summer Vermont storm landscape watercolor nature art original painting is titled Storm Breaks by Laurie Rohner. The fields are lush green from the spring cool air but summer has come to the mountains in Vermont and a storm breaks in the distant.

Palette: blues, pinks, lavenders, navy blue, grays, brown, green, blue green.


 Vermont Farm Watercolor Landscape Painting Morning Sunrise Original Nature Art 

Morning sunrise over a farm in Vermont, the sky subtle shades of blues shell pinks and lavender. The darkness still keeps most of the farm in the shadows. Notice the silos are highlighted just a bit as the light starts to reflect off there shiny surfaces. A wonderful small watercolor landscape nature art original painting by Laurie Rohner.

Palette: blues, pinks, lavenders, navy blue, dark red, brown, cream.

About the watercolor originals.

You can mount them in a frame to add a bit of sparkle to your walls, artwork for farmhouse, cottage chic and loft decor.

These are NOT PRINTS
Arches 300lb hot pressed watercolor rag paper.
This is slightly rough thick hand made paper.

Paper size is 6" x 4"
Unframed are wrapped and ships in a flat mailer.

Small Fact: The paper is so thick you can attach a ribbon to the back and hang it. I suggest mounting the painting on a matte and framing under glass.

These are my original designs and I hand paint 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.

SHIPPING TO THE USA is at no charge. I refund any over charges in shipping.
I ship everywhere and the shipping charge outside the US is for International Flat Rate for Envelopes. If there are any other fees and charges to you after they are your responsibility and vary with different countries.

For more info about Laurie Rohner Studio visit.

A closing thought is people like to use the phrase going with the flow. Dreams are funny because they change becoming at times bigger at other times unrecognizable from what was thought to be the Dream.  Still if the excitement and energy is still flowing then the momentum will and is in absolute motion. Just realize all things are in motion even your dreams. It is you who stops and allows the dream to die.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Garden botanical inspired gift ideas for the unique individuals.

There is so much going on during the summertime months and looking for that unusual classic fabulous gift can put a damper on the fun. I thought I could help. Here are some one of a kind great gifts you can buy for garden lovers, garden wedding celebrations and those awesome summer birthday parties.

First how about a magical whimsical woodland fairy house? Garden fairy house is a custom made woodland cottage enchanted with moss fern twigs and branches. Hand sculpted woodland fairy house for a garden or cottage. My woodland garden fairy house comes furnished with custom fairy sized woodland furniture. 

Woodland Fairy House by Between The Weeds.
Once upon a time fairies created this fairy house for your garden or cottage. Woodland Fairies were delighted with what the fairies created. Think of the happy joyful energy that will surround your home and your life when you add this fairy cottage to your house.

Moss, ferns, bark and branches make up the structure but you also get a bench or settee with a side table. On the outside is a bird house tucked into the crest of the house and on the other side is moss and bark. You also find a wicker awning. There are stones, shells, pebbles, lichen and clear globes for the fairies to light with their magic. This cottage fairy house is ready for your touches to make it very special and personal. Delight for all ages.
Note: All my houses are blessed by a fairy.

Measures: 10"w x 9.5"h x 7.5"d.
Weighs: 3lbs

Words from another fairy house owner:
Beautiful fairy house! The packaging was lovely, thanks a lot!

Second what about a gorgeous keepsake painted nature box personalized at no charge for a bride or special person that is in your life? My boxes are sturdy custom made and hand painted. 
Painted Furniture Nature Boxes Botanical Garden Woodland Wildflowers Herbs
Painted storage nature boxes custom made painted furniture with botanical garden flowers herbs and woodland wildflowers. One of a kind hand crafted wooden keepsake storage nature box makes a beautiful gift for birthdays weddings and new homes.
I painted the top with an assortment of botanical garden flowers mixed with herbs and wildflowers and on the front side are a few freshly picked flowers and blackberries painted giving a feeling they are spilling off the side.

A beautiful one of a kind addition to upscale farmhouse cottage loft decor by adding a bit of whimsical decorative painting.

Palette: Clear sky blue, raspberry pink, leaf green, deep blue, lavender, dark green, golden orange, pink, white, cream, yellow.

Dimensions: 11" x 9.5" x 5"
Box is hinged.
Box is sealed with lacquer and waxed.

Some lovely words about their fabulous boxes.
*Prompt service, beautifully and professionally packaged. Gorgeous box, love it!!!!
*I love your shop and I will come back often to see new products.
*I absolutely love this box and Laurie personalized it for me. Shipped quickly and safely and looks gorgeous. Thank you!

Last I have a vintage re-purposed frame I made into a wonderful contemporary tray to serve the martinis and cocktails on the deck during the evening hours. I love trays and this one is a fabulous watercolor painting on wood. Do not worry it is sealed and will stand up to everything you place on it.

A painted wooden serving tray re-purposed from vintage frame painted with watercolor and sealed with several coats of lacquer to protect. I painted a contemporary watercolor abstract in the tray titled Nebula. The bottom is covered with a real cork sheet to protect any surface. This is farmhouse cottage chic gone modern.

Turquoise, deep pinks, navy tinge of green and chartreuse splattered across the surface of abstract functional art titled Nebula.
Bottom is covered in cork.
Measures: 15" x 11.25" x 2.75"
Tray surface: 12.5" x 8.25"

Another serving tray I handmade and hand painted with a wildflower garden bouquet makes the perfect farmhouse cottage chic gift that is if the vintage is not to your liking.

Painted botanical farmhouse furniture for shabby chic cottages, a distressed sturdy tray with woodland garden flowers tied in a bouquet painted across the surface is inspired by nature. Sturdy handmade wooden serving tray is hand painted and custom crafted by my hand.

I painted a hand tied bouquet of woodland wildflowers lying across the tea stained surface. Great to use all year long to welcomed your guests or family. The sides are a soft blue green verdigris and are slightly worn to give the tray a time worn look.

Color Palette: soft verdigris, tea stained cream, golden yellow, leaf green,purple, light blue, raspberry, white and lavender.

Overall:16.25"l x 11.75"w x 2"d
Weighs: 3.3 lbs.

Hand crafted in poplar and pine with a custom finish distressed verdigris and sealed with several coats of lacquer so it will take a beating. Then waxed.

I really think you can not have enough trays and I display them around the house.
Customize the tray by adding a name and date for a special keepsake to mark a wedding birthday anniversary or house warming (no additional charge just a little time). 

For more info about Laurie Rohner Studio visit.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

You can't buy into fear and fully realize your Highest Potential.

"You are not separate from your Hopes and Dreams, you are only separate from knowing that they are Real and the only Truth your Soul knows. You can't buy into fear and fully realize your Highest Potential; it only comes from Love and Service."

- Jackson Kiddard

Yesterday I finished a custom painted box for a wonderful lady. She is a client I have worked with in the past and will work with in the future. Her birthday is coming up and she was treating herself to one of my boxes she had her eye on. But she had some requests and changes she wanted to make.
Rework the side and add certain flowers.

Rework the side and add certain flowers.
At first I wanted to get mad and realized it was not anger but fear. Could I make the changes and make her delighted or would I not be good enough? My thoughts were very separated from the dream I had when I created the box in the beginning. I paint, create and sell to give others joy. Thankfully my client reminded me of this and the fear dissipated and I started the work.
Removed flower and painted these.  

Added a little surprise hydrangea to the back.
Once I walked away from fear I found myself working in that place of love and service for the work I do. The box was reworked and finished without a problem. I sent the images to my client for her approval and she responded with this sincere heartfelt answer...

"WOW!!!! I am having difficulty finding the words...You really outdid yourself:) The box looks absolutely spectacular -- more beautiful than anything I could possibly have imagined. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! Not only have you made my birthday incredibly special, but you have given me an amazing treasure to look at first thing every morning from this point forward. I could not be more grateful..."

Most times we can avoid difficulty in sales life and relationships if we work from the core or heart of our being.  I think the box is so much better than what it was before. The fear not being good enough, which leads to will I loose the sale, the money, gone. Instead I found money isn't the engine that drives my business. I do. Within that soulful place lives hopes and dreams and the truth. In order to work in service of my soulful purpose I need to focus on the hopes and dreams. There I found and fully realized my highest potential; love and service. Fabulous lesson and one I wont forget.


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