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Last package shipped, last card mailed, time for a break.

I walked in the door after coming back from the post office with my last load of mailed orders. This is a busy time of year for people trying to make a living as a creative shop owner. This is the first year I feel business fell short. I decided to stop look at what I have done and maybe it is time to change things around.

Watercolor Nature Woodland Bird Original Painting Cedar Waxwingwatercolor mixed media by laurie rohnerBuy my original art at Between The Weeds Shop.

And so the changes are already happening as I take another look at some of my art. Above is this illustration finished while below shows its humble beginnings. I do like the way this original watercolor of a favorite bird transformed.

Before the transformation…change can be wonderful.Before I changed the painting.Before I changed the painting.

A watercolor original nature painting of a woodland bird titled Cedar Waxwing is an original artwork by Laurie Rohner.

I love these birds Cedar Waxwings, when they make their way through my area. They love to eat the red berries on my holly. A waxwing sits on the holly branch spying which berry to eat next. The holly and berries sit against a watery blue sky. This is a watercolor mixed media illustration.

Title: Cedar Waxwing
Paper Size: 8 x 10 inches
Paper: Arches 300lb hot pressed watercolor rag paper.

Taking the weekend off.

This is my time off weekend. I relax, reflect and enjoy the winter solstice and prepare for my Christmas. Tucker a large standard poodle likes this too, he gets some freshly backed homemade treats.

Tucker the cookie eating dog.
Tucker the cookie eating dog.

I am not positive what direction I will take but know as in all business I have to be willing to keep an open mind to all possibilities available. It is why I adore being my own boss. Taking time reflecting, imagining where I want to go and setting a plan mapping out my intentions is my weekend’s goal. Maybe it can be yours?

Happy winter solstice!

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Aiming for success with what you love to do.

“Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.”

David Frost, is a British journalist, comedian, writer and media personality.

I am reinventing the way I am branding my shop Between The Weeds with an underscore to nature. I love to watch birds and animals (my dog in particular),their personalities shine if you just pay attention. I am learning to connect to that energy. These are two woodland bird original watercolors.

Remember I am offering free bunny cards with your order.

Watercolor Nature Original Painting Woodland Bird Chickadee by Laurie Rohner

Watercolor Nature Original Painting Woodland Bird Chickadee by Laurie Rohner
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A nature watercolor original painting of a woodland bird titled Chickadee. I love the subtle tones against the dramatic hit of navy gray on the head and wing of this watercolor. This is a mamma bird getting ready to give her wee one a worm. This is original artwork by Laurie Rohner (not a print).

Palette:umber,navy,paynes gray

Watercolor Original Nature Painting Cedar Waxwing Woodland Bird by Laurie Rohner

Watercolor Original Nature Painting Cedar Waxwing Woodland Bird by Laurie Rohner
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A watercolor original nature painting of a woodland bird titled Cedar Waxwing.
Original artwork by Laurie Rohner.

I love these birds Cedar Waxwings, when they make their way through my area. They love to eat the red berries on my holly so I took a bit of artistic licensing and removed the green leaves. I love the subtle tones of this watercolor. It is whimsical with the added painted border and there are subtle water marks of blue in the corners.

Palette:umber,navy,paynes gray,yellow,red.

Wall artwork for cottage chic, farmhouse and loft decor.

Arches 300lb hot pressed watercolor rag paper.
This is slightly rough thick hand made paper.
Image and Paper size is 8″ x 10″.
Unframed.
NOT A PRINT

Small Fact: The paper is so thick you can attach a ribbon to the back and hang it.

These are my original designs and I hand paint each piece after which I add my signature ink line. A great value for an original piece of artwork.
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.

I ship everywhere and the shipping charge outside the US is for International Flat Rate for Envelopes.

For Painted Furniture visit:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BetweenTheWeeds?section_id=6097607

Fairy Houses visit:
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Shop my entire shop Visit:
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Second Etsy Shop:
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Replace Negative with Positive.

“If we understood the power of our thoughts, we would guard them more closely. If we understood the awesome power of our words, we would prefer silence to almost anything negative. In our thoughts and words we create our own weaknesses and our own strengths. Our limitations and joys begin in our hearts. We can always replace negative with positive.”

Betty Eadie
, is a prominent American author of several books on near-death experiences.

Have I mentioned I am crazy about nature? I love the feel I get when I engage with nature. I love to watch birds. I find it fascinating to see them dangle from branches fearless knowing all they have to do is to stretch out their wings and fly. Nature sees no evil doings. The bird below certainly is not worried about the next berry to eat or how he or she looks to the other birdies. Birds soar among the clouds and they have so much joy. I think I would like to spend a day as a bird. But just a day.

I am working on a bunch of nature themed paintings. The bird below is available at my shop Between The Weeds. Please stop in. Check out all the wonderful nature related work I have for sale there.

Watercolor Original Nature Painting Cedar Waxwing Woodland Bird by Laurie Rohner

Watercolor Original Nature Painting Cedar Waxwing Woodland Bird by Laurie Rohner
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A watercolor original nature painting of a woodland bird titled Cedar Waxwing.
Original artwork by Laurie Rohner.

I love these birds Cedar Waxwings, when they make their way through my area. They love to eat the red berries on my holly so I took a bit of artistic licensing and removed the green leaves. I love the subtle tones of this watercolor. It is whimsical with the added painted border and there are subtle water marks of blue in the corners.

Palette:umber,navy,paynes gray,yellow,red.

Wall artwork for cottage chic, farmhouse and loft decor.

Arches 300lb hot pressed watercolor rag paper.
This is slightly rough thick hand made paper.
Image and Paper size is 8″ x 10″.
Unframed.

Small Fact: The paper is so thick you can attach a ribbon to the back and hang it.

These are my original designs and I hand paint each piece after which I add my signature ink line. A great value for an original piece of artwork.
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.

I ship everywhere and the shipping charge outside the US is for International Flat Rate for Envelopes.

For Painted Furniture visit:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BetweenTheWeeds?section_id=6097607

Fairy Houses visit:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BetweenTheWeeds?section_id=10216629

Shop my entire shop Visit:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BetweenTheWeeds
Second Etsy Shop:
http://www.LaurieRohnerStudio.etsy.com