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Try inserting ‘and’ instead ‘but’ then follow your heart.

I was listening to a new podcast at The Inspiring Artist, by speaker Samantha Bennett from The Organized Artist Company, I found fantastic ideas. The one that seemed to pop out today was to stop using but and insert and. Simple and so precise.  Think about how many times a statement an action a dream is started only to find it fall away depleted and forgotten because of that tiny word but got in the way. For instance I want to sell my art BUT I have no experience. Now insert I want to sell my art and I have no experience. And becomes the connection to the answer and not the ending of your goal. No experience doesn’t mean your art isn’t any good and everyone has to start from somewhere.

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Follow Your Heart 8 x 10 Watercolor by Laurie Rohner.

Follow Your Heart (the heart is the image made with entwined vine and red trillium flower) is an original nature art illustration by Laurie Rohner. I enjoy spreading a little inspiration through my watercolors with inspiring words, sharing my hope that everyone can see the possibility for a great life.

Title: Follow Your Heart
Medium: watercolor on paper
Paper: Arches 300lb hot pressed watercolor rag paper.
This is slightly rough thick hand made paper.
Image size is 5 x 7 inch.
Paper size is 5.5  x 7.5 inch
Palette: red,purple,navy,deep leaf green
Unframed.

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.

Check out all my art and more at Laurie Rohner Studio’s Between The Weeds Shop.

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Fairies like to stay warm inside too.

An art studio for a woodland fairy to sit and create along side you, how magical is that? While the cold settles into the garden and the ground is covered with snow a fairy would be very grateful for this art studio. Think how the creative juices may flourish for you with a fairies magical energy.

Custom handcrafted woodland fairy house
Custom handcrafted woodland fairy house

 

Inside there is an easel set for a fairy creation with a stool and behind are rolled up canvases. On the other side is a fairy computer and tablet with a few old fashioned books in the corner set upon a drift wood table with chair. The floor has a natural woven rug and on the back wall are cedar panels. The roof is from branches and strewn across are pebbles, cones, sea glass, and raffia in a bow.

The spiral shape of pine cones around the window.
Details on the back and the other side.

The cones are separated and form shingles to help prevent the weather from coming in. The sides and back also have decorative cone shingles. I glue each piece you see in place by hand.

Easel stool desk with tablet and computer ready for any fairy to stay connected.

This is a custom handmade woodland fairy house sculpted from wood pine cones sea glass pebbles and natural finds.

Dimensions: 13 x 11 x 7 inches
Weight 5 lbs.

Note: All my houses are blessed by a fairy.
I also enclose the name of the fairy so keep your eyes out for the fairy only when you buy one at Between The Weeds here.

I wrap each house carefully with tissue on the inside of the houses and then the entire house is wrapped in brown paper. But be careful unwrapping these beautiful sculpted work of art. Take care in unwrapping.

Now that Christmas is almost here and gone I can create some new fairy houses for you. Have some extra holiday cash order a custom fairy house for a special fairy in your life. My sculpted fairy houses are not just for the young ones but really for the young at heart.

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This is my final year of being pro Etsy.

Has this year been what you expected? If your answer is no then look at what made it not be and start from there. This year I expected so much to happen in my Etsy shop and selling my home so I could relocate to Vermont. Both of these areas did not come close to what I expected. What I discovered is simply this I put my faith in the wrong people. Now at the end of 2014 I have a great realtor working for me so I do not have to contend with selling a house on top of everything else. I also see the hard work and oodles of money going into Etsy is not working. Things changed and Etsy is not what it was.

Are you interested in setting up shop at Etsy? Be sure you do so knowing you are lining the pockets of a business marketing themselves as a handmade creative site. Not so anymore. You have to promote. By promoting your Etsy shop you funnel people into Etsy and not necessarily your shop. So why not promote and invest in your art, your products with your site? Keeping people interested in your work and product is challenging but all that hard work is for you. I chose Weebly because it is extremely easy to use and you can change your design at any time. They have top-notch help center ready with any answers to all your concerns. I had many when I first set up my four sites. The money I spent each month at Etsy with little sales to show for it now spent on these sites. Slowly my sales have increased and have doubled my Etsy best year sales.

Using my knowledge and crunching the numbers and facts it is crazy for me to keep working with Etsy. So as the products expire I will stop renewing. Only a few will remain to keep the shop alive. If you enjoy my work you will always be able to buy my work at Between The Weeds Store at Laurie Rohner Studio or at any of my web sites (see below for links).

I hate to see so many fine artists and creative entrepreneurs go down the rabbit hole at Etsy. I would love to hear your opinion.

watercolor mixed media painting
Available art at Between The Weeds
 Nature Art Watercolor Illustration Original Artwork by Laurie Rohner available in my store here.
I have three active web sites with weebly and would love if you could take a peek at them.
Hope you enjoy!
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Watercolor botanical summers garden is titled Sunny Day in the Garden, an original nature art painting by nature artist Laurie Rohner.

Watercolor painting pink purple blue flowers with a bee buzzing in this wonderful cheerful botanical garden flower painting.  A whimsical original nature artwork and sure to bring joy to anyone in love with gardens.

Can you smell the delicate scents? These are a few of my favorite flowers penned and painted in  my illustration of wildflowers and garden flowers with a bee in watercolor and pen. There is a blush of blue sky hinting at a summer’s day. It is cheery and guarantees a better mood. These are flowers from my gardens in New Jersey.

Watercolor botanical summers garden is titled Sunny Day in the Garden, an original nature art painting by nature artist Laurie Rohner.

Watercolor Botanical Summer Flowers Sunny Day in the Garden Nature Art
Original watercolor nature art, inspired by botanical gardens and nature, makes great wall art.

Summers garden nature art botanical watercolor colorful garden and wildflowers titled Sunny Day in the Garden for Between The Weeds.

Title: Sunny Day in the Garden
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Palette: pink, purple,blue, yellow, cream, sage, leaf green
Paper: Arches 90lb hot pressed watercolor rag paper.
Paper size is 20 x 15 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title signed dated on verso.
Unframed.

Buy this illustration at Between The Weeds at Laurie Rohner Studio.

A wee little quote to leave with you this evening before my magical beings come and play, it is the hour of fairies…

Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?

Douglas Adams

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Is it a fairy house or is it a bird house?

Sweet Pea Fairy House Bird House Hanging Painted Garden Fairy Art Sculpture Between The Weeds by Laurie Rohner.

Handcrafted hanging fairy house
Woodland Fairy House Sweet Pea and Bird House.

Sweet Pea Fairy House and Bird House ready to hang or stand is a painted garden fairy art sculpture. A hanging fairy house or bird house painted with white and hand painted sweet peas adorn the sides. The front has a purple fairy door but the back has an opening for a small bird family too. The roof is twigs and mosses attached to a cedar shingle roof. The house is made out of cedar and pine.

Painted fairy house
Birdhouse Woodland Fairy House

House size: 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 9 inches tall standing, hanging 14 inches tall.
Weight: 1lb. 7 ounces.

woodland fairy house at Between The Weeds
Easy to hang or set on the table.

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.

Check out the other wonderful whimsical handcrafted woodland fairy house garden sculptures Here at Between The Weeds.

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Fairies have blessed my fairy house.

I am very happy working with Briar Goblinwitch creating whimsical magical woodland fairy houses. Yet I enjoy anything I do when I work with my hands. Sometimes I feel that everything in my life has been for me to apply to creating fairy houses. When I look over the sold list of fairy houses I am amazed how many have gone out into the world. Briar only smiles at my limited human thinking. My fairy friend tells me I am blessed by fairies, to follow this path it is very worthy. So though I am a bit dense I am gleefully happy creating new fairy houses.

This is a hanging woodland fairy house made for you to hang up on the wall or you can set it on a shelf. It is nighttime in the woodland enchanted forest and the fairies have come out to play in their magical wall nature art.

woodland fairy house by laurierohner.com
Twig Fairy House Nature Art Nighttime Enchanted Forest Handmade Sculpted One of a Kind

I first handmade a wood box frame, then started to fit the branches inside to finish with chairs and tables tucked in the nooks and crannies of this whimsical fairy house.

woodland fairy house buy at laurierohner.com
Twig Fairy Nature Art Nighttime in the Woodland Enchanted Forest

This is inside and close up showing the details and work of each individually cut glued and hand placed piece in this whimsical fairy house.

House Measures: 11 x 12 x 6 inches.
Weight: 2.9 lbs.
Great for all ages and ready to hang anywhere you think the fairies will like.

Buy sculpted woodland fairy house at laurierohner.com
Buy sculpted woodland fairy house at laurierohner.com
Buy my mystical magical Woodland fairy houses with whimsical  handmade fairy furniture crafted originals. When you only buy at Laurie Rohner Studio’s Between The Weeds shop, get the fairy name who will live in your house with the fairy blessing.
I wrap each house carefully with tissue on the inside of the houses and then the entire house is wrapped in brown paper. But be careful unwrapping these beautiful sculpted work of art. Take care in unwrapping.

CARING FOR YOUR NEW FAIRY HOUSE
All my houses are unique and custom crafted for the fairy living in the house. Woodland in nature is handmade from building the base to decorating the interiors. Nature inspired woodland sculpted art can be used outside or in. If placed outside expect only 1 maybe 2 years before the environment plays its part. Will last much longer in and mist the houses, this keeps them from drying out. Keep out of direct sunlight.
These are my original designs and I hand craft each piece for my woodland fairy houses.

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.

Website:
http://laurierohner.com
http://paintedfurniturestudio.com

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Twig Woodland Fairy House Apartment Ready to Move Into Today.

Each fairy breath of summer, as it blows with loveliness, inspires the blushing rose. ~Author Unknown

Twig Woodland Fairy House Apartment
Handmade One of a Kind with Fairy Furniture for Between The Weeds by Laurie Rohner.

Twig Woodland Fairy House Apartment Handmade One of a Kind with Fairy Furniture for Between The Weeds by Laurie Rohner.

Handmade sculpted fairy house apartment comes with upstairs upholstered lounge to rest a fairies head and table on the upper level. There are steps leading up. The ground floor is complete with fairy art, table and chairs and a fabulous clay tiled floor. The outside is bark over natural cedar wood and the roof is layered with dogwood branches lichen and bits I found in nature. One of a kind fairy house sculpted by the hands of artist Laurie Rohner for Between The Weeds.

Handmade sculpted fairy house apartment
Handmade sculpted fairy house apartment front view.

I hand create each piece I add to the woodland fairy house. On the one wall notice an original fairy artwork hanging. There is always room for your own decorating style which you can add.

Woodland fairy house by laurierohner.com
Complete with fairy art.

A closeup of the second floor deck level with upholstered lounge and table where a faerie can relax and gaze at the stars or catch a few moonbeams.

Handmade woodland fairy house.
Backside of the woodland fairy house shows the second floor deck.

CARING FOR YOUR NEW FAIRY HOUSE
All my houses are unique and custom crafted for the fairy living in the house. Woodland in nature is handmade from building the base to decorating the interiors. Nature inspired woodland sculpted art can be used outside or in. If placed outside expect only 1 maybe 2 years before the environment plays its part. Will last much longer inside and mist the houses, this keeps them from drying out. Keep out of direct sunlight.
These are my original designs and I hand craft each piece for my woodland fairy houses.

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.

Would you like to buy this remarkable whimsical magical woodland fairy house?

Shop at Between The Weeds Buy Now

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Fairy magic in my studio.

“When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laughter broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies – Peter Pan”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Art Studio Woodland Fairy House

One of a kind custom sculpted woodland fairy houses

An art studio for a woodland fairy to sit and create along side you, how magical is that? Inside there is an easel set for a fairy creation with a stool and behind are rolled up canvases. On the other side is a fairy computer and tablet with a few old fashioned books in the corner set upon a drift wood table with chair. The floor has a natural woven rug and on the back wall are cedar panels. The roof is from branches and strewn across are pebbles, cones, sea glass, and raffia in a bow. The cones are separated and form shingles to help prevent the weather from coming in. The sides and back also have decorative cone shingles. I glue each and every piece you see in place by hand.

Handmade woodland fairy house
Roof of fairy house looking down at fairy computer and tablet.

This is a custom handmade woodland fairy house sculpted from wood pine cones sea glass pebbles and natural finds.

Dimensions: 13 x 11 x 7 inches
Weight 5lbs.

Sculpted Woodland Fairy House by Between The Weeds
Back side with hand placed pine cone shingles on real cedar wood.

Check out more about my fairy houses here.

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Spring Green to enjoy from fellow etsy shops.

‘Spring Green’ by Between The Weeds.

Spring will come and here is a little reminder.Smell the sweet scent of spring in the air,grab a cup of coffee or green tea and enjoy, dream, breathe.


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Be sure to also check out some of my things in my shop filled with cottage painted furniture, nature art and functional art.

Painted cottage teapot by Laurie Rohner
Spring green ivy hand painted on teapot.

Between The Weeds at Etsy.

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Mistakes are what we say when we stop loving ourselves.

“Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons. Love yourself, trust your choices, and everything is possible.”

 

Cherie-Carter Scotts

Mistakes are what we say when we stop loving ourselves. Think about the word and how do you feel when you think about just the word mistake? What first comes to mind is failure. I made a mistake and if I admit it I am then a failure. Thinking this way is wrong. It is defeating and stops you in your feet if the mistake is big enough and for some one mistake can stop them from ever being great or moving forward in their life. But when you say what a great lesson that was, how do you feel now. Not so bad, right?

All it takes is to switch the word and your thinking changes. Instead of being stopped in your momentum of living your life you are propelled forward. Now when the next lesson comes along it becomes fun. You perceive it differently. You start loving your life your choices and the journey becomes fun and exciting. Everything is possible because you see lessons and not mistakes.

I just recently took this fairy house apart because it was not right. I reconfigured it and added a fresh new look to this adorable sculpted 3D woodland fairy house. Check it out and see what you think. Better?

Fairy house by the sea, before.
Fairy house by the sea, before.

This is my Woodland Fairy House today. I have it in the studio and at Between The Weeds available for you to buy.

Woodland Fairy House today.

Woodland Fairy House Sculpted 3D Whimsical Wall Art Moss Bark Fairy Chair

Woodland Fairy House is sculpted with a fairy chair by the stream a whimsical 3D hanging fairy houses. The wall art has bark moss and a raffia bow tied around the frame. This little sculpture has bits of moss and pebbles and to the side is an imaginary stream trickling down the pebbles and stones. Sitting in the middle is the fairy chair made of wire and moss with a purple bow. The frame is from a stretched canvas that I altered for my little woodland fairy vignette. A fun piece for any age.

Frame size is 6 inch square and is about 3 inches deep.

I wrap each house carefully with tissue on the inside of the houses and then the entire house is wrapped in brown paper. But be careful unwrapping these beautiful sculpted work of art. Take care in unwrapping.

CARING FOR YOUR NEW FAIRY HOUSE
All my houses are unique and custom crafted for the fairy living in the house. Woodland in nature is handmade from building the base to decorating the interiors. Nature inspired woodland sculpted art can be used outside or in. If placed outside expect only 1 maybe 2 years before the environment plays its part. Will last much longer in and mist the houses, this keeps them from drying out. Keep out of direct sunlight.
These are my original designs and I hand craft each piece for my woodland fairy houses.

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 via USPS Priority Mail.