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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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Special offer available at Between The Weeds Etsy Shop.

I am offering all 10% discount on any order over $50 (except original paintings over $175). I sell unique very original art, functional art, painted one of a kind distinctive home furnishings and painted furniture. Live in the area of Elkin NC please give me a call and you can pick up your order free. My studio is open by appointment any time.

Get 10% off thhis order.
Watercolor Botanical Painting Leaves and Berries Natural History Original Nature Art

Original botanical watercolor painting Leaves and Berries is an original nature art painted by hand in the studio of Laurie Rohner. My painting is a detailed botanical garden illustration of my whimsical look of natural history showing decorative leaves with berries in varying shades of misty earthy greens from moss to gold and soft sage to deep green blue and navy.

Title: Leaves and Berries
Medium: Watercolor on Paper.
Paper Type: Arches 300lb hot pressed watercolor rag paper.
Image size is 10″ x 13.5″
Paper size is 15″ x 11.25″
Signature: LR on the front, tile, signed, date, on verso.
Unframed.

Use offer TENOFFOVER50
Painted Furniture Woodland Nature Box Functional Art Botanical Garden Flowers Herbs

I custom made this keepsake box. The painted hinged box is designed using poplar wood painted a lovely shade of the softest creamy gray taupe white. The sides of this nature box are 1/2 stock poplar with mortised hinges. I love this base color. To compliment the color I decided to use a subtle simple design with greens and white flowers that cascade down the front. The botanical woodland flowers are from hydrangea to Queen Ann’s Lace and Lily of the Valley.

Palette: dark green, olive, leaf green, white, cream, light pewter gray.
Outside dimensions:14.75 x 11.5 x 8 inches
Inside dimensions: 12.75 x 9.75 x 6.5 inches
Every piece is signed and dated.
Hours to complete 7 1/2hrs
Ready to ship.
Box weighs 8lbs.

Twig Woodland Fairy House Handcrafted One of a Kind Custom Whimsical Fairy Furniture
Twig Woodland Fairy House Handcrafted One of a Kind Custom

Twig woodland fairy house handcrafted one of a kind magical whimsical nature art sculpture created for home and garden.

The fairy house is made from cedar and pine wood constructing the floor and walls with twigs from a downed dogwood tree for the roof. Bark and pine cone is broken up and glued by hand into place on the walls and polished pebbles frame the back window. On the top is a bench for sunbathing or nighttime star gazing with a table and two stools on the top platform for a dreamy dinner any two whimsical fairies would love. Inside there is a sofa or lounge bed table and chair with footrest. I love the pine wood pattern in this fairy furniture piece.

Now imagine this fairy house sitting up in the trees like a tree house? Notice the tree trunk going through the room and it aligns with the top platform.

Fairy house size: 11 x 6 x 9 inches.
Weight: 2.3lbs.
Fairy pictured NOT INCLUDED.

These are just a few of the unique custom work from Between The Weeds Etsy Shop and only till December 1 2014 can you get an extra 10% off. Remember all my work is one of a kind and there is only one of its kind so if you like something please order.

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Just finished a new pet portrait of a brown lab.

New pet portrait of a brown lab is an original oil painting dog portrait, titled Bosco – A Lab Lady. This is a tribute to Bosco a wonderful loving lab I once knew. She had eyes that spoke volumes filled with love and adoration. No matter what, a lab will give you all or nothing. What a great breed.

pet portrait brown lab by Laurie Rohner
Bosco – A brown lab lady.

Title: Bosco A Lab Lady.
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Canvas Size: 10 x 10 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on the front Card with signature title and date of painting tucked in the back.
Unframed

Pet portraits by Laurie Rohner
Closer look at Bosco.

This is a painting to fit all brown lab owners or lovers of the breed. This is a one dog head portrait with a simple background.
More intricate background an extra $150 more.

Remember I can do other sizes and other breeds just give me an email.

The painting is on gallery wrapped canvas (3/4″ deep) with staples hidden on the back with wood. This painting has beautiful color and a great finish from high quality oil paints.

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. See my shipping policy for information.

For more info about paintings
Web:
http://laurierohner.com

Posted in art, Between the Weeds, inspiration, Laurie Rohner, Spiritual, whimsical

Gratefulness makes us happy.

“In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.” ~Brother David Steindl-Rast

Gratefulness what a gorgeous word. When you feel this word fully you are everything good in the world.  The simplest act or outcome which would mean nothing to anyone else (most would find small) sends me over the rainbow and giggly inside. In my life it is stepping outside and the air smells rich with the smell of spring, fresh and new, or gaze out the window at the right time to catch a sunset at the peak of its glory rich with color and emotion. Watching your dog sleep with the sun shining in on him and he is so blissfully dreaming of, well I don’t know what he dreams about, but I can assume it has something to do with open fields or car rides over the hills. Mostly I am always blown away when little messages intuitive or not come through and suddenly you get it, shaking your head and thinking that was amazing. Gratefulness is awesome and a must to being happy, no matter what.

Nature Art Watercolor Botanical Wildflower Study

Natural history study a watercolor nature art original by Laurie Rohner Studio.

My watercolor painting is an original botanical garden nature art painting of a study for woodland wildflowers. The title of this whimsical painting is Study of Wildflowers by Laurie Rohner. Each flower is painted by hand and then I apply ink. This is a delightful whimsical botanical illustration and is affordable. This painting ships to the USA for only $3.00.

Title: Study of Wildflowers
Medium: Watercolor and Ink on Paper
Palette: green, pinks, soft green,lavender,sky blue,purple.
Paper: 140lb. drawing pastel rag paper.
Image/Paper size is 8 x 11 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title signed dated on verso.
Unframed.

For more info about work visit here

Small Fact: I suggest mounting the painting on a matte and framing under glass.

Buy art, original watercolor nature art, inspired by botanical gardens and nature, makes great wall art. Original art for sale online here at Laurie Rohner  Studio. You will love my hand-painted watercolor nature art. Great for gift giving home decorating and fine art collectors.

My nature art work is original one-of-a-kind paintings that are suitable for framing. The watercolor art you will receive has its own unique and each quality only an original watercolor can give.

All of my watercolors are made with the finest archival quality materials – Arches Watercolor Paper and Windsor and Newton Artists Quality Watercolors – and professionally packaged to arrive safely.

Windsor and Newton Artist Quality Watercolors are renowned for their superior color permanence, balance and amazing color range.

All my art including this artwork are original miniature watercolors suitable for framing, enjoy them in your home or send as a unique gift to that special someone.

All rights are not transferable with the purchase of this painting and stay with the artist.
The copyright is for photographing and does not appear on the original.

Also available as prints in many sizes and phone cases. Click Here.

 

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Go with the flow of your life.

Use whatever excuse you can to vibrate in harmony with those things you’ve been saying you want. And when you do, those things that are a vibrational equivalent flow into your experience in abundance. Not because you deserve it, not because you’ve earned it, but because it’s the natural consequence of the Law of Attraction. That which is like unto itself is drawn.

—Abraham

Moments, seconds of time in our lives, randomly mean nothing yet if we stop to look and understand what they might mean can change a direction in a life forever. How many times have you heard to go with the flow? or use the force? finding life comes up short. Maybe it is as simple, though difficult to keep up daily, surrounding yourself with exactly what it is that makes you sing from your heart? You know the feeling of excitement, apprehension, energy abounds suddenly even though you thought you were exhausted. There is nothing to stop you, you know exactly what it is you want, need, desire in your life. As the days wear on that energy dissipates and the excitement is gone but is it or have you slipped out of harmony? That is why I think to keep up the energy flow you must have triggers that bring you back to the flow of the life you really do want to follow. For me it is to sell my home in North Carolina and move back to Vermont. My heart sings every time  I even think about moving back so I know it is something I need to do in this life now.

I am painting little watercolors of Vermont picturesque scenic landscapes not only to share and sell but to keep me focused on where I am heading. This is a new watercolor I just added yesterday and I hope you like it. I have it in my studio Visit Here and in my etsy shop, Between The Weeds.

Nature Art Vermont Watercolor Landscape Painting Autumn Falls on Vermont Town is a Picturesque Scene. One of a Kind Original Artwork by Laurie Rohner.

Vermont  Picturesque Scene Landscape Watercolor Nature Art Painting
Shown with frame Watercolor Vermont Town by Laurie Rohner Studio

Vermont Picturesque Scene Landscape Watercolor Nature Art Painting

Vermont watercolor of a picturesque landscape of a town scene as autumn falls. My watercolor is titled Autumn Falls on Vermont Town. A nature art original painting by Laurie Rohner. Autumn comes early to Vermont and the mountains and hills are cast in yellow and orange. The distance is always hazy but the air is alive with autumn colors and crisp with the smell of turning leaves.

Titled: Autumn Falls on Vermont Town

Medium: Watercolor on paper.

Palette: earth brown, orange, green, golden yellow, leaf green, sky blue, payne gray, sage green.

Paper Size: 7.25 x 5 inch

Image Size: 7.25 x 5 inch

Signature: Laurie Rohner on front. Signed dated and title on verso.

Watercolor on Paper 7 x 5 inches unframed.

Buy art, original watercolor nature art, inspired by botanical gardens and nature, makes great wall art. Original art for sale online here at Laurie Rohner Studio. You will love my hand-painted watercolor nature art. Great for gift giving home decorating and fine art collectors.

My nature art work is original one-of-a-kind paintings that are suitable for framing. The watercolor art you will receive has its own unique and individual qualities only an original watercolor can give.

All of my watercolors are made with the finest archival quality materials – Arches Watercolor Paper and Windsor and Newton Artists Quality Watercolors – and professionally packaged to arrive safely.

 

Posted in art, artwork, Between the Weeds, botanical garden, Botanical Garden, custom designs, Design Style, fine art, flower, inspiration, Laurie Rohner, LRStudio, new art, new product, original art, painting, Quotes, Spiritual, storage boxes, watercolor illustrations, Watercolors

What is the worst thing that can happen if?

“According to A Course in Miracles, there are only two basic emotions: one is fear, the other is love. You may fear the disapproval of others. Take that risk and you’ll discover that you receive more approval when you don’t seek it than when you do. You may fear the unknown. Take that risk as well. Wander in there, asking yourself, ‘What is the worst thing that can happen if this doesn’t work out?’ The truth is that you will just move beyond it. You’re not going to starve to death or be tortured if it doesn’t work out… Fear knocked at the door. Love answered and no one was there.” Wayne Dyer

I thought this was a nice reminder that no matter what political games may be at hand that fearing the worst is nothing if answered with love.

For a brighter moment here is a watercolor I worked on because of a custom order for two boxes with September’s month flowers. September has two one is a morning glory and the other an aster. I love both these blossoms and had a bunch of fun working on the boxes for twin girls. The watercolor is available at Laurie Rohner Studio. Remember this is an original watercolor and painted by hand with detailed ink work. It is fun and whimsical. What do you think?

Watercolor Painting Botanical Garden Wildflowers Morning Glories and Asters Original Nature Art by Laurie Rohner.

Watercolor Painting Botanical Garden Wildflowers Morning Glories and Asters.

A watercolor painting is an original botanical garden art of nature art with blue morning glories and soft lavender purple asters. The title of this whimsical painting is Morning Glories and Asters by Laurie Rohner.
These are the flowers represent the month of September.
This nature art painting was done for a special order box for baby girls. I loved the way the boxes came out so I worked up a delightful watercolor.

Title: Morning Glories and Asters
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Palette: green, yellow, soft green,lavender,sky blue,purple.
Paper: Arches 300lb hot pressed watercolor rag paper.
Image/Paper size is 8 x 10 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title signed dated on verso.
Unframed.

Small Fact: I suggest mounting the painting on a matte and framing under glass.

Buy art, original watercolor nature art, inspired by botanical gardens and nature, makes great wall art. Original art for sale online here at Laurie Rohner  Studio. You will love my hand-painted watercolor nature art. Great for gift giving home decorating and fine art collectors.

My nature art work is original one-of-a-kind paintings that are suitable for framing. The watercolor art you will receive has its own unique and individual qualities only an original watercolor can give.

All of my watercolors are made with the finest archival quality materials – Arches Watercolor Paper and Windsor and Newton Artists Quality Watercolors – and professionally packaged to arrive safely.

Windsor and Newton Artist Quality Watercolors are renowned for their superior color permanence, balance and amazing color range.

All my art including this artwork are original miniature watercolors suitable for framing, enjoy them in your home or send as a unique gift to that special someone.

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 safely packed and shipped via Priority Mail. I ship everywhere please read shipping policy for more information.

For more info about paintings
Web:
http://laurierohner.com
http://paintedfurniturestudio.com

These are the boxes I worked on with morning glories and asters.
Morning glories and asters on Nature Box
Morning glories and asters on Nature Box
The other nature box.
The other nature box.

I added the wren and each box is different and uniquely one of a kind. Inside the lid is the name date weight and length of the babies. This is a very special keepsake that will grow with the age of the child. It is what I like the best about these boxes.

 

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Museum quality prints and original watercolor paintings available at Between The Weeds.

Watercolor Painting Giclee Print Professional Museum Quality

Woodland Wild Flowers Artwork by Laurie Rohner 9 x 12

Between The Weeds is offering prints of some of the original watercolors. The original watercolor painting has been sold.

Woodland Wild Flowers
paper size 9″ x 12″
Unframed

Watercolor Painting/ Giclee Print/ Woodland Wild Flowers/ Professional Museum Quality/ Artwork by Laurie Rohner/ 9 x 12
Watercolor Painting/ Giclee Print/ Woodland Wild Flowers/ Professional Museum Quality/ Artwork by Laurie Rohner/ 9 x 12 Watercolor Painting/ Giclee Print/ Woodland Wild Flowers/ Professional Museum Quality/ Artwork by Laurie Rohner/ 9 x 12

Watercolor Painting Giclee Print Garden Flowers

Museum Quality Artwork by Laurie Rohner 9 x 12

Watercolor Painting Giclee Print Garden Flowers Museum Quality Artwork by Laurie Rohner 9 x 12
Watercolor Painting Giclee Print Garden Flowers Museum Quality Artwork by Laurie Rohner 9 x 12 Watercolor Painting Giclee Print Garden Flowers Museum Quality Artwork by Laurie Rohner 9 x 12

Between The Weeds is offering prints of some of the original watercolors by Laurie Rohner.

Garden Flowers
paper size 9″ x 12″
Unframed

It takes about 10 days to professionally print. The prints are produced on Epson 9880 giclee printer using archival inks guaranteed to last up to 75 years. The professional printers create museum quality prints at a printing resolution of 1440 x 720 dpi. Between The Weeds chose watercolor paper because of the textured finish and satisfying weight of this fine art watercolor paper provides an authentic look and feel for reproductions of watercolor art — or, use it to add an interesting natural texture to photography and digital media. Collectors who like to handle the print out of frame will appreciate this paper’s rigidity and surface feel. Watercolor Paper is a neutral-toned, acid-free paper made from 100% cotton rag. Unframed prints are shipped in sturdy 1/4″ cardboard tubes and include a 1″ white border to allow for future matting and framing.

The original paintings sold.

 

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Paintings available as prints now at Between The Weeds.

This week Between The Weeds is offering prints of some of my watercolors. The original work is for sale unless I have stated it under the prints option. It takes about 10 days to professionally print. The prints are produced on Epson 9880 giclee printer using archival inks guaranteed to last up to 75 years.   The professional printers create museum quality prints at a printing resolution of 1440 x 720 dpi. Between The Weeds chose watercolor paper because of the textured finish and satisfying weight of this fine art watercolor paper provides an authentic look and feel for reproductions of watercolor art — or, use it to add an interesting natural texture to photography and digital media.   Collectors who like to handle the print out of frame will appreciate this paper’s rigidity and surface feel.   Watercolor Paper is a neutral-toned, acid-free paper made from 100% cotton rag. Unframed prints are shipped in sturdy 1/4″ cardboard tubes and include a 1″ white border to allow for future matting and framing.

watercolor print
Available at Between The Weeds

Prints are available in 9″ x 12″ and cost $35.00.

The original watercolor rendering botany illustration of Leaves and Berries is available in the Between The Weeds shop Visit here to buy.

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People asking for wholesale and final prices on handmade artist work.

Farmhouse Cottage Chic from Painted Furniture Collection
Painted Wood Tray from Painted Furniture Collection

If you sell handmade items online you have definitely come across people asking for wholesale prices. I have dealt with this off and on for years. Set up a guideline, what pieces you are doing, the bottom line charged on those pieces, add any restriction to the pieces such as color variety size… and minimum order amount. Adhere to these guidelines for yourself so there is no confusion with the buyer. Recently I did a wholesale order and forgot my set of guidelines, I may end up regretting this decision.

There are also the people asking for your final asking price. These people are pet peeves of mine. There is nothing wrong with asking this question when dealing with certain items such as vintage. It follows the trend a throw over from antique shows to see if a dealer can give you a better price. Simply put you have your cost, your profit and your price. Want to sell at a lower profit fine.

Asking an artist this question is wrong. Back when crafts were made up of people selling at country craft fairs and everything was country we all know the stuffed goose in calico print or the cut out hearts. Again people felt they had to ask to dicker for a better price. The shows were inexpensive to enter and you could afford to lower a price. Today is a very different market, it is competitive and the product is as diverse as the people are who create. It is a machine run by young, middle-aged, and older artist who because of the economic cloud are being forced to diversify. I am one who thinks this is a good thing. Gone are the days of mind numbing country. From around the world there is a new breed of artist being born. They are skilled, educated, business minded, and proficient in their craft and art. Most of the people I have come across are serious business owners, working full-time producing their work. If it can be made by hand there is an artist somewhere creating something beautiful special and uniquely one of a kind. There is a price to pay for this kind of work. They have spent years studying fine arts, taking workshops to improve their skills, and always diligent in the quality they offer to the public.

So why ask any artist can you do better on the price? Would you ask your accountant? or doctor? or realtor? If you think of the time and education needed to create what the masses can not should you not be ashamed you haven’t paid more? If you want something cheap China who is more than happy to oblige. With technology controlling every need people have this same ever-growing society is losing the basic skills that have been mastered for centuries. Ah, but the artist who has worked keeping the tradition alive and creating with their hands and minds may be the greatest societal commodity. If we lose our networks that run our machines who will build the houses, make the dishes, furniture, windows or even the soap to bath with, the artist. The artist you are not willing to pay. You will then but knowing the creative soul as I do it will be fairly.

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Creating Another Creation Box.

Yesterday I showed a Creation Box which was Esther and Jerry Hicks conception to attract what you want in your life. Now there is another Creation Box to choose from in my shop at LRStudio Click Here to buy.

Keepsake Creation Box Painted Colorful Garden Flowers

Keepsake Creation Box Painted Colorful Garden Flowers
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My Keepsake Creation Box is painted an assortment of colorful garden flowers on every side of this farmhouse country cottage style hinged box. I included a Yellow Goldfinch on the front, a blue butterfly on the top and a bee buzzes by on the side. The colors range from pinks to purples to blues to yellows and reds to fit any color scheme.The Creation Box idea is from Esther and Jerry Hicks, Whom I greatly admire. My intention is this box will help you create what Esther and Jerry Hicks state, To begin the Magical Creation Box process, find a nice-looking box, one that is pleasing to you when you see it. On the lid, in a conspicuous place that you will easily notice, write the words: Whatever is contained in this box—IS!

Instruction: How to attract all you need with a Creation Box included with each Keepsake Box.

Hand crafted of high quality pine and painted a bright white with a superior varnished finish and waxed has a sturdy hinged lid. Great size for big intentions.

Custom Order a Beautiful Bridal Shower or Wedding or Birthday Gift and have the Keepsake Box personalized with the event on the inside lid or order a custom box to fit the event.

The overall dimensions are 9.25″x11.5″x7″ and the inside dimensions are 7″x9″x5.5″.

More Cottage: http://www.etsy.com/shop/LRStudio?section_id=6097607
OR http://www.LRStudio.etsy.com