Bye Bye Etsy.

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Blue Hydrangea watercolor by Laurie Rohner

A new year has arrived. Changes are upon me.

The first change of the year is my decision phasing out my Etsy Shop. So when you go to my Etsy shop Between The Weeds you will read this:

My Etsy Shop is phasing out. I hope my wonderful clients will visit my websites below. You can find everything from art, painted furniture, prints and printed decor through my web sites at the best prices I can offer.

You can buy original art and custom painted furniture through my websites and link directly to my prints and printed home decor.
Laurie Rohner Studio – http://laurierohner.com
Between The Weeds – http://betweentheweeds.com
Whitfield Studio – http://whitefieldstudio.com

Prints of garden flowers landscapes and original nature art available in many sizes at affordable prices. Find custom printed throw pillows, tapestries and fun catch-alls and totes here too. Hand Painted Furniture with nature botanical garden flower illustrations on farmhouse style custom made by Between The Weeds.

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Thank you for visiting today! It is a pleasure to share my work with you.
Do contact me if you have any questions!

The sales from my Etsy shop are few and spending more time and energy does not make sense. Etsy has changed. They are not that magical place where people could find quality handmade custom work. It is filled with prints knock offs from China and substandard products. There is still the most wonderful original work found but most serious artists have moved on with their own web sites.

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Prints, Art, Canvas Floor Cloths, Murals,

Since I work with FineArtAmerica and Society6 where you can buy any size print, on anything wood, paper, canvas, acrylic or metal, frame it, or buy from the large selection of home decor and accessories with a hassle free return policy at an amazing price why Etsy? Etsy charges for everything and I had to add the additional charges to the final price I charged at Etsy. This really bothered me. I felt like I was cheating my customer, though I was upfront with my policy at Etsy. Etsy customer (I have a record of you) get 10% off on select products.

I have gone back and forth with this for a year. I gave Etsy till the end of the year to prove their value. Sadly the stats proved me right. Etsy has changed. My web sites get an average of 1500 hits a day where Etsy could not break the 50 mark. At one time I had an average of 500 to 700 a day at Etsy. Etsy has stopped listing with Google. Their home page is confusing. Most of the products cater to one demographic, not mine. My clientele tends to be older, affluent and searching for custom one of a kind art and work.

I hope my clients at Etsy read this and understand. Please come and join me at Laurie Rohner Studio or Between The Weeds Marketplace for my original art and furniture and visit Whitefield Studio the gateway to my prints and printed decor.

Hand Painted Furniture Garden Flowers with Nature Saying Stool

This is a new technique I am using. I use watercolors gouache and line work much like my watercolor illustrations on specially surfaced grounds. The stool is lacquered and waxed to protect the painting. I find that watercolors have wonderful pigments and enjoy the end results.

Hand Painted Furniture Garden Flowers on Stool
Hand Painted Furniture Garden Flowers on Stool

Hand painted furniture with botanical garden flowers wildflowers and a nature saying is custom painted on this 30 inch bar stool made of oak and hardwoods. The top of the stool is painted with bright cheerful botanical garden flowers, wildflowers and a saying I really like, Nature Smiles With Flowers. The blue sky is dabbled giving the illusion of a summer day.

Hand Painted Furniture Garden Flowers with Nature Saying Stool
Hand Painted Furniture Garden Flowers with Nature Saying Stool

Use as a table or a stool either way I know you will enjoy.

Use as a table
Use as a table

At the moment I am only offering studio pick up.
Pick up at my studio in Elkin NC

Contact me here.

Flowers and berries help fairies assist you.

Take the worthiness that is yours, and let the “Fairies of the Universe” assist you. Stop taking so much responsibility upon yourself, and live happily ever after. Shorten that crevasse between where you are and where you want to be, on every subject, to now, now, now, now, now. Ride the wave. Just pluck the fruit… You don’t have to be the one who puts it in the ground any more. You can just skip across the top of things and pluck the fruit of all of the things you want. “Oh, fruit. Oh, delicious this, delicious this, delicious this, delicious this.” In other words, it’s all right there for you; it’s ready for you to receive it as fast and as soon as you will vibrationally let it in. —Abraham

Garden Nature Art Blank Card

Garden Nature Art Card Botanical Watercolor buy at Between The Weeds
Garden Nature Art Card Botanical Watercolor buy at Between The Weeds

Garden flower and wildflower in a is a nature art original watercolor card and is blank inside ready for your notes or message. There are poppies, daisies and berries with a bee buzzing by mingled in between the weeds. The title is Flowers and Berries. This illustration reminds me of the quote I used from Abraham Hicks, I can see the fairies helping you skip along the tops of flowers and berries. Can you smell the sweet scent of life’s joy drifting up?

Say thank you for being you on Mother’s Day Birthdays or any time of the year.

What a lovely way to say thank you for being you on Mother’s Day Birthdays or any time of the year. Great to give with a frame ready to be popped in and hung as a loving reminder.

Watercolor art card with berries for fairy frolics.
Watercolor art card with berries for fairy frolics.

Artwork Title: Flowers and Berries
Card size: 5 x 7 inches
Medium: Windsor and Newton Artist Quality Watercolors on 140lb Strathmore cream card with deckled edges on card and envelope. .
Blank inside, each original art card comes with an envelope.

More nature art cards at Between The Weeds store. Check all out here and in my etsy shop here.