Between the Weeds, Design Style, Farmhouse Home Decor, Laurie Rohner

Sale today!

25% Off All Tabletop + Bags with Code FALLFIX – Ends Tonight at Midnight PT

Shop mugs, travel mugs, serving trays, cutting boards and coasters. Shop bags, totes, carryalls, backpacks and duffles.

Contemporary watercolor flower bags
Totes
Botanical garden flower set of three carry all pouches
Carry alls

There are flowers for everyone, everyday and if you love garden flower, wildflowers and bees delicate illustrations and detailed watercolor designs by Laurie Rohner, please stop by my Society6 shop Between The Weeds.

 

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Between the Weeds, Etsy Shop

Etsy has gone too far. Join the strike!

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Check out why here.

After reading OhMy Handmade recent post I am forever finished with Etsy. My shop will be downsizing to a more friendly service. You can shop for my art and illustrations at these fine places at a more affordable price.

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Between the Weeds, Etsy Shop, Laurie Rohner

Have you heard Etsy is raising its fees? Again.

There is a flurry growing with the sellers at Etsy. Etsy is raising their transaction fees to 5% on seller’s product including shipping charges. At first I wasn’t too upset. I then went on their forum and discovered maybe I should be. In general, a seller who sells high priced items or heavy items can expect to pay more than 5%. Therefore sellers (me) is going to be handing over much more money to Etsy. Because I sell items priced over $100 and more (which is covered under insurance with Etsy) I have to add additional shipping insurance to my shipments driving what Etsy collects higher. Heavier items are not cheap to ship and again the higher the shipping charge the more I pay Etsy. See my dilemma? Now granted you sell on Etsy with no monthly fee only .20 cents per listing. But in actuality they are charging 5% of your sales as their monthly fee. So if you sell $500/month that would be a monthly fee of $25. The more you sell the more Etsy makes. Does Ponzi scheme come to mind? Maybe.

When I broke down my Etsy charges that Etsy collects I pay about 11% and not what I originally calculated 7%. I am running a deficit of 4% on most of my sales. I have had to raise my pricing and add handling fees just to overcome the excessive charges. Now if Etsy was allowing for customizing your shop and advertising as they once did most sellers on Etsy probably would NOT mind. Ah Etsy is NOT doing this instead is offering enhanced options and Pattern websites at an additional monthly fee. The fees are above and beyond the standard fees you are charged with a standard shop. Really?

Etsy is a publicly traded company. Since this happened the focus is on shareholders and COO/CEO/CFO’s (which is fine) but remember us the sellers. We line your pockets with our creative ideas and long hours tolling away in our studios and small businesses. Lets face it, sellers on Etsy, we make the money for them and Etsy treats us aporantly. I think there is another option out there, don’t you?

Let me know what you think and if you discover another exciting way to sell your fabulous work online.

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The Marketplace at Between The Weeds.

Between The Weeds is filled with nature art created by Laurie Rohner, custom made, garden watercolors and illustrations, botanical art, nature art, flowers and nature on farmhouse painted furniture and painted home decor, custom garden gifts, fine art in oil acrylic watercolor paintings and woodland fairy houses too. All work is one of a kind, custom and original art.

Nature art by Laurie Rohner
Come and shop at The Marketplace at Between The Weeds

 

Between the Weeds, Farmhouse Home Decor

Using a painting for my sign.

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New Between The Weeds Sign

Oh how much fun painting this sign with a twist. I took an old stretched canvas and repainted a painting of a whimsical farmhouse garden with my sign in the painting. This is the new style, a new branding for my studio. I decided being serious is overrated and fun is so much better.

Be sure to check out my shop for some new work.

Have a brilliant fun day.

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Between the Weeds, Laurie Rohner, Paintings

Have you checked out my prints?

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Lots of prints and things at Between The Weeds over at Society6 in a bunch of sizes on paper or canvas framed or unframed. I love working with Society6 because they offer the best in printing and customer service.

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Between the Weeds, Illustrations, Laurie Rohner, nature art, new art, painting

Beautiful whimsical wild garden flowers are blooming in the garden.

Illustration Acrylic Botanical Art
New botanical acrylic painting.

New Garden Flowers Acrylic Original Painting

Beautiful whimsical wild garden flowers are blooming in the garden in this original acrylic painting. Do you love discovering what new blossoms have appeared today? I know I do.

This is a painting of some of my favorite blooms. Find butterfly bush, hollyhocks, columbine, teasel and trout lily are just a few. I chose acrylics on canvas with ink. This painting is much like my watercolors which is a big favorite.

Title: Wild Garden Flowers
Medium: Acrylic and Ink on canvas
Canvas Size: 24 x 24 inches
Unframed – Sides are painted.
Ready to Hang.

Ready to buy my art? Go Here.

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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.

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A nature watercolor springtime landscape.

Spring Field is an original watercolor painting depicting the lush spring green fields framed by white birch trees and a long forgotten rock wall. This is a nature landscape watercolor by artist Laurie Rohner.

Spring Fields Watercolor Nature Landscape by Laurie Rohner
Spring Fields Watercolor Nature Landscape by Laurie Rohner

The hues are a gentle mixture of blues and light green with a splash of navy and white for a wonderful contrast.

Title: Spring Fields Medium: watercolor on board
Title: Spring Fields  –  Medium: watercolor on board

Buy this landscape watercolor at Between The Weeds Studio or see my other wonderful work available HERE.

Title: Spring Fields
Medium: watercolor on board
Image size: 8 x 10 inches
Signature on front – Laurie Rohner
Signature and dated en verso.

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.

 

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Walk the Dog is my new Forest Landscape Watercolor

Walk the Dog is an original forest watercolor painting depicting the lush spring green leaves just starting to appear on a warm spring day after an afternoon shower. This is a nature landscape watercolor by artist Laurie Rohner.

Title: Walk the Dog - Image size: 8 x 10 inches
Title: Walk the Dog – Image size: 8 x 10 inches

I never had a worry when I walked my dogs in the woods and this painting is an homage to my beloved standard poodle Jenny. She loved to investigate the forest as much as I did. I hope her energy shows through and sends you love and peacefulness with this little watercolor.

Walk the Dog Forest Landscape Watercolor
Walk the Dog Forest Landscape Watercolor

The hues are a gentle mixture of blues and light green with a splash of sepia and warm browns for a wonderful contrast.

Title: Walk the Dog
Medium: watercolor on board
Image size: 8 x 10 inches
Signature on front – Laurie Rohner
Signature and dated en verso.

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.

Available at my studio Between The Weeds Studio. For more of my work visit here.