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Hand painted clay pots ready for the holidays.

HERB AND FERN HAND PAINTED GARDEN CLAY POT
HERB AND FERN HAND PAINTED GARDEN CLAY POT

Ferns and lavender rosemary herbs on a painted moss garden clay pot makes this a unique one of a kind painted garden pot for flower lovers everywhere. Nice sized clay garden pot with flowers and ferns hand painted all the way around the outside.

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Shown with the Blackberry and Bees Pot (sold separately).

Great for herbs plants or use it for the holidays with some fresh greens, fruits, or cones.

HAND PAINTED GARDEN CLAY POT
HERB AND FERN HAND PAINTED GARDEN CLAY POT

Ask about fresh boxwood and I will happily send some with your painted pot order at no extra charge.

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Looking for a Distinctive Wedding Gift?

It is a beautiful day in North Carolina and I see spring is attempting to bloom. When I think spring I think of weddings.

A lovely wedding gift to give that stands out in the crowd.

Are you tired of the usual mass produced mind numbing same gifts for weddings? Have you thought about something uniquely custom made and never painted that way again? A special gift for a special couple on a beautiful spring day.

Keepsake Botanical Garden Flowers and Woodland Herbs Painted Nature Box.

Botanical Garden Flowers  Painted Furniture Nature Box Keepsake
Botanical Garden Flowers Painted Furniture Nature Box Keepsake

Painted furniture custom made keepsake nature box is painted with botanical garden flowers and woodland herbs in greens and whites by Laurie Rohner.

The botanical woodland flowers are from hydrangea to Queen Ann’s Lace and Lily of the Valley.

A gift that is a last for generations.

I painted this nature box with that in mind. Something your children and their children can cherish. Using a neutral base 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.

Display it on a chest of drawers or table. Stuff it with journals or scarves or even in the bath with toiletries. Easily compliments farmhouse cottage or loft decor.

Give it to your Mom for all the family memories.

Palette: dark green, olive, leaf green, white, cream, light pewter gray.

Measures:outside 14.75″ x 11.5″ x 8″ high. inside 12.75″ x 9.75″ x 6.5″ high.
The sides of this nature box are 1/2 stock poplar with mortised hinges.

Painted furniture custom made keepsake nature box is painted with botanical garden flowers and woodland herbs
Painted furniture custom made keepsake nature box is painted with botanical garden flowers and woodland herbs

The design is sketched on my own hand crafted wood keepsake box. I hand paint and add my signature line work. Each box is a one of a kind work. I do not use stencils transfers or prints and they are always my original work. A functional piece of art can easily fit any decor from traditional funky whimsical or of course farmhouse.

Every piece is signed and dated.
Hours to complete 7 1/2hrs
Ready to ship.
Weight: 6.3lbs

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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Wildflowers in the Garden.

New art just added – Wildflower in the garden with flowers dancing under the hazy blue sky in this watercolor illustration. A nature art original botanical mixed media painting is painted by artist Laurie Rohner.

Original Painting Mixed Media
Wildflower Garden Illustration Nature Art Watercolor

Wildflower Garden Illustration Nature Art Watercolor Original Painting Mixed Media

Original art by Laurie Rohner
closeup of Wildflower Garden

Red poppies and bee balm next to thistles and black-eyed susan’s but wait there is some mint too. Oh how nature is singing with all these flowering wild beauties.

original botanical mixed media painting is painted by artist Laurie Rohner
Wildflower Garden Illustration Nature Art Watercolor Original Painting Mixed Media

Title: Wildflower Garden
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Paper: Arches 140 lb cold pressed Arches Special MBM
Paper size is 12 x 16 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title signed dated on verso.
Unframed.

Comes professionally wrapped and ready to give as a gift. Ships USPS mail.

Take a look at more of my work at Between The Weeds at Etsy.

Visit the studio at Laurie Rohner Studio too.

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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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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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Wildflowers and Garden Flowers Watercolor Illustration is new in the studio.

Botanical watercolor original flower art.
Illustration Original Artwork by Laurie Rohner.

Wildflowers Garden Flowers Botanical Watercolor Illustration Nature Art

My watercolor painting is an original botanical garden nature art painting of wildflowers and garden flowers in vibrant cherry pink hollyhocks, blues and purples of larkspur or delphinium and a few white daisies. The title of this whimsical painting is Garden by Laurie Rohner. Each flower is painted by hand and then I apply ink. This is a delightful whimsical botanical illustration and is affordable.

Garden wildflower original art.
Clever idea – use a twine and clothes pin to hang watercolors.

Title: Garden
Medium: Watercolor and Ink on Paper
Palette: green, reds, pinks, lavender, sky blue, purple.
Paper: 140lb. rag paper.
Image/Paper size is 6 x 6 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title signed dated on verso.
Unframed.

Your painting is safely packed and shipped via USPS Mail.

During this very unpredictable cold weather it is nice to be reminded that under the blanket of snow is a garden waiting to spring up and bring hope and cheer.

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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.

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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.

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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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Artist and Designers – Creating designs to link to your etsy shop or web sites.

Creating marketing material with Canva.com
Creating marketing material with Canva.com

Working with a new site for me at least creating some images to share where you can buy my work. This is the newest creation. It is an image to link to my Etsy Shop. Check out and see what you can create for free or for a minimal charge – you decide. Visit Canva Here.

By the way check out my etsy shop at Between The Weeds

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Vermont Picturesque Scene Autumn Landscape Watercolor Nature Art Painting

Vermont Picturesque Scene Autumn Landscape Watercolor Nature Art Painting

Nature Art Vermont Watercolor Landscape Painting Autumn Maple Tree with Horses Grazing is a Picturesque Scene. One of a Kind Original Artwork by Laurie Rohner.

Vermont watercolor of a picturesque autumn landscape of an orange and yellow maple tree in a field with horses grazing. My watercolor is titled Autumn Maple with Horses Grazing. A nature art original painting by Laurie Rohner.

Autumn in Vermont is picturesque serene and peaceful. My watercolor painting shows a bright orange and yellow Vermont Sugar Maple tree on the edge of a field with horses grazing. 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 Maple with Horses Grazing
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.

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Large Painted Furniture Box with Watercolor Garden Flowers is a Distinctive Functional Art by Between The Weeds.

Large Painted Wood Box Watercolor Garden Flowers Distinctive Cottage Painted Furniture.

Painted Furniture Large Nature Box
Painted Box with Watercolor Illustration

A large painted wood box is hand painted with a watercolor botanical illustration of garden flowers on the top of this cottage shabby chic distinctive painted furniture.

Large painted wood box
Top of Painted Watercolor Box

I used a new technique using watercolors on a custom ground base for the decorative painting of some of my favorite garden flowers. There are pink hollyhocks, purple and blue larkspur, queen anne lace, raspberry coneflowers, wildflowers, and grasses.

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Painted Box open with heavy duty hinges and stained inside.

It is handcrafted in my studio with birch plywood, poplar and pine woods. The finish and paint are hand applied and varnished to protect the original artwork.

Large Box Measures: 15 1/2 inches square x 6 1/2 inches high.
Inside Measures: 12 inches square x 5 inches deep.

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Hand Painted Large Box
Watercolor Painting Detail.
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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?

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