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Asking for help. Share house for sale.

Maybe you know this but my house is for sale. I have hired realtors. For years I have waited for someone to find my house. This morning I was inspired to stop waiting and to ask for help from all of you out there to share this post. I know my special buyer is out there. I know all I need to do is to create a way for them to connect. So please share post tweet and so whatever you can so my buyer finds me. Gratitude. The joyful feeling of helping is all I can offer you. Thank you.

Elkin house for sale on Hawthorne Rd
Check out this house here.

Love this wonderful quote from Abraham Hicks.

Is harmony one note that everybody is singing? Or is it a whole lot of notes that are in vibrational harmony with each other? When you give your attention to anything, the Universe responds to it. When two of you are giving your attention to it, and there is no contradiction, it is a powerful vortex. That’s why a gathering such as this can achieve a great deal as you come together in greater and greater harmony and take thought beyond that which it has been before.

—Abraham

Excerpted from: Chicago, IL on April 25, 1999

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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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Cute farmhouse wood pocket organizer painted a subtle sage green and just slightly aged to give it character.

Painted Sage Green Wood Pocket Organizer

Available at Between The Weeds.
Available at Between The Weeds.

This is a cute farmhouse wood pocket organizer painted a subtle sage green and just slightly aged to give it character. The pockets are made from 1/2 wood stock and back and sides from standard wood stock (3/4″). Notice the scroll work on the front and sides. Hang it on the back of your door.

Painted Sage Green Wood Pocket Organizer
Painted Sage Green Wood Pocket Organizer

Organize your mail, gloves, dog leads and so much more.

Hangs from the top hole.
Overall Measures outside 12 x 14 x 4 inches
Organizers Measure inside 10 x 2.5 x 2 deep inches.

One of a kind work is custom handmade by Laurie Rohner Studio.
One of a kind work is custom handmade by Laurie Rohner Studio.

Hand painted and hand finished with clear varnish and bees wax. One of a kind work is custom handmade by Laurie Rohner Studio. All rights are reserved.

Interested in this cute farmhouse painted piece? Check it out here.

 

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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.

Check out more of my custom distinctive gift and hand painted decor at Between The Weeds Here.

 

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It is early morning, an original mountain watercolor painting.

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Landscape with Mountains Original Watercolor by Laurie Rohner Studio

It is early morning and you don’t know if the day is going to be sunny or cloudy because the fog is still lifting up from the field shadowing the distant mountains. It doesn’t matter because you are heading down the road in your truck drinking coffee as you miss the pot holes so you don’t spill anything on you. Next to you is your best pal your dog, and he is happy just to be anywhere.

A miniature watercolor landscape original painting is of blue mountains fields and a dirt road.

Titled: Blue Mountain Medium: Watercolor on paper.
Miniature Landscape Mountains Fields Original Watercolor

Titled: Blue Mountain
Medium: Watercolor on paper.
Paper: Arches 140lb
Paper Size: 7 x 5 inch
Image Size: 7 x 5 inch
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front. Signed dated and title on verso.
Unframed. I show this landscape framed as a reference only.

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. 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.

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.

Interested in some of my other work visit Between The Weeds. Thanks for stopping by.

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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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Red Poppies Garden Flowers New Nature Art Watercolor Illustration

New art is added to my studio and is ready for you to give as a gift this year. All my work ships to the USA 48 lower states Free! Canada for a wee bit more.

Red Poppies Wildflowers Garden Flowers
Red Poppies Wildflowers Garden Flowers close up.

Red Poppies Garden Flowers Nature Art Watercolor Illustration

Just in time for the holidays, my Red Poppies Wildflowers Garden Flowers Botanical Watercolor Illustration Nature Art is Here.
Original Art by Laurie Rohner
Red Poppies Garden Flowers Nature Art Watercolor Illustration

My watercolor painting is an original botanical garden nature art painting of red poppies, wildflowers and garden flowers in shades of red and pinks with a touch of purple and a few white daisies. The title of this whimsical painting is Red Poppies by Laurie Rohner. Each flower is painted by hand and then I apply ink. This is a delightful whimsical botanical illustration and is affordable.

Title: Red Poppies
Medium: Watercolor and Ink on Paper
Palette: green, pinks, soft green,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.

Shop for more original illustrations at Between The Weeds. Live in the 48 lower states and your work ships free. Every work is wrapped in brown paper and I enclose a special stamped tag ready to give this season or anytime of the year.

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I’ve got a Secret, Have You Heard?

original animal pet art
Contemporary animal art two sheep by laurierohner.com

Contemporary animal portrait two sheep is an original art work by Laurie Rohner for Between The Weeds.

A contemporary animal portrait of two sheep. I like sheep and these two sheep are from a photo taken of a friends animals on their farm. I couldn’t get to close because just off to the side was their ever watchful llama. Maybe that was the secret?

What I like is the one sheep nozzles up against the others cheek pushing the folds up. The nose is hidden slightly by the excess of skin. Neither one seems to mind much like two friends sharing a bit of gossip.

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Detail of the painting by Laurie Rohner

This is a nice sized painting and ready to hang anywhere.

Title: I’ve got a Secret, Have You Heard?
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Canvas Size: 24 x 24 inches.
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title date signed certificate enclosed on verso.
Unframed.
Ready to hang!

I used a Premier Professional Canvas for this artwork. The canvas is heavyweight, premium quality 10-oz. canvas. Hand-spliined to heavy duty stretcher bars for a tight and even stretch, perfect for frameless display.

I use high quality oil paints and this art is varnished for added protection. The sides of my art are a continuation of the artwork.

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 insured USPS Mail.

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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:
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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.