Saturday, 25 October 2008

Just in Time for Christmas

I know, it's not Halloween yet, but I just finished another Christmas painting and I thought it was really cute. I just couldn't wait to share it with you all.



I call it, "All Hearts Come Home For Christmas." She's stretching up on her tippie toes to try to get her post into the box in time for Christmas! Of course Emmeline's little friend Robin Redbreast is there to help cheer her along!



Here Emmeline is putting together all the finishing touches to make sure her Christmas and yours is as special as can be! *Believe*

I have made the two latest ones into cards and I think they're swell. (Believe, and All Hearts Come Home For Christmas)



I've even put a cutsie label on the back of each.



What do you think?

If anyone is interested in purchasing any cards just e-mail me for the particulars. MarieAliceJoan@aol.com Thanks!

Sunday, 19 October 2008

My Cards



A lot of you have expressed interest in my cards. Thanks so much!

I think they are quite lovely myself, but again, I am a bit biased! The cards themselves measure 6 inches by 4 inches. On each is a print of my own original artwork, printed out on watercolour paper and mounted on coloured card and then onto the linen textured card. They are blank inside so that a person may make their own statement of greeting. They may also be used as note cards and each comes with it's own envelope and sealed in a cello bag for protection. I can make as many as you like and using whichever print you like in any combination you like.



I am charging £2.50 for each and £1 for postage each, so a total of £3.50 per card, which I think is roughly $6.05 American give or take a few pence. In Canadian dollars they are $7.18 Canadian, including postage. I suppose that's not much when you take into consideration they are hand made and pieces of art. Anyways, if you are interested in any you can e-mail me and we can talk about it. The more you want of course, the less they will cost, say 5 for £10, plus postage. (that means one is free!) I also have more Christmas pieces that I am working on for Christmas, but for now just have these two.



In any case if you are interested send me an e-mail and we'll talk. I take paypal as a form of payment. I hope you are all having a lovely Sunday. The sun is shining here although it's very breezy!!

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Forever Friends



This is Forever Friendship.
When you're down,
and the world seems dark and empty,
Your forever friend lifts you up in spirit
and makes that dark and empty world
suddenly seem bright and full.
Your forever friend gets you through
the hard times, the sad times,
and the confused times.
Your forever friend holds your hand
and tells you that
everything is going to be okay.
And if you find such a friend,
you feel happy and complete,
because you need not worry.
You have a forever friend for life,
and forever has no end.
~unknown

I had this little treasure dancing around in my head all week. I did the sketch the other day and could hardly wait to sit down and paint it. I'm quite pleased at how it turned out. I shall be selling prints in my Esty shop I think. This is dedicated to all my forever friends, both visible and invisible. You know who you are.

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Home Is Where You Hang Your Heart




Be it ever so humble, there's truly no place like Home. I have lived in many houses and locations in my lifetime. Some really lovely houses and some not so lovely, but wherever it has been it truly has been much loved and comfortable. Whatever else home is to other people, it has always been to me the place where I hang my heart.

This is my first painting with characters in it other than people and I really enjoyed doing it! I think mama bird and her two wee birds look quite happy and comfortable in their home! I love the circular window as well. Would love one of those in my own house!


If you are interested in purchasing this painting toss me an e-mail. It's been painted in acrylics on a boxed canvas measuring 9 by 11 inches approximately with a 1 1/2 inch depth. The edges are all finished so there's no need to frame. It can be hung right away.