Christmas Gift Ideas – Live Report

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watercolor Holidays Decor
Just a week ago I created a new Gallery on my website www.artirina.com that is called Gift Ideas and as a token of my appreciation posted a little discount code for my customers ( GVVPSS at the check out point); as already my lovely customers and Art Collectors started purchasing prints from my website :).
It is so great that two Poinsettia paintings went to Palos Heights from the state of Illinois:

watercolor Holiday decor
Both of these Poinsettia paintings look so festive as Holidays interior decoration.

And the local customer from Bay Area San Francisco decided to greet the guests by placing my Christmas Angel painting in the hallway of a lovely home:watercolor holiday decor

Many thanks to all my dear Art Collectors, who purchased or going to purchase gifts from my website , for appreciating my art!
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Here are the galleries that are worth exploring in the spirit of Holiday Season:

and,of course, a new gallery:

Cherries – Aquabord Study

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One more study of Aquabord. I love the texture, but it is not easy to paint on this surface; yet the decorative effect wins the prize and I think this small thick square boards will make a very good affordable gift for the art collectors that do not want to spend a fortune but still want to make a unique gifts to their friends and family. I especially love how it looks on the easel. More pictures are here

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5″x5″ Winsor & Newton Watercolors on Aquabord 1/8 thick

In Every Piece Of My Art
There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

Curious Eyes

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It is amazing how two curious eyes can make us happy and smile. My client found me on Etsy and purchased this Sniffer for her mom in Canada. I painted this dog from memory, I don’t know his name or where he lives. I don’t even know if it is HE or SHE. But I am very happy that these two curious eyes and one wet sniffer will make happy one old sweet lady in a different country 🙂

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3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ Watercolor on Paper

In Every Piece Of My Art
There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

Merging Feast and Christmas

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Preparing for the Art Show that I am organizing this Saturday I’ve decided to combine my Flower Garden with the Christmas theme. Mass media makes people think about Christmas way before Thanksgiving feast; it is now becoming so common to start shopping for Christmas even before the Halloween night.

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The Art Show will be held in a small retirement community and I am sure that residents will be more than happy to get some cute stocking stuffers from the local artists. It is only three-artist show but the company is very unique. Besides myself, there will be two of my friends, acrylic painter Vera Lysenko whose talent knocked the door in her early 50s; and, my long time friend Evelyn Smith, the jewelry creator whose awakening for the arts happened in her early 60s. One day learning how to make jewelry saved her (literally) from the heart attack. Both of these artists are self-taught and I am grateful having these people as my friends.
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I am sure the show will be fun. And I believe that there are three important things to make a great successful Art Show:
1. Be prepared
2. Do not get discouraged (no matter what!)
3. Shine (inside and out)
Besides acrylic paintings and jewelry there will be my watercolors and prints, note cards and notebooks, magnets and brochures. Every single item that I present will contain my watercolors; even scarves that I knitted ( I called them Knitted Palette) will come with the Giant Gift Tags made from my Poinsettia painting.
And we will have a lot of free gifts for old folks such 2012 calendars, bookmarks, gift tags, and cute postcards. After all, the great time of Holidays is approaching; we need to make if fun and generous!

In Every Piece Of My Art
There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

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