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Why watercolor? A history

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I love watercolor paint for its unpredictability.  I can try and create a certain design using techniques, but you never really know what you'll get until after you have laid down the paint.  The variety of colors, gradients, and designs I've discovered with watercolor keeps me coming back for more. It's like the Grateful Dead's music; you never get the same thing twice.  On a more practical note, watercolor paint has no smell.  Unlike oils, where you have a strong smell, watercolor smells like nothing.  Acrylic paint also has no smell, but you can't get the color gradients and playfulness with...

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Home Decor: Gallery Walls

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Gallery walls are the most recommended home decor trend these days.  Having a gallery wall allow you to display many more pieces of your favorite artwork and mix different design elements to create a space that is truly representative of you and your family.  Below are some ideas for gallery walls that I've thrown together.   Hang unusual pieces, like the keys in the above wall, to create visual depth in your wall.  You can also hang a clock-- or maybe even try multiple clocks in one galler wall! Use color in your gallery wall to pull in design elements...

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My Favorite Artwork from 2017

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Pat loves to create his art. In 2017 Pat created many new art pieces. Below are 4 of his favorites from this past year and why Pat loves each artwork.  Moana I was inspired to create Moana after watching the movie.  She is strong and empowered by her love of family.  I loved creating this three-color piece.  Adding her very important necklace was fun because of the detailed cut-out work along the chain.  Hogwarts Castle When I first decided to create Hogwarts, I wanted to capture the magical feel of the school.  I laid down the black, fading into purple,...

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Best Sellers

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This time of year, it is so hard to know what to get everyone on your shopping list.  Here are some of our best sellers to help you cross off some of those hard-to-shop-for people on your holiday list: Hogwarts Castle   Lady Liberty   Anchor & Wheel Mug   Tree of Life   Can't Wait   Click here to shop these best sellers and more!

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Customer Highlight: Meagan

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I thought it might be fun to highlight a customer of ours.  Meagan has been a long-time supporter.  In fact, she was our very first customer.  A best friend of Alexis', Meagan inspires many pieces by her love of all things cute, mermaid, and animals. We chose to interview her for the blog. Check out her answer!  Why do you like our art? I love your art for many reasons, one because you make it:). two because you cater to everyone, from the princess and hero lovers all the way to the dinosaurs freaks like my self and every one...

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