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my favorite gets

All the gift guides out there got me in the mood to do a few of my own.  These are things that I have come across and loved.

FOR HER (aka as things I’d feel lucky to find under the tree;)

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sconce  / oval cabochon ring  /   earthenwear pitcher  /    brown leather doctor bag

edit: btw I know that sconce is rather indulgent, but I’m having quite an obsession with it, so I had to add it :)

FOR HIM

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astronomical drawings  /  wood headphones  /  to my health flask  /  audio lightbulb

FOR KIDDO

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draw your own flip book bank  /   feather clips  /  horse print

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NEW!

I have been wanting to offer these for quite some time now and just finally got around to it!  I am now doing little framed portraits, in the same vein as my ‘little paintings.’  The paintings themselves measure 4″x4″ or 3.5″x5″ and come framed in a frame hand painted to complement the piece.  Go here to order!

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West Elm Event

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I am thrilled to share that I will be participating in the We heart handmade event this Saturday at West Elm in NW Portland from 1to 6pm (west elm, 1201 NW Couch Street, corner of Couch and 12th Ave).   A pop up event with etsy, there will be food, drinks, music, a photo booth and, of course some amazing vendors.   I hope you can stop by!

rsvp here !

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a find

I just wanted to share this beautiful shop I just discovered, Elk.  Not only are their things beautiful, but the packaging is lovely.  That always earns huge bonus points, and even though they are in Australia, their shipping is super fast!

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(thanks Annie for introducing me to this beautiful store!)

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gifts for the grandparentage

So if you are a grandparent to our kids-STOP READING NOW!

I am quite proud of myself for actually getting this gift done.  This is the time when I am busy getting portraits completed and off in time for others to give for the holidays, so unless I plan ahead, my own gifts can fall into the ‘thought that counts’ category.   But I did it! I created a blurb book for our parents with pics of the kids from this past year.  When the kids were little, I was pretty good about getting photos to everyone,  sending them off on a pretty regular basis.  I haven’t done that in years (and believe me, I have the guilt to prove it).   Here are a few of my favorite pages

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The Working Proof

I’m really excited to share that I have a print available exclusively over at The Working Proof.  You may remember ‘King of the Mountain’ from earlier posts.  It is now available as a limited edition of 50 prints, 8 1/2″x11″ for $35 here.  Working Proof Gallery, started by the awesome Anna and Sean of Sub Studios, seeks to promote art and social responsibility. Each print is paired with a charity of the artist’s choice, to which they donate 15% of the sale of each print.   I chose to pair with Victory Junction which provides ‘life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun, and empowering, in a safe and medically-sound environment’ for kids with chronic medical conditions or serious illness.  Please go take a peek at the amazing art being sold and know a portion of each is going to support a charity!

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Oh and the original painting will be posted later today in my etsy shop.  It is 12″x18″and will be available for $240.

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Black Friday Special!

I am offering a black Friday sale in my etsy shop today!  Buy one 81/2″x11″ print, get one free.  Just purchase the first print and mention ‘Black Friday’ and which print you’d like to receive free in comments to seller.  Also!  I decided to offer my new painterly portraits a bit smaller (a bit more affordable) at 8″x8″ for $195.  There is a long list of amazing sales, on really beautiful, handmade items over at poppytalk handmade, as well,  Happy shopping!!!

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originals in the shop!

I just added several original paintings to my etsy shop and I am running a special!  If you purchase any of the original pieces you will get an 8 1/2″x11″ print free.  Just mention the print you’d like in the comments to seller at checkout.

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new portraits!

I have had many requests recently to do portraits similar to the pieces in my etsy shop.  So I decided to do just that!  If you’re interested, go take a peek at my website for more ordering info.  Each painting is based on a submitted photo, is done in acrylic on canvas and mounted to a beautiful bamboo panel.  Right now I am offering them in two sizes, 12″x12″ and 12″x18″.  These would make amazing holiday gifts (in fact the one of the three little girls below is just that for my brother and sister-law, ssshhh!).  They do need several weeks to complete, so please order asap.

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window shopping

I have a very sick kid at home (day 4 with super high temp=no fun, poor kid).  So while we watch every Harry Potter movie (again, again and again) I have been sitting here finding all sorts of stuff I now want.   The list includes:

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adorable dress via lamixx (i will be wearing this a lot this fall with jeans/tights)

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these books have been making there way around the web, I want them ALL!

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and was so excited to see this now available in the US, here.

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