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Show and Auction!

There’s so much going on this fall, that I really ought to be blogging more. I know, I say that all the time. I’m getting tired of hearing myself say that I will blog more, so I won’t say it, yet. I’d really like to commit to once a week. Oh, fine. I commit. Once a week. There. Feel free to poke me if you don’t think I am keeping this commitment. :p

"Waterfall" 16" x 20"

“Waterfall” 16″ x 20″

So, first thing… I will be auctioning off this painting, “Waterfall” (16″ x 20″) next week! To make sure you are in on the action, get your name down on my email list!

Every painting has layers of excitement, overlapped with fun and frosted with a little dancing. To watch how I cooked this one up, click below:

Secondly (there’s lots more, but I will save it all for my next post, which I committed to above, remember?), please swing by the Sophia Art Show this Friday and Saturday, and bring your friends! I will have tons of paintings, prints, cards (TONS of cards) and all kinds of goodies for your shopping and viewing pleasure! All the details are on the poster below.

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Some new paintings!

Here are some new paintings I’ve cooked up in the studio. Scheduling in daily painting time is new for me, and I’m really enjoying it! Contact me for details.

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"Climbing" 16" x 20" $500

“Climbing” 16″ x 20″ $500

 

Little Free Library

Have you seen a Little Free Library pop up in your neighborhood? They are showing up everywhere and I love them. The idea is simple: Take a book, leave a book. That’s it. There is one in my old neighbourhood that is exclusively for children, made out of an old newspaper box, with a chalkboard painted on its side for children to draw on. I was recently asked to paint one for the Cougar Ridge community, and it is now up and running, and is one of four in the area! If you want to get your own, click here!

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Painting Auction!

Art Battle 20-minute Training Painting #3

Art Battle 20-minute Training Painting #3 – BEFORE

This was one of the 20-minute training paintings I did in preparation for Art Battle Alberta in Red Deer. It was originally really dark (see above), and I didn’t like it (pretty sure nobody else did, either!). I decided to work it some more and I am happy I did (see below).

"Out of the Darkness", 16" x 20" - AFTER

“Out of the Darkness”, 16″ x 20″ – AFTER

I am currently raising money for my friend Nicole by donating all of my sale proceeds until Thursday to her. To read more about this, go here. To have a little fun, I decided to do an auction, too!

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“Out of the Darkness” measures 16″ x 20″.

This painting is now up for auction!

Starting bid: $100

Shipping not included. ($30 Canada, $40 US)

Please enter your bid in the comment section of this post. Bidding ends at 10 pm M.S.T., Thursday, August 7, 2014.

Thank you!

Much love,
Bel
xo

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20-Minute Tuesday!

It’s 20-minute Tuesday!

TODAY ONLY, this 20-minute painting is pay-what-you-want! Send an email to magknit@telus.net telling me:
1. Why you want the painting.
2. Your offer.
Please remember that shipping is extra ($30 to Canada, $40 to US).

16″ x 20″

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Brains!

I’ve been sadly neglecting my Etsy shop. :(
So to make it feel better, I listed this painting… yay! Click to buy!

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Time with Children

SelfLove365: Day 194

This morning, I brought my three children to Griffith Woods. My 8-year old son insisted he wasn’t coming, that I am not the boss of him, and as usual, I calmly replied that I am the boss of where he goes, but he is the boss of how he feels about it. I mentioned to him that the last time I was there, I brought my special rock, and set it in front of “my tree“, to gather some energy from the sun and the Earth. This piqued his interest, and he ran to his room to gather his special rocks.

What was supposed to be a 10-minute walk turned into over an hour, with all the children talking eagerly about whether their rocks wanted to be placed in the water, if they wanted to go gather more sun energy, which trees were calling to them, and the best part.. my son insisted that we come back in two days to visit the rock he left behind in the stream, and also, that this was so much fun, Mom!!

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