Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gifts: Holiday gift cards

Holiday cards reproduced from my watercolor paintings and color pencil drawings---Each set contains four cards and envelopes. Set No. 1 cards are blank inside and are priced at $7.50 per set. Set No. 2 cards have a verse inside: "May every joy of the holiday season be yours, and may the new year bring you happiness.", and are $8.00 per set.   Push the "CONTACT ME" button on the right side column of this page, if you would like to place an order.  :o)

Set No. 1
 Delivering Peace
 Glissading Snowman
 Spinning Snowflake

Set No. 2

Monday, November 29, 2010

Gifts: Paisley Pomegranate's new Salt Lake City Location...

As mentioned in a previous post, Paisley Pomegranate's Salt Lake City has moved from their Sugarhouse location.  Their new address is:

Paisley Pomegranate
4677 Holladay Blvd.
Holladay, UT
Phone:  801-948-4347

Paisley Pomegranate's Park City store is still located at:
1743 West Redstone Center Drive
Park City, UT
Phone:  435-575-0300

I visited the new Salt City location over the weekend and saw that it provides them with more room for merchandise, including all the lovely locally handmade items that are a treat to find.  I recommend checking them out---there are some gorgeous hand-knitted lined mittens, unusually beautiful hand-knitted scarves and many other items (I'd love to put on my Christmas want list).  The prices on these pieces are surprisingly reasonable, considering they are handmade by local artisans---and gorgeous!

Park City's Paisley Pomegranate just sold two of my paintings (the last they had) over the last couple of weeks, and begged requested me to bring in more.  I delivered several more of my paintings to them and to the Holladay store, along with my historic architecture jewelry boxes. Stop in and see them, bring along a friend or two, oh heck---bring the whole family and let me know what you think!

 Above:  Ancient Architecture of the World Jewelry Boxes

Friday, November 26, 2010

Gifts: New/Old Jewel Boxes for 2010

These are newly restored boxes I've created to feature architecture of the world.  Email me if you are interested in owning one yourself or selecting gifts for someone special.

Villas of Palladio Box (32USD)
 overall view
left side
right side
inside (with plan of Villa Rotunda)

Interior of the Pantheon (medium size box) (28USD)


Facade in the Place Royale - Paris (16USD)
 overall view

House (13th cen.) Tarn-et-Garonne - France (12USD)
 overall view

Pantheon Interior (small box) (22USD)

 overall view
 inside with mirror and jewelry organizer

Palladian Details Oval Box - style I (18USD) two available

Palladian Details Oval Box - style II (18USD)

 overall view

City of Florence Pencil Cup (9USD)

overall view


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Artwork: Floater Frames for Encaustic Paintings

Above:  Floater frame in natural trim with black background.

I found a source for reasonably priced nice looking good quality ready-made floater frames that are perfect for encaustic paintings.  Many sizes are available, including the size I needed for a dozen or so of my own paintings in the 12"x12" format.  The advantage of the floater frame for the encaustic paintings on board is that the edges of the encaustic piece are not covered over by the frame moulding, as in standard frames.  Several color finish combinations are available, as well as two depths:  3/4" and 1-1/2".  Here are links to both:



Above:  Floater frame in black trim with black background.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Artwork: Greyhound Portrait

Above:   Harri-Berri, acrylic on canvas - Toni Youngblood 2010
I'm in the middle of painting a portrait of my funny, wild-child, princess girl greyhound, Harri-Berri holding onto a favorite sunbeam.  Every now and then, mixed in with her silly bouncing self, she looks especially regal, almost Audrey Hepburn like.  Thus is the pose in which I caught her for the portrait currently up on my easel---shown above.

For information on having a portrait painted of your furry friend, click here.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Creativity: Meet 2011 TED Prize Winner: JR

Click on the following link,  Meet 2011 TED Prize Winner: JR for an amazing video clip of the work JR.  The video is embedded in the website of the  Compassionate Action Network - Awakening compassion in our children ourselves and in the world.  The project by JR is very upbeat.  Reactions from historically opposing (socio-economic, political, religious, racial, gender) sides in most cases are surprisingly positive.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Artwork: November Gallery Stroll - November 19th, 6-9 pm.

Charley Hafen Jewelers - Gallery features Jeannine Piper-Tekrony's exhibit of smoke-fired pottery created through the ancient processes of coiling, sanding, polishing and “firing” with smoke.  A reception for the artist will be held on Gallery Stroll evening.  The show runs through December 2, 2010.

For the official full list of participants in the November 19th Gallery Stroll - 6-9 pm., go to this link:

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Design: Modest Entryways


 While researching stair hall entryways for a friend's project, I was interested to also find many beautiful entries of a less grand scale and many of appealing modest design.  Here are a few of them...
jonathan adler 
 country living
 daniel hertzell
 decor pad
 tom sheer
 southern living
 house beautiful
 house beautiful
 lizzie bailey
 martha stewart
urban home mag charlotte



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