Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Bee Skeps, Lavender, and Topiaries!


I've been carving even more designs for my note cards! I suppose since garden season is here and we've been doing a lot of outdoor chores, it only stands to reason that my recent designs have a nature theme... bee skeps, lavender, topiaries, and birds. You can see more of the process in my previous post.



My latest block print designs (seen above) were inspired by the work of Thomas Bewick (1753-1828), a wood engraver, artist, and naturalist.

I'm really excited about carving more subjects, most will be of a nature theme, but I do want to start incorporating every day household objects, as well.

If you are interested in these hand-carved, hand block-printed note cards,
they are available in sets of 6, and come packaged in clear gift boxes.
Size: 4" x 5.5"
Ink Color: choose violet or turquoise (I'll be adding more color options at a later date)
Price: $12 (plus shipping to your zip)

Email me to place an order: lanamanis@gmail.com  or  honeysucklelane@hotmail.com
include your mailing address and I'll get back to you with a PayPal invoice.


Lavender & Bee Skep
(choose violet or turquoise)


Old English Topiary
(choose violet or turquoise)


Fraktur Peafowl #1
(choose turquoise or violet)


Fraktur Peafowl #2
(choose violet or turquoise)

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Blessings,
Lana

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Pssst! New Art Prints Are Here!





Not a lot of time to chat, so I'll share a photo and a link and be back over the weekend.



I've got lots of new art prints in my Etsy shop
now. They sold really well at the Lavender Festival and I thank all of
you so much! These are whimsical, colorful prints and will brighten up
any decor... perfect for gifts, too!



If you'd like to help spread the word, please share this post with any
of the little Pin It, Facebook, Twitter, Google + buttons, links, or
whatever they are called that are below my signature. Thanks!



Blessings,

Lana

Monday, June 15, 2015

Getting Ready for the Lavender Festival



I've been dyeing silk ribbons for my silk ribbon embroidered pillows that I will have at the Lavender Festival Saturday!





This year all pillows will be the same size. I ordered pillow forms so I wouldn't have to stuff each and every one. That's very time consuming, and I've been having trouble with my hands, so just popping in a pillow form should help a lot!

 



I'll share some photos of the actual embroidery in a day or so.







Take care and God bless,

Lana

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

New Original Lavender Paintings!!!

 I have several more paintings ready for purchase.
Email me with questions or to purchase: lanamanis@gmail.com

The first one, acrylic on hardboard, ships in the U.S. for $7.
The watercolors ship for $3, no matter how many you purchase.
If outside the U.S. please email me for a shipping quote.

Thanks for visiting!
Lana


 Lavender #20
acrylic on hardboard
7 5/8" x 11 7/8"
$95
Email me with questions or to purchase: lanamanis@gmail.com






Lavender Watercolor #1

140 lb. watercolor paper
5" x 7"
$30
Email me with questions or to purchase: lanamanis@gmail.com



 Lavender Watercolor #2

140 lb. watercolor paper
5" x 7"
$30
Email me with questions or to purchase: lanamanis@gmail.com




Lavender Watercolor #3
140 lb. watercolor paper
5" x 7"
$30
Email me with questions or to purchase: lanamanis@gmail.com



 Lavender Watercolor #4

140 lb. watercolor paper
5" x 7"
$30
Email me with questions or to purchase: lanamanis@gmail.com



 Lavender Watercolor #5

140 lb. watercolor paper
5" x 7"
$30
Email me with questions or to purchase: lanamanis@gmail.com



 Lavender Watercolor #6

140 lb. watercolor paper
5" x 7"
$30
Email me with questions or to purchase: lanamanis@gmail.com



 Lavender Watercolor #7

140 lb. watercolor paper
5" x 7"
$30
Email me with questions or to purchase: lanamanis@gmail.com






 Lavender Watercolor #8

140 lb. watercolor paper
5" x 7"
$30
Email me with questions or to purchase: lanamanis@gmail.com



 Lavender Watercolor #9 - SOLD, thank you!

140 lb. watercolor paper
5" x 7"
$30
Email me with questions or to purchase: lanamanis@gmail.com



 Lavender Watercolor #10

140 lb. watercolor paper
5" x 7"
$30
Email me with questions or to purchase: lanamanis@gmail.com



 Lavender Watercolor #11

140 lb. watercolor paper
5" x 7"
$30
Email me with questions or to purchase: lanamanis@gmail.com



 Lavender Watercolor #12

140 lb. watercolor paper
5" x 7"
$30
Email me with questions or to purchase: lanamanis@gmail.com



 Lavender Watercolor #13

140 lb. watercolor paper
5" x 7"
$30
Email me with questions or to purchase: lanamanis@gmail.com



 Lavender Watercolor #14

140 lb. watercolor paper
5" x 7"
$30
Email me with questions or to purchase: lanamanis@gmail.com



 Lavender Watercolor #15

140 lb. watercolor paper
5" x 7"
$30
Email me with questions or to purchase: lanamanis@gmail.com



 Lavender Watercolor #16

140 lb. watercolor paper
5" x 7"
$30
Email me with questions or to purchase: lanamanis@gmail.com



 Lavender Watercolor #17

140 lb. watercolor paper
5" x 7"
$30
Email me with questions or to purchase: lanamanis@gmail.com



 Lavender Watercolor #18

140 lb. watercolor paper
5" x 7"
$30
Email me with questions or to purchase: lanamanis@gmail.com



 Lavender Watercolor #19

140 lb. watercolor paper
5" x 7"
$30
Email me with questions or to purchase: lanamanis@gmail.com



 Lavender Watercolor #20

140 lb. watercolor paper
5" x 7"
$30
Email me with questions or to purchase: lanamanis@gmail.com



 Lavender Watercolor #21

140 lb. watercolor paper
5" x 7"
$30
Email me with questions or to purchase: lanamanis@gmail.com




Lavender Watercolor #22
140 lb. watercolor paper
5" x 7"
$30
Email me with questions or to purchase: lanamanis@gmail.com




The following are examples of how the paintings will look in a mat. These have standard openings for 5" x 7" artwork.




Email me with questions or to purchase: lanamanis@gmail.com

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Lavender Watercolors


While the base-coated hard boards for my acrylic paintings are drying, I thought I'd get started on some simple lavender watercolors.

So tell me, which style do you like best: the one detailed with a pen or the softer one?


Come back to see more in a few days!

Blessings,
Lana

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Lavender Painting #21


I'm doing better at daily painting... or "every other day or so" daily painting. :)
These are slightly out of order, as I don't have photos of #20 yet. I am working on more lavender fields and really like how this one turned out.

Lavender #21
acrylic on hardboard
7 5/8" x 11 7/8"
$95

Email to purchase


It looks pretty with an antique bottle found on our property and a bit of vinca vine...


and it also looks pretty with an antique silk pincushion I have in my collection...



Thanks for visiting!

Blessings,
Lana

Monday, June 1, 2015

In Progress Lavender Paintings #20 and #21



I currently have a few paintings going at once, so none of them are finished! I hope to remedy that later today. :)





Sunday, May 31, 2015

Lavender Painting #19


I've been trying to paint daily for a while... not long... but I hope to keep at it this time.

This is another little lavender-scape... a lavender painting for the Lavender Festival next month that will be held in Oak Ridge, TN. I seem to keep doing simple pieces, whimsical, colorful, but hopefully the more I paint, the more comfortable I'll get and will have the courage (and knowledge) to do more, add more detail, more depth.






Lavender #19
acrylic on hardboard
6" x 6"
$35
SOLD, thank you!

Email me if interested.

Thanks for coming to visit!
Blessings,
Lana

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