Are you a victim of impulse buying? The stores that hold the greatest temptation for me to buy on a whim are stationery / office supply stores (like Staples), craft stores (like Michaels), and art supply outlets (like our local Opus store). Often I regret these on-the-spot decisions but occasionally I don’t. That turned out… Continue reading Hand Lettering by Thy Doan Graves – Yes you should!
t’s peony season here on the west coast of Canada! These gorgeous, fragrant flowers decorated the reception tables at our June wedding in Saskatchewan back in 1981, so my love affair with them is lasting. They are also an irresistible magnet for my camera and paintbrush. I was excited to see a peony in bloom… Continue reading Ode to peonies
Finding places to sell art is a challenge. That’s why, a few months ago, Pacific Arts Market caught my attention when I saw that a few of the local artists I follow on Instagram had shopfronts there. Pacific Arts Market is a physical marketplace in Vancouver. It operates out of the second floor of a… Continue reading Selling online through a sweet local art market
I'm having a Spring Sale in my shop VioletNesdolyArt! Get 20% off all spring-themed cards and paintings, today (March 25) and tomorrow (sale ends at midnight, March 27th). Psst - Mother's Day is just around the corner...
The Top Ten Sale at my art shop continues—15% off 10 most-searched paintings and note cards. Most items are originals, only one available, like this "Fortress Mountain" painting, inspired by a drive along the beautiful Icefields Parkway in Alberta. "Fortress Mountain" - original watercolor, on 140 lb. cold press Winsor & Newton watercolor paper, 9… Continue reading Top Ten Sale
Can you believe we’re already almost halfway through January? Have you done any dreaming or planning for the year ahead? I finally got to setting down some intentions and goals last weekend. I know many pooh-pooh this new year tradition. Not I! Even the roughest road map helps me feel more purposeful and confident that… Continue reading Only a month from Valentine’s Day!