Mother’s Day is almost here! Does your Mama love art?
I know you’ve got a wonderful Mom that deserves something really special for being the terrific person that she is. Someone who has made a big impact on your life, so I’ve got some great gift ideas for you!
I bet she’d love some new, colorful artwork to decorate her home or office, so I’ve rounded up the best Mother’s Day Art Prints that will make it easy for you to shop for her!
Treat your Mom to something personalized – a custom worded print for her walls to show her how much you love her.
Try a saying like:
Mothers are marvelous beings.
They love us with their whole soul.
Value us more than anyone else on the planet.
Bring us their strength with hugs and open hearts.
Mothers create memories and do for us more
than they do for themselves.
They matter more than our words can express.
We love you Mom!
One of my favorite things to make besides my paintings are the items I make using pieces of my art made into other things like prints. I’ve just created a new line with words and quotes.
I’ve been saving lyrics, quotes and sayings in empty books since 1975 when my parents gave me my first empty book as a gift. I quickly filled it up and purchased another and now I have 6 inspiring books filled to the gills.
It made perfect sense to me to pair some of my favorite sayings and quotes with my art. What better way to use my skills as a computer production artist and fine artist but to combine them into this line of prints.
Below is a selection of my favorites. The watermark does not print when you purchase it. They are list for sale in my Etsy Shop. The sizes are 8″ x 10″ (20.3 cm x 27.9 cm, 11″ x 14″ (27.9 cm x 35.6 cm) and 13″ x 19″ (33 cm x 48.3 cm).
And then, Greg and I, as we were looking at the rainbow, recalled the day that we drove through one.
It was amazing. We were driving in my truck to go downtown. This is when we lived in Bend. We saw a rainbow in the distance and we were admiring it. And then, all of a sudden, we were in the rainbow! It was like a prism. There were thousands of rainbows all around us. And then we drove out the other side! And the rainbow was gone. If we hadn’t both experienced it, no one would believe it! We were in awe. Never had we heard of this happening. It was exhilarating and wonderful and a “once in a lifetime” experience. So we love reminiscing about being in a rainbow. “Remember the time…” Brings smiles. Have you ever heard of anything like that? Being inside a rainbow?
Sometimes, when I’m waiting for something, I have to remind myself to “be here now”. To be mindful that the present is where it’s at.
It’s easy to put myself into a stressful mindset, thinking about the future and where I want to be. And sometimes I can’t help myself to look back on the past to see how far I’ve been.
It’s this tug of war of past and future and that is where the stress comes in. If I can just relax and be where I am. In this moment, where everything is just fine, all will be well.
In this case, Greg and I are waiting to move to Prescott. We’re in this transitional period and sometimes we get a little antsy and wish we were further along then we are.
We are waiting on a house we put an offer on in Prescott, AZ. It’s a short sale house and you know how long those take! We want to hurry the process along but we just have to wait. Although we’ve put a deadline on ourselves that we will move on Oct. 31st even if the house doesn’t go through yet.
But when I start stressing about this whole situation, I have to stop myself from living in the future or the past and remember to “be here now”.
I was looking at a print of my painting titled “See How Far We’ve Come” and I’m sure it represents Greg and I looking back at the path we’ve travelled.
We have done a lot in the last 4 years. We’re coming up on our 4 year anniversary of when we met each other.
It is fun to look back on past adventures and go through our photo albums of some of our trips. The memories bring joy and remind me that we are moving forward in pursuit of our dreams.
Yet, truly, it is the present, that we are living. The now. I keep reminding myself to live in this moment. Be happy with where I am and grateful for everything in my life.
I don’t want to be distracted by fretting about the future. I don’t want to miss out on what is in front of me right now.
It’s about trusting in the present and believing that everything is happening for us exactly when it is meant to happen. Yay! I like that idea. It’s so much less stressful to think that way too.
If you’re thinking that an original piece of art might make a nice gift for yourself or someone else, I wholeheartedly agree.
I always liked the saying I once saw in a gallery in Portland that said something like, “The happiest people in the world own original art.” I like that. Makes me feel good about the original art I have on my walls. Happy, happy. 🙂
Another saying I like that Greg reminded me of when he saw my Peace Tree paintings, is “Peace, back by popular demand.” That is a good one, I applaud whoever thought of it.
If you like that saying, I found this bumper sticker online at Cafepress.
I discovered a new form of advertising which I think is really creative and super fun! It’s the Sweet Delight Divalicious Sample Boxes! It is a Canadian business and their website is http://www.sweetdelight.ca/samples.html How it works is one can buy a sample box for $25 (Canadian) and inside you will find all kinds of fun things as samples, as well as some full size items! We all like to try things before we buy online and this is a great way to do so. For example there are soaps, jewelry, stationary, fragrances, artwork, etc, from some very unique and creative e-tailers. You can take a sneek peek inside the box by going here>
I’m participating by being one of the artists who gives samples that will be inside the box. The November Sample Box is a holiday season box and I’m sure by what I’ve seen so far, it will be fantastic! I’m contributing some mini prints that are signed by me on the back and come in clear cello sleeves and some people will also get one of my whimsical bird full size note cards too. When you receive your box, you won’t know exactly what will be in it but you will get 10-15 samples of different items, depending on how many people are participating. So it will be a surprise! These boxes sell out so you know they are very popular! I can’t wait for them to go on sale! It will be very fun!
I like tiny art. I’ve always liked to collect things too. So I’ve started a Tiny Art Collection of some of my Lyrical World paintings as very small prints. They will fit neatly in your own 5″ x 7″ frame. The actual image size is 4.6″ x 6.7″. You can see and purchase the first two at my Imagekind online store. Buy them as a petite print and I suggest the UltraSmooth Fine Art paper as the paper choice. I think it will be fun to have a Tiny Art Print Showcase for you to choose from. I’ll be adding images periodically and will keep you updated when I add more.
Speaking of small. Belle and Cody, our two border collies, have befriended the neighbors dog next door to us. His name is Solo but we’ve started calling him “Shortpants”. He is so cute and has the shortest legs when he is standing next to our dogs. I took a photo of him this morning. There’s something about his stance. His short little legs and barrel chest that sticks out when he prances about that makes him look like he’d be a great cartoon character.