New Gallery Window Front

I had the pleasure this week of setting up my Music, Wine and Soul Artwork in the prime window front display at the Susan Hensel Gallery here in Minneapolis.  We snapped a few pictures that I wanted to share with you.

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The top left painting:  For Me – Guitar   There are no crowds, no one to hear as I work through my song. It is just me and my guitar, together we learn to know each other and strive to sing in harmony. There may never be anyone who hears my song, I may never fill a stadium or a club but I love to play and today I play for me.

The bottom left painting above is: Postina.  This local band performed at the Fine Line Music Cafe a few years back when I did a show there with RAW.  They were amazing.  You can learn more about them here.

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A few of my favorite things about the photo above:

The top left painting, “Showtime” is a painting I did a few years ago of my friend of over 30 years, Brett LaCasse.  I have loved seeing him pursue his music career.  He’s currently touring the state and a few national gigs with GB Leighton.

 The top right painting was inspired by local Saxaphonist John Bertsch.   I had the pleasure of watching him perform a few years ago in Stillwater with Bruce Henry.  Really cool story that years before that show I saw Bruce Henry perform at Rossi’s Blue Star Jazz Club in Minneapolis and I was so blown away that his performance and the atmosphere that night inspired me to start painting my first music themed artwork.   You can see that painting here:

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SusanHensel_Noelle1    The Susan Hensel Gallery is located in the Powderhorn area of Minneapolis.

Art in the Making – Tulip Blossoms

Years ago after going through the experience of an ectopic pregnancy I got a glimpse into the pain many women (and men) go through when mourning and healing through a miscarriage.

I’ve connected with many women since then who have experienced this, this video today is for each of you and your little angels waiting for us in heaven.

Sending love and hugs. See the messages hidden within this painting as I paint it.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vSsPV5qyzU&feature=youtu.be

Whats coming up for 2014 plus a year in review

Hello to you!

I wanted to take a moment to share with you what I have in store for 2014 and what it means for you.  (make sure to read to the end, there are some great inspiring links, photos and more)

Let me also take a moment to say Thank you to each of you.  I feel so blessed to be a part of a community where I can pour out my heart, share new artwork and be vulnerable in sharing my biggest dreams, goals and most personal stories. I love doing what I do, I love to paint, story tell, write poetry and teach. The fun part; I’ve been painting for 20 years and I feel like I’m just getting warmed up.

I just treated myself to a birthday gift this past week, I bought a set of oil paints.  The last time I tried oil painting is when I was 12, I put the painting in a drawer of my desk when I was finished and went back 3 months later and it was still wet… I decided right then that oil painting wasn’t for me.  Since then though I’ve wondered, I often paint with acrylics in a style that would work great in oils.  So fingers crossed as I experiment with them, I’ll make sure to share some of my work as I complete them.

So, what a year 2013 was.  I have gotten to see some of the fruits of past labor.  In November a necklace I designed was presented for sale internationally. I loved hearing more about the final details of it (since I was only involved in the initial stages), it is made of recycled silver and the chains were all make in Bali.  How amazing!

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You can now find my bridal card line at Amazing Alterations in Anoka, Minnesota.  New Moon Metaphysical Store in Anoka also began carrying a line of my uplifting and soulful artwork, prints and cards.


 

I was also able to do the first (of hopefully many) baseball paintings on the fabric from the roof of the metrodome.  This is some of the fabric from when the roof collapsed a few years back.


 

And we had SO much fun at the studio.  When the time is right and I find the right people to share a space with I have a feeling I’ll go the studio route again. It was a little isolating through all by myself.

                 


 

Drumrolllllllll … What is up for 2014:

January 19th – “Finding myself in the moonlight” 6 week ecourse begins.

This online journey is going to be life changing! It’s for anyone who is ready to re-find their inner light. Instead of looking for it in everything and everyone else. It’s for women who are exhausted being who everyone else wants them to be. They are ready to figure out what it means to be the real them.  You can see videos and read more about the course here.  Today is the LAST day to get the December early bird pricing of only $49! Don’t miss out.

February – I will be at the Food & Wine Extravaganza in Coon Rapids, more details to come.

March 27th – Stellas on 97, Forest Lake – Spring Boutique

April – I will be having a HUGE fundraising yard sale to raise money for my May trip.  If you are in the Twin Cities and want to donate items to the sale just let me know. I’ve been so blown away by the support and offerings of people so far, it’s going to be a great sale.

May – Harmony Journey – I will head to the Israel / Palestinian region along with other western women as we bring together women from both Israel and Palestine for a life changing event. You can read more here.  I am over 1/2 way on my fundraising, leaving me with $4000 as of today left to raise. If you feel called to be a part of this project and forever use your donation to change not only my life but also the lifes of countless other women you can do so here.

Some of the new fundraising bracelets that have recently come in:

       

 

July – My Music Wine and Soul artwork will be on exhibit at the Susan Hensels Gallery in Minneapolis.

August/September – My Soulful Yoga artwork will be on exhibit at a Health aware law office in Minneapolis for the, One Yoga exhibit.

September 11, Stella’s on 97 Fall Ladies Night out boutique

November – 4 Angels Art and Craft Show

November – RISE in Los Angeles, Yoga artwork vendor

December 4th – Stellas on 97 Holiday Shopping Event

 


 

Here are some great tools to start off the new year. 

 

Watch this video.  Gorgeous women that will make you feel better about yourself as a woman and know your beautiful!

– http://www.upworthy.com/finally-pictures-of-gorgeous-women-that-make-you-feel-better-about-yourself-inst

 


Your Life is far too valuable to live it like everyone else!

 

1. Celebrate your uniqueness. Your life was never meant to be lived like everyone else. You don’t look the same, you don’t sound the same, and your personality is special. Your deep-held values are unique. Even your laugh sets you apart. Throwing that away just for the sake of looking and living like everyone else is one of the cruelest things that you can ever do – it will always prevent you from fully living your life. Instead, champion the things that make you unique. Celebrate them.

 

2. Realize that most peoples’ lives are heading toward destruction. Just consider the latest statistics. For example: Last year, on average, Americans carried $8,100 in consumer credit (not mortgage debt) – that is $8,100 for every man, woman, and child in America. It’s no wonder 46% of Americans say they suffer from debt-related stress. And according to the American Medical Association, stress is a factor in more than 75% of sickness today. In addition, The Americans for Divorce Reform estimates that soon “50 percent of marriages will end in divorce if current trends continue.” One of the leading factors? You got it, financial problems.

 

3. Accept the truth that there is a better life out there. Reading through the statistics above, one can not help but say, “There must be something better out there.” There is and there always has been. Unfortunately, most people are so busy tripping over each other to purchase culture’s newest release that they miss out completely on the better life. Do not be fooled. The better life is not being mass-produced in a factory… you won’t find it on the shelves in a department store. It has never been found there. And never will be.

Read more from this great article here: http://www.becomingminimalist.com/your-life-is-just-far-too-valuable-to-live-it-like-everyone-else/


 

See how Minnesota photographer Pam Dusbabek (and my dear friend) is changing the way people see their own families.  She photographed my family this summer and it made me find new beauty in our everyday activities. She’s so amazing , you’ll LOVE her.  Plus she gives great ideas too, like when she started photographing her own children on Christmas Eve as they slept.  I’ve started doing this now and I love looking at those photos knowing they are filled with a magical feeling that only happens on Christmas Eve night.

        


 

I had a life changing dream a month ago that forever changed the way I handle competition, jealousy, envy, etc. You can read about it here.  

 

Sending HUGE amounts of love, gratitude and well wishes for an amazing 2014 to you! (and a Happy Birthday today to my sister, Ang!)

 

**Noelle

 

Stars for Dad and other new artwork

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Hello,

I hope you had a relaxing Memorial Day Weekend. We spent ours camping up north and it was so peaceful. I just love sitting around a fire and taking time to hang out, read some magazines (Mingle and Where Women Create – they are amazing!!) and hang out with family and friends. Summer is amping up pretty quick, got the garden planted and all the flowers in. This weekend it’s mulch and we’re thinking 2 apple trees. The older I get the more I appreciate the simple acts of planting and connecting with nature.

I just sent out the last of the fastpitch artwork from May’s artwork special. I thank each of you who participated and ordered an original. The next sports special will be in August and that will feature a Volleyball and I’m debating between dance and cheer for the 2nd one. (If you have an opinion let me know). Then in Sept or Oct it’ll be Basketball and Hockey. You can purchase any of the sports artwork here.

Two weeks ago Aspen started daycare full time, I think it’s been harder on me than on him. Such a strange transition. He’s handling it like a champ though. Since January I’ve been balancing work with being home with him most days so I have to admit that as much as I miss hanging out everyday with my little man I’m excited to dive in full time again at the studio. I’m planning on being at the studio Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s all day and until lunch on Tuesday’s and Thursdays. Stop on in any time and say hi if you’re in the area.

Aspen tried pudding for his first time a couple weeks ago, I had to share these photos. Love him.

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June Special

I’m so excited about this artwork that I’m starting the special a day early. Is there anything better then being out in nature and looking up into the night sky? There are billions of stars twinkling back. I just can’t get enough. It touches something in me so deeply. I created this artwork to help share that experience. My original had sold months ago but I received an order for one for a Father’s Day gift and I decided it’s a perfect opportunity to create a group of them and allow more people to share in stars through the trees love. If you know someone that would love this artwork special please forward them this newsletter. Most of my business is from word of mouth so I appreciate each of you that pass on my info when it fits what someone is looking for.

Great for a living room, bedroom or porch.

 

or how about at the cabin or in the bedroom?

 

 

Special Pricing (Now through June 14):

8″x10″ original = $75

16″x20″ original = $150

24″x30″ original = $300

36″x36″ original = $420

36″x48 original = $500

48″x48″ original = $550

***If you order by June 8th then I will make sure your artwork is finished in time for Father’s Day, just leave me a note when ordering that it’s a gift.

 

Early Bird Special: Just to sweeten the deal I will include a FREE 8″x10″ print (matted into 11″x14″ black mat) of “Stars through the Trees” with any purchase of the 16″x20″ size or larger if you purchase today May 30 or Friday, May 31st! Great to give as a gift or keep for yourself. You don’t need to do anything special when ordering, I will add the print to the orders that qualify. Also, as always if you are in the Twin Cities and would prefer to pickup the artwork from my studio then simply use the code LOCAL PICKUP when checking out to avoid shipping charges.

 

Other News:

Friday June 14th, Crossroads Art Class

Gather up the girls for a painting class! People have loved taking this class.

Rising up through women everywhere is a nudging need to connect with themselves on a deeper, more soulful level. People are busy, racing through each day’s to-do list and left feeling depleted, exhausted and guilty. I created this class as a place to connect with that deeper, wiser, calmer part of ourselves. To gain perspective, confidence and take time for ourselves.

So often we are between the calm and the chaos in our lives. This bold, fun artwork is full of reminders to hold our heads high as we work through changes and different times of life. You will learn techniques to create the background and can create it to match your décor or mood. $38 – 11”x14” canvas or $45 – 16”x20”

This class if perfect for anyone from a beginner to an expert, we will take our thoughts out of our mind. Focusing less on the details, exact techniques and comparing our work to others. We will go into our hearts and create from a creative, explorative and non-judgemental space.

 

Have a great weekend everyone!! As always, if you have any questions about getting some custom artwork made, a mural or wanting something you don’t see on my website just send me an email. **Noelle

 

P.S. If you would like to support my May 2014 Harmony Project trip to the Israeli-Palestinian region you can still buy bracelets and learn more about it here. I am grateful for all the donations I received the last few months (a special thank you to Marilyn, Nola, Liv, Doreen and Angie who have each donated $50 or more). I will start another donation campain at the end of summer, in the meantime the best way to help is to order a bracelet, a “She” print or book an art class for you and your friends or family. I look forward to connecting with my Israeli and Palestinian sisters and holding a space for peace and love to grow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fastpitch and Soccer Art Special

Time sensitive Sports Artwork Special!

As the sun is shining and I think about my daughter’s first fastpitch tournament of the season this coming weekend I get excited.  I love the sport, the smell of the grass, getting to hang out and watch her dedicate herself to learning and growing in the sport. I also love an excuse to sit outside and let the world around us stop for a bit as we cheer her on.

I love to paint things that inspired people to live authentic and inspired lives. For years that included numerous pieces of music scenes, mind body and spirit connection work and now recently again I’m inspired to connect with the love of sports I and so many others have.

It’s an exciting feeling to have an original piece of artwork that has been specially created just for you. It goes on the wall and there is pride there knowing you connect with it. It gives the world a glimpse into what you are about.  I want to give you a chance to get an original artwork piece for yourself or someone you care about.

Earlier this year I offered the baseball and football special. (These are still available at the regular prices.) It was such a success that I’ve decided to add a few more sports every couple months.

For May it is the bold neon yellow fastpitch softball and the black and white soccer ball in the grass.

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From today through Monday, May 20th you can order your choice of original artwork at in incredible price.  I will be painting all of the artwork ordered the following week so since I’m able to do them all at once this will save me lots of time on setup, prep, etc. So I am happily able to pass on those savings onto you!

This artwork is perfect for:

game room, bedroom, niece or nephew, coach, office, graduation gift or just because.

All work is painted with acrylic paints on fully wrapped canvas.  All edges are painted black and hardware is attached to back so they are ready to hang.

(You can frame if you choose but it’s not necessary).

Prices

8″ x 10″ Fastpitch or Soccer  = $45 

11″ x 14″ Fastpitch or Soccer = $60  

16″ x20″ Fastpitch or Soccer = $75

24″ x 30″ Fastpitch or Soccer = $100

Shipping charges range from $10-$22.  If you prefer to pickup the artwork during the first week of June at my Studio then please use the code Local Pickup to have the shipping charges removed.

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If you are one of the first 5 to order I will also add in FREE personalization.  This means I will add a last name or team name and or number on the artwork.  If you are interested in adding this please make sure to mention in the notes. I will also then confirm with you to verify I received the request.

Example:

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Artwork orders received by May 20th will be finished and shipped by June 1st! If it is a gift let me know and I will make sure to gift wrap it for you.  Don’t miss your chance to get this unbelievably great price for ORIGINAL artwork that fits your life!

**Noelle

Studio Spring Open House recap

It’s hard to imagine that it was warm and sunny just a couple days ago, it’s snowing today and for the next couple days here in Minnesota. It’s pretty unheard of really. I feel incredibly grateful that we’re going to cozy up tomorrow and stay warm at home.

At the studio open house this past weekend there was speakers and I had Briana from http://www.orangespiralarts.com/ taking photos.  I’m so excited to share them with you here:

New Couples Artwork and New Decor Print Style

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Hello! I trust you have been well. This past last week we visited the ice castles here in Minnesota. It was as close to a perfect time as I think I can remember. Kids both happily playing, photo ops, fun, beautiful. We had Bruce’s wonderful mom with us and it was 30 degrees. Perfect.

 

I’ve had people asking me if I would do more artwork for couples. I got the greatest compliment a few weeks ago when hearing of someone who had purchased one of my artwork pieces and then used it as her inspiration to redecorate their master bedroom. That makes me beam.

Here is “Embrace” and “Together” both originals are available (24″x30″ ea) and both are also available as 8×10 prints in 11×14 mats. If you are looking for a different size print let me know and we’ll make it happen.  (Click on pictures to be taken to store)

 

I know sometimes when decorating a room you are just needing a simple color print to carry through the palette you’ve chosen. In response to that need I’m introducing Single Color prints from the Soulful Yoga series. These are matted and add a suble, calming touch to any room.

 

My vision for each of these pieces of artwork is to bring a calm, peaceful moment of inward reflection when you look at them. As we hurry through our days it helps to have visual reminders to take a deep breath, connect our mind, bodies and souls. Be in the moment for a moment. I’ve added a page to my website that shows this collection and tells more about each pose and Chakra. You can see it here.

 

On another note, I thank each of you that have purchased a Harmony Bracelet to support my trip to Israel in 2014. If you want to have first dibs on the style of bracelet when my first batch arrives in April and help me help women across the world next year I ask that you take a look at the bracelets here. If you would like to learn a bit more about this project you can watch a couple short videos here.

 

Wishing you a great week! Can’t wait to see some of you this Saturday at the Wine Extravaganza!

 

**Noelle

 

“She” – new artwork

Happy New Year!

Cheers to you! Wishing a year of peace, love, wholeness and being our best, most authentic selves in 2013.

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WebNoelle_CCart She is whole

She is connected

She is love

She radiates with her soul’s musical essence

She has a song inside of her the world longs to hear

She believes in good

She is you, you are her, we are one

She is every woman

She Is

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Acrylic on 48″x48″x2″ canvas. Artwork and Poem ©Noelle Rollins Art

To read more about the inspiration behind this painting visit my blog here.

 

On the 10th Day of Christmas

On this 10th day of Christmas I offer an original Crossroads Painting for someone to win!

Chaos on one side and calm on the other, she holds her head high. She’s classy, she’s got this.  This artwork is a great reminder to work to handle so many different life situations with such grace.  This artwork is 11″x14″ on canvas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To enter to win, leave a comment on this blog post by midnight tonight.   Make sure to follow this blog and/or join my mailing list to stay in the loop.  Only 2 more days left after today of giveaways, make sure to check back.

Have a great day!     Also, Renee was the winner of the yoga print set from yesterdays drawing.  Congrats Renee!!!  I have a surprise though, not only will Renee be getting the print set plus a bonus,  I’m sending each person who entered yesterdays drawing a free surprise!   Happy 12-12-12!!!

 

 

Noelle

 

Day 7 – 12 days of Christmas FREE art giveaways!

Good morning to you each of you. It’s been snowing all night here and it’s finally beginning to look like you’d expect a Minnesota Christmas to look. Simply beautiful.  I had the pleasure yesterday of getting to show my aunt and uncle around my studio for the first time. They are in from Atlanta and it was so nice to get to catch up with them a bit and show them what I’ve been up to.

Day 7 – Today’s Giveaway is a 4 pack of greeting cards!  It’s always fun to have a variety of cards on hand, and these 4 are vibrant and bold and will put a smile on the face of each recipient.   Includes: birds in tree – blank inside, Glowing – for pregnancy or baby shower, Put your feet up – Happy Birthday, and a unisex birthday card featuring a collage of leaf paintings.  (Each card is approx. 5″”x7″)

 

 

To enter just simply leave a comment on this blog post before Midnight tonight and a winner will be chosen at random tomorrow morning.  Congrats to Jamie E. for winning the Day 6 Hammher giveaway!!!   Good Luck today!