New barnwood trays made from salvaged St. Croix Valley barnwood

Looking for something a little extra special?  Perfect for entertaining and also to use to keep things off the countertops.  I’ve created these trays using salvaged barnwood from right here in the St. Croix River Valley.  Features foot barnwood stips on the bottom, each is sealed and has 2 handles the the handles being counter sunk on the bottom so they are inset and not sticking out.

 

You can find the trays here:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/519886088/

These trays provide a way to enjoy the simplistic feeling of stepping back in time, relaxing and having a moment. Feel special each time you use this tray and put your goodies on it.

 

 

 

4th day of Christmas – Showing some Twin Cities Love

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Looking for a fun, trendy gift to give to a friend, employee, client or yourself?

You are going to love these unique, hand painted wine glasses!

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These large 20 oz. wine goblets feature the skylines of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (You’ll be able to choose which skyline you would like to purchase)

St. Paul glass Includes First National Bank Building, Galtier Plaza, Wells Fargo Place, Cathedral of St. Paul and more.
Minneapolis glass includes: Mall of America Field (Metrodome), Foshay tower, Capella Tower, IDS Center, and now Target Field!

Each glass is painted with the highest quality glass paint, all are top shelf dishwasher safe.

 

Regular price is $54 for pair.

During this sale the pair is only $30!!!

If you know someone who would love to take advantage of this sale then share the love and pass along the link to this blog post.  Thanks!

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2nd day of Christmas sale – shadow box embellished prints

Have you been able to see these shadow box prints in person yet?  They are stunning.

Full of embellishments, ribbon, crystals, and rusted accents.  If you liked the print before you’re going to love it when you see it in this frame.   Each print is 5″ x 7″.

Perfect for that special spot on the wall that you pass by every day and want to see something special that makes you feel good.

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Your choice of:
– Inward Journey – this pose is called the Eagle Pose. One of the chakras it helps open is the third eye chakra. The third eye chakra is associated with intuition, self awareness and selflessness. The coordinating color for the third eye chakra is Indigo (dark blue purple). You will find indigo colored accents within the border flowers of this artwork. A crystal helps highlight the 3rd eye area.

Great gift for those in your life that love not only yoga but all things natural, calming and centering.

– Speak Your Truth – A great reminder to listen to our inner knowing and speak up when we need to. This message is taken from the Plow Pose print. The plow pose helps activate the throat chakra and is associated with personal expression, creativity, addiction, criticism, faith, decision making choices and lack of speaking up. The coordinating color for the throat chakra is blue. You will find blue colored accents within the border flowers of this artwork

– Be Gentle – This artwork is great for those that are suffering from: stomach ulcers, intestinal tumors, diabetes, pancreatitis, indigestion, anorexia/bulimia, hepatitis, cirrhosis, arthritis or the emotions that go along with – low self esteem, fear of rejection, oversensitivity to criticism, self-image fears, fears of our secrets being found out, indecisiveness

The Solar Plexus Chakra: One feels then thinks the one must do. This chakra is all your energy, power and action. It is located below the breast bone behind the stomach.

My interpretation of this all is that when I feel that feeling in my gut telling me that something is or isn’t right that is my intuition. In order to maximize our intuition and connection to our senses we must make sure our Solar Plexus Chakra is clear and fully active. I’ve written a little about boundaries here (https://noellerollinsart.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/i-give-you-permission-to-say-no/ ) and I think this also comes from having increased self-esteem. When you feel good about yourself and your place in life you don’t worry quite as much about people pleasing. I feel as if I’ve made so many strides in this area yet it has me wondering since I had to have my gallbladder out last December if that is somehow tied into my having more work to do in this area.

– Dinner for Two – bold colors, the visual sounds of the violin, candles all wrapped up in a 5″ x 7″ frame. Great for a kitchen or dining room.

Click here to learn more or order. 

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1st day of Christmas Sale – Cardinal visitor original artwork 

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Only 1 available!  Original artwork.

Click here  to learn all about the artwork, plus there is a really great link to a page with over 90 stories of people’s experiences with cardinals, many as signs from loved ones who have passed. Great chance to get artwork with this amazingly, powerful symbolic Cardinal.

 

Enjoy, see you tomorrow with another sale.

Living Alive Aware and Awake – interview with Mary Welch – Creating an Inspired life radio

 

This week over on True2YouRadio.com  join me for a soulful discussion with author, facilitator and coach Mary Welch as she shares how she is creating an inspired life and how she helps others to be Alive, Aware and Awake.

 

You can go here to the main page to see what is playing now and when the show will air.

 

Or REALLY COOL you can also now go to my archives page and listen to all the past shows, see them all with titles, a description and pick which ones resonate with what you wish to hear.

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Interview with Pam Dusbabek – Creating an Inspired Life radio

 

This week on my True2youradio show:

Interview with Pam Dusbabek of Heart of Life documentary photography

She’s the one who took this fun fall photo:

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Entrepreneur and photographer Pam Dusbabek discusses the journey to finding her authentic and inspired path of documentary photography.  This great show is not just for photographers, people of all industries will feel inspired after listening to Pam’s story and journey she’s taken.

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You can check out this link to see when the show will be playing this week.

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We did it!

I want to sit in this moment and just feel the thankfulness and gratitude for each and every one of you!   I have officially SOLD OUT of bracelets for the Harmony Tour that I’m going on!  There are 330+ women who are around the country and the world who are wearing bracelets to support my participation in this tour and I FEEL the support and love.

Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!

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If you have a bracelet, I’d love if you’d wear it during October.   We really are all connected and I imagine a tangible energy from feeling that support and connection while I’m overseas.

Thank you again SO much!!

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Pet Portrait Flash Sale

Monday, August 11th  –  Monday, August 18th!

Treat yourself and/or your loved ones to an amazing custom painting of your pet!  Show off your pet’s personality and uniqueness with a custom painting of them.  

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This is a fantastic way to honor a pet that has passed.  (If you’d like the name added or years, just let me know – I can do that)

Your custom portrait will include a custom acrylic painting of your pet on canvas, the edges will be painting black so it is ready to hang or you can frame.

You can choose from your cat, dog, horse or other pet. After your order, please message me and include 1 or 2 clear photos of your pet for me to work from. This price is for a single animal per portrait. Message me if you would like a quote to add additional animals to your artwork.

Choose from:
Closeup Option: This is a closeup of your pet’s face, similar to the styles shown on the left side of the 2nd photo. Choice of 11″ x 14″ canvas or upgrade to 16″ x 20″ canvas.

Full body option: This features your pet in a more scenic view, will include a non-detailed background, ground, field, etc. See examples on the right side of the 2nd photo. Choice of 11″ x 14″ canvas or upgrade to 16″ x 20″ canvas.

Save over 60% this week only!!!  Sale prices will show up automatically.  You can see all the options here in my store.

Larger sized are available. Message me for a quote! 

Paintings will ship out in 2-3 weeks from order day.

 

Want to see the behind the scenes process of a pet portrait?   You can watch me paint Hondo, the very loved dog of Vanessa.

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I’ll send you on over to my YouTube channel to watch the video here.

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.

Thrifty Thursday – How to make big bucks at your next yard sale

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Garage sales and yard sales are in full swing this time of year.  

A few weeks ago we made over $1400 at our yard sale.  It was amazing!  Even better was that it was all donated towards my trip to Israel and Palestine in the fall.

 

Unfortunately just a week later I watched my neighbor attempt to do a garage sale.   I say attempt on purpose because they are losing out on hundreds of dollars in sales by missing out on some basic things.

I’ve watched them:

  • put in weeks worth of setup work
  • days of multiple people working their sale
  • not displaying things well
  • not advertising
  • poor signage
  • no prices on things
  • putting the wrong things in view
  • sleeping in and not starting until after 9am

They have had very little success.   How is it that there was less than 20 people that showed up to there sale just 1 week after over 200+ people showed up to mine right next door?

 

Are you like my neighbor?   Have you spent way too many hours on a garage sale only to make poor sales?  Are you needing to clear out some clutter to make room in your home for things that you really love?   I’ve been there.  I’ve had those sales where I’ve gone home with a hundred bucks and scratched my head wondering what I did wrong.

 

I can help.  

Introducing my new Girlfriends guide to bringing in Big Bucks at  your next yard sale ebook.   

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This downloadable PDF includes 9 pages full of steps and tips.

We’ll cover topics like:
Getting Ready
Timing
Location
Pricing
Setup
Advertising, Getting the Word out
How to deal with hagglers and people who want a deal on everything.
Collecting the money
After the sale.


Of course I can’t guarantee what amount of money you’ll make but I can help you turn what you have into the best sale you can do. I know my guide will more then pay for itself and will help save you a TON of energy spent on doing the wrong things.

 

You can find the guide in my Etsy store now.

 

Only $6!

 

Make sure to pass along the link to your friends and family members that are planning sales.

 

Cheers to a summer of AMAZING sales!!