Thrifty Thursdays – Pallet fun

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I am amazed at all the awesome things people do with pallets.  I’ve read some incredible blogs about people who have done entire floors of them and they look amazing if done right.  Pinterest is a super fun place to check out more ideas.

When I got my art studio last year I needed a cost effective, fun, artsy table solution. One that didn’t seem intimidating to paint on, drip on and felt like it fit in my studio.

My awesome hubby helped me build a table and shelves. I wanted to share.

You can find free pallets behind buildings; just ask them first.  Almost always they’ve told me to help myself when I’ve asked.  When using pallets also do some research, some are made with toxic coatings, so do an online search and there is plenty of info on what to look for to make sure they’re safe to be in your home.

 

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After I closed the studio I painted the table white so it’s be a bit more neutral:

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I also sell a prints mounted on pallet boards.  It’s been a really fun way to showcase art with a urban/upcycled feel:

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Enjoy!  Happy Creating.

 

Hockey and Basketball November art special

NEW Hockey & Basketball Artwork gifts – on Sale now!!

I’m shaking up my quarterly sports art special and making it easier than ever for you to be able to give the gift of art to those in your life who play or simply love these sports.  For the next couple weeks you’ll be able to get Both the Basketball and Hockey artwork in a matted print or a Pallet art print. Plus you can personalize these.  Click the picture of your choice or here: Hockey Sale  or Basketball Sale!   I have a couple 8″x10″ original basketball paintings available also, you can find on the basketball link.   Do you know others who have kids that play hockey or basketball? Pass along this sale info to them also, spread the cheer.  Thanks!

  

 

Wondering about the details?  Here you go:

Prints – these prints are 8″x10″ and matted, the mats are 11″x14″ on the outer edge. This is a standard size, you will look for a frame with an 11″x14″ opening.  These are available at places like  Target all the way up to higher end frame shops.

Pallet prints – we disassemble pallets, cut them down and re-assemble them into a 9″ x 11″ finished piece. They are reinforced on the back with wood strips and held together with both glue and screws.  They are have hardware attached and are ready to hang.  I paint the pallet black and then the print is mounted to the front and sealed.  If you are wanting a name added to the print I then hand paint the name and seal it.  These are a great way to reuse materials and get a fun and different style of artwork.

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Another angle of the pallet art prints:

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Sale only good during November.  All prints will be mailed by the first week in December.  Enjoy!

For the Hockey Sale Click Here

For the Basketball Sale Click Here

You can also find my other sports artwork for sale. It includes Volleyball, baseball, football, fastpitch softball and soccer.  Enjoy!

I can feel the growth…

Lately I’ve felt excited, loved, creative and knowing something big is happening.  How is it then that at the same time as I feel a bit vulnerable, frusterated, maybe even scared?  2 sides of the same coin I’m finding. Instead of resisting this anxiety, frusterated feeling I get sometimes I’m learning to embrace it; I’ve learned it means I’m about to to get a great idea or something good is about to happen.

This holiday season blissfully made my head spin a bit. I am finally getting a minute to take a deep breath now, it’s a good thing.  In November I deliberately didn’t schedule classes or projects for December. I thought it’ll be nice to take it easy a bit, and hopefully I’d get some Christmas and Holiday orders.  Well I did, life has been fabulously busy and full.   Life as an artist is never boring. In January I’ll post some of the fun projects I worked on, I don’t want to ruin the surprise in case someone who shouldn’t sees them.  I know that people connect with me and my work more because I am very honest, open about things and vulnerable.  But you know what? it’s much easier watching others be vulnerable sometimes.  Sometimes after pouring myself into a painting or project I’ll put it out there and people will connect and leave me feedback.  I love that. I love to know when someone buys a piece where they put it, who it’s for, how they like it. Is it the same as they expected…  Other times I put it out there and share my work or ideas and …. (insert cricket chirps here) … nothing…     It comes with the territory, I get it… but blah… I don’t like that part.

So will that stop me from continuing to put myself out there?  Apparantly not cuz I’m about to again…    I just finished my C.C. White painting yesterday.  I plan on photographing it this week and I’ll post soon. This painting is big, it’s 4 feet x 4 feet.  She’s gloriously radiating loving energy into my studio right now as she sits on the easel. I can’t wait to share.

 

On another note, I had Bruce draw a name this morning for the winner of the Pallet Art Print.  The winner of a Pallet Art Print is…… Tara Duffy!!!!!  Congrats to here.   Thank you to each and every one of you who entered, shared and comments.    Here is a copy of the links I had in my last posting if you didn’t win but would still like the chance to buy something from the drawing in the future:

Day 1 – Wine Prints – You can find my wine prints and artwork here.

Day 2 – Ornaments – wide variety available here in my studio.  Some themes on hand: new baby girl, new baby boy, girl, woman, wine, guitar, music, couple, family

Day 3 – Yoga print – You can find the exact print here or browse through the etsy site to find all the other poses.

Day 4 – Music Postcard prints – Here

Day 5 – Horse racing 8×10 print. Here

Day 6 – Hand Painted hammher –  You can find the hammhers I have listed on Etsy here   otherwise I have lots more in my studio that are not listed. Set up a time to stop by.

Day 7 – Greeting Cards – again, I have some listed on Etsy here.  I have more that I haven’t had time to list yet in my shop.  Set up a time to stop by or just ask if there is an occasion your looking for a card for.

Day 8 – Coasters – You can find the set of 6 here.

Day 9 – Yoga prints – all yoga prints, cards, pallet artwork, jewelry, posters are here.

Day 10 – Original Crossroads artwork – I’ve got a couple options for you, you can take a class and learn to make your own crossroads artwork.  Or by a print here.

Day 11 – Minnesota Wine Glass Set here.  Or Minnesota Beer Glass Set here.  (You can always request a different state or city)

Day 12 – Today – I have music themed pallets here.  Or the soulful yoga, crossroads and more here.

Have a great day!!! **Noelle

On the 12th day of Christmas!! Final Day

UPDATE:  I’m going to extend this last giveaway through Monday at midnight.

Well the giveaway fun is coming to an end.  After this I only have one more giveaway this year.  That giveaway if for a colorful, art calendar full of my artwork, that will be given away to one of the new “likers” of my facebook art page.   If you haven’t been over to my art facebook page there is no better time.  Make sure to like the page before Christmas to be entered to win.

 

So on this 12th day of Christmas I am giving away a fabulous repurposed pallet artwork piece!!  This winner will get to choose 1 of 5 designs.  See your options here:

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These are pallets that have been repurposed, painted and have all hardware for hanging attached.  Print is mounted to wood, size is approx 9″x12″.

I’ve had some requests to know where to get some of the items that have been given away. Many of them are available on my etsy site.  I will make a list here for those who didn’t win but would still like to purchase one:

Day 1 – Wine Prints – You can find my wine prints and artwork here.

Day 2 – Ornaments – wide variety available here in my studio.  Some themes on hand: new baby girl, new baby boy, girl, woman, wine, guitar, music, couple, family

Day 3 – Yoga print – You can find the exact print here or browse through the etsy site to find all the other poses.

Day 4 – Music Postcard prints – Here

Day 5 – Horse racing 8×10 print. Here

Day 6 – Hand Painted hammher –  You can find the hammhers I have listed on Etsy here   otherwise I have lots more in my studio that are not listed. Set up a time to stop by.

Day 7 – Greeting Cards – again, I have some listed on Etsy here.  I have more that I haven’t had time to list yet in my shop.  Set up a time to stop by.

Day 8 – Coasters – You can find the identical set of 6 here.

Day 9 – Yoga prints – all yoga prints, cards, pallet artwork, jewelry, posters are here.

Day 10 – Original Crossroads artwork – I’ve got a couple options for you, you can take a class and learn to make your own crossroads artwork.  Or by a print here.

Day 11 – Minnesota Wine Glass Set here.  Or Minnesota Beer Glass Set here.  (You can always request a different state or city)

Day 12 – Today – I have music themed pallets here.  Or the soulful yoga, crossroads and more here.

 

To enter todays drawing just leave a comment on this blog posting by Midnight Monday night (yes 3 days from now).  For those of you who have won and already received your gifts I’d love to hear your feedback  on how you like them, if you plan on giving  them or keeping them for yourself.  I always think it’s fun to hear the story behind things and where they end up, etc.

 

I hope you all have an Incredible Christmas, New years and are able to enjoy some time for yourself also.   Good luck on the giveaway today!!