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Monday, November 11, 2019

Pop-Up shop: Artie Vanderpool

I am very excited to invite you to a pop-up shop I am hosting from my friend, designer and artist, Artie Vanderpool.
I am honored that this beautiful collection was "inspired" by the farmhouse and our property.  Artie has been our guest and seen the farmhouse in person!

Artie's works are about movement and color.  He paints with feelings, starting with abstract line making and moving into broad and energetic brushwork. His paintings have a rhythm and conversation.  What you see in a painting is what the painting can be for you.  Many pieces are signed on the back allowing for framing options in either horizontal or vertical display. These are original paintings at price points for every collector.  Prices start at $35.

Below is just a sampling of the beautiful paintings being offered in this pop-up.  We are in "the season" so keep in mind that art makes for a fabulous Christmas/Hanukkah present!

To purchase please go to Artie's blog page HERE

(Fair Warning... Artie's pieces go fast and I mean FAST, so if a piece speaks to you do not dally as you don't want you to lose out on owning one of his paintings. Also note that simply putting a painting in your "cart" does not make it yours.  The first person to actually purchase the piece gets it. Pop-up runs through Wednesday, November 13)

Whether you are buying fabulous paintings for yourself, or as a gift,  you are also helping to support animal rescue- win/win!!  Artie and I are both native Texans💗 so he has chosen to give back 10% of all sales to CCPAL (Cowboy Capital Pet Assistant League) a no-kill, 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization just outside of my hometown of San Antonio, in Bandera County Texas.  CCPAL pulls dogs, most on euthanasia lists, from high-kill shelters and city pounds in and around San Antonio.  My dear friend, Alice Lang, volunteers to get these sweet souls adopted to families all over the country.  Please take a look at their available dogs HERE and adopt!


To purchase please go to Artie's blog page HERE

Sunday, November 10, 2019

you can never have too much art!

Art makes me happy!  
Every time I look at my bedside table filled with favorite things my heart races a bit.  That's the magic of living with things that you love💗
A new favorite is the small painting done by my friend, designer and artist Artie Vanderpool, on an antique envelope.  Artie happened to show me several pieces he had just completed and when I saw this piece my heart went "thunk" and it was true love!  I asked him if it could be mine... please! As I was fawning over it I thought it would look good on my bedside table next to an antique oil painting I had there, but I had no idea just how perfect these two pieces of art would look together.  It's as if they were made for each other.  I framed it in an acrylic frame to keep it simple and your focus on the painting.  

I am excited to host a pop-up shop tomorrow featuring a collection that Artie did which was "inspired" by the colors and energy of the farmhouse and property.  Artie has even been to the farmhouse himself! 
Come back here on the blog or over at Instagram tomorrow, November 11, at 12 noon EST to hear the deets on how you too can become a proud owner of one (or more;) of his paintings!