It doesn't seem right that the holidays are here. I keep looking at the calendar, thinking it's not true, but here we are, mid November. Along with every other small business owner, today I began executing holiday centric marketing, putting together a schedule for upcoming newsletters and gift giving, and I had a Big Serious Realization.
I don't want any excess messages to deal with at the busiest time of year. I just spent my morning deleting far too many from my own inbox. So why am I assuming that my community wants more noise, more emails, more things to wade through when life is so very very busy already?!
So here you go - consider this singular pre-Thanksgiving email my gift to you. I will summarize the various offerings I have that you might appreciate knowing about as you begin your own holiday preparations. And then I will duck away (well, you will hear from me when I have a new painting or something exciting to share, I do promise that! but no more blatant self promotion stuff. I'll leave that to everyone else.)
FREE - Art Journaling lessons, viamy YouTube channel.You can accompany them with a sketchbook, a box of colored pencils, or my favorite tool as of late, a gel pen in a fun color.
UNDER $10 - a notecard suitable for framing printed from one of the over 400 paintings listed onmy FineArtAmerica storefront. Personalize it by popping into a thrifted frame and write a love letter on the backside.
UNDER $15 - an ornament or fridge magnet created from my artwork. Available viaPixels.com. Tie it onto a posey made of evergreens and berries.
$15-25/month - A spot inmy online classroom.Students get specific instruction on finding their own style, a front row seat at my easel for weekly behind the scenes content, video lessons outlining my processes and teaching critical thinking skills, along with the benefits of community and time with fellow artists. Perhaps the artist you surprise with this will in turn gift you a piece of their art - win win!!
UNDER $30 - Either Volume 1 or 2 of The Talisman Paintings (pictured above with a 6" square Foxscape painting). These self published books featuring the first 3 years of my current painting series can be orderedvia Blurband shipped directly to the recipient. I have a limited number of Vol 2 that can be personalized for $40 each (including shipping with tracking inside the US) -reach out to meif you would like one of these, but do it quickly, before they are spoken for. I have other titles at varying price points atBlurb.comtoo.
$30 plus s&h - Posters and art prints featuring my artwork. Prints are avialable on a variety of substrates, from paper to canvas to metal or plexi or wood. Also available via my FineArtAmerica storefront.
$50 plus s&h - Personalized copies of Volume 1 and 2 of The Talisman books. Again, reach out to me quickly because I only have a few sets.
$85 - a one-on-one 45 minute mentoring session via zoom. Students have a chance to share their work and goals, and will walk away with a personalized actionable plan. Only a couple slots available starting in the new year - pleasemessage meto reserve one.
$200 plus s&h - an original Foxscape painting, like the one pictured above. These are lushly colored delightful original 6"x6" paintings on panel that can sit on a shelf or small easel, or even can be hung on the wall with a bit of 3M tape or velcro. And of course you can also frame them. Available December 14th. (I may have some inventory available sooner -message meif you are interested)
$400 and upwards - original artwork in a variety of sizes and substrates. Current available work is listed onmy website(you should receive an email when new pieces are added) and the inventory from Fox (my show currently hanging) will be available after December 14th. Again, you are welcome tomessage mewith any questions.
Now my holiday marketing spiel is finished and you have more time to eat pie. You are welcome.
Thanks so much for your interest in my artwork, Happy holidays, warmly, Kim
Figment 3," 18" x 24", acrylics and graphite on panel, $799 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. I accept paypal, venmo, personal checks and payment plans. Inquiries may always come to me . I am thinking about the elements, and wondering aloud (and with my paints) as to whether I can paint something that contains all of them. Spirit. Fire. Air. Water. Earth. This one is a step closer in that direction. Thanks so very much for following along on my art journey, Warmly, Kim
"Tabby Kit," 5" x 7", acrylics on a museum quality panel, depicting a tiny little orange striped guy from Morgue File . This painting can be yours for $289, which includes s&h inside the US. And in case you didn't see it, a little doodle of him is also available for sale here . Inquires may come directly to me . Although it certainly doesn't FEEL like spring here (snow and ice and wind chills, brr!), I can tell that spring is coming. The mercury is rising a wee bit each day and the days are getting longer and brighter. Over the weekend we drove with the moonroof open just to feel the sun's meager and oh-so-very-welcome warmth (although the heat in the car was cranked, too, in the interest of full disclosure!). I wanted to work with spring-like colors today, and this little guy was still on my mind , so I grabbed a small panel and got to work. Of course, I also have Poppy to finish and some changes to make to another po
“Rapt (Shadow),” from the Larger than Life series, 16”x22”, acrylic black lab mixed breed pet portrait on gallery wrapped canvas, $699. Inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org . SOLD. This is Shadow, who went missing on Sunday night. He belongs to a friend of mine, and has been a fixture in our community for many years. Errant fireworks scared the silly old guy into running off, and his family is busy searching for him. (If you happen to be in the Lake Orion/Oakland County area and have seen Shadow, please call 248-391-0867 or 248-391-6817) I’m confidant that he is safe (somewhere!) and awaiting discovery, but meanwhile, couldn’t help myself from posting his portrait as today’s dog a day painting . He’s constantly on my mind, and probably will remain so, until he finds his way back home. Hug your four legged guys while you can! Thanks, as always, for looking. And for sharing these paintings with friends and family, Kim Kimberly Kelly Santini http://www.turtledovedesigns.com/ dis