Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Host a Home or Workplace Brave Art Trunk Show


December is a wonderful time of year to share all of the goodies I make with your friends, neighbors, and coworkers.  Most people are looking for hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, secret Santa, and just because gifts.


It's so simple and fun!  You and I choose a date and time.  I show up with a couple boxes of goodies that I display.  I am happy to talk about my creative process or gifts that fit together nicely in a package or even do a painting demo.  Your friends shop and buy unique one of a kind local art!

What's in it for you?  As the host/hostess you receive 15% of total sales in free stuff that you get to choose.  Your friends buy $500 of goodness, and you get $75 in stuff for free.

Email me or message me on FB to set up a party.  I still have many possible openings over the next 3 weeks!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Gift Certificates Make Great Gifts


Why not give gift certificates from Brave Art to the people you love?  You can give so much more than a mass produced big box store item.

Here are some of the ways Brave Art Gift Certificates can be used:

Give a private shopping trip to my studio, for a time we set up together.  Many items in my studio are under $25--wands, flower fairies, small canvas paintings, inspirational watercolors, and card sets.  If someone special has had their eye on a larger piece of art, this is a great way to surprise them, too!

Give an art class, art lessons, workshop, or painting party with a gift certificate.  Art lessons begin at $20.  Most 6 week classes are $90.  One space at a painting party begins at $25 or give a whole party to a group of family or friends!

We can also customize an experience just for you and those you love!  Why not have a painting party when all your cousins are visiting over the holidays?  Why not host a paper making workshop for your girlfriends?  Why not make art for New Year's Eve?

Gift Certificates can be given in any dollar amount.  Paypal has a little printable gift certificate, but I would like to send you a handmade card with a gift certificate enclosed.  It has much more of my creativity infused in it!   If you have questions, email me.

I look forward to making your holiday season and new year overflow with creativity!


Friday, November 25, 2016

Week of Gift Giving Delights--Friday: Brave Crafting Adventure Club

I am so excited to start the Brave Crafting Adventure Club!
See all the details HERE.
It's going to be so fun!
If you have questions, email me!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Week of Gift Giving Delights Wednesday--Little Cubed Canvases





This week I am going to post a new special offering each evening, around 9 and 10 p.m.  This is the week when gift purchasing really seems to explode, and I wish to invite you to buy handmade, original, and local fine art and artisan work.  When you buy from me you are literally helping me pay my rent and utilities, feed my son, put gas in my car, and buy insurance.  In exchange you receive one of a kind handmade and inspirational pieces of art.  It's such a win-win!

I am also hosting a Studio Pop Up Sale this Friday evening, 5-8 p.m. at my studio in the Art Center on Tusc., 571 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton, OH  44203.  Avoid the craziness of Black Friday and enjoy Christmas music and tea in my studio.

I will also be in my studio Saturday evening, 5-9 p.m., during Barberton's Christmas Light Walk. There will be merriment for people of all ages all around Barberton.  This event is busy, big, and bright!

So here is today's offering:

Little Cubed Canvases

This little fellows have been popular since I first unveiled them.  Unlike the larger canvases I create that require a piece of wall real estate, these little bursts of inspiration and whimsy are 4 inches x 4 inches x 1 inch and tuck neatly onto a shelf, a desk, a window sill and many other nooks and crannies.




At $20 these itty bitties are a great gift for friends, coworkers, and anyone who can use a splash of colorful cheer in their life.

When you select those you must have, leave a description in the note to the seller.  I will email you if for it has already sold or I'm not sure which ones you want.




Why buy this week?
  • Free shipping
  • If you pick it up at my studio this weekend, I will take an additional 10% off.  Just $18 each!
  • Each piece is one of a kind and unique
  • You can check off many names from your gift giving list
  • Purchase original art for a surprisingly low price
Help us find our forever homes!

Purchase Little Cubed Canvases Now



Email me to hold specific little cubed canvases at my studio for you to pick up this weekend

Week of Gift Giving Delights, Tuesday--Painting Parties





This week I am going to post a new special offering each evening, around 9 and 10 p.m.  This is the week when gift purchasing really seems to explode, and I wish to invite you to buy handmade, original, and local fine art and artisan work.  When you buy from me you are literally helping me pay my rent and utilities, feed my son, put gas in my car, and buy insurance.  In exchange you receive one of a kind handmade and inspirational pieces of art.  It's such a win-win!

I am also hosting a Studio Pop Up Sale this Friday evening, 5-8 p.m. at my studio in the Art Center on Tusc., 571 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton, OH  44203.  Avoid the craziness of Black Friday and enjoy Christmas music and tea in my studio.

I will also be in my studio Saturday evening, 5-9 p.m., during Barberton's Christmas Light Walk. There will be merriment for people of all ages all around Barberton.  This event is busy, big, and bright!

So here is today's offering:

Painting Parties

Painting Parties with me are one of the most fun and relaxed ways to celebrate anything with a group of your family or  friends.  You and I choose a date and a painting theme.  I show you one or more samples.  You provide the location and treats.  I provide the canvases, painting supplies, art instruction and positive support.

Painting parties are a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday, family reunion, gathering of friendship, girls' night out, team building, corporate event.  It can even be a fundraiser--ask for details.



Here are the general pricing guidelines:

11x14 canvas $25 per person
16x20 canvas $35 per person
{If at least 6 people pay to paint, the host or hostess paints for free}

I can provide a location for an additional $5 per person
If I travel more than 30 minutes I charge a small travel expense fee

This week I am booking parties for the next year!

Benefits of booking this week:

  • You don't need to worry about what you're doing for that upcoming event
  • The date is locked in for you for a small deposit of $30 bucks
  • You immediately receive a very special coupon for 50% off any one item in my studio, including my large paintings
So email me now to book your painting party!


Monday, November 21, 2016

Week of Gift Giving Delights Monday--Greeting Cards


This week I am going to post a new special offering each evening, around 9 and 10 p.m.  This is the week when gift purchasing really seems to explode, and I wish to invite you to buy handmade, original, and local fine art and artisan work.  When you buy from me you are literally helping me pay my rent and utilities, feed my son, put gas in my car, and buy insurance.  In exchange you receive one of a kind handmade and inspirational pieces of art.  It's such a win-win!

I am also hosting a Studio Pop Up Sale this Friday evening, 5-8 p.m. at my studio in the Art Center on Tusc., 571 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton, OH  44203.  Avoid the craziness of Black Friday and enjoy Christmas music and tea in my studio.

I will also be in my studio Saturday evening, 5-9 p.m., during Barberton's Christmas Light Walk. There will be merriment for people of all ages all around Barberton.  This event is busy, big, and bright!

So here is today's offering:

Greeting Cards

I make a wide assortment of greeting cards.  I love giving and receiving cards.  These inspiring cards may be given as a gift because of the sentiment you include, or a set of blank cards also makes a lovely gift.  If you wish to purchase a single card or see the cards I have in stock, visit my studio or email me to make an appointment.

If you're looking for a seasonal card, thank you card, Christmas card, or invitation, I would recommend "Winter Peace." These are professional produced blank cards based on my original acrylic painting of the same title.  
Order sets of this card HERE


I enjoy taking photos of the natural world around me.  I have many cards with natural wonders that have inspired me.  Here are some of those:


My arsty collage cards are one of a kind, so here are some examples:



I've started making photo cards with some of my original pieces of art like these:

I also have notecards in sets of 4 that have little pieces of acrylic on paper abstract paintings I have done:

What is the special bonus of ordering today?
  • Again there is free shipping
  • You may place a special request, and I will do my best to fulfill your wishes
  • One of a kind cards are just that--you get the one and only piece like this
  • Cards make great inexpensive framable art.  For a few dollars and some inexpensive frames you are able to give unique art
  • You can order a surprise set of cards, give me a hint about what you might like, and I'll send you some of my favorites.
Order Brave Art Greeting Cards Now


Brave Art Greeting Cards

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Week of Gift Giving Delights Sunday--Magic Wands




This week I am going to post a new special offering each evening, around 9 and 10 p.m.  This is the week when gift purchasing really seems to explode, and I wish to invite you to buy handmade, original, and local fine art and artisan work.  When you buy from me you are literally helping me pay my rent and utilities, feed my son, put gas in my car, and buy insurance.  In exchange you receive one of a kind handmade and inspirational pieces of art.  It's such a win-win!

I am also hosting a Studio Pop Up Sale this Friday evening, 5-8 p.m. at my studio in the Art Center on Tusc., 571 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton, OH  44203.  Avoid the craziness of Black Friday and enjoy Christmas music and tea in my studio.

I will also be in my studio Saturday evening, 5-9 p.m., during Barberton's Christmas Light Walk. There will be merriment for people of all ages all around Barberton.  This event is busy, big, and bright!

So here is today's offering:

What about adding a little more magic to life?  Magic wands are a great gift for Potter enthusiasts as well as folks you can use a bit of inspiration or enchantment.





I have two kinds of wands--Potter wands and Super powered wands.  Potter wands are brown and are embellished with gold or silver paint.  Super powered wands are more colorful, and they are packaged on a watercolor card with a name and power.

Today's offer is extra special for these reasons:

  • No charge for shipping
  • I will add a name to any wand for no additional charge
  • You can make special requests for colors, names of wands or special powers at no extra charge
  • I will reduce the price by 10% if you pay cash and pick your wands up at my studio this Friday or Saturday evening
Now the question is, how many will you order?
Use the "Note to Seller" section to leave special instructions or email me
Thanks for making this an amazing week for this artist!


Magic Choices