Friday, December 22, 2017

January Kids Class: Impressed by Impressionism

Impressionism is one of the most beloved and recognized periods of art, and my Monday Kids' Class will be exploring some of the artists, use of light, color and movement, gardens, landscapes and people painted and drawn during this period of art history.  If you have an enthusiastic young artist in grades 2 - 6, I believe they will enjoy, learn, and grow during this six week program.

Classes are held at my studio in Summit Artspace on Tusc, 571 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton, Ohio
We meet on six Mondays, beginning January 8, from 6 - 7 p.m.  All materials are provided.  The group is kept small to provide individual attention and support.  The cost for this course is $90.

I can't wait to share the beauty of the Impressionists, along with how ground breaking their practices were (even though they are so accepted and appreciated today!)

If your looking for more creative experiences, this is a very positive environment for children to express their creativity within  a specific framework.

We will work with a variety of media, including:  oil pastels, chalk pastels, pencil sketching in a small sketch journal, and watercolor painting.

If you have any questions, please email me!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Online Auction of Inspirational and Whimsical Art

I'm offering some of my gift baskets, prints, and small original pieces of art as auctioned items on my Facebook page as an event. (@MiriamDanielArt)  This is a great way to get gift baskets, last minute gifts, and other bits of inspiration and whimsy.

Here is how it works:

1.  I will post 2 - 3 items each evening around 7 p.m.  There will be a minimum bid price, and if it looks like something you want/need, you can comment with the price you are bidding.  
2.  Watch the bids to see when the price might be increasing!
3.  The winning bids will be announced the next evening.  (If the minimum bid isn't met, the item will be removed.)
4.  Winners will be invoiced for the price of the bid via my PayPal.  When you send the money you can choose to pick up the package at my studio or have the item shipped for an additional charge!
5.  Keep watching as new items will be placed up for auction each evening.

Thank you for supporting me by purchasing my work and sharing this crazy little old auction!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Today's Offering: Words Speaking--Small Canvas Art

let kindness take root, $48
8x10 acrylic on canvas

Are you looking for a sweet sentiment, a special word/phrase, or a word to guide you in the new year?  I have a nice variety of small pieces that can do just that.  Most are perfect to tuck onto a shelf or window sill.  They also make great gifts!

peace is my superpower, $28
6x6 acrylic on canvas

breathe, $18
4x4 acrylic on canvas
(one of my favorites!)

namaste, $18
4x4 acrylic on canvas

just be, $18
4x4 acrylic on canvas

dream, shine, inspire, $18
4x4 acrylic on canvas

joy-full, $18
4x4 acrylic on canvas

calm mind/gentle breath/peaceful heart, $78
11x14 acrylic on canvas
(this is my favorite of this whole collection!)

details of wording

bring the light, $48
8x10 acrylic on canvas

choose kindness, $48
8x10 acrylic on canvas

let it snow SOLD

breathe/dream big/open to possibility/live in gratitude $48
8x10 acrylic on canvas

make magic/bring joy/share peace/inspire hope $38
8x8 acrylic on canvas

impress yourself, $28
6x6 acrylic on canvas
What words speak to you?  If you see something you like, email me.  We will arrange pick up or shipping.  These pieces are sold on a first come first served basis.

Thank you for all of the support that allows me to live my creative dream and support my little family!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Fight Like A Girl

One highlight of 2017, was attending the Women's March in Washington, D.C.  The people I met.  The energy of such a large group.  It was amazing.

Memories of the experience have sustained me while I wrote, emailed, called, and visited the White House and my other "representatives."  I know that I am not alone!  I remember the sea of pink hats!  I remember the signs and shirts.  I cling to hope when despair is close at hand.

This print and/or postcards would make a great gift for your favorite feminists!  I feel like there is so much strength in the heart of this art.  And we can all use a bit more of that!

If you're local, order by emailing me, and that can save on shipping.  If you're further afield, then order from my etsy shop.

Thanks for encouraging all the feminists to keep fighting the good fight!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Passages: A Year End Workshop of Beginnings

I am so excited to make this offering!  I am hosting a workshop that is a bit yoga and mindfulness, a bit art and creativity, and a bit ritual, goal setting, journaling and visioning the future in a gentle space with friends old and new.  Basically all of my favorites!

We will say farewell to the past year, and prepare to greet the new year with optimistic hope and a plan for be our best selves.

We will accomplish these goals by. . .

relaxing with some breathing, gentle stretching, and visualizing
decorating a journal
writing to a few prompts and webbing a plan
sipping tea and munching some treats
enjoying a warm space with open minded friends old and new

Does this sound like something for you?  Would you like to attend and gift the experience to a friend?  (This makes a great holiday or new year gift!!)

Here is how pricing works;

I want everyone who feels a tug toward this experience to be able to attend!

I suggest paying $30 for this lovely evening (which is such a bargain!)
You can register and pay here:

Passages Workshop

Or register yourself and a friend together for just $45
You can register here:

Passages Workshop

Or if you can't afford the price, but you want to attend, pay what you can by making a donation here:

Here is what to bring to maximize your experience:

Wear comfy clothes
Yoga mat + blanket, pillow for knees, etc
A mug for tea
Any particular food or beverage that you may want
A friend (if possible)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Fairy Realm Gift Basket is Today's Offering

Who can't use some more magic and whimsy in their life?  This gift basket is perfect for doing just that!  It's filled with handmade pieces that invite all of us to be young at heart and to believe that life can be a bit more magical.

Girl flower fairy has pail green petal skirts and bright green hair

The fairy house has detailing with moss on the roof, small rocks around the base, and pebbles framing the entrance.

This boy forest fairy is ready to take off on an adventure with his silk leaf wings and felt pouch with small acorn and rock inside.

Handmade paper wishing star.  "Make a wish and hang the star where moonbeams shine."

The set also includes a handcrafted Dragonfly Magic Wand and a rock painted with a heart--just a small bit of my heart

The set is in a long woven basket, wrapped in cellophane, and a gold flower accent.

This basket is one of a kind!  It's the only one, and it can be yours if your the first person to email or send me a message on FB.  Shipping can be arranged for an appropriate fee.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Small Business Saturday and Barberton Winter Wonderland

winter wonderland, acrylic on canvas with paper words, 4x12, $38
lots of other paintings with words are available this evening

I am a small business woman.  I create and teach.  That is how I make a living and a life.  Today is the day to share our small business offerings with the world.  Now it's your turn.  You get to purchase from a real person who makes real things to fill the world with beauty and inspiration and courage.

This evening I will be at my studio at Summit Artspace on Tusc as part of Barberton Winter Wonderland, 5-8 p.m.  You can see the offering live and in person, and you can purchase art, classes, and workshops.  Then I get to pay my bills.  Easy-peasy.  Win-win

Thank you for supporting artists, especially for your generosity toward me!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Avoid the Crowds and Join Me to Make Gifts

I have a great idea! Instead of dealing with stressed and tired crowds searching for parking spaces and the most unbelievable deals on Thursday or Friday, join me Friday evening for the first of four Open Studio Gift Making Workshops!

We will enjoy Christmas music, warm tea or cocoa, and you can create unique and amazing gifts.  I provide the materials and space and gentle encouragement and instruction.

I'm also running a special deal for anyone who signs up for the first workshop!  Choose one project at full price and choose another project for 1/2 price.  You can return to any of the other Open Studio Workshops to finish your projects, just pay now.

IMPORTANT:  Pay for your first project from the pull down menu, and then in "Note to Seller"  tell me what your second project will be!  You will pay for the second project with cash, check, or credit, when you join me on Friday!  The deal only applies to projects purchased at the first studio workshop, but return as often as you like to complete your project

Gift Making at Open Studio

Here is the menu:

  • Abstract Painted Notecard Set of 8 Greeting Cards   $12
  • Magic Wand    $15
  • Flower Fairy    $15
  • Handmade paper books or gift tags  $15    (paper requires a minimum of 2 sessions--one to make paper and one to use paper!)
  • Inspiration Kit    $25
  • Acrylic Painting on Canvas  $ 20 - $35 (depending on size)

Gift Making at Open Studio

Monday, November 13, 2017

Small Pieces of Original Art

Today's offering is small pieces of original paintings.  I know it's hard to find room on your walls for big pieces of art, but the pieces I'm offering today are small-- 4 x 4 and 4 x 12.  I'm currently selling the longer canvases for $40 and the small canvases for $18.  I'm making a great combo offering.  You can get the combos you see below for $50.  {I think these make a great gift for yourself or someone else!  Or keep one and give the other.}

The story behind the boxes. . .

Four summers ago Sam and I were able to spend the summer at Lakeside.  I even got to paint one day a week while I worked!  I didn't know what I was doing, but I bought a packages of little canvases and started to paint.  A woman saw me painting, and asked if I would add her granddaughters name to the piece.  I sure did!  And voila--the world of little canvases began for me.  Since then I have sold about 75 of these little babies.  Lots have had words attached to them, and others have had seasonal themes like gardens and sailboats.

I like the longer canvases because they allow for more of a scene to be painted--a whole mood, rather than a wee feeling!

Top 10 ideas for displaying them:
  • Wall art for a small space
  • Wall art along with several other pieces
  • An art addition to a bookshelf or other display shelf
  • A piece of art added to a small altar 
  • Art on your desk or other work location
  • Art in the car--have art, will travel
  • Bathroom or kitchen counter art
  • Original art on the mantle as part of a larger display
  • Surrounded by candles for a cozy feel on cold nights
  • Bedside table art
Here they are. . .
Lighthouse and Love
Lighthouse and Sailboats Under a Full Moon & Heart Rock and Shell from Lake Erie Beach

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Small Art Sets

Under the Same Moon
Lighthouse as Twilight Falls on the Lake and Sailboat a Few Hours Later

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Small Art Sets
Live, Laugh, Love
Tall Canvas and Little Abstract

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Small Art Sets
Love Wins
{Nothing else needed!}

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Small Art Sets
Hope Grows Here & Garden

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Small Art Sets
Wish and Sailboats
{This little box is one of my all time favorites}
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Small Art Sets
Hope is my Superpower & Bloom
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Small Art Sets
Joy is my Superpower & Blossoms
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Small Art Sets
Peace & The Lilly Pond

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Small Art Sets

And again a big thank you for making my creative life possible.  When you buy art you are making it possible for me to live and support my sweet boy, while being true to my most authentic self!

Cards for the Camino

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