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>acrylic prints

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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Flock



Three on a Line


Pear

I’ve been in a whirlwind since August. Fig Marmalade, and all that goes along with it, has kept me busy. Anna and I went to High Point, NC in October and had a good show, met lots of great people and saw beautiful scenery. Now, to get ready for Dallas and Atlanta in January!
A new product for 2012 is acrylic prints. The image is printed directly onto the back side of clear acrylic so that you’re viewing it through the acrylic. They really are beautiful and lend themselves to a modern space or mix well with antiques. There are 12 images available and two sizes: 10″ and 20″.
And…a new website is on its way. These prints, along with some new items, will be up and running soon. Stay tuned!

>fig marmalade {box prints}

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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Another Fig Marmalade product…Box Prints. I print an image of my oil painting onto canvas and stretch it across a 4 inch deep wooden frame wrapped in jute webbing. A great way to add color and interest to a wall or shelf. Especially nice in a grouping. You know the saying, “The cobbler’s children have no shoes?” Well, this artist has had no box prints displayed in her environment until last week. I am so very pleased at how they look on my studio wall. It makes me happy every time I walk in.

{click here to see more design options and to purchase}

>my new venture…

Monday, February 28, 2011

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I am launching a line of goods featuring my artwork! It will include pillows made of burlap and pillow ticking, purses and tote bags, aprons, cup towels and whatever-else tickles my fancy. I will officially launch in June at Dallas and Atlanta markets. Here’s a sneak peak:


The paintings {this is my calf, Gingersnap} are printed onto canvas and top-stitched onto old-time-y pillow ticking, French ticking, and burlap. I love the mix of old and new: the nostalgic fabric and my more modern artwork.

I call this one “Look Up.”


Isn’t the back nice? Molly made my prototypes and I couldn’t be more pleased.

My goodies and I will be here!!! Along with my faithful friend and cheerleader, JoCarol. Come if you can!

{about the name} my great aunt, Lala, used to make fig preserves (her mother’s recipe) with citrus peel in it. She didn’t call it fig marmalade, but according to recipes I found on-line, fig preserves with citrus peel is fig marmalade. I like the farmhouse feeling that homemade preserves suggests and it is fitting that I would name my line of goods with Lala in mind. She is an artist and has always encouraged me in all my artistic endeavors. Roxanne, with the endless ideas waiting just below the surface for a reason to come out, came up with the tag-line. That was a fun day, brain-storming on her pretty porch.

{about the logo} Beth is the talented graphic designer, she is also Roxanne’s daughter, who came up with the perfect combination of vintage and fresh. She exceeded my expectations and was such a joy to work with that I hope to have more reasons to hire her in the future!

>nest

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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Here’s a little sample of what I’ve been up to. David found this tiny nest on the ground (we’d never take one out of a tree…the birds sometimes reuse nests from year to year) and brought it to me to either paint or put in my “dead area” as he calls it. I call it my nature collection. Whatever you want to call it, he finds the best things to put in it.

p.s. The eggs did not come with it. These porcelain eggs are just filling in. Hopefully, the little wrens that hatched in this nest will be back in the Spring.