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September 14, 2017

Fall Vignettes and Folk Art

My favorite season of the year is only a few days away.  Yay!  I love everything about fall.  The crunch of fallen leaves underfoot,  the fresh spiced scent of baked pumpkin roll and pumpkin pies and of course the beautiful array of colorful leaves.  Painting with all the colors available gets me inspired!

Today, I wanted to share some fall vignettes that I set up in my home and a few of my favorite fall folk art paintings both new and from recent years.  All of the original paintings are sold, however you can still get a giclee of these.  Feel free to ask where it can be purchased if any of them interest you.

Inside the foyer

Parade of Quilts

Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Barn

Fall Decor on the foyer dresser.

Autumn Road

Autumn Barn Quilts

An altered art piece I made with a block of wood painted to look
like a candy bar and a cut out of a boy.

Pumpkin Valley

Seasons of Rural Life - Fall

A vignette I set up in a box in the hallway.


October Moon

A Night for Treats (now available as a signed 8x10 giclee)

Decor at my kitchen sink.  

Welcome Home

Wash Day

A cute little wagon I found at a second hand store.  I filled it with 
artificial pumpkins.

Autumn Evening

Hillside Barns

Some of my fall bowlies that I created out of 
different sizes of wooden bowls.

Harvest Party

Gloucestershire Village

Decor in the dining room.

Autumn Memories

Pumpkin Moon

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Autumn!












May 15, 2017

New Paintings and Exhibit at Cafe and Visitor's Center

During the month of May and up until June 24th, I will be sharing my art at Emmaus Road Cafe in Lancaster, PA.  If you are in the area, be sure to check out their facebook page for hours before you visit.  If you are visiting Lancaster, be sure to stop at the Discover Lancaster Visitors Center at 501 Greenfield Road, Lancaster, PA.  You can see a few of my popular giclees on display and they are for sale.

 I have completed some new folk art paintings and have a new print in my kitchen line that are now available as giclees.  Please contact me at my email address at starlitestudios.art@gmail.com if you would like to order one in either 8x10 or 16x20 sizes.  I sell them both framed and unframed.

         Cabin by the Lake

The Potting Shed

Whispering Spring

Apple Harvest

Peaceful Pond

Morning Ride

The Quilt Parade

Peaceful Pastures

Peaceful Pastures II

Quilted Sky (20x20 only)

Bunny Cake (11x14 only)


April 14, 2017

What To Do With Leftover Cooked Broccoli

I love salads, but sometimes it's nice to change it up and make a warm salad.  Today I'm sharing a creative way to use leftover cooked broccoli for a quick one serving warm salad, perfect for lunch.  I started with a little more than one cup of cooked broccoli florets that I reheated in the microwave.

Warm Broccoli Cranberry Walnut Salad

Ingredients

Leftover Tender Cooked Broccoli Florets
Danish Blue Cheese
Dried Cranberries
Chopped Walnuts
Kraft Creamy Poppyseed Dressing
Herb Seasoned Croutons

Directions

Reheat leftover broccoli in microwave.  Add a few crumbles of Danish Blue Cheese, a sprinkle of dried cranberries and chopped walnuts and a tablespoon or two of poppyseed dressing.  Top with herb seasoned croutons and enjoy.  If you love blue cheese like I do, you will love how creamy and slightly melted it gets over the warm broccoli.







March 25, 2017

A New Location and Licensing My Art


This morning I realized the last time I posted was in January.  While my blog writing has been a little slack, I have been busy working behind the scenes on some new things that I can finally share with you.

Dutchland Galleries has a new display in the Tourist Information Center, located at 501 Greenfield Road, Lancaster that includes three of my giclee pieces.  There are also many other local artist's work on display in the center. You can purchase art directly from the visitors center or stop down at Kitchen Kettle Village to visit Dutchland Galleries to see their full showroom of art.  Both stops are well worth the trip.

This week I added a new location for my giclee prints.  If you are out and about enjoying this beautiful spring weather and plan to stop in Lititz, PA be sure to visit the shop Back Home Again located at 56 E. Main Street, Lititz, to see a collection of my folk art giclees, available framed and unframed.  The shop offers local art, photography, an assortment of gifts, keepsakes of Lancaster County and a large selection of beautiful cards.  If you have never been to Lititz, you are in for a treat.  There are many cute shops and great eateries there.  A fun time to visit is during their Second Friday event held each month where the shopkeepers and food establishments are open extra hours. Here are some photos of my work at Back Home Again.





       

Last but not least, over the past few months I have been working with a company based in Texas that markets painted needlepoint.  The company, Painted Pony Designs has licensed 16 of my pieces to start that are now available for order through various needlepoint stores in the United States.  Below is a link to their facebook page.  Be sure to check out the video from one of their trunk shows that includes my designs and their amazing selection of available needlepoint designs.  Scroll down their page to see the video in their January 24th post.

 https://www.facebook.com/PaintedPonyDesigns/

 Here are some photos of my designs from their show, Barn Dance.  The photo on the right features 12 of my designs on the left two columns.

Painted Pony Needlepoint Designs