December 20, 2010

Fundraiser Prints

"Hannah's Wish" & "First Responder" - 8"x10" fine art giclee prints in memory of Hannah Garman. All profits from the prints will be donated to local fire companies. Cost of each print is $40. (Please note: Copyright mark will not appear on actual prints.) For more information about ordering a print email the artist at: or purchase First Responder online on Ebay under the artist's username: starlitestudios or search First Responder. The prints are not available in stores, however, you may contact the artist at 717-209-1119 to pick up a print.

Prints fit a standard 11x14" double-matted store bought frame.

December 2, 2010

First Friday Painting Demo

On First Friday (December 3, 2010) I will be demonstrating my painting from 5-8 PM at the Old Country Store in Intercourse, PA. I will be painting a new 6" snowman bowl for the demo. The store carries a good selection from my 130+ hand-painted designs in bowls ranging from 2-1/2" to 9" in size. Bowls are available upstairs in the People's Place Quilt Museum Shop and downstairs in the Old Country Store . The 13th Annual Holiday Celebration for the town includes the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at the Pequea Valley Public Library and many fun family activities. Stores in the area will be open during the evening for your shopping convenience. The full list of events and times for the weekend are recorded in the Dec. 1st issue of the Conestoga Valley & Pequea Valley Penny Saver.

November 25, 2010

Update on Fund Raiser Print & Black Friday Show

Last Friday I signed prints and sent out the first mailing for "First Responder," a fundraising snowman print in memory of Hannah Garman. I also delivered some prints to the Garman family for donating to charities. Proceeds from the print will benefit local fire companies and several other charities.

Also, on Black Friday, my art will be on display at Central Market in Lancaster, PA (across from the S. Clyde Weaver stand) from 5PM-8PM. "First Responder" prints will be available at the showing among other original works like "Sunflowers" pictured above.

October 29, 2010

Fundraiser Print Update

My painting, October Moon has now sold, which will help with the printing costs of the fund raiser "First Responder," the second in a series of giclee prints in memory of Hannah Garman. I am also listing another original painting on ebay (shown above) to help with the costs titled, "Autumn Evening." You can view the painting on ebay under username: starlitestudios. On Wednesday we went to our printer to go over the details for "First Responder" and we will have them ready to sign, package and ship out in less than 2 weeks.

October 23, 2010

October Moon Poster from

October Moon Poster from
My latest folk art painting "October Moon" is now available at my Zazzle store as a custom poster print.

October 18, 2010

A New Fundraising Print

In the last two weeks, I have been busy painting and planning a new fundraiser print. Last year's fundraising print "Hannah's Wish" has raised over $11,000 for charity and helped to support Hospice, Landis Homes, The Brethren Disaster Relief, Help the Fight, Race for Life, other cancer charities and private school auctions to name a few. This year's new snowman print, "First Responder" is the second in the series in memory of Hannah Garman. The new snowman print is $40. I will donate all profits from the print to help support fire companies and charities.

In order to sponsor the printing costs of this fundraiser, I am selling one of my most recent original paintings titled "October Moon" which is a 16" x 12" acrylic done on professional grade canvas. You may contact me via email at if you are interested in "First Responder" prints.

September 16, 2010

September 16, 2010

With the official onset of autumn right around the corner, my thoughts are turned to the wonderful scent of baked pumpkin pie and the familiar sound of leaves crunching underfoot. Yesterday, I spent the afternoon discarding the spent summer flowers, planting new mums and placing pumpkins near the front walkway. I also replaced the summer decor in my new deep kitchen windowsills with small mum plants and miniature pumpkins. I worked late into the evening, finishing my first fall painting of the season titled, "Pumpkin Time." I will be listing this piece on ebay as a buy-it-now in the very near future.

September 10, 2010

9/10/10 Help the Fight

Hannah's Wish giclee print, in memory of Hannah Garman, went well at the Hospice Auction last week raising $900 this year. The Garman family and I will also offer this signed and numbered giclee this weekend at Help the Fight breast cancer fund raiser to be held 9/11 at the Clipper Stadium from 9 AM - 2 PM. They will also sell my original acrylic, "After the Rain." All proceeds from both art pieces will support local breast cancer patients. "Hannah's Wish" and "After the Rain" are to be sold during their live auction at 1 PM. Many fun family activities and great food and baked items will be available at the event, so please come out and support this wonderful event.

August 28, 2010

August 28, 2010

The summer has slipped away quickly. Our kitchen remodel and house updates are finished and our daughter has gone back to school last week. Fall store orders for bowls and paintings are coming in and keeping me busy. I wanted to get back on ebay for some time, so I've squeezed in a few paintings between orders and have them listed under "starlitestudios" this week. I am running two specials for $1.00 starting price on barn paintings, so be sure to check them out for a great deal. I also have two new paintings featuring Star Barn bird houses at Basket Accessories in Intercourse, PA.

This week I'm finishing up a wedding gift and a painting for "Help The Fight" cancer fund-raising event and auction to be held at Lancaster's Clipper Stadium on Sept. 11. This past Thursday the local Newspaper listed a picture of a print from my painting, "Hannah's Wish" that will be auctioned off at the Hospice Auction on Labor Day in memory of Hannah Garman.

June 6, 2010

June 6, 2010

My latest original painting titled, "Hymn Sing" will be auctioned off at the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction in September. The painting is done in acrylics on a framed wood panel and has sparkling Swarovski crystals for stars.

March 20, 2010

March 20, 2010

I am finishing up bowl orders for stores and looking forward to doing some new things this spring. I have created several paintings to submit to folk art publishers and would like to do a few more yet. I am also starting a new series of 6"x6" canvas paintings for Ebay featuring Americana Barns. My work can be found on ebay under user name: starlitestudios. This week's painting is titled "Spring Arrival" and in my opinion, it couldn't come any sooner!

January 12, 2010


I just finished a new painting titled, "Finishing the Masterpiece." It is a gift to my husband for his birthday. It is the largest work I have completed to-date, measuring 4 feet by 3 feet. This folk art style painting, features a boy and girl finishing a snowman.