04 February 2009

For the Birds

I've got a little printing press in my studio and these cute chicks have flown the coop right off the hot presses into my Etsy shop!





Should I pick this daisy for my Momma?






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Just hatched and looking for a friend.








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This little blue bird is enjoying his first Spring.







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This magenta momma bird is hunting for a worm.







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The vibrant colours and bright pastels I used in these paintings evoke the beginning of Spring, one of the prettiest and most cheerful times of the year.

These originals sold out in my Etsy shop last Spring so quickly that I thought I'd go for a second act with prints of these critters. The paintings were first illustrated in pen and ink, and then painted in gouache and watercolour on Strathmore acid free, cold press 140 lb. watercolour paper. The original image size was approximately 5 1/2" x 7 1/2".


These are printed in my studio on 8 1/2" x 11" Kodak Ultra premium high gloss 74 lb. photographic paper. The image size is still approximately 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" with a white border allowing for framing. The price is an affordable $15 and each print is hand signed in ink before I ship. The colour is as intense and the originals and they fit perfectly into a standard frame. Another option is to mat them to a larger format and place them in a larger frame or hang with simple glass and clips.


A little birdie told me that these are also still available as art magnets for only $8 a pair.






They are fabulous and fun magnets for just about anything or nothing at all ~ they are works of art in themselves. Each magnet can hold between five to eight sheets of paper, depending on the weight of course. They are water resistant ~ just wipe them clean. Great for your child’s “refrigerator art,” inspiration boards, home office, laundry room, mud room, even in your bathroom! Also, consider using these as terrific party favors, Easter basket goodies, gift adornments, or hostess gifts.






These adorable reversible grosgrain ribbon belts are also great gifts for Easter baskets when paired with the chick prints and even for "graduation" gifts from preschool.

My gift to you...FREE SHIPPING if you mention in the notes to the seller section on Etsy checkout that you read about these products on my blog or saw them on Flickr. As always, if you are interested anything here or on my Flickr photostream that are not listed in my Etsy shop, just let me know and I will be happy to do a custom order for you.


Thank you for stopping by.


Ciao amici,

Suzanne

7 comments:

Terri said...

Oh Suzanne, your cards are beautiful!!

Terri

shabbyscraps said...

HI Suzanne! Your work is amazing! Can't wait to meet you in MAcon!
xoxox, Tiffany

Italian Girl in Georgia ~ Suzanne MacCrone said...

Hi Friends,

Thanks so much for stopping by ~ the work you both do is not so "shabby" either!

Ciao amici,

Suzanne

RobinfromCA said...

Such cute little birdies!!!

Liz said...

so glad you visited my blog and i was able to visit yours! LOVE your birds!!! so sweet and cheerful...

liz

Grace said...

Your artwork is so sweet and cheery - just like you!

IRENE said...

Hello,
I don't know how I missed all those lovely posts of yours. I had added you to my blog list, but it showed you hadn't posted in the last couple of months.
Anyway, so glad to hear from you. You are welcome to join the Domino meme anytime. It is about frienship, inspiration and beauty. I am personally put off when bloggers take on blogging as if it were a military operation!
All your prints are so cheerful, but I am going to go for the magnets. I am very much into them right now, I find them so useful and such a special way to amrk the seasons! (Expect a post from me, soon!)
Wishing you joy and happiness.

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