Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Gratuitous Dog Shots

The dog is loving the long weekend. He's a fine specimen of doghood, we say. He's handsome and happy, just look:



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By Julie Pippert
Museum Quality Digital Art and Photography
Limited Edition Prints
www.ArtfulbyNature.com


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Progress

Our Web site, artfulbynature.com, is still under construction but almost real. The foundation is in, the frame is up, and now we are tackling drywall and hanging wallpaper, as my favorite architect would say. I tell him he is a double-whammy architect: he can build buildings and Web sites. I'm excited, like a child waiting for Christmas. I can't wait for the site to launch, to see it myself and tell others about it. A virtual gallery for art. A dream come true.

By Julie Pippert
Museum Quality Digital Art and Photography
Limited Edition Prints
www.ArtfulbyNature.com

© 2005. All images and text exclusive property of Julie Pippert. Not to be used or reproduced.

Friday, May 27, 2005

Plunge

We had planned to go take some shots of a gorgeous orange flower, tropical variety, today. Unfortunately every time we had time, it got dark and dreary. Such is life in the tropics---always the imminent threat of afternoon rain. And the full heat of the season is here to stay, which means my motivation for being outside certain times of the day is very low. We even had some concrete plans for the exact photos. So I didn't make any art today, but I was creative in other ways. I might try for an evening shot.

I'll add in a different angle of my red flower watercolor. This one I didn't put up on cafepress. I didn't think it was mainstream enough. Okay, nevermind, my husband didn't think it was. I put up this one instead. I like it very much as well, and put it on a wider variety of products than I have before.


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By Julie Pippert

Museum Quality Digital Art and Photography
Limited Edition Prints
www.ArtfulbyNature.com

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Thursday, May 26, 2005

Today my husband surprised me

He liked my new piece, my periwinkles. It surprised me. I've always prized the pieces I consider more complex, the orchids and tropical flowers. I'd thought he did too. The periwinkles are so sweet and naive to me. This color has a traditional meaning of "early friendship." That is sweet, and hopeful. Maybe I feel that today. I do like their bright faces popping out from the dark green background. It does appear optimistic.



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By Julie Pippert
Museum Quality Digital Art and Photography
Limited Edition Prints
www.ArtfulbyNature.com


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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Lifeline

With the kids, the house, the pets and work, I feel submerged. Plus we are working to make our life different, better. Changes bring good but also confusion and fear. A picture is worth a thousand words, right?



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By Julie Pippert

Museum Quality Digital Art and Photography
Limited Edition Prints
www.ArtfulbyNature.com


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Sunday, May 22, 2005

Today, feeling a bit red

Before the spring completely ended, I decided to photograph the remaining flowers in my garden. This bloom reminded me of a bouquet of red roses so I worked the photograph until the image came across as dramatic and romantic as I wanted it.
Red Bouquet Gifts Small Poster
I wonder if the original photo alongside the finished image would make an interesting contrast.

The funny thing is, as gorgeous as I find red and red blooms, I always prefer to get coral or peach roses.

The small poster looks great, so does the mousepad. And the coasters will be very cool. I think you can take a wild guess what my office and desk will be sporting in the next week...

By Julie Pippert
Museum Quality Digital Art and Photography
Limited Edition Prints
www.ArtfulbyNature.com


© 2005. All images and text exclusive property of Julie Pippert. Not to be used or reproduced.

Introducing Golden Orchid Art : White Oleander

The Golden Orchid is pleased to announce a new line of fine art clothing, gifts and home accessories- White Oleander

White Oleander Postcards (Package of 8)
Gorgeous and deceptively simple, the white oleander catches a play of light and shadow to display its more complex beauty in this unique, custom art piece.

By Julie Pippert
Museum Quality Digital Art and Photography
Limited Edition Prints
www.ArtfulbyNature.com

© 2005. All images and text exclusive property of Julie Pippert. Not to be used or reproduced.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Introducing Artful by Nature's: The Golden Orchid

Artful by Nature is proud to present it's new online store- The Golden Orchid. The Golden Orchid is a fine art gift shop specializing in fine art poster prints, wearable art apparal, hats & bags, baby clothes, fine art housewares, keepsakes, journals & cards.

Here is their Press Release:

Welcome!
Welcome to artfulbynature.com's The Golden Orchid! On this site, we sell our stunning art as quality apparel and merchandise, such as t-shirts, home accents and gifts.

It's the same eye-catching, elegant and dramatic natural art, interpreted imaginatively and digitally. The only difference is that you can wear it, use it and decorate with it!

The merchandise is high-quality and comes with a 30-day guarantee. Also, we'll consider any request for customization, such as monograms, slogans, or alternate styles/colors---as much as is possible.

Subscribe to our newsletter and we'll send you notices about our art, merchandise, sales, and news.

By Julie Pippert
Museum Quality Digital Art and Photography
Limited Edition Prints
www.ArtfulbyNature.com

© 2005. All images and text exclusive property of Julie Pippert. Not to be used or reproduced.