Wow! It is next year somewhere, so I am sipping wine and eating chocolate cake.
I am also sharing my first vlog video – a little tour of the “art cove” where I produce my art. It is actually an old workbench in my 1940’s built home. Yes, that is PVC running through it! I also want to wish readers a Happy New Year and look forward to more vlogs throughout the year.
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Twas the week after Christmas, when all through the nursery, many cuttings were rooting with outstanding diversity.
Yet, as the winter temperature fall, the daylight becomes longer. Warmer weather is coming soon enough. And I’m gearing up for it already in The Midwife’s Nursery. That’s the NEW name of Art from the Hartt’s plant nursery. Visit my Etsy Shop at the icon below to check out all listings.
As we wait for those roots to grow and days to warm up, I’m focusing on building my inventory of art. December seems to be pot month. While I live in Colorado, I mean painted plant pots.
IDK about you, but I find winter to be dreary. I need color. I cherish my winter blooming houseplants but miss my daylilies. So, I decided on painted pots with bright daylily blooms. I also have a batch with purple and silver Rex Begonia leaves. Each pot comes with a 20% discount on a future plant purchase from The Midwife’s Nursery department.
I also painted this vintage saucepan with a daylily. Wouldn’t this look cool in the kitchen or garden?
BTW, I should mention that all my terra cotta pots are sealed inside with modge podge and painted with a base of chalk paint, giving them a very matte finish. The flowers are acrylic and really stand out from the background.
From spring, I’ll be featuring more vintage planters, redecorated. You will get an option to include a plant once the weather warms. TTFN.
The holidays can be such a stressful and either too-busy or feeling-lonely time. Or, both. I know I have spent a lot of time creating sales and putting them on social media. It is time to soften it a little and focus on our mission of improving wellbeing through art and nature.
I am doing two things from not until Christmas (or December 25th, if you celebrate a different Holiday). First, I am putting all my paintings, photo/art prints, and photography on a 25% off sale. Find these in my Etsy shop here.
Second, I am going to send wellbeing quotes daily via Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. These are my favorite quotes from the field of positive psychology. I will include some photos of my plants, but not necessarily ones I am selling. The focus is totally on the beauty of wellbeing.
Let’s get started with the first quote:
“It’s not the mountain that stops you, it is the pebble in your shoe.”
Mountain Climber Saying from Pursuing the Good Life by Chris Peterson
At the end of the season, I will look to see which quotes received the most likes on WordPress, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I will be putting the top three into greeting cards that I will sell next year (that will feature my art). I will offer discount coupons for the cards to those who like the winning quotes.
I hope all our our followers had a peaceful and grateful day no matter where you live or who you are. Here is my annual gratitude quote video. It features my daylilies (this year I picked orange) and my dogs. The quote is out of The Little Book of Gratitude by Dr Robert Emmons.
I am in love with Southwest travel. I go at least once a year. The winter months bring me joy when I can paint my road trips to share with the world. Here are the original paintings I currently have available.