My name is Linda Lewis. I had a website called Creative Artworks! for about 17 years which celebrated handmade, hand painted, personalized items plus fine art. My son created my website in 2000 with only my own work. Then I discovered I could show the work of other artists without increasing my costs, so I opened the site to others. I closed the website in June of 2017 because it was time.
I now list my own work on HandmadeHavenByLinda on Etsy.
Handmade is superior to any off the shelf, squeezed-out-of-a-tube product, no matter how nice the latter is. “Handmade” is created by a real person who stands behind his or her work. Many times it can be personalized for added value.
Technology is great, but we should never be in such a hurry that we bypass real greeting cards made by hand one at a time; stationery or note cards that have been hand painted; glassware for a particular season, holiday, or life event personalized by the artist; items for our kitchen or dining room that will make eating an event; original paintings or photographs that will transform the focus of a room, showing our passions.
I love sharing wonderful photographs and art work that I find. I have a very eclectic blog, sharing jokes, funny pictures, favorite quotes and more.
I hope you’ll enjoy reading this. Your comments, ideas, and/or suggestions are most welcome! Please follow the blog today. I look forward to hearing from you!
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I nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award! Thank for all your work!
Details here: http://snole.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/blog-awards-for-inspiration/
Thank you very much! That’s quite a compliment. I wish you luck on your nomination. :0)
And you as well. 🙂
I was trying to find a picture of the bird made out of a shovel but none of your pictures want to open. I tried everything and they won’t appear, so I gave up.
I’m sorry the pictures aren’t coming up. I’ll see if I can edit the “Lewis Metal Critters Gallery” and get them showing again. I have NO clue why they aren’t coming up. Thank you for letting me know.
I deleted what I considered old images when WordPress told me I was reaching my limit. That caused broken links in my posts. I’ve written to see if anything can be done, but I might have to simply get rid of everything and start over on the blog. The Lewis Metal Critters Gallery will be one of the first things redone. Meanwhile, I’ll do a post asap on our shovel birds. Sorry for the aggravation.
I enjoy your blog so I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!
Wow! Thank you! You made my day! :0)
Hi, I have nominated your for the Liebster Award!
Thank you very much! Can you see me walking around 3″ off the ground? :0)
You’re very welcome, Linda. I love your blog, I don’t talk to anyone else about daffodils 🙂
I’m so glad you’re enjoying the blog, Jenny. I LOVE writing it, and I’m meeting wonderful people like you! :0)
Aw thank you, you’re making me blush! 😀
The Entrepreneurs Daily republished my “For Jenny” blog post today!
http://paper.li/lizellevrhyn/entrepreneurs (under ‘stories’)
Aw, I am SO pleased for you, it’s a great post! Credit where credit’s due 😀 x
Your blog makes me smiling – Thank you!
Thank you, Tutti. Smiling is GOOOOOOOD! :0)
Hi Linda, We are cleaning out my husband’s grandparents’ home, and have found what seem to be two original Martha Efurd paintings. I was hoping to maybe email Martha, to see if this is really her work. It is a bit different than what I’m seeing on your site, but still appears to be her work. It looks like she might have dated them with Roman numerals. I happen to love the paintings regardless of worth, but we’d like to also know more in that regard. Thank you for any help you can provide!
Hi, Marcie. How exciting! I’ll contact you via email with Martha’s email address, and I’ll let her know to expect your email. Thank you for writing, and I envy you!
I enjoyed looking around your blog. I love handmade things. We often try to make things for gifts.
Thank you, Peter. I’m glad you try to make things for gifts. They mean so much more to both you and the recipients. I’m glad you enjoyed looking at the blog.:0)
You have an interesting blog here, keep on the good work.
Thanks very much, Irene. I’m glad you’re enjoying it. :0)
Dear Linda, your blog is such a nice mixture. I have nominated you for the: Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. Some more information for you: http://tuttisworld.wordpress.com/awesome-awards/ HAPPY BLOGGING TO YOU Tutti
Wow, Tutti. Thank you!
Thank you, Irene. You’ve made my day. Congratulations on YOUR award!
Thank you and you deserve it too 🙂
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Hi Linda. You got an award, check it out here: http://irenedesign2011.com/2014/01/10/new-award-excellence/
Thank you so much, Irene. I’m really flattered! :0)
You do a big job in here, so you deserve it. Just enjoy.
Now you’ve done it! I’m walking 3″ above the ground again. :0)
Nice to hear, enjoy your weekend, no matter the weather
Our weekend enjoyment starts tonight with dinner with good friends and a surprise birthday present from me to her. :0) I hope your weekend is wonderful, too.
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An Award for you, check it out at: http://irenedesign2011.com/2014/02/01/the-sunshine-award/
Thanks so much, Irene! I’ve added to my ‘awards’ page at the top of my blog. :0)
You deserve it Linda.
Hi Linda Newbie from Australia . First reading of your blog . And really enjoyed the eclectic mix of things . And the feelIng coveyed – that you enjoy lIfe so much ! Annette
You’ve made my day, Annette! Thanks so much for your kind words. I really appreciate your feedback. :0)
Wow amazing website!
Thank you so much, Lynn. It’s such a joy to list my own work, plus that of others. I’m surrounded by so much talent, and have made so many friends and co-workers I’ll probably never have the chance to see face-to-face. Between my family, my website, and my blog, I’m one very happy woman. Thank you for writing.
Yes it is rewarding isn’t it? Very nice that you post all of that creativity!
You’ve made my day TWICE now, Lynn. What a nice lady you are! Thanks.
https://www.facebook.com/umjetnost.sibica I am artis Tomislav Horvat from Croatia, and this is my work of matchistick.
Thank you for contacting me, Tomislav. Your matchstick art is amazing. I’ll try to display some of it on my blog in the coming days.
Linda, I have nominated you to take part in the 3 Day Quote Challenge. Feel free to participate. For details regarding this challenge, please visit: https://fromfoodstampstoafuture.wordpress.com/2015/11/11/3-day-quote-challenge-day-two-3/
Thank you, Krista.
Linda, I am a Webmaster for a propane gas company and I wanted to see if you would mind if I posted one of your pictures on our Facebook page for Thanksgiving. I really love the turkey picture you posted here: https://creativeartworksblog.wordpress.com/category/lewis-yard-art/
I would make sure you receive credit for the photo and have a link back to your page.
Thank you for your consideration!
Hi, Matt. Thanks for contacting me. What a nice compliment! My husband and I made this turkey together, so I would appreciate it if credit included Linda and Harvey Lewis, Greenwood, AR. and linked it back to the page. Thanks so much for the nice feedback! Could you please give us a link to the website when it’s published? It would be a nice surprise for my husband. :0)
Thank you so much! I just posted it at http://facebook.com/herringgas
I hope you guys have a Happy Thanksgiving!
PS If you provide me with your mailing address I would like to send you something as a token of our appreciation. You can send a message to the Facebook page or e-mail which ever is easier.
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Thank you, Irene.
Hello, my name is Sarah Young and as much as I appreciate you posting my string tree design on your blog and even listing my business name underneath, it has actually created some problems for me. People have been finding it on google and pinning it to Pinterest where they are then copying it and selling it as their own design not realizing it is a copyrighted design. Could you please remove the string tree photo from your blog. Thank you for understanding.
Dear Sarah, I’m sorry you were upset that I posted your beautiful string tree design on my blog. I got it from the net, just googling, “String art,” so anyone is able to get it. I’m sorry they’re not giving you credit for the design. I have, of course, honored your request that I remove your picture from my blog post. Linda Lewis
Do you have or could recommen a book on thread art?
I’m sorry. I don’t have one and don’t know which to recommend. I would try to Google it, then read the reviews carefully. Good luck.
Dear Linda, I would like to congratulate you on your wonderful work and thank you for honoring me by posting my work! I really appreciate it and I am very humbled by your compliments! Sending you my best wishes!
Dear Marina, I am in awe of your talent (painting water is impossible) and I am so pleased to be able to share it with the readers of my blog. Thanks for the encouragement. There are absolutely no limits for you. Best wishes to YOU, too.
Excuse me if I’m out of line, but do you allow outside work posted to your stay site? I do wood burning, glass etching, and carving. Just started last year and don’t have a clue where to sell my art.
Hi, Troy. Thanks for writing. I don’t have a website where I can list my own work or that of others anymore. I list my own work on Etsy. You might check that out and see what you think. Best of luck!
my name is phil cranford and i’d like to show you some pieces of artwork a little odd for some but i think you’ll enjoy them .please foward me an email address where i can send some samples,thanks ,anxious to hear from you …
Your comment didn’t come through for some reason, Tina. Please try again.
I am sorry about that. My phone wouldn’t let me fix it!
I really enjoy this site, with all of the pictures. They are very inspiring!
Hi, Tina. Thanks for trying again. I have a love/hate relationship with technology. I appreciate your kind words more than I can say. You made my day. Thanks. Linda