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Acrylic “Pours”

Sherry Dell’aria McGrath has dived into a technique called “Acrylic Pours” to create stunningly beautiful artwork for your home or office. They’re affordable, so you could even give them as gifts! One-of-a-kind, originals that’ll make your mouth water. Snap these up quickly. They won’t last long!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OOAK FUN Hand-Painted Aprons

“Lady Bugs” Hand-Painted Apron by Linda Lewis

This is a sample of my one-of-a-kind hand-painted adult-sized aprons now on clearance at Creative Artworks!

There are

  • themed aprons
  • holiday aprons
  • aprons with attitude

They are on sale now at 50% off plus free shipping to the contiguous United States.

(People outside the contiguous U.S. can email me at linda@creativeartworks.cc and I’ll find out shipping costs. You can pay via Paypal.)

First come, first served. These make fun gifts for friends and family, or something special to wear at holidays dinners in your home.

OOAK hand-painted aprons by Linda Lewis

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Featured Pieces – May 17, 2017

“Wedding Note Cards” – Pkg/8 – “Bridal-Party-Blue” by Lenore Garnhum

 

 

Go West Series – “Mountains” Note Cards- Package/20 by DiVoran Lites

 

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Featured Pieces – May 16, 2017

“Lake Sunset” Multi-Media Painting by Sherry Dell’aria-McGrath

 

 

Planter – Faux-Terra-Cotta – “Old-Southwestern” by Linda Lewis

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Featured Pieces – May 15, 2017

“Indian-Blankets-2”-Original-Pastel-Painting by Nora Ruth

 

Stationery-“Deckled Edge”-Pkg-of-10 by Linda Lewis 

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Featured Pieces May 12, 2017

OOAK Lidded-Horse-Hair-Pot by Mary Frey 

 

Go West Series – “Colorado Spring” – Package/20 Note Cards by DiVoran Lites

 

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Featured Pieces May 11, 2017

“Lifeguard Bear with Sunglasses” by Debbie Garrett

 

 

“Cat-Puzzle”-Original-Painting by Michael Bridges

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Featured Pieces – May 10, 2017

Seascapes-Shrimp-Boat-or-Wave-Crash-Print by Derek McCrea 

 

 

“Arts Shop, Captain Flander’s House” Chilmark, Martha’s Vineyard, MA by Joe Parskey 

 

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Featured Pieces May 9, 2017

“Two’s Company” 5×7 Matted Print by Sherry Dell’aria-McGrath

 

Necklace-“Topaz-Leaf”-Seed-Bead by Robyn Soules

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Featured Pieces – May 8, 2017

Planter – Hand Painted – “Daisies” by Linda Lewis

 

Pencil Sketches for the Young and the Young at Heart – “Go Fly a Kite!” by Bethany Kerr

FREE SHIPPING to contiguous United States!

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Featured Pieces – May 7, 2017

“Alaskan-Memories”-Original-Pastel-Painting by Nora Ruth

 

“Fancy-Butterflies” – Glasses – 10-oz – Hand-Painted – Set/4 by Linda Lewis 

Always FREE SHIPPING to the contiguous United States.  Email me for shipping outside the contiguous United States.

Paypal payment? – email me at linda@creativeartworks and I’ll send you an invoice for your purchase.

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Featured Pieces May 6, 2017

Note-Cards-Hand-Painted-Acrylics – Pkg-of-10 by Linda Lewis

 

11×14-Pencil-Portrait-One-Subject by Kim Burford

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Featured Pieces on Creative Artworks – May 5, 2017

“Rose Coronet” Seed Bead Necklace by Robyn Soules of Creative Artworks

 

 

“Plants-Are-My-Passion” Hand-Painted Tote Bag by Linda Lewis of Creative Artworks!

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Easter Goodies

Debbie Garrett of Creative Artworks creates really cute Easter bears, Easter Bunnies, and Easter Bunny Bears! These are full size bears that are sweet and huggable.  Her deadline on accepting Easter orders is April 1st, though, so you’ll need to get your order in quickly to make sure you’ll have it in your hands for Easter fun with the kids and grandkids. Makes a cute table decoration, too!

See all of Debbie Garrett’s bears and bunnies

Linda Faber’s paper mache’ Easter Bunny With Roses is all dressed up in her Easter bonnet. CUTE decoration!

I’m offering 3 different OOAK hand-painted Easter tote bags –

 

I also have an Easter hand-painted OOAK Box –

 

See all of our Easter offerings

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Decorative Focus

I love the idea of grouping several photos of something you love as a focus of your office, your den, or your living room. You bring gorgeous photos together, don’t spend a fortune, and create a happy place you and anyone who visits you will love.

Here’s an example –

I love lighthouses. I’ve been fascinated by them since I was a child. Living in Arkansas, I don’t get to see lighthouses very often. But look at these!

 

 

 

 

 

Using a variety of layered effects filters, Joe has created a unique artistic rendition of these photographs. These are open edition prints, printed on archival card stock with satin finish. The prints are 8×10 with 11×14, acid-free, white mats that are ready for framing with a standard 11×14 frames. Of course, no watermark on actual prints. Signed on the mat by the artist.

If you love pretty windows, sailing ships, flowers – see more of Joe Parskey’s photos  – to make your own collection!

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Finishing Christmas Ornaments

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Art 4 Playkids – Menina Pintando

I’ve been working some more on my “Gingerbread Cookies” Christmas Ornaments this afternoon.

Most of them are listed on the website now. I ordered more unfinished wood shapes so that I’m ready to take orders. While I was ordering, I found a butterfly I liked better than the one I made, and so ordered some of them. I’m painting a sample of that one, plus a cute rocking horse ornament, and a lamb.

Tomorrow I’ll finish them and post them so you can see them. I’ve had SUCH a good time on this project for the custom “Gingerbread Cookies” Christmas cards and personalized ornaments in the same theme.

My husband saw several of them on a plate while I was taking pictures. He picked one up, thinking they were cookies!

I couldn’t have a better reaction – though HE was a bit miffed they weren’t something sweet he could eat… :0)

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Christmas in February

I finished painting my “Gingerbread Cookies” Wooden personalized ornament collection this afternoon!

 

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Cookie Plate 1 – “Angel,” “Bell with Clapper,” “Ornament,” “Fancy Snowflake,” and “Rounded Snowflake.”

 

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Cookie Plate 2 –  “Teddy Bear,” “Moose,” and “Christmas Cookie.”

 

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Cookie Plate 3 – “Butterfly,” “Rudolph,” “Starburst,” and “Small Christmas Tree.”

 

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Cookie Plate 4 – “Rounded Christmas Tree,” “Christmas Stocking,” “Snowman,” and “Birdhouse.”

 

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Cookie Plate 5 –  “Rounded Bell,” “Dove,” and “Mitten.”

Each of these is made of light weight wood, perfect to hang on your tree. The back is painted brown, like the front, with a white band across for personalization. You can have the name of the recipient and the year,  “to _____ from _____ and the year,” “_____’s First Christmas and the year,” etc. at no extra charge. The size of the ornaments ranges from approximately 2.5″ across to 5″ across.  You can order as many ornaments as you like. They can be made to look like the ones above or each one can be different. I’ll work with you to make these just the way you want them. As each one is painted by hand, please allow approximately 3 weeks for creation and delivery. If you would like to order several of the same ornament, please email me at linda@creativeartworks.cc to check quantity in stock, as more time may be needed if you need more than I have on hand.

You are the first to see these. They aren’t listed on Creative Artworks yet. I’ll have them up soon. “:0)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Clearance Items on Creative Artworks

Right now there are two new categories of clearance items at Creative Artworks:  Fun scarves and hand-painted soap bars.

These are hand-crocheted super-long skinny scarves designed to wrap around your neck several times or around your waist as a fashion statement. They have long, fun fringe, too, to help you play.

The ones above are just two samples of the scarves on sale. Usually, they’re $30, but they’re on sale now at half price. PLUS, as always at Creative Artworks, shipping is free to the contiguous United States.

 

Also on sale are hand-painted bars of soap!

 

"Little Dove" Hand-Painted Soap Bar by Linda Lewis

“Little Dove” Hand-Painted Soap Bar by Linda Lewis

Fun bars of soap to dress up your guest bath – to celebrate the coming spring, in the case above. Each bar is OOAK, using a Jergens Mild Soap bar.  The top of each bar is hand-painted, then sealed with two coats of varnish. This allows the painting to remain for as long as possible while the bar is used as usual.

Usually the price if $5.50. Now $2.25 with free shipping.

See all scarves and soaps on clearance

Happy shopping!

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

If you order quickly, you can still have the following in time for Valentine’s Day –

 

 

 

 

"Memory Box" - Hand-Painted - "Heart" or "A Rose is a Rose" by Linda Lewis

“Memory Box” – Hand-Painted – “Heart” or “A Rose is a Rose” by Linda Lewis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Order right away to be sure you have these items in time for gift giving.

Happy Valentine’s Day – Last Call!

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I’ll Drink to That!

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Two one-of-a-kind pairs of toasting goblets for you and your love. The one above is called “Entwined Hearts”.  

 

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This one-of-a-kind pair is called, “Tied with a Bow.”

Each pair is frosted in a sand-blaster and then painted with metallic paint. The paint is cured in an oven so these are dishwasher safe.

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

 

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The Rest of the Gingerbread Cookie Cards

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“Butterfly” and “Fancy Angel”

 

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“Two Trees” and “Fancy Snowflake”

 

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“Rudolph” and “Peace Dove”

 

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“Christmas Bear”, “Candle,” and “Rounded Snowflake.”

I’ve had such a good time working on these custom Christmas cards, even though it’s the wrong time of the year, and I won’t see any sales for quite awhile. Now I’m working on wooden Christmas ornaments in the same theme. I’ll show you pics when they’re finished.

 

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Custom Christmas Cards – Take 2

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As I told you yesterday, I’ve had a lot of fun creating these “Gingerbread Coolies” Custom Christmas cards. I’ll be listed them on Creative Artworks soon, but I wanted to show them to you and see what you think. The design on the left above is “Christmas Bell,” and the one on the right is “Gingerbread Girl.”

 

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The one on the top is “Giant Gingerbread Cookie,” and the one on the bottom is “Starburst.” The customer can choose any combination of 8 cards in a package, and then can customize words on the front and on the inside at no extra charge.

 

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Since each card is made to order,  customers will need to allow approximately 3 weeks for delivery to be sure I can fill the order in good time. The one on the left is “Angel,” and the one on the right is “Blue Bird.”

 

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The one on the left is “Snowman,” and the one on the right is “Christmas Tree.” I can do the same design as you see in the picture or I can customize it further by changing color accents if you like.

 

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The design on the left is “Christmas Ornament,” and the one on the right is “Christmas Bird.”

I used cookie cutters for some of the designs, and wooden ornaments for others, painted them the gingerbread cookie brown, and then had fun decorating the cookies! :0)

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“Gingerbread Cookies” Custom Christmas Cards

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I’m almost finished with the “Gingerbread Cookies” Custom Christmas cards. Here are “Bird House,” and “Christmas Stocking.”

 

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Here are “Gingerbread Boy” and “Christmas Mitten.”

 

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These are “Christmas Cookie” and “Christmas Bell.”

I’m planning to offer these in packages of  the customer’s choice of 8 cards, any combination of 25 available designs. The cards will be personalized as to words desired on the front and message on the inside of the card at no extra charge. The inside has a good amount of room for a short note that could be continued on the back of the card. The back has “Gingerbread Cookies” stamped with individual letters. Each card is signed and dated.

I’ll show you more of the designs tomorrow.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See all of our Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions on Creative Artworks

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

 

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The Clearance Sale Continues!

From now until February 15th, I’m running a clearance sale on more of my handcrafted and hand-painted greeting cards. Usually each card is $4.00. For the clearance sale, they’re $2.00 each, plus free shipping!  There is a “Buy Five Cards and Save Even More!” item that allows you a choice of any 5 cards for $8.00 and free shipping.  Series in the sale are “Butterfly Quotes,” “Stained Glass” series, “Cat Quotes,” “Frogs,” “Zen Thoughts,” “Dog Gone!” series, and hand-painted OOAK cards.

 

"Butterfly Quotes Series" - Caterpillar by Linda Lewis

“Butterfly Quotes Series” – Caterpillar by Linda Lewis

This is a sample of the “Butterfly Quote Series” cards. This one is called, “Caterpillar” and it says, ” “How does one become a butterfly?” she asked. “You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.”  Can be used as a greeting card or an all occasion note card.  There are  4 different cards in this series.

 

"Stained Glass Birdhouse" Card by Linda Lewis

“Stained Glass Birdhouse” Card by Linda Lewis

There are four remaining cards in this series. This one is called “Birdhouse.” It’s blank inside for your message. It’s hand painted with raised silver paint between the colors, like the solder in stained glass.

 

"Purple Flowers and Pastel" Hand Painted Greeting Card by Linda Lewis

“Purple Flowers and Pastel” Hand Painted Greeting Card by Linda Lewis

This is a sample of the OOAK hand-painted greeting or note cards. It’s 4″ x 5.5″ and blank inside. There are four cards in this series.

 

"Mice" Cat Quotes Card by Linda Lewis

“Mice” Cat Quotes Card by Linda Lewis

This is a fun series for people who love and appreciate the personalities of cats. This one features a quote by Faith Resnick – “People who hate cats will come back as mice in their next life.”  There are 2 cards available in this series.

 

 

"Leapin'" Frogs card by Linda Lewis

“Leapin'” Frogs card by Linda Lewis

Another series featuring googly eyes. There are two cards remaining in this series.

 

"Cholesterol" - Zen Thoughts Cards by Linda Lewis

“Cholesterol” – Zen Thoughts Cards by Linda Lewis

These humorous cards speak of a zen frame of mind, where things may not actually be as they seem. This card says, “I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.”   There are 3 cards in this series.

 

 

Dog Gone! Series - "Goal" by Linda Lewis

Dog Gone! Series – “Goal” by Linda Lewis

The dog quote says, “My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am..” Source of the quote is unknown.  There are 5 cards in this series available.

Dogs, Cats, Butterflies, Frogs, Floral, Stained Glass, and Zen Thoughts.  A nice variety for use as greeting cards or note cards that will get fun reactions each time you use them. :0)

Sale ends February 15th. Come and visit as soon as possible for the best selection.

 

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Great Valentine’s Day Bears – So CUTE!

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Be-Mine-Bear” by Debbie Garrett

 

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Be-Mine-Cupid-Bear by Debbie Garrett 

 

 

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Gentleman-Bear-With-Rose by Debbie Garrett

 

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“Panda Sweater Bear 1” by Debbie Garrett

 

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“Panda – I Love You” by Debbie Garrett

 

 

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Panda-Love-Bear by Debbie Garrett

 

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“Prisoner of Love 2” by Debbie Garrett

*Last Day to Order for  Valentine’s Day 2017 for items using cross-stitch is January 30, 2017

*Last Day to Order is February 3, 2017 for all other items.

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Stationery and Note Cards Order Finished!

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I told you that I had a delightful surprise recently of getting two orders for my work in the space of 10 minutes. That happens quite rarely, and I’m still walking a bit above the ground.  One of the orders was for a St. Patrick’s Day one-of-a-kind wooden plaque. The other was for a package of watercolor note cards and a package of deckled edge painted stationery and envelopes.  The above picture gives you an idea of the note cards. Each is different, accented with pastels and initialed.

 

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There are 10 different designs with correspondingly painted envelope flaps.

 

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Here is a sample of the deckled edge painted stationery and corresponding envelope. Again, 10 different designs in the package.

 

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Also included are 10 blank deckled edge sheets to use for longer letters. Personalization of each sheet or note card and envelope is included at no extra charge.

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Wonderful Change in Plans

Yesterday I finished cleaning up and reorganizing my art room in preparation to start working on a new theme I wanted to do for custom Christmas cards and wooden Christmas ornaments.

When I was taking a victory lap I received two orders! One was for a one-of-a-kind plaque I made for St. Pat’s Day. I have that packed up and ready to mail. The other order I received within 10 minutes of the first, was for a package of floral note cards

 

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and a package of deckled edge floral stationery!

 

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As I showed my husband the results of three days of trying to get more organized in my art room, I joyfully moved aside what I needed for my personal project and prepared to dive in what I love to do the most – create something I hope will bring someone a smile.

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Changes to Creative Artworks!

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In the first of several changes to my website, Creative Artworks, I have added a CLEARANCE category.  Throughout the year, you can take advantage of changing inventory on the site at 50%+ off. This also includes the regular FREE SHIPPING for anyone in the contiguous United States.

(If you’re outside of this, you can always email linda@creativeartworks.cc and I’ll figure out the needed shipping. I can send you an invoice via Paypal.)

RIGHT NOW – I have put my one-of-a-kind handmade Christmas cards in this category. The regular price for a card is $4.00.  Right now you can get a card for $2.00 (a 50% savings.) I’ve also included a “BUY ANY 5 CARDS AND SAVE EVEN MORE!” item.  – You put this item in your shopping cart and then type in the names or item numbers of any 5 cards on this page and pay only $8.00 and free shipping.

These are all one-of-a-kind cards, so act quickly to get the best selection. This is on a first-come, first serve basis. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.

Sale ends January 31st.

 

SAMPLES –

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ENJOY!

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Delight for Kids and Grandkids

Bethany Kerr of Creative Artworks offers new prints of her original artwork that will delight the young and the young-at-heart.  Many adjectives apply: creative, clever, humorous, whimsical – but they’re just downright delightful. I almost wish I still worked outside my home so that I could display them on my office wall.

I also wish I had grandkids so I could give them a new print or two each occasion to light up the walls of their bedrooms!

 

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“A Night at Home”

 

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“Go Fly a Kite!”

 

 

"Laundry Day"

“Laundry Day”

 

"Sky Diving"

“Sky Diving”

 

"Swinging from the Chandelier"

“Swinging from the Chandelier”

 

 

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“Swinging Platypus”

 

"The Chef"

“The Chef”

 

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“The County Fair”

You can see more prints by Bethany Kerr

If you click on the link at the top of this post, you can also see samples of pencil portraits by Bethany, along with sizes available and pricing.

Make it a New Year’s Resolution to get some of these for yourself, a co-worker, a friend, or a family member this year! WARNING: – You’ll have a hard time choosing your favorites!

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December 2016 Creative Artworks Contest Winner

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The December 2016 contest on Creative Artworks was for one of my hand-crocheted fun scarves. This one is called, “Wheat”.  Made from Bernat Alpaca Natural Blends yarn, 70% Acrylic and 30% Alpaca. The crocheted part of the scarf is approximately 50″ long. The fringe measures approximately 10″. Total length of the scarf including fringe is 70″ long and approximately 3-1/2″ wide. It is recommended that the scarf be hand washed and dried flat. This is fun to wind around and around your neck or your waist.

The Winner is Rachel from Las Cruces, New Mexico. Congratulations, Rachel!

See other fun scarves by Linda Lewis

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