Wildflowers in the Garden.

New art just added – Wildflower in the garden with flowers dancing under the hazy blue sky in this watercolor illustration. A nature art original botanical mixed media painting is painted by artist Laurie Rohner.

Original Painting Mixed Media
Wildflower Garden Illustration Nature Art Watercolor

Wildflower Garden Illustration Nature Art Watercolor Original Painting Mixed Media

Original art by Laurie Rohner
closeup of Wildflower Garden

Red poppies and bee balm next to thistles and black-eyed susan’s but wait there is some mint too. Oh how nature is singing with all these flowering wild beauties.

original botanical mixed media painting is painted by artist Laurie Rohner
Wildflower Garden Illustration Nature Art Watercolor Original Painting Mixed Media

Title: Wildflower Garden
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Paper: Arches 140 lb cold pressed Arches Special MBM
Paper size is 12 x 16 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title signed dated on verso.
Unframed.

Comes professionally wrapped and ready to give as a gift. Ships USPS mail.

Take a look at more of my work at Between The Weeds at Etsy.

Visit the studio at Laurie Rohner Studio too.

Newly added cahier small journals are the best.

I know everybody has seen these journals around. Wondered what to do with them? Not artistic but want something on the cover?

I am drawn to small books, basically always have been, so when I saw these Cahier journals by Moleskin, I had to buy. I love them. I tuck them in the pocket, purse, leave it on the desk and by the bed just to jot down the next idea that springs into my head. I didn’t want to say just for the women but guys these are for you too.

Hand Printed journal cover
Cahier Hand Printed Block Print Journal with Edison Bulb and Create.

Small journal with lined paper inside has my hand printed block print to embellishing the cover.

Etsy shop Between The Weeds
Hand printed block print with Edison bulb and word Create from Between The Weeds at Etsy.

Great to Jot down those amazing ideas. What a great way to inspire anyone to create. I chose an Edison light bulb for my subject and added create underneath.

Cahier Journal is from Moleskin.

This cahier journal comes with Create printed on Kraft chipboard and has lined pages. The back has a little pocket for notes and the pages are perforated so you can rip them out easily.

Cute!
Great to tuck into purse.
Give to hostess.
Tuck one in a basket for Easter.

Journal Size; 5.5 x 3.5 inches
Image Size: 5 x 3 inches.

Listing is for Create in Kraft Chipboard.
Shown in Kraft or gray options with blank or lined paper.

Be sure to check out my Etsy Shop Between The Weeds

It is early morning, an original mountain watercolor painting.

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Landscape with Mountains Original Watercolor by Laurie Rohner Studio

It is early morning and you don’t know if the day is going to be sunny or cloudy because the fog is still lifting up from the field shadowing the distant mountains. It doesn’t matter because you are heading down the road in your truck drinking coffee as you miss the pot holes so you don’t spill anything on you. Next to you is your best pal your dog, and he is happy just to be anywhere.

A miniature watercolor landscape original painting is of blue mountains fields and a dirt road.

Titled: Blue Mountain Medium: Watercolor on paper.
Miniature Landscape Mountains Fields Original Watercolor

Titled: Blue Mountain
Medium: Watercolor on paper.
Paper: Arches 140lb
Paper Size: 7 x 5 inch
Image Size: 7 x 5 inch
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front. Signed dated and title on verso.
Unframed. I show this landscape framed as a reference only.

My nature art work is original one-of-a-kind paintings that are suitable for framing. The watercolor art you will receive has its own unique and each quality only an original watercolor can give. My watercolors are made with the finest archival quality materials – Arches Watercolor Paper and Windsor and Newton Artists Quality Watercolors – and professionally packaged to arrive safely.

All rights are not transferable with the purchase of this painting and remain with the artist.
The copyright is for photographing and does not appear on the original.

Interested in some of my other work visit Between The Weeds. Thanks for stopping by.

Try inserting ‘and’ instead ‘but’ then follow your heart.

I was listening to a new podcast at The Inspiring Artist, by speaker Samantha Bennett from The Organized Artist Company, I found fantastic ideas. The one that seemed to pop out today was to stop using but and insert and. Simple and so precise.  Think about how many times a statement an action a dream is started only to find it fall away depleted and forgotten because of that tiny word but got in the way. For instance I want to sell my art BUT I have no experience. Now insert I want to sell my art and I have no experience. And becomes the connection to the answer and not the ending of your goal. No experience doesn’t mean your art isn’t any good and everyone has to start from somewhere.

shop at Laurie Rohner Studio for Original Art
Follow Your Heart 8 x 10 Watercolor by Laurie Rohner.

Follow Your Heart (the heart is the image made with entwined vine and red trillium flower) is an original nature art illustration by Laurie Rohner. I enjoy spreading a little inspiration through my watercolors with inspiring words, sharing my hope that everyone can see the possibility for a great life.

Title: Follow Your Heart
Medium: watercolor on paper
Paper: Arches 300lb hot pressed watercolor rag paper.
This is slightly rough thick hand made paper.
Image size is 5 x 7 inch.
Paper size is 5.5  x 7.5 inch
Palette: red,purple,navy,deep leaf green
Unframed.

Small Fact: The paper is so thick you can attach a ribbon to the back and hang it. I suggest mounting the painting on a matte and framing under glass.

Check out all my art and more at Laurie Rohner Studio’s Between The Weeds Shop.

Last package shipped, last card mailed, time for a break.

I walked in the door after coming back from the post office with my last load of mailed orders. This is a busy time of year for people trying to make a living as a creative shop owner. This is the first year I feel business fell short. I decided to stop look at what I have done and maybe it is time to change things around.

Watercolor Nature Woodland Bird Original Painting Cedar Waxwingwatercolor mixed media by laurie rohnerBuy my original art at Between The Weeds Shop.

And so the changes are already happening as I take another look at some of my art. Above is this illustration finished while below shows its humble beginnings. I do like the way this original watercolor of a favorite bird transformed.

Before the transformation…change can be wonderful.Before I changed the painting.Before I changed the painting.

A watercolor original nature painting of a woodland bird titled Cedar Waxwing is an original artwork by Laurie Rohner.

I love these birds Cedar Waxwings, when they make their way through my area. They love to eat the red berries on my holly. A waxwing sits on the holly branch spying which berry to eat next. The holly and berries sit against a watery blue sky. This is a watercolor mixed media illustration.

Title: Cedar Waxwing
Paper Size: 8 x 10 inches
Paper: Arches 300lb hot pressed watercolor rag paper.

Taking the weekend off.

This is my time off weekend. I relax, reflect and enjoy the winter solstice and prepare for my Christmas. Tucker a large standard poodle likes this too, he gets some freshly backed homemade treats.

Tucker the cookie eating dog.
Tucker the cookie eating dog.

I am not positive what direction I will take but know as in all business I have to be willing to keep an open mind to all possibilities available. It is why I adore being my own boss. Taking time reflecting, imagining where I want to go and setting a plan mapping out my intentions is my weekend’s goal. Maybe it can be yours?

Happy winter solstice!

Fairies like to stay warm inside too.

An art studio for a woodland fairy to sit and create along side you, how magical is that? While the cold settles into the garden and the ground is covered with snow a fairy would be very grateful for this art studio. Think how the creative juices may flourish for you with a fairies magical energy.

Custom handcrafted woodland fairy house
Custom handcrafted woodland fairy house

 

Inside there is an easel set for a fairy creation with a stool and behind are rolled up canvases. On the other side is a fairy computer and tablet with a few old fashioned books in the corner set upon a drift wood table with chair. The floor has a natural woven rug and on the back wall are cedar panels. The roof is from branches and strewn across are pebbles, cones, sea glass, and raffia in a bow.

The spiral shape of pine cones around the window.
Details on the back and the other side.

The cones are separated and form shingles to help prevent the weather from coming in. The sides and back also have decorative cone shingles. I glue each piece you see in place by hand.

Easel stool desk with tablet and computer ready for any fairy to stay connected.

This is a custom handmade woodland fairy house sculpted from wood pine cones sea glass pebbles and natural finds.

Dimensions: 13 x 11 x 7 inches
Weight 5 lbs.

Note: All my houses are blessed by a fairy.
I also enclose the name of the fairy so keep your eyes out for the fairy only when you buy one at Between The Weeds here.

I wrap each house carefully with tissue on the inside of the houses and then the entire house is wrapped in brown paper. But be careful unwrapping these beautiful sculpted work of art. Take care in unwrapping.

Now that Christmas is almost here and gone I can create some new fairy houses for you. Have some extra holiday cash order a custom fairy house for a special fairy in your life. My sculpted fairy houses are not just for the young ones but really for the young at heart.

Subtle colors influenced my botanical watercolor.

I love color and color does not always have to be bold and bright. Sometimes subtle undertones of color are just what is needed. This is a new watercolor mixed media painting from Laurie Rohner Studio at Between The Weeds.

Mixed media watercolor by Laurie Rohner Studio
Garden Flower Illustration Botanical Watercolor

An original watercolor illustration of garden flowers, wildflowers, and herbs with bees is a botanical watercolor painted with subtle hues by nature artist Laurie Rohner for Between The Weeds.

Garden Flower Illustration Botanical Watercolor
close up of detailed watercolor

My watercolor painting garden flowers with bees buzzing is a whimsical original nature artwork and sure to bring joy to anyone in love with gardens.

Title: Garden Flower and Bees
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Palette: red, purple,blue, yellow, cream, sage, leaf green
Paper: Arches 140 lb cold pressed Arches Special MBM
Paper size is 12 x 16 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title signed dated on verso.
Unframed.

watercolor nature botanical art.
Unframed and ready to ship.

Comes professionally wrapped and ready to give as a gift. Ships USPS mail.

This is my final year of being pro Etsy.

Has this year been what you expected? If your answer is no then look at what made it not be and start from there. This year I expected so much to happen in my Etsy shop and selling my home so I could relocate to Vermont. Both of these areas did not come close to what I expected. What I discovered is simply this I put my faith in the wrong people. Now at the end of 2014 I have a great realtor working for me so I do not have to contend with selling a house on top of everything else. I also see the hard work and oodles of money going into Etsy is not working. Things changed and Etsy is not what it was.

Are you interested in setting up shop at Etsy? Be sure you do so knowing you are lining the pockets of a business marketing themselves as a handmade creative site. Not so anymore. You have to promote. By promoting your Etsy shop you funnel people into Etsy and not necessarily your shop. So why not promote and invest in your art, your products with your site? Keeping people interested in your work and product is challenging but all that hard work is for you. I chose Weebly because it is extremely easy to use and you can change your design at any time. They have top-notch help center ready with any answers to all your concerns. I had many when I first set up my four sites. The money I spent each month at Etsy with little sales to show for it now spent on these sites. Slowly my sales have increased and have doubled my Etsy best year sales.

Using my knowledge and crunching the numbers and facts it is crazy for me to keep working with Etsy. So as the products expire I will stop renewing. Only a few will remain to keep the shop alive. If you enjoy my work you will always be able to buy my work at Between The Weeds Store at Laurie Rohner Studio or at any of my web sites (see below for links).

I hate to see so many fine artists and creative entrepreneurs go down the rabbit hole at Etsy. I would love to hear your opinion.

watercolor mixed media painting
Available art at Between The Weeds
 Nature Art Watercolor Illustration Original Artwork by Laurie Rohner available in my store here.
I have three active web sites with weebly and would love if you could take a peek at them.
Hope you enjoy!

Ready to Ship Art for Holiday Gift.

Cottage Garden II Watercolor Original Botanical Art

original watercolor of garden flowers with bees
Comes professionally wrapped and ready to give as a gift. Ships USPS mail.

I painted Cottage Garden II to compliment my watercolor Cottage Garden I. Separate or together these original watercolor mixed media paintings are bright and spirit lifting.

 

Art by nature artist Laurie Rohner for Between The Weeds.
close up of Cottage Garden II

This is an original watercolor of garden flowers with bees is a botanical art painting. My watercolor is vibrant with colors of blue pink and purple and works well with Cottage Garden I. Art by nature artist Laurie Rohner for Between The Weeds.

I chose hollyhocks, coneflowers and butterfly bush for this painting of garden flowers with bees buzzing. Great way to keep the joy of a garden alive year long. Garden nature art is a whimsical original artwork and sure to bring joy to anyone in love with gardens.

Cottage Garden II Watercolor Original Botanical Art
Watercolor botanical garden illustration

Title: Cottage Garden II
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Palette: red, purple,blue, leaf green
Paper: Arches 140 lb cold pressed Arches Special MBM
Paper size is 12 x 16 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title signed dated on verso.
Unframed.

Comes professionally wrapped and ready to give as a gift. Ships USPS mail.

Last Days to Ship

 VIA USPS to the USA per USPS

December 20 – First-Class Mail® & Priority Mail® Mail-by Date

December 23 – Priority Mail Express® Mail-by Date

A gift that is unique distinctive bright colorful

Looking for a gift that is unique distinctive bright colorful and gives that person years of enjoyment? I have just what is needed with this original watercolor mixed media illustration of garden flowers and bees. Shop at Between The Weeds today.

Watercolor Mixed Media by Laurie Rohner
Cottage Garden I Watercolor Original Botanical Art Ready To Ship

This is an original watercolor of garden flowers with bees is a botanical art painting. My botanical watercolor is vibrant with colors of blue, pink, yellow, white, purple flowers and works well with Cottage Garden II. Art by nature artist Laurie Rohner for Between The Weeds.

I chose daisies, hollyhocks, Rudbeckia, Delphinium  for this painting of garden flowers with a few bees buzzing. Great way to keep the joy of a garden alive year long. Garden nature art is a whimsical original artwork and sure to bring joy to anyone in love with gardens.

Title: Cottage Garden I
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Palette: red, purple,blue,yellow, leaf green
Paper: Arches 140 lb cold pressed Arches Special MBM
Paper size is 12 x 16 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title signed dated on verso.
Unframed.

Comes professionally wrapped and ready to give as a gift. Ships USPS mail.

Last Days to Ship

 VIA USPS to the USA per USPS

December 20 – First-Class Mail® & Priority Mail® Mail-by Date

December 23 – Priority Mail Express® Mail-by Date