CANVAS BASKETS GALORE!

I've just fallen in love with making my canvas baskets!  I don't make much money on each one, so I've decided they are a labor of love!  And FUN!  Love Life is my newest creation with my own hand made tree of life stamp...You will notice on some that I have begun to add stones...this one has a garnet.
 "Treasure" is another larger canvas basket...5" wide, 3" deep and about 3" tall.


I call these small ones my "bitty" baskets as they are just 3 1/2" wide, 2" deep and 2" tall...but hold all sorts of those small kitchy things we always have laying around...paper clips, make-up, just about any small thing...and they are great for gifts...put some small items in the bag that has the sentiment you want to convey!  They sell almost as fast as I can make them at my gallery in Conifer.."Luna's Mandala"


I also make pencil or glasses holders that have a bit of pea gravel in the bottom to keep them grounded...




I can even make them to order if you want...Most of what you see here is found only at Luna's Mandala, but I will make to order...keep in mind the design varies, and colors...but take these two for example...they were ordered...The way that happened is the purchaser asked for pink and birds with the word Pearl...and the other, cats...and the color was specified.  These cats are my own stamps I made...so, the possibilities are wide!  IF you are interested in this just contact me with some general guidelines and we will see what we can do! FUN.  Just contact me at art4life44@hotmail.com and we'll work it out!  The bitties are $8 with a stone, $7 without.  The larger like live life are $15 without and $16 with a stone they measure about 5" wide by 3" deep and about 2 3/4" high, and the pencil holders are $16.60 without and $17.50 with a stone and are about 4" high and 3 1/2" wide and about 2" deep...Keep in mind that each one is unique and has it's own personality!
Lots going on in the Galloway household lately which has slowed me down a little on artwork...JUST TEMPORARILY though!  The biggest news is my most wonderful son is moving to Colorado for a time and we couldn't be happier!  SO, lots to do to help him transition to the new life!  HOWEVER, I have several of my doors in line to be painted...be watching for aspen, more poppies...and whatever else my mind comes up with...stay tuned!! 

I am also working on a mandala painting class for up here in the mountains...lots o folks are interested in exploring their lives and this is a fun visual to take home!  STAY TUNED for more on this...

I have to share a fun face time moment I had the other day with my beautiful daughter and sweetheart grandson Paxton!  He had just woken up from his nap and wanted to talk to Nana (that's ME).  The first thing he said when he saw me was "I want to come in there with you"!  WOW...a heart melter for sure!  Later we read the recorded books I send...together...and at one point he wanted me to "sit" by him, so he took the ipad and put it next to him and put his arm around me!  WOWIE ZOWIE...I was in heaven...
Life is precious and so awesome!

HAPPY CREATING!

"GULL" ORIGINAL 4X4" OIL ON TEXTURED PANEL © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"Gull"
4x4" oil on textured panel
$30
This fellow is in his element...a rock to roost on and blue skies! A perfect reminder of the glorious days on the coast! "Gull" is great as is...to sit on a small easel, or frame in your favorite 4"x4" frame. Remember 1/2" is taken on all sides when framing. OR, for .50 more I can mount him on a 5"x5" off white or black backer board so you can frame him in your favorite 5"x5" frame with the whole painting showing! Frames shown are a suggestion, and not included, however you can find the off white one at Rustic and Refined Design on ETSY, or the black frame at Michaels. "Gull" will be ready to ship on September 24, 2014 when he is dry! 

I'm burying this next photo at the bottom of this post because it is something I did for my daughter who told me she likes penguins.  It was fun and sweet...just a little cutie pie...not my photo, so wouldn't sell it unless I got permission...but, for her...no biggie!
 Michelle's penquin
6x4"

HAPPY CREATING!

"FADE TO PINK" ORIGINAL 4X4" OIL ON 1/2" DEEP PANEL © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"Fade to Pink"
4x4" oil on textured panel
$35
A wonderful ode to pink and all it's qualities. This happy little painting is a burst of color and composition for that spot that needs a little punch! "Fade to Pink" is painted in oil on a slightly textured 4"x4" panel. The 1/2" depth allows this painting to sit on its own or on a small easel. The easel I chose for this painting is natural in color, but if you want it stained brown please mention that in your notes when you order. Slots on back will also allow for hanging! "Fade to Pink" will be ready to ship on September 8, 2014 when it is dry. 
 this is shown with my easel choice...natural...
but it can be stained also! :)

This has been fun, playing with abstract...it is a great way to feed my creative soul.  Doing these actually helps me in my mixed media work!  I'd highly suggest you try to dabble...it will inspire!!...but now I'm hungry for more of my fun animals...
FUN DOINS!
HAPPY CREATING!

"XO" A FUN LITTLE ABSTRACT IN MY ETSY SHOP © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"XO"
4x4" oil on 1/2" deep panel
$35
A little message that means a LOT! Using letters in our society has been a practice for a very long time...XO; a simple statement of love or affection...hugs and kisses...a perfect sentiment all wrapped up in design and color...just perfect for a message to you or someone you love! As is, "XO" can sit on a shelf due to it's 1/2" depth, or hang from the slots on back. OR, you can choose to add this easel. Either way, "XO" will be available to ship on September 8, 2014 when it is dry. 
HAPPY CREATING!

"EXPLORE" ABSTRACT OF PINES © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"Explore"
4x4" oil on textured 1/2" deep panel
$35
An intuitive look at trees is the subject for this little abstract. The addition of the word gives depth to the meaning behind this 4"x4" abstract. "Explore" is painted in oil over a textured 1/2" deep panel with slots for hanging on back. The 1/2" depth allows for sitting alone on a shelf! You can also choose this stained small easel for $5 more. Either way you go, this small but mighty little painting will be ready to ship on September 8, 2014 when it is dry.  

I just HAD to do trees folks!!  
HAPPY CREATING!


"PASSION" ORIGINAL OIL INTUITIVE ABSTRACT © SAUNDRA LANE GALLOWAY

"Passion"
4x4" oil on 1/2" deep panel
$35

A little splash of red in this intuitive abstract painting brings passion to your life! Red is often associated with all things love and passion, and this little reminder does just that! Passion in your life, in your work, in just
being! "Passion" is oil on 1/2" deep 4x4" panel with slots on back for hanging. This depth will allow for sitting alone, or can fit nicely on this stained easel for that perfect little spot in your home where you need a reminder of the passion in you life! Bring it home as is, or add the stained easel. "Passion" will be ready to ship September 5, 2014 when it is dry! 
 HAPPY CREATING!

CALIFORNIA INSPIRATION

The past few days found us in San Diego visiting my most wonderful son Jonathan.  While we were there we crammed as many things in as we could...mostly seeing my son...but he took us to the beach and other spots...here are my visual memories I am happy to share with you!  As usual, if you see anything you want to paint here, please feel free...the only thing I ask is to see what you came up with!  ENJOY!

This first photo was one of the birds standing on the rocks waiting for the waves to crash in...I call it "Waiting for the surf"! HA...that can be interpreted in many ways...cuz they eat what comes in...so this could have been surf and turf! HA!

First and foremost was seeing my beautiful son!  He is a joy to my heart!  Love this man!!
My son works at the resort we stayed at...we had a beautiful bungalow on the beach...this was my sunrise!!  Gotta love San Diego!
golf was fun!  My boys!
We did lots of beach on our trip.  I love the sound of the waves!  These are crashing on the rocks on Coronodo Beach.
I love LOVE my boys!
yep...happy us!
seagulls EVERYWHERE!!
and ducks...:)
what spells beach other than poles wound with rope!
Bamboo all over!
I think for flowers, hibiscus is the most beautiful one in Cali.  This pink was right outside our door...Note the color against the green...how it pops in a special way...close to opposite on the color wheel...now see it with white
still beautiful, but just a different look.  These are great exercises to understand color theory when planning backgrounds!!
 can't do California without a palm or two!!
see the bird in the tree...here we have chickadees...there it's whatever these guys are!  FUN!
One of our sites was at Cabrillo National Monument.  In 1542 Juan Cabrillo landed in San Diego, establishing the west coast...(well, something like that)...anyway, this lighthouse is at the top.  On this point you can see ocean on three sides...it was AWESOME!!
one thing up there that fascinated me were these trees...WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE THEY???  INTERESTING, that is!!
white hibiscus
bird of paradise
yellow hibiscus
chasin dinner
outside one of the seafood restaurants in San Diego was this GIANT statue of the famous Kiss from VJ day in 1945.  It is SO awesome in person!

SO, it was a fast three days, but all in all was wonderful...MOST OF ALL, I MISS THIS FACE ALREADY!!  Love you Jonathan!!

Hope this inspires!

HAPPY CREATING!

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