NEW ABSTRACT WORK



Time has been at a premium for me lately, folks. Lots going on around here, but still have found time to paint a few new pieces and this is one of them - "Tonic Water". It's larger than most at 24x36x1.5 and features some colors that will perk up your place! 
Can be hung vertically or horizontally and in any direction as you see fit. Find it here
Hope you have a really nice weekend!

FLORAL FANCY





I came across these handmade flower holders on Etsy and thought they were a perfect way to display some blooms in an artistic and charming way. The seller, Kerstin is based in Germany and creates these little jewels from real wood that is hand finished. She has generously offered all Annechovie readers a 15% discount with the use of this code at checkout: flowermeadowbloganne
Check them all out here

GOING CUCKOO NEON STYLE


Design-wise, I am a dichotemy. Part of me loves tried & true traditionalism and the other part of me digs the cutting edge, offbeat and innovative. I guess enjoy stuff that manages to satisfy both. 
How's this for putting a hip spin on a classic? Just another great find on Etsy- the neon cuckoo clock. 
Find it here.

MEMORIAL DAY SALE!! 20% OFF AT ANNECHOVIE








This weekend, any purchase in my etsy shop totaling $20 or more is 20% off. 
Originals, pillows, matches and prints!
Just type in this code at etsy checkout:
MEMORIAL20
go to my shop here

Have a wonderful Holiday weekend and a big thanks to all of our military and their families for your service & sacrifice!


BEACH PHOTOGRAPHY IN DECOR


I know it's been a trend for a while now, but beach photography in decor is something I never get bored with. Just like being at the beach, its' appeal doesn't wane with me. This piece is from London-based Etsy artist/photographer Keri Bevan and is a steal. Check out some of her other prints also, like this beautiful Paris rooftop scene - timeless and chic!


It just makes me happy to look at her work.
All here.
Here's hoping you enjoy your weekend!

CRAVE JEWELS COUPON








Last week I featured a beautiful necklace by CRAVE and it was a big hit. Since then, owner/designer Erin Garrity contacted me and graciously offered a 10% discount on her site to all of my readers with this code: ANNECHOVIE
Pick up something gorgeous for yourself or a friend to complete your Spring fashion look. 
Here's a great little backstory Erin gave me on the origins of CRAVE. One night she had dinner plans with her boyfriend and decided to make a necklace to wear that evening. At dinner, a woman approached her, asking her where she got her necklace. Erin replied, "I made it!" the woman asked if she had a website and at the time, Erin did not, so she asked how much the necklace was. Erin gave her a price and she bought it right off of her neck!  Elated and inspired, Erin went home to create more and more necklaces and that was how Crave was born!! Check out her terrific shop HERE and be sure to use code ANNECHOVIE at checkout to get your 10% discount.

AWESOME ETSY


Today I am just posting a few of my latest finds on Etsy.
Lately I am really into this color, and with gold, it only gets better.
Click here for more details.


Pretty cool. All here


Beautiful party decor items here


Cheery beach photography here
Etsy has some cool stuff, folks AND you are supporting the underdog and providing creative people with a way to survive. You could very well be sparing them from utter despair as they might otherwise have to toil at a cannery or worse yet, be a garbage collector!!
Have a restful weekend and thanks for reading this little blog.

ETSY BAZAAR


Great pillow here



Terrific tape here


Funky photo here


Class act card here


Scrumptious cookies here


Pretty pendant here

Etsy has been a great venue for me to sell my work for the last 6 years. I also try to support my fellow Etsy sellers anytime I can. If only Etsy could stop the rip-off artists who steal my work and market it as their own, I'd be perfectly happy. In the meantime, I need to send a cease and desist letter to some unscrupulous copycat who is somehow ignorant of the immutable fact that you will definitely end up reaping what you sow in life and if you're a dishonest thief, that doesn't bode well for your future. 
Ok, off my soapbox now....deep breath.

NEW ANNECHOVIE PAINTINGS FOR GIFT-GIVING!!


Many new originals are now for sale in time for Christmas!
This painting, "Lanikai Reef" is for sale in my shop. This work and many others were inspired by my recent stay in Hawaii. More to come as well.....


Original acrylic on paper painting of black Hermes bag  SOLD


"ARTichokes" - original acrylic on canvas SOLD


"Hypoluxo" - original acrylic on board with painted edges SOLD



"Chanel Coco" - original gouache/ink/acrylic painting - matted and framed SOLD


"Chanel Chance" - original gouache/ink/acrylic painting - matted and framed



"Waimea" - original acrylic on board with painted edges


all of these original paintings are available for sale HERE and will ship in time for Christmas to locations in the US if you hop on it now!!
I HOPE THAT YOU HAVE A FESTIVE WEEKEND!!

ANNECHOVIE GIFT GUIDE


DO YOU HAVE YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING COMPLETED?
Are you stumped and looking for some unique gifts that will cheer someone year round?
How about a canvas print from my shop? This Pink Espresso canvas is 16x20 inches and would bring
a color boost to a blah space. It's available HERE
Also available are some new blue & white kitchen accessories I've designed


My Chinoiserie Plate placemats available HERE


Ginger Jar Dish towels HERE
Ginger Jar napkins HERE


or perhaps an Annechovie phone case HERE
(many other styles available)

or my Hermes bag ipad case?
be sure to order very soon for delivery by Christmas!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and can enjoy the Season!

MORE CHANEL @ ANNECHOVIE













They're here! By popular demand, I have now added 2 more Chanel fragrances - Coco and Chance - to my "Luxe-fume" series of paintings and they are now available in my shop here. Type in code 10CHANEL at checkout to receive a 10% discount on all Chanel prints for the next few days.
Keeping all the victims of Hurricane Sandy in my prayers and wishing you all a very good weekend!

EDIBLE ART










There is a shop on Etsy from LA that I love to peruse. It's called "Andie's Specialty Sweets" and is what I would definitely term "a feast for the eyes".  Never before have I seen such creative and realistic sculptures that were also edible.  Everything looks good to me and even though I don't really consider myself a sweets person, per se, these really grab me.  The only issue I would have is actually consuming them because it would seem like you were destroying a carfeully crafted work of art! I think they would make lovely host/hostess gifts or a wonderful conversation piece to top a dessert at a special dinner party or celebratory occasion. It'd be pretty difficult to narrow down my favorite....what about you? What would you choose?
Find them all here

VALENTINES DAY @ ETSY


Romantic message in a bottle sent to your sweetheart here


Dainty heart tag style necklace from Juliana W Jewelry on etsy here


Ditch the predictable box of generic chocolates and opt for something unique like these artisanal chocolates made to look like mushrooms here


or for the lovelorn or disgusted with valentine's day, a "Boyfriend in a Bottle" here


"Scrabble" pillows here
  
Here's wishing you a terrific and relaxing weekend!