ANNECHOVIE AT HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE IN ARDSLEY, NY!

Just an invitation to all those readers in the NYC/Westchester County area - my talented artist friend, Patricia van Essche (of PVE Design), has secured a table at the Concord Road Elementary School Holiday Boutique. The sale will be at Concord Road Elementary School on Heatherdell Road in Ardsley, NY on Wednesday, November 28th. Hours are 4:30-9:30 P.M. Patricia will be selling her charming work and inexpensive holiday gifts, including some of my prints, greeting cards and notecards. Also, another friend of Patricia's, who sells unique recycled cashmere creations, will be represented at Patricia's booth. A portion of all proceeds will benefit the school, so if you live nearby, or know someone who does, you will be sure to find some great gifts there and support a great school at the same time. If you get a chance, stop by and meet the lovely, talented and gracious Patricia van Essche and support a great cause!

ANOTHER NEW NOTECARD SERIES!


Silhouette collage notecards (4 different styles - 2 of each)
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I am excited to offer another new notecard series in time for Holiday gift giving or post-holiday thank-you notes. Each boxed set contains 8 cards - 2 each of four different styles pictured above. These are all based on my chair silhouette collage series. Three of these original works were purchased by the editor of one of America's top design/decor magazines and now hang in her office!

IKAT CHAIR


Ikat/Courtney Barnes Chair Notecards (set includes 4 Ikat chair cards and 4 Courtney Barnes Chair cards and 8 envelopes)


Gouache and acrylic on paper

New design now available as a print or notecards

Last week, while I was reading StyleCourt, I noticed a post Courtney Barnes did on a vintage chair that designer Jen West had rehabilitated. Knowing I have a thing for chairs, Courtney suggested that I needed to paint it. I thought it was a great idea and didn't need my arm twisted, so here it is! It's now available as an 8x10 print or in a set of notecards along with the Cortney Barnes Chair on my Etsy site. As you can see, Jen painted it a crisp white and then reupholstered it in a beautiful Ikat fabric. You can read the post from Monday on StyleCourt. Thanks for the post, Courtney! Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving, and for those around the world who don't celebrate Thanksgiving, a great day! I am thankful for so much, not least of which my readers and fellow bloggers who have added so much to my life. Thank you!

CHAIR COLLECTION NOTECARD SET





New boxed notecard set of 8 different chairs notecards with envelopes
The first notecard set is here! Featuring my Chair Collection, these are high quality 4.25 x 5.50 inch matte notecards with white envelopes in a clear box. These are just in time for the Holidays. They would make a great stocking stuffer or a gift for friends, teachers, hostesses or anyone on your list!

ST. HONORE FRAMBOISE


Acrylic on board (6x6)
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This is an original painting of a wonderful pastry, the St. Honore Framboise, from the famed Parisian Patisserie, Laduree. This delectable treat is "floating" on an aqua background. Painted on 1/4 inch gesso board w/painted edges. Perfect for framing or leave as is. A thoughtful gift for someone sweet!

MORE CARDS!


Aqua Interior


Louis Chair No.1



Louis Chair no. 3


Vintage Mini Cooper
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More greeting cards have been added to my Etsy site! 4 more of my most popular designs are now available: Aqua Interior, Louis Chair No. 3, Louis Chair No. 1, and the Vintage Mini Cooper. Special discounts are available when you buy several, plus, it saves on shipping! These 5x7 cards are the standard size greeting cards, blank inside and come with an envelope in a clear protective sleeve. They are even suitable for framing, if you want a "mini" print collection. Great to have around for many different occasions. Look for the notecard sets coming out within the next week also! I will also be adding some holiday cards - hopefully they will be on my site by next week. I am in the midst of jury duty now, so I am a little distracted and short on time this week. Hope everyone's week is going well so far!

ANNECHOVIE GREETING CARDS ARE HERE!


ORANGE BERGERE CHAIR CARD


COURTNEY BARNES CHAIR CARD


After many requests, I am now introducing my own line of Greeting Cards sold on my ETSY site. The first 2 cards will feature a couple of my best selling prints - my Orange Bergere Chair and Courtney Barnes Chair. These cards are printed on quality card stock and are standard greeting card size (5x7). They are blank inside and come with an envelope (of course) in a clear acetate sleeve. I will continue adding more cards very soon, as well as packages of notecards and some holiday cards, so check back often! Wholesale prices are available to retailers who buy 20 items or more. Have a great Fall weekend!

CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE CAKE


Acrylic on board (6x6) ORIGINAL PAINTING FOR SALE
As you can see, my love for food is now extending beyond cooking! This is an original painting of a chocolate souffle cake topped with powdered sugar and a strawberry. The background is very textured and a deep periwinkle blue. Painted on 1/4 inch gesso board w/painted edges. Perfect for framing or leave as is.

LULU GUINNESS'S TEA TABLE


Gouache/ink painting on Arches paper (10x8)
This painting is of British designer Lulu Guinness's lavender dining room in her charming Victorian home in London. Table is set for tea with Lulu's trademark flair beneath a restored antique Venetian mirror. Behind the table stands a mirrored sideboard topped with a vintage lucite lamp. Through the folding doors you can catch a glimpse of her kitchen.

ROYAL SILHOUETTE


Hand-cut 3 layer silhouette (11x14)
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This is an entirely hand made collage, not a print. Collage features white hand-cut jewelry on black silhouette of Queen Elizabeth 2 of England's profile with a purple and white leaf-print background. I had fun creating this partly because of it's very strong graphic quality. I also love the silhouette for it's classic beauty - feels like decorating a stamp or coin and colorizing it a little. Sort of what I'd call neo-traditional pop art. Work is mounted on an 11x14 gesso board, ready for framing or even perfect on its own! Protective coating included. Signed and dated by artist on the back.

LEARNING FROM WINTERHALTER


Watercolor on paper (8x10)
Ok, admittedly, I have been a little short on time this week because of my work load, so I am pulling up a piece from my archives, making myself very vulnerable here. This is one of my very early (and I stress EARLY!) watercolors, done in 1995, when I had just started painting. I was inspired by a watercolor sketch done by Winterhalter, a famous English painter who was commissioned to do many royal portraits. This is of one of Queen Victoria's daughters and her nursemaid, painted in 1850. I am amazed by the fact that these works have been preserved so well. Stay tuned for more posts on historic watercolors in the future. Hope you all have a great weekend!

CHIAVARI CHAIR SILHOUETTE COLLAGE


Paper hand-cut silhouette on paper mounted on gesso board(8x10)
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The classic silhouette of an Chiavari ballroom chair in black contrasts beautifully with a cheery yellow and white polka dot background. Ready for framing or perfect as is. Complete with painted sides and protective coating. Signed and dated on back by artist. Watermark is not present on actual work.