2020: Virtual Earth Day Open House


Virtual Earth Day Open House

Friday, May 1 through Friday, May 8, 2020
right here on this page.

Original art and prints, photography, and all handmade goods.
All subjects and media are included.

All original artwork 25% off all week: ORIGINALART25

New items and specials each day!

A Note Before You Get Started

We need to be flexible in these times. The Earth Day Open House I’d planned to start my vendor season isn’t possible for the sake of safety in the midst of COVID precautions, but I can still share my event with you even if I can’t welcome you in my door, and we can’t pick things up and talk about them, eat some snacks, pet the kitties and browse the garden. The internet and social networking can help me produce a virtual event, so I’ve taken my Open House online, right here.

And I’m kind of glad for the slight delay. Preparing for this virtual open house and making the new merchandise I’ve had in mind have also presented a number of hurdles, mostly in finding or purchasing materials when wholesale suppliers and others are either closed or on limited staff. I’ve had to change some plans and even cancel some products until later, and the videos I can produce on my little phone are just not good enough. Right now, I don’t have everything ready to present, but instead of putting it all before you at once I will make what I can and share it here each day along with photos of things I always have on hand and where you can find them. Here’s what you can do to see what’s new:

Ongoing Specials

All original artwork 25% off all week: ORIGINALART25
Visit my gallery of Available Original Art

Daily Specials

(Scroll down to see each special.)

Day One: 25% Off all Commissioned Portraits and Artwork
Plus free framing up to 16″ x 20″ for a limited time

Day Two: Felines and Flowers Greetings Collection

Day One

25% Off all Commissioned Portraits and Artwork
Plus free framing up to 16″ x 20″ for a limited time

I always feature my traditional Mother’s and Father’s Day discounts on commissioned pet portraits from April through June so you can have a discount on a special portrait for that person in your life who inspired you to love animals.

You can also commission me to paint non-animal subjects. In fact, I’ve been commissioned to paint some very special places already: the view from a friend’s vacation home, a special place in Paris, a beloved back yard that welcomes you home, your childhood home as a gift to your parents.

Commission a portrait and use your discount through June 30, 2020.

Sample Commissioned Portrait Certificate

Sample Commissioned Portrait Certificate

In order to commission a portrait you’ll purchase a certificate. You can read about the certificates and see examples on this page too. When you are ready to buy, use the coupon code MOTHERSFATHERSDAY25 in your shopping cart to get your 25% discount.

This discount is available through June 30, 2020.

Free framing up to 16″ x 20″ with your portrait through May 8, 2020.

Yes, that’s right, the free framing offer is only valid for the week of this open house, so don’t delay! The commissioned artwork discount is available until the end of June.

I have framed my own artwork for 30 years, and usually have custom and off-the-shelf framing on hand for paintings that will be framed up to 16″ x 20″ for my own artwork. I purchase this framing at wholesale discounts, and I am happy to share that discount with you for commissioned works booked during the week of my open house and offer you free framing on your portrait or other commissioned artwork.

There’s no coupon code for this, but in the notes section in your shopping cart please type “Free framing” so I know you want to take advantage of the offer.

Read about commissioned pet portraits

Read about other commissioned artwork

If you have any questions, please email me with this link or use the contact link in the footer of each page, which will send me an email.

Day Two: Felines and Flowers Greetings Collection


Greeting Cards

So what’s in this package anyway? All the materials for you to keep track and send greetings for birthdays, anniversaries, events and any other noted or annual life event for yourself, family and friends in Great Rescues Day Book, and at least 70 greeting cards to meet the occasion in a mix of feline-themed cards and cards inspired by nature. It’s all packed in a decorative keepsake box I embellished to keep everything stored so it’s easy to find.

It’s a great gift for Mother’s Day, either to give to your mother or give her a portion of it and keep some for yourself.

The combined value of Great Rescues and all the greeting cards would be just about $132.00. I usually offer this package of correspondence for $100.00, but during my Virtual Open House you can purchase this set for $75.00 with coupon code FELINESANDFLOWERS25. This discount is available through May 8.

Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween, Christmas and winter holidays plus sympathy cards, friendship cards, birthday cards and more, this collection contains feline-themed and nature-themed cards for them all. You can read more about all the cards and contents in Felines and Flowers here.

Other items with the same art or design To find all items on this site with the same art or design, use the search box for the name of the artwork and you'll find all that's available.

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