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Friday, September 26, 2014

The auction for Granite Pathway Painters has begun! Please come bid on our beautiful art works!

1. Manic Chaos, by Reeny
 2. Spring, by Euretta,
Let the auction begin!
These paintings are from a class I taught at the NH GRANITE PATHWAYS CLUBHOUSE! We call ourselves "THE PATHWAY PAINTERS". The clubhouse is a place that is the only one in our country which is privately funded. All the other clubhouses in the USA are federally funded. These places are a work based day program where people with mental illness can go to get validation, help with finding employment, education and socialization skills and camaraderie

current bid is $50.00 dollars,3. Expression #1, By Sean
4. Cat Thoughts or The Smokes of Life, by Garrett and his mother Sanna
. The proceeds from these paintings will partially going to run the clubhouse and then a portion will go to the wellness center of the clubhouse after that the remaining portion goes to the artists who created the pieces! The first $50.00 dollars goes directly to the clubhouse and after that half and half to the wellness center and the artist. So if the painting sells for 50.00 the artists gets none. If for 100.00 the artist gets 25.00. If 200.00 the artist gets 75.00 and so forth and so on! The bids will end on the date of November the 14th, 2014 here on line. Then there will be a few days where they will go to further auction at the Music Festival in Manchester, NH. 

6. Awaken, by Natalie 
Current bid is $75.00 dollars, 5.Sun Falls, by Kurt

The shipping price for the continental USA is $38.00 dollars, these are wrapped canvases and the edges are painted and ready for hanging, they are sealed with a matte gel medium and then with Dorland's wax. The size of these pieces are all 18 x 24 inches.Please realize this is a silent bid auction, which means you must contact me here: if you are interested in placing a bid. We can not take pay pal so payment must be made in full with a check written out to Granite Pathways. On the day of Nov the 16th if you are the winning bidder we will let you know what you owe based on your bid and the $38.00 dollar shipping cost added together. Personal checks or cash will be accepted but checks must clear before paintings will be sent out for shipment.
Here are the paintings and their titles so that when you email me for bid you will know what to call the work you are interested in purchasing:

Current bid is $50.00 dollars,  7.The Butterfly Grate, by Sanna
Current bid is $50.00 dollars,8.Generous Resurrection, by Mary

1. Manic Chaos , by Reeny, 2. Spring, by Euretta, 3. Expression # 1, by Sean, 4. Cat Thoughts, by Garrett and his mother Sanna, 5.Sun Falls, by Kurt, 6.Awaken, by Natalie, 7.The Butterfly Grate, by Sanna 8. Generous Resurrection, by Mary, 9. Autumn's Britto Birthday Party, by Autumn and Sanna.
Remember when you email me (Sanna) with you bid be sure to give me your phone number and mailing address for contact. Thanks and happy bidding!
The below pieces are currently under bidding process!

The butterfly Grate is now at$ 50.00 dollars, Sun Falls is at $75.00 dollars, Expression #1 is at 50.00 dollars, and Generous Resurrection is at $50.00 2. Spring, by Euretta, dollars. Please continue to raise all the bids! Sanna.

9. Autumn's Britto Birthday Party, by Autumn and Sanna.
 This art was taught through a ten week course by Sanna as a voluntary project to benefit the mentally handicapped of Manchester. The course was only 25.00 dollars and that included paints, three brushes each, canvases, full instruction, easels were also made available through Sanna.
   I do this because it is important to me to share the healing powers of art and prayer to all those who might not only benefit from it's process and expressive qualities but also to bring a feeling of confidence and prosperity through the fine art of painting. Both a passion and a calling for those like me who are touched by an inner calming and sense of excitement when they hold the colors in their own hands!
  Please support this fabulous hard working group and our cause, which is to enable those who might not otherwise have an opportunity to succeed.
   Thanks, Sanna

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Finally finished my postage art for the swap with my art sisters!

 So here you can see I used actual postage stamps in each of these mixed media canvas pieces.

I also used painted over magazine pictures thus making the art my own. Totally unrecognizable.

I also used acrylic paints!

I used gesso, aqua crayons, torn pieces of snail mail that had been previously sent to me, matte medium to adhere my pieces, some other clip art, like the boy on the forehead. Then some faux postage stamping with embossing was achieved. Wet raised embossing powders were used with archival ink.

 I even used a tag from a towel we got from KOHL'S Department store, of course painted over as well!

In addition I also printed out fonts from my own computer from famous quotes or my own ideas.

  I used some body parts from clip art and then added with my own hand drawn parts. Even some scraping papers like on the mermaid picture. Some pearls for the drawn on flowers.

 I love this piece might be adding some Steampunk work still to it as well!?!!

I love this cello art because I have five  special friends who either play cello themselves or their children do, all are males!!! This piece it also stating how important it is that we share our gifts with others. God gave us these gifts for a reason we must sing for our supper and sometimes for the supper's of others we love and care about. How wonderful a feeling that we can use our gifts in such generous ways!

In this cat picture I had drawn a large picture of our cat Grayson and decided to collage it into this piece. I chose some butterfly postage stamps and some other types because they just fit for me. Whenever I say prayers or "Jesus loves you to my cats" I swear they smile! I know, I am a crazy cat lady but still I do think the animals innately know to love their maker. 
I seal my work with Golden's gel medium.

I was inspired years ago to make postage art by a guy named Nick Bantock, who is an exceptional postage artist! Although these particular works are for a swap with a few friends.

The winner for my canvas give away is...

random .org generated number 2! That person is Kitty!~ Congratulations Kitty!

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