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Pear Tree Sketch – 2 of 20 Wild Plums Art Series

When I was a child, we lived on this beautiful hill in rural Iowa. There were two gorgeous pear trees next to the garden overlooking the countryside beyond.

Mom put up a hammock from Mexico. My brothers and I would play and read and take naps out there under the twin pear trees. Our dogs and cats would join us.

Here are a few pictures and a (new!) video of my “Pear Tree” painting still in progress.

My new artwork series is a meditation on my childhood growing up off-the-grid in rural Iowa. My goal is to write a children’s book using this series of 20 paintings as the illustration for the book. Thank you to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation – BeWildReWild – Community Artist Grant for your generous support of my project.

https://bewildrewild.org/artwork-paintings-childrens-book

Blessings,

Emily Lupita

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First Painting Finished 1 of 20

I’m excited to have finished the very first painting in my new series. This is “Lupita Canning Corn.”

I remember corn harvest time. My brothers and I would pick the corn and pull off the husks. Mom would boil the corn on the cob in big pots on the wood cook stove. She’d dump the corn into the table and we’d eat all we could manage. The smell and taste of fresh corn (and fresh tomatoes!) was heaven.

 

We had boards with a nail end pointing up through the center. We’d stick the ear of corn onto the nail and cut off the kernels with long knives. Then we’d push the kernels into canning jars and Mom would pressure cook them on the propane stove. We stored the canned corn in a cement block cellar under the house. In the depths of winter, we’d open the glass jars and enjoy the fruit of all our hard work.

My new artwork series is a meditation on my childhood growing up off-the-grid in rural Iowa. My goal is to write a children’s book using this series of 20 paintings as the illustration for the book. Thank you to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation – BeWildReWild – Community Artist Grant for your generous support of my project.

https://bewildrewild.org/artwork-paintings-childrens-book

Blessings,

Emily Lupita

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New Painting – Lupita and Her Captain 2.0

My newest painting is modeled after a photograph of me holding my son, Charlie. These are a few of the steps I went through to create the painting. I used an Apple Pencil and the software called Procreate. It’s very calming and relaxing for me to paint this way. I love playing with color and texture, with the different layers upon layers.

Blessings,

Emily Lupita

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Happy Holidays! Book Signing & Big News

Happy Holidays! Book Signing & Big News- This Week at Emily Lupita Studio

One of my favorite things is attending book signing events where I get to meet with people and talk about art, writing, and creativity. These are some of my favorite photos from my recent book signing event at the MSAA Gallery on the Marietta Square.

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artist Emily Lupita with her new book, The Artist’s Alphabet.

It was such a lovely time! I especially enjoyed meeting the young visitors to the gallery and sharing my book, The Artist’s Alphabet, with them.

Artist Emily Lupita Book Signing MSAA Gallery Marietta Square local artist art book The Artist's Alphabet

The MSAA Gallery has copies of my book on display for the holiday season. You can also find my book (as well as paintings, cards & jewelry) at The Nite Gallery in Albia, Iowa.  This year I’m offering signed books, custom alphabet paintings, and custom alphabet art prints & cards in my  online holiday shopas well.

Artist Emily Lupita Book Signing MSAA Gallery Marietta Square local artist art book The Artist's Alphabet And for my BIG news…my husband and I are expecting our first baby in the Spring! We’re so looking forward to being parents and starting a new wonderful adventure in our lives. Here we are in the beautiful MSAA Gallery with my new showing of Guadalupe series paintings.

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Wishing you a very Happy Holiday Season!

❤ ~Emily Lupita

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Handmade Holiday Gifts – Order by Dec. 15th for Christmas Delivery

Handmade Holiday Gifts – Order by December 15th for Christmas Delivery – This Week at Emily Lupita Studio

I love making handmade art, especially this time of year. The festive preparations for the holiday season give me so much inspiration. The Christmas tree is up and the beautiful handmade wreaths my mother made us are hanging on our doors. Every time I walk by them I smile and feel like my creative energy is being nurtured.

My Painting Desk
My Painting Desk

I wanted to share some photos from my creative process this holiday season, sort of a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making my art.  If you’d like a custom made gift, please feel free to contact me ~ I’m still taking custom orders until the end of this week.

Lupita Ornaments
Lupita Ornaments
My Art Tables
My Art Table

If you see something you love in my  online holiday shop, please keep in mind the last day to order handmade art gifts that will be sure to arrive in time for Christmas is coming up soon…December 15th.

Artwork Jewelry
Artwork Jewelry
Christmas Painting Mexican American folk art
Guadalupe Paintings, Cards, and Art Prints

This year has been full of artful blessings. I’m so thankful for all of you who encourage and support me in my creative adventures!

Happy Holidays!

❤ ~Emily Lupita

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New Prints & Cards for Small Business Saturday ~ Free Shipping

View from my Art Desk – New Prints & Cards for Small Business Saturday ~ Free Shipping 

I’ve been working so hard over the past few weeks in the hopes of reaching my goal to have 100 artwork items up in my online holiday shop. I’m delighted to have met that goal today, just in time for Small Business Saturday tomorrow. Hurray!

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“Guadalupe Prays for Peace” Series #1
Art Print by artist Emily Lupita

To celebrate, I’m offering FREE Shipping (in the U.S.) on all items until midnight on December 1st. Just enter this coupon code    shopsmall2014    at checkout.

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“Guadalupe Prays for Peace” Series #2
Art Print by artist Emily Lupita

Some of the latest items I have up in my shop are brand new artist prints of my “Guadalupe Prays for Peace” painting series.

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“Guadalupe Prays for Peace” Series #3
Art Print by artist Emily Lupita

I really enjoyed matching the paintings up with bright, festive backgrounds to create these new artist prints. [Click on any photo to see more details in my art shop.]

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“Guadalupe Prays for Peace” Series #4 Art Print by artist Emily Lupita

I also have a new variety pack of Guadalupe cards that are hot off the press. I’m happy to make custom card packs as well if you’d like a pack of just one of the designs.

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Another new listing is for my latest batch of Turkish artwork jewelry. I have a few pendants and one pair of earrings still available from this collection.

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Other great deals in my art shop right now (in addition to free shipping) include 10% off all custom paintings and a sale on Christmas cards…all happening until December 1st.

Sending wishes for a beautiful week ahead,

❤ ~Emily Lupita

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Guadalupe Christmas Paintings ~ Early Bird Sale until Dec. 1st

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio – Christmas Paintings ~ Early Bird Sale until Dec. 1st

This week I’m so happy to have finished a new collection of Guadalupe paintings.

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“Guadalupe Prays for Peace” Series #1 by Emily Lupita Studio

These paintings are a series of four Irodori Japanese Watercolor and Sakura Ink originals with bright, festive colors.

[Click on the photos to see more views of each painting in my online shop.]

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“Guadalupe Prays for Peace” Series #2 by Emily Lupita Studio

The paintings express my love of the Christmas season and my admiration for my namesake, the Patron Saint of Mexico, Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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“Guadalupe Prays for Peace” Series #3 by Emily Lupita Studio

I loved experimenting with different patterns and colors, while maintaining the same form throughout the series. All four sisters look completely different, yet definitely belong together.

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“Guadalupe Prays for Peace” Series #4 by Emily Lupita Studio

These four new paintings, along with my Guadalupe King & Queen paintings, are all on display together at the MSAA Gallery for the holiday season. A wonderful time to stop by is during the beautiful candlelight shopping event on the Marietta Square every Friday night until Christmas.

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I’m also offering these designs as custom paintings. If you order a custom painting, you have the option to choose custom colors for hair color, eye color, and skin tone for any of the designs…as well as if you’d like her eyes open or closed. I’m having an Early Bird Sale in my online shop right now that includes 10% off all custom paintings until December 1st.

Sending wishes for a beautiful week ahead,

~Emily Lupita

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