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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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Turkish Art Pendants – Friends & Family First Pick by Thursday

The View from my Art Desk – Turkish Art Pendants – Friends & Family First Pick – Reserve by Thursday

The view of my art desk this week is filled with bright colors from my new collection of Turkish artwork pendants. They will be up in my online shop for just a few days…until Thursday evening, November 20th.

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The designs inside the pendants are beautiful Turkish gilded artwork. I then encased the art under glass and made them into pendants.

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I also have brand new square pendants! I think these are just lovely and unique.

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And the very first pieces of my “Geometric” collection – made from my abstract watercolor artwork – are finished as well. These are super bright and happy.

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I’m offering my readers first pick of these cool pendants. If you see one you love, please reserve in my online shop by Thursday evening, November 20th.

Once a pair is reserved, I will take it off the list and there will never be another one exactly like it. On Friday I’ll be sending them to the fabulous new Nite Gallery opening in my hometown of Albia, Iowa.

[ Full link to shop:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/emilylupitastudio   ]

Sending wishes for a beautiful week ahead,

~Emily Lupita

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New Holiday Cards – Early Bird Sale

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio – New Holiday Cards – Early Bird Sale

I’ve just finished designing a new collection of cards for this year’s holiday season. They’re all part of an Early Bird Sale going on in my art shop until December 01st.

Christmas cards, holiday cards, watercolor cards, art cards, local artist, Emily Lupita Studio, angel greeting cardsThe new collection includes my “Believe” series featuring designs of my Lupita watercolor angels with backgrounds of traditional Japanese paper designs. There are 6 cards in this series including faith (twice for good measure!), love, joy, dream, and believe.

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The collection also includes my “Merry Christmas” 2014 design series. There are 6 cards in this series including 2 each of Merry Christmas, Peace on Earth, and Joy to the World.

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I print and hand cut each card myself here in my art studio, making each one a little handcrafted work of art.

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So far there’s a total of 17 different designs, plus variety packs of each series, now up and available in my holiday shop. I’ve been hoping to have a good selection of cards in my shop for several years now, and I’m so happy to see this card collection finally taking shape. 🙂

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Thanks so much for all your encouragement this year! I feel like art is really flowing out of me lately and your supportive energy has made all the difference. ❤

[ Full link to cards / holiday shop:]

https://www.etsy.com/shop/emilylupitastudio

Sending wishes for a beautiful week ahead,

~Emily Lupita

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Lupita Christmas Tree Ornaments

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio – Lupita Christmas Tree Ornaments

I’m delighted to introduce to you my new art project…Lupita Christmas Ornaments!

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Original Painting 3×3 Ornament

For the last several years, I have been experimenting with how to create Christmas tree ornaments from my Lupita artwork. With the help of my mother’s artistic vision and encouragement, I have tried out so many different ideas over the years…including adventures in printed fabric, embroidery, polymer clay, layered felt, and colored wool.

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This year, I finally found what I’ve been searching for – a way to share my Lupita artwork in a size and style that will fit nicely on a Christmas tree.  I have both original paintings (photos above) and also art prints for ornaments featuring my more intricate paintings & designs (photos below).

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Emily Lupita Studio Christmas Tree Ornaments Handmade Artwork Holiday Gift Decoration

The ornaments are made by coating & sealing my artwork onto small canvas panels, then attaching a ribbon and adding pretty craft paper to the back. The original paintings are on canvas blocks stretched over a wooden frame and the art prints are on flat canvas panels.

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Emily Lupita Studio Christmas Tree Ornaments Handmade Artwork Holiday Gift Decoration

I tried to make them in a mix of more traditional Christmas colors of red & green, as well as my Lupita style of bright pink & rainbow colors. They come in two sizes – 3×3 and 2×2 inches square.

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Emily Lupita Studio Christmas Tree Ornaments Handmade Artwork Holiday Gift Decoration

Each ornament is handcrafted individually and takes quite awhile to make (especially the ones made from original paintings), so there’s only a limited number of them available this first year. I have a collection of them up in my online art shop and also currently have a small collection at The Local Exchangelocated on the Historic Marietta Square in Marietta, Georgia.

 

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Emily Lupita Studio Christmas Tree Ornaments Handmade Artwork Holiday Gift Decoration

I hope you enjoying seeing these sweet little Lupitas. It’s so fun to get to present my artwork to you in a brand new way!

[ Full link to ornaments:]

https://www.etsy.com/shop/emilylupitastudio

Sending wishes for a beautiful week ahead,

~Emily Lupita

 

 

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New Turkish Artwork Earrings – 2 Day Reserve Sale

The View from my Art Desk – New Turkish Artwork Earrings – 2 Day Reserve Sale

I just finished a new collection of handmade art earrings and I’ve fallen in love with them. I feel like this is my most beautiful collection yet.

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The designs inside the earrings are amazing Turkish gilded artwork that I found while wondering around inside the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. I matched the different designs up in pairs, then encased the art under glass and fixed them into earrings.

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I want to give my readers first pick of these beauties – if you see one you love, please reserve at this link in my online shop by Monday evening, November 3rd. Once a pair is reserved, I will take it off the list and there will never be another one exactly like it.

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The reason for the quick, 2 day only reserve sale is that on Tuesday I’ll be taking the collection of earrings over to the fabulous store, The Local Exchangelocated on the Historic Marietta Square in Marietta, Georgia. The earrings (and my Christmas ornaments & Christmas cards) will will be available for the holiday season there starting with their Holiday Open House this Friday.

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These will be a bit hard to let go of…I may have to give each one a hug goodbye.  (I had a moment where I thought maybe I’d tuck them all away in my own jewelry box.) But what I love the most about making art is being able to share it – and sharing these bright, beautiful Turkish artwork earrings with you is a little dream come true.

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[ Full link to earrings:]

https://www.etsy.com/listing/209222579/reservation-for-turkish-earrings

Sending wishes for a beautiful week ahead,

~Emily Lupita

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Designing a Family Coat of Arms

This Week at Emily Lupita Studio – Designing a Family Coat of Arms

I had the most wonderful time working on my most recent Family Coat of Arms design project. I wanted to share with you the process of how the final design came about for my amazing client, Jennifer.

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Family Coats of Arms are symbols of family dynasties that are handed down through the generations. That’s why it was so exciting and such an honor for me to create a brand new Coat of Arms to symbolize the beginning of a new family dynasty and all the hope & love that the future holds for them.

 

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Designing a new Coat of Arms begins with learning about what is most important to the family. For Jennifer, her family values center around education, God, her family heritage (American, Jamaican & African), progress, and her husband & son.

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I started with researching and drawing symbols to represent these values on paper. Here are a few preliminary sketches from my journal with ideas…an olive wreath for education and Jennifer is Christian, so a cross to represent God.

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“Progress” was a bit more difficult to conceptualize into a visual. During my research, I found that birds have long been used to symbolize progress in many different cultures – it makes sense to me – with the idea of wings & the forward momentum of taking flight. I then found this beautiful symbol from the West African Adinkra culture, which symbolizes moving forward with knowledge.

After sharing all of this with Jennifer and getting her ideas & feedback, I set out to start the design.

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I started with the basic shield design. I experimented with several different ways to integrate the three different flags of Jennifer’s family heritage into the shield. The challenge was to have all of the flags’ detail and color in a small space without it being overwhelming. After that I created a “family flag” as a symbol of the bond Jennifer’s family shares, using three “J” letters in honor of their three names. The olive wreath (for education) wraps nicely around the flags and the green color anchors the design.

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Next I added a name banner (using the yellow from the Jamaican flag) and a large cross at the center of the design to symbolize the value at the very center of Jennifer’s family. I placed the bird on top, as a guide toward the future.Option 5 Movement BirdOnce this stage of the design was complete, I created several different color combinations for Jennifer to share with her family. I was so fortunate to have such a kind, friendly, and creative client in Jennifer and we really had a great time trying out different ideas and combinations to get just the right look.

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Here it is – the new Logan Family Coat of Arms!

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The best part of this whole project was receiving these photos of Jennifer’s fabulous “family wall” project, where she created a special space in her home to honor her family. On the top right you can see the new Coat of Arms, complete with an explanation of the symbols in the design. So lovely…thank you, Jennifer!

Sending wishes for a beautiful week ahead,

~Emily Lupita

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