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 illustrations for the book. Thank you to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation – BeWildReWild – Community Artist Grant for your generous support of my project.
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.
The 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.
I print and hand cut each card myself here in my art studio, making each one a little handcrafted work of art.
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. 🙂
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. ❤
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 Exchange, located on the Historic Marietta Square in Marietta, Georgia.
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!