Spiffy New Gift Certificate – The Gift of Art

During the stay-at-home requirements we find ourselves in, I’ve taken time to work on ways to bring my art to you.  With the galleries closed and exhibits cancelled for the immediate future and we can’t meet at the shows, I’m doing my best to stay connected with everyone.

The beauty of social media allows me to continue to show you artwork and offer you opportunities to purchase it in the safety and comfort of your home.  That said, I’ve come up with something new – a gift certificate you can purchase should you want to give it as a gift for the bird and animal lover in your life.  They can browse my website to find that special artwork they’d love to have and use the gift certificate towards the purchase of original artwork, custom commission or limited edition reproductions.

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Black & White Online Exhibit 2020 (Library Arts Center)

The Library Arts Center is hosting this juried show featuring artwork by artists from New Hampshire and Vermont, in all mediums made in black, white and gray.  Due to the Covid-19 health crisis, the arts center will not be open to the public but the exhibit can be viewed online from April 17th through May 20th.  To see the show, click HERE.  Two of my graphite artworks were juried into this show, one of a chickadee and the other is of a Canada lynx.  My graphite art is available only as originals, making each of these a one-of-a-kind artwork.  Feel free to contact me or the Library Arts Center if you are interested in purchasing. 

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Springing to Life – Studio Creativity Inside and Out

I’ll admit it’s getting harder to find the sunny side of things as the Covid-19 health crisis continues.  Walks out in nature provide me with solace and a calmness of spirit when things aren’t going well in the studio or when stress from the wider world intrudes, which seems to be the norm of late.  Since I currently don’t have many of the day to day pressures of running my studio business I’m making an effort to stay creative.  On taking time to sit with my sketchbook and just draw for the pleasure of it.  On finding special moments on my nature walks that are the bright spot of the day, which make me feel good then as well as when recalled later.   While stopping by the pond near our home to watch the ducks, I’m grateful and mindful of how fortunate I am to be surrounded by so much beauty.  The natural world is awakening after another long winter and signs of life are springing up all over.  I think I’ll take a page out of mother nature’s book and concentrate on being creative, of bringing new art to life and looking forward to sunnier times.  Be safe and be well.

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What’s Puzzling Me… (500 piece puzzles)

If you’re looking for something to do while you stay at home…  I’ve got several puzzles featuring the art of your favorite wildlife artist!  I have a variety of images to choose from and the puzzles are designed for ages 8 and up.  Something the whole family can work on – not too difficult, but with 500+ pieces, it’s challenging enough to keep you busy for an afternoon.  The puzzles are made in the USA, are Eco-Friendly with soy based inks and recycled board and cost $15.00 each.  Make a bowl of popcorn and start puzzling your way through the next rainy day, while we wait out the current health crisis.  To purchase, contact me at:  WWW.JFOURNIERART.COM

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The Art of Studio Distancing – (Artfully Yours Online)

Hey everyone!  I wanted to take a moment to check in during this distressing and trying time.  I hope you are in a safe place and taking steps to minimize the health risks to you and your loved ones.  I’m making an effort to look for the bright side of things and encourage you to do the same.  Working at home has it’s benefits, like making it easy to socially distance myself; however, with all of my galleries and upcoming events either closed or cancelled, I suddenly find myself without any income for an indefinite period of time.  Okay… that bit is scary too and I’m not alone, by any means.  

When there’s a run on toilet paper happening everywhere, buying art is just not a priority.  I get it.  I really do.  Since meeting in person isn’t a good idea either, what’s an artist to do?!   Well, she stays in the studio and makes more art, among other things.  If we can’t meet at galleries and exhibits, let’s meet online!  Hey, I’m at home and you’re at home… time to catch up by reading my E-newsletter, browse my website and see what new art images are there, read my blog postings or hop onto Facebook and/or Instagram.  I’m still a newbie with Instagram, so bear with me there!  If you have questions or want to see a larger image of a particular artwork, give me a call, send a PM (private message on Facebook) or an email and I will do my best to make it happen.  And, I’m always up for a chat with my peeps!

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