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Sami's Art has evolved from many years of varied experiences and experimentation in different forms of art.

Announcing Sami’s Art Shop

 

 

Introducing My New Art Store

hydrangeas watercolor painted by Sami

Hi Again!

I am so excited! I’m like the energizer bunny that just keeps going! I am learning resilience, not return and this is a new chapter in my life. Continuing my art but in new ways. Choosing the new me after the traumatic brain injury. I am so excited to be painting again. I’ve been hard at work setting up my new art gallery store this past month.  It’s been a lot of early mornings and late nights to get the look I wanted, but I’m really proud of the results. My shop focuses on nature in places, animals (cats, dogs, horses, miniature donkeys), flowers, and wildlife including my favorites, wolves. I have added some adorable miniature donkey ink sketches and new photography. I am also working on two commissions, one, an adorable set of dogs and the other a portrait of a beautiful horse.

Below are some of my favorite images in my shop.

Enjoy!

Susie

P.S. I don’t have sales often, but I have a big one planned for Black Friday. Stay tuned for more details!
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My Favorite Pieces

 

Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

I visited the Temple Bar when my granddaughter and I went to Ireland after her graduation. It was a magical trip as I had always wanted to see Ireland. Many of my paintings are from that visit.

Starting price: $38.50 dollars

Available on stretched canvas, acrylic, aluminum, and fine art paper.
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Wallace the Golden Doodle

I met Wallace on my first trip to the Rockland, Maine area. He has a personality to match his name. The next year I took Brandy, my young doodle to meet Wallace. It was a comical adventure with Wallace roaring his delight and my shy baby trying to hide. I will be adding some other pictures from my doodle adventures later.

Starting price: $37.33

Available on stretched canvas, acrylic, aluminum, and fine art paper.
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Wolf Park in the Spotlight

I have always loved wolves and had the opportunity to visit Wolf Park in Indiana. The original of this print is a watercolor and ink painting. I gave a 30″ x 40″ reproduction of it for the 35th anniversary auction at Wolf Park.

Starting price: $69.51

Available on stretched canvas, acrylic, aluminum, and fine art paper.
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Pumpkins, Fall Colors & Golden Retrievers

Pumpkins, Fall Colors & Golden Retrievers

Pumpkins and Fall Colors

The featured painting is one I painted after a wonderful trip to Maine in 2006. I took a marvelous creative photography course with John Paul Caponigro and the painting is from several of my photographs. John Paul Caponigro is one of the most creative visual artists working today and his classes are a wonderful journey in themselves. We started with what has become one of my favorite books, The Way of the Traveler, by Joseph Dispenza. I still go back to that book before starting any new adventures and I am using it during my travels through healing from the car accident in 2014.  It is appropriate for this blog as it has been almost a year since I posted  due to therapy and a lot of healing. But the journey is still in progress, although I am painting again, playing with my new camera, and learning new ways of doing things that were second nature to me before.

Dispenza says, ” The dream of travel announces that each of us has the power to transform our lives in a fundamental way. And it promises that if we pluck up our courage and agree to undertake the journey, the road upon which we travel will lead to self-discovery. It is no small promise. Every time we leave home and go to another place, we open up the possibility of having something wonderful happen to us.” This is true of the healing journey as well.  A wonderful group of women in my Boardroom Group with Norma Rist gave me the courage and support to start my journaling again.  I can’t wait to see where this adventure will lead!

This painting of my neighbor’s pumpkins  begged to be painted in a virtual watercolor. I posted this in the last blog I did, but thought it was worth posting again as a coming home. Enjoy! Continue Reading…

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Pumpkins & Golden Doodles

Pumpkins & Golden Doodles

Pumpkins and Fall Colors

One of my neighbors had these pumpkins on their porch and I loved the setup. Had to take a picture, then it begged to be painted in a virtual watercolor. Enjoy!

Obie Painting

Golden Doodle Obie Portrait

 

 

 

I finally finished Obie’s painting and it looked gorgeous in a wide weathered light brown frame. It is a virtual watercolor. Obie is a gorgeous Golden Doodle.  It only took me all summer to finish. Continue Reading…

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Flowers, Ducks & Grandbabies

Flowers, Ducks & Grandbabies

Flowers, Ducks and Grandbabies Painting

The last two weeks I spent a lot of time outside planting flowers in pots and vegetables in pots and in the ground. I am trying hanging tomatoes which, at least, look great with the flowers and herbs in the top part of the pot. IMG_4769Mama Duck wasn’t happy with me trying to peek at the eggs, but I got a good picture.  This is going to be an interesting spring as I have a robin nest in a tree opposite the steps on my deck. She is dive bombing my dogs when they want to go out!IMG_4795 Continue Reading…

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Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

My featurDaffodils and PansiesTulipsed image is a watercolor I did a few years ago of roses. I can’t wait until all the flowers bloom so I can do more watercolors. That summer I did the hydrangeas you see on my other pages and the daffodils and pansy watercolor as well as the tulip watercolor.

 

 

 

Spring Flowers 2016!

This weekend I spent a lot of time outside doing yard work and cleaning out flower beds. Mama DuckmamaDuck_4687 wasn’t happy with me trying to peek at the eggs. She sent me scurrying into the house and waited til I closed the door. I have a duck with attitude. She looked like she had her wing on her hip and was saying this is my yard. I didn’t get a picture of her in that pose as she was hissing and I was moving away quickly. Later I got this photo and I was actually surprised at how small she is. I am hoping to get some great pictures of the ducklings growing up, that is if Mama Duck lets me in the yard. This is going to be an interesting spring! Continue Reading…

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Vegas Baby & Spring! Again

Vegas Baby & Spring! Again

Vegas, Baby!

Sometimes IMG_4473photography and art is just to be shared because you have had such a fun time and you want to share it with the world! This last week was Vegas! Baby! and I had a fantastic time. I went for the Arbonne GTC 2016 Conference as an independent consultant. My favorite places were the Bellagio, The Venetian, and France.  If you have been to Vegas, what are your favorite places?IMG_4521 Continue Reading…

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From Alaska to France

From Alaska to France

Seals In Alaska

This week was in between my classes and I relaxed and just played with my art. Although I usually use my own photography, the seal painting is from a friend and I had a lot of fun painting it in digital watercolors over a sketch. The original photo was taken while they were on vacation in Alaska. I loved the colors that came out and the slightly abstract view. Continue Reading…

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Miniature Donkeys

Miniature Donkeys

Miniature Donkeys

Several years ago I did a photo shoot at Sunwoods miniature horse and miniature donkey farm. It was interesting Miniature_Donkey_Family-3_001that the miniature horses ignored me BigEars-2but when I went to take pictures of the miniature donkey babies, the parents would both show up quite quickly and I had to take the pictures quickly before being shoved away or before one of the parents stepped in front of the camera. They were very protective and would check out their baby after I took the picture. The original photos are highlighted in my Cafepress store. These paintings are in dry brush watercolor and are my first attempt at deciding what I want to do with them. I do like the soft look of the paintings in general but will need to do finishing touches. I am still playing with them :). Continue Reading…

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Fond Memories of Maine

Fond Memories of Maine

pomWhile writing my wellness blog on Emotional Wellness this week, I started thinking about what I would do this summer for a vacation and the fun I had in Maine in 2006. I went there 3 times that year and for several summers afterwards. I went there for a watercolor workshop with Don Getz who I had met earlier in Peninsula Ohio at a workshop. Continue Reading…

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My Irish Favorites

My Irish Favorites

This was grading week so my painting had to wait, but I did take the time to look up some of my favorite digital paintings from my trip to Ireland several years ago. I hope you will enjoy  Ireland through my paintings and share the joy I felt in the trip and while I painted them. The original photos were shot from a Canon 5D camera.

I also took the time last week to do an interview with Fran McGrogan of Stand Curious. We talked about creativity and my insights into painting. I had a wonderful time and hope you all enjoy it too. Continue Reading…

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