An Artist’s View’s email Newsletter

IMG_0268      I sent out the first An Artist’s View’s email newsletter this morning. Did you get yours?

Being a subscriber means you’ll be the FIRST to see new images, even before they are released to the public. You’ll be given first opportunity at limited editions, and be able to purchase these images at a special discounted rate. And….did I mention……IT IS FREE!

You’ll also hear the Behind the Scenes Stories about the creative process and get some free things along the way that will not be offered to non-subscibers.

This month highlights:

The new fall image and some photoshop secrets on it’s creation.

You’ll read about what’s going on behind the scenes of both my books, Second Glances and Adventures Through the Enchanted Door.

A special on Note Cards just in time for the holidays.

Then, On a Personal Note, I share a few things on my most recent trip out west.

Don’t be left out! Sign up today. The Subscription  link (by Benchmark) is on the side panel on this page. Or you may sign up from my website.

Have a great day!

Ann

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Last Day for sale!

Lily Ann wpQueen Lily Ann just wants to remind you that today is the last day to take advantage of the 15% off the cover price of Hideaway Hilda Learns to Share.

It’s been a very good week for us and we all hope you will stay tuned to see the upcoming adventures, art lessons, free drawing pages, and games. Be sure to sign up for the monthly newsletter for the full behind the scene stories, the progress on the creation of the fairy gardens and much, much more to come.

Thank you again!

Ann

http://www.anartistview.net/The%20Enchanted%20Door.html

PS…..check out my other blog  http://secondglances.net/ and discover some ordinary images of ordinary things, that is, until you take that second glance. Another division of An Artist View

 

Clover’s Butterball Maze

cloverwp     Let’s help Emma and Megan catch the Honey Butterballs Clover is tossing for them. Visit the Free Fun Games page of my website to download the game. http://www.anartistview.net/Free%20Fun%20Games.html   Only 2 days left to take advantage of the 15% off the new book “Hideaway Hilda Learns to Share” Offer ends Oct. 17th. Order your copy today!  http://www.anartistview.net/The%20Enchanted%20Door.html

Have a fun day Ann

Free Fun Games

Diggery Dew small  Diggery Dew has a free fun word search game for you.

Check out the Enchanted Door web site page for more games, free coloring pages and easy art lessons.

Save 15% off the cover price of the new adventure, Hideaway Hilda Learns to Share. Offer ends this friday, Oct. 17th. Get your’s today!

Just follow the link below to get your copy.

http://www.anartistview.net/Free%20Fun%20Games.html

 

Ann

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Will drawing with pencil and paper go extinct?

hand drawing As I sit here in front of my computer, using a tablet to draw out a few new coloring pages for my website, my mind wonders onto the question, “Will my grand kids learn to draw on paper? Will it become a thing of the past? In my lifetime will I see a shortage of drawing pencils and paints because not enough people want to purchase them?

A flash of memory just swarmed my head and made me laugh that fits perfectly into this subject. Not too many years ago when I was in college for my degree in graphic arts, I was forced to take a lettering class. I think they were just trying to keep the old guy busy until his retirement.  We actually had to draw the letters and all their serifs. Can you imagine? At that time I was thinking this was such a waste of time since computers can do this for us. Since those college years, I’ve learned to put away my airbrush, that I used to restore photographs as well as put away my dyes and brushes that I used to fix photographic negatives. I’ve seen the professional portrait photography business go out of business because we can all use our cell phones at wedding and graduations. What a shame but at the same time, photoshop has been a blessing and an adventure.

My mind battles that drawing with paper and pencil is such a sacred basic it can’t possibly be abandoned much like cursive writing. But as I sit here with the stylus in hand, I glance over to my art table where my pencils and paper are all laid out begging for my attention, I see I already have abandoned them myself.  Now I’m feeling bad about my old friends. I think I’ll go play with them today.

Don’ forget to download the free kids drawing lessons. I’m working on a few more so check back from time to time.  Whether you use them to guide the kids on the computer to draw or if you dare, give them a crayon, enjoy the creating time together.

Ann

Save 15% off the cover price of Hideaway Hilda Learns to Share. Offer ends Oct. 17th. Follow this link to get your copy today!

http://www.anartistview.net/The%20Enchanted%20Door.html

 

Today’s the day! Hideaway Hilda’s book release is here!

Hilda-wp-cover2   Order your copy of Hideaway Hilda Learns to Share today through Oct. 17th and receive 15% off the regular price.

Hideaway Hilda is the second book in the series Adventures Through the Enchanted Door, Dawson and Avery meet the Fairies.

Children will delight in the adventures of Dawson and Avery as they discover fairies are living in their grandmothers garden.

All copies ordered this week will be personally hand signed. Be sure to email me any special instructions as to whose name I will be writing to. Please allow 2 weeks for delivery. Follow this link to my webpage to order.   http://www.anartistview.net/The%20Enchanted%20Door.html

Thank you in advance!  Ann

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Expanding the story

art supplies  I’ve started comparing story telling to making up a lie. You start with this little character. Then you need to expand on that character to make it true. What is his name, where does he live, what does he do and why does he do it.  The story is really coming alive now and I see no turning back. It is part of my life now. Apart I don’t want to let go. Those little characters are becoming my truth, my friends.

I’m at that point now where I need to start expanding on the small things I’ve started around here for the kids. Like the Enchanted door I built and installed in the garden house. Or the little decorated aquarium in my living room where the fairies live all winter. These will be my upcoming winter’s project. I’ll be making fairy homes and Hilda’s nest for the gardens. Sculpting new characters and updating the older ones. I will be filling my spare time with imagination and fun. I can’t wait to get started. But first I have some more chores to do. Like fall cleaning in the gardens.

Stay with me and I’ll keep you posted on the progress of The Adventures Through The Enchanted Door.

Have a creative day!

Ann

http://www.AnArtistView.net

Save 15% off Hideaway Hilda this friday Oct 10th – Oct 17th only.