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Angry People. Stay calm and keep on walking.

watercolor illustration by Laurie Rohner
Think of a peaceful place and let the anger go.

Let me share a story with you.

Yesterday an email hit my inbox from Etsy. It was for a custom order. I opened the email and found this young women ranting with profanity about how I had sent her a twitter feed and to stop it. Now I admit I don’t know how things work but I do know that this was her issue – not mine. I replied back explaining I had nothing to do with her feed being filled up with my etsy posts – 5 to be exact –  and she was not to contact shop owners through the custom order request. I said I was sorry this happened and wish her a better day. She then shot me another scathing email how she has reported me to twitter – hum don’t understand why – and that she is not the one responsible for this problem. I received 3 more irrational emails from this young lady. I did not reply because this would only feed her irrational rantings. Instead I sent an email to etsy about her with the emails she had sent and I blocked her from my twitter feed. Finally I sent her an email and told her what has happened thus ending her rants.

A few hours have passed, why did this person do this? I pondered that thought and believe that she was attracted in some way to my energy.

Do you think thoughts have energy?

Considering what is happening in my life and the way I was feeling about myself I can understand my part in this story. Though I did not see it in the beginning I have to thank this young women for showing me how my thinking had become negative and self doubting. I had opened the door and allowed that energy in – the door now shut I move on.

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There is nothing wrong in protecting yourself against abusive people and reporting them when they act out. This is a consequence of their negative thinking, their thoughts or their mental energy. What is needed is taking responsibility for your part – unwanted yes – learning from this marvelous lesson and letting it go with light and love.

As an artist you are in contact with many different people and I try to accommodate my customers with respect. I give my full focus to the project at hand. Since I feel creative energy is infused into any creative work I am mindful of my thoughts while creating. How can you do your best work if you are at the mercy of negative people and negative thinking? I don’t see how you can. Look at the circumstances and then let the thoughts and people go. Then get back in the studio and create.

Have fun!

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Etsy Versus Something Else?

whitefield card for shop

I have struggled with this question, stay with Etsy or leave? I say go. I have worked with square marketplace and with weebly for some time. I enjoy the marketplace at square. It is simple to use and to set up with options to embed your marketplace and product in your website. My website also has an online store using PayPal but I like the direct deposit I have set up with square. When Etsy sent me an email asking me to link my PayPal account into Etsy direct pay I decided time to sever the store from my marketing strategy.

Most aren’t aware of the deceptive practice this implies, which is you pay PayPal and Etsy a combined percentage of nearly 6% per sale. Plus there is a security issue I am concerned with, Etsy is not the most secure site but PayPal I am completely confident using their shopping cart. I want my customers a safe shopping experience and if I am not confident using Etsy then why should I ask them to be?

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New Work

There is trial and error with setting up stores and websites and sometimes you head down the wrong path. Today with a bit of study and some experimentation with what works with your art or products you can finally see a direction to head.

Botanical watercolor at Laurie Rohner Studio
Botanical watercolor at Laurie Rohner Studio

Check out my different websites and shops. See what I have done and maybe you can use my information to expand your own art or product.

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Explore, Dream, Discover nature art illustrations.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. -Mark Twain

Botanical Nature Art Leaves and Berries Watercolor
Botanical Nature Art Leaves and Berries Watercolor

Botanical Nature Art Leaves and Berries Watercolor Original Painting

Botanical nature art watercolor painting Leaves and Berries is an original nature art painted by hand in the studio of LaurieRohner. My painting is a detailed botanical garden illustration of my whimsical look of natural history showing decorative leaves with berries in varying shades of misty earthy greens from moss to gold and soft sage to deepgreen blue and navy.Title: Leaves and Berries
Medium: Watercolor on Paper.
Paper Type: Arches 300lb hot pressed watercolor rag paper.
Image size is 10″ x 13.5″
Paper size is 15″ x 11.25″
Signature: LR on the front, tile, signed, date, on verso.
Unframed.
You can see this and more nature art illustrations at Between The Weeds Shop for Laurie Rohner Studio.
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If the goal is joy, this pink peony oil painting is the answer.

The basis of your life is absolute freedom, the goal is joy, and the result of that perfect combination is motion forward, or growth. Your goal is to find objects of attention that let your cork raise.  –Abraham Hicks

When I smell a peony my whole being elevates and wrapped in the sweet light aroma of a the flower, no problems disease troubles are present and I am filled with joy of being. When I painted this bloom I did so as a reminder of the joy. It stirs my senses and tugs at my heart and with that energy I can move forward and out of the vibration that has created discomfort. I can absolutely confirm this painting will not only get your attention but will help you move forward so your cork, too, raises.

10 x 10 inch Nature Art
Single Pink Peony – Oil on Canvas

Botanical Oil Painting Pink Peony Garden Flower Canvas Original Nature Art

Botanical oil on canvas painting of a garden flower titled Single Pink Peony is original nature art painted by hand of Laurie Rohner.

I love peonies. My artwork shows all the different shades of pinks contrast against the dark jungle green with detailed realism. What a spectacular painting for today’s farmhouse cottage or loft style homes.

When I lived in New Jersey I couldn’t wait for my peonies to bloom. Being a florist at the time I was also an advent gardener and I had a complete section which consisted of a variety of peonies. This painting I did from a photo of one of my prized peonies.

Title: Single Pink Peony
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Palette: petal pink, soft cream, red, raspberry, deep green oxide, hunter green, umber, soft green.
Canvas Size: 10 x 10 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title, signed, date, information on card enclosed on verso.
Unframed.
Ready to hang!

The painting measures 10 x10 inches on wrapped canvas (3/4″ deep) with staples hidden under wood on the back. These paintings have beautiful color and a great finish from high quality oil paints.

The staple-free sides of the canvas are painted. The painting continues around to the sides – framing is not required.

Buy art, original oil painting on canvas nature art, inspired by gardens and nature, use as wall art. Original art for sale online here at Between The Weeds at Etsy. You will love my individually hand-painted art work. Great for gift giving. Ready to Hang.

Great in nursery baths kitchens beds and use with any decorating style.
Give as a birthday gift or new home buyers gift.

All rights are not transferable with the purchase of this painting and remain with the artist.
The copyright is for photographing and does not appear on the original.

Your painting is then safely packed and shipped via Priority Mail.

I ship everywhere please before you order ask for international shipping actual charge to your location. The price for shipping everywhere is only an estimate.

For more info about paintings
Web:
http://laurierohner.com
http://paintedfurniturestudio.com

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If everyone did exactly what they want to do?

Hypothetically, people worry about everyone being selfishly oriented. “If everyone did exactly what they want to do, what kind of world would this be?” And we say, a really, really good one. Because if everyone did what they wanted to do, everyone would feel free. And if you feel free, you feel empowered. And every negative emotion that exists—hear this—every negative emotion that exists is because there is some sense of loss of freedom somewhere in there.

—Abraham

Original watercolor painting by Laurie Rohner
Watercolor Pink Foxglove Botanical Flower Original Nature Art Garden Painting

Original large watercolor, pink foxglove is a detailed garden painting and an original botanical flower nature art hand painted by Laurie Rohner. Botanical nature art at its best.

Foxglove -digitalis – are an interesting flower to paint because they have many different blooms. I chose to show each one uniquely painted with detail depth as in nature. Imagine this flower surrounded by dozens of these botanical garden flower stems, it is nature giving us a smile.

Title: Pink Digitalis
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Palette: deep green, pink, pink, poppy red, soft yellow, white, cream, green,brown.
Paper Type: 140lb rag hand molded watercolor paper
Paper Size: 30 x 11 inches
Image size: 30 x 11 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title signed date on verso.
Unframed.

I paint using a process called glazing. It is layering pigments down on top of each other building depth of pigment and emotion through color. The process is labor and time intensive. This painting took approximately 56hrs to complete. There are about 10 layers of pigment on this painting.

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Your wings exist fly.

“Letting go gives us freedom and freedom is the only condition for happiness.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Nature Art Feather Illustration
Feather Watercolor Illustration Woodland Nature Art Quote Original Artwork

Watercolor feather illustration of woodland nature art quote ‘ Your Wings Exist Fly ‘ is original artwork by Laurie Rohner. I love to spread inspire and share hope and possibility. This is a reminder that we all have wings to fly wherever we want to go in life. Sometimes it is hard to find them but they are always there, that’s it see you found them.

Buy art, original watercolor nature art, inspired by autumn and nature, use as wall art. Original art for sale online here at Between The Weeds at Etsy. You will love my individually hand-painted art work. Great for gift giving. Can be framed later.

This is an original watercolor painting not a print or reproduction.
I combine drawing with pencil and watercolor painting, then with ink.

Arches 300lb hot pressed watercolor rag paper.
This is slightly rough thick hand made paper.
Image size is 5″ x 7″.
Paper size is 5.5″ x 7.5″

Small Fact: The paper is so thick you can attach a ribbon to the back and hang it.

Sale includes the one signed art work only – additional cards, frame, mat etc. are not included in sale.

My nature art work is original one-of-a-kind paintings that are suitable for framing. The watercolor art you will receive has its own unique and individual qualities only an original watercolor can give.

All of my watercolors are made with the finest archival quality materials – Arches Watercolor Paper and Windsor and Newton Artists Quality Watercolors – and professionally packaged to arrive safely.

Windsor and Newton Artist Quality Watercolors are renowned for their superior color permanence, balance and amazing color range.

All my art including this artwork are original miniature watercolors suitable for framing, enjoy them in your home or send as a unique gift to that special someone.

For more info about Laurie Rohner Studio visit.
http://laurierohner.com
http://PaintedFurnitureStudio.com

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Be bold in the dreams that you dream for yourself.

Many think success means getting everything I want. And we say, that’s what dead is, and there is no such thing as that kind of dead. Success is not being done; not being complete. Success is still dreaming and feeling positive in the unfolding. —Abraham Hicks

Success at least my vision of success is always changing and evolving. When I discovered this quote by a favorite spiritual being I felt I had to share it with everyone. How many times do we get stuck in the misguided concept that you have to get to the end to start again and only by getting to the end do we succeed? Boring. By changing the vision and adding and deleting things as life pulls you along is the thrill of life. I guess when you do not think this way it is what people refer to as feeling dead inside. Death while living should never be your goal. Shine bright everyone.

Botanical watercolor painting of woodland flowers
Botanical Watercolor Original Painting Woodland Garden Be Bold Illustration Nature Art

Botanical watercolor painting of woodland flowers is an original illustration nature art of pink hollyhocks, purple larkspur,blue delphinium flowers. A saying ‘ Be bold in the dreams that you dream for yourself’ is original botanical garden artwork by Laurie Rohner. Wall art with inspiring words and sayings sharing my hope and possibility for a great life.

Title: Be Bold
Arches 300lb hot pressed watercolor rag paper.
This is slightly rough thick hand made paper.
Image and Paper size is 8″ x 10″.
Unframed.

Small Fact: The paper is so thick you can attach a ribbon to the back and hang it.

My nature art is original one-of-a-kind paintings that are suitable for framing. The artwork you will receive is hand-painted and has its own unique and individual qualities. I wrap each painting in recycled brown wrap. This painting is mailed in a first class mailer.

These are my original designs and I hand paint each piece.
All rights are not transferable with the purchase of this painting and remain with the artist.
The copyright is for photographing and does not appear on the original.

These are my original designs and I hand paint each piece after which I add my signature ink line. A great value for an original piece of artwork.

All rights are not transferable with the purchase of this painting and remain with the artist.
The copyright is for photographing and does not appear on the original.

Your painting is safely packed and shipped via Priority Mail.

Shop at Between The Weeds at Etsy or at Laurie Rohner Studio.

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Live in the fire of your dreams manifestation.

“This life has an infinite number of potentials for you; we live in a made to order Universe. Whatever you believe is possible for you and take consistent action upon is what becomes your reality. If you keep telling yourself that your dream isn’t possible, you will come to find that you are absolutely right.

But my friend, if you draw a line in the sand and tell the Universe that your dreams are a reality RIGHT NOW, and take action as if that were the case, you will come to find that you are absolutely right. The question is how long can you live in the fire of your dreams manifestation?

The price you have to pay to live your dream is facing your deepest darkest fear and the reward you receive from this courageous act is the realization that your fear was an illusion and that your dreams were always real.

So I ask you, my friend, are you willing to go there? Are you willing to sit in fire and sacrifice the comfort of your known world for the potential of something amazing, new and unknown? Don’t you want to find out what’s on the other side of your fear?

Living in fear is so last season, if you want to be happy and really live your dream you have to take a stand and just put yourself out there. You might fail, yes indeed – but, you might, you just might succeed too! Don’t you want to find out? Either way your life will never be the same… Can you handle it?”

– Jackson Kiddard

If you are not where you dream lives within you need to start living in the fire of your dreams manifestation.

Dreams are so much more than just thought. Dreams come from the fire burning within filled with feeling belief and courage. I know every single living being has a dream and it is real and inside you. Fan the embers and let the flame take you to the other side of doubt and fear.

Are you not worth the effort? Live your dream now this minute and watch as you are guided through the door. Do not stop just because it got hard. Keep going because it did.

Vermont Oil Painting Nature Art Woodland Scenic Landscape of Birch Trees Original Artwork
Vermont Oil Painting Nature Art Woodland Scenic Landscape of Birch Trees Original Artwork

A fabulous Vermont woodland scenic landscape oil painting titled Birches is original nature art by Laurie Rohner.  These birch trees stand against the blue skies painted on 6 x 6 inch panel and comes unframed.

My painting is very much influenced by the Impressionist style. Birches are wonderful trees to paint because of their contrasting bark and the way the bark stands out against the leaves and the sky. It is a fantastic miniature painting to add to any original art collectors home.

Title:Birches
Medium: Oil on Board
Palette: Navy, white,orange,new leaf green, sky blue, yellow, green.
Panel Size: 6 x 6 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title date signed on verso.
Unframed.

All rights are not transferable with the purchase of this painting and remain with the artist.
The copyright is for photographing and does not appear on the original.

Your painting is then safely packed and shipped via Priority Mail.

I ship everywhere please before you order ask for international shipping actual charge to your location. The price for shipping everywhere is only an estimate.

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Take the next step.

When you realize that things are not nearly as bad as they might have been, you have taken the first step toward working your way through any problem.

What you cannot do is stop and never take the next step on your journey towards the abundance or success you want in your life. Staying focused on the energy of your own life is imperative to moving forward. Life will test you more and more as you start to move away from the lower energies of negative thinking but is always giving you tools to elevate your self and life.

Botanical Nature Art
Pink Peony Oil on Canvas Original Nature Art

Botanical oil on canvas painting of a garden flower titled Single Pink Peony is original nature art painted by hand of Laurie Rohner.

Title: Single Pink Peony
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Palette: petal pink, soft cream, red, raspberry, deep green oxide, hunter green, umber, soft green.
Canvas Size: 10 x 10 inches
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title, signed, date, information on card enclosed on verso.
Unframed.
Ready to hang!

The painting measures 10 x 10 inches on wrapped canvas (3/4″ deep) with staples hidden under wood on the back. These paintings have beautiful color and a great finish from high quality oil paints. The staple-free sides of the canvas are painted. The painting continues around to the sides – framing is not required.

Today I found a great post from Lisa Jacobs about running a handmade business but I think her wonderful advise pertains to anything you want to achieve in life. Great read and advise so check it out here.

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Finding your happiness, improve your reality.

“There were two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations.” Jodi Picoult

“The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Finding your happiness.

We may live on this gorgeous wonderful planet but we struggle to find happiness. It is true when you see what your reality of your life is and connect to life lowering your expectations can never be part of any equation. Look for the truth in all things and you will be amazed how happy and freeing you will become. The truth is you are part of an amazing Universal plan that you alone designed. Recognize what it is you alone excel at, the thing you do with absolute ease, your talent, and stick with it for this will bring you satisfaction and ultimately happiness.

White Lilies Original Watercolor by Laurie Rohner.
White Lilies Original Watercolor by Laurie Rohner.

Discovering.

Today I discovered a truth many do not like to see. Being lied and manipulated by incorrect information is something we all dislike. This feeling is not one I will hold onto but want to share with those who keep believing they can make their etsy shops work. Thinking if only I do this or join this e-course for answers or you need to change pictures headings or descriptions to succeed. The simple truth is etsy caters to those who bring etsy the money in sales and they do not care if it is handmade or not. So stop lowering your expectations and selling your work for less than it is worth and focus on how to produce the absolute best product you can for people who want it.

I recently experimented with etsy sections (you know the categories on the side) on the main page. I paint watercolors and I have sold several recently so I wanted to see what would happen. I clicked the art link then the watercolor link and the first second and third pages never change. Same people same art. So I thought maybe this work is recent and just added to the massive collection of prints being sold under the umbrella of handmade original art. What I discovered is no. Now if I do my individual search I come up with my work and some other gorgeous original work by other artists I also never saw on the etsy main page for watercolor under art.

I want to share this new discovery.

There are some awesome artist on etsy but they are being weighed down by the print market and the resellers on this infamous site of do what we say unless we say it is OK to cheat. People who have sold with etsy for a long time are jumping ship and establishing other means to show their work. Somewhere this site lost its vision and why it was started in the beginning and because they did many more are feeling the effects with less views and dismal sales. It is a ripple effect that is not going to stop and eventually the wonderful handmade site for handmade creative work will be no more. That makes me sad.

I am an artist and I do beautiful custom work in many different mediums. I was born with this talent and I am not going to lower my expectation of what my work can bring me because of one over rated store site. I am not sour (though it may sound like it) about this site but reality finally set in. I can do better. I see the truth about this site. How much it can do for me? Not very much.

Establish yourself and create your own web presence.

I am in control of my happiness by working on my talents and I control how my talents are shown to others. I am competing only against me to improve and become a better person and better artist. This is why I am investing my time in developing my web site. Promote only my work and gain more time to enjoy life.