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Wildflowers bright and cheerful dancing under the warm sun.

Botanical art watercolor is an original nature art painting titled Black-Eyed Susan in the Field. My watercolor is a detailed watercolor of wildflowers bright and cheerful dancing under the warm sun.

Watercolor on Paper
Watercolor on Paper
Bright summer botanical garden or wildflowers beam out at you off the paper makes this art cheery happy and spirit lifting.

Title: Black-eyed Susans in a Field.
Image and paper size 8 x 10 inches.
Palette: yellow, browns, olive, white, cream, soft sage, leaf green
Paper is 140lb watercolor hand molded paper.
Signature: Laurie Rohner on front, title,singed,date on verso.
Unframed

Check out more botanical watercolors and landscapes HERE.
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An art studio for a woodland fairy to sit and create along side you.

Just as nature starts to awaken from the long slumber of the winter months the fairies start to reappear. There is much work to do. Are you watching? Have you noticed the flicker of light under the pine branch? Now is the time, help nature and all its wonderful creatures and beings to awaken.

Want to help? How about a fairy house for the fairies to relax and do what they love to do, create magic.

Art Studio Woodland Fairy House

custom sculpted woodland fairy house

An art studio for a woodland fairy to sit and create along side you, how magical is that? Inside there is an easel set for a fairy creation with a stool and behind are rolled up canvases.

handmade fairy sculptures by Laurie Rohner

On the other side is a fairy computer and tablet with a few old-fashioned books in the corner set upon a drift wood table with chair. The floor has a natural woven rug and on the back wall are cedar panels.

The roof is from branches and strewn across are pebbles, cones, sea glass, and raffia in a bow.

The roof is from branches and strewn across are pebbles, cones, sea glass, and raffia in a bow. The cones are separated and form shingles to help prevent the weather from coming in.

Pine cone frame the window on solid cedar wood.

The sides and back also have decorative cone shingles. I glue each and every piece you see in place by hand.

This is a custom handmade woodland fairy house sculpted from wood pine cones sea glass pebbles and natural finds.

Dimensions: 13 x 11 x 7 inches
Weight 5 lbs.

Note: All my houses are blessed by a fairy.
I also enclose the name of the fairy so keep your eyes out for the fairy.

I wrap each house carefully with tissue on the inside of the houses and then the entire house is wrapped in brown paper. But be careful unwrapping these beautiful sculpted work of art.

There are more in the Woodland Fairy House Studio, check them out here.

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Stop looking at how can I and say I can.

“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.”  – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

There was a time a very short time ago I thought this was an absolute truth and then last weekend I had a visitor. Someone I had not seen or heard from for many years. We would spend hours conversing about life little mysteries and how we assumed the Universe worked and didn’t work.

Again I found our conversations to lean towards how meditation and being in silence within yourself will lead to your purpose. Though so many do follow with this thinking , so many never feel they understand what their purpose is and feel somehow guilty they don’t get it. There are mistakes made and not all events are blessings. Are there coincidences to the working of your life? Absolutely not. Experiences are not for us to learn from but to feel and expand the world we create. Athletes call it getting in the zone while an artist might refer to it as getting in touch with their muse. What it is simply stated is being in connection to the working energy of an expanding creating intelligent consciousness some call God, Universe or Divine Goddess. I find it humorous when we try to name this huge wonderful amazing energy of thought energy and emotion, there really is no name to convey it all.

As a working artist I try to get my work out to people who might enjoy my work. Another part of my life is selling this home I live in at the moment. Both are very frustrating and I see very little coming from much work. A house sells a few doors down from my home and I feel horrible and I check in to my Etsy shop to find another disappointment. My visitor reminded me that not all things happen the way you expect them to and not all things happen right when you want them to. Maybe there is something you need to do still in this place something I am not aware of yet. I needed to learn to trust the Universe and above all trust I will get to where I want to go in time. I needed to trust myself. It all came down to trust.

I have tons of faith and hope but lack in the key to allowing things to form and work for me in my life. Trust is the thread that binds it together. Trust is being vulnerable and open. Now I am working on trust. I look for the little subtle signs my visitor said to look for and I see the signs are slight whispers, usually having nothing to do with what you are doing but they catch your eye or attention. I am learning to trust my gut, my intuition, my connection to the energy around and within me. I am finding a new sense of fun thrill and excitement with every new day, and at my age that is pretty awesome.

Let me finish with stop looking for a purpose and get out and live, feel touch and be the best you. You are going to fail and you are going to make mistakes. Get over it and look for the sign posts that guide you along your unique path. Stop looking at how can I and say I can. You will always get to where you are supposed to be because you intended it that way. Have fun doing it.

Nature Art Black Eyed Susan Daisy Botanical Garden Flower Original Watercolor

Available at Laurie Rohner Studio
Available at Laurie Rohner Studio

Botanical garden watercolor original painting titled Black-Eyed Susan in the Field. A watercolor of detailed woodland wildflowers painted by Laurie Rohner.

Bright summer botanical garden or wildflowers beam out at you off the paper. Cheery happy and spirit lifting for a summer farmhouse cottage.

My watercolor technique is glazing a process where I layer pigments on top of each other creating depth and realism in my paintings. This painting has up to 10 layers. I love the opaqueness and luminosity I achieve so that the flowers make you want to reach out and touch them.

Title: Black-eyed Susans in a Field.
Image size 8″ X 10 “.
This painting is on paper and comes to you unframed.

 

Laurie Rohner, optimistic

Dogwoods Azaleas OH,MY!

Azaleas, 50-years old as of 2003, in Luthervil...
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Isn’t springtime an absolutely beautiful time of the year? It is a time where colors explode and you can’t help but wear a smirky grin. Around my house I have 30 -40 Azalea bushes of all different shades of pinks whites and reds highlighted by Red Bud and Dogwoods. The trees are shooting off this brilliant shade of new leafy green and the smell of Wisteria in the air. The only drawback is I have allergies and the oak trees can sometimes give me a real headache, but who cares my eyes are having a festival.

As an artist my senses get overwhelmed and I have to step back and just feel nature and once grounded again I become inspired. Not to paint Azaleas and Dogwoods all over the place but to change my environment, my decor in the home and outside. I start to plan out the flower pots (my way of beating the deer) and update color schemes in the studio. I eventually look inside myself. I guess that is why I have changed so much in my life recently, mostly good changes. And changes I have put off such as defining my life’s intentions.

Just as in nature life begins again. I have discovered I have lulled myself into waiting for some outside force, government people and circumstances to change the way my life is working. Government is broken. People are confused frustrated and scarred of the world conflicts. Only making our individual circumstances fragile and insecure. I have decided to act and not react. I believe in this world and I know that the Creator of such incredible beauty is loving of all things. Even if we humble humans can not see or understand it. Accept that even in chaos, there is order. So as I gaze out at my Azalea’s blooming intensely I remind myself how truly spectacular life is for those who want to live it with love and acceptance. There will always be bumps and storms. It is what thoughts and beliefs that decide whether you come through them unscathed and a little wiser or fearful and lost.