April 2015 Newsletter

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APRIL 2015 Newsletter

Thank you for subscribing to my monthly e-newsletter. I hope everyone is having a wonderful Spring season. There are many exciting upcoming events, exhibits and promotions for Mother’s Day as well. Please keep us in mind for your gift giving needs. Please share this with your friends/family through email, on Facebook or Twitter.

FINE ART FOR YOUR HOME AND/OR OFFICE SPACE
Paint Your Art Out - Cedarburg Cultural Center

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Mixed Media on Canvas (24″x48″) framed and ready to hang

SPRING CLEANING SALE – 20% OFF!

If you would like to purchase any new art for your home or office space, contact me to inquire on the following artwork, naturallyinspiredartanddesign@gmail.com.

Take a look at my on-line portfolio to view some of the options available.

Hydrangeas (16X20) – Original: $375/SALE:$300 (FRAMED)
Hibiscus (16X20) – Original: $375/SALE: $300 (FRAMED)
Ascent I (24X48) – Original: $850/SALE: $680 (FRAMED)
Ascent II (24X48) – Original: $850/SALE: $680 (FRAMED)

GIFTS FOR MOTHER’S DAY
ORDER A “MOTHER AND CHILD” PRINT OR GREETING CARDS CARDS FOR MOTHER’S DAY!

MotherChild_AdriaWillenson-4x5-ArtPrint-web-sizeARTWORK DESCRIPTION:

Mother and Child” is a mixed media work of art created on canvas. This piece is a perfect gift for all mothers.

ART PRINT PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

his 8×10 or 16×20 matte print featuring Mother and Child by Naturally Inspired Art and Design is printed on high quality 100lb matte stock paper and trimmed to artwork.

PRICING:

8X10 PRINT: $19.99
16X20 PRINT: $30.99
5×7 flat cards with envelopes (qty: 25): $44.99

 

PROMOTIONS
Twenty percent off Valentine's Day

In honor of MOTHER’S DAY we will be offering a 20% discount throughout the month of APRIL.

Please put ‘MOTHERS20′ in the coupon/promotion box during the checkout process. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at: naturallyinspiredartanddesign@gmail.com

ARTISTS INSPIRED BY NATURE

PAINTED STONES – ELSPETH MCLEAN

Elspeth McLean - Painted StonesPainted stones by Elspeth McLean,Elspeth McLean is an award winning artist born and raised in Gooseberry Hill, a small leafy suburb in the foothills of Western Australia. Since a child, Elspeth has expressed her ideas, experiences and passion for life through art.

Check out Elspeth McLean’s Facebook page, click here.

ARTISTS INSPIRED BY NATURE
This artist in the image below is from Rio Verde City in Goiás State, Brazil. While the artist’s name is unknown, you may see more of this video by clicking on the image below.
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February 2015 Newsletter

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February 2015 Newsletter

Thank you for subscribing to my monthly e-newsletter. I hope everyone is having a great start to the 2015 year. There are many exciting upcoming events, exhibits and promotions for Valentine’s Day as well. Please keep us in mind for your gift giving needs. Please share this with your friends/family through email, on Facebook or Twitter.

upcoming events
Paint Your Art Out - Cedarburg Cultural Center

CEDARBURG CULTURAL CENTER’S ANNUAL

“PAINT YOUR ART OUT”

February 7th from 10am to 5pm

Join us at Cedarburg Cultural Center, located at:

W62 N546 Washington Avenue, Cedarburg, WI 53012.

Works created during the Live Painting Event will be available by silent auction throughout the exhibit duration of February 7 through March 22.

Come watch 6 local artists create magic before your eyes!

  • Sue Cibulka
  • Megan Woodard Johnson
  • Deb Rolfs
  • Jim Selle
  • Dave Watkins
  • Adria Willenson

THE LITTLE SHOW: CCC’s ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBIT
Saturday, February 7 – Sunday, March 22, 2015

Opening reception and awards ceremony: Thursday, February 12 from 5-8pm

The Little Show - Cedarburg Cultural Center

The CCC’s Annual Juried Exhibit is a premier fundraising exhibit and sale for the non-profit Cedarburg Cultural Center.

Five of my custom made batik works of art (framed with maple wood) will be on display.

PROMOTIONS
Twenty percent off Valentine's Day

In honor of Valentine’s Day we will be offering a 20% discount throughout the month of February.

Please put ‘VALENTINES20′ in the coupon/promotion box during the checkout process. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at: naturallyinspiredartanddesign@gmail.com

FUN NATURALLY INSPIRED PROJECTS

EASY PHOTO TRANSFERS ON WOOD

Easy Photo Transfer on Wood

If you are looking for a fun DIY project this Winter season, consider making a keepsake to hang on your wall or using as coasters using natural wood and a photograph.

Materials required:

  • Lovely photos to transfer
  • Light-colored wood piece or panel
  • Simple photo-editing program
  • Access to a laser printer
  • Scissors
  • Bone folder (edge of a gift card works)
  • Matte gel medium (found in the acrylic paints section of the art store)
  • Mod Podge with your choice of finish (we went with matte)
  • 2 different brushes (can be bristles or foam)
  • Towel rag
  • Scrap paper & towels to protect your work surface

For more instructions on this project, click here.

ARTISTS INSPIRED BY NATURE
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January 2015 Newsletter

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January 2015 Newsletter


Thank you for all your support over 2014. This past year has been a wonderful year, full of exciting projects. The year came to a wonderful close by fulfilling custom holiday gifts for my client’s friends and families. I have included a couple of projects I completed below along with my monthly textile painting/dyeing technique as well.

 
FAMILY TREE PROJECT.

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This past year I created a Family Tree using mixed media on a canvas, measuring 30″x40.” 
 
The client wanted to create this family tree to be customizable in order to add additional leaves for new grandchildren. 
 
I created leaf placeholders within each of their children’s branches and affixed an envelope containing blank leaves to be filled in and added at a later date.
 
This project challenged me to think outside the box and create a work of art that honored the husband and wife’s respective family members while celebrating the newest leaf to their family tree, their grandson born on 9/3/14. 

CUSTOM SILK SCARF DESIGN
NancyLuck-35x35scarfI was commissioned to create a custom 35″x35″ silk scarf using a mixture of techniques, such as serti and batik, to create a one-of-a-kind design for a woman’s 70th birthday gift. 

 
The clients provided me with her personality and style. The clients and recipient were very pleased with the final product.
 
CUSTOM ORDER
If you would like to create a custom silk scarf for a family and/or friend, contact me with your information so I may provide you with a quote, click here.

FEATURED TECHNIQUE: BLEACH BATIK TECHNIQUE
This technique is a fun variation of traditional batik dyeing techniques. 

 
Step 1 (Top-Left Image): This bamboo/cotton combination fabric was hand-dyed using procion dyes. It was set with soda ash to dyeset this fabric.
 
Step 2 (Top-Right Image): This fabric was stretched on a frame. I applied hot paraffin wax using a tjanting tool, commonly used in batik.
 
Step 3 (Bottom-Left Image): I applied more hot wax using a standard synthetic brush to fill in the areas inside my design. This will help to maintain the original color before we move on to Step 4.
 
Step 4 (Bottom-Right Image): I took a spray bottle and mixed 1 part water to 3 parts bleach. I sprayed this mixture throughout this fabric. Once the color begins to fade (10min.) I washed the bleach solution off of this fabric. Then we’ll proceed to Step 2 again until the fabric design is complete.
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FINE ART/MURAL GALLERY

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We have fine art, silk and cotton scarves available for purchase.

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Our on-line gallery contains a variety of fine art containing mixed media, acrylic and water color. The mural gallery contains images of work done in an office buildings in Whitefish Bay, WI.

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Phone: 262-853-5782

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Happy Holidays – 2014

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Happy Holidays from

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Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and new year. 

Thank you for all your support this past year and look forward to working with you, being your provider of custom gifts, fine art and personal accessories this upcoming year.

Warmest Regards,
Adria Willenson
Naturally Inspired Art & Design
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December 2014 Newsletter – Holiday Promotions

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To my customers,

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season from Naturally Inspired Art & Design.

Featured Technique: Shibori

This technique originated from Japan. Shibori is a Japanese term for several methods of resist-dyeing cloth to make a pattern by binding, folding, twisting and compressing, from the verb root shiboru meaning to wring, squeeze, press. There are an infinite number of ways to manipulate fabric for shibori, each way resulting in different resist designs and patterns.

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Example of Shibori Technique

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Special Deals!

Save 20% our on-line merchandise by using coupon code ‘HOLIDAY20’ during checkout.
Enter ‘HOLIDAY20’ to the coupon code during checkout to receive 20% off your on-line order.
Choose from a selection of our scarves in a variety of sizes, styles and colors. Click here to view our on-line store.
Featured Scarf Style: Double Scarf Boho Tie

Step 1: Take two neck scarves and make them line up with each other evenly. Then find the middle of the scarves and place it on your neck. Put the ends of the scarves over your shoulders and let them rest on your back.

Step 2: Bring the ends of the scarf around to the front again and make a loose tie. That’s it!

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Thank you for being a loyal customer and wishing you a wonderful Holiday season from Naturally Inspired Art & Design
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November 2014 Newsletter

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Naturally Inspired Art & Design wishes you a wonderful Fall season and Thanksgiving holiday.
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Thank you for subscribing to my monthly newsletter. I wish you a wonderful Fall season and upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday as well.

This month, we have fun news, upcoming events and new projects for you to consider as a gift for the Winter Holidays.

Consider a personalized gift for Christmas/Hanukah or any other special occasion.

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I recently finished a very special project for my clients who were celebrating the birth of their 2nd grandchild. Here is their testimonial below: 
 
“When each of our grandchildren were born, my husband and I wrote a family history with stories of 5 generations of relatives with photographs, as a way of welcoming the newest member to the family. Adria assembled all this information into beautiful books and created a family tree which is a work of art, hanging in our home. Adria showed great attention to detail, made creative suggestions, and worked closely with me so that the finished products are exactly what I wanted, and are cherished by my family.”
– Paula L.

Click here to view more images.

First Fridays @ Cedarburg Cultural Center

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Please join me on Friday, November 7th from 5:30-9:30pm where I will be displaying my silk scarves and textile designs. Cedarburg Cultural Center is located at:
W62 N546 Washington Avenue 
Cedaburg, WI 53012 
 
For more information on this event and others, please click on this link below.

First Fridays at CCC

Give a gift of a Custom Silk Scarf, Pocket Square or Artwork

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Place your custom order now for the holiday season. Give someone a personalized gift of a silk accessory or work of art. 
 
Orders must be placed 2-4 weeks before event/holiday. Please contact me by clicking on this link below.

Contact me to discuss your next order or email me at: adria@adriawillenson and put “Custom Order” in the Subject line.

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October 2014 Newsletter

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OCTOBER NEWSLETTER 2014
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FEATURED TECHNIQUE: BATIK

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“LILLIES OF THE VALLEY”
(18″x18″ batik on silk)
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“GLADIOLUS”
(18″x18″ batik on silk)
A BRIEF HISTORY
Did you know that batik has been in existence for close to 2000 years? Its origins can be found in the far east in countries such as Indonesia, India, China and Malaysia.
TOOLS FOR BATIK DESIGN

Batik is made either by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool called a canting, also spelled tjanting, by printing the resist with a copper stamp called a cap or using a brush. This technique, of manual wax-resist dyeing, may be applied to whole cloth or to parts of a cloth. 

 
BATIK DYEING
The applied wax resists dyes and therefore allows the artisan to add additional colors by soaking the cloth in different dye baths or applying color with a brush. This process of waxing and dyeing can be repeated to create more detailed designs and imagery. Removing the wax can be a multi-step process. Use boiling water and immerse the fabric into a pot to melt away the wax off of the cloth. You may re-use the wax by allowing the pot to cool and take the wax off of the top. Any remnants of wax on the cloth may be ironed off by putting newspaper over the cloth to absorb the remaining wax.
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FINE ART FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Hi Valued Customer,
For this upcoming holiday season, consider a custom textile artwork for your home or office. I am a textile artist with 10 years of experience working with a variety of fabrics such as silk, bamboo and others. I hand-design and dye using a variety of techniques such as batik, serti and shibori to create one of a kind works of art.

Click here to view my portfolio. 
 
If you would be interested in one of these pieces or placing an order, contact me at: (262) 853-5782 or email me with any questions you may have.

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CUSTOM DESIGNED SCARVES

ADRIA WILLENSON

Available on-line or at the following locations: Cedarburg Art Museum; 

Consider a custom designed scarf for a special occasion or as a gift for an anniversary or birthday. We have hand-designed scarves available for sale through our on-line store

 
GROUP ORDERS If you are interested in placing a group order, click here to learn more.
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September Specials

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Dear Valued Customer,

We hope you are having a wonderful rest of the Summer Season and enjoying this beautiful weather.

Naturally Inspired Art & Designs has some beautiful art and silk scarf designs to celebrate the upcoming Fall colors.
September 2014 Special – 15% Off Merchandise

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This month we will be offering 15% off silk scarves purchased through our on-line store by using the following code at checkout, “SEPT15“.

To view our selection, click here.

Are you interested in a gift for a friend
or family member?
 

Naturally Inspired Art & Design

We create custom designed silk scarves.
Choose from one of our following size options below:

  • Silk Scarf (Oblong) – 8″x54″
  • Silk Scarf (Oblong) – 11″x60″
  • Silk Scarf (Square) – 25″x25″

To discuss your next order, click here.

Thank you so much for your business and continued support.

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August Promotions & News

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August Sale – 20% off

Use coupon code at checkout: AUG20
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Silk Scarf – Hand-Painted (35″x35″)

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Oblong Silk Scarves

Silk Scarf – Shibori Style (11″X60″)

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ABOUT US

Naturally Inspired Art & Design combines a love of nature with highly stylized, wearable and fine art. Our hand-made scarves and customized fine art & murals are attractive for your home or office. Our unique designs are inspired by nature.

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LATEST NEWS

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July 2014 Newsletter

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Welcome to Naturally Inspired Art & Design’s July 2014 Newsletter

We hope you are having a wonderful Summer season. We have some nice events coming up and promotions as well. Please feel free to forward this on to your friends, “LIKE” me on Facebook and “FOLLOW” me on Twitter.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Naturally Inspired Art & Design will be showcasing fine art and personal accessories at this event.

Event: “Chris Paler Art Open House – A Day of Art Awareness”

When: Sunday, July 20th from 1-6pm

Where: 12553 N. Jonquil Ct. Mequon, WI 53092

Adria Willenson - Naturally Inspired Art & Design Silk ScarfPROMOTIONS:

Naturally Inspired Art & Design also offers a free shipping promotion if you order your scarves on-line. Use coupon code: FREESHIP.

You may order on-line through this link below: http://www.naturallyinspiredartanddesign.com/shop-2/

SCARF TYING TECHNIQUE:

THE NECKLACE

Instructions: Fold a long scarf if half lengthwise. Grab the diagonal ends and knot them together. Put it over your neck, then twist it and loop again. Click here to see step by step instructions.

CUSTOM GIFT FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL

If you are interested in a custom scarf for a gift, you may contact me at:

Phone: (262) 853-5782

Email: naturallyinspiredartanddesign@gmail.com or click here.

Thank you so much for your support with my business and for being wonderful existing clients.

Warmly,

Adria Willenson

Naturally Inspired Art & Design

http://www.naturallyinspiredartanddesign.com/

Silk Scarves Available through Etsy.com
Handmade Silk Scarves – Ellipse ThemeThese silk scarves was designed and dyed using the serti-resist method.

Size: 35″x35″

Silk Fabric: Crepe de Chine with hand-rolled edges.

This wearable silk scarf is designed for the followng occasions:

  • Business
  • Casual
  • Formal

Care Instructions: The silk dyes are permanently set, so each scarf is hand-washable. Hand wash separately in cold water with mild soap. Hang on a towel rack to dry. When ironing, use the cooler silk setting.

Avoid steam option and iron this scarf while slightly damp.

Handmade in Wisconsin, USA.

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