Saturday, March 27, 2010

New Art Prints Available!!!

All that painting I've been doing in the wee hours of the night, well, here is the result, a new look for Laini's Ladies, which after five years in the marketplace I thought were ready for an overhaul (though the traditional LL line will remain). The basic idea is the same -- ladies with quotes -- but the look is quite different. They involve a lot more paint and actual hand-making and less digital. Fun! Here are four, and I'm not sure right now what direction they will go in as far as development into a manufactured line (that is under discussion), but I am making them available in MY NEW ETSY SHOP as 11x14 prints!

Here they are:
The quote reads: "I am so happy, I cannot be contained in the world. I have blossomed so much, I am the envy of gardens." - Rumi
Quote reads: "Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you." - Hafiz (And on her palm is the tiny greeting, "Hi!."


Obviously "happy" is a big theme for me right now. I can't help it. I'm all about the happy. I just love the word "happy." (Jim proposed it as a baby name, and though I did have a good friend in college named Happy Hawkes, and I do think it is an adorable name, I wasn't sold on it.)
Quote reads: "Those who never risk themselves never fully become themselves." - Alexandra Saperstein

Quote reads: Alis volat propriis -- She flies with her own wings." (which happens to be the Oregon state motto, how cool is that? I do love my state :-) Note, in the above image -- doh! -- the Latin is misspelled, but will quickly be remedied! Never fear.

So there they are, my recent late-night art experiments! If you're interested in having one (or more), they are up on MY NEW ETSY SHOP.

Cheers!

14 comments:

Commander Kip said...

Ooh, those are so cool! I'm loving the last one - all that purple maketh me happy.

Anonymous said...

These are all amazing and georgous but you already know that! I will be by to pick up my prints later today. Will the luxurious Alexandra Saperstein be signing prints with her quote? Because I'm willing to pay one thousand a pop for those. You are a gigantic wonderball of talent !!! (and I know you think this is Alexandra writing this but it's not. I'm Marshi Michaels of Jingyswinks, Michigan)

Riley said...

Wow! I love the new look and the quotes are fabulous!

Myrna Foster said...

I love the Bold Soul and Alexandra's quote; it's very true. But then, I've always loved Alexandra's comments on here.

Martha Brockenbrough said...

These are awesome, Laini!

Molly Hall said...

Gorgeous! I've always loved Laini's Ladies. I think I'm going to get some for my mom and sister for Mother's Day this year. Better get one for myself too! And I agree about you being a wonderball of talent! : )

Jennifer D said...

I currently have 3 Lanie's Ladies hanging above my computer, right here in front of me.They inspire me every day.
I love your new ideas and will head on over to your shop right now.

I have an ETSY shop too! You may want to check it out- www.pasqualirumpus.etsy.com,
I have some super cute baby things! ;-)

ChristyG said...

Oh my goodness, you are so multi-talented! I love the look of these - absolutely stunning - and the quotes you chose are fabulous. Will visit your Etsy shop now!

Chels said...

Beautiful. Just looking at them makes my art-senses tingle. You should do some step-by-step pics of your process sometime, I'd love to see it.

Jenn said...

These are beautiful, Laini! And congratulations on your new Etsy shop. I have an interview on my blog with writer Denise Vega about her workspace, and you might be interested to know that one of her favorite things in her workspace is a Laini's Lady! It's the one with a quote by James Michener.

Charlotte said...

Such lovely fun!

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