Wednesday, February 8, 2023

2023 Snowman #3


$155. (unframed) 4X6” mini original watercolor

Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 8x10 - $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 2/10 the price goes to $250.

I thought I was finished with snowmen until Lititz had snow...BUT, I received this really cute photo that I had to paint!  Thank You Patty!

Linda and Abbey spent the afternoon at Hershey Spa.  Rashetta and I enjoyed takeout from Five Guys!
It was a good day.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

2023 Window #1

 
$155. (unframed) 4x6” mini original watercolor

Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 8x10 - $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 2/9 the price goes to $250.

I love painting windows, especially a dark room with light flooding in.

Both Abbey and Rashetta have been home all this week, its wonderful having the girls around.


Monday, February 6, 2023

2023 Flower #1

 
SOLD!  $155. (unframed) 4X6” mini original watercolor

Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 8x10 - $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 2/8 the price goes to $250.

I am continuing with a Valentine flower thought...

Health Update: I am thrilled to report I am feeling OK.  I had one day of fatigue and brain fog and that's it.  I rode outside 1x and inside on rollers 2x and took a 1.5 mile walk.  I am doing my exercises, eating small meals often, drinking my 64oz of water and gargling with awful stuff 4x a day.  I am also using plastic (silver) ware to eat with, someone told me it helps with the metallic taste.  So maybe I am heading off some issues but feeling very grateful. 

I want to give a HUGE thank you to all the food and gifts pouring in.  With some extra duties falling on Linda it is nice she has not had to cook.  Our fridge looks like a smorgasbord and I am grazing my way through it!  Nothing is going to waste.  So THANK YOU all.  I have also received some treasured gifts.


This BEAUTIFUL hand painted box is from Sarah Gilligan.


A hand made copper tree from Joel Hutchinson.
His work is in Lititz Purple Robin.


A jar of uplifting sayings from Tracee & Ruth.

Plus books, blankets, another port shirt and some wild dinosaur socks!
I am so blessed, THANK YOU all.


Sunday, February 5, 2023

The PERFECT Valentine's Day gift...

Think outside the bunch...
Give your loved one (or yourself!!) ANDY SMITH FLOWERS for VALENTINE'S DAY!

Original Watercolor...One of a kind...a gift that lasts forever

PINK LOTUS BLOSSOM   $500.   framed 18x14


SOLD!   SUNBATHING      $650.        framed 14x14

OR... a signed/numbered print:


FULL BLOOM       $115.          Framed 21x17
unframed, print only $45.

If you are interested...send an email.
Free Valentine giftwrapping and UPS shipping at cost.

Thursday, February 2, 2023

2023 Snowman #2


SOLD! $155. (unframed) 5x5” mini original watercolor

Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 9x9 - $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 2/5 the price goes to $250.

Thank you to Ryan for the snowman photo, I love the story behind it...
His cousin in Iowa built it the other week. Sent it to him as they are rivals in college football!

This is my last snowman until there is more snow!

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

2023 Snowman #1

 
SOLD!  $155. (unframed) 4x6” mini original watercolor

Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 8x10 - $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 2/4 the price goes to $250.

This snowman is from our snowstorm  January 1/25.  Thank you to the Flowers family for the use of their snowman, the kids did a great job considering there was not that much snow!  I love that everything is a little off center.   I did change the background!

Health Update:  Wednesday was my IV disconnect day.  I am currently free of tubes! I have the OK to ride my bike as long as I am not around people!  I am so incredibly blessed, so far I have had no side effects other than a little tired but I take a short nap!  Your hundreds of prayers are working...keep it up.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

2023 Bird #15


SOLD!   $155. (unframed) 5x5” mini original watercolor

Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 8x10 - $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 2/3 the price goes to $275.

A beautiful bluebird is my last bird of the season.


These two birds were commissioned and are SOLD!





Health Update: I had a good night, slept well and a good day. I have been eating small amounts all day and drinking my 64oz of water. So far the worse thing is the mouth rinse I need to use (Seriously, baking soda and salt in 8 oz of water)  tastes awful, it better keep the mouth ulcers away!!    Its 6PM on Tuesday and so far I have had NO side effects.  My anti-nausea med in my IV is out of my system late tonight so things may change.  But I am ready for whatever comes my way.  Wednesday at 11am my IV is disconnected.   I am free until the 13th when I start all over.   I am allowed visitors however masks are required.  This is also the perfect time to say THANK YOU for all the meals and soups that are showing up.  Nothing is going to waste and it is giving Linda a cooking break.  It is nice to open the fridge to a variety of snacks and meals!  I am feeling the LOVE!

Monday, January 30, 2023

2023 Bird #14


SOLD!  $155. (unframed) 6x4” mini original watercolor

Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 8x10 - $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 2/2 the price goes to $275.

This is my last cardinal!  My plan is one more bird and that finished out a month of birds.


Health Update:

Here I am getting my 1st Chemotherapy treatment.  Sporting a new hat to keep my head warm.  A new "blankie" which is becoming my new best friend and a new "port" shirt, who knew these existed!  I then came home with a bag of more IV meds hooked to my port.  Sleeping should be interesting.  So far no issues.  I got home and painted an hour and then took a nap.  Waiting to see what my side effects will be is harder then everything so far.

Sunday, January 29, 2023

2023 Bird #13

SOLD!  $155. (unframed) 4x6” mini original watercolor

Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 8x10 - $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 2/1 the price goes to $275.

I am starting the week off with a male cardinal.

In the Studio:  I am sad to report that I needed to back out of the Lititz Fire and Ice Show held in February.  It is unwise for me to be in an enclosed space with lots of people.  I plan to continue to paint as I feel up to it, I was told I can bring my paints to my chemotherapy infusion days.   Since I am not out at shows, remember you can still follow this blog for painting updates and make purchases on my website!  I am thanking you for your continued support!!

FYI:  The big January Blow Out Deal is almost over.  Scroll down to January 3 to see the 4 featured prints that are only $20 unframed or $90 framed.  Send an email with your order.

Health Update:  So much has happened since my health announcement on the 16th.  I have been blessed to be moved into the system at lightening speed.  In only 14 days I have met with my oncologist, a radiologist, and a surgeon, had bloodwork, had my chemotherapy education meeting, and  had mediport surgery. I now have a clear diagnosis.  Stage 3 Rectal Cancer.  I have a plan!  I am going to the  Ann B Barshinger Cancer Institute, which is a fantastic place to be, I am impressed how kind and professional everyone is.  Monday the 30th at 9:30am I have a wicked cocktail of meds (chemotherapy) into my port for 5 hours.  I also go home with more in a pump.  Wednesday I am disconnected!  Hopefully by Friday I will feel human again.  Then I get a week off and start all over  for several months.  Next will be radiation and then surgery.  I have a long haul!  The result will be "CURED"!
What I need from you is prayers, that I handle the Chemotherapy (don't get tooooo sick)  and that the tumor shrinks and I finish cured.  Remember to be patient with any orders! 







Sunday, January 22, 2023

WOW...Back to Basics Original comes available

We have a wonderful client who has been collecting my Original paintings since 1987!  They have a house full!   Due to poor health they need to downsize their collection. They need to sell the Original "Back to Basics"

It is framed in walnut with a white and black mat.  In great shape!
Framed 20x23"  They paid $3000.00 and are asking only $1500.00
This is a STEAL...don't wait.  send me an email.


Wednesday, January 18, 2023

2023 Bird #12


SOLD!  $155. (unframed) 4x6” mini original watercolor
Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 8x10 - $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 1/20 the price goes to $275.

A Tufted Titmouse... it looks a little fluffier that usual, I wondered if the wind was blowing...

There will not be a blog the rest of this week.  Too many doctor appointments.  Possibly post on Sunday night. 
Please continue those prayers, I believe in the power!

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

2023 Bird #11

 
SOLD! $155. (unframed) 4x6” mini original watercolor
Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 8x10 - $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 1/19 the price goes to $275.

A Bluebird...  The symbol of a bluebird is the harbinger of happiness.
Going with HAPPINESS today!


THANK YOU for the huge outpouring of love and wishes and I am depending on the promises of adding me to your prayers.

Monday, January 16, 2023

Life gave me some Lemons...

 DEAR CLIENTS and FRIENDS,
I have just been recently diagnosed with colon cancer. Trust me, I was not expecting that news either!   I was having some digestive issues (but no pain) and a colonoscopy last week confirmed that there is a rectal tumor causing these issues.  Over the past whirlwind of a week, I've had additional diagnostic tests. Thankfully, we have a dear friend, a brilliant MD, who meets with us regularly to guide us through the massive amount of information that we're receiving. Thursday we will be meeting with a surgeon, and radiologist, and on the 23rd an oncologist.  After that I will have a good idea of the "Plan"

Meanwhile...I am still painting my "Painting A Day" as I have the time and these paintings will be offered for purchase on my Blog, on Facebook, and on Instagram as usual.  We also plan to run some "SPECIALS" for the purchase of existing inventory to make up for the times that I am not able to paint. STAY TUNED for these "SPECIALS".  Also I have cancelled (postponed!) my March classes.

We are sharing this information with the hopes that you'll be extra patient with us if your order is a little late or if our response time to you is not as quick as you are used to. 

On a positive note, you know I am generally healthy, very active (bike riding and exercising) and am hoping this helps me in the battle. AND I have a very strong Christian faith.  I am requesting some heavy duty prayers from each of you!  Thank you in advance for your PATIENCE, PRAYERS, CONCERNS, and KIND WISHES. I will do a blog update as I go along on this journey, updating you on my progress.


Sunday, January 15, 2023

2023 Bird #10


SOLD!   mini original watercolor   $275.

A Northern Mockingbird is the bird du jour.

In the Studio: 16 more days to order the print special I am running for the month. Scroll back to January 3rd to see the deal.

At Home: We packed in some "friend" time this weekend. Friday was subs from Lititz Pizza and Icecream from the new Leola Fox Meadows with Hildebrands. Saturday was breakfast at Idas Cafe with Woodruffs and Sunday was brunch at Rachels with Woodruffs and Linns. Overwhelming friend support which I will explain tomorrow.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

2023 Bird # 9

 
mini original watercolor   $250.

A Nuthatch on the birdfeeder.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

2023 Bird #8


 mini original watercolor   $275.

Today its a Chickadee.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

2023 Bird #7


SOLD! $155. (unframed) 6x4” mini original watercolor
Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 8x10 - $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 1/12 the price goes to $275.

Male Cardinals seem to be the most popular!

Monday, January 9, 2023

2023 Bird #6

 
SOLD!  $135. (unframed) 4x6” mini original watercolor
Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 8x10 - $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 1/11 the price goes to $250.

A bluebird...he was pulling stuffing from a ball to build a nest.

Sunday, January 8, 2023

2023 Bird #5


 mini original watercolor   $275.

I am thinking this is a house finch.

In the studio:  Linda has been getting orders ready from the January deal.  You have all January to order one of the 4 prints on special, scroll down to January 3rd to see the deal.  January and February are to be our "down time" but somehow its still busy!  You know what I am doing...painting birds!

At Home:   We attended two funerals this week.  Both a parent of friends.   I remember my Mom in her early 80's saying funerals had become her only social event...  that's frightening.  

Thursday, January 5, 2023

2023 Bird #4


mini original watercolor   $275.

Todays bird is a female downy woodpecker, doing what woodpeckers do!

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

2023 Bird #3


SOLD!  $155. (unframed) 4x6” mini original watercolor
Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 8x10 - $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 1/5 the price goes to $275.

Isn't he cute! A male bluebird getting water.

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

January Blowout DEAL

We want to lower some of our print inventory.
Linda picked 4 prints for our January blowout DEAL.
Print only $20!   YES,   $20 each   The regular price is $65
You can give a signed & numbered print as a gift for this price!

#1 Window Shopping   18x13" image       $20. print



#2  Alley Walkway  12x19" image    $20. print



#3  A Quiet Place    13x18"    $20. print



#4 Winter Surplus  13x18"   $20 print



We can frame them for you in an 18x24 frame $70 = $90 total (regular framed cost is $135)
This is a deal you do not want to pass up!  It will be available the month of January.  Just send an email with your order.   Shipping is available at cost.
Don't wait!

Back to my birds tomorrow.

Monday, January 2, 2023

2023 Bird #2


 mini original watercolor    $225.

A pretty female sitting on the snow eating seeds.

In the Studio: Linda is working on a January print special which will post tomorrow.  She is busy closing out the business year and applying to shows.  I am simply painting birds!

At Home: Our focus has shifted to getting work done on our 2nd floor apartment to get it ready to rent.

Sunday, January 1, 2023

2023 Bird #1


SOLD!  $155. (unframed) 4x6” mini original watercolor
Available to the 1st person to email
(framing 8x10 - $35 - shipping available at cost)
If unsold by 1/3 the price goes to $275.

I am starting my annual bird series with a male cardinal.
Sending a special thanks to my favorite bird photographer Leslie, you make painting these so easy!

2023... Wishing everyone a healthy and happy year.
I am starting the New Year by celebrating my 70th birthday today!   It does not seem possible that I have hit this milestone.  It is also the perfect time to say THANK YOU to everyone who has supported me and my work, allowing me to do what I love, paint.