Friday, August 26, 2011

What happened to Carrie Joy Art on FB?

Hello everyone.  I have been getting so many messages over the last couple of days asking about where I went on FB, so I thought I would post here on my blog.  I temporarily deactivated my Facebook account.  With a blog, a website, etsy, artfire, fine art america, zazzle and two email accounts and 1200 facebook friends I was getting too distracted. (For instance, I have 3,000 emails to sort through) I needed to cut back and get quiet so I could tend to my other sites, put some things in order on my computer and in my home and hopefully get to create more.  Yesterday, I was able to pack up four paintings for shipping.  I also finally got some more paintings together to send to The Stagecoach Gallery in South Dakota.

I so appreciate all the messages and once I get back to center, I will be back and everyone that is my friend on fb will automatically be my friend again.  Hopefully, I will be back with some fresh new art.  In the meantime, prints are still available and I am still open for commissions.  I can always be contacted at



Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Call

Spring Rise

Cold winds are broken, bees song in flight,
swollen with pollen, engorged with sunlight;
New buds that welcome, warmth formed anew
dawn-lights first token, soft mellow dew;

The ice that enfolds, a life's hidden embers
melts all around, a heart that remembers;
The seasons roll round, on Loves subtle rainbow,
shoots spring from ground, whilst winter is laid low;

On cool crisp clear mornings, we push and move fast,
on hue speckled dawning's, we grow from the past;
If in our days, we trace birds sweet song,
natures new ways, sure to turn all along;

The winds that blew icy, from climbs that were colder,
signal times constant dance, in the rounds one loop older.
Cherish this gift, life's love freely given,
for your heart springs anew, with a soul freshly risen;

For this cycle that wheels, with and without us,
subtly feels, all the lovers and doubters.
With natures fresh kiss, a breathe, softly spoken,
close your eyes and you'll miss, dark nights spell thats broken;

Arise and renew, walk in fields lush with clover,
be as one sky thats blue, for deaths storm now is over;
So when in the dusk, we recount loves first sunlight,
rest assured that with hope, we may sleep safe the long night.

RMP (1997)

Poetry by Richard Michael Parker, Richard kindly gave me permission to use his beautiful words in conjunction with this painting.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I now have professional prints available in my Etsy shop.

I now have professional prints available in my Etsy shop.  I have been trying to find a way to offer prints that are affordable and easy to buy.  Well found a great printing company that will ship the print directly to you.  I will be adding more images to my Etsy shop over the next few weeks.  For only $15 9 x 12 prints are now available.  Click here to visit my Etsy shop.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Painting with my friends!

I am cleaning out and organizing the studio.  This was a project I worked on this week. .....When our dog Finnbar was a puppy, he dug, bit and chewed until he made himself a perfect doorway in the lattice work of the deck; providing himself with a doorway which allowed him a wonderful romp around the neighborhood with Jay and I chasing in our flip flops thrown on over socks. This lattice was left over from the repairs so I made an art board out of it. I like to change out different pictures and this works perfectly. I also added some wine corks so I can use those for thumb tacks. My absolutely MOST favorite part of this board is that I am able to stick all the little cards and inserts that I have gotten from my art friends from giveaways, purchases and gifts. I love being surrounded by their love, talent and support. Terra Sheridan, Janine Parr Heifetz, Charlotte Foley Phillips, Deb D'Onofrio and Lulu Mypinkturtle are all up there on that board! (If I forgot someone I'll add it later!)

Oh and that card on the top right was given to me by Janine but the artist is Sandy Mastroni and I think she is on Etsy.