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Priscilla made this first.

Priscilla took our brilliant idea of creating art that we could then print and then hand paint and embellish to a whole new level with “Windswept” What a great little painting, and wonderful concept.

8.5x11 inch completed print. Version A.

Priscilla spent at least two hours creating this wonderful hand detailed “print”  The one of a kind umbrella is painted directly on version A.  The dress is embellished with silver metallic ink and extreme glitter, and there are various other details she has made.  I just have to show you the other versions.  “Windswept” is definitely one of my favorites.

Version D with pink and blue pearl stripes! What a great umbrella!!

Fabulous umbrella, hand painted with pearl paint, acrylic and little gems applied by hand. The little gems are a fabulous touch in the middle of the flower design on the umbrella.

I love the relief paint ribs on the umbrella, and the little "pearls" and pink peal paint. Bravo Priscilla!!

I love the polka dots. Painted with pearl paint.

Now, let me explain something here. These “versions” are the actual picture a person would receive if they bought the  print. They are one of a kind, and well, if someone bought, say version E. It would be gone. Priscilla might choose to paint another one, but it wouldn’t be exactly the same. She would follow the basic idea of the piece.  If someone wanted to buy 10 version E’s, they could. But each version would be based on version E, and hand painted by Priscilla. That means she would print out ten copies of the one that has no design in the umbrella, and she would then hand paint each umbrella, each dress would be embellished, etc. The same thing goes for the greeting cards. Here are some of the versions of those. (I just discovered if you click on the thumb nail image  it gets big, so you can really see it well!)

5x7 inch greeting card version A

5x7 inch greeting card Version B

5x7 inch greeting card, version C

5x7 inch version D

5x7 inch version F.

As with the larger works, we do exactly the same thing with 5×7 inch cards.  In this case, Priscilla has painted each and every umbrella from being a blank umbrella to being these wonderful little works of art you see here.  So if someone wanted to buy ten version F’s they would get ten cards, that Priscilla has hand painted, based on her version F design. Exchange in abundance, my friends! If you read this blog entry and want to order these fabulous “Windswept” greeting cards, or prints, they are all in our on-line store. We are in the start-up phase, and need all the support we can get! (Also, we do that for any multiple orders of any or our hand made greeting cards or hand-detailed prints. )


8.5x11 inch hand painted, cross between a print and an original painting by Kathy Poitras, on watercolor paper

The inspiration was a combination of seeing my niece Julia, and her hubby. They had just recently arrived after living in Florida for years.  They are so in love and inspiring,  Julia’s mother also got me a book for my birthday. An Art Nouveau book.  She noticed me gravitate towards it when we were out shopping for Julia’s baby shower.  The combination of these two things got me in the above mood.  As with all of our prints on watercolor paper, I painted “Stardust”  with the idea that all the reproductions would have added paint and details.  On this print, I used extreme glitter paint. It dries hard and really catches the light. I also used fingernail sequins to trim her dress, and molding paste with black paint added to make the button on her shoe and the black accent on her heel and toe. Also the button in the middle of the flower on her shoe. I glued the blue gems to the top and back of her dress, and in the middle of the flower in her hair is a flower shaped gem thingy I found at the dollar store.  It’s sort of “scrap booking meets art”

These are a joy to make!

I also took the same care and attention to the 5×7 inch greeting cards I made of this image.

5x7 inch greeting card version A. Vretaed and hand painted by Kathy

Greeting card B, hand painted and detailed by the artist.

5x7 inch greeting card version C. Hand painted and detailed by the artist.

Birds. 8.5×11 inches, acrylic on watercolor paper. Artist, Priscilla Ilasi. We are all about creating  real art for people of all walks of life at affordable prices.  Not only are we both talented artists, it’s our concept and process that is so unique. In fact it is so unique that we are finding that people don’t really get it right away. (I think it’s too good to be true, but it is true)  So I thought I would create a blog about each piece.

What really goes into each piece really makes each print, each card, an affordable work of art.  We tried to take into consideration that people need and want some real beauty and art in their lives, but not everyone can afford the original paintings.  So we came up with a delightful concept.  It is the concept of an originalprint. I don’t really know what to call it, because it is part print and part original. Our hand-made cards and hand detailed prints both fall under this category.  What has evolved is each one has taken on it’s own unique identity, with our love and precision not only in the original creation, but then continuing on into each and every print and hand made card of that original creation. This is done by the artist herself, not by anyone else.  All created in our own little in home studio.

Birds: Version A. 81/2x11 inch print on watercolor paper. Hand painted flowers and swirls. hand applied gems, and feathers in acrylic, metallic ink and glitter.

Birds: Version B. 81/2x11 inch print on watercolor paper. hand painted leaves and vines, feathers done in acrylic, metallics and glitter. One of a kind.

"Birds" version C. 81/2x11 inch print on watercolor paper.Hand painted leaves with gold ink, and feathers are a combination of acrylic, metallic ink and glitter.

As well as prints, we create special one of a kind greeting cards using the same process.

5x7 inch one of a kind greeting card version A (hand detailed by Priscilla)


5x7 inch one of a kind greeting card version B (hand detailed by Priscilla)

5x7 inch one of a kind greeting card version C5x7 inch, one of a kind greeting card version D