Art + Design to define YOU...and creative gifts too!

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My wish is that my work inspires you heart to smile ~ Darla

Monday, November 29, 2010

Creative Stocking ideas

Some Creative Stationery for
your stockings!
Stationery card sets of 4

"McHaley's Garden" Note card set of 4 assorted $4.95
Set of 8 assorted cards $7.95

Stationery Card set of 8
"Courage" Note card set of 4 assorted $4.95
Set of 8 assorted $7.95
Stationery Card Gift set w/pen

Mon Petite Amie Girlfriend Stationery Gift Set of 4 cards/pen $7.95 

Notepad sets

Boho Notepad (50 sheets) with pen set $7.95
Art Cards

"Be True" Art Card fits a standard 5 x 7 frame!  $4.95 each

Hurry while supplies last!
(Supplies are limited) 

Stock up on creative stocking stuffers, Teacher gifts, hostess gifts and more. 
Email us today to place your order at
We accept Visa and Master Card.  Shipping throughout the USA, or local pick up available.
Feel free to contact the studio at for available stock.  

Happy shopping!  

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Holiday party isn't over...just beginning!

So my annual Holiday Studio Party was over the weekend...sigh.

  Such sweat and time energy goes into preparing for these events.  It is a little crazy beforehand, but so worth it!  The gallery was hung with all our new collections.  The studio filled with friends, clients and guests. 
Seasonal yummy treats, beverages and holiday music set the tone nicely.  

My fabulous clients!

View from the new gallery!

Couldn't come, no worries!  The studio is open by appointment and on Saturdays
from 9:00-1:00pm now through December 18th. 
Contact us for details and times.   

New Courage Collection, perfect inspirational gifts for any of life's challenges

Admirers of new Jewelry Art samples.  

So now I am happily working on holiday orders.  Since I have shifted my focus from hand painted ceramics to mixed medium, paintings and creative gifts I can extend my holiday order dates.  Yippee! 

New "Wisdom" Collection original mixed medium available in Canvas, Art Panels, Prints and Stationery

Ever popular...Our "Wine about It" Collection is sure to be on your seasonal gift giving list!
Wine stationery makes great hostess gifts! 

 The studio is filled with creative gifts for all your seasonal gift giving.  Many ready to go in adorable packaging too!  The Mistletoe Market area has great deals on remaining ceramics, gift items, ornaments and stationery too.  Stock up while supplies last!

New "Mon petite amie" Girlfriend Collection, great creative gifts for all the girls in your life!

New "Bohemian Spirit" Collection of fresh art.  Great for the happy inspirations for
your youthful side.  Personalization available 
Named after my daughter, McHaley's Garden collection is fresh, fun and just happy.  Like her!

Contact the studio for your seasonal, personalized and custom gifts today!
513.777.ARTS (2787) or

I am so THANKFUL to be able to share my passion... 
Creating art and creative gifts to define you is what we do! 

Happy Turkey day everyone!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Preparing for the Holiday's, Open Studio

Amazing how it seems that it is Halloween then it jumps to the holidays? 
I feel like we just hit the fast forward button and it is here!  Since that never changes, I am hustling to prepare for my Holiday Open House this weekend.  

You are invited!
Contact studio for details and directions at 513. 777.2787

Our Mistletoe Market will be open for all your holiday gift giving!  Hurry while supplies last! 

So come and join me for some holiday cheer, shopping and see our new introductions too!

I am too excited to show you are 
NEW Jewelry Art Collection!

As always, thank you for choosing us for your creative gift needs!  


P.S. ~ Remember we ship anywhere in the USA!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

My 11 year old masterpiece

My baby, McHaley turned 11 years old the other day. 

Hard to imagine that she came into the world premature and only weighing 4 pounds.
Now she is beautiful, almost as tall as I and an amazing person. 

Our little princess
Oh and did I mention her heart? Okay, I will stop bragging.

She is a joy and I cherish every second we spend cuddling or playing pretend beauty day.

Created for my Mother's day gift to myself
Happy Birthday to my youngest "Masterpiece".  You know how much I love you.


Monday, November 1, 2010

What a Spooktackular weekend!

Happy Post-Halloween!

I hope yours was "boo-tifull". It was most a perfect weekend here in Ohio.  
Crisp and clear days filled with an abundance of treats   

 The weekend began Friday downtown with my dear friend Pattie. 
 We sat up our show for "Final Friday" in her studio at the Pendleton Art Center. 

After delivering our "Pimp out your Pumpkin" for their contest we headed to the Art Museum for some creative girlfriend time. 
Shared a delightful lunch and toured the Thomas Gainsborough and the Modern Woman Until 01/02/11Rouchenburg
AND the Wedded Perfection: Two Centuries of Wedding Gowns Until 01/30/11 exhibits. 
Both truly amazing exhibits and a blissful way to "research".   

Some of the creative pumpkin's we saw...

Title: "Thanks, Mr. C".  Tom Bosley, Happy Days TV dad passed on October 19, 2010
after battling lung.  Pearl is the color for Lung Cancer.  Ironic that my dad is living with the same disease. 
I dedicate this pumpkin in honor of his courage.   

Patties Pumpkin theme "the volcano eruption in Iceland". 
Ah to be stranded in Paris...
The Reds new mascots

How Pumpkin pie is made...hilarious!

Tricker treaters eager to receive their goodies

Pieces with Pattie's beautiful sculpture 

Hanging of Wine Collection as a guest artist in Pattie Byron Studio's

  I want to thank Pattie for allowing me to be a guest artist in her studio.  If you are looking for amazing sculpture for yourself or as a gift I highly recommend her pieces! 

For more information go to

I hope your Halloween was warm and wonderful!

~ Darla