Sunday, November 29, 2009

What do you do when no one else is around?

I'm so happy to bring you today's featured artist. He resides in the Pacific Northwest and has been painting for well over 13 years. Many of his renditions grace my home. One of his newer vignettes have really touched the hearts of many including myself. Well....that could also be because he's my husband, Paul. Here is how he came to create this festive collection....

When no one’s around . . .

The “When No One’s Around” series of prints is a whimsical view into the world of snowmen, snowwomen and snowfamilies when no one’s around to see. Each scene portrays those everyday life situations, human emotions, family values and even an occasional political statement presented humorously through snowmen characters. Children relate to the cartoon-like snowmen while adults may see the reflection of their own values, emotions and family members.

The original artwork was created with an acrylic underpainting that glows through the overlayed pastel details on the surface.

Snow Couple's Night Out

This couple is about to hit the town in their newly gifted ensembles.

Snowmen Global Warming

If you look closely... the signs they're posting read...Stop Global Warming.

Snowmen Sledding

A family frolics in the first snowfall. I love that the little sledder has guiding hands to greet him.

Snowmen Swimming

Inflatable toy, goggles and snorkel, is all you need for the perfect winters dip in the pool.

Snowmen Soccer

Let the games begin....
Paul actually sat in on a soccer game to capture all the details that occur on the field. Including referees and Dad with camcorder filming his kid in action.

Snowmen Skiing

Hitting the soft powder to enjoy a ride down the slopes. Something tells me they'll be skipping the hot chocolate in front of the lodge fireplace.

Snowmen Santa Claus

Every child has a wish list for Santa.

Snowmen Golfing

"Tees the Season" for a few rounds of golf.

Snowmen Fishing

Fly Fishing was a request by a special customer who has a passion for the sport.
She has over a dozen of Paul's prints. He wanted to show his appreciation by painting this picture...she was elated!

Snowmen Christmas Presents

This sweet snow fellow thinks his Christmas will be spent alone...unbeknownst to him his friends are waiting to surprise him.

All prints with frames are listed in my boutique Sara's Suprise Sucre Due to the holiday season supplies are limited, so hurry on over to shop. Not pictured, but included is **SNOWMEN PLAYING FOOTBALL** Convo me with any questions.

Stocking Stuffers

ALL glosses are at blowout prices.

Lollipop Flavored Lip Gloss

Creamsicle Flavored Lip Gloss/Key Chain

Ice Cream Cone Flavored Lip Gloss/ Pens


Going Green in style!


The Designer Eco-Tote features collapsible, wipe-able compartments. Giving versatility for grocery's, traveling, craft projects and can be recycled again.

I've also marked down the *Girlfriends Stylish Eco Tote* and shipping.

I will also be Giving away 5 Girlfriend totes to 5 winners, just leave a comment if you want to be included in the

Giving away drawing.


Kathy said...

Hello Sara, thank you so much for your sweet comment and welcome back note. it's good to be back, I have a lot of catching up to do lol. Your hubby is so talented, I love all the snowpeople, all the details are so cute. I sent you an email. happy holidays, Kathy.

Michelle said...

Oh I love these adorable prints, Sara!! And the artist is from my neck of the woods! Oh and those lip glosses..ohmigosh, I need to order some! I was going to say for my niece..but I want some for myself too! :) Okay maybe for just me. I get more excited about things like this more than her. LOL!

Florence said...

That art work is incredible, were you at Prairie High School this last Saturday? I tried looking for you as I thought you might have been there. Florence

Lori said...

the snowman prints are the sweetest things!!! i wish i had some girly stockings to stuff, you found some really cute things!!!

Justine said...

Well sure I want to be included in the tote drawing!

I had NO CLUE Paul was an artist! Why haven't you told me that? His paintings are frickin' amazing!!!

Justine :o )

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Those are so cute--the golf one especially. I had no idea you made lip glosses!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Those snowman family pictures are really cute, I've never seen those before!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Those are just beautiful! Your husband is definitely a family man!
I especiall like the one with him putting a jacket around her shoulders...
Amazing! How fortunate you are to have such talent right in your home..and of course, the same goes for him. :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sara, I don't know what is going on with Blogger. Just tried to leave you a message, and it appears it didn't go through. Just wanted to let you know that I love your husband's work. He is SO talented, and these are adorable. He is in some mighty good company because you are a mighty talented person, too!


Sheila :-)

Sally said...

So cute. Happy Blue Monday.

wendy said...

What really really neat snowmen pictures your husband (the artist) does!!
and those lip glosses -----so dang cute

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for dropping by Sara!
The snowmen prints are adorable!! I love the cute packaging for the lip glosses! Do you make those yourself?
I made some lipgloss last week using my beeswax. It was fun but don't think I used enough essential oil.


Anonymous said...

Sara I hope it is ok with you that I posted your giveaway on my blog- hope alot of friends will come over and visit you!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Love it all!
Can say the tote is awesome as i have one i love!!!!!...yes from you!
The snowmen pics are beautiful

Lori said...

Hi Sara
The snow people are absolutely adorable! My entire family room is snowmen! I'll have to remember those prints when I do a little shopping for myself!!!! Take care,Lori

Erica said...

Thank you so much for your kind comments on my Blog and I hope that your husband enjoys that 'Bean Salad'.

I love those prints they are so incredible and inviting with a soft touch like feeling.
Thanks you for posting those prints.

Tanza said...

hi Sara,
A PINK Christmas tree with sweet yummy's sounds PERFECT !! Can't wait tio see it !! You have the sweetest snowmen here, they are adorable .. and soo fun .. hoping all is well with you as we gear down now for the BIG day !! Take care sweet friend ~
hugs ~tea~xo

The Blonde Duck said...

I really love these! They're so pretty! They made my day!

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

Sara, Hi, I'm so glad that you came to visit and left a sweet comment. And I'm excited you joined my followers. I'm having a drawing this Friday with the names of my followers. So now your in it.
I visit my followers at lest twice a week, so I'll keep up with what your doing.

I absolutely love your husbands paintings. I have a son and daughter-in-law that I don't know what to get them for christmas. I started a snowman tree for them when they got married and it's grown and grown. They both ski and snow mobile all winter. I'm going to check in with your store and see if the snowmen skiers is avalable.


Jennifer Juniper said...

My goodness! There is so much talent in your family! The snowman paintings have such depth and humor and the glosses are cute as can be :)

I'm so happy to have found you. I'll be back to check in :)

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Those prints are just gorgeous. And the lip gloss is so cute and just looks yummy. You can hardly make fun of a kid who eats that lipstick. Thanks for visiting my blog and all of your kind comments. :)

Queenie Jeannie said...

Oh my!! Such sweet treats - love 'em all!!!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

My hubby would love those golfing snowmen. Adorable pictures!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love the tale of your boys getting "snowed on!"

The Bloom Girls said...

Hi Sara!

Thanks for stopping by our blog last week! I have been out of town on a little mini vacation and have to catch up on my posting! Nola has been knee deep in a work project and has basically had her hair on fire! We need to get back to the posting!! I wanted to let you know that I sent you an e-mail a few weeks ago to find out if you are in the Atlanta area. Did you get it?

The Bloom Girls

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Sara,
The snowmen and women art are so sweet! I too love the little snow person in the sled, so cute.

And lip gloss, something no woman should ever be without. How do I manage to lose so many when it's such a necessity to moi?

I want to thank you for your heartfelt wishes about my step-dad, I carry them with me in my heart. It means much to me, thank you!

Lori E said...

F A B U L O U S absolutely fabulous.

Kathy said...

Hi Sara, I just wanted to let you know that I received my paintings and they are beyond gorgeous, my friend is a snowmen nut and she is going to love her xmas gift, thank you so much, they arrived so quickly :-). hugs, Kathy.

parasols and maryjanes said...

Thank you so much for visiting our blog and your kind words. These prints are adorable- How lucky to have such a talented artist in the family. I love that black and red tote- have to remember that one. I will happily come back to visit.

Chari said...

Hi Sara...

Ohhh my...I just adore all of your husband's snow people paintings!!! Now aren't you the lucky girl...having this talented honey and his beautiful paintings displayed in your home!!! I just love them all but I think my favorite is the Santa snowman...absolutely adorable!!! Thank you so much for sharing your honey's work with us today...what a sweet treat!!!

My friend, I just can't tell you much I am enjoying my fabulous apothecary beverage jar! A couple of days ago, I filled it up with pretty, sparkly, gold ornaments!'s gorgeous!!! I'm hoping to get some good photos of it so I can post about it on my blog! Thank you again, Sweetie!!! I am loving my gift!!!

Warmest wishes and Christmas Blessings to you and your family...
Love ya,
Chari @Happy To Design

parasols and maryjanes said...

Thank you for your lovely visit to our blog. I'm visiting yours for the first time also, and it's a treat for the eyes (and the tummy with those mini pumpkins). So much to enjoy here!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love the Snowmen going out for a night! So cute.

Ginger said...

Sara, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and saying hi and leaving such sweet comments. Your blog is wonderful and I really enjoyed the Snowman paintings. Your husband is very talented. Making you a fave on my computer too. Wonderful posts.

glitter and roses

Kathleen Grace said...

Hi Sara, glad to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. Your husbands paintings are just wonderful and the lip glosses are so cute! I need to run over toyour shop and take a look around:>)

twinkleshabbystar said...

Sara, those prints and illustrations are just adorable! Im squeeling over the yummy lip glosses. SO FUN!!! Thank you soo much for your super sweet comment on my blog. I really appreciate your input on the cookies. ;) Happy Holidays!! XO,Jenn

Nobody Puts Mama In A corner! said...

Hi Sara! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet note! I just love the sweet snowman paintings! I think my favorite is the Santa Snowman with the snowbabies coming to sit on his lap! Too adorable! I think I will feature it in my post today! Merry Merry Christmas!
Mama Holli

Chari said...

Hi Sara...

I just wanted to stop by to let you know that I just posted about my fabulous apothercary beverage jar that you gave me! Thought you might enjoy seeing what I've done with it for Christmas!!! Girl, I am really enjoying this gift...thank you, again!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Chrissy said...

Morning Sara!!! just off to work but wanted to pop in quickly and say thanks so much for your nice note,I will be back to poke around your blog on the weekend!! Thanks again,all the best,Chrissy

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Sara! Just want to stop by and thank you for following my blog. I loved these snowmen painting, so adorable. The artist is very talented! You have so many lovely things in your boutique, I'll have to check it out. I would like to follow along but cannot seem to find the follow buttin - I'll keep looking!
Have a fabulous weekend!

Melissa Miller said...

Oh Sara you have me worried about your poor kitty and her limp. I do hope and pray she is okay. Will you let me know how it goes at the vet? I would appreciate it.

Chestnut says meow to you and that he is over his photo shoot now. He!

Many Christmas blessings to you,
~Warmly, ~Melissa :)

Lady Katherine said...

I just adore the paintings! He is very creative with the snow people! My husband came to look and loved them too, and the cameras. I love the lollipops and the ice cream cones. How I wish I could go out and be on the hunt for some glass red and white lollipops. I have fell in love with some I seen on some blogs. Thank you so much for coming by and checking on me. Your so sweet to do it. I went to Doc today, but he says It will probably be six more months until I well on the insides. OH! No! Well I still feel the pain, lol so I guess he right. Some thing are going wrong, but we see come summer what up next. Now I just need a little Christmas Spirit and and tree up. lol Makes my day to see you comment. Katherine

Debbie said...

I love those prints! I've also been missing seeing you around:)

The Vintage Kitten said...

Have a lovely Christmas Sara! Lots of Love TVK

Gabrielle Eden said...

Sara - your husband's stuff is fantastic!!!! I love it!

You are so sweet! I love you too!