HERE! Introducing Rachel's enews:
know that time is short for most people...and thanks
to Facebook, Iphones, Androids, Blackberries, and the
simple onslaught of Internet entertainment...time therefore
has become in high demand.
So let's get ON with it!
Dickson here...and welcome to the first installment
of many to come where I hope to provide useful (mixed
with fun of course) artsy related information that you
can use...as well as keep you in the know about my upcoming
art related projects.
free to send me your comments or tell me about topics
you'd like to see included in upcoming newsletters.
Since this issue is the introductory issue...I
will be simply laying groundwork for topics to come.
I hope you enjoy the ride!
Paintings Fresh from the Studio:
original mini-paintings, abstract on wood! If
you are an avid art collector OR if you've been an art
lover and have yet to start your personal collection,
these little minis are perfect! Seven inches
by seven inches? Five inches by five inches? We
all have space in our homes or office for a painting
to fit that size. Which is why I opted to paint
small. Affordable too!
get a closer look, simply click on any of the
in the News:
all know that most news is not very uplifting
or inspiring. Which is why I've decided to add a new
section to http://www.racheldickson.com
called "Art in the News."
just isn't covered enough in the mainstream media. Artists
are ALWAYS doing COOL stuff...and I think
it warrants public mention.
take some time to check this out...click
Know of artsy newsy stuff that I should include?
Let me know! Email me at rachel at racheldickson.com
an @ where the word "at" shows here...I've
had to list it this way so I don't get spammed to death
by those evil web bots)
that Rachel Recommends:.
LOVE to read! But yes, I know, not everyone does.
So if you don't give two rips around reading...skip
this section. Otherwise, read on!
something about the written word! Check 'em out.
a book you like? Tell me about it!
out Rachel's Art Store on Etsy:
you ever heard of Etsy.com? I hadn't until I purchased
some custom made jewelry from robandlean's
etsy shop on this AMAZING online marketplace! Self-proclaimed
as "the world's handmade marketplace" Etsy.com
is truly a marketplace chocked FULL of handmade original
goods! You'll find everything on Etsy.com from
paintings, to jewelry, to glass, to furniture, to everything
here to shop online at Rachel's Art Store on Etsy.
The Daily Blog:
years form now you will be more disappointed by
the things you didn't do than by the ones you did.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe
harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. EXPLORE.
quote is prominently displayed near my desk so I see
it OFTEN! I think I've sort of adopted it as
my personal credo...driving me to ask "Why
Not?"....rather than "Why?"
will find daily musings, adventure recaps, talk about
personal thought topics and much more at Rachel's
blog. Certainly the most comprehensive place
online that you'll find the goings-on with Rachel.
is very simple. No really, it is. Unless you
live in Ohio.
June of 2011 I moved to Ohio after living in Tennessee
for 19 years. I've been sporting the Tennessee
Arts Commission "Cat Plate" for close to 10
of those years.
"More than 70% of the money used to fund
the 800+ grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission last
year was from the sale of these specialty license plates."
AND for all those years that I've had the Tennessee
Plate, I strongly felt that this was SUCH a SIMPLE
way for me to show my support for the
you can IMAGINE my disappointment when I learned that
the State of Ohio has NO SUCH plate. Geez! Are
you KIDDING ME? If the State of Tennessee
can have not one, not TWO, but FOUR plates to choose
from that support the arts, can't Ohio have ONE?
you live in Tennessee, show your support for the
arts by purchasing one of these COOL art plates!
If you live in Ohio? Well, for now there is no
such plate. Live in another state? Contact your
State's DMV to learn if you too can support the arts
by sporting the art plate on your vehicle.
your comments to:
rachel at racheldickson.com
is Right Around the Corner
Give the Gift of ART:
all know there are many special
dates, holidays, occasions and
reasons to give gifts. And Graduation
is right around the corner. But
how many times have we received
a gift that felt empty or simply
why give a gift that implies
obligatory? Make it special...give
School and College Graduation
that young person you know is celebrating the beginning
of a new era in their life...why not give them something
that they will cherish for the rest of their life? Give
here to select your graduating senior's art gift.
that I LIKE!:
You might be surprised to know that the artist, Dhanat
Plewtianyingthawee, is only a little boy of about 9 years old with his
special talent in art. He paints over two thousand remarkable big and
small abstracts and already had his first solo art exhibition in Bangkok
in April 2006 when he was three and a half years old. Dhanat is 9
years old now and lives in Thailand.
discovered his work sort of accidentally, but as an
abstract artist myself...I love looking at other abstract
art. While surfing around the web I stumbled up
artwork by Dhanat. I think his work is pretty dang
it out for yourself. And notice that the International
shipping is only $9.00 so very affordable to own one
of his paintings.
here to view Dhanat's artwork online.
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think that it's safe to assume you are a Facebook user.
Goodness knows most of us have burned the candle for
hours scouring our friend and family's pages there,
responding to posts and such.
"like" Rachel's page and you might
just be the one to receive a FREE SHIPPING coupon
to use towards your next purchase of her paintings!
that seems to be about it for now...hope it was informative
and fun for you!
I look forward to hearing from you as to your comments
note here...that one of my goals in publishing this
enewsletter is simply to inspire you to become your
best self! I fall prey to life's distractions
and have to work at letting my own creativity flow.
"Man plans, God laughs!" I often find plans are the key to success, and failure. Think about this: your plan is getting in the way of your success and happiness!
Too often people’s plans block inspiration, flexibility, receptivity,
lateral thinking, eureka and other great things. Take time today to
give up your plan for something even more divine, beautiful and wise."
said this...and I have to concur!
Comments? Snide Remarks?
email rachel at racheldickson.com