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Two weeks ago I went over to a friend’s house for “art day” which is when we forget about the chores for a while and just have fun creating some art and chatting. We don’t get to do that nearly enough. This particular day She was working on some custom painted mats for some small frames , and I decided, because time was short, to paint a flowering tree branch on a bookmark sized piece of paper. There was just barely enough time to finish before time to pick up kids from school, but I thought it would make a nice border for some stationary.
flowering tree branch by Dawna Morton
flowering tree branch by Dawna Morton
~see it framed

Watercolor painting of red flowers on a spring tree branch with a simple background of yellow sunlight with a delicate pink morning blush. This looks great framed with a cranberry red mat.

Archival inks and papers, canvas prints,custom framing available on imagekind Fine Art Prints from $10.44 and up. Prices subject to change.
flowering tree branchon RedBubble; cards starting at US $1.92, matted prints US$28.50, prices subject to change.
flowering tree branch on zazzle.com watercolor Posters and art starting at $9.95, prices subject to change

With some of the background removed this did in fact make a pretty stationery border. It looks great on a variety of paper colors.

In fact, they turned out so well that I put the design on a variety of cloth napkins too.
Then I got a little carried away and created over 50 colors of custom dish towels.
It even looks great paired with my “abstract in tie dye colors” design on a variety of products 🙂
Any of these would make an excellent gift for Mother’s Day, housewarming gifts, or a wedding present 😉
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Maple leave shine brilliantly golden in the autumn sun on a background of soft , shadowy, dark green forest beyond on these apparel items, mugs, and magnets.

Autumn Sun Rays #34 bag
Autumn Sun Rays #34 by dlmtleArt
Design a tote bag at Zazzle
Autumn Sun Rays #34 mug
Autumn Sun Rays #34 by dlmtleArt
Get your own mug on zazzle
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Several years ago, when we were returning from a family vacation, I snapped some photos of a beautiful sunset through the passenger window of our car. We were traveling along HWY 97 and HWY 26 from the Bend area to the vicinity of Portland, Oregon. What attracted me in this particular shot was the rhythmic patterns of the sprinklers in foreground. If memory serves correctly, the sprinklers were watering a crop of fragrant mint. As the many row of sprinklers each moved back and forth in unison, the sunset lights up layers of clouds above a beautiful view of a broad expanse of the cascade mountains. I think the tallest may be Broken Top, although I am not entirely sure.
I did end up editing this photo by removing some of the part closer to the car which were blurred because we were still in motion, as well as removing evidence of the car window from the shot and adjusting some of the lighting and colors. I have another version where I left the coloring closer to the original photo, which I will be posting later.
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Today I finally finished the drawing for a Christmas card design I  started on 3 Christmases ago.  Originally I was going to do what most greeting card companies suggest and cut paper and use that technique to keep the design simple. I even had some brown paper that was just the right color for the camels that I wanted on my card.  So after going to Wetcanvas.com and checked their free reference photo library to refresh my mind on what a camel REALLY looks like, I turned the computer off and got to work drawing some camels on my brown paper and cutting them out with an Exacto knife. The camels turned out really well and there was even one who looked particularly spunky and happy to be traveling to Bethlehem. doing the paper cut outs did help with the composition, because it was then just an easy matter of placing one overlapping the other instead of trying to figure out where one would end and the other begin while I was drawing them. By the time I had gotten the Christmas star as well as some other stars cut out, in addition to my camels, some wise men, the manger, and a concept sketch for Mary and Joseph cut out I decided what I really wanted to do was to PAINT the card rather than work with paper cut outs.  In retrospect I wish I had stayed with the original concept instead of changing in mid stream, because I would have been done a long time ago. It created a lot of extra work to have to trace the things I had already cut out onto another piece of paper.  Then I started a long and tedious process of  drawing on tracing paper  and then tracing what I had drawn onto some heavy duty art paper after having cut it and arranged it in the composition I wanted.  Another thing I wish I had done a little differently would be to make the original drawing larger than the card and then just use the computer to shrink it down. Of course that might just encourage me to add even more detail and make things even more complicated ;/

I love the composition in this card. What I was really going for was the “perfect” Christmas card–something that perfectly expressed my feelings and sentiments about the meaning of Christmas, rather than some of the shallower, albeit fun Christmas messages out there. So in the center of this design is a heart with the Christmas star centered above it and piercing downward into it. Then moving around clockwise like a Mandela three little stars seem to dance in with joy in the night sky with the desire to follow the three wise men to Bethlehem. The three wisemen and their camels curve around the heart , hugging it closely on their journey to see the newborn king. Even one of the camels cannot contain his joy has as with a merry face he saunters jauntily along. Beyond the caravan a shepherd kneels with his sheep in adoration of the Christ Child. The infant Jesus smiles in his sleep in the manger as Joseph lovingly supports a weary, but joyful, Mary on his shoulder.  Moving upward around the second half of the heart, the composition then moves through some of the important events of Christ’s life.  We see the sea of Galilee where the apostles on their ship watch in awe as Christ walks toward them on the water. Next we follow a path past the house where the bedridden man is let down through the roof so that Jesus can heal him. The road continues on towards the mount where the multitude listens to Him teaching the Beatitudes. Next is a portrayal Him pleading with his Father in the Garden of Gethsemane. Beyond the Cross the Resurrected Lord is met by Mary at the tomb.

Right now this is simply a line drawing, but by this time next year I plan on having a full color version available for sale. For now, this design is also available on a variety of other zazzle products. Within the next couple days it will also be available as a print and greeting card on both Imagekind and RedBubble. (*UPDATE* now on fineartamerica too)

Wrapped in the arms of His Love tie

 

The background color on this tie can be customized also.

Wrapped in the arms of His Love shirt

 

This is only one of a multitude of shirt styles, colors, and sizes available.

Wrapped in the arms of His Love bag

 

This would make a classy reusable Christmas Gift bag, or just use it as a festive tote.
Wrapped in the arms of His Love print
Wrapped in the arms of His Love by dlmtleArt
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Wrapped in the arms of His Love stamp
Wrapped in the arms of His Love by dlmtleArt
Design personalized stamps at zazzle

*NEW* BABY’S FIRST CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT:

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One of the projects completed last week was a series of products on zazzle which feature my photgraph,  Sunrise Over the Columbia River #4. The Columbia River shines radiantly in the sunrise as it flows tranquilly towards the pacific ocean bordered by dark silhouettes of evergreen trees standing like sentinels on the Oregon shore and mist shrouded mountains beyond in Washington.

Sunrise Over the Columbia River #4 stamp
This makes a great custom stamp showing off the splendor and beauty of the pacific northwest.
Sunrise Over the Columbia River #4 photocard
Just add your own picture and some personal text for a beautiful card to send to family and friends…
Sunrise Over the Columbia River #4 rackcard
Add your photo and text about your business services, great for a Realtor, tour guide, or other tourist services…
These custom shirts are available in many other sizes, colors, and styles.
This is a great blank note card, or add your own personal greeting…
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One of the projects I have been working on over the past week is to create a series of products on Zazzle using a picture I took a few months ago from one of our windows. Looking from Rainier, Oregon across the Columbia river towards Washington is a spectacular view of bright sunlight shining on a layer of dark, moody clouds above a layer of golden morning sky. Beyond the silhouettes of evergreens and small town buildings, the Columbia river shimmers with an amber glow of reflected sunrise as the far bank is obscured in a dark morning mist…

Sunrise over the Columbia River #1 stamp
These stamps are customizable and you can add your own text.
Sunrise over the Columbia River #1 by dlmtleArt
View more stamps available on zazzle.com
Sunrise over the Columbia River #1 photocard
Just add your own personal message for a new year’s card or another special occasion…
Sunrise over the Columbia River #1 mug
There are many options for this mug, but I particularly like how this photo looks on this stainless steel travel mug.
Sunrise over the Columbia River #1 tie
Sunrise over the Columbia River #1 by dlmtleArt
Create your own neck ties with zazzle.com
These are two of many shirt options available…
Sunrise over the Columbia River #1 card
This is a great blank card, or customize it for any occasion involving a new beginning…
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Last week I used my photo, Maternal Sunflower, to design more products for sale on zazzle.com

maternal sunflower invitation
This announcement or invitation could be used for a baby shower, to announce you are expecting a new baby,  as a birth announcement, or more… just add your own text and photos to the back side.
maternal sunflower photocard
This photo card is great for showing off pictures of your kids, family photos, or the new baby in your family.
just insert your own photo and customize the text.
maternal sunflower stationery
This stationery is lovely, with the maternal sunflower showing through the transparent writing area. Great for notes to your kids or grandchildren.
maternal sunflower magnet
Also completely customizable,  this magnet would be nice for an avid gardener.
maternal sunflower mug
I particularly like this frosty glass mug and how it lends an extra air of light and cheerfulness to my photo.
maternal sunflower tie
Nice  necktie for a gardening grandpa or dad…
maternal sunflower sticker
For that extra touch, use this sticker in combination with Maternal Sunflower stationery to seal the envelope…
maternal sunflower bumpersticker
This bumper sticker would be a cute and inexpensive way to advertise an in home daycare, or daycare center. Just add your own text.
maternal sunflower shirt
This cute tee-shirt is just one of many styles, sizes and colors available.
maternal sunflower card
Blank card for that cheerful note to let someone know they are a great mom…
maternal sunflower apron
Pretty apron for mom or grandma…
maternal sunflower hat
Fun and stylish hat for out in the garden or anywhere 😉
maternal sunflower bag
Stylish, durable and reusable canvas bag for your groceries, or just to tote stuff for you or the kids. Great way to take along quiet activities for those times when you need them too sit still and be quiet for a while…
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Dawna’s art on FineArtAmerica

Dawna’s art on Amazon

Visit Dawna’s fan page and become a fan on facebook!

see Dawna’s art & photography with the poetry of Glennis Roper
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