Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Holiday Sale in my Etsy Shop!

Items have been flying out of my Etsy shop over the last week but there are still plenty of great deals. All matted limited edition prints are $10.00 off, (framed prints available also) , there are still some seconds silk scarves as well as firsts. The 4 x 6 art magnets are flying out of here so be sure to grab a couple to use as stocking stuffers or to use as a little something extra to put in a holiday card. Give a magnet to your postal carries in a card or to your child's teacher, they will be greatly appreciated.Visit the link below to see all the great gift items available in my shop. Remember any print you see on my Crow House Studio website can be custom ordered  through my Etsy shop by contacting me and letting me know which print you like.
Link to My Etsy Shop

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
I am having another Lyme flare so I felt really blessed that in spite of that I was able to get out and do my Thanksgiving shopping yesterday with the help of a wheelchair. Don offered to go for me but I really wanted to do the shopping for the holiday meal. Every time I have to use the wheelchair or walker to get out because of the Lyme pain I try to remind myself how blessed I am that I don't need to use it all the time and that "This too shall pass".

I have so many things in my life to be thankful for, my wonderful husband, lovely home, wonderful dogs, and so much more!! I feel a tremendous amount of compassion for everyone suffering with a chronic illness over the holiday season and I am sending those of you that are suffering from Chronic Lyme and others chronic illnesses lots of love, light and healing energy today!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Email From Kentucky About my Art on Magazine Cover

I got the coolest letter today! Someone in Kentucky saw my artwork on the cover of the Natural Awakenings Magazine and she wrote me the lovely letter below. It truely is a small world!!! I guess the publisher did not notify me of all the locations where my artwork made the cover so let me know if the Natural Awakenings Magazine in your area has my artwork on the cover.

"Dear Linda,

My name is Terry. My husband Kevin and I live in Louisville, Ky.  Our daughter Allison graduated from UVM in 2008 and still lives in Burlington, VT. We visit her often and just got back from our annual fall visit last October. This year we took our recently widowed 84 year old mother Gwen to Burlington to enjoy the fall foliage and get away to rest after a very difficult September. (Her husband, my father-in-law, died on Sept. 17 and they had been married 63 years.)

Allison played tour director and drove us all over Vermont. One of the things Gwen wanted to see was covered bridges. (We counted eight on our trip and were able to drive and walk through several.) Just last week I picked up the November Louisville edition of Natural Awakenings and saw your beautiful silk painting of Bridge at the Green on its cover. It looked so much like the bridges we had seen especially the one in Woodstock, VT.  I would like to buy a print copy of this painting for my mother-in-law and wondered if it was available at Frog Hollow in Burlington that my daughter could buy and bring home to us. If not, would it be possible to buy if from your studio and have it mailed to me?
it really is a small world when so many connections happened as I picked up that magazine in a restaurant near my home. Thanks for your help and continued good wishes for your painting and art work. It is truly amazing.

Terry C"

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Three New Magazine Covers With my Silk Paintings!

I was contacted by Natural Awakenings and asked if I would allow them to use 3 of my silk paintings on their magazine covers. The three covers will be used in different geographical areas. They also wrote up a bio which will appear inside the magazine.

Below is a copy of the bio which will be printed in each of the magazines

Cover artist


Bridge at the Green
      by Linda Marcille

Linda Marcille’s paintings on silk, mostly
whimsical vignettes of rural and urban
life in New England, are meant to inspire
happy, healing emotions. All are filled
with a sense of joy and lightness.
Marcille has been drawn to the
mysterious and distinctive qualities of silk
painting, an ancient Asian art form, since
the late 1990s. “There is a serendipitous
quality to painting on silk with dyes,” she
explains. “The process never allows the
artist to be fully in control or to know
exactly the effect that will be created.”
The artist hopes that the powerful
healing force she experiences while
painting will be shared by viewers of her
work. Her own 10-year battle with an
autoimmune disease led her to found the
internationally respected Lyme Awareness
Art Project, which encourages
advanced Lyme sufferers to use creativity
as part of their healing process.
Marcille chose her studio name,
Crow House, to inspire hope, as well.
“In Native American legend, the crow
represents an omen of change and is a
shape-shifter,” she advises. “Crow medicine
encourages people to shape-shift
their old realities into their future self.”
View the artist’s portfolio at Crow
HouseStudio.com and visit her blog
at Brattleboro-Muse.blogspot.com.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Donate Your Art! Benifit Auction to Support VT Food Bank

  Hey artist's donate your art to this benefit for the Vermont Food bank and help feed the hungry this winter. Only 9 days left to donate!!!

The past two year's donations from artists, arts organizations and service providers helped raise over $21,000 and provided 30 TONS of fresh, nutritious food for Vermonters in need. ...Last year more than 90 artists and arts organizations contributed artwork, crafts, tickets, workshops and other arts experiences to the auction. 

Follow this link for more info on the Vermont Food Bank and donating your art:

 Doing Our Part Auction

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Grateful for the Right to Vote!

I am feeling grateful today that I live in a country where I am allowed to vote for whomever I choose and that I don't live in a country where I am not allowed to vote solely because I am a woman.  I am also grateful to all who laid down their lives protecting this right for me.

* Brunei - No suffrage for women. Neither men nor women have had the right to vote or to stand for election since 1962 because the country is governed by an absolute monarchy.

 * Saudi Arabia - No suffrage for women. The first local elections ever held in the country occurred in 2005. Women were not given the right to vote or to stand for election.

 * Bhutan - One vote per house. Although this applies to both men and women, in practice it currently prevents many more women from voting than men. If the new proposed constitution is voted and ratified, then no restrictions will apply by 2008.

 * Lebanon - Partial suffrage. Proof of elementary education is required for women but not for men. Voting is compulsory for men but optional for women.

 * Vatican City - No suffrage for women; while most men in the Vatican also lack the vote, all persons with suffrage in Papal conclaves (the Cardinals) are male.

See further notes here: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_countries_do_not_let_women_vote