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Friday, December 17, 2010

We Wish You A Merry Christmas!

A Healthy Happy New Year to All!
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Our 2010 Charlie Brown tree!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Closing up Shop ....

The Studio is officially "closed" for the year. I leave you with a few of the Christmas Commissions I have completed this season...a sampling, if you will.

I wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas and a blessed and healthy New Year.

It has been a year of struggle for many in this economy and the Rescues have felt the weight of the increase of animals in their care, and donations going down.
The next year will be just as challenging, and the need to give care find homes for the abused, neglected & abandoned, just as urgent.

My wish is to keep helping where I can with donations to the frontliners who save lives, foster, rehab & rehome.
I continue to serve this end in my humble way...Every painting I will paint will send a donation to a rescue in need...that remains my promise.

I hope you continue to follow the work along with me and join me if you can ....and...God bless us, everyone!

Lily

Sterling


Ashley


L'il Orange One
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MANY BLESSINGS TO YOU AND FOR ALL THAT YOU DO
WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS
AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
See you in 2011
Carol Chretien





Friday, December 03, 2010

Bristol Art Gallery ...for the animals

APRIL BLUES AGAIN

THE CALL HOME
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These two paintings will be on display framed and hung at the
BRISTOL ART GALLERY
423 Hope St
Bristol, RI
the weekend of Dec 10th.
***
Each oil painting is 150.00 framed ready to gift!
signed front and back with certificate of authenticity as original art.
***
the proceeds from the sale will go to help
BRISTOL ANIMAL SHELTER
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This shelter has been working tirelessly to get the new shelter built and it will happen
in the near future thanks to all the people who have donated to the cause.
These rescue animals deserve to have the comfort that many have never known
as they are rehomed into loving families.
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Coming in February is the fundraiser
Mardi Gras Ball
more info to follow.
thanks for helping homeless animals





Wednesday, November 24, 2010

THE GIFT OF ART!


If you would like to choose a Gift for your loved one
this Christmas
AND
you want to support your favorite rescue...
(a donation will go to rescue)
PLEASE don't wait:
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Available until DECEMBER 7th
I will send out to you a Christmas Box full of giving joy
as an announcement for an
ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING
by
CAROL CHRETIEN
of your giftee's favorite pet!
The box will be festive and ready for gifting.
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details will all be included for them to contact me after January 1st
and we will create something they will treasure.
THERE IS NOTHING LIKE GIVING
A ONE OF A KIND
GIFT
something that will not get lost in the gifts under the tree
or forgotten in a few weeks!
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GIVE THE GIFT OF ART!
Happy Holidays
email me soon to book a gift announcement!
gifting that helps homeless animals!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Healing Art....

We who love animals, are IN love with animals and are owned by our "pets" (if you remember your 101 Dalmatians you remember that "Pongo" called Roger HIS "pet")...same applies to our situation.

Our 2 animals are growing older and it hurts to see time passing. I am comforted by the fact that all the love given to them comes back to us 10 fold. They have wonderful lives.
It is our duty that we make it our duty to give them the best.

I have had the opportunity to make a friend on Facebook because of my love for all things Dalmatian and yet it is a little bittersweet.

I discovered Dayna Hilton, a firefighter and her dog SPARKLES the FIRE SAFETY DOG and all the great work they have done teaching children about how to stay safe and about fire prevention.

Sparkles passed on shortly after my finding out about her.
Dayna Hilton is going on with the work and has two beautiful Dalmatians in her life. One of them is Tango and one is a young pup named Siren.
Siren is a striking blue-eyed boy who has some big paw prints to fill.

When Dayna posted a pic of Siren I was so taken by him that I asked if I could paint him...I saw in him the idea that He would go on and maybe be the healer for her and be the light for lots of kids, maybe continuing with Sparkles' work going forward.
She gave me permission to paint Siren and below is the finished painting and my concept of Siren answering the call to duty.
I hope the painting helps Dayna's heart heal along with Sparkles' legacy....and all the good things that Siren will bring to many lives. This painting is my gift to Dayna and to help with her work.

Siren's Call To Duty
16x20
oil on canvas
gifted to Dayna Hilton in memory of Sparkles.

All proceeds from this painting's use will benefit the foundation for teaching children fire safety.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Why Oils?

Why do I choose oils? I so admire many of the other mediums but no matter what I have tried, I always return to my first love...
Oil Paint.
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Wild Woman
available oil on canvas
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I fell in love with them in my teens and many decades later still appreciate the light and depth of oils.
They really depend on the lighting they are viewed in. You can move an oil painting from one source of light to another and see a whole different painting.
I notice this particular characteristic when looking at landscapes. The light in the painting changes.
This works because the light shines through the oil paint to the canvas and back out to the eye.
You will notice how certain passages will almost have a "light from within" warm light really brings the warm colors forward.
One of the challenges of taking photos, and now with digital sharing, you try to get the best light for images in afternoon north light.
What you see on your computer monitor may still be nothing like the actual painting.
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When I send out my paintings to the client I am always hopeful they will see the work as so much more dynamic and full of life. Especially animals. Those faces and eyes are very lively and dimentional when you are looking at the actual canvas.
You also get the benefit of the brush and daubs of color that are missed in the digital example. Texture is also missed unless you are looking at the real thing.
But we must work with what we have and the images travel far and wide online and really have impact in audience reach.
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One of the nicest and poignant comments I get is that my works makes the viewer emotional. That is pretty cool when you think that I am taking pigments and materials and arranging them on a piece of cloth to transform into something that has heart.
That is Alchemy in the truest sense. It is a magical, mystical thing even to me.
Where does it come from?
I really do have the best job in the world. Sometimes I don't even know what will appear on the canvas as I go. It often seems like it is already there and I just seem to uncover it. That is something most artists must encounter.
Hopefully.
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Another of the attributes of oils is that the paint often suggests where to go next. This is hard to explain except to say it remains a teacher of sorts for me.
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This is today's ramble. :)
If you would like to shop for a Christmas of Holiday gift that will provide a donation to help an homeless animal and make your giftee happy:
or email me to see about an after Christmas gift certificate for a custom painting.
Have a grace-filled day!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

NEW ADDITIONS ~Christmas Art SALE!


New Additions to the first STUDIO "C" Art Sale have been entered here:
"Waiting At the Gates" (above) is included!


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Click the link to see what paintings are available to purchase before

Christmas

GIFTING or PURCHASING
FINE ART


will be the distinctive gift under the tree!

You will help a rescue and be the best gift-giver ever!


Variety of subjects available.


Also see the PAGE 1 LINK

and which paintings are STILL available.

Some have sold and rescues have received donations.


Each painting is an original oil and each is 75.00

of which 15.00 goes straight to rescue.


Happy Shopping!

thanks for looking and please share the link with friends.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Time For Giving...

From now until the end of the year we are thinking about
How Can We Help?
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The 14th Annual Four Paws Charity Auction for Homeless Cats and Dogs
November 20th 6:30-9:00PM
at HAWTHORNE COUNTRY CLUB
Dartmouth, MA
These 2 framed prints of my original oils will be part of the Auction this year!
100% donation



If you are in the area, please consider this event for helping homeless animals!
There will be many different items available beside artwork.
They do a wonderful job all year long working to help homeless animals.
share your blessings!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

That Christmas Feeling

For me....Is about creating moments on canvas that will help homeless animals.
Giving with an open heart...these Christmas paintings will help rescue.
25.00 from each sale goes straight to rescue.
Free Domestic Shipping!

He's A Gift
12x12
125.00
25.00 donation to a BEAGLE rescue!
please send payment to carolchretien@aol.com

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KITTEN CHRISTMAS
10x10
oil on canvas
125.00
25.00 DONATION to the rescue of YOUR choice!
please send payment to

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Cape Cod Beagle Christmas
SOLD

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GIFT CERTIFICATE ANNOUNCEMENTS
available to
GIFT for the Holidays
Book a painting for the
NEW YEAR!
details below!
http://carolchretien.blogspot.com/2010/09/merry-christmas-oh-you-heard-right.html

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STUDIO "C" SALE BLOG
details below!
http://aheart4art-carolchretien.blogspot.com/2010/10/first-ever-studio-christmas-sale.html

Sunday, November 07, 2010

ART SALE! gifting and keeping....

Introducing....Studio "C" ....my sale blog.

Did you see something I had painted before that you liked and want to gift or keep?

I am cleaning out some studio space and have a few unsold paintings to offer at a "sale" price of

75.00 and...

15.00 of every sale goes to help a rescue!

Free domestic shipping.

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http://aheart4art-carolchretien.blogspot.com/2010/10/first-ever-studio-christmas-sale.html
Please ...take a peek.


Friday, November 05, 2010

Where everyone wins... It starts with US!

All of us.
One of best things I have experienced over the last decade is having met some of the best and most generous and hard working people in the world. Big statement, I know.

Most of these "meetings" have been on line or by phone or email, but none the less, very special.
It has prompted me to want to work harder to raise money for homeless animals and work harder to be able to give all that I can.

The project we just finished together is one that helped People and Animals! It was a great idea lent to me by a Facebook friend (Rebecca) as I have mentioned before but it was also a way of helping me learn about another wonderful rescuer.

Judith Farrar was the winning name that came out of the hat. I had never heard of her before the raffle but have heard alot about her since! :o)

She has been one of the best helpers and "foster Moms" for Dalmatian Rescue Tampa Bay.
I was told by Susan and Pat of DRTB that she has fostered 24 dalmatians for that rescue! That is 24 dogs that definately have been given a headstart of a new life.

She does not have a dog of her own, much less a Dalmatian! She has made herself available to helping reshape the lives of these rescue dogs so that they may be ready to go to their forever homes.

What a gift of a volunteer she is to that rescue. Judy told me in an email that she has a siamese cat "Simone" that is the official "Cat Friendly" tester for rescue dogs who stay in her home. A little 8 lb cat will let her know who is the dal that will go to home with a cat in the family.

Judy...it is so great to "meet" you. The painting is on the way!

So once again...EVERYBODY WINS! and I am so proud to know so many good people.

A packet of info that went out with the check.
YOUR donation mattered and YOU can claim it on YOUR taxes.
I will not be claiming that check on mine.
Your gifts were so appreciated!


Carol Chretien

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Munchkin ...a dog with a chance!

Meet Munchkin!
12x12
oil on canvas
Munchkin Gets A Chance
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FALMOUTH FRIENDS OF DOGS RESCUE
Falmouth MA
is helping this dog have a real chance at a comfortable life.
Meet Munchkin (below) and read the story of what they are doing for this wonderful young dog.
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Bilateral Knee Surgery Dog With a Chance At a Good Life!

http://www.friendsoffalmouthdogs.org/munchkinsurgery.html


5.00 or the cost of a fancy "drive-thru" coffee will enter your name in the raffle for this painting.
I hope you can see some love in those eyes.
Munchkin is a dog who has some good people on board to help.

If you love to help and love Original Canine Art...this is a WIN - WIN for you.
***
ALL THE PROCEEDS HELP SUPPORT CHARITY
Please click the link above and do what you can.
The drawing for this painting will be done in January.
Please pass this link forward to anyone who might be interested in giving Munchkin a Chance.

Many Blessings To You!

Monday, November 01, 2010

We have a Winner! Thanks so much!

Judith F of Florida
you are our painting raffle winner!
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EVERYONE:
Many thanks to all who participated in this spur of the moment campaign to paint for
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS.
On October 15th the idea was supplied as a suggestion by Rebecca Gott who asked if I had a Pink Dalmatian for BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH!
Well I did not...but then a half hour later ...I did have a start.
Using the inspiration from her idea and the pose of her Dal I was compelled to paint this little 10x10 Special Edition, one of a kind oil that allows us to send the donation to the cause that enables free mammograms for early cancer detection!
I could not resist the idea and now I think we could double that NEXT year and maybe do something completely different for this event.
You all are wonderful giving people.
we will keep paying it forward.
Remember...early detection helps save lives!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Friends of Falmouth Dogs...

When I am asked to help a rescue with Art I try to give it my all.
It is why I do what I do.
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The last fundraiser for
FRIENDS OF FALMOUTH DOGS
I offered a pet portrait as a one of the gifts for donations.
I want to share what the result of that offering was:
"PORTRAIT OF TWIGGY"
12x12
oil on canvas
is now completed and will be off to her home soon.
Her "mom" likes it!
That makes my job gratifying I can tell you.
Helping with oil painting...My passion and purpose!
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This painting below has also been painted for FFD rescue
and they will be telling you how you can help them raise funds for the dogs they save
soon.
You can join them and me on FACEBOOK!
and keep up with all news as it happens.

Thinking about
GIFTS OF ART THAT KEEP ON GIVING?
The holidays are around the corner.
For the love of dogs and all pets...
Keep an open heart,
they depend on us.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Recent Work ....And More!

Art that keeps on Giving!

The latest oil for rescue!
BLUE BOY BULLY
available
125.00 for this 10x10 oil on gallery wrapped canvas
no frame needed ~ FREE domestic shipping
25.00 goes directly to BAMA BULLY RESCUE!

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APRIL BLUES
12x12
oil
the 4th painting in my ongoing Year of the Cat series
this painting will be framed and hung in a Christmas show.
that will benefit
BRISTOL ANIMAL SHELTER in BRISTOL, RI
I will be showing several pieces in the exhibit for this rescue.
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Commissioned Work
BROUX
11x14
Recently completed and delivered commission of this wonderful little
cairn terrier
Broux.
Donation went to the Col. Potter Cairn Rescue
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It is the season of giving that is shortly upon us.
Consider the GIFT OF ART that will also benefit
HOMELESS ANIMALS IN NEED

fa la la la la la la la la la
;-)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Oh Happy Day! an UPDATE


" WAIT, LOVE, PRAY... FOR A HOME"
12x12
oil on canvas
***
I am so happy to report that the
DALMATIAN RESCUE TAMPA BAY
"Dall-o-ween"
Event
Oct 23rd
was a success and that the painting above helped raise
$500.00
for the rescue.
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There is nothing like the feeling of a successful project that has been completed! You start out with the best of intentions and just hope that things fall into place and truly can help.
The volunteers of the rescue work so very hard to make a difference in the lives of these animals.

Dusty, the inspiration for the painting above has not been adopted as yet...you can go to their site and see who still needs a home...they did have some adoptions take place and will be telling their tales on the site.
THANKS TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED THE EVENT
and
THE ANIMALS IN NEED!
Many Blessings!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday, Monday...

...its all good
TWIGGY
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It's Monday Morning again....a new week of work and another chance to get things right!

I have been doing a lot of painting but it has been mostly commissioned work and I have not been able to share it but this piece is one that the recipient has now seen and likes and it is, in fact, the results of a donated "Custom OIL Painting" from a fundraiser for
FRIENDS OF FALMOUTH DOGS.
This painting is a 12x12 oil, it was won at a fundraiser, the winner sent me her photos and this is the result of the prize. A one of a kind work of art of a one of a kind dog.
I am just about done...need to give it a touch or two and then sign off on this work.
~
Working to help homeless animals is my mission. We have so much need to provide for these innocent refugees more than ever!
They are losing their families at insane rates due to the economy. They never asked to be born. People still, in this time of "enlightenment"... do not spay and neuter as they obviously should and we still have Puppy Mills cranking out lots of pups. Pitiful!

Add to that, through no fault of their own, those people who have lost income, jobs and homes and have to surrender their family pets.
Some of them are elderly pets, some are elder people who can barely care for themselves.

We, who love animals stand together and try to help where we can. For some, it is their special breed, there are some WONDERFUL all-volunteer non-profit groups who go to the moon to help save these lives.
Others are all-breed (or who knows what breed) rescues who step up and help by pulling pets from high-KILL shelters and transport them to safety, provide medical care and rehab them to get them family-ready. And even breed-specific rescues often take in special need mixes because they can't let them die.

I am not any of the above...I am a painter who has a penchant for animals, wants to use the ability she has to take a bunch of oily colors from tubes and smear them around to create moments caught in paint that may touch a heart, cause a donation to happen from a sale or supply a "unique prize" that might help to save an innocent life from certain death.
All that to say I help raise funds and a little awareness through my art. At least that is my goal.

So Monday, Monday it is...yet again...and I have a chance to help make it count.
I am truly blessed.
If you got this far ...thanks so much for reading. If you have one of my paintings or have booked a commission...THANK YOU FOR HELPING!
you make what I do count for something more than just another pretty picture to hang on a wall.

Peace and Cheers!
~~~
carolchretien@aol.com
love hearing from you

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Re-post ...My Error! Boo!

SO SORRY!
in my zeal to let you know about DALL-O-WEEN I posted the link wrong....
PLEASE VISIT:

to read about today's special day!



DALLOWEEN DAY IS HERE!

DALMATIAN RESCUE TAMPA BAY
it is
DALLOWEEN
DAL - FEST DAY
see their info here!
to READ ALL ABOUT it.
IF you are in FLA and can join in the fun there today....please see their location.
IF you cannot....but want to support their cause and make a donation
PLEASE DO!
I do!
they are a wonderful and hard working bunch of volunteers who save Dals and others
working tirelessly and for NO PAY!
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HAPPY DALLOWEEN!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dalmatian In Pink - COMPLETED

10x10
oil on gallery wrapped canvas
DALMATIAN IN PINK
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Drawing to win this painting is
NOVEMBER 1st
5.00 entry will go to
THE BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION
***
If you would like to JUST donate the cost of a cup of fancy coffee to support someone you know who is battling cancer or honor one who has passed and not enter for a chance to win this painting... you can make the donation and just note that in your paypal.
the link to donate is:

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Art That Helps....join me....

Breast Cancer has a face...
too many beautiful faces, in fact.
It is not impersonal, abstract or unfamiliar...unfortunately.
We all know those who have fought this battle and we can all put a face on the subject.
Kathy...the angel-face in my studio, my dear friend.
***
I use my art to help animals but this one is for the fight against
Breast Cancer.
If you would like to give a donation and win an original oil painting
details are below:
Enter the Drawing for this Original Oil Painting
(click the images to enlarge)
Any and ALL donations will go to:
www.nationalbreastcancer.org
This organization provides mammograms and education see the details of how donations are used on their site.
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CHIP IN!
drawing for the painting raffle winner is NOV 1st!





any questions just email me



Friday, October 15, 2010

October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month

PAWS FOR A CAUSE
10 x 10
oil
wet in wet
CAROL CHRETIEN
Inspired by the suggestion of a FACEBOOK friend Rebecca,
using her Dal's pose as inspiration, we have here a "Dalmatian in Pink"
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Thanks Rebecca!
25 years of education and awareness
and
saving lives
to learn more about
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

5.00 donation to win this painting

ALL PROCEEDS GOES TO THIS CHARITY
http://carolchretien.chipin.com/breast-cancer-awareness

Thursday, October 07, 2010

On The Easel.....A Gift....work in progress

He Is A Gift
One of the Christmas themed paintings that will be offered for
beagle rescue as soon as it is done. I am about halfway there with it.
The most fun for me as an artist is receiving a vision of what I would like to paint, find the story in the painting and then go for it.
The VERY best part of art for me personally is to make someone happy, to touch their heart or experience but even more.... is to paint for a purpose.
I have had the pleasure of doing both. My joy is found in the win-win situation of connecting someone who appreciates my efforts on canvas to the benefit of a needy animal or the rescuers who are saving them.
My inspiration for the painting above was Sam-wise and you can read about his rescue and story here. GREAT READ and info!
I learned a LOT about this situation and the wonderful "mom" who rescued him!

http://withoutavoice.net/Sam.html

To honor Sam-wise I have painted the beagle subject with Sam's coloring and the rest is all imagination.

If you would like to place a hold to purchase this painting or want to book a painting or give the gift of art for next year... as a gift for Christmas please

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And while I have you here...please don't forget about
A LATTE ~ A LIFE
and the chance to win an original oil painting that supports
DALMATIAN RESCUE TAMPA BAY
by going to their link and for the cost of a LATTE (5.00) throw your name into the drawing
for my painting and the
RESCUE GETS EVERY CENT!
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details found here:

Friday, October 01, 2010

Store Up Your Treasures

12x12
oil on canvas
CAROL CHRETIEN
***
Available
150.00
free domestic priority shipping
***
If you know my love of still life and particularly this subject you can understand
that this is always a joy for me to paint.
This one was for the good of my artist soul.
Not a topic for everyone I realize but if it is, and you would like to purchase it, I will donate 20% to the charity of your choice.
It would also make a lovely gift for the person on your list who has a fondess for glass marbles.
***
When I was little my brother and I had ongoing games every Saturday morning trying to win each other's most beautiful prized marbles.
Happy memories are treasures you really should store up.
***
We are our memories.
email to purchase and name your charity:

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Merry Christmas! oh, you heard right...

A Christmas Carol
Christmas is coming
the goose is getting fat,
Please put a penny in the old man's hat.
If you haven't got a penny,
a ha'penny will do,
If you haven't got a ha'penny...
then God Bless You!
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GIVE
THE ONE GIFT THAT WILL NOT GET MISSED
AMONG THE OTHER PRESENTS!

You can COMMISSION an original OIL painting to give this Holiday
if you book with me by
NOVEMBER 1st.
The closing date for a painting that you will receive in time for gifting is
firmly set at NOV 1st.
***
AND...
EVERY Painting will give a SECOND GIFT,
a donation to your or the giftee's favorite charity.
win-win-win
For homeless animals and your favorite giftee!
***
The images above are also showing what you can give
(if you would rather send)
a
GIFT ANNOUNCEMENT Gift Box!
& let your giftee decide what they would like painted
for themselves.
Closing date for me to mail out the Announcement Gift box
as seen in the example above:
DECEMBER 7th!
***
email me today (or VERY SOON!)
for a consultation
and details!
Time is precious and the magic of the best gift under the tree awaits!


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Lost in the Labyrynth...so it would seem.

"Like a Spiral in a Spiral..."
(sold oil painting)
~~~
Just an illustration of where the rest of this month has driven me.
Funny I should say "driven" as I have one dead car sitting in my driveway just as I was in the final stages of replacing it with another one.
(Annoyed.)

But...I keep asking myself as I resolve this little matter ...What is the Universe telling me. Last week I was under the weather and rested. Then I wasn't going ANYWHERE literally!
I am not a person who believes in randomness. I do believe there is meaning to be had from life's experiences. So is it telling me to go slower? To stop and look around at what I am doing?
To be more deliberate? WHAT?
I am in the middle of 10 things and the last two weeks keeps sending me to the bench.
So I have to step back yet again and try to sort this.
I will do it. It will be all resolved.
I am asking for the powers that be to lend a hand, toss me a rope, give me a boost up...Patience?
maybe that is the lesson.
I will ponder that as I go through the day.
Wishing everyone smooth sailing today!
(Hopeful.)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Moon Madness! What does that get you?


Dalmatian Moon
(SOLD)
Because this is an ART BLOG as well as a chatty patty blog I share this painting that sold last year to help DRTB to illustrate how this week has made me feel!
Yesterday it was a day of taking a step forward and hopping about 6 steps back.
ARGH! Frustration!
I really hate days like that but I ask myself what can I make out of it?...I ask this once I get a little distance, a little perspective, a glass of wine maybe.
So this morning after a good night's sleep I am able to say that the
Waxing Moon, that will soon be full and bright, just slowed me down to a reflective state instead of a high energy, buzzing around and bull in a china shop momentum.
Well what did that get me? a chance to decide to catch up with some life and home things before they get away from me.
It made me rebalance.
I could stop being frantic and realize that I have work that is getting finished and ready to go.
I have work in progress that I personally like and I have a plan to begin the 30x48 dalmatian seascape that is a commissioned piece.
So in other words... in a note to me from the Universe...
CAROL, SLOW DOWN AND BREATHE!
Take a break, take a pause, take a look around. Look at the bigger picture.
Oh,.... OK. I can do that.
I tend to jump up and run in 10 directions at once and wonder why I hit the wall every so often.
So I will heed the wisdom of the Universe...
I will howl at the moon and pay attention and find a pattern of order.
It's there I just have to SPOT it.
this is the way to enjoy the process that gets lost in the flurry of confusion of activity.
The Universe is Wise when you step to the side and stop and listen.
~~~
Have a great day...go at your own pace and remember to breathe!
If you have a minute please check out the fundraising event at
and
See where the cost of a LATTE can help save a LIFE!
PEACE & CHEERS!
Carol

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Labor of Love...





The Call Home
12x12
oil on canvas
CAROL CHRETIEN
***
This is the updated version of the work in progress.
This painting is based on the idea that each animal is accompanied over the Rainbow Bridge on their way Home with a guardian that helps make the transition easier for them.
I love painting my vision of Angels with Animals...it gives me great joy while I paint this topic. I know we are surrounded by the grace of angelic presence throughout our lives and their assistance is always available to us when we need it most.
~~~
This painting is available
150.00
with 25% of the sale going to
Friends of the Bristol Animal Shelter
Please visit their site to see what pets are ready for adoption.
If you would like to purchase this painting and help the rescue just
email me.

Art Helping Animals

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Call Home - a work in progress




The Call Home
new work on the easel
CAROL CHRETIEN
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The latest work in my continuing theme of Angels and Animals.
This painting is at its start and will help support the work of
FRIENDS OF BRISTOL ANIMALS
with 25% of the sale going to the rescue.

If you would like to reserve this painting before it is listed for sale at the finish
just email me.
150.00
carolchretien@aol.com
25 % to rescue!
free domestic shipping
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The style of the painting will be soft and luminous with a serenity that is part and parcel of
the Rainbow Bridge
where all our pets wait patiently for us.
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On this day of 9/11
wishing all a day of reflection for us and prayers for our fallen
and support of our heroic citizens and soldiers who fight insidious evils for the good of our country.
God Bless America


Friday, September 10, 2010

A Latte ~ A Life... ANNOUNCEMENT!


"WAIT, LOVE, PRAY...FOR A HOME"
original oil
by
CAROL CHRETIEN
ART TELLING A STORY... ARTWORK SAVING A LIFE


ART HELPING ANIMALS

In the truest sense...

Most every artist (in their chosen sense of self expression )has their own reasons for sharing what they create with those who will make a judgement of the value of their work.

I have spent the better part of the last 10 years using my skills with oils to help rescues save animals. I have done this work with love and dedication.


Mostly I have been in awe of the great hearts and souls of the frontline rescuers and have gotten to know some very hard working and hard loving people who I can now call friends because of this work.


It takes a lot of hands and invested humanity to pull a discarded pet from a kill shelter, provide a safe haven, medical treatment, transportation, forstering in a real home and them finding the right family to match the pet.


It also takes CASH, lots of DOLLARS, plenty of MONEY and most of the time the one saved pet is replaced in that same Kill-Shelter by 10 more just like him...yet we must keep trying to win.
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DALMATIAN RESCUE OF TAMPA BAY
is hosting its yearly

DALLOWEEN event on OCTOBER 23rd

details will be found very soon on their site
http://www.dalrescuetampabay.org/
this painting is part of the fundraising effort.



FOR THE COST OF A COFFEE

you can support the rescue and WIN this original Oil Painting
inspired by Dusty, a Dal-mix, painted by yours truly with
100% of the proceeds helping this wonderful rescue.

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My work is all about how fine art can help impact a life in a real way.


I am very fortunate that I can create a piece of artwork that lets me be able to donate real money to save homeless animals so that rescuers can continue their work.

My contention is that each life should get a chance to thrive.
We can help one at a time but when we all pull together we can multiply the odds of doing so much more!
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This painting is stunning in person...the eyes will draw you right in.
It will compliment your dalmatian or canine art collection
It is 12x12 on canvas that does not require a frame.

YOUR ENTRY of $5.00
can be gifted to

DRTB via Paypal
or by Check to their address
details on their site soon.
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Thanks for helping rescue with fine art!
http://www.carolchretien.com/


I am a proud founding member artist of
ART HELPING ANIMALS
http://www.arthelpinganimals.com/






Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Updates!

SOLD!

Donation has been made to:
Cascade Beagle Rescue (east)
please visit their site to see who is ready for adoption!
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The painting in progress below is shown updated but only hints at luminosity in this digital image! More to do, spots to paint.
THIS PAINTING HAS BEEN RESERVED!
donation will go to
DALMATIAN RESCUE TAMPA BAY
they have inspired this painting.
Please visit their site to see which dogs are ready to go to their forever home!


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Please scroll down to see other still available work on the easel...
OH SO MUCH MORE TO COME
so much more work to do to help rescue with fine art!
Please...
STAY TUNED!