Friday, December 25, 2009

.~ Summer and Spice.~

I am working on a fabric line called Summer amd Spice.
This is a tiny beginning.
You should try to make your own fabric also!
Go to

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

.~ For Sale: Hand Painted Gift Enclosure Cards.~

Play Clothes
Went to West Virginia

Mexico Vacation Skirt
Went to West Virginia

Handpainted Gift Enclosure Cards by Traci Suzanne Marvel
Comes with Colorful Evelope
Signed and Dated on the back By the Artist
Created on Watercolor Paper with Watercolor Paints and Ink

Story Behind the Artwork:
In 2006, I was getting ready for the Harvest Festival at the Sundance Resort in Utah.
Up until October of 2006, I only exhibited and sold my fine art photography.
But this time, I decided to exhibit and sell some of my watercolor postcards and gift enclosure cards.
Guess what?
I sold out!
It was the first step into sharing my paintings with the public.

Up for bid are two of the gift enclosure cards that I kept from that place and time in my life.
But there is a time for everything and it is time to find a new homes for these.

If you like them, hope they find their way to you!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

.~Sea Glow.~

Sea Glow
10" X 7"
By Traci Suzanne Marvel
Acrylic on Harboard
(Going to VA)

Story behind the Art:
"When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worshop of the Creator." ~Mahatma Gandhi

I live in Montana where it can be extremely cold in the winter time and due to snowstorms, one can find themselves house bound for days at a time. I think out of complete boredom, my imagination takes me on excursions to foriegn places. In this painting I find myself as a seagull by the seashore admiring the glow of the moon. It is a very warm, quiet and reflective painting.

I wish I was there now~

.~ Santa's Softer Side.~

Santa's Softer Side
Original ACEO
By Traci Suzanne Marvel
2.5" x 3.5"
Mixed media: Acrylic, Watercolors, Pastels
Painted on 140 lb Watercolor paper
(Going to VA)

Most everyone believes that Santa is a jolly ol' guy all the time. But sometimes Santa is just like the rest of us, and he gets a bit teary eyed when he reflects on some of the injustices that go on in this world. The good news is that Santa doesn't stay sad long, as he he knows that he can't fix everything! So he gets busy doing what he can to spread joy, hope and peace to all he can reach.

It is a good question to ask ourselves each day: What can I do today to make the world a better place?

Friday, December 18, 2009

.~Coco Chanel.~

"Classy and Fabulous"
Watercolor on 140 lb Strathmore Post Card Paper
Artist: Traci Suzanne Marvel
(Going to PA)

"A woman should be two things: classy and fabulous." ~ Coco Chanel

This design came to me one day when I was thinking about my mom and how I loved to shop with her. She loved to shop in little out-of-the-way boutiques in Berkeley, California.
Oh what fun we had. I am sure that those shopping adventures helped shape my artistic eye.

.~ Find Folk Art .~

Celebrate Every Day
16" X 20"
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
By Traci Suzanne Marvel

I believe that we shouldn't have to wait for a birthday to come around once a year to celebrate our lives. It seems to me that we should celebrate our lives each and every day! This painting is a reminder that every day is worthy of a celebration!

I have some great news! The wonderful folks at Find Folk Art are representing me on eBay now.  Celebrate Every Day is my first painting that I listed with them.  I hope it does well. I will keep you posted!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

.~ Super Sized Super Snack!~

Can you believe that this is a dog cookie?  It is.  I made it out of the smae dough that I make my Speak Up! Flax, Blueberry and Peaches Super Snacks.  Usually the Super Snacks are made into stars, but yesterday I made a couple others that were free hand.  I post the other two in a bit.  I might have found a new art.  Scu;lpted Dog Cookies!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

.~Color Skeins.~

These are 5 of my most favorite colors.

About Me

My photo

Oh give me just one day to free my mind,to create to listen, to walk, to quiet my soul,to cool down,to carry on~ My photographs and other artworks are inspired by the wonder, simplicity and quietude of every day life. In every photograph,sketch, painting or textile piece, I hope to capture the spirit, the mood, the song of my subjects. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. My creative spirit awakened when I moved to Northwest Montana where there was plenty of room to roam with my camera and places to be alone with nature and its inhabitants. All my photographs are professionally printed by acclaimed Bozeman, MT artist/ photographer Rob Outlaw on archival quality fine art paper. My frames are custom built by artist Richard Moore of Wind and Snow Art Gallery in Polson, MT.