Family Counts As Real Business

Today I received a request for a painted canvas art piece. I was excited and thankful for this family member. The reality is, “Family Counts As Real Business”. Am I right? I think our family’s are our biggest critics. I know I feel less likely to show pieces to family members because they are free to express their opinions. I love having both family and friends buying from me. It makes it personal and I get to see and visit my art when in their homes. And I actually do appreciate the opinions, criticisms and conversations around my painted pieces.

This piece will go above a king size bed in a master bedroom. Each piece I paint comes with some thought and inspiration. I was alone most of the day while Gordon was out playing golf. Still recovering from surgery. (No worries it was elective and I am well and good.) I was thinking how I am not fond of purple hues when painting. Yet the flowers in the garden I planted a few months back were hues of purple and stunning. I was out watering the plants, the sunny skies, the green leaves and these hues just made me feel so at peace with the world. I was talking to myself, to God and thankful for our children, good health and the place in life I am in and sharing with Gordon. I opened up my journal and wrote about it. Then I painted this piece. I have painted ALOT in the past few weeks. When I say ALOT I mean over 40 pieces. They are scattered on counters, tables and shelves as I lay out my plan for this painting business called, “Art You Love”. I am working on rebranding my business. Then today, Gordon picks up this piece and says, “I want this for my room in Lake Oswego”. He could not have known the thought process that went into this piece. Yet of the scatterings he chose this. A piece that was inspired by the gardens and our family.

Family counts as real business. Gordon has beautiful homes with beautiful art pieces. He has a keen eye for design. Yesterday he and I toured some model homes. When we returned back to his home I told him what a great eye for design he has. Walking through these beautifully designed home with the pieces of art, furniture and design he, for himself, has created the same kinds of spaces. And then he orders this piece and my heart leaps.

As of this posting my sales have been with family and friends. You matter and you count and your opinions are well received. Thank you for reading, for your interest and for your support in Art You Love.

I am here to help you make your home a place of wonderful design. As a designer I have always told my clients it starts with a great piece of art in colors that make you happy. Let’s make you happy. I’d love to design a piece that creates the vibe in your spaces and places.

This piece is available in various sizes. I have listed my standard sizes with a price on etsy. Please note that the digital picture is as close to the colors as the original. There will always be a slight variation.

Each print is a beautiful canvas wrap with an attached sawtooth hook ready to hang. Once you place your order a letter of authenticity will be emailed to you along with your order. Payment in full is required to place your order.

You can Venmo @Elizabeth-Traub Include your email, shipping address and payment. If you are reading this I would like to offer a 15% OFF your first order. Using your venmo or credit card through Square App.

Or you can find these same pieces on my ETSY SITE

If you are a gallery and would like to order at a discount there is a minimum of 5 pieces.

Please email: OR Text: 503-686-1109 if you have questions or would like a custom size quote.

Every week I am adding new pieces. If you have a color and design and would like a custom piece the designer in me would love to work with you.

If you are interested in learning more how to market your artful creations I would love to help. I have worked with artists and authors with a six month program to teach you how to manage the business side of your business.

Some people eat their emotions. I paint mine.

Have a wonderful day, Elizabeth

Interior Designer, Consultant, Artist. Which is it they ask? All of the above. God has blessed me in ways that words cannot describe. Doing what I love and making a career out of it all. Starting with a beautiful designer showroom. Decorating homes and specializing in kid's spaces. Magazine covers and spreads, then show homes. Adding in business consulting. Working alongside my clients to develop a strategic plan to design and market their product or service in the correct markets. Then one day, after years of painting for my clients, a few gallies, my hobby business I decided in the second half of my life to bring Elizabeth Harris Art Gallery to life. I took my paintings to the streets and flipped my website into my "Art You Love" business. Do what you love and love what you do. Adding Elizabeth Harris Art Gallery and creating artful pieces for your home, office, business. An empty wall invites art you love by Elizabeth Harris Art Gallery. Your Dreams & Passions, My Experience & Help. Let's work together and build something beautiful in your home business, or on your walls.

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2 comments on “Family Counts As Real Business
  1. orlena2015 says:

    What a stunning piece Elizabeth! We wish you well on this new venture of creating beauty and sharing it with others in their home. You make a difference in the world and in people’s lives.

    Love and blessings to you, Orlena

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