Shanti Shanti Shanti

Jan 20, 2021

Peace Peace Peace ...it starts with what we have in our hearts...and as the good Doctor says, let that be what we see of the world. A great quote from a motivational source...and some great images from our artists in the archive. AOTW is Tanis Bula who brings lively color and skill to her watercolor paintings. We also bring you Jerry Cable with essence of tranquility in his serene farm landscapes and Bridget Voth's whimsical animal adventures on cards.
May the peace of this day of new beginning stay with you and all the days to come https://conta.cc/35XCVXM

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Fantasy

Jan 11, 2021

We welcome everybody to make their own modifications to these first few days of the New Year by adding a little dreamworld beauty to your visual influences. We introduce amazing artist KINUKO Y. CRAFT with elegant utopian fantasy images. Don't miss some of our other talented fantasy artists here, too. AOTW is Alvina Kwong with her own take on storybook fun and Stanton Manolakas shows off his urban illustrations on a puzzle set.
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Goodbye and Hello

Dec 30, 2020

As we look to this past year with a lot of mixed emotions that many of us would like to forget, it's important to recognize that stuff just happens. Whether slow moving or blindsiding, the Universe is always changing in incredible ways. And just as we look with optimism to every new year, so should we look to the greatness of every day as it comes and as it goes. Letting go of that which no longer serves us and that which we can't control...and saying hello to the brightness of whatever comes next. A theme that resonates with the Brazilian author, Paulo Coelho , ("The Alchemist") who is the source of our quote of inspiration. WE offer up the 20 most "liked" images of the year chosen by, none other than YOU! We are so grateful for all of you and remain thankful as we move to 2021.
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NEW ART FROM DEAN RUSSO

Dec 21, 2020

The best Christmas gift we can think of...new art from our own exclusive artist doing what he does best...popping out the magic with expressive color and paint. Check out his new style of stenciled graphic shaman wolf. http://artlicensing.com/content/dean-russo-exclusive
This week we take a short break to celebrate Christmas and extend our good cheer to all of you, thanking you warmly from the bottom of our hearts. Happy Holidays.
AOTW is ethereal cloud painter, Emily Louise Heard, and fun dog themed typography by Erin Clark on pillows.
Enjoy this special week
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Snowman

Dec 14, 2020

There is no age limit to building a snowman, especially when a smooth blanket of freshly fallen snow beckons you to come out and mess it up with crisscrossing tracks of rolling snow-boulders. The kid comes out in all of us!
AOTW is painter Catherine Nolin with neo-primitivism folk art. Beautiful detail and rich colors. We feature interpretive landscapes by Caroline Duncan ART and show off a puzzle collection with images by John Van Staalen.
Hope all of you have a chance to get outside in the fresh air. https://conta.cc/3qUC16V

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Believe

Dec 07, 2020

Our quote for this week comes from an unknown source, which is a shame since it's so simple, yet so reflective of how we see ourselves. We don't have to believe in Santa, but we can pretend to be like him and spread joy and giving throughout the holidays. Now that's something to believe in...
Our AOTW, Robert Harding Picture Library has over 850 exciting and adventurous images from around the globe in our archive. Our feature artist, Robert Finale paints scenes from city to country, spring to winter in beautiful color. Macneil Studios images of santa in the village are made into 3D sculptures for holiday home decor. Check that out here... https://conta.cc/3qDarv5

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'Tis the season

Nov 30, 2020

If it's your tradition of getting out the stand and putting up a tree, now's the time. Suddenly, wherever you put it, the space is transformed from same old same old to something magical. Let this year be something special that rejuvenates...just like the fresh scent of balsam and pine.
AOTW is mystical and magical imagery from Sue Clyne. We feature fresh bright paintings from Mary Irwin and show off graphic illustration art from Lanre Adefoiye on Needlepoint kits. Good Health to all. https://conta.cc/37ounbZ

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Thanksgiving week

Nov 23, 2020

An appropriate theme this month has been about giving and being thankful, but also emphasizing that it's about the everyday to recognize special things, not just waiting for special occasions. Our quote for this week is referenced from an older book by British Author Steve Goodie, writing about the "Riches from the Heart". When you continually work at something that benefits others, the doing slowly becomes being and no longer feels like a task that needs to be done. Sounds like happiness to me...
AOTW is Hippie Hound Studios...now here's some pretty happy critters in brightly painted colors!
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Being Thankful

Nov 16, 2020

It shouldn't just be about this time of year, although, that's why we have Thanksgiving. But being thankful on any given day ...or everyday ... is a way of letting go of "never being enough" and recognizing the joy of appreciating all that surrounds you. We offer up a wonderful quote by the spiritual teacher and author, Eckhart Tolle to accompany grateful images in our archive. AOTW, Jennifer Stottle Taylor paints with elegance and expression as well as our featured artist, Sue Davis. Beautifully harmonious illustrations...and nothing like a collection of puzzles to bring harmony into the household, 4 season art by Bigelow Illustrations.
Grateful for all of you , cheers: https://conta.cc/3pyA7bE

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Just Breathe

Nov 09, 2020

Here at ALI, we feel fortunate that we've been able to continue our work offering great imagery that brings simple joy to all that is out there. So, naturally we want to expand on this and be part of the positive energy momentum that is our amazing universe. Today we start a weekly inspirational quote to tie into a theme of chosen images from our archive.
Many of us have been holding onto stress with these crazy times. We invite you take time out to just breathe, allowing a release of what's accumulated in the mind and the body....and enjoy a few peace-providing visuals along with it.
Our AOTW, Jim Hansel certainly is no stranger to creating bucolic country imagery. Also, a look to featured artist, Joshua Ben King whose paintings inspire serenity in life.... and more on a big trend in fabric ...large format panels ( 2 yards! ) of beautiful deer in the fall landscape by Lambson's Wildlife Art.
Thank you from all of us and Enjoy https://conta.cc/2IjHjXU

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