Sunday, November 26, 2017

Give Santa a Hand - Make Your Own Gifts!

I don't really know how old Santa Claus is but he looks like the same old jolly fella every year, never aging beyond the look of a centurion, despite the fact that he works 24/7 all year 'round. Managing a team of knee high employees and a number of antlered animals all working towards one special occasion - Christmas day!  Imagine being that guy, having to trust your pets without wings to fly you around while you deliver countless gifts to everyone around the world. Phew!

Let's save our Santa by choosing to make a few of our own gifts for family and friends! 

This Friday, December 1st, will be the first of my two holiday classes. As seen in the picture above, we will be making a charming keepsake - a Christmas tree made from buttons on top of a picture frame ready for display. The class begins at 6pm, costs $35 and includes all materials.

The second class will be on Saturday, December 2nd. In this class, we'll create wonderful wreaths like the red one above that you see peeking from under the button project or the white one below......or how about a gorgeous green wreath perfect to dress your door or tweak your tabletop! The class begins at 1pm, costs $35 and includes all materials.

Both classes will be held at Raquel Amaral's Gallery in 
Concord, CA - 1856 Colfax St., Suite 6.

Message me here or through my facebook page for registration information. 

Let's give Santa a little break this year. Join me for some fun, some friendship, and festive art!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Let's Make Something Together! Upcoming Holiday Craft Classes

The holidays are a perfect time to gather friends and family and get crafty! Handmade gifts are often the most cherished as nothing says love quite like 
"I made this just for you!".

I have a couple of upcoming classes that I will be teaching here in my hometown of Concord, California. Both are super fun to make with lovely results!


The first project will be on Friday, December 1st beginning at 6pm. We will create a charming Christmas tree made from buttons. We'll center the button tree on a picture frame for easy display - it'll be the center of attention during your holiday gatherings!

One of the cool things about this craft is that any holiday is open game for button art. In February, our class made beautiful framed button hearts. We loved the project so much that we're trying our hand at the Christmas tree design.


The second project will be on Saturday, December 2nd, beginning at 1pm. In this class, we'll make a gorgeous wreath using tulle fabric and embellishments. So many options here to make a unique door decor!

White tulle wreath - with removable poinsettia's - perfect for using at other occasions
Here are further class details:

WHERE:  Raquel Amaral Art Gallery – 1856 Colfax Street, 
                  Suite 6, Concord

COST:      $35 and includes all materials

PAYMENT DETAILS: advance payment is required to hold your place. Email me at and I will send you a Paypal invoice.
Let's make something together, make new friends, and start the holiday season with something beautiful made just by you!

See more of my artwork by clicking on the Etsy and Society6 tabs here. 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

New Projects - New 2 Day Sale!

Amber Up!

Before Black Friday, there's what I'm calling "Early Bird's Best" sale. Sunday, 11/19 through midnight Monday, 11/20, find my latest photography projects on Society6 all at 25% off. 

I can't wait for you to see what I've been working on - I'm very pleased with my work and hope you will be too.

Shown here, all but the piano photo were taken on my latest trip to Oahu. Hawaii truly is paradise and I couldn't help but find beautiful subjects to take pictures of. 

Take advantage of this sale and keep your eyes open for more of my artwork coming soon!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Kim Lawson Art goes live on Etsy!


I've been working hard preparing my photography artwork for my latest Etsy and Society6 online stores. I'm so excited to be able to showcase my photos! 

Using an "old school" 35mm camera is more satisfying to me than using a cell phone's camera. Today's cell phones take excellent pictures and are much easier to carry around than my heavy, bulky Olympus but I like using my cell phone to make calls. I think that 35mm cameras have more versatility and opportunity to get creative. I'll use my cell phone camera in a pinch though - photo opps can happen at anytime!

Alaskan barn painting

Vacations, road trips, a walk in a local park, shopping at the farmers market are just a few reasons to have that camera in hand. I like to get up close and personal with my subject, to try seeing every day objects in a new light. It's amazing and exhilerating!

I have beautiful images from large prints with mats, to note cards, to shower curtains, to leggings, and everything in between. More items will be added soon like....

Take a peek at my new Etsy and Society6 sites then add a comment here to let me know which photos and products are your favorite!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Art Sale Alert - Limited Time Offer - Just Today and Tomorrow!

Pretty in Pink canvas bag
"Flamin' Flamingo"

Hello, friends!

I wanted to tell you about an awesome sale on my Society 6 artwork - and it's only for today and tomorrow (November 12 & 13).

Take 25% off regular priced items using the code GIVEART25 at checkout. Just in time for holiday shopping, load up on gifts like wall art, bedspreads, pillows, cell phone cases, t-shirts, canvas bags, and more, all with my original art and photography.

"Something Fishy" 
Need new notecards?
Fountain Bleu notecards
Silly about stickers? 
Jungle Barbie stickers

How 'bout a backpack?
"Pink Starburst" 
"Going Nuts"

Yup! Those are waiting for you on my Society6 site  - unique, quality gift ideas brought to you by yours truly!

Bonus Offer: when you make a purchase and notify me via blog comment, I will send you a gift of an exclusive 8x10 matted photo! Woohoo!

"Flamingo Stretch" shower curtain

I will be adding new artwork soon so check back often!