First Friday Tomorrow!

DSCN0367Join me for a festive September First Friday Artwalk this Friday from 5-8pm.  The studio is filled with color & cheer & I’ll be sampling out some yummy vegan treats too.  And “The Calvin Sale” is STILL going on, so come shop for some art.  I hope to see you tomorrow.  Cheers! xox

Open Studios Tour

The Open Studios Tour is THIS Sunday!  Come spend the day on the East End & visit 12 different artists’ studios while meandering through the scenic streets of Munjoy Hill.  Pack a picnic or get some yummy food from one of our neighborhood restaurants or markets.  This day is always so much fun!  And there are AMAZING prizes at the end of the day.  Don’t miss it!  And of course the “Calvin Sale” paintings will be here & lots more.  Hope to see you Sunday!

The Calvin SALE

While I was in Vermont last week enjoying some Summer fun at my family’s cottage on Lake Champlain, my pup, Calvin, got injured.  There was no particular event or apparent reason for the injury, but Calvin just started screaming on our first morning there.  We couldn’t tell if it was his head, neck, legs, or what.  I checked him over & had him rest on his beddie.  He seemed better for a little bit, but then he would move funny & start screaming again.  I had never heard or seen a dog in pain like that–it broke my heart.  I took him to the local vet & they said it looked like a back or neck injury & they gave him a painkiller & muscle relaxant & said with some rest he may improve … & if not to take him to a neurologist when we got home.

It looked liked he was making headway, but Saturday morning after he went out to tinkle, he completely froze up.  He couldn’t stand or walk at all. It was so scary.  We grabbed him & headed over to the ER/Maine Veterinary Referral Center to have him checked out.  He was in a lot of pain, terrified and couldn’t move.  They told us it looked like a ruptured disc & that he’d likely need surgery.  We left him there overnight for some tests & an MRI.

Long story short, Calvin did not require surgery & is now walking after a steroid treatment.  He is still a little tired & weak in his legs, but his sassy little personality is back & we are so relieved.  Calvin is supposed to lay low for 8 weeks & avoid jumping, climbing & play with his boisterous sister, Zoe.  That will be a challenge … as will monitoring his reactive personality.

Between the 2 vet visits the tab came to over $3600.  OUCH!  To help offset the costs of the bills I am offering a crazy good CALVIN SALE on some of my larger pieces, as well as a 2 month payment plan, if needed.  🙂 If you have ever wanted a larger “EFraser” painting to hang on your wall, now would be the time!  I’ve never made an offer like this before & don’t plan on doing it again.  🙂  Shop away!  Click here to view the amazing deals!

COMMISSIONS: I am also offering LARGE commissions or pet portraits (36×36 or 30×40) for $600 instead of $1000.  Click on the appropriate link to place your order & simply e-mail me several pics of what you would like painted to elizabeth@fraserartstudio.com.  Local commission, to be picked upCommission to be shipped.

LOVE:  And Calvin is charging $10 for 20 minutes of love.  If you choose this option, you will receive 3 Calvin notecards.  🙂  Click here to purchase 20 minutes of Calvin Love.

Thanks for reading my story & for your support of my artwork.  YOU ROCK!  xoxo Elizabeth, Maureen, Calvin, Zoe, Fonzi & Chickpea

 

First Friday Artwalk on March 1st

Kick off the first day of March with a colorful visit to Fraser Art Studio for First Friday Artwalk … not only do I have a vibrant selection of daily paintings, but I also have gorgeous handmade belts from Peru & RAWsome Kids Gone Raw snacks for sale too (kale chips, granola, crawkers & fruit rollups).

I hope you will drop by 81 Congress Street on Munjoy Hill for a visit tomorrow, Fri, March 1st from 5-8pm for a wicked good time!

Funky & Fabulous at Fraser Art Studio

Join me & a bunch of my AMAZING artist friends for a funky & fabulous art sale in my studio!  My studio gets transformed into a show for the Holidays & it is always filled with the most incredible gift items … truly, something for everyone.  Put it on you calendar & come visit!  See pics of some of the goods here & join our event on facebook!

Fri, Dec 7th, 5-8pm • Sat & Sun, Dec 8th & 9th, 10am-5pm

Thurs, Dec 13th – Sun, Dec 16th, 10am-5pm

Thurs, Dec 20th – Sat, Dec 22th, 10am-5pm

If you bring 3 items to donate to either the Animal Refuge League  or the Good Shepherd Food Bank, you will receive 10% off art & craft items.  Click the links to see what they are in need of!  Or you can make a cash donation too.

Participating artists include:  Avery’s Kids Art • Crazy Dick’s Cajun FoodsDr. DandelionElizabeth’s Pet Portraits & Daily PaintingsGirl Gone RawHolly Karolkowski’s arts & craftsKids Gone Raw • Laurel Waterman Lopez’s soaps & such • Lost Monster DesignsMassage MedicineMichael Fraser’s oil paintings • Tabitha Hilton’s beaded jewelry • Think Greene, Design in the Art of sewingWet Paint! Studios