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Introducing Shayla Maddox – contributing writer

shayla maddox, artist

I met Shayla a while back in early 2008 on Etsy. We quickly become friends and even exchange handmade Christmas balls at Christmas each year with each other. While we have never met in real life, she is as dear to me as the friends I have in real life. And above that, she understands what it’s like to work online and be self employed in the fine art and illustration business. She is a beautiful person inside and out.

shayla maddox, light reactive painting, acrylic

Shayla lives with her husband and works out of her home studio in Southern California. Shayla will be contributing one blog post each Wednesday to the Art & Musings blog. Her posts will be about… to quote her…

A bit back I suddenly had this burst of an epiphany, from watching Sex and The City no less (which I wouldn’t say I watch regularly or am even a fan of, but there was nothing else on while I was sitting on the ground working on my Christmas balls and now I’m thinking it was bizarrely fated that I watched it.) Anyway, I suddenly saw myself writing a column, a Carrie Bradshaw like column, though discussing art and life as opposed to dating in NYC.

And a bit more about Shyala in her own words…

I paint, and travel, and absorb the universe. And then I paint about those things. My work is a blend of science, Zen style, and Sacred Geometry.

I am inspired by stars, moons, sunsets, tropical beaches, humidity, coloring books, crayons, glo-worms and lite-brites, the Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade, Jules Verne, The Science Channel, ancient technology and civilizations, the study of the universe, spirituality, stained glass windows, sea glass, telescopes, down-tempo music, Zen wisdom, rainbows, fireflies, water and light.

You can read Shayla’s personal Blog here and visit her Etsy Shop here.

Her first post will be up tomorrow!

Welcome Shayla! xo

Spring Cleaning Sale – 25% OFF

About once per season I run a lovely sale in the fine art shop.

Use coupon code “SPRING2011” for 25% OFF your total order during check-out.

This sale will run May 9th to May 14th in my Etsy Art Shop.

As wedding season approaches keep in mind that fine art does make a wonderful gift to those two special people who are tying the knot.

Everyone likes 25% OFF coupon codes right?

Black Friday Sale, Cyber Monday Sale, http://etsy.com/shop/jessicadoyle

UPDATE – the sale in now over.

From today until Cyber Monday, enter coupon code BLACKFRIDAY during check-out and you will receive 25% off your entire purchase excluding shipping costs. This is my biggest customer appreciation event of the year! And all products listed in my shop are in stock and ready to ship.

This sale is running in both my Etsy Art Shop and also on my special personal site, HandmadeCloud. The coupon code BLACKFRIDAY works in both shops. (Sale begins today and ends on Monday the 29th at the stroke of midnight EST)

HandmadeCloud Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale! artist Jessica Doyle

If I have entertained you, enlightened you, taught you something you didn’t know or even just made you smile with my art and writing over this past year, please do consider sharing the link to this blog post with your friends and family on your Facebook, Twitter or via email.

Thank you from both me and Missy the cat! Happy Holidays! :)

Make me an offer 72 HOUR Original Art SALE

Jessica Doyle Sale artwork originals shopping wall decor illustration christmas gifts

Is there an original in my Etsy shop or on HandmadeCloud that you just must have to hang on your lovely wall or need as a gracious gift for this fast approaching and upcoming holiday season?

Make me an offer during the next 72 hours on any (or all) original(s) and if I accept your offer, I’ll reduce the price of the original for you to purchase immediately.

Simply contact me or leave a comment below with your offer and the link(s) to the work you would like to own.

This sale is only good on original artwork and illustration. And I can guarantee that any reasonable offer(s) will be accepted.

Where are those special one of kind originals you ask?

Originals on HandmadeCloud
Originals on Etsy

Thank you!