Wednesday, October 24, 2012

You Are My Sunshine – Always and Forever - original acrylic painting by Nancy Laliberte

"You Are My Sunshine – Always and Forever"
© Nancy Laliberte
10" x 8" acrylic on canvas panel

I looove being a part of surprises and gifts, and painting commissions give me the opportunity to do just that! A collector called me after seeing my sunflower post last week, and requested a larger version for an anniversary gift. How sweet is that?! This morning I received an email saying, "She has the gift and she loves it..." Totally made my day! Happy Anniversary B and C!

All framed and ready to go. 

Original art is a wonderful, lasting gift for any occasion. Commissions are always welcomed whether it is a painting you fell in love with on my blog or website and it has already sold, or your own image of a special place, person, or thing. Contact me at and we will work out the details. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

You Are My Sunshine, and more...

"You Are My Sunshine"
 © Nancy Laliberte
8" x 6" acrylic on panel

Recently The Women's Community of Wausau held their annual fundraiser, The Art of Healing. Several Wausau area artists, myself included, contributed artwork for the auction portion of the event. "You Are My Sunshine" has made a bright and cheery addition to someone's growing art collection, and helped a very important organization in the process. 

The "and more" part 
Tuesday evening, October 16th, I will be facilitating a session on "The Art of Care" at Aspirus Women's Health annual "Goin' Out for The Girls"event. In my session, each participant will be creating a Gratitude Journal through stamping, collaging, painting and writing. There will be all kinds of fun papers, inks, paint, stamps, word tickets and other ephemera along with suggestions to make each journal unique. Why a Gratitude Journal? Scientists have done studies showing that having a positive outlook and an "attitude of gratitude" can make a difference in healing and happiness. I wholeheartedly agree! As a 11+ year breast cancer survivor, I know first-hand how attitude can be everything in making it through a health crisis or personal crisis of any kind. The event runs from 5:30 - 8:00 pm at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. There are still some spaces available, just call 800-847-4707 to register. So gather up your girlfriends and treat yourselves to a FREE night of "Goin' Out for The Girls!" See you there!