Friday, December 9, 2011

Giveaway Winners!

Congratulations to Kim, Lori, and Kathy for winning
Cindy Lu's Muse's Holiday Giveaway!!


 


And for all those who may be interested in purchasing one of these items, visit my etsy shops:

(Enter HOLIDAY2011 at checkout
for 20% off through the end of the year!! )

Friday, December 2, 2011

Little Paws, Big Hearts!

Last year I donated some pet portraits to a wonderful organization's annual dinner and auction:  Almost Home Foundation's Little Paws, Big Hearts Dinner and Auction to benefit rescued dogs and cats.  The Almost Home Foundation is an all volunteer organization based in northern Illinois that rescues more than 1,000 dogs and cats every year and I am honored to be a part of this great cause once again. 

holiday party 

This year I am donating one Personalized Mini Pet Portrait Ornament!  I am so excited to see who wins!!


AND ONE MORE THING....I am also honored to be a part of a great pet lovers holiday giveaway found on Cindy Lu's Muse blog!  One of my personalized pet portrait ornaments, a set of my 20 hand painted cat cards, as well as a monthly calendar featuring some of my watercolor dog paintings are ALL being given away!! 

 


Just leave a comment to be entered and/or head over to Cindy Lu's Muse! If you'd like to up your chances of winning, she's offering additional means to do so. The contest will run until midnight, CST, Tuesday (12/06). Winners will be chosen by Random.org.


Monday, November 7, 2011

Happy Birthday!

A year ago today we adopted our adorable little guy and named him Vedder.  It's been a great year! 

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Winterberry Red ~ New Card Box Set!

New from BecArtDesign!
Perfect for the holidays--to give as a gift or to send to friends and family!
This new set of 20 cards features red winterberry hand painted on each individual folded card in watercolor.  Set includes 20 soft white envelopes and measure 4"x5.25". They come packaged in a handmade watercolor box, protected with vellum and held together with an embellished band.  You can even view a video of the 'making-of' the box on Becky Sorrentino Studio on Facebook! (And while you're there, why not 'Like' the page?!) ;)





 Like most all of my hand painted cards, they are great artwork to frame and hang as well! And a bonus with this winterberry design is that it can be viewed horizontally AND vertically!! 




To purchase a set of 'Winterberry Red', visit BecArtDesign on Etsy. 
For a limited time, enter HOLIDAY2011 at checkout to receive 20% off!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Peek at Christmas?

Did you ever peek at Christmas?  I did... :)  (but I blame my sister for it---she couldn't stand the wait and always had to snoop around!) Here's a peek at my new Christmas cards for family and friends this year!  For the last few years I have made/painted/assembled my own holiday cards to send out and this year will be no different.  I have some plans for these little painted images and you'll just have to watch your mailbox (or check back here!) to find out what!

In the meantime, check out my etsy shops for some great gift ideas....and enter HOLIDAY2011 at checkout for 20% off cards AND Mini Pet Portraits!!

BecArtDesign ~ find great hand painted watercolor cards

BecArt ~ the one and only spot for customized Pet Portrait Ornaments AND original artwork!



Wednesday, September 21, 2011

They're Back!

Customized Mini Pet Portraits
~ Decorative Ornaments ~

Back by popular demand!  I am taking orders now for these one-of-a-kind handmade gifts---this year handmade watercolor boxes included FREE with EVERY order!


Send me a photo of your furry friend and I will create an original hand painted decorative ornament! Piece features 3"x3" watercolor painting and wire-shaped lettering of your choice. Ribbon attached to top for easy hanging. Instructions on how to place an order below!


HOW TO PLACE AN ORDER
Send me... an email request or a convo through Etsy that includes the following:
1. At least one photo attachment (more than one photo is fine and gives me more options and a better look at your pet!) of the animal you wish to have painted.
2. Background color choice.
3. Word(s) you wish to have on the back. No more than two words. (examples: --your pet's name--best friend--meow--woof--love)
4. Symbol choice for the back (see example: dog bone, heart, mouse, paw print)


Once we have nailed down what you want, I will create a RESERVED listing for you on Etsy. After payment is recieved, I will begin creating! An email will be sent when your portrait is complete and sent out!

**Shipping charges applied on Etsy**
**NOTE: These are made to order. Because each piece is an original work of art please allow for 1-2 weeks after order is placed and payment is finalized for delivery.


Check BecArt on Etsy for pricing.


colors and symbols to choose from:
red
blue
green
yellow


heart
dog bone
paw print
mouse

**Due to variances from computer to computer, colors may not be exactly the same. Also, because these pieces are individually created, differences in color and symbol shapes will occur. These images are meant to give a general idea.


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Something New...

Some of the cards I have painted recently for customers...hand painted and hand cut....blank space on front for personalization!





Tuesday, August 16, 2011

car·i·ca·ture

I received a request recently for a caricature drawing. I have never really attempted one before and decided to give it a try. I think it turned out well and was fun to do! Happy Birthday Shelly! ;)

caricature: [kar-i-kuh-cher] A representation, especially pictorial or literary, in which the subject's distinctive features or peculiarities are deliberately exaggerated to produce a comic effect.

Monday, August 8, 2011

They're here!

New on Etsy! Hand painted wedding invitations....
Deep vibrant colors perfect for an autumn wedding! Been busy creating these for a custom order and because I am so pleased with the outcome I have decided to offer them in my Etsy shop. What other way to introduce guests to your special day than with a one of a kind piece of art for an invitation? Each and every one is completely hand painted, making it a great gift for all of your guests as well!
Additional designs forthcoming. :)

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Long time no post!

I hope everyone has been enjoying the summer!
Hopefully the work I'll be posting in the near future will be well worth the wait though....a peek at the Calla Invites I just finished up below!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Mother's Day 2011


Don't Forget Mom!
Mother's Day is in two weeks: May 8th!


Not much time left to order your one-of-a-kind Hand Painted, Hand Cut, 'Mom' cards, so place your order now! Cards are $15 and come with envelope and mat for framing! Gift and card in one. (price does not include shipping) Check out some examples below and visit my website and Etsy Shop for more. Contact RSorrentino [at] yahoo.com with questions and orders!






Monday, April 4, 2011

60 Hand Painted Calla Lilies...Check!

I have finally completed painting the calla lilies for the wedding invitation set! They did take a little longer than expected (hence the gap in time since my last post!) however, I am very pleased with the outcome. All 60 have also been cut out and are ready for mounting! Check back soon for the next step and more pictures! Also, I will be posting shortly about my hand painted/hand cut Mother's Day cards...if interested, place your orders ASAP! :)