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Original Watercolor Floral Paintings by Abby Laurence

Pink Rose Original Watercolor Floral Painting by Abby LaurenceWe have some beautiful original, one-of-a-kind watercolor paintings of flowers by artist Abby Laurence, over in our Etsy art shop.

Pink Rose Original Watercolor Floral Painting by Abby LaurenceWe have pink roses, a pink and a blue iris, purple and mauve pansies, and pink cosmos flowers.

Pink Rose Original Watercolor Floral Painting by Abby LaurenceThese botanical florals are hand painted on archival, acid-free art board and are hand signed by the artist.

Pink Rose Original Watercolor Floral Painting by Abby LaurenceThe flowers float on 8 x 10 inch ivory backgrounds. These are original watercolor paintings, not a reproductions.

Pink Iris Original Watercolor Floral Painting by Abby LaurenceAbby Laurence has had a lifelong love of flowers and considers the garden to be the most infinitely beautiful and inspiring place to be.

Blue Iris Original Watercolor Floral Painting by Abby LaurenceShe loves to capture the delicate color and exquisite detail found in flowers, or in the faces of kittens, another of her favorite subjects.

Purple Pansies Original Watercolor Floral Painting by Abby LaurenceAbby’s flower paintings have been licensed for prints that have been published and distributed worldwide through a publishing house.

Pink Rose Original Watercolor Floral Painting by Abby LaurenceHer floral, cat, and kitten paintings have also been licensed to Candamar Designs, Janlynn, and JCA for needlework kits.

Pink Cosmos Flowers Original Watercolor Floral Painting by Abby LaurenceThese are copyrighted original works of art, all rights reserved by the artist.

Pink Rose Original Watercolor Floral Painting by Abby LaurencePlease visit our Ruffing’s Etsy art shop for more original works of art, art prints, and art dolls.

Mauve Pansies Original Watercolor Floral Painting by Abby Laurence

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New Etsy shop for a new year

Ruffings' new Etsy shop banner by Elizabeth RuffingHappy new year everyone! In honor of 1/1/11, I got up this morning and opened a new collective Etsy shop for Ruffing’s. Now we won’t have to debate over whose shop should have whose jointly-made art. This shop will be for all the fine art by myself, Elizabeth Ruffing, my mom, A E Ruffing, Max Bailey, and Abby Laurence, and everything made by any combination of the aforementioned thereof 🙂 Since we share a workspace, supplies, and advice for each other, it makes sense. Update: All our art will now be on our Ruffing’s website. Please visit our Ruffing’s shop.

We’ll be migrating our art, including all my whimsical, play-with-me-type art and toys, from my Etsy toy shop and our Ruffing’s Etsy shop, over to our Ruffing’s shop on this website, until it is all organized.

I even made a new banner for our Ruffing’s shop this morning before I had breakfast. How is that for tackling a new Year’s resolution? I hope 2011 is full of wonderful things to come!

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Etsy for Animals: Artists Helping Animals


Mom and I joined Etsy for Animals just recently. This is a group of artists and craftspeople who have shops on Etsy, and who love and want to help animals. Many of them donate a percentage of their Etsy shop sales to animal charities each month. They also have an Etsy for Animals Shop. Items from this shop are donated by members, and 100% of the proceeds go to animal charities. You might want to check out their blog too.
We will be donating 10% of our Etsy shop sales (less shipping) to animal charities each month. My mom, along with Max Bailey, and later Abby Laurence, can be found at Art from the Studio of A E Ruffing on Etsy, and I can be found at The Art of Elizabeth Ruffing on Etsy.
Incidentally, I’ve also added the EFA links on the right sidebar of our blogs, along with a new categories section on the Ruffing’s blog. Now it is a bit easier to find things…I hope.