Sunday, April 22, 2007

Monday Morning Purples

The purples beat the blues any day. Case in point is my Monday - Sprite of Inspiration:

As one of the Seven Daily Sprites, Monday was painted on her namesake day. After working for years strictly from references, I was inspired to do a series based entirely on intuition and what was happening with the paint. In order not to get a blob of ugliness, I limited my palette to be mostly monochromatic. This piece was painted in 2004, and I'm finally releasing the 11 x 14 inch original oil painting for sale. She has been an inspiration to me for three years, now it's time for her to move on.

Many people I know consider purple to be one of their favorite colors, and it's definitely mine. When I was a senior in high school all my cloths were different shades of purple, and I wore purple eyeshadow and eyeliner every day. Some people place different meanings with colors, and that is as true with purple as with every other color.

Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. Purple is associated with royalty. It symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. It conveys wealth and extravagance. Purple is associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic.

Colors are healing and have esoteric properties as well.

For color therapy, the color Purple assists with: Healing, power, strength, and spirituality.

Another one of the powerful and intense colors, purple when used correctly can enhance and strengthen healing and assist us in our journey towards true spirituality. Look for people you know to be spiritual "in-tune" and I am sure you will find some shade of the color purple on them.

In Astrology, the color Purple represents the star sun sign of Pisces.
Purple for it. I must be in-tune spiritually more often than I thought!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Spring Celebration Sale

SAVE 15% at on all prints, greeting cards, journals, castle canvases, original artwork, and art poems now through May!

I've been going stir crazy waiting for spring to arrive, and once it does I've got lots of work to do to get ready for my summer shows. Wyrdhaven Studio is out of paper and matboard stock, out of a scanner (may it rest in peace), and needs some serious help to keep Beth & family in ramen noodles. So I'm putting stuff on sale in the hopes of keeping our heads above water, and hopefully get some capital to make things better at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. But I need your help to make it all happen. Please shop at today or my next sale might just be a going out of business sale.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Original Fire Sprite

It's time to do a little spring cleaning, and we need to find a home for this lovely original piece of art. Click here for the ebay auction.

About the Image:

This lovely piece is an ORIGINAL pastel painting by Beth Hansen-Buth. Inspired by the element of fire, this piece is part of "Nature Spirits" collection. It is double matted to fit a 16 x 20 inch frame. It is also available as a signed and numbered limited edition mini-print from

Monday, April 2, 2007

New Cross-Stitch Patterns

There are new counted cross-stitch patterns available, including my Magic Mushrooms and the Seven Daily Sprites!

See all the patterns from Mystic Stitch