'Tis the season

Nov 30, 2020

If it's your tradition of getting out the stand and putting up a tree, now's the time. Suddenly, wherever you put it, the space is transformed from same old same old to something magical. Let this year be something special that rejuvenates...just like the fresh scent of balsam and pine.
AOTW is mystical and magical imagery from Sue Clyne. We feature fresh bright paintings from Mary Irwin and show off graphic illustration art from Lanre Adefoiye on Needlepoint kits. Good Health to all. https://conta.cc/37ounbZ

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Thanksgiving week

Nov 23, 2020

An appropriate theme this month has been about giving and being thankful, but also emphasizing that it's about the everyday to recognize special things, not just waiting for special occasions. Our quote for this week is referenced from an older book by British Author Steve Goodie, writing about the "Riches from the Heart". When you continually work at something that benefits others, the doing slowly becomes being and no longer feels like a task that needs to be done. Sounds like happiness to me...
AOTW is Hippie Hound Studios...now here's some pretty happy critters in brightly painted colors!
Happy Thanksgiving to you: https://conta.cc/3lWCJxT

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Being Thankful

Nov 16, 2020

It shouldn't just be about this time of year, although, that's why we have Thanksgiving. But being thankful on any given day ...or everyday ... is a way of letting go of "never being enough" and recognizing the joy of appreciating all that surrounds you. We offer up a wonderful quote by the spiritual teacher and author, Eckhart Tolle to accompany grateful images in our archive. AOTW, Jennifer Stottle Taylor paints with elegance and expression as well as our featured artist, Sue Davis. Beautifully harmonious illustrations...and nothing like a collection of puzzles to bring harmony into the household, 4 season art by Bigelow Illustrations.
Grateful for all of you , cheers: https://conta.cc/3pyA7bE

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Just Breathe

Nov 09, 2020

Here at ALI, we feel fortunate that we've been able to continue our work offering great imagery that brings simple joy to all that is out there. So, naturally we want to expand on this and be part of the positive energy momentum that is our amazing universe. Today we start a weekly inspirational quote to tie into a theme of chosen images from our archive.
Many of us have been holding onto stress with these crazy times. We invite you take time out to just breathe, allowing a release of what's accumulated in the mind and the body....and enjoy a few peace-providing visuals along with it.
Our AOTW, Jim Hansel certainly is no stranger to creating bucolic country imagery. Also, a look to featured artist, Joshua Ben King whose paintings inspire serenity in life.... and more on a big trend in fabric ...large format panels ( 2 yards! ) of beautiful deer in the fall landscape by Lambson's Wildlife Art.
Thank you from all of us and Enjoy https://conta.cc/2IjHjXU

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Turning Point

Nov 03, 2020

As seasonal marketing has reinvented itself and Black Friday is virtually every friday, the start of November designates the beginning of the upcoming holidays...and a lot of new ways of thinking about them. Our themes for this month will reflect a changing world...but staying joyful within it and towards others. What better way to share abundance than images of the harvest cornucopia. We show off the beautiful photography of Down Under artist, Lincoln Harrison as our AOTW. We also showcase oldies 'but goodies from Nicky Boehme who continues painting the classics. A rainbow colored succulent image by Cora Niele, perfect for puzzles. Thank you for click thru: https://conta.cc/32b8xHh

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