Tuesday, May 2, 2017

THE GEORGIANA COLLECTION

Watercolor mixed media journals and/or notebooks.  Great for jotting down ideas and for quick pencil sketches.  You can purchase through the Society6 website.  Web link located to the right of the web blog.


Thank you for reading my web blog.  It is very much appreciated.

Franchelle XO

Friday, April 28, 2017

DECORATIVE PILLOWS

My artwork is now selling on Society6. I have a range of products from throw pillows, iPad cases, art prints, coffee mugs, etc.  You will admire the products from Society6.  Here is a $10.00 reward just for you to say "Thank You' for purchasing my products. https://share.society6.com/x/BSRLED  

Below is an example of one of the pillows.


Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post and for purchasing products on Society6.

Franchelle XO

Thursday, April 13, 2017

EASTER SUNDAY

Wishing You and Your Family a Beautiful Easter Sunday.


Franchelle XO

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

DINNERWARE - PLACE CARDS

Watercolor. Splash. Art. Place cards.


There are times, I just love splashing on watercolors and using mixed media at the same time.  The results can be endless and, so much fun to create.

Franchelle XO

Friday, March 3, 2017

FLORAL CELL PHONE CASE

Art. Watercolor. Mixed Media. Surface Patterns. Florals.


Another audition. Cell phone case.

Franchelle
DECORATIVE PILLOWS

Art. Watercolor. Mixed Media. Surface Patterns.


Audition. Pillows.

Franchelle
BABY ONESIE

Art. Watercolor. Surface Patterns. Florals.


Audition. Baby onesie. 

Franchelle 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

SOCIAL EXPRESSION

Watercolor. Art. Greeting Cards.


I really enjoy creating artwork for social expression.  It brings me a lot of joy to make people happy.  My brand colors are as follows: Various shades of pink, orange, yellow and green.  Sometimes, I also venture into various shades of purple, because my granddaughter (9 years old) loves the color.

Also, our family will be blessed with another granddaughter, Spring 2017.  My brand colors are perfect for my art licensing business.

I hope your Wednesday has been perfect.

Franchelle 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

FABRIC COLLECTION

Art. Watercolor. Surface Patterns. Florals and Geometrics.


My blog has been converted to showcase surface patterns created for art licensing.  I have worked with many wholesale manufacturers, such as tote bags, ceramics, children's furniture, checks, wall paper, pet products, fabric, and many more.  If you would like to work with my design studio, please, send an email via the "Contact Form" on this blog.

Sincerely,
Franchelle

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

I know it's a little early, although, this post will encourage you to start thinking about this day.  Wishing everyone a "Happy Valentine's Day." Remember to say "I Love You" to the special people in your life.


Franchelle

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

MAKE IT IN DESIGN

This year, I decided to sign-up for the "Make it in Design" Winter School.  I entered a little late, so I had to quickly catch up with class. The first assignment was to create a pattern called "Dark Veil" in black and white. It's not easy creating in black and white, especially, since it feels more natural creating in color.  Below is the pattern "Dark Veil", auditioning on my web blog.



If you love creating and designing surface patterns, please head on over to "Make it in Design." The website is listed on the right hand side of the web blog.

Sincerely, XO
Franchelle

Thursday, December 15, 2016

ALL IS CALM AND ALL IS BRIGHT!

I hope everything is calm and bright in your world.  Christmas and the New Year are fast approaching and, I'm behind the eight ball.  How about you? Below is a new piece of artwork I hope you enjoy.  Maybe, this is why I'm behind the eight ball, because, now that I'm feeling better, the only thing I want to do is create. Ho! Ho! Ho!


Here is to You and Yours!

Sincerely,
Franchelle Contreras
XO

Thursday, December 8, 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

It's been quite a while, since, my last blog post.  I had a very busy last two months.  I do hope this message finds you happy and in perfect health. The artwork below was made especially for "YOU."


I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Sincerely,
Franchelle
XO

Thursday, September 1, 2016

STRENGTH HOPE LOVE CURE

I hope one day there will be a cure for all cancers.  Wouldn't that be wonderful? I do know not all cancers are curable. This is what I hope and pray for that each individual fighting cancer will be cured.  The artwork below is for YOU.



Blessings to everyone fighting cancer.

Franchelle

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

EVERYTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE....

Will you allow yourself to go there? To imagine everything that life has to offer you? If we would allow ourselves to imagine all the possibilities, we would have so much to do in life in the way of living and creating, it would be endless.  The message below is a little bit Picasso, the famous painter and, a little bit me.  When I seen the quote from Picasso, I started wondering about my own imagination and, I how hinder it and, I do not always allow it to blossom.  The imagination is wonderful, it can take us anywhere, if we allow it.  So, go ahead, use it, where will it take you, what will you be doing? 


Blessings XO

Franchelle

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

LOVE IS A GIFT, CHERISH IT

This week, I was thinking about all the artwork I have created, wondering what to do with it all.  Since, the end of 2012, so much has happened in my life.  Many ups and downs, twists and turns.  With that being said, I have decided to place the artwork with inspirational calligraphy quotes to uplift others that may be struggling through life. I believe everyone needs prayer and encouragement. Don't You?  The message below is about Love, to make sure we Cherish it and, do not throw it away needlessly. If you are loved by your family and friends, please make sure to return the love back to them. Never take love for granted. 


Sending many blessings you way.... XO

Franchelle

Thursday, July 21, 2016

CANCER FREE

On Tuesday, July 19th, I had an appointment with the Oncologist and, received very good news.  I am CANCER FREE!!  I am very grateful to my family, friends, and doctors.  I want to say Thank You so much for your love and support.  I will forever be grateful!!


Sincerely, XO
Franchelle

Saturday, July 2, 2016

COCO CHANEL - INSPIRES! 

To all the Coco Chanel's, wishing you a wonderful weekend. I will be spending time with family, which is always fun.  I have now returned to designing, full-time. Can you envision the smile on my face. I am very happy to say the least.  I hope this blog spot finds you happy and healthy. 

Sincerely, 
Franchelle

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

REACHING OUT TO SAY "HELLO"

I hope your summer is going well and that you're having a great time. New artwork from my studio.  Mixing artwork with calligraphy.  I am having so much fun.  Love learning something new.  Maybe, you will give creativity a try.  Being creative is a wonderful way to heal the body, mind and, soul.



Wishing you a wonderful summer!!

Sincerely,
Franchelle

Monday, June 13, 2016

CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY

As we know, happiness is a choice.  Today, I hope you "Choose to be Happy", even in the midst of the storms...



Sincerely,
Franchelle

Monday, June 6, 2016

JOY COMES IN THE MORNING

I am so happy to announce, I have finished Chemo/Radiation therapy.  It has been a long road.  Without God, my doctors, my family and friends, I am not sure, I would be typing this blog post. I was supported all the way through treatment, which I am truly grateful. If you have never had radiation, it takes you to the brink of death, depending on where you receive radiation.  The recovery was horrible and very difficult to overcome. Without my husband taking care of me on a daily basis, I would of not been able to make it through. He was so loving and caring towards me, it really helped me to stay strong.  I have been praying for all cancer patients.  My hope is that everyone will be healed from this disease. It seems, that cancer is hitting people more and more each day and, it's not an easy road to walk.  I am asking for everyone reading this post, please pray for all cancer patients or anyone who is dealing with a physical or emotional illness.  Prayer is very important!!



I am so happy to be sitting up and typing this message.  It truly is a miracle!!

Sincerely,
Franchelle

Monday, May 9, 2016

MAKE EACH DAY COUNT

Now, that I'm in treatment for cancer, I no longer take any of my days for granted. I want you to do the same.  Everyday, when you wake up, be thankful for another day of life. Whatever needs to be taken care of, just do it.  I also mean relationships, if there are any loose ends that need to be resolved, I encourage you do so.  We really never know when our life will end and, until that time comes for me, I want to make sure I have no regrets. This piece of artwork is from my heart.  The verse states "Life is Like a Rose, it will wilt, if not watered."  Make sure to water your life everyday with love, hope, happiness, and kindness for your family, friends and, neighbors.


Wishing you all the best!

Franchelle

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Wishing You...

As I am receiving treatment, I will try my best to keep up with my web blog.  Today, the message is short, although, comes from my heart.


Sincerely,
Franchelle

Friday, April 29, 2016

CANCER HITS....

Hello, some of you may have noticed, I have not been on my blog as of late. Two months ago, I was diagnosed with stage two cancer.  After, having three stressful years, I am now a firm believer, stress is not good for our body, especially chronic stress. I will be in treatment for 6 weeks, thereafter, my hope is to be cancer free.  I now realize what it means to be diagnosed with cancer.  It's not an easy road to walk. All the emotions and fear that comes along with it. Although, after, starting treatment, my fear has now vanished and, I am ready to kick this beast in the butt. I have a really good support team, God, my wonderful team of doctors, my husband, family and friends. If you or any of your family members have been diagnosed with cancer, my prayer for you and for them is to receive healing from this disease. Thank you for visiting my web blog. 


May God Bless You and Your Family!!

Sincerely,
Franchelle

Thursday, February 18, 2016

INSPIRED BY ART

What inspires you? Muse. Magic. Leave room for inspiration to flow through in and out of you.  Daily inspiration.  It could music, writing, painting...whatever it is for you, just do it.  Move forward, create magic.  Below is the surface pattern I created yesterday in the round.  Bright and cheerful!!


Spring is almost here.  I am excited. How about you? XO

Sincerely,
Franchelle

Thursday, January 28, 2016

SPLAT!!

That's it! What's more to say...I love working with ink.




Have a great weekend!! XO

Sincerely,
Franchelle

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

NO EXPECTATIONS

I do not have one or two techniques, but, many.  I like drawing, painting, using the calligraphy pen and, color.  There are times, I often paint many motifs, afterwards, I start placing together in a design pattern.  It's always good to challenge ourselves with creativity.  My work is often successful when I am not really thinking about the end results, but, rather allow the creativity to flow freely.

Below is a new piece of artwork.  I hope you adore it as much as I do. Auditioning three different colorways.






I have my own style, which, I truly love and adore.

Wishing you a fabulous week. XO

Sincerely,
Franchelle

Friday, January 22, 2016

FUN AND FUNKY

From time to time, I like playing around with colors and design elements, creating nothing in particular.  The piece of artwork below shows how much fun creating can be for those having the desire. There are times, it just needs to be you and, your creativity.  The paints, paper, paint brushes, various mediums, it's all yours for the taking.  Jump in this weekend and, play.


Please, do not worry about the artwork being perfect.  Imperfections are beautiful. XO

Have a fabulous weekend!!

Sincerely, 
Franchelle

Thursday, January 21, 2016

FLOWER POWER

I have developed a very intuitive way of creating, since I am basically a self-taught artist, although, I have taken years of arts classes, private, group and, online (Internet) classes as well.  I did not attend an art institute, so I am considered self-taught. If you are self-taught, move forward in learning new skills. With having the internet, there are so many online classes, one can not say "I am not able to learn new art skills", because, if you really want to learn, you can achieve it.

Below is my latest piece of artwork.  I am calling the art "Flower Power", just for fun.


Wishing you a fantastic day. XO

Sincerely,
Franchelle

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

ARTISTIC CALM

"When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things." - Muriel Barbery.  I want you to know that you have "Greatness" within you. Remember to smile, enjoy the day that is given to you. Do not look to the past, only look forward to the future, but, also be present in the moment.  Cherish Moments of Solitude. Make sure to laugh often and, make time to play.

I hope my latest piece of artwork places a smile on your face. "Artistic Calm"

"The Good Life is Waiting for You." XO

Sincerely,
Franchelle