Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Save Money This Christmas with Generous Discounts on Gifts

Great savings just in time for Christmas at  https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/winsome-gunning

Fine Art America has outlets all around the world and these generous discounts apply worldwide.


A special concession for free ground shipping to U.S.buyers from November 22nd to November 26th. See bottom of post.


Tote Bag featuring the painting Blossom Morning by Winsome Gunning
Blossom Morning Tote Bag

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November 29th

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25% Off Tote Bags, Weekender Tote Bags, and Zip Pouches 

 

 

Canvas Print featuring the painting Winter Beach by Winsome Gunning
Winter Beach Canvas Print

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December 3rd

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25% Off Wall Art (Canvas Prints, Framed Prints, Posters, Wood Prints, Metal Prints, Acrylic Prints, and Tapestries)

 

Moon Duvet Cover featuring the painting Clay Moon by Winsome Gunning
Clay Moon Duvet Cover

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December 5th

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25% Off Home Decor (T

Throw Pillows, Duvet Covers, Shower Curtains, Bath Towels, Coffee Mugs, and Fleece Blankets

 


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The Little Pine Tree Phone Case

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December 7th

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25% Off Phone Cases

 

 

 

And for U.S. buyers 

 

November 22nd - November 26th

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Free Ground Shipping on All U.S. Orders

 



Additional Information
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All of the promotions begin at 12:00 AM Eastern U.S. time on the listed start date and end at 11:59 PM Eastern U.S. time on the end date.  If only one date is listed, then the promotion starts and ends on the same day.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Ten Plus Special Ways to Bring My Garden To You

My organic food garden has brought such joy into my life that I decided to share it with you. 

From a series of carefully selected images here are 11 special throw cushions sharing different corners of my garden. 

Lavender Throw Pillow featuring the digital art Lavender Moment by Winsome Gunning
Lavender Moment Throw Pillow


The first is from the lavender I have grown from cuttings

It now abounds around my garden in large strong bushes which stand up to drought and heat.

The flowers not only give joy to friends but attract bees to pollinate my fruit trees.

I especially love taking bunches of lavender when I visit friends.

A few bunches close by calm the spirit.

Garden Throw Pillow featuring the digital art Garden Flavor by Winsome Gunning
Garden Flavor Throw Pillow
Orange Throw Pillow featuring the digital art Hidden Gems by Winsome Gunning
Hidden Gems Throw Pillow
Flowers Throw Pillow featuring the digital art Garden Love by Winsome Gunning
Garden Love Throw Pillow

                                       

Nasturtiums abound throughout my garden.


I love the the intensity of their color and somehow they always make me smile they are so cheerful.

As well as their wonderful color they also are used in my garden to attract the bees.

Their leaves and flowers also add a spicy bit to a salad as well as an inviting look.

The seed pods can also be pickled and make a great substitute for capers.

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Mulberry Moment Throw Pillow
 

Garden Throw Pillow featuring the digital art The New Mulberries by Winsome Gunning
The New Mulberries Throw Pillow
Mulberries are another favorite in my garden.

So many sweet and juicy fruits.

Both the birds and I love these so it is first in best served.


Cuttings from this plant have created several more mulberry bushes in my own garden and the gardens of friends.

Mulberries are certainly the fruit that keeps on giving.



Rose Apple Throw Pillow featuring the digital art The Rose Apple by Winsome Gunning
The Rose Apple Throw Pillow

This Rose Apple image is special as it is the first rose apple ever on this tree.


This was the first tree planted in my garden and it was given to me by the local council.

I dug a hole where I wanted it to grow and watered it regularly but it began to die.

I really thought the tree's life was over but I dug it out and placed it at the very bottom of my garden.

Now it is a mighty tree. It finally found its special place.

And that little apple really did smell like roses. 


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Flower Gems Throw Pillow
Flowers Throw Pillow featuring the digital art Frangipani Moment by Winsome Gunning
Frangipani Moment Throw Pillow

Frangipani are another favorite in my garden.


It would never be summer without their sweet scent and lush colors.

They also seem to always be full of lively energy.

I love these special flowers.
Frangipani Throw Pillow featuring the digital art Gardren Joy by Winsome Gunning
Garden Joy Throw Pillow

Garden Throw Pillow featuring the digital art Perilla Beauty by Winsome Gunning
Perilla Beauty Throw Pillow

Perilla it a wonderful herb with a unique flavor much loved in Japanese cooking.


It also abounds in my garden and self seeds itself each year.

Love its delicate colors and could not resist adding it to the images I selected for my throw pillows.


There are further throw pillows from my garden and artworks at https://winsome-gunning.pixels.com/shop/throw+pillows


I do hope you enjoy my products and that they add to your home and that of your friends. 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Unique Earth Inspired Gift Ideas from Original Artworks

Nature Canvas Print featuring the painting Oranges Song by Winsome Gunning Oranges Song Canvas Print
Garden Carry-all Pouch featuring the painting Garden Of Joy by Winsome Gunning
Garden of Joy Carry-all Pouch

There is nothing better than to share joy with a well chosen gift.

 

Flowers Galaxy S8 Case featuring the painting The Three Daisies by Winsome Gunning
The Three Daisies Galaxy S8 Case
My Art Site at Fine Art America offers a wide  range of top quality products from my original artworks which I hope you will consider for gifts for yourself or someone special.

So far all purchasers from my site have expressed how pleased they are with the quality of the items and the top service they received.

I am proud to continue having my products with Fine Art America after discovering how professional they are in all aspects of their production.

 

They also offer such a contemporary and diverse range of products.




At my site with Fine Art America you will find a range of images each of which will allow you to enter a collection of my themed artworks.
Flowers Duvet Cover featuring the painting Spring Blossom by Winsome Gunning Spring Blossom Duvet Cover

Clicking each  artwork will introduce you to the full range of products available for that image.

You will be able to select not only a variety of sizes and materials but also how you want the image placed on your selected item.

Moon Throw Pillow featuring the painting Clay Moon by Winsome Gunning
Clay Moon Throw Cushion

 

To introduce you to the variety of items available on my site I have given you a collection of links directly to product items available on the site.


The art images on my site are all inspired by my own journey in and towards sustainable living.

Dune Fleece Blanket featuring the painting The Living Dunes by Winsome Gunning
The Living Dunes Fleece Blanket
Many painted prior to getting my own land express my deep longing to reconnect with the beauty and power that is part of connecting to our living earth.
Tree Canvas Print featuring the painting The Tree by Winsome Gunning
The Tree Canvas Print

I feel so strongly the need for us all to work together to renew our planet. 


Beaches Yoga Mat featuring the painting Water And Earth by Winsome Gunning
Water and Earth Yoga Mat
I do hope you enjoy my images and that some of them will be something to wish to enjoy or share.


 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

FREE SHIPPING ON GIFTS THIS WEEKEND

FREE SHIPPING IN US THIS WEEKEND FOR YOUR XMAS GIFTS

The holiday season is right around the corner, and as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end here in the United States, we wanted to offer our shoppers some extra Daylight "Savings" in the form of free shipping this weekend!

Starting Friday morning (November 2nd) at 12:00 AM Eastern time, we're offering free ground shipping on all orders placed through FAA or Pixels and shipping to any destination in the United States.

The offer will run from Friday morning through Sunday night at midnight Eastern.


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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Creating Viable Urban Food Systems


Creating viable urban food systems is part of creating a healthy planet.

By using sustainable organic methods to renew soil and grow healthy food we can all be part of healing our planet.


One way to do this is at a community garden where people work together to grow healthy food.

There are so many levels individuals people can contribute to such a garden and each garden will have its own structure.


But in short community gardens which now exist in most cities introduce  the joy of growing food.

Knowledge of gardening is shared with members often from many different cultures and this diversity creates friendships as well as a wealth of food and production methods.



I was a founding member of my local community garden and all the photos in this post are from this garden.

In this garden members can have their own plots or help out in other capacities. Some more time strapped just bring in their food scraps to add to the compost.  

Members at this garden have a range of gardening styles from the more traditional to permaculture methods, but individuality is encouraged as long as members follow strictly organic methods and consider the needs of their neighbours.

We are all working together to create food and  we are learning from others round us as we develop our own gardening style. 


Knowledge and seeds are shared and each of us becomes enriched in the process.



Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Climate Change and My Organic Food Garden

`We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN'

`Urgent changes needed to cut risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty, says IPCC'



With headlines like the above in my head I head out to my block of land and put my heart and soul into creating good soil and an abundance of food plants.

We all have to do our bit and I see this as a way I can contribute.


 My journey towards living sustainably began to become healthy after a third breast cancer but now I see what I had to do to heal myself from a way of life my body could not sustain has also shown me what can contribute to a healthier planet.


I moved away from a designer apartment to find a simple home on land and then proceeded to create healthy organic soil and plant, plant, plant.

And when I look back I can't
believe how ignorant I was of what was required.



I had no idea of what soil was about or how to get plants to grow.


But doors opened as I find they do when you are following a true path.

When I brought my land a community garden started at exactly the same time and had ongoing talks on how to enrich and create organic soil.

From the community garden I met permaculture followers and they started a new center in my town and had weekly information sessions.

I met exciting and passionate people who understood the world needed to change and who were all doing their bit to create healthy soil and grow healthy food.

It was an exciting time and I learned so much from all these special people.

The physicality of putting this knowledge into action was another story but plant by plant, wheel barrow by wheel barrow I was able to achieve change and as I went about creating my garden my own body grew stronger.


All gardening takes time and this year many of my trees are fruiting for the first time. That is exciting.

But the biggest joy of all is being able to share what you are creating with others and knowing you are being part of making this world a better place.

The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Five Special Eco Friendly Gift Ideas for Your Favorite People

Nothing says gift like something unique and personal, and now can you buy such goods and still be eco friendly.

To make your  gift shopping easier this year I have done the research and found you five special gift ideas that are also friendly to our planet.

With the IPCC CH report on Global Warming  of 1.5°C being one of the most important climate change reports ever published we are all being asked to change our ways. Every half a degree of warming matters if we are to have a livable world.

 

`We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN' 

 

`Urgent changes needed to cut risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty, says IPCC'

 With headlines like the above in my head I have been searching for gift ideas that use sustainable materials and are not throw away items.


They are each something your favorite person could love while at the same time starting to look at new planet friendly ways of doing things.

The first is this wonderful durable, handmade watch. The wood for each watch is carefully hand-selected, hand sanded and polished to a smooth, durable finish that will not deteriorate due to daily wear. 

This is a natural product that will last the test of time and make the wearer feel connected to nature.






Men's wooden watch made of Real Natural Wood,Retro Style Lightweight Eco-friendly Handmade Ebony Wood Wrist Watches Fit For Gift Black Sandal Isabella's Clearly Oral Care 4-Piece Kit -wood
2PCS Eco-Friendly Bamboo Back Body Massager Stick with Rollers

The second gift idea is these great Eco-Friendly Bamboo Back Body Massager Stick with Rollers. 

They are made of  eco friendly bamboo material, safe and harmless to the skin plus their long handles and smooth texture so easy to grip and operate.

Isabella's Clearly Oral Care 4-Piece Kit
And here is an eco friendly gift idea to keep  teeth and mouths clean and healthy.

Isabella's Clearly Oral Care 4-Piece Kit - comes with GLOW Teeth Whitening Activated Charcoal, a  BAMBOO Soft Toothbrush with Charcoal Infused Bristles , a COPPER Tongue Scraper and a  Reusable Eco-Friendly Gift Bag. Natural, Food-Grade, Non-GMO, BPA Free. 

A great way to create a healthy eco friendly smile while enjoying the holiday season.

DII 100% Cotton, Machine Washable Heavy Duty Canvas Reusable Shopping Tote Bag, Natural and Eggplant Damask, Set of 3


This set of three trendy and versatile bags with solid natural, solid eggplant(purple) and eggplant damask pattern design is also a useful gift now we no longer get our supply of plastic carrier bags from shopping outlets.

Not only are these bags attractive but also have QUALITY ASSURANCE for SOLID CONSTRUCTION: 

They are made of 100% sturdy machine washable cotton canvas able to hold up to 30 lbs. 


A beautiful gift that will see multiple uses.




Boar Bristle Hair Brush for Natural Hair Conditioning, Wooden Comb for Hair Detangling, Set Makes Hair Shiny and Silky

This used to be the way people kept their hair shiny and healthy before so many chemical products replaced all natural hair grooming sets. 


This brush has 100% boar bristles which.carry hair's own scalp sebum to be distributed to the hairs' ends, resulting in healthy hair with lots of volume.

The brush works with all sorts of hair and has a durable, eco friendly bamboo handle.

You also get a wide tooth wooden comb and a cleaning tool.

Good to see these great products returning.


I do hope these five ideas have set you thinking about ways you can be generous at Christmas while also exploring planet friendly ideas.

Without each changing our ways we simply will not have a world we can enjoy.

I have given up on our politicians. They seem to want to put their heads in the sand.

The scientists are giving us the facts. I trust them.

We all need to start breaking down old walls that have divided us and begin working together to find ways of creating a planet livable for all.