My Greeting Card Shop

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Protecting Robin

Yesterday I spent some time in my studio, and this is what came out of it. Nesting Robin is a 5ax7 inch acrylic painting. The reference photo was from my father-in-law, Robert Thour.
If you are interested, it is listed in my etsy shop.

Hope your day is going well,

Brenda Thour

Monday, July 26, 2010

How Nice is That?

I just found out that I am being featured on The Best Of Zazzle Weekly Squidoo Lens. This lens is created from kasei_lee from Zazzle.
This is straight from the squidoo lens:

Showcasing original art, photography and design at

The Best of Zazzle Weekly showcases some of the best original art, photography and design on

Each week, this lens lists roughly 30-35 great products with designs by talented artists from all over the globe.

A weekly 'featured artist' is also spotlighted, in the hopes that more people will become aware of their awesome talent.

If you would like to see more of what these artists have to offer simply click on their names on the product page, to be taken to their zazzle stores.

Click Here to go to the Squidoo Page


kasei_lee's real name is Lee Leplaw Deichmann and her shop's name is 'Lee Lee and the Bee', I love that name, Lee Lee and the Bee!

Here's a little about her from her About page on zazzle:

"Describes themself as: I'm an australian woman living in Denmark with my very lovely danish archaeologist husband and our mad, psychotic street kitten, Kalimah.

I have been creating art for as long as I can remember, and hopefully will be doing so for a long time to come. Most of my works at Lee Lee and the Bee are digital pieces, or traditional pieces reworked slightly in some form of illustration program.

Photography is a passion of mine also, even though I'm not very good at it. I just point the camera at things that interest me and go click. It usually works our for the best :)"

You can follow her on Facebook,
Twitter, her Blog, and Lee's My Space page. I did. : )

Lobster Claus, greeting card card
Lobster Claus, greeting card by kasei_lee
Shop for another greeting card on

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Pink Water Lily

Today I'd like to share with you both my Pink Water Lily original painting and Hot Pink Water Lily photo.
The painting, Pink Water Lily is an original 6x8 inch acrylic painting by me, of course, on canvas panel. This painting is not framed, but can very easily be placed into a regular 6x8 inch frame with or without the glass. Since it's not framed it is only $66 US. You can find it in my Etsy Shop. You can also purchase a print of this painting

I shot this photo at the Como Park Zoo in Minnesota last week.
Hot Pink Water Lily, the photo can be purchased as prints starting at $20.50 US. It comes in paper or canvas and it can be framed, stretched or rolled in a tube. You can also purchase a greeting card for $4.45

Gifts of the photo can be purchased here.
Gifts featuring my painting can be purchased at my www.zazzle/bmthour* soon

Have a blessed day,

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Freedom aceo

This was such a fun painting to create. It is an original acrylic and ink aceo painting by me, Brenda Thour. I created it for a challenge for my Designing Artists Women Group, DAWG team on etsy. It is painted on a 3.5x2.5 inch stretch canvas that is glued on the sides. The sides are painted as a continuation of the painting.
If you are interested, you can acquire it at my Etsy Shop
Designs on my zazzle shop will be available in a few days.
My DAWG team is a small and intimate group of women who love the Lord. We love to paint, all sizes and shapes, especially aceo size. We enjoy altered art, mixed media and more. If this sounds like the group for you, I welcome you to think about joining, we'd love to have you. Go here for more information.

This is one of the shots I took at the Como Park Zoo in Minnesota. You can purchase prints of it here or different gifts and ideas at my Zazzle Shop.

Hope you have a wonderful day,

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Nesting Robin

My husband's parents were lucky enough to have a robin build a nest under their deck this spring. My father-in-law, Robert Thour, being an avid photographer took some wonderful photos of mommy bird tending to her babies. I am so blessed to be allowed to paint from his photos. So when he showed me the pic, I could not resist. I just had to paint it.

So here it is, 8x10 oil on stretched canvas. I hope you like it as much as I do. It is listed in my etsy shop.
As always I will be creating Nesting Robin gifts such as tshirts, mugs, stickers and more at my Zazzle Shop.
Nesting Robin Fine Art Prints available starting at $21.
This painting would be a beautiful addition to your home decor, or as a gift for someone special.
Until next time,

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Three Amigo's

I just finished this painting yesturday, and will be posting it for sale on my website where you can purchase the original, prints, and other gift ideas. I call it Three Amigo's and the reference photo is by Barb Schleif.