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Muggy McMugFace Mugs

Starting your day
with a brimming chug…

of your favourite brew
from an artful mug

makes a morning feel like
a big happy hug!

 


All of the mugs below – and more – are available from Zazzle!

Contact me if I can create a special mug for you!



 

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Art on a Toilet?

 

In the world of merchandising, it seems the possibilities are endless….
It only seems right to mention I can also put my art on:


 

Toilet Seat Covers.  Who knew? – but Yes.

Toilet Tattoos® is a hygienic, removable appliqué for the toilet lid.  Made from electrostatic vinyl film, this toilet seat decoration wipes clean and is reusable.  In just 3 easy steps, peel, place and smooth, you can transform the look of your lid.  Proudly made in the USA, this patent pending innovation is the modern way to enhance the toilet.  A bathroom accessory that is quick, clean, simple and changeable.  Toilet Tattoos are the only way to crown your throne™.

 

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Silk Boxers?  You know it!

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Lamp Shades?  Okidokie!

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Can Cozies?  Of course.

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Jigsaw Puzzles?   How could I not?  252 pieces in a 11″ x 14″ puzzle makes for a lovely afternoon relaxer, not taking up too much time or space!

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Keychains?  T-shirts?  Mousepads?  Car Magnets?  Window Decals?  Photo Coasters?  Guitar Picks?  Lunch Boxes?  Melamine Plates? Clocks?  Stickers?  Clocks?  Wrapping Paper?  USB Flash Drives?
Night Lights?  Bottle Openers?  Playing Cards?
Will it ever end?!  So many options…. It’s only money….  😉

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If there’s product you’d like imprinted with my art, it’s likely I can find it somewhere.  Just let me know what I can do for you.

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What the Heck are Snarkle Tarts?

The Snarkle Tarts are a collection of very cute google-eyed characters that came into being almost accidentally…

I created a bunch of these characters when I was trying to come with idea for paintings that I could complete in 30 minutes.  Why would I want to create a painting in 30 minutes?  Well, you see, some of my associates (you know who you are) strong-armed me into participating in K-W’s ‘Brush-Off’ competition at The Museum in  downtown Kitchener.  Since I  use a transformational process, my paintings take a notoriously long time to complete.  So there I was, in a bind, and feverishly trying to come up with a way to not embarrass myself in front of a large group of the art-buying public, not to mention my fellow artists.  Yep, it all came from ego.  🙂

I stumbled upon the idea of creating simple silly characters from simple square shapes, I guess somehow Sponge-Bob Square Pants managed to lodge himself in my subconscious.
Creating these figures was so freeing and fun, I came up with quite a few designs!

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2014 Brush-Off at The Museum First Round

My plan worked out fairly well, and I managed to get through the competition with my self-esteem more-or-less intact –ish. After the competition, I still had ideas for all these characters that just wouldn’t go away.  So, well, why not?  I decided to go ahead and create paintings (taking all the time I needed!) for all of the characters I had come up with.  They were all so cute!  But that’s not the end of the story…

I had 15 characters to name, and I knew the names had to be as cute as the paintings. Oh the pressure!  Then it dawned on me.  I really never intended to do this…  But once the idea was in my head, it was inevitable. (Marco’s fault!)  All of the character’s names would somehow refer to farts.  I know.  I never wanted to use the word ‘fart’.  That’s why they’re called ‘Tarts’.

Meet the Snarkle Tarts!  Hovering your curser over the photo will reveal the name.


These guys were so adorable, I decided to make them all available as artist-signed limited- edition archival prints. (Check out the available Snarkle Tart Art!)  They turned out to be very cute for a kid’s room!  But that’s still not the end of the story…

After a while, people who had some Snarkle Tarts in their kid’s rooms began to urge me to write a children’s book featuring the tarts.  Now, writing a children’s book was the furthest thing from my mind, not having much experience with kids.  But again, the idea stuck in my head, and I realized that since they’re names reflect farts, their story should revolve around farts.

I knew something had to happen.  And did a little research and found out one of the first stages of story telling was character development.  So based on the paintings, I tried to nail down each character’s personality and back-story; and then it happened…

The rhymes began, and I was helpless. I had to continue with the rhymes until all the of the Snarkles Tarts had something to ‘say’ about farts. Though the poems are not perfect, I managed to write every single poem without using the word ‘fart’.  Thus, ‘A Big Number 2’ was born, and I self-published the book using Blurb.

I’m really not sure where the Snarkle Tarts will go from here…  but I did come up with the idea of making the images and poems available on Zazzle’s onesies!

 


 

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Amy the Author…

 I wrote a book!  Well, actually, I just wrote silly poems to accompany the images of my Snarkle Tart characters, and turned it into a photo book!  Hopefully, you enjoy fart humour….

More ‘books’ are in the works, the next ones will most like be colouring and/or doodle books.  Eventually, my take on Colour Theory as taught in my ‘Trouncing the Colour Wheel’ class will be turned into a book too – with words…in sentences!


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Blurb is a book publisher specifically dedicated to the on-demand publishing of books:
hard cover, soft cover, e-books, and PDF books.


A Big Number 2

This picture book features my Snarkle Tart characters presenting different ways to talk about poo’s.  The characters are captivatingly cute; and the poems that accompany each image will make you snicker!

So far, I only have one physical book version (softcover) available for printing on demand.   ‘A Big Number 2‘ is also available in both iPad and PDF e-formats.
Softcover Version     PDF Version     iPad e-book version

I have ordered and received all 3 versions,  and I certainly recommend them all!

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Putting the Fun in FUNky…

 

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I’m extremely happy to present a Montreal-Based Canadian company specializing in creating unique apparel from custom printed fabrics. So far, I have chosen to focus my designs on:  leggings, scarves, skirts, and the very cute beanie hats!   …but I’m taking requests…!

I’m so excited about this company because:

•they are Canadian!
•their high quality sublimation printing process results in durable, fade-proof prints
•the art is imprinted on the entire piece, not just sections of it
•the flexibility of their online design tool allows for many versions of a single item
•the organic lines in my art are uniquely well-suited to form-fitting pieces
•the variations in pattern sizes and colours are too much fun to come up with!
•and the designs are so very FUNKY…..!
•and I can call myself a fashion designer!  ….maybe   ….sort of…..   🙂

Below are some representative images that show off some of the products available.  The links will go directly to my Art of Where Store.
Check my  Art of Where   store often, as I’m adding new items frequently!
Scroll down for a peek of some colourful wearables from funkytown….


Leggings and Capris
Are you funky enough for these leggings?!  Oh My!
I really didn’t mean to come up with such suggestive designs…

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Fitted Skirts
Are the skirts tamer than the leggings?  Hard to say….!

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Scarves
For when you need that extra pop of colour!
In addition to being able to present my paintings on silk, these scarves present a very addictive way for me to play with colour and pattern!

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Beanie Hats
So cute!  So much fun! You’ll need lots of these!
These beanies come with a choice of mild or warm linings.

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Stay tuned…. Imprinted Books will be highlighted in my next post….!

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Imprinted Mugs, Ties, and all that Zazz!

 


 

I’m happy to present my selected producer of print-on-demand general merchandise – Zazzle!   Such Fun Possibilities! Though the Zazzle possibilities are vast, I’ve narrowed my Zazzle focus to the following items: mugs, throw pillows, blanket throws, custom fabrics, journals, Post-It notes, calendars, onesies, and ties….but I do take requests…..

Why Zazzle?
•   most of the items allow for customer customization
•   they have a good reputation
•   they have an irresistibly large range of print-on-demand merchandise…

Below are some representative clickable images that show off some of the products available.  The links will go directly to my Zazzle Store.
Check my  Zazzle  store often, as I’m adding new images frequently…


 Mugs
Happy Art makes a Happy Heart… and a great start for the day!
The ceramic mug is a classic, and it’s customizable!

 

 


Throw Pillows
This body pillow lets you be an art-hugger!

 


 

Tote Bags
From Re-usable grocery bags to the usual, these options are economical!

 


Blanket Throws
so nifty to be able to wrap yourself in art!

 


Fabrics
a wide range of materials and customization options that are great for quilting and other crafts!

 


Journals

 


Post-It Notes
a cool collection of some of my doodle figures

 


Calendars
Customizable “Expressions From the Florescence” flower painting calendar; and a customizable tree painting calendar, “TreeCentricity”

 


 

 

 


 

Onesies
a very cute collection of Snarkle Tarts!

 


 

Ties
if you’re required to wear a tie, it may as well be unique!




Stay tuned…. Imprinted Wearables will be highlighted in my next post….!

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Art on Home Decor and More!

Duvet covers…. Shower Curtains… Throw Pillows…
Home decor items are now available with my art images imprinted on them!

Sometimes there’s just not enough wall space for all the art you’d like to have, so imprinted decor items can make a lot of sense when it comes to creating a colourful, happy environment.

Tote Bags…. Phone Cases…
Personal style items are now available, as well!  Why not bring a little extra art into your everyday?




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I’m very excited that my chosen art print-on-demand producer, Fine Art America  also offers high quality home decor and personal style items!

Fine Art America seems to be dedicated to artists:

•   they have a good user interface
•   they have a good reputation
•   they offer a wide variety of high quality prints, along with other quality items…
•   they provide a Facebook Plug-in!

The Facebook Plug-in allows purchases to be made from the Amy Ferrari Art Facebook Page!   All you have to do is click on the ‘Shop‘ tab at the top of the page.  Please be aware that all prices are listed in Canadian Dollars!

Below are some representative clickable images that link to my Fine Art America Store.
Check my Fine Art America store often, as I’m adding new images frequently!


Duvet Covers


Happily, Fine Art America offers their customers a wonderful customization tool, so it’s easy to fit any image into a specific decor by altering background colours.  All of these microfibre zippered covers are available in the usual Twin, Full, Queen, and King bedding sizes.

Due to the great size of the duvet covers, not all of my image sizes are large enough to work on these covers, but I’m having much better results with my more recent images.

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“About to Sprout” Duvet Cover

 


Shower Curtains

Fine Art America offers their customers a wonderful customization tool, so it’s easy to fit any image into a specific decor by altering background colours. Each shower curtain is made of 100% polyester fabric and measures 71 inches wide by 74 inches tall and there are 12 hanging holes that allow you to use your own shower curtain rings.

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“Zen Sky” Shower Curtain

 


Throw Pillows

The smaller size of the throw pillows makes it much easier to accommodate my images sizes, thus, most of my images are available on these 100% cotton pillow covers.  The pillow inserts are also available as an easy add-on.   The zipper is concealed, and the same image is printed on both sides of the pillow.
The throw pillows are available in a range of square sizes:
14″ x 14″, 16″ x 16″, 18″ x 18″, 20″ x 20″, and 26″ x 26″.
And there is a single rectangular offering at 20″ x 14″.

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“Kakabeca River Dance ” Throw Pillow

 


Tote Bags

The smaller size of the tote bags makes it much easier to accommodate my images sizes, thus, most of my images are available on these soft and durable poly-poplin double-stitched bags.
The one inch black strap makes the bag easy to carry on the shoulder.
The same image is printed on both sides of the pillow and the bag is available in three handy sizes: 13″ x 13″, 16″ x 16″, and 18″ x 18″.

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“Relearning Gravitational Resistance” Tote Bag

I’ve ordered and received the “Relearning Gravitational Resistance” Tote Bag, and it’s a very impressive printing on a very nice tote!


 


Phone Cases

Happily, all of my images will fit easily on the impact-resistant, slim-profile, hard-shell phone cases!  The phone cases are available for the following models:
iPhone 4,/4S, 5/5S, 5C, 6S, 6S+    –  and  –   Galaxy S4, S5, S6

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“Relearning Gravitational Resistance” Phone Cover

 




Stay tuned….More imprinted merchandise will be highlighted in my next post….!

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2 Ways to Art Prints!!!

Yes!!!  I’m offering prints of my paintings!  Whether it’s a signed, limited edition from Amy Ferrari Art,  or, a fine art print from Fine Art America, buying prints is an economical and versatile way to display my images.




 

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Perhaps best way to purchase one of my prints is to purchase one of my artist-signed limited edition archival prints produced by Amy Ferrari Art.

I am happy to set-up any of my painting images in a limited edition print if it isn’t already offered for sale in my  Buy Original Art!  Store.  If properly handled and displayed behind UV glass, these prints will remain pristine for a lifetime.  The fact that these prints are produced and signed by the artist (me!) contributes to their ability to retain value over time. The only drawback is the size limitation of our Epson archival printer.  The largest print I can offer is not much larger than a 8 x 10.  For more details about my original archival prints,  click here!

 




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Perhaps the most versatile way to purchase one of my prints is to purchase an Amy Ferrari Art print from a quality print-on-demand provider.  Like countless other artists, I have chosen  Fine Art America  to produce my unsigned and unlimited print editions.

Fine Art America seems to be dedicated to artists:

•   they have a good user interface
•   they have a good reputation
•   they offer a wide variety of high quality prints, along with other quality items…
•   they provide a Facebook Plug-in!

The Facebook Plug-in allows purchases to be made from the Amy Ferrari Art Facebook Page!   All you have to do is click on the ‘Shop‘ tab at the top of the page.  Please be aware that all prices are listed in Canadian Dollars!

Below are some representative clickable images that link to my Fine Art America Store.
Check my Fine Art America store often, as I’m adding new images frequently!

For easy reference, all of the varying sizes of art prints I have available from Fine Art America are listed in a free  PDF Catalog.


 

Art Prints on Paper
Fine Art America boasts a large selection of sizes, papers, framing, matting, and mounting possibilities.

Paper Options 

Archival Matte Paper, Glossy Photo Paper, Luster Photo Paper, Semi-Matte Photo Paper

Picture Rag, Somerset Velvet, Watercolor Paper, Metallic Paper

 

Smelly Nellie Print
“Smelly Nellie” Framed Print

 


 

Art Prints on Canvas
Fine Art America offers a large selection of canvas sizes, canvas framing, canvas sheen, and wrap treatments.

Canvas Sheen Treatment Options
Glossy Finish Canvas – or – Matte Finish Canvas

Wrap Treatment Options
Gallery Wrap: Black Edge, White Edge, or Mirrored Edge  (1.5 inch stretcher bars)
Museum Wrap: White Edge (5/8 inch stretcher bars)

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“Westward Yearning Tree” Canvas Print

Art Prints on Sheets of Metal or Acrylic
 Fine Art America offers a large selection of sheet sizes, and a nifty stand-off mounting option.

Metal Sheet Print Mounting
Front and Back

Acrylic Sheet Mounting Options
Mounting Post Option – and – Hanging Wire Option

 

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“Zen Sky” Metal Art Print

 

 


Art prints on Greeting Cards
Fine Art America features customizable greeting cards available as singles, packs of 10, or packs of 25.

Kakabeca River Dance
“Kakabeca River Dance” Greeting Card

 

 




Stay tuned….Home Decor and more items from Fine Art America will be highlighted in my next post….!

 

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E-Commercializing Amy Ferrari Art


Happy Art makes a Happy Heart!

Most people who are aware of my work know I have original paintings and for sale…  (See my new Buy Original Art! Store)
Many of these people realize that I have limited edition archival prints for sale…
But only a handful of people know I have imprinted merchandise for sale!  So now I’d like to introduce my Buy Imprinted Merchandise! Store!
This online store features my selection of four companies that offer print-on-demand products for sale:

 Fine Art America       Zazzle        Art of Where      Blurb 

With each company’s websites listed below, I have descriptions of the specific products I’ve chosen to focus my designs upon. The links will take you directly to the Amy Ferrari Art page on their website.

The process of adding new images to new products is ongoing, and I’m open to putting most any of my images on any product, if the pixels allow.

If you can’t find the item you’d like imprinted with the image you’d like, please let me know, and I’ll do all I can to make the item/image combination available.




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Fine Art America

I’ve chosen Fine Art America as the main provider of my unsigned and unlimited edition art prints. Why?
•they have a good reputation and a high level of dedication to artists
•they have a good user interface
•they offer a wide variety of high quality prints
•they provide a Facebook Plug-in (prices are listed in Canadian Dollars!)

The comprehensive range of print possibilities allows for a size and framing option to fulfill every need!

•Art prints on Paper:
     a large selection of sizes, papers, framing, matting, and mounting possibilities 
•Art prints on Canvas:
     a large selection of canvas sizes, canvas framing, canvas sheen, and wrap treatments
•Art prints on sheets of Metal or Acrylic:
     a large selection of sheet sizes, and a nifty stand-off mounting option
•Art prints on Greeting Cards:
     customizable greeting cards available as singles, packs of 10, or packs of 25

For easy reference, all of the varying sizes of art prints I have available from Fine Art America are listed in a free PDF Catalog.   

Fine Art America also offers other select quality items:

•iPhone and Galaxy Cases   •Tote Bags   •Throw Pillows   •Duvet Covers   •Shower Curtains

If you can’t find the item you’d like imprinted with the image you’d like, please let me know, and I’ll do all I can to make the item/image combination available.






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Zazzle

I’ve chosen Zazzle as the main provider of my general merchandise selections because Zazzle has a good reputation; most of the items allow for customer customization; and they have an irresistibly large range of print-on-demand merchandise. Though the Zazzle possibilities are vast, I’ve narrowed my Zazzle focus to the following items:

•Mugs
Happy Art makes a Happy Heart… and a great start for the day!
•Throw Pillows
•Tote Bags
•Blankets
so nifty to be able to wrap yourself in art!
•Fabrics
a wide range of materials and customization options
•Journals
•Post-It Notes
a cool collection of some of my doodle figures
•Calendars
Customizable Flower painting calendar; customizable Tree painting calendar
•Onesies
a very cute collection of Snarkle Tarts!
•Ties
if you’re required to wear a tie, it may as well be unique!

If you can’t find the item you’d like imprinted with the image you’d like, please let me know, and I’ll do all I can to make the item/image combination available.





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Art of Where

Art of Where is a Montreal-Based Canadian company specializing in creating unique apparel from custom printed fabrics.  I’m so excited about this company because their high quality sublimation printing process allows for the art to be imprinted on the entire piece, not just sections of it.  And the flexibility of their online design tool allows for many versions of a single item from just one image file.  The variations are too much fun to come up with!  So far, I have chosen to focus my designs on:

•Leggings and Capris   Are you funky enough for these leggings?!  Oh My!
•Scarves   For when you need that extra pop of color!
•Skirts   Are the skirts tamer than the leggings?  Hard to say….!
•Beanie hats.   So cute!  These beanies come with a choice of linings.

If you can’t find the item you’d like imprinted with the image you’d like, please let me know, and I’ll do all I can to make the item/image combination available.





Blurb

Blurb is specifically dedicated to the on-demand publishing of books.

I wrote a book!  Well, actually, I just wrote silly poems to accompany my Snarkle Tart images, and turned it into a photo book!   Hopefully, you enjoy fart humour….

A Big Number 2‘ features my Snarkle Tart characters presenting different ways to talk about poo’s.  The characters are captivatingly cute; and the poems that accompany each image will make you snicker!

So far, I only have one physical book version (softcover) available for printing on demand. ‘A Big Number 2‘ is also available in both iPad and PDF e-formats.

Softcover Version     PDF Version     iPad e-book version

I have ordered and received all 3 versions,  and I certainly recommend them all!

S

This e-book has been submitted to i-books.  Crossing my fingers!

 

 





Amy Ferrari Art –  Buy Original Art!  Store

My Buy Original Art! Store is where you can peruse and purchase all of the available original paintings and drawings that I’ve created, as well prints (Artist-signed, limited-edition archival prints produced by Amy Ferrari Art).

Original art purchases can be made either by checking out my website’s  Buy Original Art! Store, and then emailing the me directly, or by ordering items from the Amy Ferrari Art Store on Etsy by using the ‘Buy Now’ buttons.

Please consider art ownership, as these original works are in need of a forever home!
“Happy Art makes a Happy Heart!”




Stay tuned…. Art Prints will be highlighted in my next post….!

Woo Hoo!