Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"Community" ArtFull Moment Message November 16, 2011

Happy Wednesday !  Please use this link to see the entire ArtFull Moment email message.

Anyone? I need some advice.  I have been advertising on Facebook occasionally and this has brought many new subscribers to the weekly Messages.  However every week, some genius reports my email as spam, which is not only WRONG, it counts against me with my email provider.  Why on earth would someone sign up to receive a beautiful, inspirational email, then report it as spam?  Who does that ?!  I find it kinda creepy and really annoying, much like spam.


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

"Okay" ArtFull Moment Message for the week beginning Nov. 2,2011

Here's the link to the complete Message
The  link stays here for about a month.
Why not subscribe and receive your own copy right in your inbox every Wednesday?  Enjoy ! Like ! Share.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"Angel Waits" ArtFull Moment Message for September 21, 2011

Here is the link to this week's complete ArtFull Moment Message.  Enjoy!  Better yet, subscribe! Use the link to the right.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

August 17, 2011 ArtFull Moment Message "Somewhere"

Welcome to Wednesday!  Here is the ArtFull Moment Message for this week.  Enjoy, share, and be well!  Emmie

To view the entire ArtFull Moments email, please use this link  ArtFull Moments Message:"Somewhere"

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

"Blush" ArtFull Moment for Agust 3, 2011

Hi Everyone!
Someone please tell me, who among us wants a better world? A better life? Well, golly then, what are you DOING to make it happen? Sitting around imagining the manifestation of your desires simply does not cut it.  Think about this: let's say we have 10% unemployment and another 25% underemployment, people working below their usual pay grade, part time, or struggling in their own businesses so they are not counted. Folks, that still leaves millions of households, the majority, that are financially secure. What if these people started SPENDING on things that last? What if cash rich businesses started hiring people at well-paying jobs? The power of Main Street!  It's not just about MONEY.  It's about exchange: life force energy exchange from one to another to another.  That's the only engine that can pull us toward a new normal we actually want. And along the way, somebody please buy ART.   Emmie

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

"Frontier" ArtFull Moment Message by Emmie Derise July 27, 2011

About this Week's ArtFull Moment: "Frontier!"
The trail we leave for the ones who come after us will be faint if we travel it only once. But if we return again and again, the way will be clearer for others. The view in this week's Moment is of the northern end of my beloved Gisela Valley, toward an area called Hell's Gate. For now, this is as close as I can go. -- Emmie
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

July 13,2011 ArtFull Moment Message: "Necessity"

If it's Wednesday, there must be an ArtFull Moment happening !  To see the entire Message, follow this link

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

"Potential" ArtFull Moment Message June 8, 2011

Wax and wane, Ebb and flow. Potential changes, too, you know."
About this Week's ArtFull Moment:  "Potential"
What a waste it is to mourn lost opportunity, or to waste one minute of wonder about whether we have achieved all we could. What if Potential itself is mutable? If we see that our Potential changes over time, and that all we can do is the best we can do for today...well, THUD! That was one big bag of baggage that just hit the floor, huh.

This sunset rose will bloom tomorrow. That is its potential.

Hello? Anybody out there? Have a great week!

From Virginia in Washington:
Hi Emmie, Wow what a message! I agree, we have to let stuff go and enjoy the moment. How did you capture that beautiful rose with the sliver of a moon? Fabulous!Virginia
Thanks, Virginia.  I was lucky there was just enough light left to catch this shot, puny moon and all.

I am so glad you like this idea.  Somehow, we believe that we have only one Potential, that it's given to us when we are young and we spend life trying to live up to it.  Must be part of that Puritan ethic so imbued in our culture.  I think we have many potent potentials, every day a new one.  The potential for this evening rose is to bloom the next day. But we are not the rose.  We are the gardeners.  The current potential is the only one that matters, because it's the only one we can do anything about. Wish I could have found a highly succinct way to say that.  Might come to me for a future Moment. Have a great week ! Emmie

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 ArtFull Moment Message "Play"

This week's Moment brings you wild & crazy color, courtesy of a Red Bird of Paradise plant, also called the Peacock Flower. Nothing shy about this caesalpinia pulcherrima. I hope you took some time to recreate yourself during Memorial Weekend.   Many of us are working harder & longer than ever.  It's easy to postpone play, whether it's the vigorous kind, or the relaxing kind.   I am guilty of that.  However, if I can dazzle you for a Moment, that's fun for me.  How did I do this week?  Emmie

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"Voice" ArtFull Moment for the week of May 25, 2011

Hi again.  It has been a while since I have posted in here.  I  think I have figured out a way to include this blog on the web site for Estrella Fine Art and ArtFull Moments.  Maybe this will help to create some conversations.

Meanwhile, I keep on creating ArtFull Moments Messages, GIVING them away in the Wednesday emails, and more people than ever are accepting. I guess that is some sort of progress. My Facebook ads have brought many new subscribers, and I am grateful for that.

I have noticed the web is INUNDATED with preachy advice givers. That inspired this week's Moment. I never presume to dispense Wisdom...Words words words. I'd rather connect you to your own wisdom, say just enough for you to take it the rest of the way. Maybe take you someplace new via the photo, where you can reach a new vision for yourself. This could be an odd idea. Odd or not, it seems worth doing.

Another odd thing: No one has bought anything from the brand new Online Gallery, as of yet. Maybe the new subscribers did not scroll down to the bottom of their welcome emails to notice their 20% off coupon. No one has replied yet to the little survey on the web site, where I ask questions about how you like what I've done, and what can I do better. Is anybody OUT THERE? If an artist screams in a forest, but there's nobody to hear her, does she make a sound? Where does her voice go? Emmie

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Stuck" ArtFull Moment April 20, 2011

"Stuck" ArtFull Moment by Emmie Derise April 20, 2011

I said in this week's ArtFull Moment comment that being stuck is so uncomfortable, it forces us to try new things in order to get ourselves unstuck. It seems that this is a common condition these days, judging from the email comments I have received. Hello?  If there is anybody out there...are you feeling stuck?  Are you feeling as if options are limited?  Have you tried everything that used to work before but does not work anymore?  I do, and I have.  I await your helpful hints. (Not holding my breath, though).

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Hi All!  Medium news to report this week along with this week's ArtFull Moment message about the promises of spring (see link above).  I have begun work on a new website dedicated to Artfull moments where you will be able to buy them as 18 x 24 or 22 x 28 prints, reasonably priced, unframed or framed.  Will let you know more as we make progress.

Also, I decided to hold over the ongoing ArtFull Moments Show & Sale at Estrella Fine Art through April 15 instead of APril 2.  This includes the 25% off prices on 40  fine art quality giclees with archival framing.  Here is a link to the virtual tour of the gallery and the show.  If you are local, it's well worth a detour to  see the show.  You will come away feeling great, with the positive messages of ArtFull Moments.  View Virtual Tour

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Hi, all!  Above is a link to this week's ArtFull Moment, shown left.

The gallery is now beautiful, and people are loving the ArtFull Moments Show & Sale, continuing through April 2. Prices are all 25% off for the duration, with framed pieces as low as $59.00, up to $397.00 for 16" x 22" giclees framed out to 24" x 30".

Here is a link to the virtual tour for the new gallery and the show

View Virtual Tour

Come one, come all!  Many thanks for all the praises and encouragement I have received for this work.

Emmie 3/10/2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

ArtFull Moment March 2, 2011: Peas Be With You

Hi again, everyone.  I'm not just playing with food again in this week's ArtFull Moment.  I'm just looking for some levity while lightening the load.

It's still early morning, and already Virginia has responded :

"Beautiful show and done with great taste!  Love the message in "Peas"
so approbate for the times were living.  Thank you!"

Many thanks to all who came to the Opening of the ArtFull Moments show last Friday.  It means a lot to interrupt your routine to wish someone well.  You took the time, showed love, and showered my work with compliments.  Thank you.

We put so much time, hard physical work, and money into every show.  Over the 18 years I have been in the art business, I am warmed by considerateness of friends who come to the gallery and/or send good wishes. I also crash every after every show opening, wounded by general public apathy.  I suppose the push to create an astonishing and beautiful presentation is so great, it may be unrealistic to think that any turnout will ever seem like enough.  Yet, it seems that the general public, whoever they are, does attend many functions, just never any of mine.  For everyone who was too busy to bother to come, here is a virtual tour of the gallery.

View Virtual Tour

The show is much more powerful in person.  Free to look & enjoy.

I'm off now to regain my "Inner Peas."  Emmie

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Opening Reception - Eve - Appropriate ArtFull Moment Message

This week's ArtFull Moment, "Rebuild" seems to be resonating with many.  Betty's comment from Saranac Lake, NY:

"This is such a good message for me right now.  All of us are rebuilding in some way.  I'm "rebuilding" my body as I recover from a back injury.  I've set this Artfull Moment as my desktop background so I can remind myself of this good message very time I sit down at my computer.  Thank you, Emmie!"
Yes, and with the Opening reception tomorrow  for the first-ever Fine Photography Show for ArtFull Moments, we are rebuilding here, too. Here's my explanation of this week's moment:
About this Week's ArtFull Moment:  "Offer"
This shot was taken at the Tuzigoot National Monument, an example of "late stage" pueblo construction, inhabited approx. 1100.  Located near Clarkdale and Cottonwood, AZ, southwest of Sedona, this ruin occupies a hilltop, with panoramic views for many miles.  Standing alone on the top lookout level gave me pause to ponder:  One thought, one deed, one stone at a time, a legacy is built.     Emmie

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And if you are in Arizona, please join us at Estrella Fine Art, 15716 N. 76th St., 2nd floor of the Papagno Marble & Granite building, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.  Directions are on Google and  The ArtFull Moments show includes more than 40 framed moments, archival quality.  Prices range from $60 to $385.00.  We also have a large selection of the magnetic laminated 8 x 10 ($10) and 4 x 5 Moments ($3).  The entire Estrella Fine Art Collection is also on view: over 1,000 affordable original works, paintings, etchings, handmade prints, and sculpture. We are having a drawing for prizes at the show closing reception April 2.  Hope to meet you soon !   Emmie

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Opening Feb. 25, 2011 First Ever ArtFull Moments Photography Show at Estrella Fine Art

Hi, Everyone!  Arizona friends, please come out to the Opening Reception for the Fine Photogrpahy show "ArtFullMoments, A Visual Mission".

WHERE:     Estrella Fine Art, 15716 N 76th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260
WHEN: Friday, February 25, 2011, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The show will include  40 ArtFull Moments images in digital giclee, in archival quality framing.  Priced to SELL (Many works will be  UNDER $200!) 

There will be a door prize drawing at the Closing Reception on Saturday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to NOON.  The drawing will include only entries from attendees.

For details about the show, directions,  and links to register, please go to

I hope to see you there.  Please tell friends.  They will be glad you did.


p.s. The image above is from the ArtFull Moment message of Feb. 9, 2011.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

ArtFull Moment , January 12, 2011 & Gallery update

Click here to see the entire ArtFull Moment Email

Good Morning all!  Today's Momentous response so far was from Virginia in Scottsdale:

"Looks like you were up very early, I am too, getting ready for my daily walk
with a friend.
Beautiful Artful Moment!  You have an amazing eye...thanks for sharing.
Have a memorable day."
My day ahead should be productive; I am finishing the packing at my gallery.  I expect the move to happen next week...then the heavy lifting begins to get get back up & running.  I am preparing for an Opening Reception for a show called Artfull Moments: A Visual Mission.  I am looking to schedule it for Friday, February 25 at the new location, 15716 N. 76th St, just north of the Greenway Hayden Loop in the North Scottsdale Design District.  More on that later.
I may have found a local printer to produce affordable, high quality posters. So soon we can offer BIG, bright, juicy ArtFull Moments online as well as at the gallery.  In order to  produce a low cost print, we will have to order in quantity, That's a big inve$tment, and I will have to be very careful about which images to select.   Please let me know which Moments you think  would be the most successful as posters. I will keep track of the "votes" and will let you know the winning images. 
Thanks, as awlays, Emmie

Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy New Year ! Yikes!

Here is the ArtFull Moment for January 5, 2011.  Sorry, I neglected to post the  weeks since December 15, 2010.  We had a bit of a shakeup here.  Just before Christmas, I got word that I would have to move my Estrella Fine Art gallery because new tenants  wanted the entire suite FAST!  In an effort to serenly accept the things I cannot change, etc., I am looking on this move as a blessing in disguise.  I will be going to an upstairs suite in the Papagno's Marble & Granite building a block away, on  76th Street, just north of the Greenway Hayden Loop.  The space is a bit larger than the present quarters, and will work well for shows and everyday display, too.  I want the move to be as fast as possible.  I was planning a show for ArtFull Moments for January 22, and I hope I can still hold it before the end of Bebruary.  Enough about me.  This week's Moment is all about embracing the new year and being Fabulous!  Enjoy

I hope this link works so you can see the December 22 ArtFull Moment, the entire message.  I am not sure how long the links last out there on Constant Contact, my email service.