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You will find unique, one-of-a-kind Art, Products, & Services. All handmade in the home studio & kitchen of Julia Finucane. A family owned & operated Fantasy Art, Metaphysical, & Tarot shop located in New York. We specialize in Enchanting Art, Crafts, Spirituality, & The Old Ways.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Iprintfromhome Art Show - Unveiling The Winning Images

I am so happy to announce that on December 1, 2010 I will be in the iprintfromhome.com Art show called 'Unveiling the Winning Images."

fantasy nymph image of pink petunia fairy by artist julia finucane

This art show is being held for the 8 winners of their iprintfromhome paper sample kit contest which was held a few weeks ago. I was so happy to be one of those winners and am now happy to be apart of this show.

The shows information is...
My Image: 'Pink Petunia'
December 1, 2010 - Wednesday
5 pm - 8 pm
iprintfromhome location...
1016 Niagara Falls Blvd. Tonanwanda, NY. 14150

For those of you who do not know or have never heard of iprintfromhome, they are a family owned and oporated printing company. They are located in my hometown of Buffalo, NY and supply to customers all over. They pride themselves on high quality and have the best customer service.

I would recommend them to everyone who needs prints made of a photo or a piece of artwork. I order my 4" x 6" prints fom them and recently I ordered some ACEO prints which came out wonderful. I get the lustre finish paper which is a combination of glossy and matte finish which is perfect for art prints. Also the metallic paper is really awesome for certain prints.

Iprintfromhome also offers a program called 'Thank you dollars' which is...
If you are referred to iprintfromhome by a friend, you get a $10:00 credit to your new account. *To get your $10:00 credit in 'Thank you dollars'
Sign in as a new member and enter "TWEET - referrer's name" in the registration box when you create your account.
So for example if I refer you it would look like this ( Tweet- juliafinucane ). Hopefully if you are reading about this promotion here, you would be kind enough to put my name as shown above. Once that is done, they will then deposit $10:00 into your account.

So go check out this wonderful company, mention my name =), and if you are in the area go check out the Art show on Dec 1st.

Enjoy and thanks for viewing!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fantasy Art Email Newsletter For Julia Finucane

julia finucanes join my mailing list button image

I have been wanting to create and send out Newsletters for sometime now, and finally decided to do it. Many fellow artists send out newsletters via e-mail every so often talking about their new and latest art, sales they might be having, events they are doing, and much more.

I created a sign up button that you can find at the top right hand corner of my home page. You can join my mailing list by clicking the join button and entering your email.

My Newsletters will include (but is not limited to)...
1. New Artwork and where you can purchase it.
2. Events that I may be doing.
3. Coupon codes for customers to recieve special deals on certain items.
4. Art updates and News
5. Art tutorials
6. Givaways and Contests
7. Fun stuff including... trips I have taken, others artists to view, and maybe even a great recipe.

These are just some things that will be in my Newsletter, so go join =)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Witch Art - Halloween Fantasy Painting

My latest and brand new painting 'Forest Witch' is now available for sale on my Etsy. I finished her a few nights ago and love how she turned out.

big eye girl painting of a forest witch by fantasy artist julia finucane

This painting features a cute little forest witch, perfect for Halloween. She has a rustic orange dress and matching hat. This big eyed witch stands in her forest which she also watches over.

She is done in acrylic paint on 5" x 7" textured watercolor paper.

Thanks and happy viewing!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Bird Art - Signature Tubes And Tags - MyTagArt

Hey all you Online Hobbyists =)

whimsical sparrow bird images by julia finucane on mytagart

MyTagArt has released 1 new image/tube and 1 new package from my artwork that are now available for purchase.
You can find all my tubes here on my page at MyTagArt. Above is just one example of what is available.

There are also so many other talented artist who license with this company so please check them out as well.

Enjoy and Happy Tagging!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Autumn Witch Art - Vampire Works In Progress

I wanted to shear with you the two paintings I am currently working on. Both are 5" x 7" in size and done in acrylic paint on textured watercolor paper.

big eye forest witch works in progress image by julia finucane

The first one is a cute little forest witch perfect for the Fall / Autumn season. The second is Vampire themed with black bats, a full moon, and roses.

big eye forest witch and moon vampire works in progress image by julia finucane

Also a quick reminder...
I have a Original art, some prints, and my rag dolls up on ebay for the holiday season.

Enjoy and thanks for viewing =)


Monday, October 18, 2010

Ghost History - Do You Believe In Ghosts

Do you Believe in Ghosts?

This is a question that many people find to be controversal do to religous views or because of lack of scientific evidence.

shadow of jesus statue reflected on st louis cathedral in new orleans

A ghost can be defined as the spirit or soul of a dead person or animal, usually a family member or friend. I did a web search for 'Ghosts defined' and many definitions came up including Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary here.

I have always been a believer in the spirit world and I try to learn and research as much as possible when it comes to this 'other' world. I have had the usual experiences that many people choose to ignore. Many photo's taken in my childhood home that was built in 1910, where my parents still live today, have orbs and unexplained lights or glows above our heads. We like to believe these are family members joining in our celebrations and daily lives. Many of these photo's are taken on holidays or on special occasions. Below are two photo's taken Thanksgiving 2009 and both have orbs in them. One orb is over my sisters face and the other is next to my dad making a goofy face near the door.

sister and cousin of artist julia finucane with orb father of julia finucane with orb

My dad had an experience when he was a young child. His father, my grandfather, died when my dad was only 5 days old. He was hit and killed by a drunk driver while walking home from a local Irish pub. My dad believes that his father came to him one day while my dad slept on the living room couch. My dad explains that he felt his fathers presence and saw his fathers face which woke him up. My dad remembers being lifted up off the couch and held by his fathers spirit. My dad never knew his father and never really new what he looked like, but my dad new it was him. He insists still to this day that he wasn't dreaming and that he was too scare to be sleeping. I should also say that my dad is a very intelligent and reasonable man, so for him to say he had this experience happen to him, I believe him even though my mom is skeptic.

I am also a huge history person and love hearing about different events that have happened in the past. I am lucky to have a husband that shears in this obsession. With every little weekend trip or vacation we take, we always try to go on some sort of tour that involves history. Many of these tours are ghosts tours and are always entertaining. Below are photo's from the amazing Mark Twain house & their Graveyard Shift Tour and The New Orleans Vampire Tour. The New Orleans photo is of St. Louis Cathedral which has a few orbs floating around it. This Cathedral is very beautiful but also has a pretty horrible story attatched to it involving the making of the city and quite a few dead soldiers as well as many others which can be found here. To find more on this Cathedral all you have to do is search it on the web and you will find a lot.

mark twain house st louis cathedral in new orleans

I have many more photo's along with a lot more stories and tours that I plan on shearing with you. I am adding a Ghost / History series to my website to add some more fun to the site. If anyone has any stories to shear, please do in the comments section. Also * Please Note that this is for fun and I hope not to offend anyone. I am a religous person and wouldn't want to upset anyone and I feel everyone's opinions are important.

Thanks for viewing =)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Artwork Licensed - Tubes And Tags - MyTagArt

julia finucanes mytagart banner

Today the Signature Tag and Tube company MyTagArt announced me as one of their new artists. They also put up for purchase a few Tags and Tubes of my fantasy, fairy, and big eye girl artwork.

My Tubes and Tags can be found here.

MyTagArt is a company that allows online hobbyists to purchase tubes and tags that have been licensed by many different artists to be used in online art. When purchasing these images, one is not purchasing the copyrights to the art. Copyright remains with me the artist. Please view their Terms of Use and Information section.

Thanks for viewing!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Art Contest Winner - Pink Fairy Art

I am so happy and proud to say that I am one of the winners of the iprintfromhome.com image contest with my image Pink Petunia.

pink petunia fairy nymph image by julia finucane

Iprintfromhome put on an image contest to choose the artwork for their new '2010 edition of our Paper Sampler and Calibration Kit.' which the send out to customers to showcase their different papers.

The contest consisted of 150 submitted pieces of artwork, and from these pieces they narrowed the images down to put up for public voting. The voting went on for 2 weeks on Facebook and also through e-mailing. The 8 images with the most votes won the spots to be in the '2010 edition of our Paper Sampler and Calibration Kit. '.

Iprintfromhome is also planning on showing the 8 winners in an art show at their store in Tonawanda, NY. The opening reception is goig to on Dec. 1 2010. To view the 8 winners please go here.

Iprintfromhome is a local Buffalo, NY (my home town) printing company that is family owned and operated. To fine out more about them you can read my post about them here or go to their website here.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Mark Twain House - Halloween Tour - Hartford Connecticut

mark twain house

This weekend I went to Hartford, Connecticut and while I was there I had the opportuniy to go on the Mark Twain Graveyard Shift ghost tour. I try to go on a ghost tour with every city I visit and when I found out about this one, I was too excited.

The Mark Twain house was just amazing. The details of the wood and the painting on the walls were simpling exquisite. I can only dream of living in a house so beautiful. There was an indoor fountain area with plants and window walls off the library and now Christopher (my husband) wants to do this in our future house. =)

mark twain house taken by julia finucane

The ghost tour that we went on is only available in the month of October and very informative. The tour guide talked about the different spooky and unexplainable stories that the staff has encountered. She herself said that she is skeptic when it comes to spirits, but she had an experience were she saw a male figure moving from one room to another and can not explain what or who it was. The house has had many paranormal observers visit including Ghost Hunters / TAPS.

Mark Twain was also a very interesting man and there is a museum that is also on the property with copies of his book, notes, photographs, and much more.