Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Mother's Day Sale starts NOW!

Dear Friends,

Mother's Day has crept on me this year! It is Saturday, May 9th and my sale starts NOW!

In case you have had your eye on a certain piece in the shop, you may want to take advantage of the 20% off. Just enter the discount code: MothersDay20 at checkout! There's no limit and just $6 flat fee shipping on all domestic orders and FREE SHIPPING on orders of $100 or more.

Here are a couple new prints in the shop that may be perfect for mom!






To ALL the mommies out there! Wishing you a very Happy Mother's Day!!

As always, thank you for being a part of our wonderful community. We are so grateful for each and every one of you!

 
 
Phyllis


Gifts that give back
Phyllis Harris Designs & You – Giving the gift of love and healing
Every purchase of a heart-warming Phyllis Harris Designs illustration print donates 5 percent of every illustration print sold from our website to Children's Mercy Hospital.  

Be sure and follow my social media networks to keep up with all that is going on. Here are the links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PhyllisHarrisDesigns
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhyllisHarris
Instagram: http://instagram.com/phyllisharrisdesigns
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/phyllisha/

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Customized or commissioned art? What's the difference?

Dear Friends,

My specialty is personalizing or customizing my art to fit my customers needs but I often get requests for an original commissioned piece of art as well. So what's the difference between customizing and commissioning? Great question!

Most of my art is customizable! My customizations include changing the hair color, and some of the color of the clothing but only to the existing art. I don't usually change the drawing itself, only the colors if needed, unless I have had an email conversation and the customer and we agree on an extra fee. I can also add or change existing text if there is any, add a name or favorite verse or saying for no extra charge. For my typical customization just enter the specific customization instructions in the “Notes to seller” text box at checkout.

However, I do sometimes get a request for an original piece of art from scratch and that is what I call a "commissioned" piece. That can be anything from using an existing background of another already existing art print and adding all new characters(which was the case of the piece I just finished below for a client) or even just adding a different dog/animal or another child to a print. In those cases there is an email discussion and an agreed fee amount and then I create a custom listing for that customer. Those can range from $50-$400 depending on the difficulty of the art.



No matter which way I create, I am so honored and blessed to be able to do what I love so thank you all for that!!

As my business grows it will most likely morph and change and I so appreciate you all being along for this adventure and journey along the way.

As always, thank you for being a part of our wonderful community. We are so grateful for each and every one of you!

 

Phyllis


Gifts that give back
Phyllis Harris Designs & You – Giving the gift of love and healing
Every purchase of a heart-warming Phyllis Harris Designs illustration print donates 5 percent of every illustration print sold from our website to Children's Mercy Hospital.  

Be sure and follow my social media networks to keep up with all that is going on. Here are the links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PhyllisHarrisDesigns
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhyllisHarris
Instagram: http://instagram.com/phyllisharrisdesigns
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/phyllisha/


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

I'm Back!

Dear Friends,

As many of you know...I took the month of February off to recharge my creative batteries and to take my first vacation in about 3 years since starting my business, Phyllis Harris Designs.

Well, I'm back!! Refreshed and renewed and ready to get back to being creative and to doing what I love!
Phyllis Harris Designs is now back open and running full speed!

Just to share a bit with you all...I spent the entire month of February on the small northern most Hawaiian island, Kauai. The north shore of Kauai is one of my very favorite spots that I have ever had the privilege of visiting on this earth. We were blessed with perfect weather the entire time and that was extra special considering the terrible winter most states in the US encountered this winter!

Here are just a few photos I took that I had to share with you from our amazing time in Kauai, HI.






I didn't work at all while I was there but I had to take my sketchbook along so here is a peek of just one entry. :)



Spring-like weather has been keeping me smiling this past week. I hope you are enjoying some warmer temps as well wherever you may be.

As always, thank you for being a part of our wonderful community. We are so grateful for each and every one of you!

 
 
Phyllis


Gifts that give back
Phyllis Harris Designs & You – Giving the gift of love and healing
Every purchase of a heart-warming Phyllis Harris Designs illustration print donates 5 percent of every illustration print sold from our website to Children's Mercy Hospital.  

Be sure and follow my social media networks to keep up with all that is going on. Here are the links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PhyllisHarrisDesigns
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhyllisHarris
Instagram: http://instagram.com/phyllisharrisdesigns
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/phyllisha/

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Have you seen these?



Dear Friends,
In our home pretending was always encouraged. I think all of our fun and silliness made a big difference in our daughter’s life and helped her believe that anything was possible.
Wouldn’t it be fun to have a room with fun life sized characters to pretend and interact with? Well now you can.
Did you know that some of my art is available in HUGE wall murals! Phyllis Harris Designs and Murals Your Way have joined together to offer many of my designs to help you create a fun-filled happy place for your children to enjoy.
The murals can be used in any room in your home. The possibilities are endless!

If you sign up for their newsletter you can get 20% off your order.
 

http://www.muralsyourway.com/phyllis-harris-prints/

 
I would be so honored if you would share this newsletter with your friends and family that you think might enjoy it.

As always, thank you for being a part of our wonderful community. We are so grateful for each and every one of you!
 

Phyllis


Gifts that give back
Phyllis Harris Designs & You – Giving the gift of love and healing
Every purchase of a heart-warming Phyllis Harris Designs illustration print donates 5 percent of every illustration print sold from our website to Children's Mercy Hospital.  

Be sure and follow my social media networks to keep up with all that is going on. Here are the links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PhyllisHarrisDesigns
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhyllisHarris
Instagram: http://instagram.com/phyllisharrisdesigns
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/phyllisha/


Monday, January 5, 2015

It's been a very long dry spell...

It's been a very long dry spell with my being able to sit down and draw or paint. A form of this doodle has been in my sketchbook for a while now… I think it's finally time to bring it to life.Here is the first rough sketch. It is a work in progress.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Such exciting news to share!

Dear Friends,

I have such exciting news to share!

First, I want to share my BRAND NEW improved
website at Phyllis Harris Designs! This was a HUGE labor of love and I am SO relieved it is finally done! I hope you will notice it has a much cleaner look and the visitors will hopefully enjoy a wonderfully easy to navigate  experience as they visit my shop. I could not have done it without the wonderful help from
http://aeolidia.com. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to create a website/ecommerce website.

Something else new for my friends to enjoy is $6 Flat rate domestic shipping and FREE domestic shipping on orders over $100! No special code needed.




And next in the news....drumroll..... We are SO EXCITED to share that
Phyllis Harris Designs was featured on the pages of  Vanity Fair magazine in their 2014 December issue on the news stands right now! We were featured on the kid's gift ideas page titled Punch Hutton's Hot Gifts. If you get a copy be sure to look on page 118. Such a blessing and SO exciting that I just had to share with all of you!!!!
























Mark your calendars! I want to give you all a head's up on the future sales coming up on Black Friday all day November 28, 2014 and Cyber Monday, all day December 1, 2014.

All day Black Friday enjoy 25% off everything in my shop by using code BLACK25  and on for Cyber Monday the code is CYBER25 at checkout.

I would be so honored if you would share this newsletter with your friends and family that you think might enjoy it.
As always, thank you for being a part of our wonderful community. We are so grateful for each and every one of you!

Phyllis


Gifts that give back
Phyllis Harris Designs & You – Giving the gift of love and healing
Every purchase of a heart-warming Phyllis Harris Designs illustration print donates 5 percent of every illustration print sold from our website to Children's Mercy Hospital.  

Be sure and follow my social media networks to keep up with all that is going on. Here are the links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PhyllisHarrisDesigns
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhyllisHarris
Instagram: http://instagram.com/phyllisharrisdesigns
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/phyllisha/


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Wow!!! Phyllis Harris Designs is in Vanity Fair Magazine!!!

Oh my goodness!!!!! I never dreamed that Phyllis Harris Designs would be featured in Vanity Fair Magazine but we are!!!! On page 118 in the December 2014 issue we are listed in Punch Hutton's Hot Gifts! Here is a peek. I cannot hardly contain myself! Wahoooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Go pick up a copy and see for yourself!




Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Are you one of the early Christmas shoppers?

Is it too early? Are you one of the early Christmas shoppers? I wish I could say I was.

Start a new Christmas tradition!

As a child, one of my favorite Christmas traditions every year was to gather round my siblings and my older sister would read "The Night Before Christmas" right before we went to bed on Christmas eve. My mother still has that copy of our beloved book and although the pages are falling out, you can tell it was a very used love-worn book.

Many of you know that I have a precious new grand daughter and I hope to start our own family tradition with her by reading Margaret Wise Brown's "On Christmas Day" to her every Christmas season.

What a blessing it was to be asked to illustrate the lyrical words of Margaret Wise Brown.

To get your own copy of On Christmas Day signed by the illustrator(me) just email me at phyllis@phyllisharris.com.

Wishing everyone a blessed holiday season starting with Thanksgiving which is only a little over weeks away!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Hurry! Only a few days left for free shipping!

Dear Friends,

Where has this year gone?!

If you are like me, this year has flown by! Halloween is next week and then on to the holidays! I am busy preparing for the hustle and bustle that comes when running a business around the holiday season of shopping. I will be revealing my new website hopefully by the first of November. At least that is the plan, yikes!

At times when life gets so busy and a bit insane I have to remind myself to take a breath and look up and remind myself of who is really in control. When I created this new art, I knew that no matter what comes my way, I am going to be just fine! I hope it brings you a sense of joy and peace as well.











































I added a Ralph Waldo Emerson quote for this lovely customer. The art print is available with or without text or you can add your own favorite quote or scripture. Just leave a "note to seller" at checkout with any customization info.












 















REMEMBER...Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I am a Breast Cancer Survivor myself, I want to share some LOVE! SO I am offering FREE SHIPPING the ENTIRE month of October!! Domestic Shipping only (apologies to my international customers) In BOTH shops! You MUST USE the special code OCTFREESHIP at checkout to get the free shipping. This offer expires November 1, 2014.

Here are the direct links to BOTH shops:


http://www.phyllisharrisdesigns.com
and
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PhyllisHarrisDesigns

 


I would be so honored if you would share!
As always, thank you for being a part of our wonderful community. We are so grateful for each and every one of you!

Phyllis


Gifts that give back
Phyllis Harris Designs & You – Giving the gift of love and healing
Every purchase of a heart-warming Phyllis Harris Designs illustration print donates 5 percent of every illustration print sold from our website to Children's Mercy Hospital.  

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

FREE SHIPPING ALL OCTOBER!




Dear Friends,

Just a quick announcement!

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I am a Breast Cancer Survivor myself, I want to share some LOVE! SO I am offering FREE SHIPPING the ENTIRE month of October!! Domestic Shipping only (apologies to my international customers) In BOTH shops! You MUST USE the special code
OCTFREESHIP at checkout to get the free shipping. This offer expires November 1, 2014.

Here are the direct links to BOTH shops:

http://www.phyllisharrisdesigns.com/ and https://www.etsy.com/shop/PhyllisHarrisDesigns



I would be so honored if you would share!
As always, thank you for being a part of our wonderful community. We are so grateful for each and every one of you!

Phyllis


Gifts that give back
Phyllis Harris Designs & You – Giving the gift of love and healing
Every purchase of a heart-warming Phyllis Harris Designs illustration print donates 5 percent of every illustration print sold from our website to Children's Mercy Hospital.  



Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Have you seen these?

Dear Friends,

Life has been a bit hectic so I am afraid that I am a bit late with the newsletter but better late than never, as they say...

I have released several new art prints this last month so here is a peek at a couple for you to enjoy.

The first art print I want to share with you all was inspired by my precious grand daughter but there is a little back story that I must share. I actually created this sketch originally back in December of 2012 and I am completely blown away by how much it resembles my grand daughter even though I had not even met her yet. She was born in July 11, 2013.

Here they are side by side...






This art print is offered with many different hair colors to fit your needs. You can get it with or without the saying or add your own. Just be sure to let me know in the "note to seller" at checkout.

 

Now on to my most recent release. I enjoy painting horses so much and this one has been sitting in my sketch book for too long so I finally got around to bringing it to life. It is also offered with custom hair colors or with or without the text.



As always, b
e sure to check back often over at Phyllis Harris Designs and follow my social media networks to keep up with all that is going on. Here are the links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PhyllisHarrisDesigns
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhyllisHarris
Instagram: http://instagram.com/phyllisharrisdesigns
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/phyllisha/


I would be so honored if you would share!
As always, thank you for being a part of our wonderful community. We are so grateful for each and every one of you!

Phyllis
 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wall Murals for Children's Rooms

In our home pretending was always encouraged. I think all of our fun and silliness made a big difference in our daughter’s life and helped her believe that anything was possible.

Wouldn’t it be fun to have a room with fun life sized characters to pretend and interact with? Well now you can.

Did you know that some of my art is available in HUGE wall murals! Phyllis Harris Designs and Murals Your Way have joined together to offer many of my designs to help you create a fun-filled happy place for your children to enjoy.

For a limited time they are 20% off your order with FREE SHIPPING!!

The murals can be used in any room in your home. The possibilities are endless!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Someday...you will change the world!

Someday...this little girl will change the world! As our children and grandchildren are born we love to dream about what they will become as they grow.  You can select the hair color of your choice. You can also get it with or without text.  This would make a wonderful addition to any nursery or daycare or preschool.  The copyright watermark will not appear on the print. Each print is lovingly signed by the artist, herself.  This 8.5" x 11" print is made using archival inks and a wonderful archival museum quality fine art paper (both of which are tested and guaranteed smudge, scratch, water, and fade resistant).  **Also available in an 11" x 14" print here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/104817065/childrens-wall-art-print-any-11-x-14  ***Also Available in a 13 x 19" print here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/153110044/childrens-wall-art-print-any-13-x-19?ref=shop_home_active  **Available in a wrapped canvas here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/115778663/canvas-childrens-wall-art-customized?ref=shop_home_active  - Art print created from a hand drawn & mixed media colored original illustration - 8.5" x 11" prints fits in an 8 x 10 Mat opening for an 11 x 14" frame - Printed on museum quality fine art archival paper with archival inks - Ships flat packaged in a bend resistant mailer and a cellophane sleeve - Ships within 3-5 days of payment - Printed locally in the USA

Someday...this little girl will change the world! As our children and grandchildren are born we love to dream about what they will become as they grow.  You can select the hair color of your choice. You can also get it with or without text.  This would make a wonderful addition to any nursery or daycare or preschool.  The copyright watermark will not appear on the print. Each print is lovingly signed by the artist, herself.  This 8.5" x 11" print is made using archival inks and a wonderful archival museum quality fine art paper (both of which are tested and guaranteed smudge, scratch, water, and fade resistant).  **Also available in an 11" x 14" print here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/104817065/childrens-wall-art-print-any-11-x-14  ***Also Available in a 13 x 19" print here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/153110044/childrens-wall-art-print-any-13-x-19?ref=shop_home_active  **Available in a wrapped canvas here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/115778663/canvas-childrens-wall-art-customized?ref=shop_home_active  - Art print created from a hand drawn & mixed media colored original illustration - 8.5" x 11" prints fits in an 8 x 10 Mat opening for an 11 x 14" frame - Printed on museum quality fine art archival paper with archival inks - Ships flat packaged in a bend resistant mailer and a cellophane sleeve - Ships within 3-5 days of payment - Printed locally in the USA
Someday...this little girl will change the world! As our children and grandchildren are born we love to dream about what they will become as they grow.

You can select the hair color of your choice. You can also get it with or without text.

This would make a wonderful addition to any nursery or daycare or preschool.

The copyright watermark will not appear on the print. Each print is lovingly signed by the artist, herself.

This 8.5" x 11" print is made using archival inks and a wonderful archival museum quality fine art paper (both of which are tested and guaranteed smudge, scratch, water, and fade resistant).

**Also available in an 11" x 14" print here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/104817065/childrens-wall-art-print-any-11-x-14

***Also Available in a 13 x 19" print here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/153110044/childrens-wall-art-print-any-13-x-19?ref=shop_home_active

**Available in a wrapped canvas here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/115778663/canvas-childrens-wall-art-customized?ref=shop_home_active

- Art print created from a hand drawn & mixed media colored original illustration
- 8.5" x 11" prints fits in an 8 x 10 Mat opening for an 11 x 14" frame
- Printed on museum quality fine art archival paper with archival inks
- Ships flat packaged in a bend resistant mailer and a cellophane sleeve
- Ships within 3-5 days of payment
- Printed locally in the USA

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Just added a BRAND NEW horse wall art print to my shop.

As you might be able to tell by my art collection in my shop, I LOVE horses. I have just added a brand new art print to my shop to add to the other horse prints I already feature there.

Here is my BRAND NEW  girl's horse print with customizable hair color for the little girl and offered with or with the text. See more features below.

This little girl and her horse have a very special friendship. They know what each other are thinking so no words need to be spoken for them to feel the love and respect they share for each other.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/201193398/girls-horse-wall-art-customizable-hair?ref=shop_home_active_3


I have four different prints now featuring the beloved horse. Here are the other three. They make a great grouping of paintings to hang together. And remember you can save 20% by choosing this listing.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/113521232/childrens-wall-art-print-horse-girl?ref=listing-shop-header-0
https://www.etsy.com/listing/164905660/wall-art-for-kids-free-as-the-wind?ref=shop_home_active_8
https://www.etsy.com/listing/127037262/kids-wall-art-print-the-love-of-a-girl?ref=shop_home_active_9


Monday, August 25, 2014

Wow! Thanks for sharing!! :)

I was pleasantly surprised how one of my recent facebook posts was viewed over 10,500 times and shared 184 times! Yay! THANK YOU my lovely facebook friends!! :)

https://www.facebook.com/PhyllisHarrisDesigns/photos/a.395728017135129.84738.392779124096685/742632492444678/?type=1&theater

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A BRAND NEW art print just added to my shop! :)

Sometimes, we just need someone to be there. This little girl sits in a field of Queen Anne's Lace with her favorite friend, her pet dog and instantly feels less alone.

If interested in ordering the giclee art print click on the art.




https://www.etsy.com/listing/200495223/wall-art-for-girls-be-there-available?ref=shop_home_active_1

NOTE: Most of my art is customizable! Please check the preferred Hair Color. Also, feel free to message me if you would like to add a favorite saying or a name to the print.

This 8.5" x 11" print is made using archival inks and a wonderful archival museum quality fine art paper (both of which are tested and guaranteed smudge, scratch, water, and fade resistant).

**Also available in an 11" x 14" print here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/104817065/childrens-wall-art-print-any-11-x-14

***Also Available in a 13 x 19" print here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/153110044/childrens-wall-art-print-any-13-x-19?ref=shop_home_active

**Available in a wrapped canvas here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/115778663/canvas-childrens-wall-art-customized?ref=shop_home_active

- Art print created from a hand drawn & mixed media colored original illustration
- 8.5" x 11" prints fits in an 8 x 10 Mat opening for an 11 x 14" frame
- Printed on museum quality fine art archival paper with archival inks
- Ships flat packaged in a bend resistant mailer and a cellophane sleeve
- Ships within 3-5 days of payment
- Printed locally in the USA

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A peek at my step by step work in progress....

Dear Friends,

I am loving summer so much but I have yet to put even a toe in the pool water yet so that must change very soon. I have been dreaming of the beach lately and longing to go back to the ocean. That's the place I find peace like nowhere else. Heaven seems a little closer when I am near the ocean.

Today, I want to share a few snapshots of my step by step process on my most recent piece of art that I just added to my shop yesterday so you can see a peek at how I work.











I have added this new art print to my shop here available in 4 sizes. As always, the hair colors on the children are customizable and if you want to add a favorite quote or any other text  just leave a note to seller at checkout.

Here's to a happy summer and jumping into the pool!

B
e sure to check back often over at Phyllis Harris Designs and follow my social media networks to keep up with all that is going on. Here are the links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PhyllisHarrisDesigns
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhyllisHarris
Instagram: http://instagram.com/phyllisharrisdesigns
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/phyllisha/

I would be so honored if you would share!

As always, thank you for being a part of our wonderful community. We are so grateful for each and every one of you!

Phyllis

Gifts that give back
Phyllis Harris Designs & You – Giving the gift of love and healing
Every purchase of a heart-warming Phyllis Harris Designs illustration print donates 5 percent of every illustration print sold from our website to Children's Mercy Hospital.  




Monday, June 16, 2014

Life = Art



About two months ago I created a piece of art(pictured above) that was inspired by my sweet grand daughter because she had recently found her shadow and was so fascinated by it. Then this photo was just taken about a week ago and I had to giggle at how similar they were! Just had to share.