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When life gives you lemons… paint them and THEN make lemonade!

Painting on the left “Before Lemonade” by Bobbye West-Thompson and on the right by Sue Lacabe.  As Ann Landers would say “ When you have lemons make lemonade”…

We want you to be able to create, so we are EXPANDING OUR HOURS. Starting next week, we’ll be open for pick-up and phone orders Monday thru Friday, 9am-1pm.  

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Thank you to all of the artists who have been emailing us your ‘quarantine’ art projects, please keep sending us your images to help inspire more of us to create and stay motivated in these tough times…

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Thank you! 


V Murtaughby Virginia Murtaugh

Sue Lacabe
by Sue Lacabe – “This was done in a workshop with Drew Davis at Art Central . It is my most satisfying painting to date!”

Dee Trent
a new one just finished, still wet – “Borrego Springs, California” by Dee Trent

John Langdon
by John Langdon – I was recently awarded 2nd place for my painting “Oil on Canvas” in the Abstract Art Collective’s “Open to Abstraction” exhibition, in Santa Barbara, CA.

Bobbye West-Thompson2
by Bobbye West-Thompson – “Last Light” Pastel

Dee Trent 2
“Aliso Beach” by Dee TrentErin Stratton“Hoping and Coping”, April 4, 2020 – Gerber Daisies from @oceanbreezefarmsca, spray paint, wire – by Erin Stratton


Norene Simmons
“Tangling Through Covid” by Norene Simmons

Nicole Cook
by Nicole Cook

Andrew Cook
Work in progress – Acrylic on Fabriano 300lb Artistico – by Andrew Cook

Barbara Cohen
“Here is a painting I created yesterday after stepping outdoors to enjoy the beautiful skies over Paso Robles. The air was crisp, clear and the cloud forms breathtaking!
Painted with Holbein watercolors on Arches cold pressed 140lb paper.” – Barbara Cohen

“Here are a few paintings I’ve been doing over the last few weeks. Using your 6×6 wood panels for mixed media and acrylic paintings and arches cold press paper for watercolors. I’ve done about 15 paintings since this all started.” – by Rone’ Prinz

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If you haven’t created any new art in this time at home.. send us your best Quarantine jokes – we have to keep laughing! 

“Half of us are going to come out of this quarantine as amazing cooks. The other half will come out with a drinking problem.”

“I used to spin that toilet paper like I was on Wheel of Fortune. Now I turn it like I’m cracking a safe.”

“I need to practice social-distancing from the refrigerator.”

“Every few days try your jeans on just to make sure they fit. Pajamas will have you believe all is well in the kingdom.”

“Home-schooling is going well. 2 students suspended for fighting and 1 teacher fired for drinking on the job.”

“I don’t think anyone expected that when we changed the clocks we’d go from Standard Time to the Twilight Zone.”

“This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her cat. It was obvious she thought her cat understood her. I came into my house, told my dog….. we laughed a lot.”

“Quarantine Day 5: Went to this restaurant called THE KITCHEN. You have to gather all the ingredients and make your own meal. I have no clue how this place is still in business.”

“I’m so excited — it’s time to take out the garbage. What should I wear?”

“I hope the weather is good tomorrow for my trip to ‘Puerto Backyarda’. I’m getting tired of ‘Los Livingroom’.”

“Day 6 of Homeschooling: My child just said ‘I hope I don’t have the same teacher next year’…. I’m offended.”





Thank you, Erin, for the beautiful flowers. I put them on a table right inside the window to brighten everybody’s day when they come to pick up their orders. So sweet of you!

– WATCH FOR OUR NEXT FLASH SALE – should be coming out this weekend!


One Comment

  • Susan Robinson, M.D. says:

    Hey! What cool pictures people are painting in quarantine.

    Here are my two. Stay safe.

    :- ) Susan