Soul of the Dragon
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    My latest piece, Soul of the Dragon, is part of Fire on the Water: Dragon Boat Art , curated by the fabulous Alea Bone of Bonewerx. Again this year, I’m excited to be part of this show featuring over 60 local artists! This … Read More

Inspire- Spring
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Happy Spring! Inspirations lately…   “Our greatest joy is when we seek to do good for others” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu The Portland Home and Garden show, Orchid Society       A touch of spring in the garden….   … Read More

Dog Paintings
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Premonition, 12″ x 12″, oil on canvas, framed- $250 © Robin Phillips Studio Can I tell you how much I love dogs…. 😉  My animal family is a big part of my life, so recently I had the wonderful opportunity … Read More

Recent Artist Websites and Website Training
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If you’ve been following RPS lately, you’re likely awaiting my new website to see my updated portfolio. 🙂 I’m still working diligently on the new site (coming soon I promise, stay tuned!) In the meantime, here’s a recap of some … Read More

New Year Inspiration
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Inspiration Minis series, © Robin Phillips Studio Wise Tree © Robin Phillips Studio I love how the new year is naturally full of promise. What are your goals this year? This week we’ve been hit with record snow and my mind … Read More

Studio Sale!
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It’s that time of year again for an art studio sale! As many of you know,  I show my work at galleries and events throughout the year, but the online store is the main source to buy my art, with … Read More

Upcoming, Holiday Season Shows/Sales!
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Opening First Friday October 7, 7-9PM, The Tarot Show and Day of the Dead, show runs through October 28 Splendorporium Art Gallery, 3421 SE 21st Ave., Portland, OR splendorporium.net Pleased to be a part of this show again, after exhibiting … Read More

Healing Power of Art/ The Light Within
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Spirit Bird © Robin Phillips Studio I am honored that my piece Spirit Bird has been selected for The Healing Power of Art 2016 exhibition organized by Manhattan Arts International, which runs through September 20!  “Art holds the power to ignite the … Read More

New Website Packages
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If you’re wondering what I have been to lately in graphic/web design-  I’m continuing to work on  artist and small business websites. And I’m now pleased to be offering affordable WordPress design packages and individual website training sessions for artists and small businesses … Read More

Painted Dragons
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The Grand Dragon Race © Robin Phillips Studio I’m pleased to be participating once again in the local show, Fire on the Water: Dragon Boat Art , curated by the fabulous Alea Bone of Bonewerx. This show celebrates the art … Read More

Moments in the Garden
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  (Early April in the garden) “I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.”  ~Claude Monet This year, we are so fortunate that spring arrived early… and now it is practically like summer here! The garden is almost a … Read More

30 days x 4+ Shows
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It’s a busy month of shows/openings for me, including some juried shows that I am pleased to be participating in. If you’re in the Portland area, I hope you can make it to one or more of these events! I … Read More

Through the Enchanted Forest Painting
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Through the Enchanted Forest, 16″ x 12″, Acrylic/Mixed Media © Robin Phillips Studio I created this small piece for the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale Art Show curated by Kelly Williams, currently on display at Portland’5 Centers for the Arts through May … Read More

Yucatan, Mexico
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Time has really flown by since my last post, but now I have Mexico pictures for you! Recently, I’ve been immersed in a busy stretch of new website projects and paintings- which I am excited to share soon. Anyway, without … Read More

New Year, New Horizons
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Around here, we are ready to ring in the new year!  And in a few short weeks Jeff and I are off to the Yucatan! On our way, we will visit family we haven’t seen in a while in Atlanta, … Read More

Happy Holidays!
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Coyotes Under the Moon © Robin Phillips Studio Wishing you and your family a very happy holiday! Around here we are in the holiday spirit- handmade woodland home style 😉 Little collectibles from Audubon Wild Arts Fair! (Yes I had … Read More

New Series! Spirit Animal Paintings
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Excited about my latest small series of ten pieces- Spirit Animals! For nature lovers and people of spirit across world cultures, animals and birds hold a special place in our hearts. Spiritual meanings of animals vary in different traditions, so … Read More

Cyber Monday Art Sale!
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It’s Cyber Monday, and I’m throwing a one-day online sale today! Everything is 30% off in the RPS store through midnight tonight.  Just use the coupon code Sale30 at checkout. Plus, the store is now filled with NEW pieces that I … Read More

Old Beach Cottage painting + Siren Nation show
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So, I’ve finally placed the finishing touches on The Old Beach Cottage, inspired by the beautiful Oregon coast! It will be on display in ‘Paths to the Pacific Northwest’ Thursday, November 5 (more on this below). I started this small piece … Read More

Soulmates + Spirit Bird Paintings
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I’ve just finished two new oil paintings, Soulmates- 11×14 and Spirit Bird, 8×10. You may have seen glimpses of these in progress before, and I am proud to say they are now finally complete. Soulmates captures the union of two … Read More

Dragon Boat Art
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I’m excited to reveal my latest painting, Fire and Water….. I created this piece for a special show, Fire on the Water- Dragon Boat Art, curated by fabulous Alea Bone of Bonewerx, which will be held at Portland 5 Center … Read More

Design, Branding and Color Psychology
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Time for some color inspiration! What colors best describe you or your business and attract the audience you seek? From The Complete Book of Color (a long time favorite on my bookshelf): Red- active, passionate Orange- creative, joyful Yellow- positive, … Read More

Crafty Design Ideas: Wedding Scrapbook
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Album: K & Company In honor of our anniversary, I put the finishing touches on our wedding scrapbook album this past weekend! Jeff and I were married two yrs ago on the Oregon coast and it was a magical day.  … Read More

Website Color Makeover: Anna Magruder Art
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Looking for a simple way to freshen up your site? A background color change along with new header graphics can give your site a completely new style. And it’s an affordable way to re-brand your business and boost your professionalism. … Read More

Art + Craft + Gardens – BC
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  Now I know why they call it ‘Beautiful British Columbia‘ – truly so much art, design and stunning nature in this region! A couple months ago, Jeff and I spent a week between Victoria and Vancouver visiting gardens, art … Read More

Love Art, Craft + Free Design Download!
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A new painting is in the works! Soulmates. You may have seen glimpses of this one before. It’s been lingering in the studio waiting to get finished, and I’m working on it again. Stay tuned, I will reveal the final … Read More

Winter Garden- Dew Drops, Art Prints
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Dew Drops © Robin Phillips Studio It’s been a warm winter here, almost like spring some days! Nonetheless, I’m still embracing the slow energy of winter- planning new business ideas and planting new seeds. Japanese Maple, winter Our winter rain … Read More

Happy Holidays
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Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season! Snowflake star ornaments, fun pattern from Connecting Threads Kiva with her Cozy Dog quilt Candy cane from my Novelty Holiday Blocks pattern 🙂 And a magical holiday visit to Portland’s stunning … Read More

Japanese Garden, Koi, and Crane Paintings
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I’m excited to reveal my newest series: Japanese Garden. Each of these originals will be available in the Big 500 show. opening this Saturday, Dec 13, for just $40 each plus prints are also now in the RPS shop.  These … Read More

Art on sale! Black Friday – Cyber Monday
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It’s officially the holiday season, and I’m celebrating with a special sale today thru Monday 12/2. 20% off all art, patterns and gifts in the RPS shop! Use code holiday20 during checkout 🙂 Original Paintings and Prints, many themes: nature, … Read More

30 Days of Painting- Birds, Japanese Gardens and beyond
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Lately I’ve been painting a lot, preparing for local holiday shows including the Big 500 and Wild Arts Fair! In the next month, I will be posting new pieces as I finish them, with behind the scenes/progress photos exclusively here … Read More

New Fall Sewing + Embroidery Patterns
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New fall pattern designs are now in the RPS shop! Previously released patterns are also available in the shop as PDF downloads. Pumpkin Patch Cross Stitch Robin Cross Stitch Potholder   (pattern also includes sewing instructions for vintage-style potholder) Halloween Pumpkin … Read More

Pets in the Studio
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It’s no secret that I am an animal lover. And I love photographing and sketching my sweeties.  I also enjoy painting custom pet portraits! On a typical day, I’m usually surrounded by pets in my studio and office. Whether I’m … Read More

Inspired Design Style: Wildflower
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The beauty of late summer meadows, sprinkled lightly with color amidst an earthy richness brings forth a rustic vibrance that is light as honey, yet rich as wine. There’s a unique glow this time of year as the days shorten … Read More

Creative Time Management and Goals
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Looking for a creative way to manage multiple tasks and be productive during your work day? Recently, I was asking myself the same thing. With so many things to do and distractions, it’s easy to lose focus and jump around … Read More

Nene Dreams
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Nene Dreams is finally finished and delivered! This large custom piece (36×48) honors the Nene Goose, endangered state bird of Hawaii. This was a big project for me, as I typically paint 16-inch or smaller canvases. Nenes are graceful, gentle … Read More

New website launch: Sacred Art Studio
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I’m excited to reveal a new site I recently developed for eco-spiritual artist Amy Livingstone. The site includes dual navigation, a rotating slideshow, a shop, a blog, several interactive galleries and an email newsletter signup linked to Constant Contact. I … Read More

Blog Redesign
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The RPS blog is evolving! Stay tuned for theme posts/series that cover everything that is happening around the studio, design ideas, creative business tips and more.  In the Studio:  Latest works from the studio in painting, graphic design, web design, … Read More

Hello Spring! + Decorative Pattern Designs
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Time flies so fast and spring is here! While admittedly I have taken a break from the blog recently (a long hibernation!), I have planted many new seeds and I have some exciting new work to share… In the studio, … Read More

Bright New Year
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Happy New Year!  I love the energy at the start of a new year.  In the stillness, there’s a new beginning where everything seems possible. I hope that 2014 brings you bright blessings and everything you wish for.

Happy Holidays!
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Scenes around here lately…..   Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday! Love and Peace, Robin, Jeff, Iko, Jorellis, Kiva, Phantom and Cassidy

In the Holiday Spirit and Gift Guide!
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Getting in the holiday spirit around here! Now that a lot of the renovations are done in the house, I have pictures to share. The living room now has hardwoods and a quartz stone fireplace, all done by my husband’s … Read More

Last Minute Holiday Sale!
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Love and Peace, ©2013 Wow, the holidays are almost here! And… to celebrate, I’m offering 15% off any orders placed this week (up until 12 midnight on Dec 20). Use code Xmas15 in the shop at  www.robinphillipsstudio.com/store   🙂 I’m also … Read More

Handmade with love / new shop!
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Time goes fast, and I’ve been busy finishing new art/designs for art galleries, pattern distributor contracts and designing my website shop! Early December is always the time I am immersed in making handmade gifts and decor. Handmade is the most … Read More

Rustic Fall Decor Inspiration
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There’s something so cozy about simple, handmade decor touches. I adore items that have stories to tell, like a century old quilt pattern or a vintage-inspired painting. Living in a small town just outside the city, the rustic country vibe … Read More

A Touch of Fall
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What a magical time of year it is as the first leaves turn. Now the days have a slight wind and we bring out the quilts on the sofa. Soups and stews simmer in the kitchen, and I just want … Read More

Art, Craft, Design, Photo and Decor Inspiration!
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Lately I absolutely love Pinterest. It’s the perfect place to collect all my inspirations which find their way into my art, patterns and designs. I also share new art and designs here all the time. If you haven’t found me … Read More

Fun Design Idea- Altered Cards
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Here’s a quick and fun way to customize cards! I wanted to make some special thank you cards for friends and family. So, I took a few cards I already had at home and embellished them with scrapbooking supplies.  I … Read More

Summer Travels/Inspiration
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birthday bouquet – berry patch table runner Now that the summer is winding to a close, it’s fun to look back at everywhere we went. I love August. It’s my birthday month, and nature is so abundant. Our garden is … Read More

Inside the Studio
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Finally, I have more pictures to share… Welcome to my new sunroom art studio and office, I love it so so much. Here is the full tour. 🙂 The painting in the background is Nene Dreams.  This piece is a … Read More

Christmas in July Art Sale!
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  This sale only comes once a year, so check it out! From July 11-21, my shop is part of the Christmas in July Etsy Sale for 20% off on all items. Art prints and panels, art earrings, angel dolls, … Read More

Enchanted Garden
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  Welcome to my beautiful new garden…. I am so delighted by every part! The previous owner of our house was an accomplished gardener and we are so fortunate to be the new owners. Let me take you on a … Read More

A New Chapter
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The blog has been quiet for a long time… but no worries I am still here! I have started a beautiful, new chapter in my life. Big life changes in the past few months- a wedding, a new house and … Read More

Love is All Around
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I love this time of year! Darker days are over, early flowers peak up and spring will be upon us soon. A fresh new year awaits with many possibilities. So many of my pieces are about spreading the love and … Read More

Spreading Joy! Art with Meaning and Purpose
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Love Lives Here ©2012 Time for a glimpse of painting from my art studio- here are a few of my recent pieces. A lot of love goes into the pieces I create, whether it’s a simple piece like Love Lives … Read More

Inspirational Book: Wishes Fulfilled
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Inspirational books are often on my office bookshelf. While spiritual/inspirational authors don’t always give direct business advice, many of them offer mental success strategies and encouragement to follow your dreams which is so important for creative solopreneurs!  Recently, I read … Read More

Rainbow Angels and Art Ornaments
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So much news to share, spending a lot of time prepping items for the holiday season! I love this time of year, the days are softer and it feels so cozy inside. Now the heat is turned on and we … Read More

Early Autumn
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All around, I’m seeing and feeling the beauty of early autumn. There’s a slight wind in the air and the squirrels and the crows are dancing around. Picking plums, apples and pears from the trees in my yard. Sipping a … Read More

Creative websites + inspiration
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I absolutely enjoy helping other artists and creative businesses promote their work. Here are some artist websites/logos I have designed in the last few months! Check out the beautiful fall fashion jewelry and wraps at: www.treloarcouture.com  See gorgeous asian inspired … Read More

Graphic + Web Passion
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Graphic and web design is one of my creative passions. Many of my clients are small businesses, non-profits or creative women planning special events such as weddings, holidays or baby showers. Ask me about creative logos, illustrations, business cards, invitations … Read More

Summer Home and Garden
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Everything is so abundant right now! I love walking around my little neighborhood, taking it all in. I live in a small countryish town, right outside the city. Even in our own yard, so much beauty…   The garden is … Read More

Beach Cottage
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A magical summer weekend at a beach cottage on the Oregon coast. I love the ocean, the mist, the sights and smells. I could get lost on the beach forever! The way driftwood washes on the beach and the ripples … Read More

Strawberry Farm
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Strawberries are one of my favorite parts of summer. It’s especially fun going to the farms to pick them fresh and feel the country air. This weekend we went strawberry picking at a local farm on Sauvie Island. The beautiful … Read More

Garden Time!
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I always find so much joy spending time in my garden and visiting gardens. As an artist, I love to study flowers and watch them grow. And now it’s growing season! Our vegetable garden is taking shape. We planted carrots, … Read More

Summer Dreams
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Sun Spirit ©2011 Robin Phillips It’s been sunny this week, yay! And I can feel it, summer’s almost here! Sun light so nourishes us and connects us to everything 🙂 It helps us create and grow 🙂 In our yard, … Read More

Fast Moving Days and Aloha!
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Radiance © 2012 A busy time recently, first working on new websites, new paintings and an article/interview and then off to Hawaii for 10 days in April! Above is one of my new pieces, Radiance, and three more paintings I’m … Read More

Happy Spring Equinox!
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Vortex of Attraction-Creation ©2012 It’s officially spring! All things are now growing, as mother earth renews and awakens. It is so wonderful to feel the signs. I am very inspired by Law of Attraction and my new piece above celebrates … Read More

First Flower
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So sweet to find the first flower of the season in our yard today! One little daffodil in a patch by itself, the others will be coming very soon. As spring begins to stir, this is the time of year … Read More

Warm Winter, Warm Heart
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It’s been such a nice winter here, warm and mild. I saw the first Camellia flowers this past weekend in our neighborhood!  WOW, I want to paint these. In the studio, I have been working on my website, finishing up … Read More

Dog Play
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Hey he’s got the ball! I want it!   Gimme that ball! My ball, c’mon hand it over! Pleeeeeease!   Fine, I’ll let him have it… (sulk) (sulk) What’s a girl gonna do?  Above in the bed, Iko cat could … Read More

New Japanese Quilt
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I’m excited to be working on a new quilt for our bed to begin the new year. Last year I started this japanese style quilt, now I am making progress on it and hope to finish it soon! The design … Read More

New Year!
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The new year is a time of fresh beginnings, full of inspiration. I often look at the basic elements in nature at this time of year- the trees, mountains, water, sky… They are timeless, and ever-present. Went on a forest … Read More

Happy Holidays!
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Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!  Whichever holidays you celebrate, I hope you are enjoying the season. Looking toward a bright new year in 2012  🙂

Inspirations
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I’m really excited to share these new wall tiles and ornaments with my artwork and inspirational words. In a nutshell, this is why I create! Each of my paintings has an inspirational meaning behind it, and the words I chose … Read More

Mistletoe and Ornaments
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  So, with all the holly and cedar around, I made mistletoe 🙂 One hangs above each doorway in the house. Good luck charm!  These crochet snowflakes are so fun and quick to make, here’s the pattern! I used Sugar … Read More

Holiday Decorating!
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I love this time of year, our little house feels so magical after decorating. There was frost on the grass outside this morning. The sky is bright blue today and we have a holly tree in the yard with stunning … Read More

Getting Ready for the Show
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I have three holiday art/craft shows this month, and I’m busy as a bee in the studio finishing new items! Sipping lots of vanilla coffee and staying up until the wee hours this week… I love doing shows, it’s really … Read More

The Mountain Afghan
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I’ve been getting more time in on the Mountain Afghan in the evenings now, which will be a perfect addition to our rustic house. I picture it draped over back of the sofa, which is a deep chocolate brown. I … Read More

Puppy Play Day
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We watched a friend’s puppy this weekend, Lucy, a Great Dane mix. The dogs had so much fun. Muddy tracks all over the house and endless play time, it was a wild house. Our dogs, Phantom and Kiva, now 5 … Read More

Fall Colors
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Here is some color inspiration for fall! I love dreaming up color combinations. Earlier this year, for fun, I started designing color palettes based on the seasons and elements in nature. Originally I was thinking about quilts or blankets, but … Read More

Fall Harvest Time
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Fall Tree ©2005 I love the air in the fall. Leaves flutter, squirrels scurry across the yard. Fresh apples and pears from the local farms are so delicious. Now it’s time to harvest the final veggies from the garden. We’ve … Read More

Ocean Waves Fabric Design
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Ocean Waves Design ©2011 Fabric contest update! My Ocean Waves Fabric design has gotten the most votes out of all my designs so far with 201 votes. If you haven’t yet voted, vote for this one, and I may have … Read More

Fabric Design Contest! Vote by Aug 31
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Leaf Fancy Design , ©2011 I’m excited to share 6 new fabric designs I have created recently! And I’ve entered a fabric design contest with the opportunity of  receiving a design contract for printing/ producing these. It’s based on voting, … Read More

Lazy Summer Day
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Lazy day today, everybody’s sleeping 🙂 Phantom and his favorite bone Kiva likes the floor cause it’s cool Jorellis cat likes the refrigerator (and everything inside too) Iko cat found a closet box to claim for his own Time for … Read More

Summer Harvest
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How abundant everything is right now, such a delight! The garden is in full harvest, and things have grown huge. We have lettuces, large zucchinis, squash, peppers, carrots and cucumbers. I’ve given away many this week to friends, which is … Read More

Facebook Print Sale!
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To celebrate reaching over 500 fans on Facebook, I’m offering a 30% off sale on art prints in the shop for the next 2 days (Sale goes through 5 PM Saturday). Join my FB page and get a coupon code … Read More

Travel/Nature Inspirations: Western States
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So, I’m back from my summer travels, and I have so much to share! First, we traveled through Utah, Idaho, Colorado and Wyoming. So many rich landscapes. We went through the Rockies, near the Tetons, and through so many beautiful … Read More

Moon and Sun, Summer House
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I’m excited to share a new piece, Moon Spirit. I finished it just after the full moon/lunar eclipse this week! The moon is beaded on leather with peyote stitch and then I sewed it onto the canvas. I sculpted the … Read More

Summer Visions
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It’s summer, such a joy! The garden is growing more and more every few days. Here it is now! We picked our first lettuces for the most delicious salad last night I planted hanging baskets to decorate the front of … Read More

The Garden Has Sprung!
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It’s so exciting to see things grow 🙂 It’s a beautiful sunny day today, summer is here at last. We planted many seeds and starts in the garden this year, this will be my biggest garden yet. There are lettuces/greens, … Read More

My Studio
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Here’s a mini tour of my studio 🙂  It has two work tables, a computer desk, a closet, and a beautiful window that looks out to our garden. (Update: see my new studio since 2013 here) I designed this quilt … Read More

Kuan Yin Spirit
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Kuan Yin Spirit ©2011 Just completed this beautiful new painting, ‘Kuan Yin Spirit’, honoring Kuan Yin, Buddhist Bodhisattva of Compassion. Her ten arms represent the thousand arms she is said to have, that help the world. A pink light of … Read More

Cabin and Coyotes
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I’ve been working on a lot of crafts lately, inspired by cabins, nature and the simple life. I’m almost finished with this cabin cross stitch- I altered a pattern I found based on an old sampler.  Then, I’ve started a … Read More

The Garden
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I’m excited it’s finally time to get the garden started this year. We have a large plot in our backyard and we’ll be growing lots of herbs and vegetables. Hard work digging up a lot of weeds as a first … Read More

Spring Home
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I love the spring time with all the flowering plants and trees- so full of beauty, hope and new possibility.  Here at my house, I feel this energy stirring. I live in a small folk art/country-style house (sometimes I call … Read More

Mission and Vision
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Healing © Robin Phillips Studio give • love • inspire I believe in making life special…. …… through the power of positive imagery, uplifting words and helping one another. ….through embracing spirit and cherishing the special moments in every day. ……through living … Read More