Valentine's Day Free eCards
Looking for a free Valentine's Day eCard to send to someone you love? Below are 4 Valentine's Day eCards that are free for you to send out as many times as you like. Share the love and have a wonderful Valentine's Day.
(Select which image you want by placing your cursor over the image. Then right click (PC) or Control+Click (Mac) to download and save it to your computer).
Sara's Interview - Podcast with Small Business Consultant
On January 5th I had the wonderful opportunity to be interviewed by small business consultant, Sue Whitaker, owner of the The Business Lovemaker and talk show host. Sue and I worked together on her branding and new Business Lovemaker website. During the project, she asked if I would be a guest on her radio show knowing her nationwide listener base would receive some business insight since they are generally entrepreneurs.
Sue interviewed me for 1 hour asking me about my background, my inspiration, how I balance my right and left brain with the type of work I do, tips for business owners and web development, and more. Take a moment to listen to my podcast about business* and keep your ears peeled for a little gift for you at the end. If you have some feedback, please comment below (this is my first interview since being on NPR and CNN for my women's surf shop in 1997, so I was a little nervous).*If you are having problems playing the audio file, you can right click on the link to download and play on your computer.
Raffle to support My Nephew With Leukemia
My nephew, 4 year old Max Zimmerman, was diagnosed with Leukemia this New Year's. Max is a fighter and after many weeks in the hospital, he was released. He and is family are commuting back and forth from their home to receive his chemo treatments.
To help Max and his family with hospital bills, I am raffling off 4 of my paintings, a fine art photo from A Day in Your Life Photography, a painting by artist Sara Dube and other prizes. Raffle tickets are only $5 each and are available online, payable by Visa or MC. Please note that the raffle tickets are your receipt. The raffle winners will be notified on Valentine's Day (Feb 14th) 2012. If you want to follow along with his progress, you can visit Max's parents' journal on Caring Bridge. Thanks for your help and support!
For only $5 per ticket, you can help Max and have a chance to win:
- "Early Snow" a canvas wrapped giclee reproduction (artist proof) at 24" x 18" ready to hang, by Sara Zimmerman, valued at $190
- "Spring in Martis Valley" a canvas wrapped giclee reproduction at 24" x 18" ready to hang, by Sara Zimmerman, valued at $260
- "Japan" original mixed media artwork by Sara Zimmerman, Carole Sesko and Eve Werner, 16" x 20", valued at $599
- "Russia" original mixed media artwork by Sara Zimmerman, Carole Sesko and Eve Werner, 16" x 20", valued at $599
- "Dancing Trees" a 24" x 18" mixed media on canvas original artwork by Truckee artist Sara Dube, valued at $300
- A Structural Integration Bodywork session (a form of rolfing) by Jared Power, Movement4Life (available to Tahoe and Truckee residents only), valued at $160
- A 90 minute distant or in office session with Shamanic Practitioner, Jill Annacenturia, annacenturia.com/, valued at $100
- A $100 gift certificate for pottery from Truckee artist Alanna Hughes from Riverside Studios
- "Sunrise at Lake Tahoe" an 11" x 14" photo print on rag paper by Scotts Shots Photography, valued at $97.95
- A distant or in office session with acupuncturist and healing coach, Michelle Turley, L.Ac michelleturleylac.com
- "Oscar" an 8" x 12" metal print, photo by A Day in Your Life Photography, valued at $78
Lion Heart Fundraising art for High FivesHigh Fives Foundation is a Tahoe-based non-profit organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action sports community. The Lion Heart Fundraiser is an event where regional artist create art to benefit High Fives. The Lion Heart fundraiser for the High Fives Foundation starts February 3rd and is on display throughout the month of February at Riverside Studios in Truckee. I have two of my artworks there where 100% of the proceeds will be donated to High Fives. Check them out!
Sara's art at Humane Society Black Ties and Tails eventI love the Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe (HSTT). In fact, that is where I adopted my late malamute from. On Feburary 18th the HSTT are having a Black Ties and Tails Gala as a fundraiser. Donated to this event is a Party of 3 artwork called "Libby" by myself, Carole Sesko, and Eve Werner. Look for it in the fun silent auction along with so many other great items.
Healing art exhibit and art opening
After a year in the making, my "Healing" art series will be on display at Riverside Studios starting Thursday, January 5th through the end of February 2012. An opening reception will be taking place on Friday, January 6th from 4 to 6pm at Riverside Studios in downtown Truckee, CA at 10060 Donner Pass Road. It is free and open to the public.
About My "Healing" Art series:
My Healing art reflects my path of trying to find emotional, spiritual and physical healing through art, many alternative healing modalities, and mindfulness. Through these works, I experiment with what a certain thought or feeling truly feels like. I then paint those first thoughts/feelings in colorful, textured layers. It is a very abstract process that requires a lot of quiet and inner exploration so I can "see" what colors and shapes really come to mind when thinking of a particular issue.
Second, I paint what I feel I need to help me heal by adding other colors and textures that evoke a healing thought. Finally, I add the last layers. These layers are my visual reminders of what I need to see to remember what it feels like to feel healed and whole. Included in this series are the more abstract pieces called "Strength," "Voice," "The Royal Feminine," and "Soul” that show this layered, healing technique.
Also included in this series are some still life and animals artworks including “Arctic Owl," “Love My Bike," “Abundance,” “Harmony,” “Peace,” and “Love.” These depict my healing connection to different power animals (owls and falcons) and fun toys, (such as my mountain bike) as well as some cups I painted when I felt like I was in need of something.
New Lake Tahoe and Truckee Snow ArtIf you are needing a little snow in your life, all are available as greeting cards and prints through my online store.
Artworks on Display At New Moon
Over the years I have dabbled with different mediums on paper. Now on display at New Moon Natural Foods in Truckee is a collection of my works entitled, "Works on Paper." There hang 12 works spanning from 2004 to 2011 ranging from mixed media to oil pastel, to collage, to India Ink and watercolor, to watercolor and colored pencil, to acrylic- all works done on paper.
This body of work was fun to create because of how versatile paper is. Paper itself is a less "toothy" substrate so acrylics easily glide and goop whereas they tend to adhere faster on canvas. Paper lends itself to mutli-media better where watercolors can first be laid done and then can be layered with ink, oil pastel, and colored pencil.
All of these works depict different subjects, from abstracts, to healing, to bikes with falcons, to the origins of earth.
These works will be on display at New Moon Natural Foods, 11357 Donner Pass Rd # C Truckee, CA 96161-4964, from now throughout December. To purchase these works or for more information, please contact me.