Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Woohoo! It's here!!

Woohoo!!! They are here!! My second edition coloring books, the heART of childhood arrived! And wouldn't you know my strong husband was out of town on that day so I had to carry them all in by myself, lol! I certainly got my workout that day.







 

I am so pleased with how they turned out! Here is a quick video of me showing some of the interior pages.

I am so excited that lots of Bible journalers have started using some of the images from my coloring books as well as those who just love to color for a relaxing and stress free past time.

I am offering FREE U.S. Shipping on the second edition but be sure to use the special coupon code
USShipFree at checkout. It doesn't matter if you get one book or 10 books. The shipping is still free (for those in the U.S.).  So sorry international friends! I am hoping to eventually find a way to get my book overseas. But for slightly more affordable international rates go to my Etsy shop here.

Be sure to check out some tips on coloring techniques in the videos on my Facebook page here and here.

I cannot thank you all enough, my wonderful community of friends
, for all of your encouragement and support through this whole coloring book project from the very beginning stages to now, my second printing!

On another note: I am now offering original watercolor paintings in my Etsy shop of this brand new illustration which is offered in both boy and girl options. I am also offering color art prints as well as sketch only prints with no color. Click on the image to read more information on each option.



I would be honored if you shared this link to my coloring book with your friends and family who might enjoy this new fun craze of adult coloring. It is so relaxing after a stressful day.



As always, thank you for being a part of our wonderful community. I am 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, August 13, 2015

2nd Edition of the heART of childhood; Adult coloring book now available!

While I was thrilled with the production and reception of my first coloring book printing, I came across an even better product through a different supplier. I am even more thrilled to announce the second  edition of my coloring book!

They’re here!!!! My second edition of my adult coloring books, the heART of childhood just arrived!! I still cannot believe my first edition of books sold out in a little over a month! Truly it has been such a blessing and so unexpected. A HUGE thank you to ALL of you who have helped make that possible.

Ok, why a second edition? Because I listened to my customers and now the NEW features are:

1. Printing on one side of the paper only. Now you may color using markers or gel pens, as well as colored pencils and crayons if you choose; and they won't bleed through to the image on the opposite side. It also makes it fun if you want to take the completed piece out of the book and frame it when you are done with your marvelous creations. And now the book is twice as thick, too!

2. It is now “perfect bound” instead of saddle stitched.(aka stapled)  There is a peek of what I am talking about in the photo so you can visualize the difference.

3. Most of the art stayed the same in the NEW 2nd edition of the heART of childhood however, I did add 4 new images, and one illustration that has never been seen before!

With all of these improvements, my cost did increase a bit but I feel it is well worth the little bit extra. But the good news is I am still offering FREE U.S. SHIPPING by using the special code:  USShipFree   So go check heART of childhood: An adult coloring book out here!

http://phyllisharrisdesigns.com/collections/top-sellers/products/coloring-book-for-adults-and-children-the-heart-of-childhood-by-phyllis-harris 
http://phyllisharrisdesigns.com/collections/top-sellers/products/coloring-book-for-adults-and-children-the-heart-of-childhood-by-phyllis-harris
http://phyllisharrisdesigns.com/collections/top-sellers/products/coloring-book-for-adults-and-children-the-heart-of-childhood-by-phyllis-harris

Saturday, August 1, 2015

National Coloring Day is August 2nd! GIVEAWAY time!

Tomorrow is NATIONAL COLORING BOOK DAY so to celebrate, I am having a GIVEAWAY! To win 3 of my Coloring Books just released a month ago...Be sure to follow all the steps below.

1. LIKE my Phyllis Harris Designs Facebook page and

2. SHARE this post and be sure you share from this post directly so I can document the shares.

3. I will pick a random winner on Sunday, August 9th at NOON, EST!

4. Double your chances by following and re-posting my Instagram post as well over at https://instagram.com/phyllisharrisdesigns/

Be sure to get your copy with FREE US SHIPPING by using the coupon code USShipFree at: http://phyllisharrisdesigns.com/collections/top-sellers/products/coloring-book-for-adults-and-children-the-heart-of-childhood-by-phyllis-harris


https://www.facebook.com/PhyllisHarrisDesigns/photos/a.395728017135129.84738.392779124096685/924782264229699/?type=1&theater

Coloring isn't just for kids! Adult coloring books are the newest way to relax.

I am so excited to share my newest product just added to the store! My new coloring book for adults and children - illustrating the heART of Childhood. I released it a month ago and have already ordered a second printing! Hooray!!

Coloring isn't just for kids anymore. This coloring book features the timeless art of Phyllis Harris with inspirational quotes and scriptures and is wonderful for adults and children alike. Great for stress relief and it would be a wonderful tool for therapy as well.
It's a great coloring book for adults and children alike!

NOTE: FREE U.S. SHIPPING BUT YOU MUST USE USShipFree AT CHECKOUT to receive the discount. U.S., only. So it doesn't matter if you order 10 books or 1 book...it is still FREE shipping! Hurry while the supply lasts!

Product description:

• 40 pages of inspirational images with encouraging quotes and scriptures

• Gloss card stock cover and back cover

• Interior Heavy bright white 60# paper

• 8.5 x 11"




Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Phyllis Harris Designs on new products!



Dear Friends,

I cannot believe it has been 3 years as of mid-May since I started Phyllis Harris Designs and started selling my art prints online. As many of you know, I started on Etsy like so many and then branched out to open my own space at Phyllis Harris Designs a bit later. It has been so amazing! I have learned so much and continue to as I morph and grow my business.

As a solo-entrepreneur (except for the help of my wonderful hubby, of course) it takes lots of energy and faith to make a leap into new areas in business and as many of you know, I have been playing with some new ideas for new products in the shop. It always takes more time than I want to take to try and figure all of this out but as with anything in life it is all a process that never ends and so is my creative path.

Recently, while looking for other opportunities to put my art on products, I discovered a new place to experiment with called Society6. It is a place where us creatives can put our art/photos on products and they will create and ship them for us. It has been lots of fun seeing my art on pillows and shower curtains, cell phone cases, tote bags and the list goes on.  And until June 7th at midnight Pacific Time they are offering FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING on many of the items EXCEPT on framed art prints, clocks, canvases and rugs. I am assuming those cost much more to ship. For example to order a pillow or a tote bag you can save $10 on shipping in the US and even more when shipping worldwide so this is a wonderful opportunity that I am even taking advantage of myself!  It will automatically give you free shipping at checkout if the products are eligible.

Here are just a few examples I created. Just click on the photos to see all of the different design options of each.













So until the day I am able manufacture my own products, I wanted to share these with you, my wonderful customers/friends.

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, 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.