Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Last minute gift...no shipping required!




Dear Friends,

The holidays can be so wonderful but I know that there are also those who struggle at this time of year with poor health or loneliness so I hope you will join me and remember to reach out to those in need not only at Christmastime but all year round.

For those of you that still have those last minute gifts to buy, I am offering gift cards for a limited time in my shop. These come in a number of different price variants to choose from. No shipping required on these because they come to your email box with a special code that can be used to purchase anything in the shop so even if it is the day before Christmas and you still haven't gotten a gift for that special someone, no worries...this gift is available as soon as you place the order and with Phyllis Harris Designs gift cards
, customers purchase gift cards the same way they purchase any other product. And unlike a gift certificate, the shopper can spread the gift card balance over multiple visits.




I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and healthy and Happy New Year! Thank you for making my year so successful and happy. I couldn't do what I do without ALL 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 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.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

School's out for the summer!!

Dear Friends,

It's not yet summer officially in the U.S. but it is starting to feel like it is! It's warm enough to swim and the pools are OPEN! Yay! Most school's are out for the summer and life is getting busier and busier with family vacations and picnics and all of the fun stuff we do when it is finally warm outside. This winter seemed longer than any other in the past, at least for me, so I am thrilled to be back in my flip flops enjoying warm days and nights.

My diet tends to change a bit when the weather warms up as well and eating the produce fresh from the garden is so wonderful! Here is a peek at a yummy salad I made with fresh spinach and kale from the garden. I added grilled chicken breast, organic red peppers and avocado.



Speaking of summer foods...a few years back I gave a popsicle to my niece and these sweet words came out of her mouth..."Is it good for you? Or just good?" Don't you just love the honesty of children?! Here is a rough sketch I did to jot down the memory before I forgot. I will hopefully eventually turn this into an art print.



Wishing you all a wonderful summer or whatever your season is in this great big wonderful world!



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.  




Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Life inspires art! My inspiration lately...

Dear Friends,

I have often heard that life inspires art. I can certainly vouch for that personally. In the past, I have always drawn from my memories of my own childhood and my precious daughter's childhood. Lately, I have a NEW inspiration...my incredible grand daughter! She just turned 10 months old and although every stage is so special; I am loving this stage!! She is crawling and is so full of life. I can already see her little personality shining through.



This sketch was recently inspired by my sweet grand daughter who has recently discovered her shadow. I will call it Shadow Play. I can't wait to paint it!





Phyllis Harris Designs is starting a brand new collaboration with a wonderful company and I am so excited to share the news with you all but I must wait a bit longer so please stay tuned!

Be 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.  

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Come celebrate with me!!

I hope you will celebrate with me as today, April 24th marks a very special day for me, indeed.

Why am I celebrating? I am celebrating because 5 years ago today, on April 24th, 2009 I had a life saving surgery and I praise God that I have been cancer free ever since. 5 years cancer free!! Hallelujah!!

I am so grateful for every single day that I have been blessed with especially since my battle with breast cancer. When I think back on everything that has happened over these past 5 years, I am so very grateful that I got to witness my sweet daughter get married as well as getting to be there when my precious grand daughter was born. I am so very blessed to be married to my wonderful and amazing soul mate and best friend for these past 32 years who was with me every step of the way throughout my battle.

And to top it all off…I get to do what I love and love what I do every single day at Phyllis Harris Designs! How could I ever ask for more?


To help celebrate this wonderful day I am going to offer FREE SHIPPING in both my shops. In my own shop as well as in my Etsy shop but this offer is only good for ONE DAY ONLY(4-24-14) so hurry. Just use the special code CELEBRATELIFE at checkout and receive FREE SHIPPING on your order.

Thank you all for being a part of this wonderful journey!

Phyllis