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

Monday, April 14, 2014

Need decorating ideas on creating a little girl's room or nursery?

Something fun and new that I am offering... 

Need some ideas on creating a beautiful room with Phyllis Harris Designs art prints? 

Click on each fabric swatch to go to Pinterest link and find out where to purchase to go along with the coordinating Phyllis Harris Design art print. Create your own pillows and curtains or quilts with these great color schemes and fabric ideas. I chose mostly classic, easy to find fabrics such as polka dots, ginghams, and stripes along with a couple florals.

Below is my most recent art print offered in my shop paired with fun colors and fabrics to create a whole custom nursery or little girl's room.

Check back as I add more style sheets down the road. This was way too much fun to only create one! :)


 http://www.phyllisharrisdesigns.com/Decorating_Ideas.html

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.  

Friday, April 4, 2014

Spring is finally here!! Shhh...better not say that out loud or it might snow.



Dear Friends,

My grass is finally starting to turn green...hooray!!!! There have even been a few sporadic 70 degree days here and there. Spring is funny that way. It can be 70 degrees one day and the next could be freezing and snowing so I just try and enjoy every day. It is never boring, that's for sure!

I have been busy sketching lately. I first started sketching this little girl called "Wonder" but I didn't get to the final painting before I was commissioned to create a spring/Easter painting for a wonderful customer and friend. However, someone on Instagram asked if I would be willing to sell it in sketch form and I was more than happy to do so. It is now available in my shop as a sketch until I can get time to paint it. This got me thinking that I may start offering several of my pieces in sketch form in the near future. There is something really magical about sketches.





Below is a look at the commissioned piece I did and although I sent off the original watercolor painting to my lovely customer, I am now offering it in print form to the rest of you all here! Just click on the photo to go see in the shop.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/184900019/childrens-wall-art-spring-forth-in-love?ref=shop_home_active_3

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.  





Thursday, March 27, 2014

Phyllis Harris Designs Gives Back

Every purchase of a Phyllis Harris Designs illustration print from the website www.PhyllisHarrisdesigns.com gives 5% back to Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics.

 http://www.phyllisharrisdesigns.com/GIVING_BACK.html


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Phyllis Harris Designs - Illustrating The HeART of Childhood

Do any of you perhaps know any new or expectant mothers of sweet little ones who may be searching for artwork for their nurseries or children's rooms? If so please feel free to share Phyllis Harris Designs or a link to my shop.

I would be forever grateful!

http://phyllisharrisdesigns.bigcartel.com/

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Children's wall art that captures the innocence of childhood...Phyllis Harris Designs


Children's wall art that captures the innocence of childhood...Phyllis Harris Designs

Welcome! I am Phyllis Harris and I am so grateful that you have stopped by. As the illustrator of over 35 Children’s Picture Books, one of my greatest passions is creating art that inspires hope, love and the innocence of childhood. I have had a passion for illustration from the time I could hold a crayon. Having my own daughter in 1986 and reading her countless picture books helped me discover my calling – creating art for children, and for the child in all of us!

Every one of us is unique and gifted. I believe my God-given gift is in creating children’s art that is whimsical and nostalgic; an illustrative style that captures the innocence and hope of childhood. My hope is that my art will brighten the walls of your child’s room or nursery; and bring a smile and joy to their hearts for many years to come.

NOTE: Most of my art is customizable! My customizations include changing the hair color, skin color if needed or possibly even the color of the clothing but only to the existing art. I'm sorry but I cannot change the drawing itself, only the colors if needed. I can also add or change existing text if there is any, add a name or favorite verse or saying. Just enter the specific customization instructions in the “Notes to seller” text box in the PayPal checkout.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Enter a FREE giveaway for a Phyllis Harris Designs giclee art print!!

How about another giveaway?! Check out and go enter over at Hemmed In's birthday giveaway for a FREE print of my Dance In The Woods!

http://www.hemmedin.com/1/post/2014/03/hemmed-ins-birthday-giveaway.html


Monday, March 10, 2014

Another GREAT GIVEAWAY!!

Time for another GIVEAWAY!! 

The wonderful Grinning Cheek to Cheek Blog did a wonderful review for us and is hosting it so be sure to go enter to win a FREE art print of your choice from Phyllis Harris Designs!
 

Here's the link:
http://www.grinningcheektocheek.com/phyllis-harris-designs


http://www.grinningcheektocheek.com/phyllis-harris-designs

Monday, March 3, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sharing my painting process.




This is part one of the video where I am painting Spring Girl with Bluebird.

And here is Part 2 below. Be sure to stop by my shop after you are done watching so you can see the final piece along with lots of my other art prints that I have available for purchase as well.




As the illustrator of over 30 children’s books, I started Phyllis Harris Designs to not only brighten up kids’ rooms with nostalgic and heartwarming wall art, but to also make a difference – for each art print we sell, we give 5% to Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics to help in their fight to save children battling serious illnesses.