Thursday, September 27, 2007

Mr. Rooster Tail ~ BlogRush Update ~ Word Verify ~ Blogger

6”x 6” acrylic mini painting on gallery wrapped canvas
Mr. Rooster Tail is available on our CBC's web site. He was painted on the same Port Bolivar trip as Pigasus.
Did I mention we've sold all of our lures? But we can paint more for Christmas gifts. Orders are available through the Canvas by Canvas site or to inquire about placing an order email

For some reason the Google spam robots thought my Nancy Standlee Art Blog was spam and began making me put in word verification at each post and it prevented me from saving a draft. If this happens to you and you've noticed you have to start putting in LETTERS before you can post, but not when you make a comment, then click on the little question mark that appears by the letters and a human will look at your blog, apologize and you'll be back in business. This is the letter I received from the Blogger team and the problem is usually corrected within 24 hours. Thanks, Blogger Team.

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I continue to invite friends to BlogRush even though I've never seen one of my posts appear in the widget; however, I've seen other recognizable blogs several times. This truly is a mystery to me. If you're thinking about joining, read here,, for some frequently asked questions, before joining. To join and give more traffic to the mentioned blogs, click on the tab at the bottom of the widget on the Nancy Standlee Art Blog, CanvasbyCanvas Art Blog, or Artist Food Network. Wait, hold the presses! I just viewed on my site on the BlogRush widget, a blog entry "Card Sharks" from my good friend and fellow CBC painter, Mitchell-Taylor and her blog, Do You Blog Before Breakfast. Congrats, BT, you've conquered the BlogRush widget.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Gracie the Cat ~ Canvas by Canvas Mini ~ Acrylic Cat Painting

6" x 6" Acrylic on canvas
I painted Monday, 9/17/07, with some other Canvas by Canvas collaborative painters at the Upstairs Gallery. This is my contribution to the cat mini series and can be purchased through the Canvas by Canvas web site. I think this will prove to be a popular series and we found ourselves talking to these canvas cats today as we painted them. We are preparing the minis for a special show at the Front Street Festival in Arlington.
More information about the Front Street Festival can be found HERE.
We will also show the minis in the Holiday Magic Show.
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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Catch Me If You Can by Connie Michael

Canvas by Canvas has unveiled a mini-series with those who love to fish in mind. These little flies are bound to tease whatever (or whomever!) you're trying to catch, right onto the hook!
Perfect holiday gifts, at $40 each for these spectacular little original acrylics painted on gallery wrapped canvas, this will likely be the least expensive fishing trip you've ever taken!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Angel at Rest ~ CBC Mini Paintings ~ by Nancy Standlee

6" x 6" acrylic on canvas
Purchase through Canvas by
Angels are referred to as Watchers, Holy Ones, Host of Heaven, Spirits, Messengers, Guardians and our Champions. They are commonly depicted as having halos and wings and in Christian iconography they are shown as a winged human form and are powerful and are used to execute God's will. This angel is an imaginary angel at rest and as a former librarian, I gave her a book to read but even though she is supposed to be on a "rest break" she still looks down guarding her charges. I used some Pearlescent paint on the wings. Wikipedia has a long article on angels.
Canvas by Canvas has been painting some mini paintings for their upcoming shows and we have done, fish lures and flys, high heels, cupcakes, and now angels. I am one of the 11 members of CBC.
This was first posted on Nancy Standlee Art Blog.
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Friday, September 21, 2007

SOLD - Catch the Big One - Connie Michael

Are you looking for a holiday surprise for the fisherman or fisherwoman in your family? Check out our new mini series, painted especially for those who love both the excitement and the peace of fishing. In the spirit of "something for everyone" we've painted the most colorful lures and flies and they are just beautiful! Come on over to the banks of Canvas by Canvas and test the waters. You'd better hurry, though. We unveiled them only 3 days ago and they are already selling like crazy!

6x6 original, acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas - Specially priced at $40!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

SOLD ~ Pigasus ~ Port Bolivar Vacation ~ by Nancy Standlee


6" x 6"
This little piggy was sold this week but more pigs will be forthcoming through the Canvas by Canvas web site.
He was painted by CBC member Nancy Standlee at the southern part of Texas on the gulf, Port Bolivar, one of the first ports established in Texas. Some of the Canvas by Canvas art group, packed up their bathing suits and painting supplies and headed to this rented vacation home on the gulf side overlooking the beach at Grand Pelican - Sandy Shores. Even before our week's stay was over we were planning a second trip. I had never visited this area and since we went after Labor Day, on September 6 - 11, 2007, we had the beach to ourselves much of the time. We did take lots of photos that we will paint later. Morning coffee on the deck overlooking the ocean with thoughts of a day of painting is indeed a vacation. Throw in a new restaurant search for the evening and maybe a trip to the dollar store for beach chairs makes it complete.

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Saturday, September 15, 2007


These two lures together were too cute not to paint. "Buddies" are for sale on Canvas by Canvas' website. There you can view the full range of lures and flies, along with our shoes, cupcakes, angels. These small originals by CBC are a uniquely perfect gifts for that hard to buy for person or for yourself. Sure to be collector items, start your collection today. Christmas is right around the corner!

"Buddies" 6x6 acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas by Cindy Campbell

FANCY FLY - by Cindy Yandell

I painted this fanciful fishing fly in honor of the lone peacock that lives up in the trees in my neighborhood. Nothing is more beautiful than the plumage of this unusual resident. The design of this fly quite possibly is just as attractive to the unwary fish who make a grab for it! The painting is included in the series of mini-paintings Canvas by Canvas is preparing for display and for sale at the Front Street Festival in Arlington, TX, as well as at Holiday Magic in early December.The price of this 6"x 6" acrylic painting done on gallery-wrapped canvas is $40.00. It may be purchased at

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Renegade Fishing Fly by Margie Whittington

Here is another fishing fly to add to your fly and lure collection. This fly is called "Renegade".
Be sure and look at the other mini collections on the Canvas by Canvas web site, These would make terrific Christmas gifts for the fisherman in your life. There are angels for friends and family, sassy shoes for the young and young at heart and cup cakes with no, nada, zelch calories!!!!!! Take a look at CBC's large paintings too. There is a colorful variety to choose from.
Take a moment and look at our artists' blogs and the food blog with delicious recipes and paintings of appetizing delights.
Come back often to see what's happening in CBC World!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Five artists from Canvas by Canvas were able to get away for a few days to the sunny beaches of Galveston, Texas where we worked on some of our mini paintings in preparation for 2 upcoming shows: Front Street Festival in Arlington, Texas on September 29 and Holiday Magic the first weekend in December. We have lots of great gift ideas for under $50: For the hard to please lady in your life: high heeled shoes. For that special celebration: cupcakes. And for gentlemen: fishing lures and flies. We've also started little piglets and roosters/chickens to delight everyone. I hope you enjoy some of our photos from Galveston and visit our website to see our mini paintings. More will be added in the coming weeks so check back often.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Royal Coachman Dry Fly

One of the best known fishing flies is the Royal Coachman dry fly. This fly is bound to catch a big one and make for a whopper of a fish story! Keep checking in for more canvas by canvas minis, all priced at $40.00 for a gallery wrapped 6x6 canvas. Each canvas can be framed alone or in groupings with our special made frames or hung unframed. B. G. Hackney

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Green Highlander (Hairwing) Fishing Fly ~ by Nancy Standlee

6" x 6"
This acrylic canvas can be purchased at
Canvas by Canvas.
The Green Highlander is one of the classic fly patterns that is still going strong in all parts of the "salar-world" (Atlantic salmon). Canvas by Canvas may need to have a fishing road trip now that SOME of us are learning there is a difference in flies and lures. Next week some of the group are taking a road trip to Galveston so we may come back with photos to paint of fishermen to go along with the minis. Definitely stay tuned. More infomation on fly fishing can be found at Wikipedia.
Be sure and save this date, Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2007 for the Junior Leagues' 25th annual Holiday Magic show at the Arlington, TX. convention center.
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Monday, September 3, 2007

Tiny Crazy Crawler

Next in the Canvas by Canvas fishing lure series is an antique Tiny Crazy Crawler made by Heddon. I love fishing with this little guy, he makes a splish splash sound as he swims across the top of the water, what fish could resist? Don't resist this purchase for $40.00, paypal available. More lures and flys on the way, keep checking in and check out our Artist food blog for great ways to fix those fish when you catch them. B.G. Hackney