July and August 2017: A small selection of my work, courtesy of Darrell Bell Gallery, is available at Boffins restaurant (111 Research Drive, U of S campus) throughout the summer months.

November 10, 2016:
I was interviewed by Daily Paintworks as their Spotlight Artist for a week! Read my interview on the DPW News blog!


Ongoing: my 8x8" original oil paintings are available exclusively at Darrell Bell Gallery in Saskatoon. For a limited time several of my large oil paintings are also available at
their new street front gallery on 21st Street (formally Lifestyles By Darrell Bell Gallery).

Ongoing: a selection of my larger work is available at The Black Spruce Gallery at Northside on Highway 2 just before the turn to Christopher Lake.

Friday, August 19, 2011

It's Been Two Years!

Water Striders- Big Broadway Number
40 x 30"
acrylic on canvas
© Nicki Ault, 2009  
NFS

Two years ago today I gave myself this blog as a birthday present. So much has happened since then it is almost hard to comprehend. Of all the wonderful things that have come my way in that time, I am most grateful for the personal connections; the real, actual, honest-to-goodness, not-just-cyber friendships. I have had the good fortune to meet face-to-face with five Blogger friends, email with several others and have wonderful, lengthy phone calls with a couple of them. My cup runneth over!

And now for an announcement...

Today I gave myself another birthday present! A store on Daily Paintworks. Yay! It's all new and I am just sorting it all out, but please visit my Gallery as it is set up so far. For now I am just planning to sell my little paintings and we will see what happens. It's scary, it's the unknown, but it's all good!

This painting, "Water Striders- Big Broadway Number" is one of my all time favorites. I love it so I'm keepin' it! I showed it early on in my blogging days and you can see the original post here.

Thank you for joining me on this exciting journey and venture into the art world!

9 comments:

rahina q.h. said...

hey Nicki
happy birthday! and yes your water paintings are your forte and if you decide to sell this one, you can always make another one... that's what people tell em when i want to keep one of my paintings;)
congratulations on setting up a gallery on the daily painters website. i wish you all the success with this venture.

Judy Adamson said...

Birthday Congratulations, Nicki and the very best of luck with your new store - it's looking good!

Nicki said...

Hi Rahina,

Thank you for your well wishes, both for my birthday and for my new "store". It is a new venture and I am not sure how I want to approach the selling end of things (hopefully there are sales!). Right now I am just starting with a flat rate, but I may try the auction thing, just to see.

Nicki



Thanks you Judy! Your support means a lot.

Nicki

Deb said...

Congratulations, Nicki, and happy birthday!

Nicki said...

Thank you Deb! Great to see your smiling face again!

suzanneberry said...

happy birthday to you!! congratulations and best of luck with your new store! a lovely post and that is also one of my favorites of yours. thank you for email, i'm in the throes of a deadline. i see you're feeling betta, i'm so glad. chat soon and again birthday wishes! hugs

-Don said...

Uh-oh, my birthday wishes are belated, but heartfelt, none-the-less. I hope you had a great one! Hugs...

-Don

Barbara M. said...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday. I hope you had a wonderful day, and congratulations on joining Daily Paintworks.

XO Barbara
P.S. I'm so glad you started blogging. I love your work and your writing.

Nicki said...

Hi Suzanne,

Thank you for your birthday wishes! I am feeling much better, thanks. Good luck with your project- I'm sure it will be stunning as always!

Hugs,
Nicki



Hi Don,

Thanks so much. Not to worry- I'll take birthday wishes... or any well wishes for that matter... any ol' time!

Nicki



Barbara, it's good to hear from you. I'm glad I started blogging, too ;o) and I am so glad we met.

We'll see what the Daily Painter thing is like. Time will tell.

Love your post on the magical month of August.

XO Nicki