Thursday, February 22, 2024
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Marketplace: 50% Off on All Original Art

watercolor of cat having bath
“Sunbath”, watercolor, 1993, 21″ x 14 • Bernadette E. Kazmarski

As I mentioned last Sunday, things financially tightened and now events and open artist markets are canceled through June, so thanks to you followers who made purchases or donated! A few more design or art assignments came through this week and will probably continue drifting in. Local grocery stores put out a call for temporary workers and there are two on the bus line that I’m planning to visit. Patching things together is how my income usually works, whether it’s a variety of creative assignments and vendor events among the regular customer work or tossing in a part-time job where necessary.

I don’t want to let things fall behind here, though, and because I’m also interested in moving artwork into good homes so I can make more, I’m offering a special discount on all original artwork, bigger than the usual, only until March 31, 2020 (in addition to the 25% on your total order that I offered two weeks ago, see below). I’m only restricting the time right now so that I can concentrate any sales I have into a short period and better budget for the future. Depending on how sales and part-time jobs and freelance work go, I may extend this into April. In April I offer my Mothers and Fathers Day portrait specials through June too.

A Spring Cleaning Special


50% Off Original Art

any original painting on Portraits of Animals


Use the coupon code ORIGINALART50 in your shopping cart.


Visit my gallery of Available Original Art to browse.

"Studio Morning Shift", pastel on black pastel paper, 9 x 12 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski
“Studio Morning Shift”, pastel on black pastel paper, 9 x 12 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

This includes not just my larger works, but also my daily sketches. I offer everything framed, but some of the less fragile daily sketches (pastel, oil pastel, charcoal, maybe pencil) I would be happy to sell the original unframed

I am exempting three originals from this sale because I’m not sure I want to part with them: Peaches and Peonies, Are You Looking at Me? and Waiting for Mom. I am most attached to Are You Looking at Me? and Waiting for Mom. I’ve tried, and I just can’t imagine them not being with me, but I might negotiate for Peaches and Peonies, especially since it’s been at Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation for almost a year and I’ve been okay with that.

Late Winter Sunbath, pastel, 7.5 x 9.5 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski
Late Winter Sunbath, pastel, 7.5 x 9.5 © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

If there is an original that you don’t see and are interested in, it may be sold, or it just may not be listed. Most of my daily sketches aren’t listed, and some other paintings too. Listing on my website is time-consuming and I tend to either wait until I have a bunch in one category, or list as I make or feature things. Please ask if you have any questions, bernadette at bernadette-k dot com.

Here is your “other” discount if you aren’t interested in original artwork.

Discount through March 31, 2020

including sale items

• 25% OFF all Original Artwork
• 2 for $25 Gift Items (see below)

Use the coupon code CREATIVECAT25 in your shopping cart.

Visit and start browsing my Handmade Gift Gallery.

And 2 for $25.00 Gift Items

Orange selections.
Orange selections.

Each item on my website has $5.00 added into the posted price to cover average shipping. But shipping two of most items often costs no more than shipping one. I always give a discount at in-person sales at shows and in my shop, and I try to offer discounts to customers who don’t live close enough to visit me and the housepanthers.

This includes:

  • Votives
  • Cabochon Pendants
  • Keepsake Boxes
  • Garden Flags
  • Painted Signs
  • Tote Bags
  • Tiles
  • Trinket Dishes

All my gift items are priced at $20.00 or less, including shipping. That’s where you’ll find your discount! That way you can get one for yourself and one for a friend.

Purchase gift items in pairs for $25.00, a minimum $5.00 savings!

  • You must purchase two items from the same gift category, i.e., two cabochons, two tiles.
  • Both items must be available in the gallery so that they are in stock.
  • The two items don’t have to be both cat-themed or nature-themed, they all assort.
  • Both items must be shipped to the same address.
  • Excludes any offer for customization.
  • Each gift category has its own discount code.

For more information visit this post on to read more and find specific links and coupon codes for each gift item.

There's Bella!
There’s Bella!

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Monday: Adoptable Cats, TNR & Shelters

Tuesday: Rescue Stories

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