Kimberly McGuiness Art & Design

~~Mixed Media~Digital Art~Home Decor~Gifts~~

November 27, 2018

Winter Art Market 2018

Hiya my lovelies, this is my last show of the year. Here is where you can find me! Buy local and handmade, come out and shop my space this weekend and get some early gift-giving crossed off your list! I'll see ya soon!


The annual Winter Art Market celebrates Georgia artists, crafters, and growers. With an expanded collection of gifts, foods and outdoor decor, the market will provide you with one-of-a-kind items!

Shop Georgia Made Georgia Grown, from hand-crafted jewelry to homemade jams, to professional photography and artwork you’ll find the most unique gifts for friends and family or the perfect gift for yourself! See the full list of vendors and for more information on the market please contact Charlene Mathis at Cmathis@romega.us or Debbie Law at Dlaw@romega.us.
Civic Center,402 Civic Center Dr NE, Rome Ga 30161
Saturday, December 1, 2018  10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, December 2, 2018  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
FREE Admission and parking 
For more information, contact the Last Stop Gift Shop at 800.444.1834 or 706.295.5576
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November 26, 2018

Cyber Monday Deal: Spend $50 get $25 Free

Hiya my friends, thanks for being here! This is my fun Cyber Monday Deal! When you spend $50 or more in my online shop you'll also get mystery goodies worth a minimum of $25 shipped with your purchase. NO CODE NEEDED! So now would be your chance to get some really extra stuff to keep or to gift. Not sure how long this offer will be available.... so go shop! ... NOW! Most pieces are one of a kind so don't miss out on that unique piece you've had your eye on and get some free goodies in the process! Thank you for supporting a handmade small business this holiday season! I'm forever grateful!
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November 19, 2018

Give Thanks

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©Kimberly McGuiness
Give thanks as you go about your week maneuvering through the hustle and bustle of, cooking the turkey, family & friends, travel and shopping remember to give heartfelt gratitude along the way mixed in with some patience in your pocket as you stand in line.

Reflect on your blessings, the love you have for others and that they have for you. This can be a very sad time of the year for some and this year it is for so many to so reach out, give a random act of kindness to someone. Love each other. Give hope. Give peace. Give laughter. Give hugs. A smile. A song or two.

The blindness of color reveals the brightness from within. Take a moment to see the light, the love, the peace we each have to offer within us in our own unique way and share it! Over and over again.  Share kindness, compassion, joy. Be the light others want to follow and share. Be the smile others may hardly ever see. Be the laughter some may never hear. Be the hope, the peace many wish for but rarely see. Give thanks for all you are and where you are in your life. You are worthy, blessed, beautiful and kind and truly make a difference. I'm forever grateful for each and every one of you. May your harvest be abundant and the laughter, smiles, hugs, love, peace, and hope never ending!
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November 14, 2018

Online Storefront Now Open

Have you seen what's in the shop? Make a pledge to buy handmade, local and support small business this holiday season.

Currently, the shop offers over 75 mixed media, home decor, and gifts.

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I hope you enjoy the shopping experience and that I've made the process easy for you.

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Again, thank you so much for being here and following along on this creative journey with me. Your presence and support really mean the world to me. Thanks, bunches for taking the time to browse and shop. 
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November 13, 2018

Look Book Series 16: Glue Books

small books made using glue and scraps of paper

Glue books are super easy and so fun to make you can't stop at just one! It's a great way to use up all the little scraps of paper from other projects and make something new. Here is a little 5-minute video of a flip through for the ones I created. These glue books were inspired by my creative friend Robin Mead & Nik the Booksmith. Enjoy.


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November 8, 2018

Homemakers Bazaar

All set up at the Homemaker's Bazaar hapening this Friday & Saturday! Free Parking, Admission and loads of door prizes and yummy food to eat! Support local handmade this holiday season and come out and shop with us! We'll see ya soon!

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October 26, 2018

Spoonflower: A New Collection Featuring My Art

Fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap what's there not to love! For the people who sew in my life, I'm happy to announce you can now order from my Spoonflower Fall Collection for any of your sewing needs. Looking to freshen up your space or need some gifts wrap? Not to worry Spoonflower is your place with custom designs from collections you'll love. The designs are fresh, unique and created by the artist themselves with loads of love and heart and soul magic. To get you started, have a look at these collections in the shop, I'm sure there is something you just can't live without! Thanks so much for taking the time and the support Happy Creating!


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October 22, 2018

The Creative Kind: Supporting The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

**update** 10/25/18 this auction is now closed

I'm so excited and honored to be participating in the Creative Kind auction this month.
The group is created for the purpose of offering beautiful art for auction once a month, where a portion of the proceeds will go to a charity of the artists choice. This month 20% of winning bids will be donated to the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program.   
original art up for auction to support the salvation Army Angel TreeThis program provides Christmas for children that would otherwise not receive anything. On their Angel tree tag children ask for things like; a coat, shoes, bedding, diapers and of course a couple toys. No child should wake up Christmas morning with nothing under their tree. 
During the month of November, the Angel Trees are placed around town at different businesses. With your help, we hope to help Natalie and her family choose many children from the tree. This is an annual tradition near and dear to her. Items will be donated to the Idaho Falls Salvation Army location. 
Auction details✨ 
Opens October 23 at 11am EST. 
Closes October 24 at 9pm EST.

We invite you to come over to the auction beginning 11am est. Tuesday, October 23rd-24th and have a look at all the gorgeous pieces available. Put in some bids and participate in the giveaways too. Rember 20% of winning bids will be donated to the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program.   

Here is a peek at more pieces I'm offering for the auction this month. 

original art up for auction to support the salvation Army Angel Tree



original art up for auction to support the salvation Army Angel Tree
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October 18, 2018

Christmas Village, Cartersville 2018

I'm so super excited about this event coming up November 2-3, 2018! Come out, join in the fun and get some early gift-giving crossed off your list and support local arts, crafters, and small business. We'll see ya soon!
Christmas Village in Cartersville, Ga., shopping, holiday, Clarence Brown Center


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October 11, 2018

Fiddlin’ Fest Between the Rivers 2018

Fiddlin’ Fest Between the Rivers Transforms Downtown Rome Into One Giant Street Festival Featuring Bluegrass Music & Vintage Fun, this is where you can find me this weekend. Come out and enjoy the fun!

Saturday, October 13, 2018 12pm -7pm



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October 10, 2018

Star Catcher: I finally caught one!

whimsical line and shape art with figure in yellow hat; stars on face and clothes
©Kimberly McGuiness
Remember laying in the grass as a child and looking up at the stars wishing you could catch one of them? Besides Hundertwasser, this is the inspiration behind my newest piece, 'Star Catcher'.

I love the shapes, lines, and colors of this piece. Although it's inspired by Hundertwasser and his life work of bringing humanity and nature together in harmony, I've finally developed my own style under his influence. I'm so excited and simply overjoyed about this new growth in my work.

I honestly feel like I've caught a star and I'm forever grateful. My art has been a wish for so long in my life. Always wondering if I would be able to become a working artist, what my style would be like and how it would develop. Even though I have my hands in other mediums and experiments it's always the practice with each piece that helps me to grow into what is already waiting for me to know, learn, do and then share with the world.

This piece is a 9x12 mixed media on mixed media paper. I used watercolor, ink, salt. I also like to digitally enhance or manipulate a piece in Photoshop. For me, it's a way to take full advantage of technology to bring about different versions of the same piece giving it endless possibilities with color and shape. This is the result I kept from the image above:
whimsical line and shape art with stars, swirls and circles
©Kimberly McGuiness
I love how this digital piece ended up presenting itself. Thanks for looking! Feel free to pin, post, share & tweet :)
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October 2, 2018

Gaining Empowerment Through Self-Care, Creative Play & Fun

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©2018 Kimberly McGuiness
How many times have you felt empowered to take a chance? Take a leap of faith? To just go for it? Whatever 'IT' may have been?

Empowerment is defined as “the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one's life."

Looking for something to move us forward in a positive way these days can be a task in of itself, right? The world is full of uncertainty and heavy energy.

Gaining empowerment through self-care, creative play, and some fun is a must these days. With each card, you pull empower prompts to give you what you need to know or to be reminded of to get your day jump started. It could be art journaling, painting, meditation, being with friends, it's whatever the prompts bring and means to you.

Personal empowerment begins with a bit of self-awareness. Knowing and recognizing your strengths and weaknesses can go a long way in having a realistic view of oneself. This deck of cards may be able to help you along that path.
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©2018 Kimberly McGuiness

This is a glimpse of what the front of the cards looks like. The artwork is my own and comes from the 50 best cards from #the100dayproject.
They are bright colorful and have a wonderfully smooth finish on both the front and back. They are 2 3/4 inches wide x 4 3/4 inches tall and feel so yummy to hold!

The back of each card has 2 questions and a prompt related to the word on the front of the card. They are the perfect starter card for personal or group art classes or journaling.

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©2018 Kimberly McGuiness
To get you started here are some other examples of how the cards can be used......

-Leave one on your co-worker's desk and at lunchtime answer the questions in a group.
-Leave one with a tip to the waitress
-Include one in your bill payment you mail
- Include a single card in each of the holiday cards you send out this year
- Use the cards at family dinners or get-togethers as conversation starters. Let one person draw a card and let each person at the table answer the prompts.
- Randomly leave one on a table at a coffee shop, library, etc.
-Use with other cards decks & for affirmations
-Use prompts with your children on a game night as conversation starters
-Use them in book club groups or other monthly meet-ups

I've been working really hard the past several months to bring you this 50 card deck of Empower Prompts for Self-Care, Creative Play, and Fun! I can't tell you how happy and excited I am about this, it's a dream come true for me and I hope you find value in this deck and that they truly enrich and empower your day!
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