Holiday Gifts Under $30 – American Folk Art Ornaments by Patricia Palermino

Where can you find a hand-painted Christmas ornament by one of America’s premier folk artists for less than $30? Right here at Patricia Palermino Studio! These ornaments are not only beautiful to display but are of heirloom quality that will be enjoyed for generations. Whether it’s the classic Christmas in New York scene of skaters and the tree at Rockefeller Center, or the majestic beauty of Christmas days gone by in Colonial Williamsburg or the Presidential splendor of Christmas at George Washington’s Mt. Vernon, there’s a perfect ornament for everyone on your holiday shopping list and each is less than $30! This is a savings that cannot be beat!

Cyber Monday Sale from Patricia Palermino Studio Starts Tonight!

All Standard Framed Prints (Decorative frames not included)

30% Off from 10 pm tonight to 10 pm on Cyber-Monday (Mini prints can only be framed in stock colors)

ALL framed Patricia Palermino prints will be on SALE for 30% off regular price! Place your orders early so you do not miss this amazing offer. We are not sure which prints will sell-out first! (no rain checks available)

Custom Calendars for 2013 from Pat Palermino American Folk Artist

Pat Palermino Calendar 2012While we enjoy the last days of summer, it’s time to look forward to 2013! Of course, we still need to survive the busy holiday season – from Halloween through to New Year’s Eve. But, it’s just once a year that we can commemorate the brand new year and the perfect way to do so (after the champagne, streamers, and fancy dresses!) is with a 12-month calendar customized for your company, school or group.

Each month of the calendar will include a print of an original Pat Palermino art work. You can choose the images from our vast catalog Beach Babe by Pat Palerminowhich includes famous buildings and landmarks, picturesque streetscapes, and whimsical chickens, pigs, cows and mermaids. For each season there will be a Pat Palermino image that will perfectly match the mood of the month (i.e. this gorgeous beach babe for August).

From a marketing perspective, the data shows that clients love to receive calendars because it’s the one item that without question must be replaced every year and is often hung or displayed in a prominent place. What better way to reward your clients (and to remind them everyday that you’re ready to accept their next job or order) than to gift them with a stunning piece of art that doubles as a utilitarian calendar?

Contact us soon so that we can help you create the perfect Pat Palermino folk art calendar for your company, school or group. Don’t wait or it will be too late to print them for delivery in December! A custom calendar for your clients will be the perfect gift from you to them for the New Year!

Folk Art Ornaments – Christmas in July

Since today is the last day to celebrate “Christmas in July”, we thought it appropriate to show you one of Patricia Palermino’s delightful ornaments. What a wonderful way to remember happy days spent in Old Town, Alexandria, or to celebrate a first Christmas in a new home in our charming town. It’s an ornament that’s worthy of its own display as well as a prominent place on any decorated tree. Patricia Palermino’s contemporary folk art celebrates the wonders of Americana at its best.

There’s a quaint shop in Old Town, The Christmas Attic, which carries Patricia Palermino ornaments as well as notecards, and other memorable keepsakes. Please pop in for a visit the next time you are strolling around, and mention that Pat sent you!

Merry Christmas in July, Everyone!

The Art of a Thank You Note

I am often asked why I offer versions of my original paintings as note cards, and the answers are simple:

  • They make great invitations for kids parties.
  • They are great for teacher’s notes and thank yous at the end of the school year.
  • They make sending thank you notes easier to do because the cards are funny and colorful.
  • They remind us all that the art of writing a thank you note must be preserved in our culture of electronics.

As a mother of 3 and grandmother of more, here are my four steps to a quick yet meaningful thank you note:

    1. A simple greeting
    2. A thank you for a specific gift
    3. One line explaining why you like the gift
    4. And finally, your signature, a drawing, a paw print, a cow spot, etc. – your personal sign-off
Never send a thank you note via text, twitter, facebook, or email. A personal message
on a charming note card will always send the message that you care about the sender and very much appreciate the gift!

Moonjumping – Whimsical American Folk Art

It all started with a dream. One of those magical dreams of an alternate reality where I visited the county fair and the Ferris wheel was full of riders – cow riders, that is. I stood in my dream-state and watched them, those beautiful, fun-loving cows, one car at a time rising up, around, and down as the Ferris wheel turned. They were having a joyous time, but in my mind’s eye, there was something missing. A big, bright, beautiful moon was no where to be seen in the dream-night’s sky. That’s when I awoke with my creative mind bursting with inspiration.

Thus, Moonjumping was born and my fun, whimsical cows no longer had a ride into the sky but instead absorbed the fiddling cat’s music and propelled themselves through the air and over the moon! What a joyous night for cows from all over the county dressed in their summer best!

This is a fun, whimsical piece. It makes people laugh. Someone who saw the painting before I finished it was curious that the cows jumping over the moon were naked and he asked, “ is it mandatory for them to take their clothes off before they jump?” Of course, we all laughed and then I painted their clothes. Everyone is dressed in this painting!

Ideas for use:
Gift to parents
Place in a themed room – cows and cats
Birthday gift
And there are matching note cards available