ani • lighthearted art, boston

ani • lighthearted art, boston

@paperandlens

artistry 🌙 nature 💫 imagination ✨ art in the studio and in the kitchen 🍋 original birds, oil on paper / Etsy ⭐️
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A tiny storm is coming. But this bird and I are calm. Since there’s no snow on the ground, it’s going to be okay. Really. (Bird is oil on paper. Visit my Etsy shop for more birds. Link in profile @paperandlens)

3 Days ago
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Beautiful orchid from Valentine’s Day. One of nature’s masterpieces, photographed against my black and white cloud painting. That painting is like a classic black cocktail dress. I keep using it over and over again and accessorizing it!

4 Days ago
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ani • lighthearted art, boston

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Let the sun shine in! Here’s another corner of my studio. This is the tech area, where the modem, hard drive, and printer reside. The built-in isn’t my favorite thing, but what can you do? It serves a purpose. However, I LOVE my set of round vintage boxes.

5 Days ago
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Happy Valentine’s Day. 💕Love comes in many forms. I’m not talking about romantic love, or motherly love, or sisterly love. (Not even dog love. Sorry, Heidi.) Read my latest post (link in profile @paperandlens) and have a laugh about a couple of other kinds of love.

6 Days ago
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Heidi’s afternoon nap, complete with loud snoring, in the studio.

7 Days ago
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I traded my oils for a bit of watercolor today. And this little blue bird happened. (Not likely to happen again anytime soon.) What do you think?

8 Days ago
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Have a seat! I invite you to read my new blog post. (Click on the link @paperandlens) Maybe it’s a love story. Kind of. ❤️ Oh, and happy weekend!

11 Days ago
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Here’s a little bird saying “hello,” from me to you. I’m “tickled pink” to be back. How is everyone?

12 Days ago
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Really enjoying painting little wooden tags. These are 1.25 inches wide. In other words, really tiny. What do you think?

25 Days ago
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My beloved straw bird from Buenos Aires always hangs in my studio to remind me of two visits to that great city. (Also, in case you can’t tell, I love birds! Haha.) What’s one of your favorite things? Does it spark some memories?

26 Days ago
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Little tags. A set of two. Sometimes I get an urge to paint a really big bird. But it hasn’t happened yet. These tiny oil-painted birds are on tags about 1.75 x 2.5 inches and are available for sale. Thanks for stopping by!

27 Days ago
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The January thaw. Christmas cookies from the freezer. So exciting to realize they’re in there!

29 Days ago
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Blue-bird days. (Sunny, cloudless weather, typically after a night of snowfall.) It’s true that you learn something every day. 💙 And I learned this all because of painting these blue birds today. 💙 All available for sale.

33 Days ago
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Isn’t it true that when Instagram first started it was all about taking pictures and posting instantly? (Hence the name.) This dahlia is from last August but it makes me instantly happy. So does that count? Hope it does the same for you! 🌸

34 Days ago
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Secret rendez-vous. 🌿 What do you imagine these little birds are talking about? Are they lovebirds? 💚 Best friends? Parent and child? Siblings? 🌿 Swipe to see entire painting, 5 x 7 in oil on panel, and for sale. $50 + ship.

35 Days ago
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Hard to believe, but Heidi arranged the pillows like this herself (really!) I think she knows the couch is discouraged and somehow always sits on top of the pillows. More comfy anyway, right?

36 Days ago
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This is what happens when you have a few old pears and apples in the house. Hope everyone is having/had a good Saturday!

38 Days ago
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Sitting quietly on the shelf, drying its oil feathers. 🐦 Some of his friends are available in my Etsy shop waiting for new homes. Take a look! Link in profile @paperandlens

40 Days ago
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Autumn seems like ages ago. But it really wasn’t, was it? Is time passing ridiculously fast for you too, or is it just me? (Oil on paper.)

41 Days ago
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A quiet bird for a quiet January day. In other words, no snow falling, no rain, no ice, no wind. (oil on paper, 4 x 4)

42 Days ago
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Cookies! Made with dough scraps and frozen after Christmas. Just the thing with coffee on a cold Sunday afternoon.

44 Days ago
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I found some leather scraps and wondered if a bird might like to reside on one. So here it is, a tiny 2.5 x 3.5 in oil. What do you think?

46 Days ago
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This. Because there’s a raging, SCARY blizzard outside called a “bomb cyclone.” Really?

47 Days ago
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A little bird for January. She’s oil on paper, 4 x 4, and helping me think warm thoughts. Cold (understatement) and soon to be snowy here. ❄️ How’s your weather? Or do I want to know? Haha.

48 Days ago
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Welcome 2018! Starting with a family brunch, featuring croissants (puff pastry homemade by my daughter) and panettone, made by me. 🥐 Salad for dinner tonight!

50 Days ago
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Heidi, waiting for 2018. Happy new year everyone! 🎉💫⭐️

52 Days ago
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Are you hungry? Here are some dishes from my new ebook, “Appetizers and small dishes.” 🍋 Healthy, easy to make, and vegetarian. 🍅 Get 2 FREE recipes at the link in my profile @paperandlens

54 Days ago
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A huge bouquet of baby’s breath from my daughter on Christmas Eve. They’re always used as fillers but look beautiful on their own. 💕 And pink! I’ve never seen pink. Have you?

55 Days ago
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The kind of leftovers no one ever complains about! The problem? Trying not to eat too many.

56 Days ago
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Wishing you all a peaceful week ahead as another Christmas comes to an end. 🎄The winter light was beautiful today after a morning of ice and thunder snow. ❄️ I never knew it could thunder and snow at the same time!

57 Days ago
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So here it is. Today is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. I love this day! Why, Ani, you may be asking? How can you possibly love the shortest day of the year? Well, I’ll tell you. Because each day from now on, the sun will set one minute later. Until the longest day of the year. Isn’t that exciting? ⛄️ (This charming little wooden snowman was painted by my daughter when she was little.)

61 Days ago
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Grumpy lemon. 🍋 He’s just not in the mood.

63 Days ago
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Less than a week away! Tradition. What’s on your Christmas breakfast table? Is is always the same too? 🥞🍳🥚🥓🥐

64 Days ago