Wednesday, December 22, 2010

That Blank Stare

Okay, so this is what happened to that
piece of paper that was staring at me for several days now.
I had so much fun combining acrylics, dyes, colored pencils and
markers to achieve this look.  
Any suggestions as to a name?


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

What Awaits

There's a blank piece of paper staring at me.

I'll let you know what happens...



Friday, December 17, 2010

Come 'n' Get It

With only a week left until Xmas, the gift-getting days are running out.
Now through December 23rd I'm offering 20% off all sales in my shop.
Hope your days are filled with fun-filled family and friend time.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Be Happy

Lots of work this week.  Two shows coming up.  The first
one this Thurs. December 9th 7-9:30PM at the William's Center in
Rutherford, NJ and the second is on Sat. December 11th 10-4
at the White Plains High School, White Plains, NY.
Please come by if you're in the area.
I also have many orders to get out.
So this is just a quick "hello".
Hope all's well on your end and I'll see you on the
other side of the work pile

                                 new print, BE HAPPY (c) Beth Nadler available now in my

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

And the Winner Is...

Thank you to everyone who entered my "Happy Words" print giveaway!
The lucky winner is Jennifer@Studio JRU.  Jennifer, please drop me a note with an
address as to where to send the artwork.
As for the rest of you guys, I promise more giveaways to come in the near

Friday, November 26, 2010

Friday Photo-Op: Look at What I Saw

In the middle of the Autumn leaves and colors, I found a Summer

Monday, November 22, 2010

Black Friday Has Never Looked So Colorful--A GIVEAWAY. YAY!!!

Here's a chance to win one of my signed prints.
HAPPY WORDS is an 7.5"x7.5" print on
 8.5"x11" matte, photo paper.
It's offered in my shop, but now through Friday,
November 26th at 8PM, I'm giving you a chance to
win the artwork.  All you need to do to enter the
contest is this:
Follow my blog and leave a comment below.
You also need to share a link to my blog on your Facebook
page and/or Twitter page and/or your own blog.
On Friday I will use the site to randomly
choose the winner.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday Photo-Op: Falling in Love

Autumn could possibly be my new favorite season.
After driving around one day this week on a gorgeous, sunny day, with my 
camera sitting next to me in the passenger seat of my car, I felt myself
falling in love.  The colors were absolutely breathtaking!  Intoxicating!
I really don't remember the colors of Fall being this intense.
I'm glad I had my camera with me that day because
I do think that was about the last of it.  The trees are just
about bare today, only a few leaves remain dangling from the branches.
But we have photos to remember...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

It's Not Always Black or White

It's Not Always Black and White

This collage was inspired by two new paintings (below) of mine.
I've been applying multiple layers of colors and textures and
watching how they play against each other and POP against the

Friday, November 12, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Yes!  It's true.  All these funky, whimsical, artistic animals are looking
for homes.  I have many old and new animal friends in my studio.
They keep multiplying when I'm not looking and I don't want to
run out of space for them.
  I'm also
quite fearful that the giraffe's necks will soon be laden with
arthritis due to the inability of full extension.   I have a site set-up
here where you can go if you're interested in bringing
one of these creatures into your home.
Thank you.

xo Beth, Hoot, Free Bird, Josephine, Tar, Jumbo, and the rest of the gang

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Photo-Op: Changing Times

These are the colors in my neck of the woods lately;
deep persimmons, royal plums, hunter greens, cranberry.
Ironically I took these photos this past summer up North a bit
in Rhode Island but when I was recently playing with the images, I
saw Halloween, Thanksgiving and all things Autumn.
This weekend (at least in these parts) we get that extra hour which
causes some enjoyment alongside a bit of confusion. Right now I believe
I have it straight; next week at this time it will really be 1:40 instead of
2:40 but it will feel like 12:340ish. And beginning at 8PM tomorrow night
some of the clocks in my house will read eight while others read seven.
This is because I have a husband who likes to save time when he can by
doing things before they really need to get done. Some of us might
call it "efficient". Whatever the case may be, enjoy all those little
moments of your weekend and if you're lucky enough to get sixty
whole extra minutes, enjoy.
Maybe I'll jump into the HUGE pile of leaves in front of my house
with no regard to the time of day it might be. 
          xo Beth

Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday Photo-Op: Trick or Tweet?

Is anybody home?

Trick or treat?

It's a TWEET!

Have yourselves a happy little Halloween from Tweetie Pie,
and me


Friday, October 22, 2010

Flowers for Your Weekend

from me to you, flowers for the weekend
have a fun-filled, pumpkin pickin', hot chocolate drinkin'
happy and restful time

xo beth

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My Tiles in a Funky Shop

I'm so excited!  My tiles have been installed in my friend's new boutique and they look very cool.  I showed you the tiles I had been working on in my previous post here.  Well now the store's complete and my funky tiles add a unique and colorful splash to the front window.  Andrea's done an amazing job putting together her little store in Larchmont, NY.  It's a wonderful cross between an upscale Soho boutique and a bohemian shop you would find in Woodstock.  Creamy walls compliment the dark, chocolate, wood floors while copper piping add a modern and unique way of displaying clothes.  I also love the shabby plum color she painted the shelves and the rich, multi-colored drapery.  The store looks fabulous and I wish her the best of luck!  If you're ever in the area, make sure to stop by Avenue P at 2105 Boston Post Road and tell Andrea that I sent you.


ps-postcard designed by yours truly

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Follow-Up Designs

      Here are the designs I promised to share with you based on the color palettes here.

design one

design two

design three

 design four

I would love to know your favorite.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Weekend Time

This weekend will bring the company of many old friends
at my high school reunion, family togetherness, and time
with my husband
celebrating our eighteenth anniversary.
I hope you enjoy a weekend filled with happy moments.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Falling for Anthropologie

Falling for Anthropologie
Falling for Anthropologie by bethnadler on

Dearest Anthropologie,
Thank you for your constant source of inspiration.
I love leafing through your catalogs, walking slowly
through your stores and once in a while, taking home
one of your little treasures.
All my love for a happy Autumn filled with patterns, textures, and color.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Palette of Flowers

These are a few of the last of the photos I took right before Summer's end.
I think some of these flowers were ahead of themselves in terms of the season.
I did find a lot of color inspiration in these photos and created a few color palettes
from the actual photos.  Each palette below is in corresponding order with the photos above.

I'll make sure to share my newest designs with you based on the
above color combinations very soon.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

polka dots

polka dots
polka dots by bethnadler on

Mixing and matching on a newly found website=FUN!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thursday's Studio Shots

Today I'm turning some of my artwork into wall plaques.

Stacking paintings to make room for more.

Having a photo shoot

of my new pendants

Drinking a lot!

And creating a little "Joy".