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The DownontheFarmStudio Etsy Shop is Closing

Friendly Greetings Folks!

The DownontheFarmStudio Etsy Shop will be closing on May 16th, 2017.

This close may be temporary, or it may become permanent. We are not sure yet. It greatly depends on how Etsy’s new CEO and management team handles matters.

Etsy changes A LOT. Sometimes changes are good, many times they are just frustrating and hindering to handmade artists and crafters. Continue reading

Left-Handed Coloring Book Release

When I originally released my first Coloring Book: “Many Meetings: A Nature’s Curiosities Coloring Collection” there were to be TWO versions…
Essentially for the Right-Handed and Left-Handed.

I have just released (finally) the Left-Handed Edition on March 1st. Sorry it took me so long. ;0)

I will be posting pictures soon of the differences, but the main thing is the layout. The original edition features the image on the right side of a two page layout, or the odd pages; whereas the Left-Handed Edition places the image on the left side or the even pages.

Now there are three versions of this book available; two in print and a PDF version for printing yourself.

First Steps to Wander (Adam Young Scores Short Film Contest)

Adam Young is a very talented, creative soul. He defies labels and genres and his musical imaginings are frequently playing in my studio. This year he endeavored on a mighty musical feat of creating a score inspired by a historical event, not once, but 11 times. He succeeded, and my personal opinion is he created something truly special. He graciously shared these treasured creations with us via his new web site: http://www.ayoungscores.com/.

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Holiday Greetings, Joyful Tidings, Christmas Wishes

Merry Christmas Auroras Digital Painting by Lisa Marie Ford

A Very Merry (and Pippin) Christmas to You!

Christmas Greetings from our Barnyard to yours.

May the Christmas Spirit fill your soul and happiness your life and days. Happy Christmas! Merry Holidays! Joyful Smiles! :0)

Christmas Greetings Poem with Frost by Lisa Marie Ford

Christmas Present is above…please enjoy these cards from Christmases Past

Happy Christmas and Merry Holidays

Christmas Greetings

Merry Christmas

Night Before Christmas

Christmas Eve

Coloring Book Release

Dreams can come true, sometimes they just take a little longer to be fulfilled than we plan. After a lot of time and work one of mine has. I am pleased to announce that my Nature and Wildlife Coloring Book is available now on Amazon.com. I will also have copies available soon.

As many of you know I try to choose specific dates for releasing books. November 30th is the official publication date of this one, for my cousin Rich’s birthday. He is no longer with us, but in Heaven with my little brother, Shane. Shane’s birthday was December 1st. I thought this was befitting since November 30th in the US is December 1st ’round the Earth.

The release date, however, got a wee bit delayed. But December 9th is Kirk Douglas’s 100th Birthday!!!! I think this is also befitting because he’s definitely quite a character. ;0)

So without further ado (and hopefully no more printer issues) here’s Many Meetings : A Nature’s Curiosities Coloring Collection by Lisa Marie Ford. Available from Amazon.com, Pics By Lis, and Barnes and Noble.

Many Meetings Published

Many Meetings - A Nature's Curiosities Coloring Collection by Lisa Marie Ford covers

My new Coloring Book, “Many Meetings – A Nature’s Curiosities Coloring Collection” should be available this week.

The official publication date is November 30th.

As many of you know with each book I publish the date is chosen for a particular reason. November 30th is the anniversary of my cousin, Rich’s, birthday. He died last December.

Samuel Clemens was also born on a November 30th a long time ago….I’m sure you know him more by his pen name, Mark Twain.

They were both two of Nature’s Curiosities, so I thought this would be befitting. :0)

My brother, Shane, was born on December 1st and November 30th here is December 1st overseas, where I have friends.

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