09 October 2016

Confession from the studio

A number of people have asked me what's going on in the studio-- Do I have any new pieces? The answer is, yes I do. It's this little guy:

copyright elisa ann lindstrom
I've been working on it for a while. Not a day. Not a week. Not even a month. No, much longer than that. The truth is, this is one of the harder pieces I have worked on. 

But it isn't technically hard for me, it's emotionally hard for me. You see, and maybe you know this already, all of my landscapes are of actual places that I have been. Places that I have gone to on vacations, road trips, or even local walks/hikes. This one is from a photo I took on a trip to Maine two summers ago. 

It was a great time actually, I got to spend it with one of my favorite people. And even though it was raining for most of the trip, it was relaxing and peaceful. I took so many photos of the ocean and how the land and water meet, I was hoping to do a series just from this trip.

Truth be told, I don't think I will be able to. I'm not trying to be all dramatic here but it's true. Getting through this one is exhausting. And it's not at all from the trip. That's the crazy part. It's from what was going on in my life away from the trip and a phone call that happened while I was on the trip that ripped me apart (and everything that happened soon after the trip that ripped me apart some more). And even though I've pieced myself together in the past 2 years, this painting is tough to get through. But I will. It will just take a little longer than usual. 

So be kind and be patient and I'll work my way through this.

02 October 2016

From the show...

It was such a fun night. I am so thankful for the opportunity to have my work at Creative Coworking and I am thankful for all of the people that came by.

If you missed the show, you can stop by Monday-Friday from 9-5 until November.

Creative Coworking 922 Davis Street, Evanston IL

19 July 2016

Are you free in September?


Save the Date

Creative Coworking


Art & Wine Night








Featuring art by
Elisa Ann Lindstrom
Betty Butler

Friday, September 16
922 Davis Street
Evanston, IL 60201

30 June 2016

Newly framed...

The Road Ahead copyright elisa ann lindstrom

The Road Ahead is now framed. Over the next few weeks I will be framing a lot more landscapes because something big is happening this fall. I'll tell you the fun news in a post soon... stay tuned.

16 May 2016

even though they aren't for me...

Even if they aren't for me, it still felt like opening up presents when I picked up my prints after they were framed. These three landscapes are now in the offices of a therapy practice in Northfield, IL.

08 May 2016

Now in the shop:

Postcard Set 3 by elisa ann lindstrom
I am pleased to announce the newest set of landscape postcards now offered in the shop: (clockwise from upper left corner) Quiet at the Cape,  The Road Ahead,Waiting, Reunion). You can find this lovely set on my Etsy shop here.

14 March 2016

Now at Creative Co-Working

Winter Line copyright elisa ann lindstrom
I have great news: my framed landscape paintings are now up at Creative Co-Working in Evanston, IL. It's an office space that showcases art from local artists throughout the building. Every other month there is an “Art and Wine Night” which features two local artists. The next event is this Friday, March 18th from 5-8pm. My work will not be one of the two artists featured. However, the entire building is open to look at art and you can see my work in the 2nd floor hallway.  If you are in the Chicago area, I highly recommend you stop by for one of these events as there are some interesting artworks on display and the event is very well attended. You can find out more through the Creative Co-Working Facebook Page.

02 July 2015

...and about that shop

Hoboken 4 by elisa ann lindstrom

On July 15th, I will be closing my Etsy shop: elisaann. This shop sells my sketches, drawings, clips, mugs, and tote bags. It sounds like sad news especially since I opened the shop up in 2007 and it has given me so many opportunities. But truth be told, it's good news. You can still get my sketches and clips from Paperish MessPS Yoga is now selling my tote bags (see this post for more info). The other reason this is a good move is that now I can spend a lot more time on my landscapes and less time tending shop. 

July 15th is coming up quick so if there is something you are interested in, now is the time to purchase it.