Hello July, Goodbye June!

If you are living in the Valley of the Sun like myself, you are probably staying inside as much as possible. YES… things are melting out here in Arizona! It has been so incredibly hot this summer! I am getting a lot of concerns as to what time I do my work, and if I am staying hydrated from my thoughtful clients. I swear- you guys are the sweetest! My family and I are keeping cool in our pool as well as getting out of town as much as we can and heading north to the family cabin to escape the heat. I have been doing all of my work in the early hours in the mornings before the sun can make things unbearable.

In June there were some amazing pieces that were completed for both customers and inventory.  As always please email, text or call me for a quote! Remember to get yourself on the First Dibs Email to be notified first on available pieces. Let’s take a look at what was completed for the month of June.

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will”

– George Bernard Shaw

This month the The Artistic Home Design officially became live on Second Chance Charms! Something that I have been working on for over a year. A dream that mother and daughter could team up and create something amazing together! You can read all about my mother and her artistic background here at Maureen Flanigan. We also posted our very first piece (available for purchase) in The Artistic Home Design. You can read about our dresser debut here: Abandoned Car – The Artistic Home Design.

We are looking forward to coming up with more pieces to the many collections we will have available!

xoxo- Rebecca

 

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Abandoned Car – The Artistic Home Design

Introducing our first fine art furniture piece in the Vintage Car Collection of The Artistic Home Design series. There will be several collections in The Artistic Home Design.

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A beautiful 1940’s bow front dresser, Duncan Phyfe style, ribbed design on the sides and four BIG drawers, all dovetailed & slide smoothly with original brass hardware, Measurements are 19″ deep x 34″ wide x 47″ tall.

Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Sand Beach and glazed in Well-Bred Brown. Original brass hardware polished. Fine art painting in acrylic of a vintage abandoned car. Available for purchase $865.00.

The Artistic Home Design

Second Chance Charms is presenting a NEW product line called The Artistic Home Design! Featuring a collection of Fine art painting in acrylic by Maureen Flanigan on Second Chance furniture. A new style developed by a mother and daughter team bringing the traditional canvas paintings onto today’s refinished furniture.

Maureen Bolton Flanigan was born in Buffalo, N.Y, in 1963.  She showed an early interest in art and under the guidance of her Grandmother began painting in oil at the age of nine.  As a youngster, Maureen painted neighborhood windows for the holiday seasons and by her teens was painting windows at local businesses.  She progressed into painting murals and decorative work in private homes and businesses. She attended Phoenix College and graduated with an Associate’s degree in the Fine Arts program.  For several years, she was a student of renowned Arizona Artist Hal Weber, where she acquired a solid foundation in both portraiture and landscapes.  While living in San Diego, California, she became a student of renowned Western Artist Jack Jordan, developing her unique and vivid use of color.  She has won numerous awards in local shows and her paintings are in public and private collections throughout Arizona and California.  Maureen has served two terms on the City of Peoria Arts Commission.

Maureen and her husband Brad have been married for 35 years, they have 4 children, (one son-in-law and two daughter in-laws), and a total of 8 grandchildren.

Maureens’ daughter Rebecca, is very accomplished in her own unique style of refinishing furniture, and it seemed like a perfect fit to combine their talents to create fine art on the furniture that Rebecca brings back to life.

Maureens artist statement has always been   “…The beauty of a work of art is in the work itself.” A quote by Robert Henri, THE ART SPIRIT.  And now, this statement has a new and special meaning, as each piece is a combination of creativeness from both mother and daughter, a very special bond.

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Rebecca and Maureen