Monday, March 29, 2010

New Art Website Added to Chic de Cru

We are so excited to launch our new Art website as apart of Chic de Cru. Art is such a big part of our business, from mixed media to photography to graphic design. We are constintly creating new works that help to inspire our jewelry and card collections. This website is dedicated specifically to my Mom's art and it showcases her many talents. Please stop by and take a peek, leave a comment, and enjoy.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Meet My Newest Angel, Kachina

This is my newest angel, Kachina, which is Hopi for spirit. She came to teach me to enjoy the spirit of nature and to remember to preserve our world so we can enjoy Mother Earth now and for future generations. Nature is our home and we must respect and take care of our home, our mother. I have learned so much from the Native Americans. I feel that we lost so much of the knowledge we could have learned from the people that lived in harmony with nature. We must return to this knowledge now more than ever. I am learning through the stillness to bring this knowledge into my spirit. I hope you enjoy her.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy Birthday to the Dad and the Husband

Celebrating my husbands birthday with a little Mickey fun at the lake, playing wii, boating and eating good lasagna and chocolate cake!! Fun! Fun!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring is springing up everywhere...

Spring buds are begining to bloom and create stunning forms of gorgeous flowers. I was lucky enough this year to capture one of the trees in my neighbors yard from first bud to first bloom. It is such a wonderful thing to see. Nature is so inspiring and to watch these flowers burst open with color and light is a joy to photograph. I think I must start taking my camera to capture more of mother natures wonders when my Mom and I take our morning walks. I hope you enjoy some of my photographs from this exhibit.
Grace & Love, Natalie

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My Daughter Is My Inspiration

This was the first angel painting which I did about a year ago and it is of my oldest daughter, Natalie. I always wanted to paint and she became my biggest cheerleader. Now I am painting a series of angels and the first of that series is Samantha which was previously posted. I am having so much fun learning to paint.
I will be making art necklaces like this one and selling them on Etsy. You can find this one and one of my other daughter right now on

Featuring Artist Heather Reichard

I recently found an original Folk Artist, Heather Reichard,
on Etsy and I fell in love with her art.

She has a very creative and whimsical artistic voice. Heather paints using acrylics on wood, canvas and sometimes on vintage objects. As you can easily see from two of my favorite pieces, which are featured above, she gets her inspiration from antiques and vintage decor. Check out her art on Etsy, she also sells cards which would make a lovely gift item.
You can check out her blog at:

Friday, March 12, 2010

Inspirational Artist

I am featuring a lovely artist, Jane DesRosier, who greatly inspires me.

She is a full time artist, selling her art on Ebay under Gritty Jane.

You can see her portfolio on her website: and her blog


Check her work out it is so touching and inspiring!

Hope you enjoy her.

Wake Up Your Senses With Good Art

Here are some excellent artist I found on Etsy.

Hope you enjoy their artistic eye!

This wonderfully refreshing art was created by Suzanne Churchill. As you can see she is selling this piece as notecards which makes an excellent gift idea. It makes me look forward to summer. She is a watercolor artist who has been doing commission work for over 25 years. You can see her portfolio and learn more about her from her website: or visit her etsy shop

This lovely piece of art pulls you into its doorway into a world of imagination. It was created by a talented artist I found on Etsy. She is self-taught and now a full time artist. You can visit her shop on Etsy: She has some excellent gift ideas.

I fell in love with this artist from Maine, Allison Trentelman. She is a photograhic artist that specializes in animals and landscapes. Her art touches the spirit in such magical and mystical way. This mandala is one of my favorites. You simply most check her out on Etsy: and visit her website for her porfolio. .

Hope you enjoy these artist and their unique way of seeing the world around us.
Thank you,
Charlotte Phillips

Thursday, March 11, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Will Be Here Soon!

Kiss Me I'm Irish!!
May good luck rub off on you and may rainbows brighten your rainy days.
Here are a few items that are a tribute to the Irish American.
Don't forget to wear your green. Whether you are Irish or not, everyone
feels the love of the Irish.
Stop by and visit our shop.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My Newest Angel Painting

Samantha, The Listening Angel

I decided to show the process I went through to create this angel.
Starting with the sketch and ending with a mixed media painting.
I learned so much through the time I spent meditating and painting.
I appreciate this journey with Samantha because I got sick in the middle of this journey
and I was reminded to go deeper into meditation to find the healing power in the stillness.

This angel came to me to teach me how to go deeper into meditation so I can hear, see and feel more deeply. She is showing me that in order to experience life on a much more intimate level I must go within and listen to the stillness. In the stillness not only will we find our inner voice, our inner child connection, we will also connect and hear the Divine call which is forever teaching us to feel our connection to the One in the All, and the All in the One. In the stillness we can truly hear God's message of love and acceptance.

Thank you, Angels!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Chic de Cru being advertised here and there

We are so excited to start with week off sharing with you some of the exciting things happening with Chic de Cru. Our Buttercup Mother-Daugther apron set was selected to be apart of a treasury on etsy and we are being advertised on We are so excited with some of the new movement coming across our shop. We would love for you to follow us on twitter at

Grace & Love,

advertised by Cafe Handmade (click the link to check it out)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Marketable Mondays: 'Chic de Cru's New Website'

We are so excited to launch our new re-designed and improved website! Please stop by and check it out and let us know what you think.
Grace & Love,