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April 1, 2014

REMEMBER THESE WHEN YOU WERE A KID?

 

They’re back!  And now you can make your own Leanne Laine “Women in Wine” Art designs from your own home.

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APRIL FOOL’S! :-)

 


 

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February 22, 2014

“PIN TO WIN 1 of 3 $50 Egift Cards!” Feb 2014

Who’s ready for a #giveaway?! What I absolutely love about what I do is how connected I have become with so many of you who have collected my work or followed me via social media.  I enjoy learning about so many of you, hearing your stories, your backgrounds — your friendships are truly a gift!

Then Pinterest arrived.  I knew about it shortly after it’s arrival but didn’t sign up to it right away due to the questionable copyright terms they were challenged with thus the countless infringement issues I faced.  Then people were telling me that they’ve been pinning my work from my website in support of my art.  Tweeps were telling me that my work was “trending” on Pinterest?!  I was amazed and could not be more grateful!  I am now in the process of getting my butt together to represent myself officially on Pinterest and I could really use your help so I thought I’d launch it with a giveaway!

For a chance to win 1 of 3 $50 LeanneLaineFineArt.com Egift cards:

1) Follow me at http://www.pinterest.com/lainewineart/ and repin this giveaway.

2) Pin your favorite paintings from http://www.leannelainefineart.com OR any of my images on http://www.pinterest.com/lainewineart/. You must include #leannelainefineart in each description.

To greater your chances, please be sure you are signed up to my newsletter and following me on Facebook and Twitter as I have new art and exciting new things you will not want to miss! ;)  From the bottom of my heart, thank you all so much for all your continued support!  GOOD LUCK!  :) Leanne

NO Purchase Necessary.  Winner TBA: February 26, 2014.  Egiftcards given away as is, no cash substitutions. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated, with Facebook or Pinterest.

PIN to WIN 1 of 3 $50 Leanne Laine Egift Cards!
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July 13, 2012

SOME OF MY WINE QUOTES!

 

Sometimes I just like to have fun with my art and add clever quotes to them.  Feel free to share and brighten someone’s day! :) Leanne

 

 

 

 

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June 19, 2012

YOGA WINE: A GLASS OF RED WINE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY

… in moderation of course.  Yoga and Wine, my two faves.

Don’t believe me? Take this source from Yale-New Haven Hospital!:

A glass of red wine a day keeps the doctor away

Is red wine the fountain of youth or a potent poison? Is enjoying a glass of red wine with dinner each evening beneficial to your health? Current research suggests that a glass of red wine each day may be providing you with more than just a little relaxation.
What are the health benefits of drinking red wine?
For over 10 years, research has indicated that moderate intake of alcohol improves cardiovascular health. In fact, in 1992 Harvard researchers included moderate alcohol consumption as one of the “eight proven ways to reduce coronary heart disease risk.” However, research has suggested that specifically red wine is the most beneficial to your heart health. The cardioprotective effect has been attributed to antioxidants present in the skin and seeds of red grapes.

Scientists believe the antioxidants, called flavonoids, reduce the risk of coronary heart disease in three ways:

by reducing production of low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (also know as the “bad” cholesterol)
by boosting high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the good cholesterol)
by reducing blood clotting. Furthermore, consuming a glass of wine along with a meal may favorably influence your lipid profiles following that meal
Recently, researchers have found that moderate red wine consumption may be beneficial to more than just your heart. One study found that the antioxidant resveratrol, which is prevalent in the skin of red grapes, may inhibit tumor development in some cancers. Another study indicated that resveratrol aided in the formation of nerve cells, which experts believe may be helpful in the treatment of neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Which wines should you consume to reap the most benefits?
Researchers at the University of California, at Davis tested a variety of wines to determine which types have the highest concentrations of flavonoids. Their results concluded that the flavonoid favorite is Cabernet Sauvignon, followed closely by Petit Syrah and Pinot Noir. Both Merlots and red zinfandels have fewer flavonoids than their more potent predecessors. White wine had significantly smaller amounts than the red wine varieties. The bottom line is the sweeter the wine, the fewer the flavonoids. Dryer red wines are your best bet for a flavonoid boost.

How much red wine should I drink?

A four-ounce glass of wine is equivalent to one serving. Men will benefit from consuming one to two servings per day. Women should consume only one serving per day to reap the maximum benefits. This is not to say that you should start drinking alcohol if you presently do not. Occasional or binge drinkers have higher mortality rates than those who drink moderately on a regular basis. In those who consume three or more drinks per day, there is an increased risk for elevated serum triglycerides (fat in the bloodstream). Long-term, excessive alcohol consumption can damage nerve cells, the liver and the pancreas. Heavy drinkers are also at risk for malnutrition, as alcohol may substitute for more nutritious foods.

What if I have other health problems?
Recommendations to consume moderate amounts of wine are limited to individuals with a clean bill of health. It is clear that people with medical and social conditions worsened by alcohol should not consume any alcohol at all. Hypertryglyceridemia, pancreatitis, liver disease, uncontrolled hypertension, depression and congestive heart failure are diseases that may be worsened by alcohol. Those individuals at risk for these conditions should consult with their physician before consuming any alcohol at all.

What about grape juice and non alcoholic red wine?

In 1997, researchers at the University of Wisconsin concluded that purple grape juice also reduced blood clotting. Another study by researchers at University of California at Davis, confirmed the findings that non alcoholic red wine contains the same antioxidant profile as red wine. However in a 1998 study, Japanese researchers found that while grape juice still had antioxidative benefits, it did not significantly lower LDL cholesterol levels compared to red wine.

The debate continues on whether it is the components of the wine, the way the wine is consumed, or the lifestyle traits that is the most responsible for the long healthy lives of many wine drinkers. However, the evidence seems clear that regular, moderate consumption of red wine is beneficial to your health. So here’s a toast to your health! Cheers

 

 

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May 14, 2012

BACK TO THE BLOG! May 2012

Well I have to admit that with all the amazing communication and support I’ve been receiving through Twitter, Facebook and emails alone, I have not been so good at staying on top of my blog.  Ah well, life as a busy work-at-home artrepreneur and mom of two little ones presents itself with the occasional unexpected little events that hold me back.  For instance, this simple blog post is taking me almost an hour to complete because my 4yr old daughter and 2yr old son are having trouble staying in bed.  Seems that they are finally quiet so let’s see if I can keep this up.  I tell ya… a lot of juggling goes on around here in the Laine household/headquarters! ;)

Hope you’ll stay tuned, I’ve got some exciting stuff to announce.  Make sure you’re signed up to my newsletter for my next major (and rarely offered) giveaway!  Hugs, Leanne

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February 18, 2011

FEATURED ON THE FWE GALA COVER, Feb 2011

A big thank you to the team at the Forum of Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) for the recognition of my artwork to showcase some of my works at the Once Upon a Grapevine Gala and to be featured on the gala cover. I wish you all the best and look forward to wining and dining with all the winopreneurs of BC!

 

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December 1, 2010

Article in the Surrey NOW (South Surrey, White Rock SOURCE Newspaper)!

 

INSTANT EBAY SUCCESS LAUNCHES LOCAL PAINTER’S CAREER  by Kelley Scarsbrook – Source Contributor

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It was once said by the classical Greek tragedian Euripides that, “Where there is no wine, there is no love.”

It’s probably why Leanne Laine’s painting series, The Women in Wine, reflects a love within her artwork that has captured the attention of art enthusiasts across the US.

“I’ve learned to let it all go with my paintings. I enjoy the flow and the beauty of wine. There is a lot of motion in pouring wine, it’s not just sitting there with grapes and fruit, it’s about excitement and colour,” said Laine.

What is most surprising about Laine is that she is a self-taught artist. Although she took a few courses in her early 20s, she always knew the style and technique she was most comfortable with.

“When I paint, I am completely in my own world. I don’t think too much about it,” she said. “I like the art to come to me naturally and not force it.”

As a one-time HR employee for a cable company, Laine always found herself painting on the side as a hobby along with sketching. A lay-off from the company in 2004 forced her to re-evaluate what she wanted to do with her life. “I knew I eventually wanted to own my own business, and use my creative ability; however, I didn’t know what to do with it.” She spent the next two months painting.

Her husband, Stewart Laine, suggested she put some of her work on eBay. Laine posted four paintings on a Monday night, and on Tuesday morning there was a bidding war for her pieces. “I had a woman call me and ask me to take them down immediately and she would pay me double of what I was asking,” said Laine. “I thought I would be crazy not to turn take her offer, so I did.”

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I wanted my work to be available and affordable for everyone. ~ Leanne Laine

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Laine continued to put her paintings on eBay and sold another six within a couple of days. It was then she realized she had stumbled upon something that connected with people.

She soon obtained a website and discovered a following had developed for her artwork. “I loved it, but I was overwhelmed. I didn’t want to find myself painting multiples of pieces every day and completely wreck my passion for it. I was working 14 to 16 hours per day with accounting, shipping, painting original work and handling customer service,” recalled Laine.

It was then she learned about reproducing her works into limited editions. She attended tradeshows, seminars and talked to experts about the process. By the end of 2004, Laine had launched Leanne Laine Fine Art, and invested in a large scale professional series printer.

“I didn’t want to disappoint my customers or turn them away,” she said.

The process Laine uses for her reproduction work is called “Giclee” (pronounced ‘zhee-clay’), which is the process of making fine art prints from a digital source using ink-jet printing. She also adds texture and embellishments to the giclees to have the look and feel of an original painting.

“I wanted my work to be availalbe and affordable for everyone. People can hang my artwork in their homes and not have to spend thousands – although I still paint original art work. But this way everyone can appreciate it.”

Laine found she was inspired to do women and wine one late night after looking down at her wine glass beside her.

“I don’t know a heck of a lot about wine, but I’ve learned a lot more as I’ve painted the series. There is something so liberating about it for me. The women in my paintings just developed naturally out of the wine. And I think a lot of women really connect with it. It’s a sense of knowing what you like and being confident in yourself and what you want,” said Laine.

Although Laine’s work is mostly known in the U.S., she is trying to raise her profile locally. Since launching her business in 2004, her husband Stewart has come onboard to work on the administrative side, allowing her to focus copmletely on her artwork.

However, as a busy mom to her three-and-a-half year old daughter and her one-year-old son, she has struggled with the idea of balance. “I’m constantly being asked to do shows in the U.S. but I love the time I have with my kids. I am fortunate enough to have found something that allows me to follow my passion and still be home with my kids.”

Currently Laine’s artwork is showcased at Slainte by the Pier Restaurant in White Rock, but she hopes to add more local venues in the near future.

“I love where I am right now. I’m in a very positive place, but until my kids are in school, I just need to keep doing what I’m doing — and then really focus on the shows.”

Leanne Laine’s art can be found at www.leannelainefineart.com

the South Surrey, White Rock SOURCE Newspaper | November 30, 2010 page /WR33

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Thank you, Kelley, for finding my work and writing this article.  To learn more about Kelley Scarsbrook, visit her website here at ENTERPRISING MOMS NETWORK.

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November 8, 2010

MY SEGMENT ON SHAW TV!

I had the honor of having ShawTV reporter and journalist, Kendall Harris, over at my home studio and with me at my local gallery affiliate, Taylorwood Wines in Yaletown Vancouver, to do a short interview with me. Thank you ShawTV and Taylorwood Wines for a fun experience! :)


Leanne Laine on ShawTV (youTube)

The works of reknowned modern wine artist, Leanne Laine of BC Canada, is featured here in a segment of The Express show on ShawTV (Oct2010). Her mixed media hand-textured limited editions (giclees) are produced entirely by her own high quality craftsmanship to maintain a level of authenticity and increasing value fo her collectors (no third party outsourcing is involved in the creations of any of her works). Leanne’s unique concept of women flowing in wine and contemporary wine series has earned her #1 spot in online searches for wine artist, also acclaiming Leanne the title heard to be as “The Women in Wine Artist”. Her hand-textured canvas limited editions offer a much more affordable price than of her hand-painted originals which range in the thousands. This brings a wider audience the ability to not only appreciate her works, but own for themselves.

To peruse her portfolio and shop online (where shipping, handling and insurance is Free within the US & Canada!) visit: http://www.leannelainefineart.com

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November 4, 2010

MY DONATIONS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN

The Child Development Foundation of British Columbia raises funds to decrease wait lists at The Centre for Child Development so children with special needs in the community receive the specialized programs and services they require to reach their potential.  One of the events to help raise funds is the The 11th Anniversary Gala of Hope, to be held on Saturday November 6, 2009 at the Northview Golf & Country Club in Surrey, BC.  Once again, I’ll be donating two specially dedicated limited editions available for silent auction, A TOAST FOR THOUGHT & BLUSHING BRIDE.  It was reported that my donations last year were the top auctioned items of the event!  So here’s hoping these two will do well for them too.  For tickets and more information, visit http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20101021/bc_bestbc_hopegala_101021/20101022?hub=BritishColumbiaHome.

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April 22, 2010

It’s Not Easy Being Green

Featuring “Seasoned Earth” in celebration of our 40th year of Earth Day!   My family and I try to live green but I admit it’s never perfect.  We try to stay on top of typical things like  recycle as much of our trash as possible… sell or giveaway reusable items like books, toys, clothing, containers… substitute ‘disposables’ for ‘reusables’ like linens instead of paper napkins, canvas shopping bags instead of plastic, old rags for cleaning instead of paper towels… conserve our hot water and energy wherever possible.. we also do drive only one vehicle and use cloth on our little 5 month old’s tush.  Yet there is SOO much more we can do and like I said, it’s not easy being green.  Here’s one that I admit we are terrible with…. our coffee house latte consumption.  We love coffee.  After all, working from home with two little ones under 3yrs old is only asking for caffeine.  It’s the first thing we say to eachother when the baby cries awake in the morning.  It’s not “good morning, sweetheart”… it’s “did you remember to set the coffee machine last night?”  We brew our own at home but we really enjoy the leisure of visiting our local coffee houses for my simple favourite – low fat no whip mocha latte.   This of course means, more paper coffee cups.   Did you know that North Americans consume 58 billion coffee cups per year, most of which end up in landfills?  Not millions.. billions!  So my commitment for Earth Day and going forward is to try very hard to remember to bring my own travel coffee mug!  I have so many beautiful mugs sitting in my cupboard, it’s ridiculous.  So what did you do in honor of our beautiful planet?

Seasoned Earth My 2yr old hugging a tree

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