Kay Murphy's Studio, P.O. Box 340, Talbott, Tennessee 37877-0340 kaymurphy41@gmail.com

Artist/Illustrator/Author/Greeting Card Designer

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Rose Center Christmas Open House Dec 7-8

Here's hoping everyone can attend the open house Friday 2-8 or Saturday 9-3, Rose Center is ready for a great open house, you all come and get your Christmas shopping on...

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Newest Christmas note card

My newest Christmas note card, this one is all digital art work from my Wacom tablet and Photoshop. A whole lot of time went into getting these berries to look like they had ice on them, I am happy with the result. Card is blank inside for your special message. They will be for sale at Rose Center Gallery, Etsy and Zazzle.
I will also have them at my shows in November 10th at St Patrick's Church and the Rose Center December Show Dec. 7 and 8.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Some of my paintings in Doc and Norma's beautiful home

Some photo's of my paintings in Doc and Norma's beautiful home. Their home was featured in Country Sampler magazine November's issue..

Monday, October 15, 2012

Nice surprize today

I picked up a magazine Country Sampler November issue today at the grocery store and there was an article about good friend home The Roupe's in Salem, Va. and on page 33 was one of my watercolor originals, their home is most beautiful. Yipeeee I made in to Country Sampler magazine, thanks to Doc and Norma.....

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Just finished teaching my colored pencil class

Had a great bunch of ladies, wonderfully talented artists. Looking forward to the next time I teach these wonderful gals. A lot of laughter and sharing. Thank you all for a nice day.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

New Note Card featuring Rose Center

I have just finished "Happy Holidays" Christmas note card of the Rose Center, it was from the watercolor sketch I used as a guide to paint the ornament for the First Lady of Tennessee. They are available at the Rose Center Gallery, 6 cards and envelopes for $10.00. Along with new Halloween note cards.

I will be at the Good Shephard Lutheran Church Oct 20th 9-2, selling my art, framed prints, matted prints, Christmas cards and hand-painted boxes...2435 West A.J. Hwy Morristown TN....

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Nice letter from our mayor

I received a very nice letter from our county Mayor Bill Brittain, about the ornament I did for our first lady of Tennessee. Thank you Mayor Brittain.
It was an honor and pleasure to paint this ornament for Hamblen county.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

finished the hand-painted ornament

I have finally finished the hand-painted ornament for the First lady of Tennessee Christmas Tree, one artist from each county in Tennessee was chosen to paint an ornament, mine is packed and ready to ship come Monday. This not an easy thing to paint on, nor photograph. I chose the Rose Center because it is our cultural center in Hamblen county. On the back of the ornament I painted 2 snowflakes.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Painting and getting ready for Fall Bazaars

Two of my newest paintings are ready for the fall Bazaars here in Morristown TN. 6 x 12 acrylic canvas painting of Aspens and evergreen tree, just needs a frame.
Wood tray Pumpkin and Chickadee with fall leaves. Both of these will be for sale at fall bazaars. Walter's State Community College Fall Harvest Festival Oct 4th from 9-6 Morristown Tn in the Z-Budda Gym.
Oct 20th Good Shepard Lutheran Church 9-2.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Witches hat, cat and crows

My newest Halloween note card. Most of my cards can be found and purchased on my Zazzle and etsy stores....

Friday, September 14, 2012

Christmas/Halloween Note Cards

Three of my Newest Christmas Notes
There are more to come.

Nearly all of my note cards are available at the Rose Center Gallery or catch me at one of the local bazaar's, I will have them with me. Always new designs. The note cards make wonderful stocking stuffers...

Oct 4th Waters State comm. college, Fall Harvest Festival
this will be the start of the fall season....9-6 Yes it's on a Thursday.....
One of my Newest note card available at my Etsy store or at The Rose Center Gallery. Or at one of my bazaar shows, Walter State Fall Harvest Oct 4th in Z-Budda Gym...9-6 yes its on Thursday

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

My Newest design for Christmas Notes

My Newest Christmas note card design/ Available in 5"1/2 x 4"1/4 size...6 cards in a pkg.
This is just the image on the Christmas Note Card, the actual card has a greeting on the bottom with a nice white border of white around it...

Monday, September 3, 2012

I will be teaching how to do shading and blending with colored pencils

All students will be drawing this colored pencil design of mine "Tulip Tree Flowers and Wren" in my first class at The Rose Center. I will be teaching shading and blending with colored pencils. Call the Rose Center for details 423-581-4330

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Rose Center Gallery

The Rose Center Grand opening was wonderful, great people. Great refreshments, very large crowd. A few of us went to the Jersey Girl Diner for a bite and then back to the Rose for our meeting of Morristown Artist association, very interesting speaker, all about bamboo. Thank you Rose Center you guys did a great job.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Grand Opening and Ribbon cutting at the Gallery in Rose Center

Tuesday August 28th at 4:30pm, Grand Opening at The Rose Center in Morristown,TN

"You All" come, the gallery is beautiful, great place to start your early Christmas shopping with unique gifts many one-of-a-kind items.

There will be artists demonstrating their art (live) Cathy and Tom Teller, me, (Kay Murphy), Dan Gibson..have a fun-filled evening with the Rose Center.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

I will be painting an ornament for the First Lady of Tennessee

Each county in Tennessee has chosen one artist to paint an ornament for Chrissy Haslam holiday tree. A landmark that shows why your county is unique. The ornament is gold and about 5 inches round. I was chosen to paint the ornament for Hamblen county. Now to do some sketches and take some photos, right after I finish this bazaar on Firday...More later on

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Newest Gallery in Morristown TN

THE Gallery is now open, Grand Opening later this month....Come see.

The Rose Center will be opening a NEW gallery this month, I'm one of the lucky artists that will have their art work there. Tomorrow is drop off day for the art, I have spend most of the last 4 days getting framed art ready ready to be displayed, cleaning  choosing the right pieces ( I hope). We have a new director and he has some great ideas. Hurray for Drew...3 cheers for the guy with great visions.

The gallery will be open just in time for Christmas shopping and gift giving. You all come see it, I will let you know the date of its opening to the public...We have some wonderful artists here in the Morristown area..

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Six more NEW note cards

Six NEW images for my note cards bring the total to 18 different images, this pack includes owl, titmouse,fox and hounds,kitten and butterfly, yellow warbler and bluebird. Note cards will be available on my Etsy store and in The Rose Center New gallery, opening in August.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

New Note Cards

Animals Note Cards
 Note Cards from my pencil drawings, that I have painted with my Wacom tablet in Photoshop, back side of card has same image only it is like the original pencil drawing...All cards are printed and packaged by little ole me...Made in USA.

 Note Cards are avavlable on my etsy store.

 6 designs in each pack with more images on the way...These cards will be available at the Rose Center Gallery in Morristown TN.
Don't miss the opening of this gallery soon...

Bird Note Cards
Guess we need to help the USPS stay in business. Buy and send cards.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Been working on new card designs

I have had a few good days to work on card designs I have uploaded some new designs for on-line stores Zazzle and GCU. I have also done a series of pencils designs on notecards, these will be available on my Etsy store and at my shows this fall
A few bird designs for Christmas cards, 1 Butterfly card. Had a fun week-end with designs. Still more to come.

Bird skater for Christmas card and Tags

Bird design for Christmas card and Tags

Thursday, July 19, 2012

New Boxes

Both Boxes
White Round Box Lace/ Butterfly and Beads
Black Box /Navy Blue and White Flowers/
Lace and Beads.


Monday, July 16, 2012

More New Boxes

Stack Of Boxes
Heart Tree Box

As you can see I have been working on painted and embellished boxes.These are mostly painted ones.
Snowman Box

Better view of finished boxes

Saturday, July 14, 2012

NEW hand-Painted and Embellished Boxes

Embellished box with tag
New Gift Boxes

Black or White  base color, size's start at 2"3/4 to 6" 1/4. Larger boxes 6" 1/4 are 3" deep, smallest one is and 1" 1/4 deep. So a lot of room for goodies.
Custom orders are welcome, you may purchase boxes filled with wrapped candies ( like Kisses or Mints) or empty and fill with your home-made goodies. These are heavy duty paper boxes, after painting's or embellishments I use a coat of high gloss varnish on the out-side. Many uses after empty coins, jewelry, etc. Holiday uses Christmas, Valentine's day, Birthday, Wedding favor's. Many designs are available. Contact Kay at 423-581-2273 for details and pricing, all items shipped bu USPS....Prices will range from $12.00-$24.00 plus S/H This is the filled price.
Hand-Painted Christmas Wreath

Embellished Butterflies Box

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Cades Cove colored pencil

Cades Cove Storms
Finished my colored pencil art and ready to start tweaking it for a print print size will be 5 x 17. I work from my photos I had taken a few years back. Love Cades Cove, very peaceful place. Of course I added   the stormy skies, maybe next painting I will do a snow scape.I need to take a trip to the cove soon, love driving up there and getting there just before daylight and watching the sun come up, we always take a thermos of coffee and some country ham biscuits for breakfast.

Friday, July 6, 2012

New colored pencil drawing of Cades Cove

New colored pencil drawing I'm working on, Cades Cove is one of my favorite places in the mountains. First photo shows the photo I'm working from. 2nd photo shows the right side and 3rd photo shows the left side. I work on 300 pound Bristol paper. I will make Giclee  prints after this drawing is complete.
 Of course I don't do an exact drawing of my photo, in my minds eye I see storms clouds rolling in.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

New card design Birthday

New Card design Avavilable on my Zazzle store www.zazzle.com/glorykmurphy                                          
or you may order from me....

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Design I will teaching at Rose Center

Humming Bird and Iris Scratchboard
Here is a photo of the basic scratchboard design I will be teaching at The Rose Center starting on June 30th call Rose Center to sign up for classes...423-581-4330  

Friday, June 15, 2012

Change of date on my scratchboard classes

My scratchboard classes will be moved to a week later starting on Sat. June 30th, July 7th and July 14th. Three Saturday's in a row 1-4 in the afternoons at The Rose Center in Morristown Tn.  Photo at left is an example of my scratchboard. Call Rose Center for details 423-581-4330.   I will also be teaching a Hand-Made greeting card class Wed. June 27th 1-4 in the afternoon                              

Monday, June 4, 2012

Since I will be teaching a class on Hand-Made cards

Here's an example of a card that can be used as Birthday or Wedding invite or many other uses. I will be teaching how to make this card in my class at Rose Center June 27th from 1-4  You all sign up we'll have a fun afternoon.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Dragonflies, owls and crow embellishments page

Dragonflies, Owls and Crow Embellishments page for cards and scrapbook pages. 8.5 x 11 sheet of good card stock paper. Easily cut out and pasted on your paper. $10.00 each sheet. Free shipping in the USA.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Another sheet of Embellishments for Cards and Scrapbooking

I just finished another sheet of embellishments on 8.5 x 11 sheet card stock. I will be using most of these in my card making class in June. To order email or call each sheet is $10.00 free shipping in USA..          Next images will be Dragonflies.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Otter Woman

"Otter Woman"
After about 5 years on working on this piece it is finally finished and hangs above our entertainment center, because of my husband ashma I had to keep oils and my oil dryers away from him. I moved everything downstairs and she is now ready to be printed as soon as I get around to it. The original is 20 x 20 I'm thinking of doing smaller Giclee prints maybe 12 x12.  If you are interested in buying a print let me know.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I'm teaching classes

Finally decided to teach Scratchboard, I will be having 3 days, 3 hours each day, Saturday's at the Rose Center starting on June 23rd, June 30th and July 7th from 1-4 pm each Saturday listed. You will need Ampersand 8 x 10 scratchboard and a pack of tools, Hobby Lobby is the best place to purchase supplies, I check out Hobby Lobby and they do not have much in the way of scratchboad items so I suggest ordering from Jerry's Artrama in Knoxville they are now having sale..  Do Not open your scratchboard panel until you get to class.It will pick up oil from your skin and scratches very easy, I will have gloves for you in class. This is a basic scratchboard class. Contact Rose Center in Morristown Tn for details 423-581-4330. This is a pre-paid only class.

Scratchboard art painted.
On Wednesday, June 27th I will be teaching a hand-made card class all supplies needed are Elmer's glue and pair scissors, I will furnished all supplies and embellishments. Again call Rose Center for details. You will have 3 finished cards to mail to your friends and family or put in a frame and hang on your wall. Card on right is one you can learn to make.....

Friday, April 27, 2012

2 New Card Designs from Kay

New 2  5 x7 card designs Mother's Day card and Just Humming Around.

Designing Birds sheet now available

Finally my 8.5 x 11 sheet is available for sale. On Polar White 50# paper.  5 Designing Birds and 1 Rainbow flower on a sheet. May be use as cut-outs for hand-made greeting cards, embellishments on scrapbooking and etc. May NOT be used for re-sale ilems. Cost pre sheet is 10.00 each sheet. Personal checks accepted. Shipping is free in USA Avaliabe on my Etsy store  www.etsy.com/shop/KayMurphysStudio