Thursday, December 1, 2016

A Special Thank You

As a way of saying, Thank You, to someone who helped me do a surprise painting... I created this for my special Christmas Elf.

This is an 8" x 11" watercolor painting. I hand drew it with a black Sharpies, then used watercolor paints on watercolor paper.

Created 11/30/16 by Amy Susan Petrik.

New Art Digs

I rearranged my teeny tiny home and relocated my art space. It's compact and to the point. I love the new artsy digs.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

It's a doggie kind of day!

My first attempt to draw and paint a German Shepard. I usually just draw dogs in a standard cartoon way that you make out, it's a dog. Drawn on 11/30/2016 with a black Sharpie and painted with watercolor paints on watercolor paper.

Created by Amy Susan Petrik

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Love me some glitter!

I love to try all types of watercolor paints to add a splash of excitement to what my imagination decides to do on watercolor paper.

The top row is metallic watercolor paints while the bottom row, my favorites, glitter paint!

Awesomeness!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Resurrecting Twitter

I am becoming more involved in social media than ever before. For the past 9 years I've had multiple accounts but I've been very faithful to facebook. I joined instragram about a year or so ago. I love that site. I have had several blogs as well... and now I've have decided to bring back my twitter account back from the dead. The last time I used it was June 2008.

Here is my account info...

https://twitter.com/wetinkwisdom

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Support Small Business Saturday!

Thank you to those of you who supported me today by placing a holiday customized order and/or purchased one of my 2017 calendars. 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Sneak Peak

Here is a sneak peak of my 2017 Wet ink Wisdom® calendar that is for sale. Each one is $20 (includes postage). Perfect one-of-a-kind gift for that hard to find teacher/friend/relative/coworker....If you would like to order one (or more) send me a PM. Thanks again for your support.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving

I wanted to take a moment and thank all of my wonderfully kind supporters over the years. Without all of you, I probably would not still be using my imagination as I see fit and making magic on watercolor paper.

As for the amazingly fitting quote to the left, I am and always will be the optimist. Forever and ever. And I shall always have HOPE in my heart and will forever keep dreaming that my whimsical art will continue to touch people's lives.

Wishing you all a day filled with people you cherish most ... or at the very least, be with people who make you laugh.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving from my childhood home in Springfield, South Dakota to yours. Peace always, Amy Susan Petrik.


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Hit Me Up For A Customized Painting

Here is a customized painting I did several years ago for a client who placed this order for a Christmas gift. She gave me a photo of the two I hand drew and hand painted, along with the quote and this was the end result. 

All paintings are original one of a kind pieces of art by yours truly. I also spray each painting with a fixative so the watercolor paints stay true to color and they do not run if accidentally wet. 

It is now up to the client to frame my watercolor paintings. 

Thanks for your support. Amy Petrik

Monday, November 21, 2016

Now Taking Calendar Orders

Selling my 2017 Wet ink Wisdom® Calendars for $20.00 each. Will include brand new paintings and a few old favorites. If you'd like one, Email me or send me a PM on here... and I'll give you the details. Thanks, Amy

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Follow Me On Instragram

I am on https://www.instagram.com/ @wetinkwisdom





New art that I hand drew and hand painted this past month. These will be on my 2017 calendar that will be for sale very shortly. Thanks for your support.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Find me on Facebook

While I know I pay for my own domain of www.wetinkwisdom.com, I am rarely on here.

You can find me on Facebook at my business page here: https://www.facebook.com/wetinkwisdom67

Or simply send me an Email at: kirtepa@gmail.com

Recently someone replied to a blog post and I did not receive the Email til the other day. So please find me on Facebook or send me an Email.

I just finished two very adorable Christmas paintings for a special client of mine. For obvious reasons, I cannot post the paintings until after the intended owners of the gifts receive them on Christmas day 2016.

Thanks for your ongoing support,
Amy S. Petrik

Thursday, March 10, 2016

New Product Line

Just got off the phone with the production manager at Carousel Checks (http://www.carouselchecks.com/) .... I am going to be creating a 12-month calendar for 2017 and beyond with them. They will be the size of a desk calendar (4-1/2" by 5-1/2" inches). They will come in a CD case and you will unfold it to sit on your desktop. The cost will be $9.99 each. And for every order, I will get a small commission for each one sold. I am so excited for this!!! I hope you are too!!! Stay tuned <3

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Rest Forever in Peace

A family I know only through association of a good friend, lost their baby, Aria Meadow, on June 1st ....her umbilical cord had a knot in it sadly and she was 10 days away from her birth due date. They have five other children. I wanted to do something special for Aria's parents, especially her mom. This is an 8"x10" hand drawn, hand painted watercolor painting that will be framed and delivered to the grieving family this week. I created the painting today, June 14, 2015. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Country Cakes & Bakes


 
Recent commissioned painting I did this week for a new customer. This is an 11"x15" hand drawn, hand painted watercolor painting that is headed to Ohio this Easter weekend 2015. Wet ink Wisdom® ~ by Amy S. Petrik (All Rights Reserved)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

I'm a Trademarked Licensed Artist...again

FABULOUS NEWS TO SHARE .... Carousel Checks (https://www.carouselchecks.com/) and I have agreed to enter into another 5-year Trademark License Agreement for me to design checks, address labels, checkbook cover and accessories till November...2019. I am so excited for the great new creative adventure with them to begin. My designs will be under my trademarked company name: Wet ink Wisdom® ~ Amy S. Petrik

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Updated Price List 9/2014

Prices vary on the size of the painting and the amount of people you want in each painting.

How it works... you email me photos of who you want drawn/painted. I do a "liking" of said child/person ... (examples to include: eye color, how they wear their hair, braces/no braces, glasses/color of frames, wear flowers in their hair or headbands, always wears a cap, etc... then if they have a favorite color or are in sports, etc... list their hobbies and if you want to include a saying/quote/scripture, any type of wording)

Before I actually start the drawing, I double check with the client to make sure we are on the same page in terms of size, what each painting will consist of and the correct wording.

5x7 drawing/painting for one person is $20.00 ....
5x7 for two people is $25.00
***2 people can be in a 5x7 but no details can be added and a tiny quote too but nothing too big or anything else can be added

8x10 for one person is $30.00
8x10 for 2 people is $40.00
8x10 for 3 people is $50.00
***2 to 3 people can be included to an 8x10 but the price for more than one, starts at $40...

10x13 -- up to 4 people in this size... starts at $50 and goes higher
11x14 -- families up to 10 people... starts at $60....
12x16  -- starts at $70 ..

Larger sizes start at $100 and higher

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All of the above just include the drawing and watercolor paints used on watercolor paper.

I can add a frame to each order and that is an additional $10.00+ per frame.

** I add 6% SD tax to the order....

If you live in Yankton, delivery/ pick up is free; all other orders are mailed by priority mail and the customer pays for shipping/postage.

I accept: money orders, cashiers checks, cash and can do by PayPal but I will charge you the fee that Paypal charges me to do it this route.

I do need to be paid first before I start any order ... and the turn around time once payment clears, is 72 hours.

All sales are final.

All of my watercolor paintings are sprayed with a fixative spray so that the watercolors never run should the painting get wet once it is in the client's hands. Also after it is sprayed, no changes can be made to said painting. (Ex: sometimes a client will call back and want another person added to the completed painting, and it simply cannot be done.)

I've been a professional licensed artist since 2007, but been creating paintings for people, long before that. Out of all the paintings I've created, I have had only 4 people dislike what I created for them. But again, I stress, it is extremely important to discuss everything in great details before I start a painting for a client.

Also there are many things I cannot draw and will tell you up front immediately. For example, I cannot make people sit or do much with their hands, etc.. It seems silly but my brain cannot tell my hands to draw it that way. I've tried a zillion times over but I still cannot master that type of drawings. Check out all of my imagination to get a feel of what I can and cannot do. If you want me to attempt to draw something, I may add an extra fee as it will take me a lot longer than my usual speed to complete your order. This is why I like to discuss in detail what you are wanting for your order.

***Prices are subject to change at any time.***

Thanks for your support,

Amy S. Petrik
Contact me: kirtepa@gmail.com

as of September 25, 2014

Saturday, July 20, 2013

About the Artist:  Amy Susan Petrik 

Amy S. Petrik is a professional licensed artist, writer and graphic designer from Springfield, South Dakota. Amy has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota. She became a professional licensed artist in 2007.

Amy’s whimsical artwork is a combination of drawing with black markers and vibrant watercolor paints. She is capable of painting in abstract and surreal designs as well but her first love is doing her whimsical cartoon art. She also has done work with limestone and bronze sculpting.

The site will offer you a look into her vivid imagination. Everything has been created with vibrant watercolor paints, pencils or watercolor crayons along with black ink. Amy never creates anything twice and each creation is an original hand drawn, hand painted painting.

Some of Amy's personal interests are getting together every July 4th with her siblings and her mom in their childhood hometown of Springfield, SD; exploring garage sales and antique shops looking for treasures; going to small town festivals like Czech Days in Tabor, SD where she relishes in her Czech heritage. Amy is thankful for her wonderful and adventurous childhood she had and camping all over the United States with her family. Amy gets her inspirations for her drawings from the oddities of daily life and her surroundings.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Amy S. Petrik
Wet ink Wisdom®
 
kirtepa@gmail.com
www.wetinkwisdom.com
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Trademark Notification: Wet ink Wisdom® holds a Certificate of Registration with U.S. Patent Trademark Office in Washington, DC since May 2008. Copyright 2004-2014 -- Wet ink Wisdom® is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved. All text, design, graphics, and photographs on facebook and blogger, are sole property of professional artist, Amy Susan Petrik. Images may not be copied, reproduced, altered, manipulated, or used in any manner for profit or nonprofit without written permission or verbal consent from professional artist, Amy Susan Petrik.

Monday, November 5, 2012

For Hoyt


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Commissioned to do this for a 2-year old boy named Hoyt Brandt in Avon, SD. His dad is a fireman
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The size is 8"x10" and I put it in a nice black frame. This was drawn using a Sharpie fine tip marker and painted with bright watercolor paints.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Moonchild

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Hope

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I Am Who I Am

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November 2011

Winter Fun

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Size 20"x20" created for my former supervisor, Monique in Randolph, Nebraska - 2009

In Memory of Nikki

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Created May 4, 2005

Ripley

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Created for a girl named Ripley in Tripp, SD
Christmas 2011

For Jenny

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This was made for Jenny Day in 2007

Keep The Faith

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Created in 2011

Be Yourself

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Created in 2010

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Marina Frog

Marina Frog
July 2007

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The Bee Hive Babes

July 2011

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Awesomeness

Created in December 2011 .... she's 4"x6" and still for sale for $10 US Dollars.

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19th Hole

Created in 2007

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Rules to Live By

Created in the early days  -- 2005 for no one in particular. He was made into a lot of greeting cards.

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The Sathe Gang

My former assistant, Mary Sathe, had me create this 9"x12" painting for her grandchildren in 2010.

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Thank You Card

Created in 2008 as a thank you card.

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Love is Flowerlike

Created in 2007

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Cuties

These cuties were also created in May of 2005. They were donated to a big fundraiser silent auction in Omaha, Nebraska in 2007. I hope they went to a good happy home!

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Rah Rah

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Go USA!

Created on May 9, 2005
He now sits in my college friend's classroom in North Eastern South Dakota.
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Joy

I draw a lot of ballerinas and she was created in 2011.

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Be Wonderful

She was drawn on a whim and she turned out awesome! I created her in November 2011 and she was framed in a pretty golden brown frame. I'm happy to report she was sold to someone who was going to surprise her friend that was in the hospital that day with my painting. I always love to hear where my paintings are going to.

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Home Sweet Home

Customized painting for my friend Linda and her husband from Scotland, SD.

This is an 8"x10" framed.

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Summertime

Commissioned for Monique in 2009. The size is 20"x20".

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Happy Nurse's Day

Created for the Tyndall Good Sam staff in 2008.

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Friendship Remains...

A long time ago I got a card from a friend and it had said on the inside "Friendship remains..." ... I just loved that.

I created this girlie in July of 2005.

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Meet the Ludwigs

Commissioned for Christmas 2011 as a gift.

This is a 12"x16" framed painting.

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Gotta Love Home

People are always up to buying my houses that I draw and paint too. Created in 2007.

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Be True Always

A random drawing I did back in 2011 ....

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Smile

I created her on July 12, 2005 .... I love her too.

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Together....

I love this painting! It makes me smile every time I see it.

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Friendship Trees

Created for my mother. It hangs in her entry way at her house.

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This is a 12"x18" painting.