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Betsy Walton

July 27, 2007

I’m really drawn towards the work of Betsy WaltonBetsy lives in Portland, OR and has a most impressive portfolio online that you may really enjoy browsing. Here’s a snapshot. Look at these colors, don’t they make you happy?

Betsy WaltonHere’s one that I ordered last night titled Hopeful. I couldn’t resist. I feel like this is my little house in the countryside where I live, and the red swirls represent the apple trees all around my home since I live on an orchard. And the word hopeful, well it means many things to me right now. All very personal, of course. Let’s just say that having hope is the only way to endure things that appear to offer no alternate roads to take, no escape route. Hope gets us through. And that’s what I have a lot of this week since some sad news came my way.

Betsy Walton
When this print arrives, I’ll look at it for years to come recalling this period in my life. This is what I think we should do when we purchase art. Look at a piece and try to figure out why it appeals to us, pinpoint something exact, so that when you bring it home and frame it, you’ll forever me reminded of that moment and you can better bond with the item. Make sense? Then it’s no longer Betsy’s art, it’s also a very special and personal piece of you.

(images from betsy walton)


  • Reply designflute July 27, 2007 at 5:36 pm

    Yes,hopeful and happy like a little child!

  • Reply cassapinka July 27, 2007 at 9:35 pm

    That print is charming beyond belief! I might get one as well. It’s really a time where “Hopeful” resonates with people.

  • Reply amy July 28, 2007 at 6:22 am

    Love her prints and her art–there’s something that whispers “hopeful” in every one.

  • Reply Julia July 28, 2007 at 11:16 am

    These are lovely. And I just discovered Carmen via your blog and will try to find some of her books right away. Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Mary Ann July 28, 2007 at 4:02 pm

    B E A U T I F U L Really & truly. Bravo!

  • Reply Diana Coronado July 30, 2007 at 7:18 am

    I’m in love with child style… even in clothe

  • Reply Kristina July 31, 2007 at 7:15 am

    Love Betsy Walton – thanks for charing!

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