“Hues of Autumn”, from Norman Wyatt Home. Available now on Overstock.com.
“Hues of Autumn”, from Norman Wyatt Home. Available now on Overstock.com.
I want to personally wish everyone a Joyous Holiday Season.
I’m so excited and proud to announce that my beautiful, graceful princess, Lydia Autumn Wyatt, will be dancing in the Richmond Ballet’s Nutcracker! December 9-23. Lydia will be performing as one of the little mice on stage. She will be alternating days, starting on 12/10/17.
I remember going to the Nutcracker when I was in Fourth grade. It’s amazing to see my daughter actually appear in the ballet, during her fourth grade year. Encourage your children to follow their dreams.
From Norman Wyatt Home, “Sunlit Waves”, now available on Overstock.com.
“This piece features a delightful and beautiful abstract of Sunlit Waves Gallery-Wrapped Canvas in the shades of blue that you will be sure to love. The wall art is built to supply your home with the lasting elegance of art. A perfect wall decoration for the living room and bedroom, and a great gift idea for your relatives and friends. The vivid color of this Canvas creates the feel of the original masterpiece and versatile work of art. Handcrafted with Eco-friendly canvas materials and paint, stretched and framed using real woods and sturdy board to protect against shrinkage, de-forming or overstretching. Easy to hang with its strong hook that is already fixed on each wooden inner frame for easy hanging out of the box. The canvas is well protected upon delivery.” –Overstock.com
From Norman Wyatt Home, “Golden Falls”, now available on Overstock.com.
Update the look of your living space with the “Golden Falls” Gallery Wrapped Canvas. The canvas wall art is built to supply your home with the lasting elegance of art. The vivid color 30 x 40 Golden Falls Canvas Wall Art creates the feel of the original masterpiece and versatile work of art. Perfect for dining rooms, bedrooms, hallways, living room, family room, kitchen, foyer, office, bathroom, hotels, condos, and more. Handcrafted with Eco-friendly canvas materials and paint, stretched and framed using real woods and sturdy board to protect against shrinkage, de-forming or overstretching. Easy to hang with its strong hook that is already fixed on each wooden inner frame for easy hanging out of the box. The canvas is well protected upon delivery.
Now available on Overstock.com, from Norman Wyatt Home, “Bayside Lights”.
I am excited to announce that the Norman Wyatt Home brand is now on Overstock.com. What a journey! I hope you enjoy this brand in your home and at the office.
Happy 19th Wedding Anniversary to my loving, intelligent and breathtaking wife, Maketah T. Wyatt. God has definitely put us together for a greater purpose. I love you.
‘Riverside’ – “Allowing shades of brown, green and blue watercolor to bleed and combine, artist Norman Wyatt Jr. creates a riverside panorama, reserving patches of the original white of the paper to form a meandering river. Printed on cotton rag paper with a tea-stained, irregular edge, this exquisite reproduction was made with inks that replicate the subtle tones of the original painting. Signed by the artist, the print is framed in smoke-finished wood under glass.” –CrateandBarrel.com
Now available, “Riverside” at Crate & Barrel retail stores and CrateandBarrel.com.
After many years of dreaming, contemplating and visualizing the possibilities of having my own label of wall art, decorative pillows, bedding, rugs and more, I am ecstatic to announce the creation of my personal Home Decor Brand, “Norman Wyatt Home”, coming soon to the major online home decor websites!
For all of those with visions, dreams and business ideas: All things are possible with God! It takes extreme FAITH, but equally important are diligence, planning and countless hours of hard work. Remember, you’re either investing in your personal vision or someone else’s.
‘Nimbus’ – “In Norman Wyatt Jr.’s hands, the white of paper and the simple medium of ink become a thing of wonder. Using line and wash, the artist creates a richly detailed abstract work that suggests a chiseled rock face or veined marble. Each print is presented under non-glare glass with a floating white mat and framed in grey-finished wood.” –CrateandBarrel.com
Now available, “Nimbus” at Crate & Barrel retail stores and CrateandBarrel.com.
Maria Cannon, a Quilter and Hobbyist who keeps up the Blog Hobbyjr.org, has written the guest post below. I hope you enjoy it. Thank you. NWJ
From Maria Cannon
You’ve been looking forward to retirement for years, and you can’t wait for time to kick back and relax. After decades of toiling in the workforce, what could be better than a life of reading books, watching TV, and socializing with friends?
Countless seniors head into retirement with this mindset, only to realize by the second month that they’re bored out of their minds. Rather than relaxation, endless free time has left them feeling unsatisfied, restless, and without purpose. But where did they go wrong?
In order to enjoy a happy retirement, it’s important for seniors to have hobbies they find personally fulfilling. Boredom can be the forerunner of crippling issues like mental health problems, addiction, and cognitive decline. Hobbies are the perfect boredom buster, but that’s not all they do. Hobbies also:
● Provide a social outlet. Seniors engaged in a hobby have opportunities to connect with new friends who share their interests. This social support can be invaluable in old age, facilitating everything from early detection of illness to prolonged independence.
● Promote brain health. Learning a new hobby challenges your mental abilities. It engages your memory, problem solving skills, and other cognitive faculties. This keeps you sharp as you age and helps prevent cognitive disorders that affect the elderly, like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
● Keep you active. Whether a hobby is active in nature or not, simply having a hobby can help seniors stay active as they age by getting them out of the house and using skills that might otherwise wane.
● Bring in money. While it’s perfectly fine to pursue a hobby for nothing but the enjoyment of it, seniors who could use some extra cash can turn a hobby like woodworking, embroidery, or collecting into an income stream.
● Improve self esteem. When a senior leaves the workforce or moves on from raising a family, they can be struck by a lost sense of purpose that devastates their self esteem. A rewarding hobby can fill that hole and build seniors’ confidence.
If you don’t already have a hobby or two you enjoy, spend time trying out new activities until you find one that clicks. There are plenty of hobbies that seniors can get involved in, and they range from activities dominated by older adults to ones that attract a multi-generational group.
Here are a few hobbies to consider taking up during retirement:
● Woodworking. Creating wood crafts is a popular hobby among retired men — so much, in fact, that some retirement homes are including wood shops in their community’s design. As long as a senior can safely use tools, they can enjoy a hobby that lets them create practical and fun projects for personal enjoyment, gifts, or sale.
● Sewing, knitting, or crocheting. While these are somewhat cliche hobbies for seniors, there’s a reason they’re so popular. Crafting is not only emotionally soothing and mentally stimulating, it’s also personally rewarding as it lets seniors create something tangible that they can share with loved ones.
● Walking, swimming, dancing, or golfing. Active hobbies are a great choice for seniors due to the importance of healthy habits in later life. Walking is the ideal free hobby, swimming offers arthritis-friendly exercise, and dancing and golfing let older adults get social while getting active.
● Volunteering. If giving back to the community is a priority for your senior years, get involved in volunteering. No matter the cause you choose, you’ll meet people, discover new skills, and enrich your life.
● Gardening. While gardening for seniors is hardly a new idea, there’s a reason this retirement hobby is so popular. Gardening increases physical activity, maintains coordination and motor skills, and reduces stress and anxiety in senior citizens.
If you haven’t already thought about how you’ll stay happy, busy, and productive in retirement, now is the time to start. Find an activity you enjoy, cultivate your skills, and discover how much of a difference a hobby can make to your post-retirement satisfaction.
I am very excited to report that the first collection of the Norman Wyatt Signature Collection, ‘Earthtones 2‘ has SOLD OUT of its first print run! And, my second collection, ‘Bird Watchers‘ is well on its way to selling out as well! I am feeling so thankful to see that all of the hard work and dedication to my craft is truly making a difference. What a true blessing.
Happy Father’s Day! I am grateful and excited to have celebrated this Father’s Day with my beautiful wife and awesome children! We had a wonderful dinner at Ruth’s Chris. I am very thankful for all the blessings that continue in our lives.
Wishing you all the best,
Thank you to everyone for the kind birthday wishes! I feel blessed to see another wonderful year.
I feel so blessed. Recently, I was able to take a break from my busy schedule to spend precious time with my wonderful family. We had an amazing time! White sand, clear water, fresh seafood and beautiful weather — I can’t wait to go back to Destin, Florida!
Last week, I visited Chicago with my wife Maketah, and cousin/photographer, Keith Nixon. We met with a new Wall Decor publisher and enjoyed getting to know new business associates there. We also had a great time partaking in amazing food, seeing the sights and hearing the wondrous sounds of the Windy City. I can’t wait to go back!
Now on Houzz.com, Overstock.com and Wayfair.com, “Heatwave”.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!
May God continue to bless you and your families this holiday season.
The Norman Wyatt, Jr. Fashion Collection on VIDA.com is now 15% off! Just use the code NLEX-15 at checkout for the savings! Do share and hurry over. The code expires on 12/7.
Hello! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! I’m excited to announce my debut into fashion with a company/site called VIDA. VIDA is where Artists/Designers create and design apparel and sell via VIDA.com. Please check out the site and search for “nwstudios ” on the VIDA home page, to find all of my designs. There is a big sale going on through this Sunday. Don’t miss it and please share the great news and the link https://shopvida.com/search?q=Nwstudios&x=0&y=0
Thank you all for your support.
Over the weekend, I had the privilege of attending the International Quilt Market in Houston, where my first fabric collection, “Earthtones 2”, under the Norman Wyatt Signature Subdivision with P&B Textiles, debuted.
It was amazing to see so many manufacturers, business owners, and buyers representing the quilting, sewing, and fabric industry. I even met a few fans!
I am so blessed to be able use my gifts, creativity, and business sense, to do what I love.
I am ecstatic to unveil the logo for my new fabric brand, The Norman Wyatt Signature Collection, a division within General Fabrics Company.
My Signature Collection will debut this October at The International Quilt and Fabric Market in Houston, Texas.
Available soon on ArtClassicsLtd.com, “Meandering Stream”.
Available soon on ArtClassicsLtd.com, “Eager Heron”.
This past April, I took a business trip to New York City to meet with General Fabrics. During the meeting, I gave a proposal that led to a presentation in front of the company’s owners, the head of product development, the head of marketing and sales, as well as the head of design.
I am pleased to announce that as of last week, I now have my own personal fabric brand and separate division within General Fabrics called The Norman Wyatt Signature Collection.
My Signature Collection debuts October 2016 in Houston Texas, at the International Quilt and Fabric Market. This new venture gives me the opportunity to create and design fabric collections under my own personal brand, thus solidifying my goal of becoming a brand in itself for the decor market.
I’m extremely grateful and I thank God for allowing me to have the faith, courage, and zeal to call the head of product development and simply state “I have an idea. I would like to have my own fabric brand.”
With God, all things are possible.
“Streamers”, available soon on Wayfair.com, Overstock.com and Houzz.com.
“Impulse”, available soon on Wayfair.com.
Some great news!
My artwork, “Gleeful Blooms” will be featured on HGTV’s Brother Vs. Brother Season 4!
Be on the lookout for the show airing this summer.
Available soon on Wayfair.com, “Garden Beauties”.
I’m pleased to announce an exciting new development.
The Norman Wyatt Art Group is now its own brand. This new venture allows me to publish the artists in my group under my brand and logo.
Through NWAG, I mentor, art direct, and act as liaison between each artist and art publishing companies.
Artwork created by NWAG artist, Keith Nixon is featured in this post and will be available for purchase on the sites.
Recently, I took a business trip to New York with my wife, Maketah and my cousins Kayla Sherrie and Keith Nixon. We had a fantastic time and enjoyed the hustle and bustle of NYC.
Blogger, Kayla Sherrie and NWAG Artist, Keith Nixon
“Umbrellas” – Available soon on Amazon.com, Houzz.com, Overstock.com and Wayfair.com.
Coming soon to Amazon.com, Overstock.com, and Wayfair.com, “I Should Have Known”.
“Winter” – Available soon on Amazon.com, Overstock.com and Wayfair.com.
Available now on Overstock.com, my latest work, “Is This Love.”
A great new addition for your home or office collection.
Through NWAG, I mentor, art direct, and act as liaison between artists and art publishing companies.
Any of these pieces would make a great gift. I would love to hear who you’ll send these to this holiday season.
“Shades of Autumn”, a fabric collection created from my original artwork, hits the International Quilt Market in Houston, October 24th-26th.
This is the first fabric collection that I have produced directly without an agent.
With this collection, retailers get a fresh and exciting perspective of fall that can be used on a variety of products and merchandise.
Here’s a look at the “Shades of Autumn” collection.
When I first started in the wall decor publishing business,in 2004, I signed exclusively with a publisher from Vermont. This start allowed my artwork to be seen abroad in retailers and online sales.
From there, a few years later, I left that publisher to work exclusively with a local wall decor company, as an in- house staff artist. They hired me to do the work of two or three artists, having a quota of over 40 new images a month. Although it was very challenging, this demand forced me to dig deeper into my creative inspiration, as well as expanded the range of styles and looks I was able to create.
The beginning of January, 2009, a day less than a year of being with this new publisher, I was laid off. This was an extreme challenge because my career had been moving upward, with more exposure than ever. So, to just stop or go back to past jobs and possibilities wasn’t even an option for me. I always believe in going forward.
After spending time thinking, meditating, and praying, I moved forward. I established Norman Wyatt Studios. I asked God for wisdom in business and the knowledge and ability to negotiate and comprehend contracts. I took a few contacts from the job that laid me off, and reached out to a few companies.
Long story short, after entering the wall decor publishing business in 2004, with one exclusive publisher, today Norman Wyatt Studios has five non exclusive publishing contracts, with a sixth publisher in the works.
It’s a lot of work, and a lot to manage for one person, but my prayers for business wisdom has guided me to efficiently handle what I do. So now, instead of painting 40 plus images for someone else, I paint the 40 plus images a month for my own business.
I have a vision for myself and my family, developing a legacy that is established in passion, diligence, and most importantly, extreme FAITH.
Norman Wyatt Jr.
“David Slays Goliath”
Original Artwork by Norman Wyatt, Jr.
Acrylic on canvas
30″ x 40″ $3800.00
Please inbox me for details.