Thursday, December 4, 2008

New Winter Collection

This is a Snow Globe design by graphic artist Karel from Art and Scraps. She uses graphics from Country Life Graphics to create great images.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

An autumn poem

Harvest Angel

Looking for souls
With tattered wings
Jumping through flowers
Unable to sing.

My heart is broken
My arms are tired
Will we find those
We once admired?

Scorched skin
In a torn silk dress
Saddened eyes
I'm ready to rest

Harvest Angel," where are you going?
Oh Angel, where have you been?"
"I've gone to fetch God's chosen
So he can let them in."

©Gail Eads

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Autumn Printable Graphics

Make Money Online.
New Graphics and RESELLER program!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

I have been awarded the Brillante Weblog Award. Jan from CoffeyHouseCollection has elected me to my surprise and I am greatly honored.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Digi Web Studio

Here you will find lots of graphic designs for Inspirational, Country, Primitive and Whimsy creations. Click here to see and you will certainly be impressed.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Websites by Jer

Here is a sample website topper done by Jer. He is wonderfully talented and has done hundreds of designs for his customers. He will gladly work with you on a website, personalizing it to perfection.
Go to his portfolio here and contact him and he will glady get back with you.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Advertise your button here and let others know about your country or primitive site!! It's one of the best places to list!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Newspaper Featuring Our Painting & Gift Shop

The Country Life to be featured on PBS

By Monica Dufour
INDEX Staff Writer

DAVISON — For six years, The Country Life, 206 N. Main St., in downtown Davison, has offered unique gifts, including a full line of paintings by owner and artist Gail Eads.

Recently Eads and the store were filmed for an episode of the PBS program Michigan Magazine. It’s scheduled to air May 31.

She’s thrilled with the recognition.

At the age of 12, Eads fell in love with painting. “I was in art class, and my teacher said she really liked what I did,” she said.

Eads decided to try selling her art about 11 years ago from home, under the name of The Country Life. Once she found that people were interested in buying her art, she and her husband Mitch moved her business from her home to a storefront location in Genesee in 1995.

In 2001, the couple moved to Davison to a location off Mill Street. They were there for about six months before moving to their current spot.

Gail enjoys painting on just about anything. “I’ve painted designs on windows, shutters, tables, and even ice skates,” she said.

She’s had customers from all over Michigan and other states seek her out for her hand-painted creations.

Over the years she’s had many customers ask her how to paint similar creations. “I didn’t consider myself a teacher, so I decided I would work on an instructional book so that they could learn to teach themselves,” she said.

Eads said after completing her book, she realized that she had the patience and knack to teach face-to-face.

“They’re always thrilled after they’ve completed a project. I enjoy watching my students leave with their piece,” she said. “I had one lady call me a ‘miracle worker.’ “

The artist said she finds it gratifying to see her creations in circulation and know that her detailed instructions helped someone create their own piece of artwork. She’s working on her sixth book
Currently she has pieces of her work in a variety of catalogues including “Penny Lane,” “Tender Heart,” and “Country House.”

“I think it’s exciting,” she said. “I’ve always wanted to paint.”

Eads said God has played a significant role in her gift. “I want to give God thanks for directing my life and talent in such a way. It’s been a rewarding experience,” she said.

Having an encouraging husband has been helpful as well. “He’s been very supportive of me,” Eads said.

The artist said she’s glad that her business is located in Davison. “Everyone here is very friendly, and we like being able to help to promote downtown,” she said.

For more information about Eads or her store, call 810-658-8388. Gifts, prints and instructional books may be purchased online by visiting

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Jan Coffey's Blog

Jan Coffey and I became friends in the early 90's. Her creativity never ceases to amaze me. This is her blog. Visit her site to view some of her amazing primitive graphics, historic banners and interesting collages. Blessings to you Jan!

Love is...

Love is Patient, Love is Kind

NEW for this year 2008. If you are interested in this framed print,
contact me!

Great for the vintage, shabby, elegant country look!
Thank you for viewing my blog pages.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Country Lane

Hot off the press:
This primitive print is a new one titled "Country Lane" with rolling hills, a stone house, a white shaker house, a barn, a school house and another house in the far background. Sheep and a cow accent the picture along with a clothes line and lots of trees. It is a size 8 x 30" and will be available in May 2008.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

This is a wonderful site of my friend Arlene titled
The Weathered Window. Here you will find some
fabulous paintings done by her as well as florals
and antiques.  Thank you for patronizing her site.
Blessings from her to you!

Art and Scraps by Karel

Karel has created beach graphic printables for all to enjoy. Go to her website ArtandScraps and view all or her print packs. These designs are done by Country Life Graphics.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Check Book Cover

This is one of our designs from Ewe n Me Printables. An inspiring checkbook cover to give you a daily 'lift'.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Sunday, April 20, 2008

This is a picture of my ancestors. In the back row, the third girl from the left is my Grandma, Emma Gladys. We all called her "MawMaw". She is 13 there. We sure have a big family! There is Great Grandma and Grandpa in the front row on the left.
I cherish this old picture.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Bottle Cap Image Inserts

These are some of our graphics from the "From: Raggs To: You" CD.
Ewe n Me Printables has created a downloadable for bottle cap inserts.
There are lots of ideas on her site. Click on the Image to go to her site.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

On The Beach

New ON THE BEACH graphic collection! Check them out if you will!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

This is a new print available in May 2008. It is in a size 10x20" perfect size to fit on a narrow wall or for a larger display with maybe some sconces on each side of it. This one would look good in the black or green shaker frame. Ivies dance around the salt box house with the star on the house representing our country.
Thank you for viewing and check back often!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Irish Blessing - Donna Atkins

A beautiful NEW print by artist Donna Atkins.
Donna has the most imaginative and inventive minds for
creatingthe right picture for the perfect phrase.
She is so gifted and
her faith in God shines through her paintings.
Go to Donna Atkins to see all of her wonderful artwork!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Karel has completed another new kit featuring the drawings of Gail Eads of
Country Life Graphics. I just love her artwork. The earth angels in this kit are so perfect for Garden Journals and all types of layouts.
Go to my site to purchase.

Personal Use Only $1.00
Click preview for closeup.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Crown of Thorns

A NEW Print available now. Order early for Christmas or leave out year round. This one says it all. The red rosehip berries represent the shed blood of Jesus. The dogwood blooms and the wood background represent the tree that Jesus died on. And the crown of thorns was laid upon his head to represent that he IS our King.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Paintin Daze belongs to my dear friend Arlene, who is a lovely painter of floral, chickens, barns and much more! Click on her banner above to go to her Etsy.
Thank you!

Arlene is known for her rooster paintings. Check out the feathers on this one!!
Good job Girlfriend!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Sit Long Talk Much

Sit Long Talk Much
NOW AVAILABLE in a size 6"x36" heavy 100# paper for easy handling and framing. Order on my website at under NEW ARTWORK. Great for the Prairie, Rustic, Primitive or Upscale Country Home. Available in a wood shaker frame in assorted colors.

Garden Tribute Collection

This scrap booking kit is available at
Price is ONLY $2.00. The adorable artwork in this kit is the talent of fellow artist Gail Eads who is also from Michigan. I have loved her art for years, and have taught many of my students to paint her patterns. This garden themed kit is perfect for scrapping layouts, cards and printables. And would be so cute for gardening journals, seed packets or gifts and cards for Mother's Day . for more of gails work.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

My Etsy

Check out new items on My Etsy.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Country Life Graphics

Click to go see the most colorful, vibrant and crisp graphics on the web!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

At Country Life Gifts you will find lots of fine primitive and country home decor. Grab a cup of coffee, a piece of hot apple pie and relax while browsing the pages of my website.

Signed art ~ is available with shaker frames to match.
Textiles ~ for the home to get comfy with and to make the house a home.
Hand Painted ~ items made in the USA for the home made touch.
Colonial Lighting ~ for the down home prairie decor style.

**Plus much more!!!

Enjoy shopping and may God Bless ~


New Garden Angel Collection

Now open officially February 29, 2008! New GARDEN Mini graphic collection as well as some FREEBIES!!
Thank you for looking and many blessings.
Gail & Jer

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Prim Thyme

Buy Handmade

New Print

This picture was painted by me and is available in as a print and framed under glass. It is perfect for the spring season with Easter coming up. Great for gift giving as well.

Daizy Banner

This is a banner I made to put on my ETSY site. The design is titled "Daizy". If you would like Daizy as your banner, let me know and I will put YOUR NAME or Business Name FREE of charge on the Banner. She is an original by me so that no one else can take it from you or claim it is a copyright infringement. It will be totally yours. Although others may own it too, with their own name on it. ENJOY!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Winter Grace

This is a brand new print available now for 2008. It is a size 8" x 10". Framing also available.
Look for more of my new artwork on my web site.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

New Print

This picture was painted by me and is available in as a print and framed under glass. It is perfect for the spring season with Easter coming up. Great for gift giving as well.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Over the years, I've written a few poems, although I have never considered myself to be a poet, I enjoy coming up with rhymes. Sometimes they come easy but other times, it takes a while to write a poem.
At one can submit their poems and have a chance to win money on there for a good poem.
My poem "Heaven" has been entered in a $10,000.00 drawing. We will see! My chances are not great, but maybe it will get some recognition.
The poem goes as follows:
Called great and holy city
Descending out of heaven from God.
Her light like unto a precious stone,
The grasses like fields of sod.
Like jasper, clear as crystal.
A wall standing great and tall.
Twelve angels are at twelve gates.
Written thereon are the Twelve tribes of Israel.
The wall of the city has twelve foundations.
In them the apostles and those saved, from the nations.
The city is four square, length as long as the breadth.
The measurement twelve thousand furlongs.
A place where there is no death.
The city is pure gold, like unto clear glass.
Twelve pearls are the twelve gates.
Every several gate is of one pearl.
When the trumpet sounds, few hesitate.
©Gail Eads

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Free Sayings

Have you been looking endlessly for the right phrase to use on a sign, a note card or f0r a scrap booking project? Hopefully you will find it here. This is a Totally FREE site (CLICK LINK BELOW) for access to all kinds of phrases and craft sayings. Enjoy browsing and if you come up with something unique or way cooool, let me know and I will add them on here too!