About Me: NORVAL ARBOGAST luvapples cardshop
HELLO, My name is Norval.
My work is very eclectic, ranging from polished graphic Digital Paintings to Calligraphy. You can tell my work by the use of pure, joyful color. Other than art and music, my time is spent helping raise our two sons, and living the quiet life in a small rural town in Missouri along the Kansas border. Here in Missouri my art is influenced by the lush colors and dense foliage of the hills and river bottoms and fifteen miles across the border in Kansas starts the flat lands and their crystal clear, sharply defined hues of native grasses. The amazing thing is one can see the change as they cross the border. In my work I try to capture the wonder of both color worlds. I hope you enjoy my art, a little piece of wonder on this beautiful earth of ours. Norval
My Interests: Art, All Music, Classical, Country, Opera, Broadway, and Baroque and Renaissance music played on original instruments, History, especially the Missouri and Kansas border area, Geneology, Old movies, Movie Music. Period Drama, Murder Mysteries, All Science programs on TV, Cooking.
Eye catching doesn't even begin to describe these lovely cards.
Inkflo @ Chez Inkflo
Angela | October 13, 2012
Really woderful cards!! I liked very much the one in Mystical -thank you category.
guest | February 03, 2012
Wow! Your artwork is amazing! I've never seen anything like it before. Love the colours. Brilliant.
Karen (Victorian Translations)
KAREN | June 09, 2011
Thank you so much for stopping by my store and for your lovely comments.
I'm amazed at your designs, they're so rich and beautiful, gorgous.
I hope you have a happy and successful 2011.
Thank you for sharing your love and gift of art! Smiles all around. Sharon Eyres
Sharon | December 08, 2010
Hey, thank you for the welcome to CU, just back from a week away and found you had visited, its so joyful here in your Gallery..... Blessings Anita
Anita | December 06, 2010
What a beautiful and beautifully organized store. I love the colors, calligraphy, and inspiration in each piece. Love is in the details with your art, Norval.
guest | October 18, 2010
I've been away for over a year and your store is nothing short of amazing! OMG....how do you do that???? You just get better and better, luv it. I'll be back.
p.s. can I pick your brain???
Michele | September 06, 2010
Fabulous store !
Thank you for visiting my store, much appreciated.
Sylvia | June 13, 2010
Wow Norval you've sure done more with your GCU homepage than I've seen on any other! . . and of course your artwork is lovely as ever. -'e'
Ernestine | June 11, 2010
I feel like I'm in a beautiful Gallery of Art here, with a very nice store where you can buy unique and beautiful cards!
Well worth a visit!
Pamela | June 09, 2010
Very nice! Can really see that you do your homework and your designs are out of this world beautiful! Can see that I have a lot of work to do to even get my shop close. RT @ Kind Xpressions
R T | June 07, 2010
Very creative and beauitful art! Lovely work.
Stephanie | June 07, 2010
Thank you Norval/Marie for your lovely comment on my store. i love your collection; colors and style... and you heart hich you are working with.... congratulation! Krystyna :-) krystynascardstore
Krystyna | June 02, 2010
Hi guys! You know what I love the most about your site... I love that you work together - you have a common interest and have taken advantage of that! If more married couples took the time to do this - maybe there would be less divorce.
I also love all of the added links on your storefront; I've been here little over a year but haven't figured all of that out yet!
Check out my store if you get a chance; www.greetingcarduniverse.com/inspiredbylouise
Louise | May 23, 2010
I love your work too,thank you for commenting on mine!! Mary Taylor / "Gable End"
Mary | May 18, 2010
You have an awesome store!
Carol | May 09, 2010
What beautiful cards! You have a gorgeous array of styles and lovely colors, and I love how you have designed your store. I live in Johnson County, Kansas, just one mile west of Missouri. Maybe we're neighbors! Cathy "It's a Beautiful World!" card store.
Catherine | May 04, 2010
congratulations Norval and Marie on a wonderful array of work its just a stunning gallery the attention to detail is wonderful ..
guest | May 02, 2010
Love the new painting. Your store and card designs are fantastic indeed!
Janet | March 28, 2010
love your warm and colorful work!
judith | March 21, 2010
Beautiful collections of cards Norval & Marie. Fantastic colours.
JOY | March 19, 2010
Norval and Marie, My, my, but you've been busy! Your store is looking fabulous! The ambience to be found here is by all means the finest to be found at GCU. Makes a person, who visits your shop, want to sit back and stay for a lovely seista. THANK YOU, GRAZIE, GRACIAS, MERCI, DANKE, BEDANKT, ARIGATO, OBRIGATO, TAK...
Susanne | March 05, 2010
Love your look, love the picture of the lady at the top! I can tell you have really worked hard!
Angela | March 05, 2010
Tammy your store looks just great, it looks so clean and fresh. Your cards are beautiful. Best wishes from Iceland Tora
Tora | March 04, 2010
Tammy said it! I love the clean look of your store.....which make your cards look even more vibrant! Your cards are EXCELLENT! LOVE THE LADY MISSOURI TOO! Really enjoyed the visit!
Cindy (Ivory and Lace)
Cynthia | January 30, 2010
So beautiful cards! Very interesting concept of header. Very effective - I like the new look of your store.
Eva (krasilni razbor)
Eva | January 30, 2010
Wow- I lovw all of that color you are using in your cards! Your new storefront really makes everything pop! Excellent!
guest | January 29, 2010
Great colors and composition. I like the fact that you have them in different languages.
Neva | May 26, 2009
The fact that you are having fun designing your cards is reflected in them ..........well done, a marvellous array of choices of well-designed greeting cards.
Pauline | March 24, 2009
Hi there Norval and Marie!,
Just wanted to say you have a beautiful collection here, and I particularly love the birthday greetings for a dear daughter "Impressionist" painting card, it's very lovely, and I like the colours!
Avis | March 18, 2009
Wow, you have some beautiful greeting cards here, and such variety - it would be hard to choose! Glad I stopped by to have a look! Thanks for your note on my gallery. :) ~ peerdrops
Linda D. | March 18, 2009
Love your "new apartment" card. Great design, mood! Jacqueline from greetingcarduniverse.com/jacquelinemigell
Jacqueline | March 02, 2009
Norval and Marie have a distinct syle here. Out of thousands of new cards each week, I can usually spot one of theirs immediately. They have something for every taste and yet every card has their fingerprint on it.
A veteran in the Greeting Card Arena for many years, Norval is always there with a helping hand when any newbie cries out for help (or even one of us old fogies) or suggestions. The cards and store front show us a talented, innovated and unique persona. The helping hands that many of us at GCU have come to depend on, show a beautiful spirit.
Who doesn't Luv Apples?
Susanne | February 28, 2009
Nice store....I love the added sound...you left a testimonial on my page...the graineries. I call them the original sky scrapers. They are all across the midwest and west. SE WA is a big grain producing area, so we have lots. I appreciated your comments on my work...thank you! I am impressed with the number of cards you have...wonderful variety!! Bonnie
Bonnie | February 24, 2009
What a wonderful shop, Norval and Marie. Your cards are lovely and very professional... as nice as anything you'd find in a well-known retail card store! Love your logo, the music, and your featured artist section is a really nice touch. Keep up the good work!
Robin | February 19, 2009
Very beautiful. Love the anniversary Husband card. It is so masculine and classy. Great store!
Trish | February 19, 2009
Nice entertaining page Norval. Good idea to put the Bulletin first up. Keep up the great work!
Francisco | February 09, 2009
Thank you for stopping by my store and being so supportive, although I'm not yet set up.
Love your site and the music works so well!
Anne | February 07, 2009
Love the music!! Wonderful gallery, such an incredible variety you two!!
Cherie | February 07, 2009
Truly a beautiful Gallery. I have really enjoyed looking.:o) I will be back to visit you again. You have such wonderful cards.
MIA | January 24, 2009
Truly beautiful Gallery! And so cosmopolitan which is absolutely wonderful! Nicole
Michael | January 20, 2009
Thank you so much for your visit and lovely comment. I am really delighted that you got everything fixed. You have some beautiful cards, I love the fruit, and flowers all delightful! Wishing you a very happy and successful 2009.
J. | January 02, 2009
Hi Norval and Marie, Your artwork and designs are beautiful. Love your work. Sher
Sheryl | November 30, 2008
Hello Norval, I love your store and all your beautiful cards. Thank you for the tip about adding Happy Thanksgiving to my Autumn Leaves card. I just did. Cheers, Teresa
Teresa | November 18, 2008
Thank's for the comments and your cards are outstanding. Love your works...great job:)
Julieta | October 27, 2008
norval i love your leaves / jewels collections.. leaves are so interesting and you have captured their beauty
guest | October 15, 2008
I love your impressionist style painting of pink flowers in green grasses!!!
A fabric of this would be delicious!
Susanne | October 15, 2008
The leaves on the "anniversary greeting for my husband" are just so coooool!
guest | October 14, 2008
Norval and marie,
Your cards are extraordinary! I love the art work and the fantastic collection! The colors and bright highlighting are fantastic. Your kittens are so special!
Have a reat day!
Sandy | October 14, 2008
Norval and Marie,
You new cards are just full of color, ambiance and fun! And the white background (in your shop) works so well to highlight the cards!
Great job here...Congratulations to both of you!
Susanne | October 06, 2008
Hi Norval, thanks for your comments, I love the sympathy cards with the slimline artwork, the design works beautifuly. Love all your flower work, and the cards with the 'house' artwork.
Leslie | October 04, 2008
Hi Norval & thank you for stopping by & leaving me a sweet comment. I love your's & Marie's artwork. It is all so bright & fun! You two are so very talented.
Prisiclla | September 27, 2008
Hi Norval and Marie..
Your store is so bright and cheery. Your cards are outstanding. Love your graphics.
Sarah | September 15, 2008
Hi Norval and Marie,
Love your cheerful, uplifting cards and the beautiful calligraphic work. Keep on creating!
barbara | September 11, 2008
Norvel/Marie, Another good one! That house with All the Blue for Real Estate Agent, etc. The Blue does such a great job of giving us full vibrant color while still clearly depicting a night time scene. Wonderful.
Susanne | August 17, 2008
Norvel and Marie,
I love your snowman behind the fence for Christmas. You have a refreshing spirit that this type of card just oozes with, EVERYTIME...You know I would love to see you do? An old fashioned 'parlor' with the xmas tree and a Grandfather clock....Whataya think?
Keep on drawing joy out of life!
guest | August 03, 2008
Oh, the 'view through the window' cards are wonderful Norval! I love to be driving through town in the evening just as people are switching their lights on an getting a peek at other peoples living rooms and kitchens.
P | July 23, 2008
What a delightful site, I love your American Primative Collection!