Author Archives: Bernadette

Spring and Summer Flowers Greeting Cards

Yes, it’s time for a little dreaming about warm, sunny mornings in the garden among the flowers. “Inspired by Flowers” cards are designed from those photos of my garden and yard and my walks along trails and natural areas for birthdays, friendship, sympathy, thank you, get well and more, blank inside, with matching envelope. And […]

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Sixteen Full-color Portraits of Rescued Cats, Stories and Information in “Great Rescues Day Book”

I’ve used a day book for over 20 years and have all the arrivals and, sadly, departures of each of my cats along with my friends’ weddings, my nieces’ births and the births of their children, the day I first registered my business name, all that sort of stuff, conveniently included in one place. In […]

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Some Sunday Reading: On Planting Peas

Since my wild black cherry tree fell in 2016 I have been cleaning up and repairing my fence, and have not had a garden outside of herbs and plants in pots on my deck, but planting peas in early spring has always been an early spring activity. Portraits of Animals features all the things I […]

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Time for Flowers, Crocheted Washcloths and Patterns

Inspired by the flowers in my garden as they bloom from spring through autumn, I designed these crocheted washcloths to brighten up your a or kitchen or anywhere in the house—and not just as washcloths, but to crochet in different yarns and different sizes to make items from tiny sachets to throw rugs, or to […]

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Spring Cleaning, a Little Magic and Memories in the Air

I regularly passed the backyard of an old farmhouse near me, and was drawn at first by the forsythia, which was right on the edge of the road as I drove past, then as I slowed down I saw the colorful hanging laundry, always a favorite subject. That hazy spring sunlight with long shadows on […]

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Two Cats After van Gogh, Anniversary Discounts

It’s hard to believe it’s been six years since I saw the exhibit “Van Gogh Up Close” and came home with a head full of ideas—and that evening sketched Giuseppe and Mr. Sunshine on the landing for my first “Cats After van Gogh” sketch, a theme and style that’s stayed with me for over a […]

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Commissioned Portrait Specials for Mothers, Fathers and More

In everyone’s life is at least one special person who shared a love of animals, and in that person’s life there is often an animal companion who is or was very special to them. Read about Shadow, Casey and Ralph and a special Mother’s Day gift from 2006. Mother’s Day is in May and Father’s […]

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The Sun and Mist, Spring Comes to a Bend in the Creek

No leaves on the trees yet, but strong spring sun fills the misty air as the creek rushes by with its spring volume. Rain and snowmelt rush over rocks and gravel and hurry around the bend, the sycamores reflecting white in the stark early morning sunlight, a little bit of mist wafting among the trees. […]

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