Author Archives: Bernadette

Lilacs and Laundry in My Back Yard

It’s warm and sunny enough to hang out the laundry once again, and the lilacs I had to cut back after trees fell on them have grown and will bloom again this year. My yard is beginning to feel complete again! This painting always reminds me of those first spring mornings when it’s warm and […]

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I’ll See You at the HCMT/Pittsburgh C.A.T. Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser April 28

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019, 3:00 TO 7:00 The Homeless Cat Management Team and Pittsburgh C.A.T.’s 4th Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser J. Verno Studios South Side 3030 Jane Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 Valet parking available TICKETS Adults – $10 Children 5 and under – $5 MENU Pasta with Marinara Sauce, Salad, Roll, Dessert, and Drink VEGAN-FRIENDLY […]

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Celebrating Earth Day in Home and Business

From refinishing picture frames from thrift shops and yard sales to votives made from non-recyclable glass jars, to scraps of paper and unrecyclable blister packaging used in place of packing peanuts in my packages, I sincerely try to make something new and beautiful of, or at least get one more use out of, something before […]

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Greetings From Our Backyard Bunny

Whichever holiday you observe, we hope you have a blessed celebration with family and friends and lots of good food! This is one of our backyard bunnies from back in 2014. I’d been watching them since early morning in my yard and the neighbor’s, the grass bright green and the sun shining warm through their […]

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Signs of Spring, Pear Trees on Main Street

A familiar scene will change almost imperceptibly over time, and sometimes also suddenly and irrevocably. In April, when the ornamental pears bloom, Main Street seems more colorful than usual with big clouds of soft white pear trees all along the street. Even though I painted this in 2003, it carries the memories of Carnegie’s Main […]

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Bella! Feline Votives in Pink and Blue

Bella! You can’t miss those round eyes, curling tail and ebony black fur! I had the idea for Bella! and first used her on the tote bag, but knew I’d use her silhouette on many other things. As I sorted through my repurposed condiment jars with ideas for votives, I could picture her on these […]

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“Taking Flight”, a Special Sale

This finished, matted and framed painting is on sale for $125.00: $100.00 for the painting, $25.00 for the shipping. It’s one of my favorite paintings and from the moment I finished it I’ve always been very proud of it. But I’d like to help it find a new home more quickly, and here is why. […]

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“My Mother’s Columbines” Keepsake Box and Tile for Mother’s Day Gift Giving

Warm mornings and birds singing, when the columbines grow tall and bloom, that’s one of my favorite things about my spring garden. The pink columbines in the photo below were ones I transplanted from my mother’s garden to mine. If your mother was anything like mine, giving her something flowery was a perfect Mother’s Day […]

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Welcome Spring with a Spring Design, Two Garden Flags for $25.00

“Sophie Keeps an Eye on Things”, from my window, and over my garden, and possibly yours! From all the designs I’d had printed years ago, this is the last garden flag design I have left, and I only have five of them. And here’s a special discount on these garden flags… $25.00 for Two Purchase […]

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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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