Author Archives: Bernadette

#30paintingsin30days, Day 21: Summer Sunset, Robinson Run

I love tackling the complications of woodland and water. So much detail and color, yet I want to simplify, share what I feel instead of everything I see. This photo was from an August visit to the Panhandle Trail when I decided to cool off before I went home in the evening with a little […]

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#30paintingsin30days, Day 18: Evening Wildflowers

On a sweltering, sticky August evening I discovered an incredibly beautiful patch of native wildflowers intentionally seeded at Scott Conservancy Kane Woods. I forgot about sweaty hands and the pulse of the sun directly in my face because it was also touching each and every flower on that hillside, filling leaves and petals with brilliance. […]

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Featured Gallery: Winter White, My 2004 Solo Exhibit

small studies illuminated by the stark light of winter a series of small sketches inspired by winter in pastel, watercolor, pencil and pen and ink from the trails to the backyard completed en plein air and indoors by Bernadette E. Kazmarski February 12 to March 10, 2004 Opening Reception February 12, 6 to 9 pm […]

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All the New Stuff

I don’t usually try to create six new things at once, but it turned out okay. You know how I love to tell stories about the things I make. And I actually enjoy working out one new thing at a time, visualizing the idea, collecting materials, testing it and making changes if necessary, then sharing […]

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My Display at the Cat Show

Setting up a display is always like setting up a puzzle for the first time. I’m never really sure how much space I’ll have, and I always have new things to display. Also, I have different displays for feline events, pet events, and nature events, so that’s a lot of variables. I start by telling […]

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Hot Off the Worktable: “Tabbies Tiles”

I’ve had tiles in mind for a long time. I just like them for decoration, but they are also useful as coasters or a base to display something. I don’t have a kiln at the ready and don’t really want one, so I’ve been experimenting with air-dry clay to substitute. The finish has the feel […]

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Hot Off the Worktable: “Kitty Love” Picture Frames

I made a set of these last year and only have one left. This year I changed the cat silhouette and added a few new colors—for Valentine’s Day, of course! The art is “Mimi en Silhouette” as the cat shape. I named this design in French because it’s an homage to Theophile Steinlen’s style  and […]

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Hot Off the Worktable: “Heart Cat” Decorative Dishes

The “Heart Cat” decorative dish design is based on a favorite Valentine card, “You Are My Heart Cat”, which in turn is based on a photo I took in 2009 of one of their heart-shaped hugs. It’s another of the things I’m making for the one of the things I’m working on for the upcoming […]

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Hot Off the Worktable: “Big Nap” Decorative Dishes

“Big Nap” decorative dishes, based on one of my brush pen sketches, each one handmade, hand painted and unique, reflecting my influences from Japanese brush pen art, Theophile Steinlen, and Andy Warhol. They are one of the things I’m making for the one of the things I’m working on for the upcoming cat show as […]

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Hot off the Worktable: A New Color for “Back to Front” Pendants

“Back to Front in Black With Gold” is one of the things I’m working on for the upcoming cat show as well as for general sale. It’s a black polymer clay medallion with my brush pen illustration “Back to Front” stamped on the front. It’s complete with black jump ring and black flocked cord, hot […]

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