Category Archives: greeting cards

Backyard Birds Holiday Greetings, Set

I truly love winter paintings because the light is wonderful without the shadows from trees, the reflections from the snow illuminating shadowed areas with soft purples and blues, and the patterns made by bare branches are mesmerizing. This set of four paintings of birds are ones I’d done “from life”, actually standing at a window […]

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“Peace on Earth”, Take a Closer Look

Look a little closer at those markings…what do you see? For my holiday card in 1997, I was puzzling out yet another way to say “Peace on Earth”. I saw an illustration that had each hemisphere of a globe on either side of a Christmas tree ornament, and thought the idea of using the globe […]

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Colorful Little Crabapples on a November Day, “Unexpected Berries” Holiday Cards

Walking in the quiet of a winter day I see some of the most beautiful scenes, from my own back yard, to my neighborhood, town, trails and woods. I found these colorful little crabapples growing along the railroad tracks through the middle of town. My joy is to bring not just the scene but the […]

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Thoreau-inspired Winter Walks Holiday Cards

“Take long walks in stormy weather or through deep snows in the fields and woods, if you would keep your spirits up.” I realize that walking in cold temperatures and snow and ice are not what many people find a comforting thing to do, but I have always found the winter silence of the woods […]

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Jammin’ Jay Blues

When a bunch of blue jays get together, you know it. This one particular section of a tree in my backyard is a favorite place for jam sessions. Suddenly this morning, many trees are nearly bare, including this section of a mulberry, and the jays were out there this morning, noising it out like a […]

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Keep the Colors of Summer With the Summer Nature and Wildlife Sampler Box

I’m happy to see gold-toned autumn colors creep into the local palette of trees and wildflowers, but the blues and pinks and bright greens of summer seem to leave too soon. That June morning when I found the back road in “A Bend in the Road”, the July morning I photographed the angel amid the […]

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Square Cards

I’ve always liked a square format for artwork and photos and often visualize with this shape in mind. Of course, square images lend themselves perfectly to square greeting cards. The unusual shape is exciting to give and receive.  Mail in square formats costs extra and you can avoid the extra charge by using a standard-size […]

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Angel Daisies in June

Years ago I gave my sister some seeds from my Shasta daisies and she grew them into a huge daisy garden. “Angel Daisies” features a whitewashed angel she had placed in the garden of daisies and she looks right at home. I don’t know what she did to get her daisies to grow so fervently, […]

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My Animal Sympathy Cards Featured on The Contemporary Pet

My animal sympathy cards and remembrances were featured in an article on The Contemporary Pet. I met the blog author Lori Hilliard at the Pet and Equine Expo in May and was surprised to know another blogger connected to the same pet blogging network as me was so close. I look forward to getting to […]

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A Card for Every Occasion, “Inspired By Flowers”

All those photos you see me post? Aside from just being nice photos they often inspire poems, essays, paintings, and even a project like my “Inspired by Flowers” greeting cards. The cards are designed from those photos of my garden and yard and my walks along trails and natural areas for birthdays, friendship, sympathy, thank […]

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