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Gift Boxes

This gallery displays all of my Gift Boxes.

Box view from the side and top.

This full-lid gift box is gloss coated in black on the lid and white on the bottom, fully white on the inside. On this box I’ve covered only the top with a print of “Mewsette on the Afghan”. Box measures 5″ wide x 7.25″ deep x 4″ high. Price includes shipping.

Use for storage for small items, photos or special keepsakes, or use as gift boxes.

The local vendor who makes the greeting card boxes I purchase makes all types of small display packaging. I found they had these black gloss-covered boxes in three sizes on clearance. Black cats, black boxes, what could happen there? It’s taken me a few years to get around to using them, but you’ll be seeing plenty of them coming up soon, until I run out of them.

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Mewsette nearly blends in with the afghan.

I’ll admit, this took a little longer than the usual 15 minutes maximum. I’ve been holding off the sketches with this afghan just because I knew they’d be time-consuming for part of the charm is the detail of all the colors. Today I could not pass up pretty Mewsette quietly napping on the afghan, especially when she opened her big yellow eyes. I drew the basic sketch in black, then later filled in the colors with every marker I have in the house. This afghan is more muted than this sketch shows, but I like the bright colors too.

I love that old afghan. My mother crocheted it years ago from a 1944 pattern book out of scraps of wool yarn. Each granny square is made of four rows, each a different color, with one last row of black; when the squares are sewn together there are two rows of black between each color set which gives it this stained-glass effect.

In creating my Daily Sketches of my cats I experiment and work in a different style and medium each day. You can read more about these three sketches and other on The Creative Cat (www.thecreativecat.net).

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Black and Light small gift box

This full-lid gift box is gloss coated in black on the lid and white on the bottom, fully white on the inside. On this box I’ve covered only the top with a print of “Black and Light”. Box measures 5″ wide x 7.25″ deep x 4″ high. Price includes shipping.

Use for storage for small items, photos or special keepsakes, or use as gift boxes.

The local vendor who makes the greeting card boxes I purchase makes all types of small display packaging. I found they had these black gloss-covered boxes in three sizes on clearance. Black cats, black boxes, what could happen there? It’s taken me a few years to get around to using them, but you’ll be seeing plenty of them coming up soon, until I run out of them.

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Giuseppe and Mr. Sunshine were cuddling on my drafting table the other day, the sun streaming in the window onto the white surface, and I decided right then that the figures silhouetted against the table, and Mr. Sunshine’s features, furs and whiskers alight against Giuseppe’s black fur, would be my first scratchboard subject. I could see it as I looked at them.

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This full-lid gift box is gloss coated in black on the lid and white on the bottom, fully white on the inside. On this box I’ve covered only the top with a print of “Are You Looking at Me?”. Box measures 5″ wide x 7.25″ deep x 4″ high. Price includes shipping.

Use for storage for small items, photos or special keepsakes, or use as gift boxes.

The local vendor who makes the greeting card boxes I purchase makes all types of small display packaging. I found they had these black gloss-covered boxes in three sizes on clearance. Black cats, black boxes, what could happen there? It’s taken me a few years to get around to using them, but you’ll be seeing plenty of them coming up soon, until I run out of them.

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This is the guy who started it all–and nearly the last one to have his portrait done! He fostered every stray kitten and cat I ever brought into my home, and shepherded me through the ups and downs of the fifteen years he was with me. More intelligent than many people I’ve met, friends of mine will remember him as the cat who opened the refrigerator door, took out a container, opened it, and helped himself to the contents. I’ve used his image in other works, but I’ve finally decided that the best depiction of his personality is of him being silly, rolling around in the sun and making sure I noticed how handsome he was.

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This full-lid gift box is gloss coated in black on the lid and white on the bottom, fully white on the inside. On this box I’ve covered only the top with a print of “Ready for a Swim”. Box measures 5″ wide x 7.25″ deep x 4″ high. Price includes shipping.

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The local vendor who makes the greeting card boxes I purchase makes all types of small display packaging. I found they had these black gloss-covered boxes in three sizes on clearance. Black cats, black boxes, what could happen there? It’s taken me a few years to get around to using them, but you’ll be seeing plenty of them coming up soon, until I run out of them.

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This painting was a commissioned portrait. Cassie and Tyler were also best friends. Cassie was the lead dog so Tyler could act like a big playful puppy, but the two were very close and had to be playing with or at least touching each other all the time. They were mixed breeds but advertised as retrievers, but the results of bad backyard breeding showed only in some physical features and health—they were Labs through and through. Trained as search and rescue dogs, they were social and outgoing, adored water and any type of play involving carrying something.

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This full-lid gift box is gloss coated in black on the lid and white on the bottom, fully white on the inside. On this box I’ve covered only the top with a print of “Small Roses”. Box measures 5″ wide x 7.25″ deep x 4″ high. Price includes shipping.

Use for storage for small items, photos or special keepsakes, or use as gift boxes.

The local vendor who makes the greeting card boxes I purchase makes all types of small display packaging. I found they had these black gloss-covered boxes in three sizes on clearance. Black cats, black boxes, what could happen there? It’s taken me a few years to get around to using them, but you’ll be seeing plenty of them coming up soon, until I run out of them.

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Just one little sliver of sunlight crept through the blind and that was all it took to illuminate these old roses in a tiny glass vase. I stood in my kitchen and sketched this as quickly as possible before the light changed.

These are roses that I grow, am unbelievably bright pink pasture rose and an ancient deep red sweet-smelling climbing rose. Blooming plentifully in June, I placed them in an inexpensive glass bowl; they fall apart rather quickly but I still wanted to enjoy them indoors. I had prepared a number of drawing surfaces on old pieces of mat board, this being a combination of gesso and marble dust applied in a thick impasto, leaving deep brush marks for whatever I drew on it.

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This full-lid gift box is gloss coated in black on the lid and white on the bottom, fully white on the inside. On this box I’ve covered only the top with a print of “Pink Pasture Roses”. Box measures 5″ wide x 7.25″ deep x 4″ high. Price includes shipping.

Use for storage for small items, photos or special keepsakes, or use as gift boxes.

The local vendor who makes the greeting card boxes I purchase makes all types of small display packaging. I found they had these black gloss-covered boxes in three sizes on clearance. Black cats, black boxes, what could happen there? It’s taken me a few years to get around to using them, but you’ll be seeing plenty of them coming up soon, until I run out of them.

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My pink pasture roses are enthusiastically blooming. They are an old-fashioned native rose, brilliant pink but “single”, meaning they have only one row of petals, five in total in that row. Their thorns, a mix of short, medium and long and all needle sharp, line their stems as numerous as salt grains on a pretzel, and I, typically gloveless in every situation, will don gloves when I cut a bouquet to put in the vase by my door. The scent of roses can be cloying and even heavy, but these roses smell light and fresh, like a clean June morning. Unhybrid and totally native, they are as tough as the clay they will grown in. This rose was in the yard when I moved in, and may have been here for decades; in my experience all those old roses were a tough bunch, disappearing under the lawnmower’s blade only to reappear the next year, or sprouting up in an untended yard where they had been long forgotten.

They fall apart rather quickly when cut, but I still do to enjoy them near me. Years ago I did a small quick daily sketch of a bunch of these and my red climbing roses that is one of my favorite still lifes.

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This full-lid gift box is gloss coated in black on the lid and white on the bottom, fully white on the inside. On this box I’ve covered only the top with a print of “Autumn Nectar”. Box measures 5″ wide x 7.25″ deep x 4″ high. Price includes shipping.

Use for storage for small items, photos or special keepsakes, or use as gift boxes.

The local vendor who makes the greeting card boxes I purchase makes all types of small display packaging. I found they had these black gloss-covered boxes in three sizes on clearance. Black cats, black boxes, what could happen there? It’s taken me a few years to get around to using them, but you’ll be seeing plenty of them coming up soon, until I run out of them.

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This is one of many photos of butterflies, native plants and autumn wildflowers from along the Panhandle Trail. You can read about my annual exhibit on the trail, “Sun Shadow Ice & Snow: Seasons Along the Panhandle Trail” and see more photos and paintings.

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This full-lid gift box is gloss coated in black on the lid and white on the bottom, fully white on the inside. On this box I’ve covered only the top with a print of “Monarch Habitat”. Box measures 5″ wide x 7.25″ deep x 4″ high. Price includes shipping.

Use for storage for small items, photos or special keepsakes, or use as gift boxes.

The local vendor who makes the greeting card boxes I purchase makes all types of small display packaging. I found they had these black gloss-covered boxes in three sizes on clearance. Black cats, black boxes, what could happen there? It’s taken me a few years to get around to using them, but you’ll be seeing plenty of them coming up soon, until I run out of them.

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I took this photo at one of the many conservation areas I’ve worked with over the years.

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All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or a product including this image, check to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit “purchasing” for availability and terms.