Familiar Winter Scene

The graceful curve of the railroad tracks in any season, because I admire it all the time, is an inspiration to create. In the starkness of the snowy day, the minimized palette honestly black and white even in a photo, the trees rising straight up all around, marching up the steep hill toward the sky […]

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Resolve to Keep Dates and Events Organized With “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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January Special: Cabochon Pendants, Two for $25.00

When I got ready for my open house in December I made a few dozen more feline cabochon pendants, some I’d made before and also new art and photos, like the orange kitty you see in this photo, and with new cabochon plates, plain circles in a bigger variety of metal finishes as well as […]

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Sah’Side Pittsburgh

I stepped out of a shop on a lukewarm January day and saw a feast of color and detail. “Sah’Side”. It’s still one of my favorite photos of Pittsburgh. If you know Pittsburgh, PA, you know that “Sah’Side” is how we pronounce “South Side” in Pittsburghese, and also that part of town is just as […]

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Wildlife Artwork Originals, 25% Off

Even if you live in the city you’ll find wildlife everywhere. Of these two paintings, one was on the creek near me and the other in my own back yard. Both are matted and framed and ready to go home. All original artwork 25% off Each season when I publish my quarterly Nature & Wildlife […]

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“Bath” Decorative Dishes in Peach and Violet

When I made the “Trees of the Trail” coasters I really liked how the white washes turned out, both catching in the grooves impressed from each leaf and also lightly coating the surface, giving them a patina that added to the dimension. I’d wanted to impress a stamp again but this time without ink, using […]

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Two Summer Waterscapes from Canoeing on My Local Creek, 25% Off

From photos taken while canoeing on Chartiers Creek on hot summer nights a decade or more ago, I still remember that perfect sunset and the still water at that bend in the creek, and the storm that crashed through and left a delicate pink mist in the air. I also remember painting each one and […]

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A “Work” Anniversary | Paths I Have Walked

January 1 is the anniversary of the day I began working at home and it’s very easy to remember what year I’m celebrating because that day was January 1, 2000. I could live on what I earned as a freelancer, the art sales were gravy, my office was set up, my car was paid off […]

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Snow on Quince Blossoms, The Spring Kitten Print

My welcome of Spring in a matted and framed hand-tinted linoleum block print of a tiny white kitten nestled on a branch with pink spring blossoms and green leaf buds, though it actually references the blooms in the January thaw. I once had a pure white long-haired kitty with pea green eyes and a pink […]

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Floral Artwork Originals From Spring and Summer Days, 25% Off

Florals and still life mean sunshine and warm temperatures, and for me playing in my garden and walks on the trails. Each of these framed original paintings is $50 or $75, and with a 25% discount that makes them $37.50 or $56.25. The pair of fruit paintings in matching frames are $75.00 for the pair, […]

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