September Nature Desktop Calendar: Main Street September Morning

I love quiet little street scenes, and living in a small town they aren’t difficult to find. I took the reference photo for this early on a Saturday morning in early September 2015. The day was already hot, still holding the heat of August, and a bit of a mist had risen when the sun […]

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Woodland Sunflowers Welcome September, a Votive and More

“Woodland Sunflowers” is different from all my other votives, and it’s because of an idea I had long before I began making these. This glass votive is etched inside by hand and finished with a handpainted design of woodland sunflowers based on one of my photos. It’s made from a repurposed glass roasted red pepper […]

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“Awakening” in Warm Autumn Colors

Cool nights and pleasant sunny days make me think of autumn even though it’s still August. I looked at my framed version of this print and knew it was time to share this hand-tinted color combination. When I created this 16″ round linoleum block print in 2004, I’d intended for it to be versatile. Beginning […]

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New Nature-themed Cabochon Pendants from the Panhandle Trail

Last year’s flower show of pendants from the Panhandle Trail were a hit, so I made more for this year. But I could also picture other elements of nature, like the red-tailed hawks that constantly soar above against the blue sky, and the moon from my painting “Sycamore Moon”. I purchased a few bags of […]

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Seasons on the Panhandle Trail, “Wild Apples”

Sixth Annual Exhibit SUN SHADOW ICE & SNOW seasons along the panhandle trail “Wild Apples” featuring poetry inspired by the trail & woods plus paintings & sketches from prior exhibits prints of paintings and photos handmade gift items inspired by the trail Opening Friday August 23, 2019 5:00 P.M. through Saturday August 24 11:00 P.M. […]

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Upcoming Exhibit: Seasons on the Panhandle Trail, “Wild Apples” August 23 and 24

Sixth Annual Exhibit SUN SHADOW ICE & SNOW seasons along the panhandle trail “Wild Apples” featuring poetry inspired by the trail & woods plus paintings & sketches from prior exhibits prints of paintings and photos handmade gift items inspired by the trail Opening Friday August 23, 2019 5:00 P.M. through Saturday August 24 11:00 P.M. […]

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Small Kitty Keepsake Boxes, Gift or Gift Box

I have a baker’s dozen of small keepsake boxes featuring a variety of fine felines in a varity of styles from my portfolio of art. They are made of cardboard or mache, and I leave them unfinished inside. Use them to store your kitty’s keepsakes or your own, or jewelry or office items and much […]

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Paths I Have Walked is Heading to an Exhibit

As I’m preparing for my sixth annual Sun Shadow Ice & Snow: Seasons on the Panhandle Trail exhibit in two weeks, it’s exciting to know that this painting from my 2016 exhibit will be heading to another exhibit just a few days later. The exhibit, “Collective Works of Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators”, is hosted by […]

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New Feline Fine Art Cards, “Mimi in the Formal Garden”

I was very honored and excited when Deb Barnes, president of the Cat Writers’ Association, contacted me at the end of March with a very special commission.  She wanted to know if I could create the artwork for the thank you note that would be given by the organization to the many sponsors, donors and […]

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My Home Town Celebrates its 125th Anniversary

This year the town of Carnegie, Pennsylvania turns 125 years old. This weekend is the big celebration on Main Street. This weekend is the big celebration. I don’t travel too far to paint and sketch, but find new perspectives to share on the most familiar things around me. I have many paintings and photos of […]

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