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Rennerdale Church Spring Arts & Crafts Fair May 5

Rennerdale Church Spring Arts & Crafts Fair Saturday, May 5 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. First United Presbyterian Church of Rennerdale 151 Noblestown Road, Rennerdale, PA 15106 www.rennerdalepresbyterian.org I’ll be outside in my tent! This event I’ll feature “felines and flowers”, both my inspirations from my cats and from nature and wildlife. I’ll be introducing […]

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Thinking of Spring With Tulip Keepsakes

Ah, Spring, and spring flowers! These vintage cigar box keepsakes are covered with the colors of bright spring tulips from two paintings I’ve done, ready for early Mother’s Day gifts or for your own use as gifts or gift boxes, jewelry or photo boxes, or for decorative storage for special keepsakes. These cigar boxes are […]

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22 Cats Keepsake Box for Very Special Cat Things

For years I’ve looked at collages of cats on fabric and wrapping paper and notepaper and storage boxes. This pattern is a collage of all 16 portraits—22 cats in all—included in my Great Rescues Day Book. I’ve painted portraits of pets since 1992 and I’d always wanted to publish them somehow, and since most are […]

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Curving Silhouette Trinket Dish

This 4” round curved dish is made from natural white polymer clay, handpainted with black design adapted from a daily sketch. The design is adapted from a daily sketch that was actually made from cut paper, in black of course, and Mimi was the model, “Curving Silhouette”. Each dish is formed and painted individually, and […]

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Decorate for Spring With a Tray of Roses

I’ve always studied the sorts of decorative trays used for a dresser or vanity and the art that was featured on them and pictured my floral artwork there for years. This lightweight 10″ x 13″ pine wood tray has a print of my painting “Small Roses” adhered in the bottom. I then painted the tray […]

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“The Eye Model” Keepsake Box

This photo has long been one of my favorites, taken in my studio where the lighting was good and Giuseppe was getting drowsy supervising me, hence the bedroom eyes. Use for storage for small items, photos or special keepsakes, or use as gift boxes. I choose a variety of papier mâché boxes from the craft […]

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