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A Sign of Something: Peace, Love and Flowers

The peace sign is a peaceful blue, and the heart is a vibrant red, the flower is a sunflower, specifically a woodland sunflower, a motif you may see frequently on this site. The color is golden yellow, but the center is stippled on with copper metallic paint, just to give it a little sparkle and […]

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Another Exhibit for the Books, Seasons of the Panhandle Trail 2018

This year’s Rock the Quarry event was so busy I barely got out of my tent! That makes it very exciting—on Friday night, usually slower, I posted that I was hoarse from talking and didn’t have the chance to post anything until nearly 10:00 p.m. They are long days and run late, but it’s my […]

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My Mother’s Columbines Keepsake

My columbines aren’t blooming yet but they will be soon, and I can’t wait. I’ve always loved these unique flowers in all their color combinations and thoroughly enjoyed painting the original watercolor I used on this keepsake box. This box has my painting “My Mother’s Columbines” on the top, painted with deep forest green and […]

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“The Perfect Place” Keepsake Box, a Gift for the Gardener

Just one little careful study of sun on the bench and flowers, from anothers’ garden. My own garden bench should be so well landscaped. Use it to hold seed packets, or your own collection of heritage seeds, gloves and small tools, or small books and notes to have handy when planning next year’s garden so […]

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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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Wordless Wednesday: Handmade Chalkboard

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