Tag Archives: nature

Two New Seasonal Votives

Mariposa is pleased to introduce two new handmade votives for the holidays—and don’t worry about Mariposa’s nose, these votives come with an LED tealight, purrfectly safe for fluffy kitties with curious noses! They feature this month’s featured feline and nature artwork, “Stained Glass Cats” and “Solstice”, this time on a 3.25″ round glass votive. I […]

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Shop Small, Shop Handmade on Small Business Saturday

Shop Small, Shop Handmade! Small Business Saturday gifts for $20 and under inspired by cats, nature and wildlife. Visit Portraits of Animals for unique handmade gifts. Visit my Handmade Gift Gallery. Visit Books.

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Dusk in the Woods Votive

When I made the Star of Wonder votive yesterday I also had Dusk in the Woods in mind if the technique worked. It did, and I couldn’t wait to see Dusk in the Woods on a votive too. Dusk in the Woods is a nearly square painting to I had to decide how to crop […]

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Found Along the Panhandle Trail Series Cube Keepsake Boxes

This set of cube-shaped papier-mâché boxes range in size from 9″ x 9″ to 3″ x 3″. Each box has five images, one on the top and each side, and is trimmed in a complementary color. All images are from the Panhandle Trail. You don’t need to buy the whole set, but you can certainly […]

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Wildflowers and Butterflies of the Panhandle Trail Pendants, and a Discount Through August 31

The cabochon pendants I’d made for my Seasons of the Panhandle Trail exhibit sold so well the first day that I made another set the next morning! Sunflowers and sweet peas, daisies and St. John’s Wort, and butterflies, in all the colors of summer! Above is a photo of the Panhandle Trail Collection of cabochons. […]

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Hot Off the Worktable: Set of Seven Keepsakes Inspired By Nature

Wildflowers, butterflies, seasonal art, muddy spring days, hot summer afternoons, crisp autumn mornings and quiet winter dusks, a set of seven cube-shaped keepsake boxes. Nature is so full of color and beauty I hardly know where to start or finish. Each box has five images, one on the top and each side, and is trimmed […]

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Birds and Butterflies and Wildflowers and all Cabochon Pendants 2 for $25

After I created all my fine feline pendant designs, I chose a dozen designs for new cabochons inspired by nature, from my gardens to the woods and trails. All are made from my photographs of butterflies, garden flowers, wildflowers and a hummingbird too. And a special discount on ALL my cabochons, nature and cats: buy […]

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Finding Inspirations

Where do I find my inspirations for the work I share here? And how do I awaken the spark of creativity each day? When we’re charged with being visually creative all day long in so many ways, be it painting or graphic design, or even in writing whether it’s creative or technical, something needs to […]

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“Discovery” Poster, Plaque or Print

I took a little side trip into the woods today. The trees are suddenly nearly in full leaf and in today’s sunny warmth the path has the feel of a summer afternoon. I took a few photos, of course, but I have so many already, as well as paintings. For Earth Day 2017 I designed […]

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Felines and Flowers Vintage Cigar Box Keepsakes

I posted on Monday about my big weekend project with vintage cardboard cigar boxes as I had gotten the bulk of the work on them finished, anticipating the Mother’s Day Vendor and Craft Show this Saturday. I finished up all 13 and because readers expressed an interested I also managed to get them listed on […]

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