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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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Birds and Butterflies and Wildflowers Cabochon Pendants, and a Discount Through August

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—they were popular enough that several of then sold already at my open house this weekend but that just means I’ll be […]

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Yes? Tote, Summer Accessory or Reusable Shopping Bag

I’ve always wanted to see my lady leopard, “Yes?”, on a jute burlap bag. This line of shaped jute bags are more like purses than totes and very versatile. This vinyl-lined medium tote has sturdy handles and is a great summer accessory with a sundress or on a trip to the beach, and it’s also […]

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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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Yes? on a Medium Jute Tote Bag

I’ve been enjoying trying out the various pre-made tote bags I can purchase to print on. I’ve always wanted to see my lady leopard, “Yes?”, on a jute burlap bag and in my searches found a series of lined and shaped bags that are more like purses than totes. The bag is 12″ x 12″ […]

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Pet Day at Slippery Rock Campground Association May 27

 Sunday, May 27, 2018 Pet Day at Slippery Rock Campground Association 1150 W Park Rd, Slippery Rock, PA 16057 SRCA Ball Field … 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Also a Pet Parade Contest and Rabies Clinic Pet Food & Supply drive to benefit the non-profit rescues in attendance. Visit Slippery Rock Campground Association website for […]

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Tired of Winter, Join This Gull

What can you say about gulls that is unique, since this is pretty much what they do all day? I’ve done a few other gull paintings and intend to do a few more, but unless I start numbering them I have to find something about this gull, “[Adjective] Gull”, that will make this painting different […]

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February Nature Desktop Calendar: Sparkling Gems

The reference photo for this painting was taken on a bright January day with lots of snow cover, and waited about five years to be painted. The mallards were floating on Chartiers Creek where it flows under Main Street on my walk to the bank and post office. The water is shallow there, and with […]

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Watching Birds in Snow

These birds were actually pecking around in the snow under a bird feeder, but their random order and little shadows were intriguing. This was done en plein air—but not outside so I wouldn’t cause the birds to fly off. In winter I have feeders visible from just about every window. Watching the birds gather, mill […]

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A Colorful View of Winter

This painting is entitled “Colorful”, 11″ x 15″, done in soft pastel on self-prepared board with marble dust and gesso. “Colorful” is one of my favorite duck images on Chartiers Creek from my walks to Main Street. I took the photo several years ago of the mallard balancing on one leg with morning sun reflecting […]

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