Author Archives: Bernadette

For Someone Who Loves Columbines

Warm mornings and birds singing, when the columbines grow tall and bloom, that’s one of my favorite things about my spring garden. The pink columbines in the photo below were ones I transplanted from my mother’s garden to mine. If your mother was anything like mine, giving her something flowery was a perfect Mother’s Day […]

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My Award, Your Win, “Allegro Moderato”

Awards were announced in the Cat Writers’ Association 2018 Communications Contest on Saturday, May 18, during the three-day conference in St. Louis. I didn’t get to go to the conference and missed not only the awards banquet but also the speakers and seminars, networking, meeting with editors and seeing all the other cat writers and […]

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Signs of Peace & Love: Flowers & Butterflies

The peace sign is a peaceful blue, and the heart is a vibrant red, and from there we have two opinions. 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 […]

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Hearts and Paws Pet Care and Adoption Fair Saturday, June 22

SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2019, 9:30 – 3:00 Hearts and Paws Pet Ministry of Christ United Methodist Church’s 16th Annual Hearts and Paws Pet Adoption and Care Fair South Park Fairgrounds Agricultural Building Area 3734 Buffalo Drive, South Park, PA 15129 Admission is FREE At least 40 vendors and animal rescue organizations attend. ~~~ This is […]

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Featured Artwork: Suncatcher, 1989 ~ The Creative Cat

This sketch was among my four first pastels, painted in 1989. I remember studying the highlights on Allegro’s fur, and the light outside the window and on the wall, with the deep shadows. I’ve added it to my gallery of feline artwork. Read more on The Creative Cat: Featured Artwork: Suncatcher, 1989

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Flowers and Butterflies Cabochon Pendants, Two for $25.00

One of the things that’s always drawn me out into nature is the free flower show each year from the first thaw to the last frost. It’s happening out there right now with the floor of the woods covered with spring ephemerals all blooming in their turn. I already see the summer wildflowers putting up […]

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Commissioned Portrait Special for the One Who Taught You

In everyone’s life is at least one special person who shared a love of animals, and in that person’s life there is often an animal companion who is or was very special to them. Mother’s Day is in May and Father’s Day in June. Portraits take up to four weeks to complete, especially with framing […]

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Along the Trail in “Spring Woods”

Off in the woods in early spring to photograph the fresh new wildflowers, I love the woods itself, damp, muddy, brown and green, the sunshine suddenly muted by young leaves, the very air a pale green, the water far below running fast with spring rains. This trail is the one I walk to photograph most […]

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Looking Out on “Spring”

Sally looks out over a blooming yard to a deep spring landscape of Western Pennsylvania. “Spring” is the first of a quartet of paintings I was commissioned to paint to fit into a handmade frame featuring each of the four seasons. My customer loved white cats, and wanted to feature a white cat in there […]

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Red Trillium in the Spring Woods

May is all about wildflowers for me, each day a new flower blooming, everywhere you look, even the dandelions, I love them all. I took at least a half dozen photos of red trillium on this outing on the Panhandle Trail, but I love this photo of the red trillium for the interesting angle I […]

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