Author Archives: Bernadette

Original Painting Sold: April Cloud Study

I am so happy for this little painting, that it finally got to go home with someone. I painted it in 2013, en plein air, and decided to modify a frame to match it. Many people have looked at it, but until now no one even considered it. Once the weather turns warm and sunny […]

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January Nature Desktop Calendar: Library Avenue

One of our older neighborhoods, familiar in small towns all across the country, each house lined up with porches and dormers and flags and hedges that make it unique, and make it look like home. I carry with me a little pouch of art materials including pencils, gel pens, fountain pens, markers, charcoal and Conte […]

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Two Special Feline Originals Sold

It’s both calmly gratifying and thrilling that another person has considered the purchase of one of my original paintings at its higher value than a print they could easily choose, and that one of my inspirations is admired enough that another person not only likes to look at it, but they want to own it, […]

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Original Painting Sold: Snow at Night

One of the paintings I sold this year, this one at the holiday season, “Snow at Night” went home with someone who loves it. I love all my paintings or I wouldn’t share them, but this one wasn’t a favorite at first. As soon as I finished it that January night in 2013 I thought […]

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Bella! Dish Towels

These dishtowels are printed on premade 18″ x 32″ flour sack towels with my “Bella!” silhouette stenciled on the bottom edge. The design is 8″ wide so that you can fold the towel in thirds and still see the entire design. Read more on The Creative Cat: Marketplace: Bella! Dish Towels

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Winter Solstice, Stories for the Season

We’ve come around again to the shortest night of the year. As we’ve watched the days grow shorter, from this night we can begin to sense they are once again growing just a bit longer with each turn of the sun. Above is a photo of the spectacular Winter Solstice sunset in 2016. I sat […]

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What’s in the Shop, a Discount and Expedited Shipping Through December 21

I’ve maintained my display after my open house because local people are still visiting. You can visit too, virtually, with the slideshow below. But before the slideshow, here are your discounts and expedited shipping! My local customers get the open house sale first, then I extend it to everyone, including all of you readers. 25% […]

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Did You Miss Us? Still Some Shopping to Do!

Yes, we were missing for a few days! First, I had my open house here last weekend, December 13-15, and in preparations and during I never really had the chance to sit down and post. Then I discovered that one of my sites had been hacked and my whole account and all my websites were […]

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Bella! Totes, Accessories and Dish Towels

I made a couple new things with the Bella! design—accessory bags and dish towels. Click the images below to visit the product post and purchase. Bella! Accessory Bags I make each 5 x 8 bag from reclaimed natural linen fabric, stencil my “Bella!” silhouette and embellish with buttons sewn on by hand. White zipper closure. […]

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Small Handmade Accessory Bags

I finally got to an experiment I’ve been looking forward to, and to my joy and potential creative output, it worked! I created my own “fabric” swatches by printing the pattern on linen fabric using a fabric transfer, the kind often used for t-shirts and other garments, and the ones I use for various other […]

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