Category Archives: Handmade Gift Items

Decorative Wooden Trays With Autumn Wildflowers

Just a few decorative trays with autumn wildflower photos from the Panhandle Trail help to celebrate autumn. The larger tray is 10 x 14 and the smaller tray is 8 x 12, and made of lightweight unfinished wood. I paint the outside and inside, then adhere a print of the image on my high quality […]

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Ginger Tabbies on Tiles

More feline things that are orange. And though these two designs were based on a black tabby and a torbie, part of the fun of being an artist is I can make their stripes any color I want! I love my tiles with my art and photos transferred to the surface, but I also like […]

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Autumn Wildflower Votives Decorated for the Season

Arranging my display of votives here I kept looking at four with autumn wildflowers that I felt needed a little extra something. I pictured some burlap ribbon in autumn colors, some flower and leaf-shapd buttons and novelties and then some raffia too, and went to town with decorations. I decorated the top edge of them […]

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Autumn Colors, Autumn Themes in Cabochon Pendants

Last year’s flower show of pendants from the Panhandle Trail were a hit, so I made more for this year. But I could also picture other elements of nature, like the red-tailed hawks that constantly soar above against the blue sky, and the moon from my painting “Sycamore Moon”. I purchased a few bags of […]

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Ink and Watercolor Sketches Tiles

Back in 2012 when I was just a few months into my daily cat sketches I began experimenting with styles and media that I’d always wanted to use. One of these styles was the ink with watercolor wash style I’d seen so often on ceramic items like plates and vases, so as soon as I […]

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New Flower and Butterfly Votives

Last year when I prepared for my Panhandle Trail exhibit I really wanted to try out my idea for votives made from recycled pickle and condiment jars. The first idea was to handpaint them with designs using alcohol inks, but I knew I wanted a print of my image on there. I did not attempt […]

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Sitting Pretty Kitty Magnets and Pins

“Sitting Pretty” kitty refrigerator magnets and pins! These magnets and pins are made with a “cookie cutter” die I made myself designed from a sketch titled “Kitty in PInk”. Each one is cut from rolled polymer clay and baked, then hand-painted. Designs come in black, white, gray, tortie, black tabby and ginger tabby. Pins and […]

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Woodland Sunflowers Welcome September, a Votive and More

“Woodland Sunflowers” is different from all my other votives, and it’s because of an idea I had long before I began making these. This glass votive is etched inside by hand and finished with a handpainted design of woodland sunflowers based on one of my photos. It’s made from a repurposed glass roasted red pepper […]

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New Nature-themed Cabochon Pendants from the Panhandle Trail

Last year’s flower show of pendants from the Panhandle Trail were a hit, so I made more for this year. But I could also picture other elements of nature, like the red-tailed hawks that constantly soar above against the blue sky, and the moon from my painting “Sycamore Moon”. I purchased a few bags of […]

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Signs of the Cat, and Customization

These little signs are a combination of stenciling large areas and painting in smaller details, plus all hand-lettering. I have even had the chance to customize a few signs both as gifts and for personal purchases. I painted signs years ago, before I bought my house, and before everyone went digital: big sheets of plywood […]

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