Category Archives: photographs

“A Good Traveler” Print or Poster

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” ~Lao-Tzu in Chapter 27 of the Tao te Ching, tr. Stephen Mitchell It doesn’t mean you make no plans, just that you enjoy all the unplanned destinations and experiences as well as the planned destination. Posting the photos I entered in the […]

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“A Pittsburgh Perspective” Exhibit Submissions

The first exhibit of the year, I dropped off submissions to the North Hills Art Center “A Pittsburgh Perspective” exhibit to benefit the nonprofit West View Hub which offers a variety of resources to the community. Usually, I enter paintings to these exhibits, but the artwork needs to be recent, and I don’t have any […]

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The Creative Cat New Year Newsletter

Happy Mew Year New Inspirations for 2022 Building on 2021 My goal for 2021, with my newly-established studio spaces, well-stocked materials and updated equipment, was to create more new things in the new year. But what became my motivational force was actually updating the way I made the things I had already designed. I not […]

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Nature & Wildlife New Year Newsletter

The Light Returns It’s hard to believe it’s the new year already! I said that last year at this time too, but these odd years seem to move so slowly, and then suddenly they are gone. And what have I done? Not as much new artwork as I had planned, but I did get back […]

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November Nature Desktop Calendar: The Bench

I took a photo of this brilliant scene years ago, one of the first photos I took with my brand hew Pentax K1000 film camera. A couple of decades later I was surprised one autumn morning to see it wasn’t terribly different. I pulled the original photo and saw the trees hadn’t quite grown in […]

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Featured Feline Artwork and October Desktop Calendar: Enter Three WITCHES

  I’ve gotten some pretty unique photos of my cats, and this one is one of the most unique. Gathering around the lamp is interesting enough, especially this little hurricane-style lamp. Then add a pumpkin because it was October, and it’s a one-of-a-kind experience. Register for an account on Portraits of Animals and get a […]

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October Nature Desktop Calendar: The Lichen Tree

What treasures we find if we only turn and look. Is that awesome or what? There are so many colors of leaves in this one small area, but the lichen tree, as I named it, is actually completely dead and bare, is what really makes it for me. The sun had been covered by overcast […]

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The Woods in Spring in Black and White Film

I always include a good bit of photography in my Panhandle Trail exhibit and like to share some interesting views on common scenes. A mini-exhibit within the larger exhibit I included this year was a walk through the spring woods, typically full of emergent color and shape, but this time in black and white film. […]

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Upcoming Exhibit: Seasons on the Panhandle Trail, August 27 and 28

Seventh Annual Exhibit SUN SHADOW ICE & SNOW seasons along the panhandle trail featured artwork “Emerging Spring” featuring art, photography and poetry of and about the Panhandle Trail plus paintings & sketches from prior exhibits prints of paintings and photos handmade gift items inspired by the trail Opening Friday August 27, 2021 5:00 P.M. through […]

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Summery Flowery Tote Bags

Inspired by summer flowers in my yard and beyond, here are three roomy totes for shopping, for the beach, or even for a nice big purse. I made three flower designs, and have more in mind. Below is “Greenhouse Gerberas”, an oil pastel painting I created from photos I’d take at a favorite greenhouse. I’ve […]

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