November Nature Desktop Calendar: Soft November Afternoon

This little painting was done en plein air on a sunny November afternoon in 2006. I was photographing a conservation area owned by a conservation organization I worked with, and at that time I toted some art materials just about everywhere. The rich burnished colors of the remaining oak leaves and the ghostly white trunks […]

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Suncatchers in Upcycled Picture Frames

Something new—suncatchers! And Giuseppe stepped in to model while his mom was having a nap. I think he did pretty well! Remember all those annoying little metal frames we used for our photos, 3-1/2 x 5, 4 x 6, 5 x 7, thin, cheap metal colored gold or silver? I would see boxes of them […]

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October Nature Desktop Calendar: How Small Beneath the Sky

I don’t know what it was about this image as a photograph that stayed with me from the time I took it. It’s that sense of my tiny self, smaller than one of those dots in the valley below, under the huge sky above, the sense of infinity as night draws down, and eternity as […]

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New Nature-themed Garden Flags

What happened to September? Is it autumn already? Yes, and time for new garden flags! After a summer of experimentation with different materials and processes, we are ready to go into production with new designs for felines and nature. About the flags My new flags are 11″ x 15″ because my largest fabric transfers are […]

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Decorative Dishes Inspired By Wildflowers

Picking up on something I designed a couple of months ago, it’s time to start posting these decorative dishes! They are one of the things you’ll see at my in-person and virtual Open House coming up in October—more information below. These Decorative Dishes are roughly 6″ in diameter and about 1/2″ deep, made of polymer […]

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September Nature Desktop Calendar: Season of Plenty

While I often photograph butterflies and wildflowers in the wild, these were actually growing in a parking lot. When our town’s parking lots were rebuilt a few years ago standards for stormwater management were integrated into the plan, and a swale with plantings between the rows of cars was filled with native plants. Each year […]

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September Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: Kelly in Warm Colors

This sketch is a sweet memory, still one of my favorites, and one through which I still feel a deep bond with Kelly. The sketch is from April 17, 2012, and the light is coming around to that angle now as the daylight approaches the same position a few weeks before the autumnal equinox as […]

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August Featured Artwork Still Available, Get a Free Matted Print

I’m still working my way through a really big assignment and haven’t been able to choose my September featured artwork for nature or felines and put my monthly desktop calendars together. I know it’s going to be at least another day, so if you’d still like to register for an account and order a free […]

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And the Winner Is…Cotton Muslin With a Light Fabric Transfer!

The short news is, I’ll be selling garden flags again for the holiday shopping season this year! I am so happy to be able to offer these again, and making them myself gives me so much more versatility in size and shape, and a greater selection to offer at quantities that make sense, as well […]

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An Original Sold, and Sometimes Customers Have the Darnedest Ideas

I love this painting, and I was determined it would only go to the most loving home. Three years later, finally, it did! And in a very interesting circumstance. A longtime friend and customer has commissioned a number of portraits for herself and to give to friends as well as purchased several original pieces of […]

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