Upcoming Events, June through September 2022

It’s just about time for show season to start! Over the winter I carefully considered how I wanted to manage my vendor show schedule. Last year I was in smaller weekly events like the farmers market with a few bigger events like Rock the Quarry and my own Open House events. The weekly schedule was […]

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Featured Feline Artwork and May Desktop Calendar: Highlighted Silhouette

  As soon as I knew Mr. Sunshine needed some extra support I decided I’d feature him for May’s featured artwork and desktop calendar. This New Member print is a signed digital print of “Highlighted Silhouette”. This print is 7 x 10 and matted with a pure white mat to fit an 11 x 14 […]

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May Nature Desktop Calendar: My Mother’s Columbines

Another piece borne of January inspiration in my seed and flower catalogs, this little bunch of columbines was so joyful that it stayed with me. One of my favorite flowers, it is also a favorite of my mother, and I gave this painting to her as a birthday present one year. She has since passed […]

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The Resurrection Painting, for Easter

For the past few months I’ve been working on a multi-painting commission for a special friend. She wanted her own set of paintings of the mysteries of the rosary, the life and times of Jesus and his mother Mary, and some of her favorite Bible verses, of course including “The Resurrection”. My friend wanted a […]

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A Rework for My Tote Bags

Just like all the other products I make, I took some time this spring to go over the issues and snags I’d encountered with my tote bags last year, and did my best to resolve those issues and streamline my production. The Tote Bag Rework I had found a lightweight canvas for my tote bags […]

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Spring Colors and Themes in Cabochon Pendants

Wildflowers are beginning to bloom in the woods, the trees have a fuzz of green, red-tailed hawks constantly soar above on thermals against the bright blue sky, and the first butterflies aren’t far behind. I have a selection of seasonal cabochon pendants to brighten up your wardrobe. I’ve been visiting the woods and while I […]

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Custom Pet Memorial Votive, a Special Gift for Special People

Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Memorial Day, each is a day for a special gift, often something customized. A Custom Pet Memorial Votive is a gift for yourself to remember a beloved animal companion, or to send to a family member or friend to show you remember their companion too. While Memorial Day is a universal […]

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Emerging Spring

Though I’ve already walked the early spring woods barefoot, cold and overcast, rainy and even snowy weather persists. But damp and overcast are the days when the spring woods look like this, the heightened intensity of color, dense shadows and mist among the trees. A scene tucked away along my favorite trail, I’ve visualized this […]

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Commissioned Portrait: Bandit Stole His Daddy’s Heart

SOMETIMES WE DON’T realize until years later that a series of odd circumstances has an intention beyond our control; often this involves the entry of one of our most cherished animal companions into the sphere of our life, and our entry into theirs. Read more about Bandit and how I created his custom commissioned portrait […]

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Featured Feline Artwork and April Desktop Calendar: Two Cats After van Gogh 10th Anniversary

  It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since I saw the exhibit “Van Gogh Up Close” and came home with a head full of ideas—and that evening sketched Giuseppe and Mr. Sunshine on the landing for my first “Cats After van Gogh” sketch, a theme and style that’s stayed with me for over […]

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