Tag Archives: nature

Organize With Nature, “Found Along the Panhandle Trail” Series Cube Keepsake Boxes

Are you sorting photos or correspondence, even bills? Clean up 2019 and start 2020. Colorful boxes inspired by flowers, butterflies and scenes of the Panhandle Trail will make the job easier and be prettier to look at than an old box. This set of cube-shaped papier-mâché boxes ranges in size from 9″ x 9″ to […]

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Plans For a New Year

My last year ended and new year began with sales of a few original paintings and sketches, including “Promises to Keep”, above, which I decided was a very fitting image to announce three plans for art and merchandise in the coming year. Selling an original painting opens up space in my studio, gallery and my […]

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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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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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December Nature Desktop Calendar: Snow at Night

What looks more warm and welcoming in this month of holidays and celebrations than a home with warm yellow windows on a snowy night? From the window at the back of my house I can see out over the valley and the hill beyond. When it snows at night the scene is transformed from black […]

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November Nature Desktop Calendar: Nature’s Ornaments

In a row of trees growing wild along the railroad tracks brightening up an overcast November day, this was one of no fewer than three varieties of crabapples along my walk. At a time when the days are noticeably shorter and the darkness comes early, what a joy to find these colorful decorations provided by […]

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Misty October Mornings

Some of my favorite photos have been found unexpectedly, when I’ve chanced upon a natural circumstance and happened to have my camera. So it was with this misty October morning walk to the grocery store. I dropped my car off for inspection at a station just blocks from my house and took a walk from […]

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October Nature Desktop Calendar: Birches 1, Autumn Showers

From the time I met the paper birch in our front yard I have always been attracted to the delicately detailed white bark of birch trees which seemed to emit its own faint light in any season. Here, in the darkness of the woods, the grouping of white trunks looks like a crowd clustered for […]

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September Nature Desktop Calendar: Main Street September Morning

I love quiet little street scenes, and living in a small town they aren’t difficult to find. I took the reference photo for this early on a Saturday morning in early September 2015. The day was already hot, still holding the heat of August, and a bit of a mist had risen when the sun […]

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