I’ll be in touch to fly your little Nashville Warbler to you. Congratulations!
Here’s Bill to celebrate…
I’ve just added a collection of teeny original art pieces to my Etsy shop. To celebrate, one of these 8 pieces will be given away to one lucky reader!
To enter, visit my Etsy shop, choose the little bird you would most like to own, and link to the item here in the comments section. Easy peasy!
Open to international readers
The giveaway will be open for 48 hours
Closing on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 8:00pm (PST) when the winner will be chosen at random and announced here.
Nature is the coolest!
Yes, it’s taken too long for me to get my shop up and running and it’s been too long since I blogged. Josh and I are getting hitched in less than a month and a half! The wedding has turned into an intense craftapalooza and I’ve been completely distracted sewing pennant strings, planting terrariums (terraria?), making flowers….
Anywho… I’ve finally set up my Etsy shop. The three digital prints from the flower series paintings and a set of art cards from the bird series are available – and just in time for Mother’s Day! I’m new to this whole Etsy business, at least from the selling end, so I’m keen on feedback if you’ve got some.
Northern Flickers have been visiting our feeder on an almost daily basis! They are a type of woodpecker and normally bash away at logs on the ground to get insects (especially ants). Over the winter, the ants are scarce so they will resort to eating seeds. It takes a bit of maneuvering for them to get their long beaks into the tiny openings of the feeder. They are quite beautiful birds up close. Ambrose is convinced he could take ‘em. He chatters like mad through the window. Best not to tell him I’d bet on the bird.
The exhibition of my bird series, Fight/Flight, has been extended! The show was scheduled to come down on November 30th, but will remain on the lovely walls of Lüt Boutique until the end of December.
Need some gifts? Feeling spendy? How ’bout an original piece of artwork by yours truly?! Not so spendy? Affordable prints, clocks and cards are also available!
Summer is fading and it’s time to fall back in love with the cozy activities of autumn, like ART OPENINGS!
In participation with The Drift on Main, the chic Lüt Boutique is hosting an exhibition of my latest painting series! I’ve posted few of the bird paintings (here, here, here and here), but have been working on several others. Come see the series in person at the opening on Thursday, Sept. 30 from 6-9pm at Lüt Boutique .
The opening will be enhanced with a complimentary beverage and the mad skills of DJ Saucey, recently returned from Taiwan.
As I mentioned in my last post, I will also be at Lüt Boutique during The Drift on Main, Saturday and Sunday, October 2nd and 3rd from 11am – 6pm. Please come by and say hello!
I’ve finished another bird painting, this one with a little hermit thrush. I had the luck to see one in the backyard a few months ago and posted a sketch and picture.
I have been using a cheap little digital point-and-shoot for my web pics, but recently upgraded to a nicer camera. I took these pics before I got the new camera, but I can hardly wait to figure it out and get some decent pics of my paintings.
Here is the third of my bird paintings, and the second related to urban skyglow. It’s acrylic on a 30 x 30″ canvas. This time, I wanted to use a blue-green palette, much like the cast of fluorescent lights, rather than the warmer tones of the previous canvas.
This little bird is a Dark-eyed Junco. We had many of these birds visit our garden quite frequently in the late winter/early spring on their route north. These perky little birds migrate at night and tend to fly quite low, and are therefore often victims of the host of problems associated with the lights of our cities.