Archive for March, 2009

An Artist’s Fancy

Monday, March 30th, 2009

  Click on drawings for better image.

Ah, tis Spring and it is the time for this artist’s fancy to turn to her upcoming show in Marfa, TX.  I have about half of the images I need for the show and sketches for the rest.   The sun is shining so it’s nice and warm in the studio. Bees are buzzing.  The apricot tree has finished blooming and there is small green fruit.  The Hormonal birds chirping like little feathery idiots. 

The Best Bear

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

I have been given, by the heads of various countries, the task of figuring out which is the best bear.   You might think that this task is difficult, well it’s not.  I already knew which  bear I would pick.  But, for the sake of the millions of dollars I have gotten in grants and donations I thought I would create a top 4 list of bears, ending with numero uno.

Fourth place goes to a bear I like to call a Freaky-Ass Eye Bear, or more commonly known as the Sun Bear.  I have no idea where they even live, but just image coming across one in a forest and seeing those weird eyes.  Yuck.    He gets points for being un-cuddly (cuddly is just silly), but is fourth because of those Freaky-Ass eyes.

Ah, the Panda.  Sex symbol of the bear world.  People are obsessed with getting these guys to get-it-on.   I saw one at the zoo once.  All I saw was a big black and white fuzzy lump pased out in a tree.  Probably exhausted from having so much sex.

Second place goes to the grizzly.   Very close to being on top except for an annoying fact: when they sleep their nose whistles.  I don’t know if it is allergies, or sleep apnea, or what, but it’s fairly constant.  In the mid 19th century early travelers in the Rocky Mountains suffered from loss of sleep due to the large concentration of Grizzlies and the constant nose whistling.

  Finally, the Best Bear.  No it’s not a stupid Polar Bear, it’s a white Spirit Bear.  It’s also known as the Kermode Bear, but who would want to be called that when you could be called the SPIRIT BEAR, ahhhhhh…..  They live somewhere up in Canada, and because of a freak gene they are white and so magical, ahhhhhh…….  They hold a government position as Offical Bear of British Columbia, and regularly host embassy parties.

I think I have earned all that grant money and will be open to speaking engagements on the topic.

Behold the wonderfulness.

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Look what I found!

By Valerina15

http://www.flickr.com/photos/valerina15/3328416529/

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6488693

http://thequeenv.typepad.com/

 

Notice the mixing of two of my patterns!  Great idea.

by awonderfultreat

This one isn’t finished, but I just looked at Flickr and there was a image, just loaded , of the finished piece.

Check it out.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/awonderfultreat/3329527476/

http://www.awonderfultreat.etsy.com

http://GloriousRegalia.etsy.com

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March’s Embroidery Pattern

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

  I really liked what everyone did with the Heart, Bird and Flowers pattern that was last January’s free pattern.  Quite a few of you stated that you liked that style.  For this month’s pattern I did a simular folk style pattern with a bunny.  Can’t wait to see what you do with this one.

Click on the pattern image to see full size pattern.